So Winter is finally over, I think, and that means that Summer is here, despite the fact that it is raining outside whilst I write this. However, we all know that when Summer comes along so does the big screen extravaganza. Spinoffs, sequels, reeboots, remakes, prequels, adaptations and if we’re lucky, maybe even some original stuff too. There is definitely something for everyone this coming season, and so I thought I’d make a guide to show you guys what films I’m getting excited about in the coming months.
You best whip out your phones and get that calendar app open as there are A LOT of movies you will not want to miss this summer, and it all starts now.
As you may have read in my last blog post, I gave Captain America: Civil War the review treatment, and thought it was awesome. If you haven’t read that review yet, be sure to check it out on my previous post.
Let’s kick it off with this. You know his name…
The Bourne identity should only belong to one man in my opinion, Matt Damon, but after the 2007 release The Bourne Ultimatum, he said he was done with the Bourne franchise, which left me gutted as I love these films and Matt Damon as an actor. The team tried to carry on the franchise with Jeremy Renner’s character, Aaron Cross, in the 2012 release of The Bourne Legacy, but this gave the directors a real ultimatum from the die hard Bourne fans. Give us back the REAL Bourne or GTFO! This was my general feel towards this film too. But now, four years later, Universal finally bows down to the fans and presents us with this beast! Simply named Jason Bourne, it goes against what they have done in the past with “The Bourne One Thing or Another” but there is no need to be afraid, as yes, Damon is back where he belongs in this franchise with more epic gun fights, crazy car chases and some awesome stunts. PHEW! (Breathes a sigh of relief)
Catch this one in cinemas on 28th July 2016 (UK)
If Batman vs Superman got you thinking “Oh no what have DC done?” Not to worry, this film will definitely bring back all our love for the DC Cinematic Universe. DC have been pretty successful on the small screen recently with Arrow and Flash, but now they are turning it up a notch with the upcoming release of Suicide Squad on the big screen. It is so extraordinarily different to anything else we have seen in the Superhero genre before, so it’s hard to have anything negative to say about it. The film follows a host of DC villains, Rick Flag, Nemesis, Dead Shot, Harley Quinn, Boomerang, Killer Croc, Katana, El Diablo, Slipknot, Enchantress and of course, The Joker, who I am the most excited about. The squad have been recruited by the government to work together to take down a powerful new villain, who we are yet to meet. But, do the government really expect them to succeed or do they just want someone to blame when it all goes wrong. This film looks fresh, weird and epic, and could be real competition for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Swing by the cinema on the 5th August 2016 for this one (UK)
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