Movies to Watch Out For This Summer

Artwork by Eli Cantor

When you watch a movie, do you like to be scared?

If you said yes, then you would probably be interested in The Conjuring 2, and The Purge: Election Year. The Conjuring 2 is a supernatural horror film. The Purge: Election Year follows characters trying to survive one annual night where any crime is legal. Both of these sequels were made with high demand, so they should not disappoint.

Do you like watching cartoons?

If that’s the case, then you would be interested in the popular animated movies Finding Dory and Ice Age: Collision Course. Finding Dory is the sequel to Disney’s Finding Nemo. In Finding Dory, a friendly fish named Dory, who suffers short-term memory loss, searches for her parents. Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth Ice Age film. It revolves around wooly mammoths forced to leave their home due to the changing environment. The predecessors to both of these movies were extremely popular, so Finding Dory and Ice Age will likely be hits too.

Are you interested in any make-believe or fantasy films?

If so, then you should consider watching Pete’s Dragon and The BFG. Pete’s Dragon is about a little girl who grew up hearing tales of a friendly dragon in the woods. She sets off on a quest to find this dragon after hearing from a boy, Pete, who swears that he lives with him. Another movie, based off Roald Dahl’s popular novel of the same name, is The BFG (the Big Friendly Giant). It is about an orphan named Sophie and her friendship with the BFG. If you like fantasy, then these two films are definitely for you.

Are you a fan of any superhero or science-fiction movies?

Then you should watch Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, Ghostbusters, or Independence Day: Resurgence. Suicide Squad is about supervillains who were asked by the government to perform dangerous missions. With Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Cara Delevingne, this movie isn’t even out and has been picked up for a sequel. Star Trek Beyond is the sequel to both Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness and focuses on the Enterprise crew stranded on a planet with hostile aliens. Ghostbusters is a spin on the original 1984 film about searching New York for ghosts. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are only a couple of the famous names in the cast list, making it sure to be hilarious. Independence Day: Resurgence has the premise of Earth being threatened by aliens. This second installment, without Will Smith as the star, forces countries to work together to fight the invading aliens. All of these movies have great casts that will definitely attract a lot of attention.

Do you like to be on the edge of your seat?

Then you should go see action/ adventure movies such as Jason Bourne and The Legend of Tarzan. Jason Bourne is an AmericanGerman spy thriller. The film stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne and is the fifth movie in the franchise. The Legend of Tarzan revolves around Tarzan’s return to Africa to help with trade between other countries. However, little does he know, he is being used to benefit the Belgian captain’s best interests. These two movies both sound great!

When you watch a movie, are you looking for something to make you laugh?

If you said yes, then you would be interested in Central Intelligence, Sausage Party, and The Secret Life of Pets. Central Intelligence stars Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson and Kevin Hart. They combine efforts to save the American satellite spy system. Sausage Party, an animated film, follows one sausage’s journey in discovering where he came from (what he is made of). It stars Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. The Secret Life of Pets, animation by the creators of Despicable Me, follows the life and personalities of pets when they are home alone. If no other previous options applied to you, you can’t go wrong with one of these movies!

By Julie Stowell

 

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