The Collectress Picks 5: 2014 Summer Blockbusters

It’s that time of year again. Time for beach trips, expensive air conditioning bills, and films with so many explosions it could be one of Michael Bay’s wet dreams. I’m not as ecstatic as I was last year around this time, mostly because X-Men: Days of Future Past already hit theaters. BUT there are a few films that I will pay the exorbitant theater prices to see based on their trailers alone.

Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson won me over as Black Widow (so  much so that I’ll cosplay her at any opportunity), so this film with her as the lead? Yeah, I’m at the front of the line marked HELL YES.

In USA theaters July 25, 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starring: a bunch of awesome actors.

Fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Infinity Gauntlet, anyone?)

USA  release date: August 1, 2014.

Into the Storm starring Richard Armitage

Saw footage for this one at WonderCon.  There’s enough of a pessimist in me to want to see a disaster film.

In USA theaters August 8, 2014.

The Giver 

I’m rather conflicted about this one. I’m already biased in favor of the book  by Lois Lowry, but curiosity will probably drive me to the theater to watch this one.

Curiosity and Alexander Skarsgard, that is.

In USA theaters August 15, 2014.

The Maze Runner starring Dylan O’Brien

Yeah, my Teen Wolf obsession  is fueling my desire to see this film. Also saw footage for this one  at WonderCon and um, yeah, Stiles Stilinksi grew up to be a bad ass. Gotta be sure to finish the book before seeing the film!

In USA theaters September 19, 2014.

Happy summer film-watching!

-The Collectress

Have a film you’re looking forward to that I missed? Tweet your film recs to me. @dearcollectress 

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