Sizzling summer flicks


On Oct. 2, an employee of Bianchi Theater sells snacks to a costumer to his way on his to watch Abduction . The top three grossing films during the summer were Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 making $400 million, Transformers: Dark of the Moon at $387 million and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with $295 million.

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

As the 2010-2011 school year came to an end, teens and adults all over the nation stood in linesanticipating for the release of various movies due in summer.

The start of 2011 brought light to superhero movies, sci-fi thrillers, and romantic comedies. Though not every film stood out among the rest, an assorted group made its way to the top of the charts, receiving high honors and positive reviews from the professionals. With school work out of the way for the majority of the high school population, many decided to catch a flick during the summer to relax themselves after a hard year of work.

“Going to the movies was possibly one of the first things I did once we got out of school!” sophomore Nataly Romero said. “It’s the perfect thing to do when you feel like going out.”

Starting off the superhero category, X-Men: First Class was released on June 3.  The intricate tale serves as an insider to the true formation of the X-Team. Professor X, who believes that the mutant’s powers should be used for the betterment of humans, is seen uniting with his future nemesis Magneto. After banding with a selected group of mutants, the group works together to proceed in their mission.

“I like how the latest X-Men movie highlighted the beginning of the complete series,” freshman Rudy Amaya said. “It leaves the viewers knowing a bit more insight on the tension that was between Magneto and Professor X.”

Another noteworthy battle throughout the summer was that of the Decepticons and the Cybertrons.  In Michael Bay’s movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, main actor Shia LaBeouf teams up with Lt. Col. Lennox’s (Josh Duhamel) U.S. Military NEST team to completely rid of the Decepticons once and for all. Ratings for this action packed movie varied, yet the $1.5 billion dollar franchise proved to be a success with the public.

On a different note, the comedic movie Bridesmaids showed in theaters late May. Starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Maya Rudolph, and Ellie Kemper, the film was sure to be one that would bring laughs to it’s viewers. As the movie starts out, Annie (Wiig) is shown as a woman who has gone through business failure, a bad relationship, and is apparently  in a horrible economic situation. After being asked to be her best friend Lillian’s (Rudolph) bridesmaid, Annie goes through the adventure of putting together a wedding.

Bridesmaids was such a hilarious movie!” junior Moises Cardoso said. “Almost every other scene had me cracking up over the dumbest things.”

Though many more noteworthy movies premiered, few reached the level of popularity that the above did. The summer of 2011 brought all kinds of films, yet nothing can prevent curious viewers from anticipating what next year’s films will be like.