Peacock Summer Movie Preview Guide: Best of the Rest This Summer
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As we predicted The Avengers killed it and became the fastest movie to gross over $200 million (3 days!), with The Hulk stealing the show. Now we eagerly anticipate the releases of TED and The Dark Knight Rises, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few other Summer Movies to check out in between and after. Let’s take a quick look at a few others that are sure to have a Peacock moment or two in the limelight…

May 16th: The Dictator – Will Sacha Baron Cohen return to Peacock glory and provide a Borat’esque performance? It can’t be worse than Bruno…right?

May 18th: Battleship – In a summer filled with blockbuster action movies will this movie get lost in the shuffle? Director Peter Berg and Taylor Kitsch team up again (Friday Night Lights) along with an ensemble cast (Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker) built to lure a broad demographic. The trailer speaks for itself…there is a lot of shit getting blown up.

May 25th: Men in Black 3 – It’s been four years since the “Fresh Prince” made a movie…Does he have it takes to resuscitate this action/comedy alien invasion series that has been in a coma for ten years? The box office numbers will likely point to Yes, but the Peacock verdict is still out.

June 8th: Prometheus – Is it a prequel to Alien or not? It really doesn’t matter with Ridley Scott back at the helm bringing his magic (American Gangster, Gladiator, Alien). This is sure to be the blockbuster thriller of the summer that will have your date hopping out of her seat or grabbing your bicep in terror.


June 15th: That’s My Boy – Perpetual funny guy Adam Sandler returns alongside another SNL’er Andy Samberg. Sandler’s movies are usually hit or miss, and since his last one (Jack & Jill) was definitely a miss this summer comedy should hit the mark. At the very least you get to stare at Leighton Meester for 90 minutes, so it can’t be a total loss.


June 29th: G.I. Joe Retaliation – Like we said…plenty of action blockbusters and this one could be the last one standing at the end of the summer. The original was action packed enough, but now they’ve upped the ante Peacock style and brought in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mr. Die Hard himself Bruce Willis.


July 3rd: The Amazing Spider Man – This holiday weekend re-launch of the Spider Man series probably deserves a Peacock Preview of its own. We head back to the beginning with new actors, director, and storyline. The real reason to see it though is that it will take full advantage of the latest 3D IMAX technologies. That means Spider Man peacocking right out of the screen and into the theater in his full web blasting glory.


July 6th: Savages – What’s the opposite of a comic book super hero movie? An Oliver Stone joint, and by joint I mean the film is a bad ass portrayal of drug trafficking, sex, kidnapping, and violence. As usual Stone is so Peacock that he had every actor in LA wanting to be in this film, which is why Travolta, Benicio del Toro, and Salma Hayek pop up in supporting roles.


July 27th: The Watch – Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill in one laugh out loud comedy. Peacock! Can’t wait to listen to the back and forth nonsense spewed from their mouths as they all try to one up each other like at the end of this trailer.


August Filled With Action: Total Recall (Aug. 3), The Bourne Legacy (Aug 3), The Expendables 2 (Aug 17)-The summer ends much like it began with action hits galore. These three films are sure to pack a punch as Colin Farrell reboots Total Recall, Jeremy Renner takes over for Matt Damon in the Bourne series, and Stallone and Arnold are joined by none other than Chuck Norris and Jean Cluade Van Damme in the second installment of aged action stars uniting to save the world.

That completes the full summer of potentially Peacock blockbusters, so pick out your favorites and be sure to check them out. Just make sure it’s on a rainy day as a true Peacock runs amok on the sunny days of summer hitting the beach, the trails, and the surf.