Coming This Summer: Which Of These 7 Possible Blockbusters Will Get Your Money?

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | April 1, 2013 | Comments ()


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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Mike Myers has successfully transitioned from "Saturday Night Live" to movies, which is a feat in itself. The fact that Wayne's World was so successful and that he was able to make a sequel and the offbeat So I Married An Axe Murderer is even more impressive. The question is, will he be able to continue that success with his swinging Austin Powers character?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

It's been four years since Jurassic Park hit theaters, showing us how awesome special effects can look and how frightening tiny dinos really were. Unfortunately, the sequel lost Sam Neill and Laura Dern. Can Spielberg create another dinosaur adventure that keeps us on the edge of our seats while keeping us filled with wonder?

Con Air

Nicolas Cage is on a roll lately and this is just one of two summer releases for him this year. After solidifying himself as a quirky actor in movies like Raising Arizona and showing his romantic side in It Could Happen To You, Cage flexed his action hero chops in The Rock. It looks like Action Cage might be here to stay.

Speed 2: Cruise Control

Speed was an action-packed movie with a different kind of premise. Now Annie (Sandra Bullock) returns with a new police boyfriend, Alex (Jason Patric), as they take a romantic cruise. Of course, that cruise soon turns dangerous as a hacker on-board takes control of the ship.

Batman and Robin

I love Batman! It's been a little crazy with the changes in tone from the Michael Keaton and Tim Burton films to the Val Kilmer and Joel Schumacher Batman Forever. Schumacher returns again, but George Clooney has taken time off from his portrayal of sexy Dr. Ross on "E.R." to step into the Batsuit. Chris O'Donnell returns as Dick Grayson/Robin and Alicia Silverstone joins the cast as Batgirl. Uma Thurman is villainess Poison Ivy and Arnold Schwarzenegger is Mr. Freeze.

Face/Off

Nicolas Cage's second chance at a summer blockbuster co-stars John Travolta. The two get to play both the villain and the hero as they trade faces. Literally! I must say, this looks really cool!

Men In Black

Will Smith is hot on the heels of last year's huge hit Independence Day and hopes that he and co-star Tommy Lee Jones can score a blockbuster. The premise is interesting: aliens live among us, disguised, and it is up to the Men In Black to make sure they stay under control.

So, which movie, or movies, will get your money this summer?



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  • Guest

    1. NO
    2. NO
    3. NO
    4. NO
    5. NO
    6. NO
    7. NO

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    I don't know why John Travolta would ever want to do anything to change his face, but since Billy Crystal's hosting the Oscars this year I'm sure we'll get some delightful commentary and I'm in. I'm like, Greg Kinnear in.

  • googergieger

    A lot of people love Con Air and not in any sort of misplaced hipster sense of irony.

  • Lovely Bones

    That doesn't make them any less ridiculous. And I say that while having a friend whom I considerably respect that sincerely loves that film.

  • You had me with Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl!

  • sars

    CON AIR, CON AIR and CON AIR

    maybe with a little side of FACE/OFF

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    Based upon the sheer awesomeness of the cast alone, I would go with Con Air. There is no way this does not rule.

  • hickoryduck

    Man that Nic Cage. Is there any doubt he's one of our national treasures?

  • I can't see him being left behind as an outcast anytime in the near future.

  • He's positively the master of adaptation!

  • Ted Zancha

    God that Austin Powers film looks amazing. By the trailer alone, I feel a fresh breeze of new comedy coming. One rife with sequels that don't just reiterate jokes, but instead come to redefine the comedy genre.

  • John G.

    No way, Nick Cage is a serious actor. This action movie thing is just a phase. After Con Air, maybe Hamlet?

  • I'd pay to see that now.

  • Mrcreosote

    FIRST!!!
    damnit.

  • TheOtherGreg

    Speed 2 - Ebert expects big things from this movie, and who am I to argue with him?

  • koko temur

    Cage never had non crazy hair, did he?

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'll always love him because of Valley Girl. I can't imagine a world where I don't think he is wicked cool.

  • pumpkin

    I hear you!

  • koko temur

    Im intrigued with how you guys gonna keep this up while recapping game of thrones.

  • catagisreading

    Truly we have returned to a Lost World, the one in which Vince Vaughn was hot.

  • Adrienne Marie

    Seriously. What happened???

  • My parents say my little brother has to be allowed to tag along, so I'm afraid Hercules and George of the Jungle are our only two options. JK you guys! Totally sneaking into Batman and Robin! Chris O'Donnell is such a hottie and, I've gotta say, the Happy Meal toys have left me intrigued. Plus, my friend Ashley says her cousin's best friend's mom's college roommate got into a preview showing and says it's da bomb, and she's never steered me wrong before, unless I'm thinking of the OTHER Ashley or the OTHER other Ashley (the one in Mrs. Jones's class but not the one with red hair, the tall one).

  • Lillie

    Put. The. Bunny. In. The. Bag.

  • ExUSA

    CON AIR. The answer is ALWAYS CON AIR.

    Now put the bunny BACK in the box.

    I realized this weekend that out of all the movies in the world, I watch Con Air the most. I may need to reevaluate my life choices.

    I think Grosse Pointe Blank needs to be on this, even though it came out in April. Cusack reached his apex in 97. Also-- if I remember my 97 movies, didn't Air Force One come out in the summer, too?

  • Adrienne Marie

    Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

  • pnnylne

    MIB (Aliens), Con Air (NICOLAS EFFIN' CAGE!!!!!), and Batman (Bat nipples).

  • Goddamn I wanna watch Con Air so goddamn badly right now.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    BATMAN & ROBIN. Did you see BANE in the trailer?! SO COOL.

  • badkittyuno

    Doesn't matter what year it is--Nic Cage ALWAYS gets my money

  • NateMan

    Especially for those two flicks. Add in The Rock and it's a good few hours happily wasted.

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