Hopefully by now you will have seen Avengers Assemble. That should’ve whet the appetite for what is going to be an amazing summer of great films. With May already off to a fantastic start, lets see the next two big releases of the month, just in time for planning a break away from the books.
Dark Shadows is yet another collaboration between Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, on course for their eighth outing. Based on a 1960′s US soap opera, it follows Barnabas Collins (Depp), an 18th Century playboy who breaks the heart of a witch. The witch buries him alive and he wakes up a vampire in the 1970s to find his estate in disarray and his descendants with their own dark secrets. The trailer gives the impression of a funny yet dark movie that is definitely worth a look. It stars Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley and Jonny Lee Miller and is released May 11.
Men In Black III – Who isn’t looking forward to this? Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return as agents K and J. J (Smith) finds out that K (Jones) has not quite told him everything. After his superior’s disappearance, J is very willing to find out answers. He travels back in time to team up with a younger K (the perfectly cast Josh Brolin) to find out the secrets, rescue his partner and save human kind. A second sequel has been on the long finger for a while, so it’s fantastic to finally see that the day has almost come. The trailer looks as witty as the first two films and casting Josh Brolin as a young Tommy Lee Jones is looking like a masterstroke. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger and Bill Hader and will be released here May 25.
These two blockbusters are only a taster of what’s to hit theatres during what is to be a movie-drenched summer. In a few mere weeks we will be looking forward to June’s big releases including Rock of Ages and Prometheus so stay tuned to Studenty for your monthly movie update.
Has the Burton-Depp partnership turned stale or have you high hopes for Dark Shadows? Installment three of Men In Black – do you think it’ll be worth the hype?