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What To Do This Summer - Hit The Movie Theater

Updated on June 9, 2012

7 Summer 2012 Must See Movies

Below are 7 movies you've got to see this summer, because let's face it: summer wouldn't feel right without spending too much time in line to spend too much money on a ticket for a movie that has too much hype.

Prometheus

Much anticipation surrounds "Prometheus", directed by Ridley Scott ("Alien", "Blade Runner"). The story of "Prometheus" takes place around the year 2090 and is a tale of finding the origins of the human species, but not in a normal laboratory setting. Rather, scientists hop aboard a space shuttle and travel the universe in hopes of finding answers. While travelling, they come across something that threatens the entire human race and a research project turns into a full-fledged space battle. Much of the anticipation for this film comes from the stunning computer effects, seen clearly from the trailer.

"Prometheus" will be released June 8th.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Remember "Spider-Man 3"? Unfortunately, I do, too.

It's been 10 years since Tobey Maguire first put on the red and blue suit, and only 5 years since he took it off (hopefully for good). Perhaps taking his last name as a good omen, director Marc Webb feels it's time to give Spider-Man another shot.

Sticking true to the comics, Peter Parker is still a nerdy high school outcast, who's night life consists of taking out burglars, jumping from New York's highest buildings, and leaving a mess of webs everywhere he goes. The story follows Spider-Man as he solves the mystery of his deceased parents, a journey that takes him to the laboratories of Oscorp. Here Peter crosses paths with his father's old researching partner, Dr. Curt Connors, who night times as the Lizard.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" swings into theaters on July 3rd.

Ted

Did you have a teddy bear as a child? Did you ever wish it was alive? Did you ever imagine that that cute teddy bear could ever grow up to become a pot smoking, alcohol drinking, women chasing nuisance? Family Guy 's Seth MacFarlane did.

The story of "Ted" follows John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) as he deals with the stuffed bear he wished to life as a child. You can expect plenty of crude humor from this film, released on June 29th.

Rock of Ages

The cast and director of "Rock of Ages" are sure to draw large crowds this summer. Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") directs the story of a country girl and a city boy who meet while pursuing their rock n' roll dreams. Names like Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin are screaming just as loud as the Journey, Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and other classic rock n' roll music featured in the film.

The film rocks theaters June 15th.

The Campaign

You shouldn't have to read more than "A comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis" to convince you to see "The Campaign" on August 10th.

Cam Brady (Ferrell) is a long-term congressman who's up for re-election. What he thinks to be a simple campaign quickly turns into insults, injuries, backstabbing, and other dirty political tricks when Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) runs against him.

The Bourne Legacy

"Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg," quotes the trailer for "The Bourne Legacy".

Jeremy Renner ("The Avengers") pushes aside Matt Damon as the hero in this fourth installment of the "Bourne" movies. The trailer doesn't offer much as to the story of the film, other than events started by Jason Bourne in the first three films are having profound affects on other members of the Treadstone project. The first three films raked in almost one billion dollars in the box office and there's no doubt that this will film be just as successful.

"The Bourne Legacy" hits theaters on August 3rd.

The Dark Knight Rises

"The Dark Knight", the second movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, is perhaps one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. It smashed all sorts of box office records and is currently 4th on the list of highest lifetime domestic grossing films. Released in 2008, Nolan's masterpiece left Batman fans everywhere wanting more, more, more.

On July 20th, that's exactly what they'll get.

In the third and final of Nolan's Batman films, Batman (Christian Bale) faces what looks to be his greatest enemy yet: Bane. As the trailer states "faith is broken" and Gotham seems to be in more trouble than it's ever been. It's certain to be another box office hit as fans everywhere gather to watch the legend come to an end.

Other Summer Ideas

So, you've seen all of the summer's greatest blockbusters. Now what? Check here for 44 Things To Do This Summer.

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