By Georgia Slater
There is nothing better after a long semester than to destress sitting in refreshing AC and watching all the hottest summer blockbusters. Movies are always filled with anticipation, and this summer will not disappoint.
It seems to be the summer of movie sequels with The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (June 10), The Purge 3: Election Year (July 1), Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (May 20) and Now You See Me 2 (June 10) bringing crowds back to the theaters.
And not to worry, the summer won’t fall short of any action either with X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27), Star Trek Beyond (July 22) and Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24).
If you think you’ve seen enough superhero movies, it’s not over yet. Now, we have superheroes fighting each other in Captain America: Civil War, premiering May 6. Or if you thought the Bourne franchise was going to stop at movie number four, you’re in for a surprise with Jason Bourne when Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in the fifth installment of the Bourne films on July 29.
Some very famous stories are up for a remake with a live-action The Legend of Tarzan as well as a 21st century adaptation of the 1959 historical drama Ben-Hur are making their way back to the screen July 1 and August 19, respectively.
Who you gonna call when you’re looking for a revamped ‘80s franchise? A Ghostbusters reboot is also making an appearance this summer July 15 with a new female-led cast starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
A wild card for the summer includes The BFG out July 1, which tells the tale of a young London girl and a mysterious giant, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, published in 1982. And apparently some people need to see what the app looks like on an even bigger screen than the iPhone 6+ with the May 20 release of The Angry Birds Movie.
But of course we can’t forget about one of the most awaited movies of the summer premiering June 17, Finding Dory. With Finding Nemo missing a sequel for 13 years, people of all ages have been waiting for Nemo and Dory to swim their way back into theaters.
Summer 2016 is definitely going to be a big couple of months for box offices around the world. So, instead of putting off that beach bod workout until the beginning of June, get ahead now so that you don’t feel guilty when you’re spending most of your days in a movie theater chair with a bucket of buttered popcorn in your lap.