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The season of the blockbuster is here! For lovers of big-budget extravaganzas, summer is a magical time. There's nothing better than beating the heat by going to the movies and letting the Dolby Surround Sound wash over you. This year promises to be one of the best in recent memory. We've got superheroes, Scottish princesses, and even a super president to look forward to.
For my money, I think I may have already seen the best summer movie of 2012. I know the official title is Marvel's The Avengers but let's get real here. It's Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Fans of Buffy and Firefly know what I'm talking about. Joss is a master at blending action and humor while effortlessly juggling many plots and characters. The Avengers takes the superhero movie to the next level. The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises look amazing (and dark!) but they'll have to work hard to wrest the mantle of Best Superhero Movie of 2012 from Nick Fury's band of misfits. (If you just can't get enough superpowered action, check out this superheroic book list).
But summer movies aren't all Batarangs and spandex. With Brave Pixar finally gives us a strong female hero (and one that could put most Disney princesses to shame). Rock of Ages brings the “hair metal” musical to the big screen. And Abraham Lincoln fights vampires. Yes, you read that right: Abraham Lincoln fights vampires. Based on the novel of the same name, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” tells of an alternate history where our 16th President was also a merciless scourge of the undead. I can't wait to see old Honest Abe dusting vamps in a stovepipe hat. (For more books that have been made into movies, check out our Books to Film list.)
Sure, there's bound to be some flops. But that's part of the enjoyment. We wouldn't appreciate The Avengers as much if we didn't sometimes have to endure a sinker like Battleship. So, tell me, what summer movie are you most looking forward to seeing?
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