This article was written by Fanpop guest contributor Kailyn T.
It’s that time of year again - summer blockbuster time! Here’s a list of five 2014 summer blockbusters that we just can’t wait to see.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Release Date: May 2, 2014)
How much do we love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man)? (Answer: a lot.) And how perfect is his real-life lady love, Emma Stone, for the part of Gwen Stacy? (Answer: very.) The first movie was way more enjoyable than Sam Raimi’s trilogy, so we’re super excited to see the next installment in Marc Webb’s series (yes, seriously - his last name is “Webb”). Jaime Foxx’s Electro and Paul Giamatti’s The Rhino are shaping up to be interesting villains indeed, going by the trailers.
(Release Date: May 16, 2014)
Fans of the Godzilla franchise have been dying to get the taste of the 1998 Matthew Broderick movie out of their mouths, and this Godzilla film may do just that. We admit, it looks like it may go a bit overboard at times with its dramatic acting, but we’re still going to see it just the same because hey, it’s Godzilla (“Gojirrraaaa!”). Some folks were worried that this might be the next Cloverfield (i.e. that you never really see the monster), but going by the most recently released extended trailer, we got a good look at Godzilla’s face, so that bodes well.
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Release Date: June 27, 2014)
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox have long since left this franchise. Fear not. With Mark Wahlberg helming this fourth robot epic from director Michael Bay there will be plenty of testosterone to go around (and you know Bay will be sure to put a new, undiscovered bombshell with plenty of curves in to the film as well). The Transformers franchise has never been high-art, but you can be sure that you’ll be treated to a spectacle of explosions, amazing visuals and non-stop action sequences. Oh, and did we mention that the Dinobots will be in this film as well?
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Release Date: July 18, 2014)
There are so many things to love about the latest installment of X-Men films that even if the plot isn’t all that great, we’ll still happily shell out money to see it. James McAvoy (young “Professor X”) is our favorite hottie, though there are plenty of others (Nicholas Hoult [“Beast”], Hugh Jackman [“Wolverine”], Michael Fassbender [“Magneto”] - the list goes on).
Plus, our girl, Jennifer Lawrence, is back as Mystique, and Bryan Singer (director of the original X-Men and X-Men 2) returns to direct. Evan Peters from American Horror Story is here, too, as “Quicksilver.”
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (Release Date: July 25, 2014)
We admit, when we first heard of this film, we weren’t thrilled. How can you take a film seriously that has a CGI raccoon as one of its main characters? But we changed our tune after seeing the trailer. Thankfully, it seems the film doesn’t try to take itself too seriously - it has a sense of humor that makes us think of Spaceballs, so this may be one of the more lighthearted comic book movies to have ever hit the screen, proving that comic book movies don’t always have to be so serious.
Finally, if you are itching for blockbuster movie season and haven't seen Captain America 2 yet, what are you waiting for? Get out there and watch it!