Lately it feels as if no good movies have been hitting the theatres. Luckily for those who greatly enjoy horror films, the movie Evil Dead hit theatres on April 5. But other than that, moviegoers have been left with films such as Scary Movie 5 and Tyler Perry’s Temptation. Not that there’s anything wrong with the people who did go see and enjoy these films, but neither example received much good critic feedback or huge box office revenues. To keep cinema lovers on their toes, here is a list of movies that may not be coming out this weekend, but are certainly something to look forward to:
Iron Man 3: Robert Downey Jr. is back on May 3 as Tony Stark, who this time needs to save the world from a terrorist called Mandarin, who is portrayed in the comics as a scientific genius and a superhumanly skilled martial artist. The film is meant to be set after the events that occurred in last year’s The Avengers.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau will return as Pepper Potts, James Rhodes and Happy Hogan, respectively. Although Favreau is returning as an actor in the film, he is no longer working as the director like he did for the first two movies. Instead, Shane Black has come on as director.
The Great Gatsby: Based on the 1925 novel of the same name, this romantic drama film is coming to theatres on May 10. Leonardo DiCaprio is playing Jay Gatsby, for whom the novel and film were named, while Tobey Maguire is portraying the aspiring stockbroker Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan is playing Daisy Buchanan. Although critics seem skeptical, this film will at least include incredible scenery reminiscent of the roaring twenties.
Star Trek Into Darkness: The sequel to 2009’s Star Trek, this film will hit American theatres in larger formats on May 15, two days before its general release date, May 17. The USS Enterprise has been called home, and the Enterprise crew must find and put to rest the unstoppable force that has attacked Starfleet. Chris Pine is returning as Captain James T. Kirk, and J.J. Abrams, who directed the 2009 film, has returned as well.
Fast and Furious 6: Although some may think six is too big a number regarding films about racing cars and grand theft auto, fans of this the Fast and the Furious saga would disagree. In the fifth movie, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew left us wealthy and seemingly happy, but unable to reside in their home country due to their serious criminal records. In this film, Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) decides to offer the crew a full pardon of their crimes if they help him catch a skilled mercenary organization. Sounds somewhat simple for these guys, but the catch is that the organization is run by Toretto’s thought-to-be-dead ex-lover, Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez).
Fast and Furious 6 will be in theatres on May 24.
The Hangover: Part III: this time, there’s no wedding, which means there is no bachelor party. So what exactly causes the hangover this time? With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong as the always entertaining Leslie Chow, I guess we’ll have to see the film to find out. And what’s with Heather Graham coming back into the picture? Didn’t we see Stu (Helms) get married in Part II? Only something ridiculous must happen if they’re bringing back his Vegas bride from Part I.
The film hits theatres on May 24.
Unfortunately, it seems that Hollywood is all out of ideas, considering not one film in this list in an original. But with something familiar to look forward to, at least you know you’ll be back in the theatre soon with something entertaining to watch.
By Danielle Taus