The Year of the Sequels: 2011 Movies

Monday, October 17 by Mishka Bulldozer

If you need a reason to get psyched, consider looking up information on these upcoming 2011 movies. The following are some of the most highly-anticipated films coming out in 2011 and are sure to make a huge blast at the box office. If you feel that you're film urge has yet to be satisfied, consider getting pumped for these 2011 movies.

"Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Johnny Depp is back as the silver-tongued Captain Jack Sparrow, starring in a high-sailing adventure that is sure to not disappoint. Penelope Cruz joins the cast as a former flame of Sparrow who will help him towards his next conquest: The Fountain Of Youth. If you need some 2011 movies to look forward to, be sure to keep May 20 open for this one!

"The Hangover Part II." Get ready for the return of The Wolfpack! Everyone's favorite Vegas boys reunite in Thailand for their friend's wedding in the sequel to one of the biggest movies of the past few years. With a release date of May 26, this is sure to be one of the biggest 2011 movies yet!

"Kung Fu Panda 2." If you think that any of these 2011 movies are not suited for the younger audiences, we have a great one for you! Jack Black reprises his role as the portly panda in this animated delight that is sure to be a blend of high-octane action and topical humor. Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and Seth Rogen will also voice the same characters they did in the previous entrant to the film series. Be sure to keep May 27 open for its primary release.

"X-Men: First Class." This is easily one of the biggest 2011 movies that has us on the edge of our seats. The "X-Men" film series was remarkable in its ability to make a comic saga accessible while still staying true to its roots, and this trip back in time is sure to not disappoint. This film will take the audience back in time to the 1960s before Charlies Xavier and Eric Lensherr were Professor X and Magneto, respectively. Instead, expect a dive into the comic mythos as you're shown the inception of what will become the X-Men. Even though we have yet to see an actual trailer, we cannot wait for its June 3 release.

"Transformers: Dark Of The Moon." We know, a "Transformers" movie without Megan Fox. Blasphemy, right? We're interested to see what Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the slated new love interest, has to show for this Michale Bay-fueled epic. We're also excited to see Optimus Prime on the big screen, but we're not so pumped for the slew of new product tie-ins that are the inevitability with "Transformers" movies. Still, this is definitely going to be one of the biggest 2011 as far as we can tell. July 1, the film's official release, is going to be a big one indeed.

-Gautam Jayanthi

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