Grab Your Popcorn, Broomfield! The Summer Blockbuster Season is Coming.
Apr 15, 2019 10:38AM
By Missy Ruzicka
Summer blockbuster movies, is there anything better? We’ve all seen the trailers and have our favorites picked. Here is a quick list of the movies I can’t wait to see and ones that I didn’t even know I wanted to see.
MAY: You could go to a movie a day and not see all that May has to offer.
We start off the month with the animated movie Ugly Dolls for the kiddos and Long Shot with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan for the adults. May 10 comes packed with laughs from Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu to the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels called The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.
Keanu Reeves’ sleeper hit John Wick sees its third installment Parabellum shooting into theaters on the May 17.
Memorial weekend brings one of the most anticipated movies of the summer with the live action version of Aladdin with Will Smith taking the role as our beloved Genie. If the trailers are any indication it will be a whole new world to fall in love with.
We round out the month of May with three big ones; literally. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to destroy life as we know it in this epic battle of the Titans. And Taron Egerton brings the young, amazingly talented Sir Elton John to life in Rocketman. Mr. Egerton’s singing even impressed Elton John, so you know the soundtrack will be a must have for your summer tunes. Trailers for the psychological horror movie Ma starring the wickedly talented Octavia Spencer is sure to keep horror fans happy with this truly creepy tale.
JUNE: Schools out and the summer hits keep coming.
We start out the month with the hilarious sequel to the Secret Life of Pets with the talented voices of Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, and Harrison Ford. If animated movies aren’t for you, Mindy Kaling’s comedy-drama Late Night comes out starring the ever-perfect Emma Thompson. One of my favorite franchises, the X-men, have Dark Phoenix lighting up the screen as well.
Mid-June sees a big battle of box-office giants with Men in Black vs. Shaft. The dynamic duel of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who shined in Thor: Ragnarok, now take on aliens right here on Earth in Men in Black: International. MIB be battling for our box office dollars against one of the coolest film characters ever, Shaft. Originally played by Richard Roundtree, Shaft is now being played by the ever-cool Samuel L. Jackson. I was thrilled to see Roundtree, the original Shaft in the trailer playing besides Jackson as Shaft Senior.
June ends with Toy Story 4, as Buzz, Woody and our favorite gang of toys are at it again giving us all the feels in their last installment of this wonderful franchise that has kept us entertained for almost a quarter of a century. Just hearing Tim Allen’s and Tom Hanks’ voices brings a smile to my face.
JULY:The summer days are hot and movies are just as cool.
Peter Parker is somehow alive for his next movie Spiderman: Far From Home which kicks off July 4th weekend! Spiderman has always been one of my favorites and I like Tom Holland’s version so I’m really looking forward to this next adventure.
One of the most anticipated of Disney’s animation movies turned live action is that of the Lion King. I was hesitant until the teaser trailer came out and it is the same frame by frame as its animated version including the legendary voice of James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Take my money.
July wraps up with Quentin Tarantino’s dark comedy, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie which is sure to be a wild ride.
AUGUST: Kids heading back to school and movies jumping right out of the books.
As an elementary librarian, I always get excited to see books turned into movies. Not because they are wonderful adaptations, quiet the contrary, they are usually pretty bad, but because it’s my chance to get a whole new bunch of readers hooked on the books. August sees two beloved book series come to life. Artemis Fowl movie will be based on the first two novels of Eoin Colfer’s series about a genius 12-year-old and his race to save his criminal mastermind father. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is one of the most checked out series in my library. These spooky short stories will surely make an entertaining afternoon.
I love movies like Goonies, Super 8, and Stand by Me, where the kids are the stars of great adventures. Good Boys starring Jacob Tremblay reminds me of those but with a rated R rating it should be hilarious with a hint of ridiculousness that is perfect right before school starts.
This summer is sure to be wildly entertaining with a little bit for every kind of movie buff; animated favorites, action packed superheroes, intense thrillers, hide behind your hand horror films, and family friendly comedies all await us this summer!