2013 Summer Movies Essay

There are some amazing movies being released this summer. Check out these previews and plan your summer movie experience before they hit the big screens.

Iron Man 3

“I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”-Tony Stark

Iron Man is back in this highly anticipated third movie of a billionaire super hero trying to save the world.

Star Trek Into Darkness

“I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I only know what I can do.”-Captain Kirk

The sequel to the Star Trek prequel stars Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Wolverine

What they did to me, what I am, can’t be undone.”-Logan (The Wolverine)

Logan travels to Japan to battle an old enemy in this sixth installment of the X-Men films.

Man of Steel

“My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they’d reject me… out of fear. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”-Clark Kent

This movie, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, depicts the origin of Superman. It is meant to launch a shared universe for other DC comic characters in future films.

World War Z

“Life as we know it will come to an end in 90 days. It’s on us to change that.”-Navy Captain Mullenaro
“I can’t leave my family.”-Gerry Lane
“Don’t pretend your family is exempt when we talk about the end of humanity.”-Navy Captain Mullenaro

This movie is based on the New York Times best-selling book, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks.


“We’re going to break into the most heavily armed place in the universe?”-Max Da Costa

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in this science fiction film that explores modern issues, such as class, health care, and immigration.

The Great Gatsby

“I wish I had done everything on earth with you.”-Daisy

This film adaptation of Fitzgerald’s literary classic stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton.

Much Ado About Nothing

“They never meet, but there is a skirmish of wit between them.”-Leonato

Directed by Joss Whedon, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy was shot in Whedon’s house over 12 days. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012.

The Hangover Part III

“I can’t believe my daddy is dead. I can think of so many people I would rather have died first…like my mother.”-Alan

The Hangover gang is back in the final installment of this hilarious trilogy.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

“If I’m not human then what am I?”-Clary Fray

Lilly Collins stars in this imaginative film based on the novel by Cassandra Clare.

Percy Jackson 2 Sea of Monsters

“It’s the Chariot of Damnation.”-Annabeth

“Looks like a New York City cab.”-Grover

“Same difference.”-Annabeth

Logan Lerman stars in this epic sequel that chronicles the lives of the offspring of gods and humans.

The Lone Ranger

“If we ride together, we ride for justice.”-John Reid

This Disney film shows how an ordinary man of the law becomes a legend: the Lone Ranger.

Monsters University

“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life! I’m gonna be a scarer!-Mike Wazowski

Pixar’s sequel to Monster’s Inc. is a family friendly flick about Sully and Mike Wazowski’s college experience.


“What’s taking this guy so long? Is he really as good as they say he is?”-Jet 1

“No. Better.”-Jet 2

This spin-off from Cars is sure to be a hit with youngsters. It features the voices of Dane Cook, Cedric the Entertainer, Brad Garrett, Gabriel Iglesias, and more.

Despicable Me 2

“I know what makes you a boy!”-Agnes

“Uh, you do?”-Gru

“Your bald head!”-Agnes

“Sometimes I stare at it and imagine a little chick popping out. Peep, peep, peep!”-Agnes

Gru (Steve Carell) is back to continue his hijinks, but this time he’ll be helping the Anti-Villain League thwart the plans of a new criminal. His adorable adopted daughters are there to help and of course his crazy minions are also along for the ride.

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