By Jessica Lipman
Do you remember the movies you watched when you were younger that made you grab a blanket and a bucket of popcorn? Well, they are making a comeback and coming soon to theaters. From dramatic romance to fantasy and adventure, this summer season calls for a wide variety of genres and a return of some of our favorite and classic movies.
Everything, Everything : May 19th
Based on the young adult novel by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything centers around the story of Maddy (Amandla Stenberg), a teenager with bubble baby disease, causing her to be allergic to almost everything. Everyday she spends her time inside her home with her mother and nurse, but when she meets Olly (Nick Robinson), her new neighbor, she begins to fall in love. With high anticipation for this new love story, viewers like Abbey Rianhard, a Sophomore at Glenelg High School, are excited to see how the two lovers are “able to stay together despite the illness she has.” Receiving high ratings, many fans were excited when this film debuted on May 19th. From being called “charming and well-acted” to “modestly engaging” by Variety, Everything, Everything is a teenage romance worth seeing.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales : May 26th
Making a popular resurgence, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars our favorite pirate, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) who endures a captivating adventure that relies on his only chance of survival. When Captain Jack Sparrow’s enemies, the ghost pirates and Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, they are determined to kill every pirate at sea, including Sparrow. With help from new faces, Jack must obtain the legendary Trident of Poseidon to gain control over the seas and defeat his enemies. With familiar faces Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley coming back, many fans of the series are excited to see these actors take on these roles again. As many different age groups are excited for this long return of this film series, it is expected that the theaters will be full when this movie debuts on May 26th.
Wonder Woman : June 2nd
Being raised on the island of Themyscira and being trained by warriors, Diana in Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) fulfills her destiny when her homeland is threatened and in danger. For her first time ever, Diana must travel to the outside world where she first steps forward to become Wonder Woman. Alyssa Henderson, a Sophomore at Glenelg, describes Wonder Woman as an “interesting spin on what we are used to... superhero movies typically take on the role of a male, but for this movie it is centered around a female taking on action.” Throughout our time, comics have typically depicted men being the main character, but in this movie the roles have changed. Being released on June 2nd, watchers are thrilled to see if Wonder Woman will be a hero of our time and live up to her expectations.
Transformers: The Last Night : June 21st
Now the new addition in the live-action series, Transformers: The Last Night, provides a new meaning as to what it takes to be a hero. With the world at war, it seems impossible for humans and transformers to come to an agreement. In order to stop the commotion, an alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English Lord, and an Oxford Professor come together to save the future. Reflecting on past problems in several countries and popular war tactics in the past, this film provides viewers with not only explosion filled CGI battle scenes, but it also reflects on history. This film will bring excitement to younger children and teenagers on June 21st.
With popular sequels and new stories, this summer will be filled with a wide range of new films. As the theaters will be filled, we can anticipate rounds of applause for these movies and many others. It is time to grab your popcorn and enjoy these films as they are coming soon to theaters.