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11 summer films for geeks and techies

Why geeks will want to head to the cinema this summer

It's summer movie time again, time for the movie studios to trot out blockbusters with explosions and all sorts of fun. We look at 11 films that tech fans and geeks will definitely want to see.

Shrek: Forever After (July 2)

The latest adventure of the ogre named Shrek and his adventures in Far, Far Away continue.

In this tale, Shrek makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin to experience a day in which he can be a real ogre, but there's mischief involved and Shrek ends up in a world where he and his wife, Fiona have never met.

Why geeks what to see it
Computer-generated cartoons are still a big hit with us (we secretly wonder about the processing power involved in creating the animation), and those of us now with kids have shown them the first three Shrek movies over and over again.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (May 21)

The people who were able to transform a Disney ride into a movie (Pirates of the Caribbean) hope to do the same with this video game series, in which an adventurous prince in medieval Persia teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from destroying the world.

Why geeks want to see it

The movie is based on a popular video game series, maybe this will be a video game-to-movie conversion that works, unlike several others in the past that haven't. Computer-generated fight sequences abundant here as well.

NEXT PAGE: The A-Team and Toy Story 3

  1. Why geeks will want to head to the cinema this summer
  2. Shrek: Forever After and Prince of Persia: The sands of time
  3. The A-Team and Toy Story 3
  4. Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender
  5. Inception and The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  6. Scott Pilgrim vs the World

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