Top 5 Summer Movies of 2014

Now that the summer movie season is winding down, it’s time to take a look at my top picks of the summer. Note: these are not essentially my favorite movies of the year, but just the summer. Some of them may appear on my list towards the end of the year though. Also, these are my favorite summer movies, so you may have a different opinion on what should and should not have been on the list.


#5: Godzilla

Godzilla was one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and it delivered big time. Seeing Godzilla fighting the two monsters was sooooo amazing. My jaw was dropped the entire time in that scene. Even though he is in the movie for a little bit, it’s nice to see the characters lives, similar to The Walking Dead. I would have liked to see more of Bryan Cranston because Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is the main character, did not really appeal to me. Also, I wanted more Godzilla. Seeing him towards the end was great, but I think adding him in one more fight would have been a bit better. Overall, a great film which met my high expectations.


#4: X-Men Days of Future Past

X-Men Days of Future Past was another film I wanted to see. It was better than what I expected it to be, mainly because of the ending that director Bryan Singer did. Let’s just say that no one messes with his X-Men babies! There were plenty of other things I enjoyed about this movie as well. It was really cool to see Wolverine go back in time and see him with the First Class gang. The film also introduced one character I wished to see more of, which was Quicksilver. He was really funny and the effects done for one of his scenes was done really nicely. Bryan Singer brought back the X-Men series to it’s glory days with this film. I hope X-Men: Apocalypse is as good as this!


#3: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was yet another film I was looking forward to this year. It blew past my expectations because of Andy Serkis’ stellar performance. The Academy are a bunch of old A-holes if they don’t give him an Oscar anytime soon! The story itself is great. In the last movie, we saw apes overcome man. In this film, we see apes that are no different than man. Director Matt Reeves did an outstanding job with this movie, making it even better than its predecessor.


#2: Guardians of the Galaxy

I was considering doing this list before seeing this film, but i’m glad I didn’t because Guardians of the Galaxy was awesome! It was hilarious, epic and action-packed. With a good story and a great team, it is a flick sure not to be missed. Director James Gunn did an outstanding job in both writing and directing. The dialogue was great, with some really funny jokes! I even liked the shots of this movie, especially the first one we see. Great choices by Gunn. I don’t usually say this, but the 3D looked fantastic. A lot of stuff pops out of the screen, which was really cool to see. Even though the films had some flaws, the pure awesomeness just overshadowed it. I highly recommend you see this film if you have not already. I want to see it again!


#1: Snowpiercer

When I first heard about Snowpiercer and it’s plot, I was not hooked. When I heard the reviews and it’s director, I immediately wanted to go see it and I am glad I did because this film is unlike anything I’ve seen. The message this film sends is not ordinary and cliche at all. Although it is kind of offensive, it’s true. I also loved how the action was filmed. It is very different and fit with the film. I enjoyed watching this film. It’s not really well known so it came on digital release a bit early. You can get it today on iTunes. Watch it! I promise you won’t regret it!


Those were my five favorite films of the summer. Now that the summer is over, what are you looking forward to in the holiday movie season? Which films will be Oscar-worthy? Also, do you have a request on what I should do next? Respond to me in the comments or mail me with all your responses at:

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