The first big movie of the summer is less than a week away, so let’s take this time to see what other big movies are coming out this summer season.
Captain America: Civil War, May 7th
So far we’ve seen DC’s answer to superheroes fighting superheroes in all of it’s glory/shame (delete where appropriate) and in less than a week we’ll see Marvel’s attempt. Early press for Civil War has been pretty great and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pumped to see this one.
The Nice Guys, May 20th
This is one of those movies I think I might be more excited for than others. The Nice Guys is kind of a spiritual successor to one of director Shane Black’s more popular movies, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. For those unfamiliar with the movie, watch this scene. Just going from the first trailer, Nice Guys looks like it’s got a lot of that same charm, which I’m certainly excited for.
X-men: Apocalypse, May 27th
Fox has been doing good recently with the X-men franchise, which has been on a critical roller coaster since X-Men: The Last Stand. Days of Future Past was definitely a high note for the series but it’s still possible to see this series take a turn for the worse with this installment.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, June 3rd
I was never a big TMNT fan, so when a TMNT movie came out in 2014 and it looked exactly like a Micheal Bay Transformers movie, my interest was completely nonexistent. Ultimately, my interest has yet to increase, but I will say the trailers make it look much better. It looks like it has the proper level of goofiness that comes with a movie about giant mutant ninja turtles
Warcraft, June 10
I’d say I was excited for Warcraft, but I don’t know if that’s the right word. Anxious is more like it. I really like the director, Duncan Jones, but there’s that curse on video game movies that looms over all attempts. I’m rooting hard for this one though. I think there’s a lot of potential to be had here.
Finding Dory, June 27th
Dory is one of my favorite Pixar characters and seeing more of her and the other Finding Nemo characters will be pretty great. Pixar’s been having a weird time with their movies as of late, though. They aren’t as reliable great as they were when Finding Nemo came out. Their track record with sequels that aren’t related to Toy Story has not been to particularly stellar, but maybe Finding Dory can change that.
Independence Day: Resurgence, June 24th
I’ve got to be honest: I’m not in the least bit excited for this one. I include it on here mainly because Independence Day has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. It just doesn’t in mine. The whole thing feels like someone’s trying to wring out some nostalgia dollars from people. Still, Roland Emmerich, the director of the original, is back again. That might be enough for people.
Ghostbusters July, 15th
I, like at least 607,632 people on youtube at the time of writing, was not impressed by the first trailer for Ghostbusters. I realize there’s a lot of controversy about the gender swapping of the lead characters, but that doesn’t really bother me at all. The trailer was just awful. I really like the cast involved here, so I’m still giving Ghostbusters the benefit of the doubt despite everything else telling me not to.
Star Trek: Beyond July 22
I wasn’t crazy about the last Star Trek and I haven’t heard too many great things about this one. I remember this story about Simon Pegg being asked to make the movie less “Trekky” which left a bad taste in my mouth. We have a slew of sci-fi action movies; we don’t need Star Trek to be one.
Jason Bourne, July 29
Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon made a pretty substantial mark in the world of spy thrillers with the original Bourne trilogy and it’s certainly refreshing to see the two come back to the franchise. It’s one of those film franchises that’s hard to find bad things to say about it, so let’s hope that trend continues.
Suicide Squad, August 5
The last superhero movie on this list and it’s in quite an odd spot. This’ll be Warner Bros first DC movie since Batman v Superman and their first non-Justice league related movie. Depending on how well this movie does, we could see drastic changes in Warner Bros’ game plan for their future.
Sausage Party August 12
Another, shall we say, interesting release. Sausage Party looks to be one of the first films to hop on that “R-rated films actually DO make money” train that Deadpool started. I’ve enjoyed Seth Rogen movies before, but I hope this movie can get past all the shock humor in the trailer.
written by Remy Williams, May 2nd 2016