WRITTEN BY: SCOTT BROWN | STAFF WRITER
School’s nearly out, summer’s almost here, and what is there to do but go to the cinemas and see some great blockbusters? There are many films that look promising that are coming out over the summer, some of which are blockbusters and others that are smaller films many people may not have heard of. Here is my list for some of the films that are coming out over the next few months that I am most excited for.
May 6th: “Captain America: Civil War”
This is one of my most anticipated films of the year, right behind “Star Wars: Rogue One” and the already released “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” It is the final act of the Captain America trilogy, following the amazing “Captain America: The Winter Solider.” Early reviews are fantastic so far, which makes me all the more excited.
May 20th: “The Nice Guys”
Starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, this film seemed nteresting when I saw the first trailer, but it wasn’t until the studio released the red-band trailer that I was fully on board. This looks like a fun mix between black comedy, crime mystery, and a period piece. It is a film that will hopefully provide a nice interlude for viewing between all of the blockbusters.
May 27th: “X-Men: Apocalypse”
The 9th film in the “X-Men” franchise and the third in the trilogy that started with “X-Men: First Class.” “First Class” and “Days of Future Past” are both amazing, which gives me a lot of hope for this film as well. I am also excited to see the performances of returning cast members, particularly James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast, as well as newcomers Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse. The trailers are great, and I am very excited for this next installment in this franchise.
June 17th: “Finding Dory”
The long-anticipated sequel to “Finding Nemo,” which is one of my favorite Pixar films. From the trailers, this looks like a great continuation of the story that we saw 13 years ago. I’m excited to see whether the final product meets my expectations.
June 24th: “Free State of Jones” A Civil War period piece starring Matthew McConaughey about a group of southerners who rebel against the Confederacy and create their own free state in the South where any man or woman, regardless of skin color, can be free. The trailer looks intense, and it looks like a possible, early Oscar contender.
July 1st: “The BFG”
This film is a new Roald Dahl adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg that looks quite interesting. Based on the trailer alone, this film looks like it will create a new fantastical world, but other than that I am a bit uneasy about this film. The only reason I am anticipating its release is because that is being directed by Steven Spielberg.
July 8th: “The Secret Life of Pets”
Pet lovers unite! No seriously though, the trailers for this film have been extremely funny so far and have caused me to become really interested in the film. Although my anticipation may also have something to do with my love for animals. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see this once it finally becomes available in theaters.
July 22nd: “Lights Out”
A new horror film based on a short film that has received millions of hits on YouTube. While “The Conjuring 2” is also coming out over the summer, this is the horror film that I am most excited for. The trailer is absolutely horrifying, and it looks like it will get under the audience’s skin with great psychological horror elements instead of just jump scares.
July 29th: “Jason Bourne” Yes! I am so excited about the fact that this film exists! Another Bourne film with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass is amazing! I love the Bourne franchise, mainly those with Matt Damon, and I am so excited to finally get another one that is hopefully fantastic as well.
August 5th: “Suicide Squad” This next film in the DC
Comics Extended Film Universe stars the villains of the DC Universe instead of the heroes, which is nice a change of pace for superhero films. Along with many first – time live – action incarnations of fan favorite characters, such as Harley Quinn, there is also the new incarnation of the Joker by Jared Leto, who looks awesome, and another appearance of Ben Affleck’s Batman.
August 12th: “Sausage Party” Warning: not a film for everyone. This is an animated film that, from the trailer, looks like an absurd R-rated comedy with the premise of kid’s film. It also promises to be absolutely hilarious with a great voice cast. Hopefully the film has the same quality as the trailer.
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