2013 Summer BlockBusters

Joe Lynch, Correspondent

Iron Man 3 (May 3)

When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

The Great Gatsby (May 10)

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (May 17)

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

 The Hangover: Part III (May 24)

 This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

 Fast and Furious 6 (May 24)

Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

 After Earth (June 7)

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Man of Steel (June 14)

 A young journalist, molded by the morals of his earth parents, discovers that he is gifted with powers beyond his imagination, and he uses those powers to defend his adopted home from an insidious evil.

 Monsters University (June 21)

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

 World War Z (June 21)

 United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

 Despicable Me 2 (July 3)

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

 Pacific Rim (July 12)

When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

 Grown Ups 2 (July 12)

Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.