Three Must-See Movies of Summer 2014, a Review

I am honored to have the task of recommending three must-see movies of the Summer of 2014. I have decided on three separate genres; the first being an action/adventure film, the second a comedy and the third a date movie. Normally, I am not one to suggest films of the comedic or romantic nature, but taking into consideration the interests of my peers, I’ve decided to broaden my horizons. I hope the readers here take note as to why I suggest these movies because I am confident they will entertain the vast majority of audiences.

Date Movie—“The Fault In Our Stars”

Yep…I pretty much have to mention this one. Based on a book published in January of 2012, “Our Fault in the Stars” follows the story of two teenagers, Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters who meet in a cancer support group. These two characters form a strong bond that leads to a relationship they must balance with their sicknesses. Through the story the audience is supposed to experience the difficulties of being on an emotional rollercoaster. While I personally haven’t read the story myself, I have heard of various positive comments from my peers. The trailer for this film looks excellent, it sounds like a solid story, and there’s already a buzz going on about it. I recommend any couple to see it.

Comedy—“How To Train Your Dragon 2”

Another movie based on a book series is How To Train Your Dragon. The movie revolves around a young Viking named Hiccup and his Dragon, Toothless. The sequel, taking place several years after the events of the first film which unites dragons and Vikings, now have trouble brewing due to new discoveries of land and dragons that are more hostile. How To Train Your Dragon 2 at first might sound like an adventure movie but taking into consideration that it’s a product of Dreamworks Animation, it’s likely comedy will be one of its main focuses. If one is searching for a good laugh and an interesting story, then I’m sure this one will satisfy.

Action/Adventure—“Godzilla”

If there were ever a movie Hollywood has had trouble reinventing, it would be Godzilla.

Throughout the past several decades, the Godzilla franchise has been in limbo trying to create a movie that is both entertaining to fans and general audiences without being a box office bomb. While it must have been a great challenge for both the filmmakers and Warner Bros. Studios to reinvent this Japanese epic, I feel confident in this recommendation. The movie trailer astounded me by the way it shrouded its story in mystery, making the audience believe it could be about anything catastrophic, only to be revealed to us a minute later with the sound of the monster‘s scream. A trailer that intriguing that must have some knowledge of what Godzilla truly is, the King of the Monsters. If you like destruction, adventure, and a good mystery; this is the movie for you.

The Crusader Raid, Vol. 6, Num. 4.
The Spring/Summer Issue
May 2014

Written by Kaden Quinn

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