2013 Summer Movies Review

Jack Kovalik, Sports Beats Editor

Monsters University

The long awaited follow-up to Monsters Inc., this sequel did not disappoint. Even though the kids who watched Monsters Inc. in 2001 are now 12 years older, the movie still succeeded in entertaining audiences, and even succeeded financially. With a worldwide gross of $787.5 million, it is clear everyone embraced this animated flick.


Despicable Me 2

With an all-star cast including Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, Despicable Me 2 dominated the domestic market when it was released on July 3. Viewers young and old enjoyed the film. Minions ran amuck during the film, and they even tried out a new color in this movie.


The Hangover Part III

The third installment of this crazy trilogy fared poorly at the box office. Earning less than half of what the previous installment earned, Part III bored moviegoers with a so-so plot line and dark jokes. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 19 percent favorable rating. Consumers looking for a good weekend laugh were seriously disappointed with the new format of the movie, diverging from the backwards storytelling of the first two movies.


This Is The End

Arguably the most humorous movie of the summer, This Is The End starred James Franco, Seth Rogen, and a spectacular supporting cast. An end-of-the-world flick that refused to follow the norm of that genre, Franco and crew did not fail to entertain. A strange cameo from Channing Tatum is even in the mix. The movie focuses on six friends trying to survive in Franco’s house during a time of destruction. Craig Robinson and Danny McBride spice up the action with witty quips and some brilliant acting.