If you’re a geek, you’ve got a lot of fun stuff coming this May, but fans of non-fantasy movie genres have something to look forward to as well.
Iron Man 3
Portraying heroes like vulnerable human begins has always been something Marvel comics were good at, especially with popular franchises. Movie industry hasn’t really been able to paint the personality of our favorite heroes properly (with a fair exception of recent Batman series), but Iron Man 3 looks like it’s going to do just that – something I haven’t expected from a Hollywood title. This is definitely a movie worth checking out in the cinema, or you can wait for a blue ray edition if you’ve got a very high quality TV or PC screen to watch it on.
Half-romance, half-comedy Peeples is also due in May. Stop me if this sounds familiar – a somewhat under-achieving guy and love of his life from a high class family get to announce their intentions to her family. Yep, it’s Meet the Parents clone, with a kicker being the fact that the plot involves a black couple this time. If you want a light way to spend an evening, Peeples comes out to give you just that.
The Great Gatsby
A charismatic and young war veteran in the time of peace, just trying to get his life back on normal tracks, but unavailable to get away from his reputation. Leonardo Di Caprio plays a very convincing tormented role, and the movie seems like it will be plenty of fun to watch, but with heavy undertones.
If you’re looking for something to get your adrenaline going, The Purge is a right choice. This movie strikes kind of close to home with it’s theme, but we’re not quite there yet. The main premise of the movie is the situation where the government allows annual Purge, a 12-hour time period where laws are suspended as a way of letting the public “blow off some steam” so to speak. Find out how a family that has refused to participate in previous Purges deals with being made a target by saving a person in need during this year’s Purge.
Now You See Me
Magic… or just a clever illusion? As always, a movie with Morgan Freeman in it is bound to be something I have to watch, but this time the crew is really impressive, although I will have to shake off the impression of Zombieland survivors going against Alfred in a great thriller.
While I do consider this movie’s title to be a bit too presumptuous, from what the trailer has the show I’m pretty happy that Epic movie release is due soon. Creators of Ice Age have really pushed their animation skills to the limits, giving us a beautiful 3D fantasy world where nature shows just how dangerous it is for someone not in tune to it.
Fast and Furious 6
The title is pretty much self-explanatory. Fast cars, semi-naked girls, explosions, gunfire and city chases with lots of property damage have been staple marks of this particular franchise, and there won’t be many changes in this particular movie. If you’re into fast paced gunfire-filled adventures, this is the movie to look forward to in May of 2013.
Star Trek: Into Darkness
This has got to be one of the most resilient movie franchises I’ve seen so far. My count places this as 12th movie, not counting dozens of seasons of TV shows, and the timeline has been changed, twisted, done, redone and rebooted several times now. Into Darkness is a prequel to the old Star Trek movies, and it shows us younger versions of favorite characters of most geeks as they grow up to be men we admire in old shows. Some may hate this reboot/prequel, but I find it a good thing that Star Trek is still around and kicking – and is not terrible. It’s good to be a geek in May of 2013.
The Hangover III
Can going back home be a bad decision? It sure seems that way. While I’ve never been to big on The Hangover movies, this one seems to continue the theme and gives our favorite friends new trouble to get themselves out of.