The Most Anticipated Films of June 2014
A number of highly anticipated movies are slated to hit theaters during the summer of 2014. Some are based on books, others feature long-time, well-known actors and others are sequels of successful movies of the past. From dramas to comedies to sci-fi flicks and children's films, June 2014 is sure to be an exciting month for moviegoers.
"The Fault in Our Stars"
Based on the well-known novel by John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars" revolves around the lives of two teenage cancer patients. Hazel and Gus are witty, have a hatred for the conventional and are extraordinary in many ways. They meet at a cancer support group and soon fall in love. They both have things they need to survive, from Hazel's oxygen tank to Gus's prosthetic leg, but they ultimately find that what they really need is each other. Their story takes twists and turns that are sure to leave audiences in awe. This film comes out on June 6.
"Edge of Tomorrow"
Another film with a June 6 release date is "Edge of Tomorrow," starring veteran actor Tom Cruise. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer who has never actually been in battle. A strange coincidence places Cage in what turns out to be a suicide mission. Cage ends up dying, but his story does not end there. He is thrown into a time loop and must fight the same battle over and over again. Although he dies each time, he is able to increase his skills to better engage his adversaries. The battle eventually turns to fighting aliens, but with each new, albeit repeated, battle, he and his ally Rita Vrataski come closer to defeating the enemy.
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
A sequel to the original 2010 film, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" features Viking hero Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. Together, they must protect the peace and save every person and dragon from the enemy, the power-hungry Drago. This second film in the "Dragon" trilogy comes to theaters on June 13.
"22 Jump Street"
A sequel to the 2012 hit "21 Jump Street," which was based on the 1980s FOX cop series, "22 Jump Street," features two officers who go undercover at a local college. The officers begin to question their partnership after one officer befriends a member of the college's football team while the other finds himself engaged in the bohemian art-major scene. June 13 is the release date for this film.
"The Signal" follows three college students on a road trip across the Southwest and is due in theaters on June 13. On their journey, the students track a computer genius who has hacked into MIT's systems and revealed security faults. They find themselves in an eerie, isolate area when everything goes dark as they lose consciousness. One of the students comes to and is thrown into a walking nightmare.
Clint Eastwood and Jon Favreau work together to direct this adaptation of the musical "Jersey Boys." Frank Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, the four main characters, go from blue-collared working boys from the wrong side of the track to American pop stars. Audience members are sure to recognize songs such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night" and "Rag Doll" in this anticipated film, which is set to be released on June 20.
"Think Like a Man Too"
Also coming to theaters on June 20, this sequel to "Think Like a Man" finds the involved couples in Las Vegas for a wedding. Several misadventures cause the seemingly innocent romantic weekend to go awry, and the wedding is ultimately placed in jeopardy.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Picking up right where "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" left off in 2011, this 2014 film sees humanity trying to pick up the pieces of life. The Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished. Meanwhile, a group of businessmen and scientists aim to learn from past Transformers to push technological limits. As they start to lose control of boundaries, an ancient yet powerful Transformer plans to threaten the earth. This film, which is due in theaters on June 27, pits good versus evil and freedom versus enslavement.
Several highly anticipated films are set to hit movie screens in June of 2014. Many are thrillers and action packed, while others are sequels that continue popular film franchises. No matter which films moviegoers decide to see, they are guaranteed to experience some interesting story lines, lots of action and plenty of big-time laughs.