No, for real.
And with the tank tops and flip flops also come some big time movies. This summer looks to once again offer a handful or two of sequels and continued stories of flicks we already know and love, as well as some new ideas in a variety of genres.
Whichever flicks are on your summer must-see list, I hope you enjoy and talk to your friends about them.
These are some of the titles I’m most looking forward to seeing. Here we go:
Avengers: Infinity War – April 27
Marvel’s super hero concept goes all out in the first big summer flick and brings together just about every costumed do-gooder in the franchise.
“Infinity War” looks to be the mother of all comic book movies. I anticipate a ton of action; subtle humor with some inside jokes; tension between, of course, Tony Stark and Steve Rogers; that trademark Stan Lee Cameo – and a surprise or two.
Is it April 27 yet??
Deadpool 2 – May 18
A second helping of Ryan Reynolds slinging insults and serving up wise cracks while battling baddies in a fashion most charming? YES, please!
I mean, who isn’t excited for “Deadpool 2”? It’s gonna be all sorts of amazing.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – May 25
As a branched-off chapter of the Star Wars saga, “Solo” already has a built-in audience. Probably.
The origin of everyone’s favorite smuggler, scoundrel and hero piques curiosities, no doubt – but it’s a slippery slope when toying with such a classic and beloved character. Alden Ehrenreich (who?) has some mighty big boots to fill – and a fairly significant ego to distinguish. We’ll find out in May how he fares.
Oceans 8 – June 8
Move over, fellas; it’s time for the ladies to shine in this spin-off movie from the franchise rebooted by Steven Soderbergh in 2007’s “Oceans 11.”
“Oceans 8” is neither a remake nor a sequel but rather another story spawned from the connection to a familiar character, and it’s chock full of female talent. Giggity!
Tag – June 15
I recently saw a trailer for this comedy about a group of friend continuing a decades-long playground game that’s apparently based on a true story.
“Tag” looks kind of hilarious. And it’s got Jon Hamm. Meow.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 22
Is it any surprise that life once again “finds a way”?
Mixing Chris Pratt’s charm (and hotness, let’s be honest) with Jeff Goldblum’s kookiness, then adding dinosaurs and setting it all to that iconic anthem is the cinematic combination for which summers were made. Am I right?
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – July 27
Not sure if it’s the in-depth storylines, or the addition of Simon Pegg’s random humor, or that Tom Cruise is crazy enough to perform some of the most dangerous and gnarly stunts ever, but these “M:I” flicks have really upped the ante for big action blockbusters.
“Fallout” looks like it’ll continue on that in-freakin’-credible path.
Christopher Robin – August 3
I absolutely loved “Paddington” and its sequel (which is even better, if you can bear-lieve that), and I’m hoping this Winnie-the-Pooh tale is equally as enjoyable with just as much heart.
The teaser trailer for “Christopher Robin” is altogether magical, so my hopes are high.
Let me know which movies you’re most looking forward to this summer. To help you out, here’s a list of the flicks coming soon to a theater near you:
Avengers: Infinity War
Life of the Party
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Incredibles 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
The First Purge
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hotel Transylvania 3
The Equalizer 2
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Sorry to Bother You
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
The Darkest Minds
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Crazy Rich Asians
The Happytime Murders
* Information courtesy of www.firstshowing.net. Release dates are subject to change.
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