Summer Movie Preview 2017 feat. Kara Leonard
It’s that time of year, where the pollen spreads all over everything, the days stay brighter, and the summer movies are right around the corner. Which also means that soon, all the big summer movies will be ready for the taking. As movie fans, it’s easy to catch a film in theaters. You want to know what’s hard? Predicting how films will do just by the trailer alone. Selfless as we are, we decided to carry that weight.
Let’s start this countdown right, with a heavy hitter.
Avengers: Infinity War
We all know that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be huge — as far as financials go, you may as well bet that it will make infinity returns. But will this titan of a film deliver a punch or fizzle out due to too many characters? That’s a question some worry about, while others are just excited to see what comes out of this grand Marvel experiment.
We all agreed that this film will do gangbusters, but found ourselves wondering who is gonna die. I mean, someone has to die, right?
Deadpool 2 looks a lot like the first Deadpool, but in a good way. It also looks like they’re adding some new stuff. This looks fun, and has a little bit of something for everyone, we think. I mean, if you’re into the whole Deadpool vibe. Like, swearing, violence, jokes, and classic tunes. Yeah, we’re excited! Is there any chance it will bomb? Eh, maybe, but only if TJ Miller calls in a few threats first.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Not a single one of us felt excitement over this trailer, or the film in general. But Donald Glover looks cool. It’s hard predicting this one, because I don’t think I know many people are JAZZED about it. But there’s a sense of duty to go see new Star Wars films. We’re kind of interested in seeing it to only imagine what the film would be like pre-director change, but still — it should be Lando’s movie.
The latest Oceans film looks as fun — if not more fun — than its predecessors. The cast is a delight, and heist films are usually fun. The trailer sells the entire premise on the charisma of this gang, and it’s working for us. The story looks like it may be less outlandish than the first series, yet still a bunch of fun. Can I mention any more that this looks fun?
Incredibles 2 is on its way to give us more family-focused superhero action! I mean, by this point we expect a Pixar movie to be good no matter what. The original Incredibles captivated audiences, delighting us with a relatable story about the danger of trying to fit in when you’re really outstanding. Incredibles 2 looks to push that narrative a bit further, sure, but it mostly focuses on the family as a concept within the trailer. The hero’s struggle might not be giant robots and sidekicks with vendettas this time, but instead coping with the day-to-day drama of fatherhood.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
We felt split on this one just a bit — I was definitely more interested than Kara and Scott, but I can’t blame anyone for their hesitancy. I liked Jurassic World well enough for what it was, but the talent behind this one has me more excited. I hope the film does something new, and the limited scenes the trailer show makes me hopeful that they’re keeping some surprises until the film (or the next trailer) drops. The music is also pretty sweet in this trailer.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Sicario was great, and that buys enough credit to at least garner some interest from us. I felt a little more on the fence, because half the reasons I loved Sicario are gone. But the trailer looks interesting enough as it is. Benecio in a Logan-esque protector role looks very cool, and I mean, Josh Brolin is doing well enough to be in three summer movies.
The First Purge
Every Purge film has improved critically and financially, at least upon the preceding film. With that in mind, we predict this one will strike a chord with audiences again. But this far into the series, it’s hard to think anyone will be surprised. We all know what comes with a Purge film, and those who have seen it know for sure what they dig. This film does grab a woke-persona that has been building in the film series over time. We ponder that the coolest thing would be if the film really is woke.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
I mean, this film is gonna do well, but not nearly as well as Infinity War. And it’s fine with that. We’re fine with that! It looks fun, and the Wasp looks genuinely cool. The big question is where does this fit in with Infinity War. The trailer starts with a Captain America: Civil War recap, which is kind of funny. But I mean, why not cash in on that? Makes sense to me.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
We were cheated by the first film (since you know when), so we made up our mind, this must come to an end. Look at us now, will we ever learn? I don’t know how but Hollywood suddenly lost control. There’s a garbage fire within this soul. Just one look and we can hear a man scream. One more look, I forget everything.
Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again — My my, how can we resist you? Mamma Mia, not this shit again — My my, just how much we’ve missed you?
Mission Impossible: Fallout
I have only seen the first Mission Impossible. Scott and Kara LOVE this series. I don’t have much to say, it looks cool. I bet Henry Cavill has a hard time finding shirts that fit him so well. I mean, he’s a big boy and sometimes shirts are more designed for a hefty guy, and when you’re like 98% mega-muscle, that’s not gonna fit the right way. He has that Superman money now, so I bet he can get custom tailoring pretty easy. Imagine being that tailor, going to work, and getting to size up Henry Cavill. Talk about a good day at work!
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Mila Kunis is a funny lady, and so is Kate McKinnon. While this movie looks silly at times, there is plenty of potential for a fun comedy that can blow up some. We all agree that Kate needs to stretch her comedy wings a bit further then where she’s used to, but I for some reason REALLY zoned in on her weird acrobatic cirque-du-soleil moment. The gags in the trailer can be repetitive, but I mean, that’s comedy for you. Let’s hope they saved a lot of good laughs for the film itself!
Did we miss anything, guys? Shoot us an email, leave us a comment, and let us know! Oh, and don’t forget to tell us what summer movie you’re excited for!
Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.