So unbelievably, today marks the official beginning of summer (I say unbelievably because it’s been in the high 80s pretty much since the start of May). And with summer comes even more movies to enjoy! While I got off to an insane start with movie-watching earlier this year (especially March), the growing chaos of my work load means that I must be exceptionally picky with any movies I watch this summer. So on that note, here are a list of the big movies that have caught my eye and I may (or may not) go to see them. Let’s run down the list!
First up is Despicable Me 3, coming out on June 30th. To be fair, I haven’t seen any of the Despicable Me films to date, but this one looks really funny, and you know me, I’m always up for a good laugh. I’m also intrigued by Gru’s twin brother.
And then on July 7th comes the movie we’ve all been waiting for, Spider-Man: Homecoming!! This is a movie I WILL be seeing one way or another (unless it bombs, in which case forget it), and yes it may have everything to do with seeing the Iron Man interacting with Spider-Man awesomeness. Also Michael Keaton is the villain, so how can it go wrong?
The next week, on July 14th, will see the latest installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes. Believe it or not, I have never actually seen any Planet of the Apes film in its entirety (I once saw the first ten minutes of the original film, and the ending of the 2001 film, which weirded me out). I have an idea of how this film is going to end, and I might be persuaded to go see it just to see if I’m right. Also, this may be the film that connects back to the original, as the little girl has been confirmed to be Nova, a mute female that appears in the original 1968 film.
The week after THAT is a movie I’ve personally been looking forward to and that’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I’m all for new science fiction films and I’m praying with all my might that this film isn’t a dud. The visuals look stunning, and if the film pulls it off I’m sure there will be sequels to come.
Now for a movie that I’m NOT looking forward to in the slightest (though I’m curious to see how it performs) and that is The Emoji Movie, which premieres the last week of July. I can barely imagine the pitch meeting that led to this film being created outside of a conversation that went something like “Hey, let’s make a movie where emojis are alive!” It is without a doubt the stupidest film concept I’ve seen recently (at least since Pixels). This is one of those films that will be badly dated in ten years (if not sooner).
Thankfully, Atomic Blonde is releasing the same week as The Emoji Movie and will likely blow that stupid film out of the water. I hadn’t heard about this film until recently (I saw a preview when I went to see Alien: Covenant) but it looks really good and I’m definitely going to see this one. It’s a spy-action film set shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall and Charlize Theron plays a spy who must investigate the murder of a fellow agent. Of course nothing is what it seems.
And since there isn’t really anything I want to see in August, that’s about it for my list. What are you looking forward to seeing the rest of this summer? I can’t wait to hear all about it in the comments below 🙂 Have a good Wednesday, we’re halfway through the week!
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