It might not seem like it, but summer is just around the corner, and with all that free time from classes and homework comes blockbuster season (except when you are getting your senior pictures). Sometimes there is nothing better than escaping to a cool, dark theater on an exceptionally hot summer day and enjoying a new movie with friends. If you’re not sure what to look out for coming up, we’ve got some BIG suggestions for the upcoming season, and man, oh man, is it a good one.
Avengers: Infinity War
If you have been living under a rock (or a large Infinity Stone), you may not know this is out! But, we had to mention it because, well…IT IS THE AVENGERS!!
While breaking box office records, most fans need to see this flick more than once as the Avengers, including the Guardians, unite to face Thanos. The beloved cast is back with a few more familiar faces from the franchise and is the most action-packed, star-studded, emotion-grabbing movies of the year.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Star Wars franchise has come back in a big way in recent years, adding much more depth and diversity to the story so many know and love, and this summer is no exception. Finally diving into one of the world’s most beloved characters’ backstory, fans will get a glimpse at what made Han Solo, well, Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters May 25. Who’s placing bets on Solo’s Kessel run making an appearance in this highly anticipated origin film?
The conWOMEN are back in town in this classic series’ latest installment. Ocean’s Eleven finally gets the girl power treatment it deserves in Ocean’s 8. With a star-studded cast (as per usual) featuring the likes of Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rhianna, Minda Kaling, Awkwafina, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter, this is hands-down a must-see for anyone who likes to watch clever women get away with some seriously impressive heisting. If this has been on your list, get ready to head to theaters, on, aptly, June 8.
In the vein of childhood classics come back to bring us new joy, Pixar has (finally) done it again with Incredibles 2, a sequel over a decade in the making. Will we finally know how many power Jack-Jack has? Who will the new villain be? How will this super-family work together to save the world? We have so many questions, and we’re finally, finally getting some answers come June 15.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Look, we know the whole remaking old classics thing is kind of a ~theme~ right now, but it’s a good one, and we stand by it, especially when it comes to the effortless and exciting fun of summer blockbusters. Jurassic World, the new chapters of the ever-popular Jurassic Park series is back with a new story you won’t want to miss in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Could this be the end of human’s semi-peaceful coexistence with the dinosaurs as we know it? We won’t know until we watch it, but what we do know is Jeff Goldblum is returning to his role as Ian Malcom, and if that’s not enough reason to get your butts in the theater, Chris Pratt’s abs ought to do the trick. This monster of a film hits theaters June 22.
And honestly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a heck of a lineup coming this summer, with something for pretty much everyone, so grab your friends, get a jumbo popcorn with extra butter, and make an afternoon of it.