Shocker of the summer: the newest Spider-Man film has made a crapton of money. Coming off of the six day Independance Day weekend (that entire sentence is ridiculous), The Amazing Spider-Man made a grand total of $140 million, $65 million of which came from the actual three day weekend. That's a stellar take for the reboot, but is not mind blowing, nor "amazing."
In general, I would say I'm a pretty big fan of Seth MacFarlane. Well I agree with the consensus at this point that Family Guy is a god awful show, that wasn't always the case; there was once a time when Family Guy was clever, funny, and an overall great show. And even if that one has fallen off the rails lately, I don't really blame MacFarlane for it (rumor has it that even he agrees that the show should have ended years ago). He's still a terrific talent, with one of the best and most versatile voices in Hollywood. So with all this in mind, I went in to Ted with a lot of hope that the film would be good or, at the very least, a good time. Instead, I discovered one of my first big disappointment of Summer 2012.
Honestly, if I was forced to judge Summer 2012 at first glance, I would say it was pretty weak. Compared to 2011 and 2010, there's just not as many movies to look forward to. While it seems easy to write off this Summer as a dud, I have three reasons why it might actually be awesome; The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and Prometheus. Honestly, that's all Summer 2012 needs in order to be one for the history books. Even then, there's still more than enough films to warrant your attention this summer. To help you sort through them all, we've once again compiled all the most interesting films of the season into four easy to read, informative guides. For the next four days, we'll take you on a journey through the best cinema has to offer in Summer 2012. Welcome to our Summer 2012 Movie Guide!
Today's guide will focus on the month of July, the most scarce of all the months. But you know what? The limited amount of options doesn't matter for one reason, and one reason only; THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Find out what we have to say about the biggest movie of 2012 (along with some other films too!) after the jump.
Racism, dick jokes, drugs, foul mouthed teddy bears...either this is Seth MacFarlene's next movie, or we've walked into another weird Mel Gibson/Kevin Smith pool party. Seriously, those two throw THE BEST parties.
But yeah, trailer. Watch it and stuff after the jump.
July 2012 is...huge. And it's not particularly because there's a lot of films releasing that month; actually, it probably has the least amount of films opening in the entire year of 2012. But July will be huge for two reasons, and two reasons alone; The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises. Both have had mounds of anticipation put upon them, and have been highly awaited by almost everyone. And in July, both will see the light of day. August is big, but only because it has a lot of releases; other than The Bourne Legacy and Total Recall, there's not a lot in terms of big budget genre affair. But even then, August has its positives. To find the scope of one of the biggest parts of the year, I suggest you hit the jump right now! Time for Part 4.