Summer is a great time for big budget movies to hit the cinemas. The younger lot is having the summer break and would sure to go to cinemas to watch their favorite movies. Most of the parents would also take their annual leave with the kid’s vacation. So the summer movie releases has become a big deal and people look forward to summer, besides for other things, for great movies to release too. Many blockbuster movies are releasing in summers this year too.
Here we take look at some of them and inform our readers about what is in store for them for this summer so they can plan ahead and book their tickets in time. Many sequels are in line as well as some new franchises are making their debut at the big screens this summer. Plenty of action, comedy and drama all in store for us this summer. And of course summer is not complete without a dose of super heroes and this year there is not one or two but three super hero movies releasing one after the other. Animations, and live action all you can enjoy this summer.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Releasing on 5th May, 2017, the summer’s first big offering is the sequel to the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. Once again the fate of the universe lies on the shoulders of the self-proclaimed Star Lord (Chris Pratt). As the trailer suggests Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana) and Star Lord are now more than just forced to work together, partners in crime. Finally we will know something about Peter Quill’s true parentage as we meet his father in this movie. Rocket, the sarcastic mercenary and bounty hunter, is back and along with him is what I think is the biggest attraction of this movie Baby Groot. The last movie was a big hit and it did leave a vast room for the sequel. Let’s see whether it lives up to the expectations or not.
The Baywatch movie releases on the 26th of May and features Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Zac Efron as lifeguards. Johnson stars as a man devoted to this job and his life centers on saving the lives of people on the beach. On the other hand Zac Effron stars as Matt Brody, a guy who has no respect for his work and is just interested in having a good time at the beach. The two of them hit off at the wrong end right from the beginning. However they are forced to put aside their differences to work together as a team to uncover a criminal plot that threatens to shut down the beach altogether. The movie also stars Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra (of Quantico fame) as Victoria Leeds, the main antagonist in the film. The movie is rated R and there is a lot of skin show as of course it is Baywatch movie. The director Seth Rogen has given us many comedies before, let’s see if Baywatch becomes a blockbuster movie and keeps the audience entertained or not.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Summer is a great time to release movies for kids. In the long holidays kids are bound to get bored and parents would be more than willing to take the kids to theaters to keep them entertained. The wimpy kid series has been highly popular because of its near to real depiction of middle school life and challenges that young boys face during the adolescence and early teens. It is not in the blockbuster movies list but is quite good. Jeff Kenny’s comic timings is great and the hilarious situations that the protagonist Greg Hefley finds himself into, are enough to keep the audience entertained throughout the series.
In this new adventure, the family goes on a road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebrations. Sadly the cast has been changed completely. Of course Zachary Gordon who played the original Greg is now too big to reprise the role of a 5th grader, people are surely going to miss him and all the other original cast members. Whether the new cast can create the same magic as the original ones, remains to be seen.
Movies expected to be blockbuster this summer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales
The final adventure in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, people will surely be thronging the cinemas just to see Johnny Depp reprising the beloved role of Captain Jack Sparrow for the very last time. This alone is enough to make this a blockbuster movie. Once again Jack Sparrow find himself in a peril, as the horrendous Captain Salazaar (played by Javier Bardem) is after the life of Jack Sparrow as well as every pirate that roams the seas. Jack needs the trident of Posiedon to save his life but in order to get it he has to form an unlikely alliance with an astronomer Carina (Kaya Scodelario) and a sailor from the Navy, Henry (Brendon Thwaites). The trailer looks promising. There is plenty of cool CGI. Although the last two Pirates of the Caribbean were not as good as the first three, this one being the last adventure may surpass all its predecessors.
This year we are finally going to see DC world’s Wonder Woman on big screen. This trailer is by far the best among all the summer movies. Gal Gadot looks amazing as the wonder woman/ Diana prince. The movie looks fully action packed and Gadot shows some great action moves in the trailer. The cinematography also looks great and the scenic locations are an eye candy. Super hero movies, even if they are average do good at the box office. This one is all set to break records because it seems to be a better made super hero movie. It seems DC is finally about to create super hero franchise that is worth looking forward too. Chris Pine as Steve Trevor a US Air force pilot seems to have done a good job too but I really hope the main screen time is given to the wonder woman and Steve does not end up becoming her savior in the end. It releases in cinemas on 2nd June 17.
so this time The Mummy is hugely relying on Tom Cruise carizma to make the series work. It is not a sequel or a reboot of the original Mummy series. Infact it is a whole new story. The first half of the trailer shows some plane action. How does Tom cruise survive the plane crash, that will be answered after watching the movie. The similarity between the previous series and this one ends at the mummy rising from the dead. This time it is a female princess and she wanted something that was denied to her. This one does not look epic but will be a good one time watch. The mummy here does not look like a mummy but more like monster and the multiple pupils in the eye is downright creepy. Releasing on 9th June the movie stars Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella along with Tom Cruise and if it is successful we are sure to see a lot of monster movies like this in future. It is a universal pictures production. If you liked the previous mummy movies, do give this one a try too.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Releasing on the same date as the Mummy, this one looks like a really fun movie. The captain underpants looks hilarious and lovable and we are sure to love his adventures. It is based on a reknowed book series of the same name by Dav Pilkay. This is the first adventure in the series. Two boys George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created their own comic book character Captain Underpants. They end up hypnotizing their extremely unfriendly and bad tempered principle into becoming captain underpants. What happen next remains to be seen but this one is must for those who are interested in having a good laugh. Of course parents with kids, do book your tickets for this one.
No matter how many cars movies Disney will produce, they would not lose their appeal. And this time the competition is tougher. Now our beloved Lightening Mcqueen faces competition with the new generation of cars. The new generation is stronger and faster and Mcqueen seems to be in trouble when facing such tough competitors.
Using the voice talents of Armie Hammer, Owen Wilson and Bonnie Hunt, this cars movie looks a promising one. Although the planes and trucks series could not become as great this series. Releasing on 16th June, even if the movie does not do well, the cars toys will give Disney millions of dollars in return so it is a win win situation for them.
Transformers: The last knight
The director David Bay returns with the Transformers series in the fifth instalment. Transformers the last knight. Here we witness that optimus prime has left the earth. Now humans and transformers are at war with each other. The earth is in a very bad shape and future looks bleak. Now let’s see what will bring optimus prime back and how the future will be saved. The story line may be weak like the last two movies but the CGI and transformer fans will make it a success once again. Frankly I still miss Shia Labeof and Megan Fox in this franchise. Mark Walberg is good but the rest of the cast is just forgettable. May be this movie needs a new young adult face instead of Walberg to make it better. Anyway not to offend any transformer fan, let us wait and see what this movie has to offer.
Despicable Me 3
Frankly this is the movie I am waiting for most anxiously. Whether it becomes a blockbuster or not, many people will find it to be their favorite summer movie. Gru and minions join forces in Despicable me 3. What more do you want. Here we see a new villain Balthazar Bratt. He was a child star and now he has hatched up a plan to rule over the world. The anti villain league has appointed Gru and Lucy to take care of him. Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker have lend their voices to the movie. The movie will be a big hit banking on the success of the previous ones. Just wait for this one. It is releasing on 30th June. You all know what you would be doing on the 30th.
Another movie that is being highly anticipated and that is expected to be a blockbuster is, Spiderman: Homecoming is Tom Hollands Debut as the young peter Parker. Peter is trying to balance his school life with his web slinging activities when he comes face to face with a new villain, the vulture, played by Micheal Keaton. Robert Downy Jr makes an appearance here. This is the last movie of spiderman before he joins the Avengers. However it has been announced that after the avengers movie there will be a sequel to this spiderman. If you miss Andrew Garfield, brace yourself, you are going to see a lot of Tom Holland in the upcoming movies.
It is a Christopher Nolan film so it is going to be huge blockbuster. The trailer looks great. Set in the back drop of World War II, it is a war drama with a strong plot line. The allied soldiers are surrounded by the German Army and are being evacuated. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles and James D’Arcy. Nolan has penned the script for this one himself too, and it’s set to be the biggest non-franchise movie of the summer. Whether you warm to his films or not, Nolan has not disappointed us in the past. We are hoping this will be a big winner.
This is our list of blockbuster movies releasing this summer. Which ones do you wish to see? Let us know in the comments section.