You've probably seen "Avengers: Infinity War," right? And "Deadpool 2" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" as well? Well then your summer blockbuster viewing experience is already off to a good start. But there's plenty more to see before the season ends.
Here's what we have to look forward to in theaters this summer:
Aren't we a little late for this, Pixar? Bah! That's OK. Who are we kiding? You all are pumped for a second "Incredibles" film as much as we are. "Incredibles" cleverly combined the all-too-familiar superhero movie tropes with James Bond-esque action scenes (complete with epic music and gadgetry) and the comedic family problems one might find in a TV sitcom to create one heck of an animated delight. Let's hope the second film can do the same while also bringing in new elements to spice things up a bit.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
While some may argue "Jurassic World" didn't live up to its 1993 predecessor, no one can deny the film's climax was every bit as epic as it could have been. Mutant dinosaur vs. velociraptors vs. T-rex? Hell yeah! That being said, this direct sequel has free reign to do whatever it pleases, so what does it do? It brings back one of the best characters from the original films: Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum. That's more than worth the price of admission. Well, for us at least.
SICARIO: DAY OF SOLDADO
If you haven't seen "Sicario" yet, you're doing yourself a disservice. You are, in fact, depriving yourself of one of the best suspense thrillers to be released after 2010. Apart from its gritty atmosphere and political undertones, we loved "Sicario" for its brutality and for introducing us to a very intriguing and mysterious character: Alejandro Gillick, played wonderfully by Benicio Del Toro. If the sequel can just give us more scenes with him, we'll be more than happy with this somewhat unnecessary followup.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
We'll be completely honest here... we didn't really like "Ant-Man." The action scenes were brilliant and the inclusion of Michael Peña was a welcomed change of pace (plus he was downright hilarious). But the whole movie, for us, was kind of... meh. However, the trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp" has us completely pumped for this followup. Hell, we think the preview, alone, is already better than the first film altogether. Yeah, we really didn't like "Ant-Man." Sorry, folks.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
Unpopular opinion: "Mission: Impossible" is way more entertaining and consistent than the "James Bond"/"007" franchise. Don't like it? Tough! Bond's got nothing on Ethan Hunt, played for the sixth time by Tom Cruise. The "Mission: Impossible" movies are unapologetic about what they are: bombastic action flicks. That's totally fine by us. Are the stories all that great? Not really. But it's the action you watch these movies for. And they're chock-full of 'em. Give us action. That's all we want.