Screen Rant’s 2010 Summer Movie Preview

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 am,



The Other Guys – August 6

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Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives (Mark Whahlberg, Will Ferrell) seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops (Sam Jackson, Dwayne Johnson) whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned.

Our Take: We’ve already been called “leftist media” for saying the trailer made us chuckle – do we dare go see it? Yep, we think so icon wink Screen Rants 2010 Summer Movie Preview .


Step Up 3D – August 6

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Synopsis: More street meets elite dancing, this time in 3D.

Our Take: For fans of the Step Up franchise, it’ll be a treat to see sick dance moves pop (and lock) in the third dimension. For the rest of us: Pass.


The Expendables – August 13

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Synopsis: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. Sounds simple, but add the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin and cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and you have one kick-ass throwback action flick on your hands.

Our Take: The scene in the first trailer of Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger on screen together was enough to get ME in the theater. The awesome 80s-style action movie feel is just icing on the cake.


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – August 13

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Synopsis: Lovable loser Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat his new girlfriend’s “seven evil exes”  in order to win her heart and find true happiness. Based on the popular graphic novel series.

Our take: The trailer – with its classic comic book conventions and arcade game sound effects – has sent the fanboy nation into a frenzy. Cameos from the likes of Chris Evans (Captain America), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) only add to our prediction that Scott Pilgrim could be the hipster sleeper hit of the summer.


Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang – August 20

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Synopsis: Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman’s children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

Our Take: Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith and Rhys Ifans make for an impressive ensemble cast for this kids movie. The kids should enjoy it – and learning lessons doesn’t hurt either.


Piranhas 3D – August 20

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Synopsis: A tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, an event which rallies the local sheriff (Elisabeth Shue) who will risk everything to save her townsfolk.

Our Take: Director Alexandre Aja initially impressed with his French horror/thriller High Tension, but his Hill Have Eyes and Mirrors remakes have been downward spirals. Add in the requisite faded stars, grindhouse trademarks and cheap 3D gimmick, and Piranhas has B-movie written all over it. We suppose it could be some midnight movie fun?


Priest – August 27

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Synopsis: A priest (Paul Bettany) disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Our Take: This could be the next Blade or it could be the next Legion. Let’s hope the Priest leans more toward the former than the latter – don’t want to end the summer on a bad note.


That’s it for Screen Rant‘s Summer Movie Preview. What has you watching movie trailers in excitement this summer? The epic action of Iron Man 2? The mind-bending awesomeness of Inception? The childlike nostalgia of Toy Story 3? The big boy nostalgia of The Expendables? Let us know!

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  1. Looking forward to Iron Man 2 (but you knew that, right?), Inception and Toy Story 3 with great anticipation, but after that …

    Robin Hood is a “probably”; Jonah Hex and Predators are “maybes”.

    As for the rest… I may wait for them to appear on DVD or on my friendly neighborhood premium cable channel.

  2. I'm looking forward to “Iron Man 2.” Naturally that's a given… but even more so, I'm excited for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” I think that movie will just blow me away. I've been missing Edgar Wright lately.

    “Robin Hood” I'm seeing for the added bonus of lack of CGI. I can't wait to see a movie that relies on the acting chops and not the graphics cluttering the scenes. “The A-Team” will be good summer fun and I have this growing attraction for “Knight and Day.” Tom Cruise is just making me laugh in those previews.

    “Nanny McPhee” I could take my kid sister to and I will be seeing “Eclipse” because I am one of those fans. “The Adjustment Bureau” sounded interesting. I don't want to see Matt Damon turn into Jason Bourne but this could be good fun. “Sex and the City 2″ will probably be seen on a girls night out after many cosmos are consumed beforehand.

    I'm probably the only person who is not really interested in seeing “Toy Story 3.” I don't really remember the second one all that much and I really hate spending money on a movie ticket to see a cartoon. My movie theatre contact is moving back for the summer so hopefully I'll get to see the majority of these for free – - because who turns down a free movie.

  3. awsome

  4. I'm gonna go see nearly all of those. Sex and the City 2, Eclipse, Nanny, and Piranhas basically the only ones I wont be seeing.

  5. The only movie i want to see is inception,everything else looks terrible on this list.

  6. Even Iron Man?

  7. Honestly, all the “grown-up” movies don't appeal to me. I'm looking forward to Toy Story 3 and the final Shrek. I'm really glad that the last Twilight is coming out, because THEN WE'RE DONE WITH THEM!!!

  8. Robin Hood, Iron Man, Shrek, Toy Story……movies I'd rather see. SATC 2 + Twilight total chick flicks…..

  9. As far as games to movies go, I thought Hitman was pretty good…..

  10. Im still enjoying last years releases, especially LEGION- check this out

  11. Expendables!!!

  12. Most of the movies this summer seem like a dissapoinment; just bunch of remakes and sequels. The only remake that looks promising is the A-Team. McGruber looks good also it reminds me of the old SNL movies that were great.

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  13. I can't wait for the new Spider-Man re boot as long as they don't go back in to his origin maybe one flash back that tells it all in five minutes. Then get on with the new actor who palys Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Please make him as close as possible to Peter in school in the early Marvel tells of the Amazing Spider Man. In the early comics Peter was not dating Mary Jane. The new actor who is cast as Spider Man must be ture to the early high school Peter Parker. Lastly studios should look at scripts that we pen for the Marvel Super heros as well as DC comic heros. Like my Super Man 2014 script. So everyone start writing.

  14. Im realy looking forward to seeing prince of persia i hear its reall active :).

  15. i really want to see it but i don’t know if i’m old enough

  16. i cannot wait to see it! i really want to see Jackson Rathbone as Sokka.