by Cole McNamara, Age 18
Every year, children and teenagers are let out of school with disposable income and Hollywood rushes to cater to them with the Summer Movie season. It's the most wonderful time of year for fans of the blockbuster and there will be no shortage this summer. Keep in mind, as with most of our calendars, that not all films have been issued ratings yet and some films may come up on this list that are eventually rated R or delayed.
Iron Man 3, May 3 -- The Avengers are over and business will have to return to normal for Iron Man... or will an ethnically ambiguous villain ruin that?
The Great Gatsby, May 10 --Sure to be on top of every teenagers' "watch instead of read summer movie list," F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale of a doomed romance will get another shot at the big screen.
Star Trek Into Darkness, May 17 16- (note, they moved official opening day to the 16th but there are also 9p showings on the 15th) -With J.J. Abrams about to take on Star Wars, he'll get one last chance to woo skeptics before taking the reins on another classic franchise.
EPIC, May 24 --Ice Age's Blue Sky will get to move to this millennium, but not before having to shrink down for an EPIC adventure. They're so sure of it, that the title is in ALL CAPS.
Fast and Furious 6, May 24--No fancy titles this time, just more cars and Vin Diesel.
Now You See Me, May 31 -- 2013 must've felt magical because this is the third movie about magicians to come out this year. This time, it's illusionists with a Robin Hood complex.
The Kings of Summer, May 31 -- Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, this is the arty movie for teens. Three boys (including Hannah Montana's Moises Arias) run away to the forest where they build a treehouse and live off the land.
After Earth, May 31 --M. Night Shyamalan hasn't had a great run recently, so here's hoping that Will and Jaden Smith can change that with this mysterious post/pre-apocalyptic tale.
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