The Avengers kicks off the summer entertainment season. So, what are your most anticipated offerings this summer?
While 2012 will be surely be dubbed “Superhero Summer” with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man, I am looking forward to balancing the CGI, capes and bid baddies for some nostalgic, stylized wit. Wes Anderson’s latest, Moonrise Kingdom, has been deemed good enough to open the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and you’ll find this kid donning summer camp garb for a midnight showing of this 1960s set film.
And then I’ll top it off with some superheroes. And, of course, Prometheus, whose trailer sends chills down my spine every time.
Maija Gustin, Editor
The obvious choice for “Most Anticipated Summer 2012 Movie” is The Dark Knight Rises. But I’m going to stray off the beaten path and provide another blockbuster everyone should be looking for: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Yes, someone not only wrote a book about the dark side of Lincoln’s past, someone also decided to turn it into a movie. It might be slightly ridiculous, but it should also be ridiculously entertaining. So be sure to head to movie theaters June 22 to see just how awesome our 16th president was.
Mary Claire O’Donnell, Guest Writer
I am be cheating a little bit, but my most anticipated is more of a most hope for: a new album from Janelle Monae. Her previous big label releases were space operas on the illegal
love between a cyborg and a man. They also just so happened to be some of the funkiest pop music put out in the last decade. She’s announced two releases for 2012, so my hopes aren’t completely unrealistic, but in her own words, “I will release them according to my soul clock.” I’m just pulling for her soul clock to go off at some point this summer.
Nick Anderson, Co-Editor-in-Chief
With superheroes filling the silver screen this summer, I’m looking forward to watching actual superheroes compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. The Olympics are a special treat for sports fans which comes around every other year, giving them the opportunity to cheer for their country and bond with those around them, since most people will be cheering for the good ole US of A. And for those who say that they wouldn’t watch any of these sports normally, so why do we care now — I say no. The
Olympics are exciting because they’re the Olympics. We shouldn’t need any other reason to watch.
Eric Prister, Co-Editor-in-Chief