Wake Up! Here Are Some 2011 Summer Movie Sleepers

Fourteen-year-olds (of all ages) are juiced for the summer of 2011, because not only do we have the much-anticipated Marvel Comics blockbuster Captain America on tap, we’re also primed for some intergalactic action with DC Comics’ emerald avenger Green Lantern, more hardy (ar-harr) hijinks with Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and a lot of monkeying around with the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In the midst of this cinematic cacophony, the movie addict overstuffed with effects-heavy efforts might reasonably ask: Is that all there is?

Movie Irv is back just in time to clue you in on a few summer “sleepers” he believes will act as effective counterprogramming as we enter a season sweltering with superheroes, sequels, and reboots: