This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and if you’re looking for something to do, you’re in luck. A few of big summer’s Hollywood blockbusters have already made a splash at the cinemas. Here’s a quick look at them.
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. It stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård and Rihanna.
The world is under attack and an A-list cast of superheroes assembles fight back. Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth are more than ready to suit up to take on the bad guys.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Teenage Peter Parker discovers who he really is while investigating his parents’ mysterious disappearance. On his way to becoming the hero we all know and love, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) falls for classmate Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years after Batman (Christian Bale) takes the fall for Two Face’s crimes, he’s still hated by the citizens of Gotham. However, when the evil Bane (Tom Hardy) shows up to wreak havoc on the city, the Dark Knight steps up to protect his home.
The Bourne Legacy
Jason Bourne wasn’t the only super operative. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) takes on the CIA, Treadstone and just about everyone else as he comes to terms with his true identity.
An unassuming factory worker (Colin Farrell) finds his life turned upside down after undergoing a recreational mind-altering procedure. With the help of Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, he struggles to make sense of his new reality.
Snow White and the Huntsman
She may be the fairest of all, but this princess (Kristen Stewart) can also wield a sword with the best of them. The evil queen (Charlize Theron) is up for quite a challenge when the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) double crosses her by training Snow White.
The Expendables 2
The team reunites for an “easy job,” but after one of their own is murdered, the quest for revenge takes them deep into enemy territory. Liam Hemsworth joins the crew made up of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Bruce Willis.
Men in Black 3
They’re back in black! This time around, Will Smith travels back in time to save his partner, Tommy Lee Jones’ younger self played by Josh Brolin from being killed and altering the timeline. Agent J is also tasked with saving Earth on this mission.
GI Joe: Retaliation
After Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) assassinates a slew of GIs, the remaining troops ban together for revenge. Soldiers Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis attack with force.
(With additional information from E!online and IMDB)
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2012.
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