So we’re in the midst of the summer movie season and it’s off to a great start. From big summer blockbusters like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Godzilla” to small independent films like “Chef” and “The Double,” it’s been one of the most consistently great months of the year so far. Next up, we have June, where things are looking to get bigger and better. So I figured I’d take some time to look over the upcoming June releases and share my brief expectations on them all. Let’s get started!
“Edge of Tomorrow” – Ever since I heard the premise, I’ve been excited about this movie. I’m a big Tom Cruise fan and the raving early reviews are definitely adding to my excitement.
“The Fault In Our Stars” – This movie could end up being the movie of the weekend at the box office. The fan base is absolutely huge. Me personally, I like the trailer, but I worry that the final product will turn out to be a sap-fest.
“22 Jump Street” – Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are riding high right now following the success of “The LEGO Movie” from earlier this year. As someone who has loved every film they’ve released so far, I am beyond excited to see this follow-up to 2012’s funniest film, “21 Jump Street.”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” – Where “The LEGO Movie” set the bar high for it’s directors, it also sets the bar high for this year’s animated films in general. This film is also coming off of an incredible predecessor that many believe to be the best film Dreamworks has released (I still say it’s “Kung Fu Panda 2”). However, based on the trailers, I believe that this sequel will be able to live up to those standards and deliver something special.
“Jersey Boys” – Clint Eastwood hasn’t had the best track record behind the camera over the past couple years. His past wo efforts, “Hereafter” and “J. Edgar” were met with not-so-favorable reviews and unfortunately, this looks no different. It might make for a decent TV movie, but it doesn’t look to be much else.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” – This franchise has been in a ditch ever since it started. The first film was a fun time at the movies while it’s sequels, while visually stunning, focused way too much on stupid slapstick humor. As much as I want to believe that this will change things up, the trailers look exactly the same as the last two Transformers films. So sadly, I can’t bring myself to be excited. But who knows, maybe it’ll surprise.
“Begin Again” – I have actually already seen this film back when it was titled, “Can a Song Save Your Life?” It comes from director John Carney whom also worked on the Oscar-winning film, “Once,” and stars Kiera Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. I’m gonna refrain from going into detail about my thoughts on the film but let’s just say that this movie is definitely worth seeing. Do not miss this gem of a film.
Which movies are you looking forward to seeing this June? Which movies are you not looking forward to? Go to the comment section or vote in the poll and let me know.
Thank you guys so much for reading and, as always, “Follow the Screen, Scene X Scene!”