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summer-2010-movies |With the good weather a distant memory, it’s time to look forward to the blockbuster movies of summer 2010.

The line-up features the usual mix of sequels (Iron Man 2), remakes/reboots (Robin Hood), big screen adaptations (The Last Airbender) and original fare (Inception). But this time there’s a sizeable amount of 80s retro, with The A-Team, The Karate Kid, The Expendables and a sequel to Predator.

So here’s Movie-Moron’s definitive guide to the summer 2010 movies:

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Iron Man 2
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Jon Favreau
Release Date: 7th May 2010

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The red and gold suit didn’t see all that much combat in the first movie so expect that to be ramped up this time. Rourke (Whiplash), Johansson (Black Widow) and Rockwell (Justin Hammer) are the new trio of villains. With an expanded role too for Don Cheadle as Rhodes/War Machine, it seems like there’s one major character too many? Still, can’t wait.

Robin Hood
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Danny Huston
Director: Ridley Scott
Release Date: 14th May 2010

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It’s the 13th century and Robin Hood is an archer in the army of King Richard fighting against the French. When Richard dies, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering under a despotic sheriff. There he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion. Hoping to earn her hand and salvage the village, Robin assembles a mercenary gang to prey upon the indulgent upper class and correct injustices. …This story is too well worn for me. Originally it was going to be from the sheriff’s point of view – much more interesting.

Shrek Forever After
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Director: Mike Mitchell
Release Date: 21st May 2010

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In this fourth installment, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. He used to send villagers running in terror, now they ask him to sign their pitchforks. To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with the crafty Rumpelstiltskin. When the pact goes wrong Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. …I wish Shrek 4 had never existed.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Director: Mike Newell
Release Date: 28th May 2010

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Hollywood finally makes an Arab the good guy. Oh wait, he’s Persian. Doesn’t count. Jake Gyllenhaal gets a tan for this adaptation of the long running, and jumping, video game series. He plays an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a world-destroying sandstorm. Also thrown into the mix is a dagger that can manipulate time. Producer Jerry Brukheimer is hoping this is another Pirates Of The Caribbean, i.e. a big budget much-loved pantomime.

Sex And The City 2
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth
Director: Michael Patrick King
Release Date: 28th May 2010

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She may be dressed like a helicopter pilot, but Carrie and the girls are back. With their highly dubious celebration of materialism. Our sub-editor said there were literally gasps from the female audience when certain handbags or shoes came on screen during the first movie. It really is another world. The plot is still under wraps. Penelope Cruz and Miley Cyrus cameo.

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  • Chris Neilan said

    Prince of Persia looks decidedly odd.

    On the other hand, my friend’s Dad is in Robin Hood, so it’s clearly a winner.

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  • Layne said

    Robin Hood may be a well-worn story, but Crowe and Scott will bring something to make it fresh again and totally different.

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  • Dalmatianjaws said

    Iron Man 2!

    Predators!

    A-Team!

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  • dnwilliams said

    Inception, Inception & Inception.
    Iron Man 2 & Toy Story 3 (obligatory, after Wall-E, UP and IM1)

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    @Layne – I hope you’re right.

    @DNWilliams – You’re not choosing The Last Airbender?

    Personally my picks for summer 2010 are:
    1) Inception
    2) Predators
    3) Iron Man 2
    Almost making it on there – The A-Team and, for some reason, Knight & Day.

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    @Chris – Who does your friend’s Dad play in Robin Hood? Is it Robin Hood?

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  • The1Cool said

    Prince of Persia will suck I just hope The Last Airbender doesn’t. Pleeeeease don’t suck Last Airbender…. pleeeeeeease.

    A-Team!!!
    Predator!!!
    The Other Guys!!!
    Eclipse!!!! Psyche!

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  • Stephen said

    My most anticipated movies for summer 2010:
    Iron Man 2
    Inception
    Toy Story 3

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  • Hal said

    Shrek 4? The words ‘flog’ and ‘dead horse’ come to mind.
    Prince of Persia? Another ‘real’ impression of anything historical AND Middle Eastern is always spot on in Hollywood. Not.

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  • gd smith said

    Predators, you can’t go wrong ugly aliens and decent director

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  • jack skellington said

    Are u kiding me there gonna make a new predater film with out arnold schwarzangger!!!

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  • Eli said

    lemme just say that why the freak would they remake the karate kid. the synopsys sounds like a whole different movie. just call it karate boy I dont give a crap just don’t ruin the good name.

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  • Bruce said

    Iron Man 2

    Robin Hood

    and The Expendables…FTW.

    Every action movie badass all together in one freakin’ film? This is made of Epic Win

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  • gl02ru said

    I hope predators is good. I read that it only has a $40M Budget, hardly summer blockbuster material. But look how district 9 turned out for 35. waiting with my fingers crossed on that one. Other than ironman, this doesnt seem to be looking to be a CGI extravaganza like previous summers. But I gladly trade that for some well written movies for a change.

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  • Keiwei...Yup said

    “Is director Nolan trying out Heath Ledger-lookalike Joseph Gordon-Levitt with an eye to him taking over the Joker role?”

    What??? These two men look nothing alike. No one ever said that JGL look like HL when JGL was on 3rd rock from the sun. Stop trying to replace HL; JGL is a good actor in his own right, aside from that misstep called G.I. Joe. Can’t win ‘em all.

    2010 summer movies top 3 for me:

    Iron Man 2
    Predators
    Inception

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