I had plans to watch a lot of movies over the past two months. I previewed five of the movies that came out earlier this summer and had totally planned on seeing most of them. It’s been a busy summer, though, and I only managed to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. Jurassic World is the biggest movie in the world and I haven’t seen it yet. This week Alycia and I have plans to see Inside Out, but I still haven’t seen the awesomeness that is Mad Max: Fury Road.
I don’t make any promises about the movies below, except for Ant-Man. I haven’t missed a Marvel movie in the theater and I’m not about to start now. Check out the movies and trailers below.
Terminator: Genisys – July 01, 2015
I haven’t seen any of the Terminator movies. I tried watching the original Terminator when I was younger but it scared me too much. The idea of a robot from the future coming back to kill me terrified me. Apparently I had lofty aspirations as a child, thinking that my future life would be significant enough to end in the past. At this point I feel like I’m safe, unless my podcast inspires someone to take down Skynet, A.K.A. Google.
Ant-Man – July 17, 2015
Ant-Man has had a bumpy road. Edgar Wright had been working on the film for years before he left the project last year. Even with its circuitous path, I’m hesitantly hopeful for the next entry in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The second trailer definitely gave a better sense of the movie’s humor, especially the scene at the end with Thomas the Train. Early word has been fairly positive, especially from Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn. He was effusive in his praise for Ant-Man, calling it one of his favorite Marvel movies. Even if the movie sucks, though, I’ve read that there are two killer post-credit scenes.
Pixels – July 24, 2015
I loved Adam Sandler’s movies when I was in high school In fact, one summer, I watched Big Daddy almost once a week. I love that movie and I still love that movie. Recently, though, I haven’t had a strong desire to see any of Adam Sandler’s movies. I saw Little Nicky and Don’t Mess With The Zohan, but I didn’t really like myself for seeing them. Now it seems like he simply wants to make movies so that he can hang out with his friends for a few months. I can’t fault the guy for that; that seems like a pretty good life. Pixels at least looks more original than some of his other movies, and it costars Tyrion Lannister and Elder Cunningham. Hopefully it’ll be more Big Daddy and less Jack and Jill.
Fantastic Four – August 07, 2015
Like Ant-Man, Fantastic Four has also had a bumpy production road. There were some issues with the casting early on as well as some rumors about reshoots. I really enjoyed director Josh Trank’s Chronicle as a coming-of-age story for young super heroes. I wondered if he would bring some of those same ideas to Fantastic Four. From the trailers I’m not entirely sure what kind of super hero movie Fantastic Four is going to be; it looks a little dark and a little moody. I’m all right with dark and moody as long as the familial relationships are done right. The Fantastic Four are pretty much Marvel’s First Family, so the movie needs to nail those relationships.
Hitman: Agent 47 – August 28, 2015
I did not know that there was another Hitman movie coming out. I never saw the original Hitman in 2007. I never played the Hitman video games. I probably shouldn’t even be writing anything about it because I haven’t even watched the trailer that I’m posting below. If it looks good, please let me know in the comments.
I may end up seeing Ant-Man before I see Jurassic World. Between camps and being out of the country, it has been difficult to make it to the theater. Maybe July will open up and I’ll be able to spend some more time staring at the silver screen. Until then, I’ll just have to keep watching Harry Potter while I pack for church trips.
What July or August release are you most excited to see?