Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, be physical, swim, go on vacation, and yes, watch movies! Every summer numerous movies come out hoping to be the next big hit. If your like me, you enjoy escaping the heat by traveling to the big screen to watch a great film–but what movies should you be on the lookout for? This list shares four must-see summer movies!
1) How to Train Your Dragon 2
This is a great family movie and its certainly one that adults can enjoy as well. The first movie had great messages in it and left viewers feeling really good by the time it ended. Judging by the previews, it appears that this second installment will be the same in that regard. So, join Hiccup and his friends for another dragon adventure! The movie comes out on June 13 and is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long–not bad for an animated film!
2) The Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise has been in his fair share of science fiction movies, and this one is no different. Recently, some of Cruise’s movies have not just been all action, they have actually dealt with philosophy and made viewers think, which is great. I’m guessing The Edge of Tomorrow will be along those lines, since the main character gets caught in some type of time loop and keeps repeating a certain day. It’s bound to have a lot of action, especially since Cruise is in some sort of metal armor suit. It opens June 6.
Dwayne Johnson, for obvious reasons, is a good fit for a Hercules type of role. Without a doubt, people will be seeing this movie for two reasons: 1) Dwayne Johnson is in it, and 2) He is ripped beyond belief and fights numerous people, animals, etc. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has often come into movies as a franchise saver (Fast and the Furious, The Mummy, etc) but he has made his mark with his own films as well. Although Hercules might be an underdog this summer, it will still be an action packed movie. You can expect Hercules to come out on July 25.
4) The Giver
Based on the best-selling novel, The Giver can make quite a splash this year. It has a post-apocalyptic feel to it, which many people have been loving lately (i.e The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc). Whereas The Hunger Games and Divergent are full of action, The Giver seems to be focused more on being a drama and getting people to think. The plot is pretty simple: people live in a utopia and completely forgot about any type of pain or suffering, but one younger boy begins to learn of the past and what suffering really is. Essentially, he begins a quest to find out what is truly real. It comes out August 15, so you’ll have to wait towards the end of the summer to finally see it.