Fourth-day Universe's Summer Watchlist

(Yes, we're starting with May.) Fourth-day Universe exists, in part, to promote sci-fi awareness. Many people who claim to not like science fiction still enjoy movies such as Avatar, Back to the Future, Kate and Leopold, and many, many other movies that have only one thing in common: to some degree or another, they all possess an element of science fiction or fantasy.

This list is of all the movies coming out this year, from May to August, that Fourth-day will watch and report on for our website. If you're planning to see these movies and would like to be a guest contributor, then contact one of our admins for details on how. If there's another movie in this time period you think we should add to the list, then just let us know in the comments.
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1.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ The first of four highly anticipated comic book movies coming out this year, and the latest in the lead-up to next year's Avengers movie. ” - paperback_wizard
 
2.
Priest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ Based on the graphic novel, this futuristic vampire movie features Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, and many other fine actors. ” - paperback_wizard
 
3.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ The highly popular series revives with a search for the fabled Fountain of Youth ... and the inclusion into the movie universe of Blackbeard, the most feared pirate of them all. ” - paperback_wizard
 
4.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
“ Speaking of sequels, Jack Black readies to deliver the thunder once more as he joins an all-new team of kung fu masters. ” - paperback_wizard
 
5.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ This movie will explore the origins of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, two very powerful mutants who have different views on their place in mankind. ” - paperback_wizard
 
6.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Perhaps the lighthearted hit of the summer; or perhaps just another in a long line of alien invasion movies. J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up to deliver a movie about a few young friends who, with their super 8 movie camera, witness extraordinary events in their hometown. ” - paperback_wizard
 
7.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ The hype couldn't be better after the second, and much better, trailer was released. It's time for the first live-action Green Lantern movie (but certainly not the last). ” - paperback_wizard
 
8.
Cars 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
“ Lightning McQueen returns to the racetrack, this time to compete with the best in the world. ” - paperback_wizard
 
9.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. (154 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ The latest addition to Michael Bay's film series, which has the Autobots and Decepticons racing to discover secrets hidden on the far side of the moon. ” - paperback_wizard
 
10.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ The final and most anticipated chapter in the phenomenal series. After seeing the first part, we have nothing but great expectations for this movie. ” - paperback_wizard
 
11.
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When the Sultan's first born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her. (89 mins.)
“ Perhaps the original fantasy adventure tale, now returning to the screen with Shahin Sean Solimon starring and directing. ” - paperback_wizard
 
12.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Though we haven't seen much of the movie (still just one and a half trailers as of this posting), what we've seen has been fantastic. This could be the greatest comic book movie to come out this summer. ” - paperback_wizard
 
13.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ The Sci-fi Western genre hasn't always been that successful, but with Jon Favreau at the helm and starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, this movie has the potential to change that. ” - paperback_wizard
 
14.
The Smurfs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Speaking of "not always that successful", taking an old TV cartoon and changing it into a live-action movie has proven lately to be a bit like using a stick of dynamite as a birthday candle. Maybe, just maybe, Neil Patrick Harris can pull it off. ” - paperback_wizard
 
15.
The Ghostmaker (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A group of friends use an ancient coffin to experience the world as ghosts. Inspired by true events. (91 mins.)
Director: Mauro Borrelli
“ This late summer release promises to be an exciting spin on the old-fashioned ghost story. ” - paperback_wizard
 
16.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
“ Prequel? Reboot? Who knows what direction this movie will take the franchise. It remains, still, one of the classics of science fiction. ” - paperback_wizard
 
17.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Speaking of reboots of classic series, Jason Momoa steps into the boots once filled by Schwarzenegger himself to play the iconic Cimmerian adventurer. ” - paperback_wizard
 
18.
Fright Night (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
“ August is just lousy with reboots, isn't it? This one, penned by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), is of the 80's comedy horror classic. ” - paperback_wizard
 
19.
Suing the Devil (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century and pleads the fifth. He readily admits that he cannot take on the flesh. Genesis 3:14 confirms this as he is only allowed to eat dust! (97 mins.)
Director: Timothy A. Chey
“ This one promises to be "the trial of the century" as a law student sues the Devil for $8 trillion. That's a touch more than a shiny fiddle made of gold. Wonder what the Devil gets if the boy loses? ” - paperback_wizard