Episode 20 – 2014 Summer Blockbuster Review: Summer Blockbusters Arrived Earlier Than Ever Before
Why Watch That
This year’s summer blockbuster season arrived earlier than ever before, and we want to help you prepare. During this episode, the Critic and the Referee give an overview of some of the most anticipated summer blockbusters of 2014 and review a few that are in theaters now. Look out for an upcoming episode that will contain reviews of some of these summer films after their theatrical releases.
Noah is a 2014 American epic biblically-inspired film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and based on the story of Noah’s Ark. A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
Captain America: the Winter Solider is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In the film, Captain America, the Black Widow, and Sam Wilson join forces to uncover a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D., while facing a mysterious assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Transcendence is a 2014 British-American-Chinese science fiction film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglan. As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Godzilla is an upcoming American science fiction monster film featuring the Japanese film monster of the same name in a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise. The film retells the origin of Godzilla in contemporary times as a “terrifying force of nature” in a style faithful to the Toho series of Godzilla films.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is an upcoming American superhero film, based on the fictional X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics and on the “Days of Future Past” storyline from 1981’s Uncanny X-Men comic book series. The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Maleficent is a 2014 dark fantasy horror film directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize that the child may be the only one who can restore peace.
Tip of the Episode
All aspiring filmmakers should call their films “Godzilla” – The Critic