Top 5 Summer Movies 2011

After just watching the incredible move Thor last weekend, it started to make me excited for the upcoming summer movie season.  Even though The Hobbit isn’t coming out until 2012, there are still a good amount to be excited about.  Here aremy top 5.  (Disclaimer: I am a huge nerd)

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (July 15)

The decision to split the final installment in the Harry Potter series into two movies made some angry, but it ended up being one of the best decisions they have ever made.  Part I ended up being perhaps the greatest Potter movie to date, and from the looks of it Part II will be even better.  Both fans and non-fans of the books should be incredibly excited about this epic finale, and you can guarantee I will be dressed up on opening night. 

2. Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22)

2011 seems to be one of the better years for superhero films, with Thor, the Green Lantern, and a new X-Men movie, but none are as classic as the leader of the Avengers Captain America.  Is there anything better than a butt-kicking superhero who personally beats up Nazis?  I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the one who actually took down Bin Laden.  Thor was a great movie, and Captain America looks to be even better, leading up to the eventual Avengers movie which will knock our socks off.  The only problem is the fact that it comes out a week after Harry Potter, which means I will have seen it seven times before this movie comes out and I will be lacking funds to see it. 

3.  The Hangover: Part II (May 26)

Sure the plot is identical to the first movie, and they really have no right making a sequel.  Yet, Zach Galifianakis is in it, which is more than enough for me.  If it is half as good as the first movie I will be happy. 

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)

I absolutely loved Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl, as did so many others.  Yet I will be the first to admit that the following two movies Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End were a mess of convoluted story lines (albeit an entertaining one).  I still have a lot of hope for On Stranger Tides since we can finally get back to what we loved in the first place: Jack Sparrow being Jack Sparrow, without extra crazy story lines getting in the way. 

5. Cowboys and Aliens (July 29)

Cowboys + Aliens + Harrison Ford = Awesome….. enough said.

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