By Emily Keahey
As summer approaches, the box office is gearing up for the release of some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year.
Films from every genre are poised to make blockbuster history and wow fans.
Release Date: May 14
Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, the team that created Gladiator have come together to produce another great action movie, Robin Hood.
The story follows Robin Longstride, an archer in the army of King Richard Coeur de Lion. After the king dies, Robin and his men must fight against corruption and oppression in the town of Nottingham, but their adventures don’t stop there.
This movie is rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of
warfare, and some sexual content.
Iron Man 2
Release Date: May 7
Expected to be as successful as the first blockbuster, Iron Man 2 is sure to be a hit with viewers. In this action-packed sequel, billionaire investor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to fight new enemies. Afraid that his technology will slip into the wrong hands, Stark refuses to reveal his secrets to the military, despite pressure from the press, public and government.
With the help of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Stark will form new alliances and face new challenges. This movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.
Shrek Forever After
Release Date: May 21
After saving the princess, getting married and having kids, Shrek (Mike Myers) is on a new adventure. In the fourth movie, Shrek Forever After, Shrek gets tricked by Rumpelstiltskin and ends up in a backwards Far, Far Away where Fiona no longer knows him and ogres are hunted.
Just like the other Shrek movies, this is sure to be fun for the whole family.
It is rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Release Date: June 30
The third movie in the series of wildly popular vampire novels will premier this summer. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be action packed, as Victoria leads an army of vampires to seek her revenge.
The love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) will continue to intensify, as they both fight to save the woman they love. Bella will eventually have to choose between the two men she loves. This movie is not yet rated.
The Last Airbender
Release Date: July 2
Director M. Night Shyamalan’s newest movie promises to impress. It is based on the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender.
In a world where there were once four peaceful nations, Water, Earth Fire and Air; Aang (Noah Ringer) a young boy who has the ability to manipulate the elements, will have to accept his destiny and leave his childish ways behind
when war begins to consume his world. This movie has not yet been rated.
Hollywood seems to have covered its bases with highly anticipated movies set to premier in every genre.
With all these great films, it looks like going to the movies will be a great way to escape the summer heat.