Valdosta Daily Times


April 29, 2012

Summer Movies 2012

The Superhero, The Remake and The Comedy rule this year’s box office

- — The summer movie season is upon us and it looks to be exactly what folks have come to expect from summer movies: Plenty of superheroes, comedies, remakes, sequels, big budgets, computer imagery, etc. What movie-goers may not find this year is a dramatic hit such as “The Help,” which was released late last summer. The Valdosta Daily Times has gathered several movies to expect throughout this summer.

The Avengers, May 4. This movie has been several years and several movies in the making. From the two “Ironman” movies to “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor” and “Captain America,” each movie’s credits included a scene leading to “The Avengers,” teaming all of these Marvel Comics superheroes and more and kicking off the summer movie season.

Dark Shadows, May 11. Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton team up again for what will surely be a quirky movie take on the 1960s gothic soap opera where characters didn’t only have to worry about who’s cheating on whom but they also had to contend with vampires, werewolves, witches and ghosts. Depp plays lead character Barnabas Collins, a 1700s vampire freed from a curse in the 1960s.

The Dictator, May 11. Sacha Baron Cohen made a huge cultural splash with his “Borat” several years ago. He created a bit of a dust-up with this character recently spilling what he claimed were the ashes of Kim Jong Il on Ryan Seacrest during the Oscars. Here, Cohen plays a dictator in a scripted comedy.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting, May 11. Four couples are expecting babies, starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, etc.

Battleship, May 18. A movie based on a 1970s children’s game? Yeah, but who would have ever thought a Disney ride would have become a successful franchise? Think “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Here, Navy battleships must stop an alien invaders at sea. You sank my Battleship! Only time will tell.

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