If the heat is too much to handle this summer, then head to the nice, air-conditioned movies. Filmmakers are always trying to produce amazing summer blockbusters, and this year is no different. Below you’ll find just a few of the best summer movies to look forward to.
Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13)
Mark Wahlberg returns for the fifth installment of the “Transformers” franchise in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which is premiering on Friday, June 23rd. Following the absence of Optimus Prime, the human race has found itself in a war against the Transformers. Protagonist Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) forms an alliance with familiar Autobot Bumblebee, an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) and an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) in order to learn why the Transformers keep returning to Earth and how they can potentially stop the continuous fighting.
The House (R)
“Saturday Night Live” alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler team up in this comedy about a set of parents who suddenly realize they don’t have enough money to send their daughter to the college of her dreams. In a desperate attempt to raise the money in a short time period, they team up with their neighbor (Jason Mantzoukas) to create an illegal casino in his basement. Expect crude humor and appearances from other talented individuals like Nick Kroll, Rob Huebel and even Jeremy Renner. This funny and not-so-kid-friendly film is set to be released on June 30th.
Despicable Me 3 (PG)
Initial trailers for “Despicable Me 3” solely featured former villain turned family man Gru up against an ’80s themed villain named Balthazar Bratt. While Bratt is still the antagonist in the film, newer trailers have introduced Gru’s successful twin brother Dru. In the sneak peek, Gru and Dru pair up (with the help of the Minions) for one last criminal heist in order to acquire a diamond that Bratt had stolen. Hilarious hijinks are sure to occur in this fun summer movie, which premieres on June 30th.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
While there has already been two other versions of Spiderman films (starring Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” creators have promised that the new film will go more in-depth in regards to Peter Parker (Tom Holland) dealing with his super powers in high school. Also new to this film is a villain named Vulture (Michael Keaton). Other notable appearances include Zendaya as one of Peter’s classmates and Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Iron Man. Head out to the theater on July 7th to see this new take on Spider-Man.
There are currently two types of people that are interested in this film—war film enthusiasts and teenage girls. That may sound odd, but the inclusion of Harry Styles (of pop group One Direction) in the film has got “Dunkirk” on the radar of a new audience. The film was written by Oscar-nominated director Christopher Nolan and focuses on a group of Allied soldiers that are surrounded by the German Army during World War II. Additional talent in the film includes performances from Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance. “Dunkirk” is set to premiere on Friday, July 21st, and will be available in IMAX.
Whether you’re looking for silly cartoons, adult humor or an action-packed story, you’re bound to enjoy any of these upcoming films this summer.