Sometime yesterday afternoon it dawned on me that I will be seeing the long-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 next Thursday. I have been aching to see this film ever since I borrowed the first Guardians of the Galaxy from Redbox and realized how stupid I was to miss out on that film when it was in theaters!!
As far as I can tell from the previews, Vol. 2 is going to build off the craziness of the original and take it to completely new levels of awesome. I think I speak for everyone when I say Baby Groot looks completely awesome (I especially can’t wait to see how the whole “Button of Doom” thing is going to play out.) Also I want to know more about Mantis and how in the world is there such a thing as a Living Planet? (I haven’t really read any of the Guardians of the Galaxy comics so I have zero idea who this Ego guy is or what to expect from him.)
And then two weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy comes Alien: Covenant. I’m itching to see what happened to Shaw in the gap between Prometheus and this film, and even though it is strongly implied that nothing good happened to her, I still really want to know what the heck David has done to her!! And why?? I know this movie is going to absolutely terrify me, and I’m going to enjoy every second of it!!
Looking ahead into June, there are two films that I will be watching very closely (though I’m still on the fence about seeing them in the theater): Wonder Woman and The Mummy. I desperately want Wonder Woman to be awesome, it’s no secret that the DCU has received mixed reviews, and if they don’t get an undeniable hit soon, then Justice League is royally screwed. So for everyone’s sake, I hope Wonder Woman is as good as it looks.
And then there’s The Mummy…I have seen all the trailers (international and domestic), I’ve rolled it over in my mind, and I still can’t get behind this film. Okay, I admit, the backstory is…alright. But everything else…is NOT alright. As I see it, this film will either be a sleeper hit or it’s going to totally BOMB, and I can’t wait to see which it will be.
These are the films I’m anticipating at this present moment as the summer box office season begins to get under way. Hopefully it does much better than LAST summer.
What films are you looking forward to? Please let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it 🙂
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