As the summer movie season rolls along, it seems to get more interesting. Let’s take a look at July’s releases in the Guys Girl Summer Movie Preview…



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The Lone Ranger

(Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp)

Lone Ranger

+ New take on Lone Ranger’s origin told by his partner, Tonto

+ Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski reunited (team that brought us Pirates of the Caribbean)

– Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski reunited (team that brought us Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3)

Despicable Me 2

(Voices of Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong)

+ Gru uses his former villainy expertise to help stop a new bad guy

+ Has potential to be great in 3-D. First film was one of the best to use it.

+ The Minions

Pacific Rim

(Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman)

+ Humans control giant robots to fight Godzilla type creatures!

+ Guillermo Del Toro is a master with strange creature design (Pan’s Labryinth, Hellboy, Blade 2)

+ Looks to be the biggest special effects film of the summer without a superhero

Grown Ups 2

(Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade)

Grown Ups 2

+ Grownups have moved back to their hometown for more SNL style hijinks

+ First film was one of the funniest in recent memory for all 4 of these guys

– Could be more of the same jokes;

Red 2

(Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones)

RED 2 poster still 2013

+ Bruce Willis and crew of retired hitmen are tracking a nuke. And out of retirement. Again.

+ Looks to have same balance of action and humor of previous film

+ Byung-hun Lee aka “Storm Shadow” from GI Joe movies

– No Morgan Freeman


(Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon)

+ Based on a graphic novel about undead police arresting the dead????

+ Has a Men In Black vibe, but with Green Lantern and Rooster Cogburn

– Has a Men In Black vibe; might be written off as a clone

– Plot might be too strange


(Voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamattia, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson)


+ A snail wants nothing more than to go fast and gets his dream to participate in the Indy 500

+ Cars meets Ricky Bobby

+ Dreamworks Animation (Kung Fu Panda, Shrek)

– Hopefully, not really like Cars

The Wolverine

(Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto)

+ Based on great Frank Miller Wolverine story, Logan travels to Japan

+ Sequel that hopes to erase bad mojo of previous Wolverine movie

+ Wolverine’s murky past, Jean Grey and possibly Silver Samurai (for you comic book nerds)

July looks to be a very promising month. Comedies, action, family films and another comic book movie. Keep it here on Guys Girl for the coolest movies this summer!