Students put movies on summer to-do list
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 02:04
When you need a break from the lake or other fun in the sun, the movie theater is one of top spots for summer relaxation.
Jake Adams, a senior nursing major from St. George, said some of his favorite things are the blockbusters that arrive in theaters during the summertime.
“The best movies seem like they come out over the summer,” Adams said. “It seems like they have a higher budget, better actors. They are always bigger and better.”
Adams said while scary movies are good, the best are the action-packed picks. And one genre that seems to be popular are the superhero ones that keep people coming back to the box office over and over.
“The superhero shows always are the most popular,” Adams said. “I’m glad there are some of those this year. “The Amazing Spiderman” has been one I’ve really been looking forward to.”
Adams said while he thinks the new twist on the story might make it more interesting, the prefers when movie directors keep the same actors.
“I wish they would have stuck with Tobey McGuire,” Adams said. “I’ve never really seen [Andrew Garfield] in other movies, so I don’t know how it will be.”
Adams said there is one movie about a band of heroes he has been looking forward to.
“I’m really excited to see ‘The Avengers,’” Adams said. “The previews make the movie look really good, and I’ve always liked the other superhero movies.
Nick Piersall, a sophomore nursing major from Corona, Calif., also said “The Avengers” is one of his top picks for next season’s box office boom.
“I’ve always been a nerd when it comes to Marvel,” Piersall said.”I grew up with ‘The Avengers’ so of course I’m thrilled.”
Piersall said his picks usually include comedy, horror or action, but one action movie might not live up to the hype.
“’Battleship’ could go either way,” Piersall said. “People are probably wondering what kind of movie is going to be based off of a board game. I hope they have a good plot to go with it because I’m excited to see Rihanna debuting in a new movie.”
Piersall said there were other releases slated over summertime look like they might get passed up by viewers.
“I mean, ‘Madagascar 3?,’” Piersall said, “I’m thinking ‘Why didn’t just they stop at two?’”
Piersall said animated movies remind him too much of childhood to be the blockbusters that summer deserves. Piersall said “Paranorman,” debuting Aug. 17, is something he wouldn’t go see.
“Tim Burton is a little too gothic for my taste,” Piersall said. “Plus the Claymation is a little childish for me. The only reason I saw ‘Corpse Bride’ was because my cousins wanted to go see it, and they are at least 10 years younger than me.”
Piersall said it’s not just those kiddie shows that turn viewers away.
“The Katy Perry Concert Movie – I mean, love her up and down, but I don’t really care to go watch a concert movie. “ Piersall said.
Piersall said he would rather see performers live than waste his money on a movie ticket for concerts.
“If they added more of her personal life I think more people would want to go,” Piersall said. “Her whole relationship was so hush-hush. Now that would make a good movie.”
Piersall said that ultimately, it’s just not the same to see your favorite superstars perform in a movie theater rather than in person.
“I think you lose a lot of the atmosphere in movies like that,” Piersall said.”Honestly, there is a lot of hype about some of these movies, but mainly what drives me to go see movies is what my friends tell me. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.”