It’s officially summer, so that means…great movies! Why do all of the good movies come out when the weather is nice? I’ve never understood that. And why are there more action movies and less girly movies in the summer? Also a mystery.
Regardless, there are a bunch of movies I’m planning on seeing this summer.
Inside Out (June 19)
I love cartoons, especially Pixar movies. Jim and I went to see animated movies way before having Christopher, and this movie is another we’ll be seeing alone. Christopher has been watching the previews incessantly on YouTube, but he’s too afraid to see the movie. We may be able to convince him to go after we see it and make sure there are no scary parts. So there’s a good chance we’ll see this movie in the theaters twice. That works for me! Then we’ll get to see it in 3D when we go without Christopher. Because of his glasses and eye issues, we haven’t taken him to a 3D movie yet.
Self/less (July 10)
I hadn’t even heard of this movie until we went to see Jurassic World (such a disappointment), but it has Ryan Reynolds in it, so I have to see it. I love Ryan Reynolds. And it actually seems like a cool Sci-Fi plot as well.
Minions (July 10)
While I am not thrilled about seeing this movie, it is one that we can take Christopher to, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing it soon after it comes out. Jim and I love going to the theater, and we jump at any chance to share that love with Christopher. Even if the movie is less than stellar. Although the first two Despicable Me movies weren’t too bad.
Ant-Man (July 17)
Super hero movie? Sign me up! Paul Rudd as a super hero? Hell yeah! It seems like all my favorite actors are becoming super heros – Ryan Reynolds (The Green Lantern), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), and now Paul Rudd. Yay! I don’t even know anything about Ant-Man, but I don’t care. I love almost every super hero movie, and I won’t mind watching Paul Rudd for two hours, even if he is the size of an ant.
Pixels (July 24)
This movie will probably be stupid, but it’s about old school video games. Jim is a huge gamer, so I’m sure we’ll end up seeing this one. It won’t end up on my favorite movie list, like Wreck It Ralph, but it should at least be entertaining enough for one viewing.
Paper Towns (July 24)
I love John Green’s books, and while this book wasn’t my favorite, I think it will make an awesome movie. The previews at least make it seem like it follows the book closely, so I hope I’m not disappointed.
Fantastic Four (August 7)
This movie is another super hero reboot. I didn’t really like the first Fantastic Four movie, but I know Jim and I will go see this movie. We cannot resist a super hero movie. And the cast looks decent. I enjoyed Michael B. Jordan in Friday Night Lights and Miles Teller is growing on me after seeing him in every YA-book-made-into-a-movie in the last two years.
Are you a fan of seeing movies in the theater? What are you looking forward to seeing this summer?