Last weekend Wonder Woman was released in theatres and it’s amazing. Seriously, you have to go see it if you haven’t. My wife, who isn’t a comic or superhero fan at all (except Batman. She has a thing for Batman, oddly enough) loved Wonder Woman. I plan on taking my son in the next week or so as well. Go see it. You’ll be rather impressed.
As we are into the second week of June, I started looking at what was coming out for the rest of this summer and planning on what I was seeing next. But first, here’s what I have seen thus far these last couple of weeks:
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 – Its fun! I liked it a lot, likely wont live up to the hype of the first one and I’m ok with that. Its an impossible task to surpass the unexpected surprise of the first movie.
Alien: Covenant – Stay the fuck away. Wait until it drops on Netflix. Seriously.
Wonder Woman – See above. And then go see it.
And here are the movies that I want to see in theatres this summer:
June 9: The Mummy – I’m not overly hyped to see this movie but if a friend called and asked (and maybe bought the ticket), I would go.
June 23: Transformers: The Last Knight – Honestly, the only reason I would go is because you almost have to see it in theatres, it’ll be so big and loud. I highly doubt it’ll be amazing, but it seems to follow the same logic (or illogical) as the Fast and Furious movies.
June 28: Baby Driver – Edgar Wright looks like he’s hit it out of the park. I get a very early Quentin Tarantino-vibe off these trailers.
June 30: Despicable Me 3 – I have kids. I’m going to be stuck going.
July 7: Spider-Man: Homecoming – I can’t wait to see this movie. Seriously…after 5 movies, it looks like Sony finally got Peter Parker right. Well, with the help of Marvel, of course.
July 14: The War for the Planet of the Apes – Yes! YES! Take my money!!! This looks amazing.
July 21: Dunkirk – Thus far, the trailers haven’t really hit a home run for me, but so far Christopher Nolan hasn’t done wrong by me so I’m in.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – I just re-watched The Fifth Element and it didn’t really hold up for me, but it was still enjoyable. The visuals look amazing but, if I don’t get to see it, I wouldn’t be heart broken.
August 18: The Hitman’s Bodyguard – This just looks…fun! At the end of a summer with huge blockbusters, I like having a plain old fun movie. And this will be it.
I know there are a lot of other movies within these months, like Atomic Blonde, The Dark Tower that are coming out. But honestly, I don’t know if I would go to see those in the theatre. Shit, as I type this, I think I do want to see The Dark Tower. So maybe I will. Who knows.
So what movies are you going to be watching this summer? Any sleeper movies I should be aware of? Whatever you end up watching, I hope it was worth the money you spent. Otherwise, that a kick in the junk. Much like Alien: Covenant. Fuck….