The time has come for big ticket summer blockbusters. Well, equinox is around the corner. And, the school season does end soon-ish. Speaking of, June does seem to be the month for children’s movies. This year alone, there are 3 animated flicks worth watching. Following a cartoon history in June that has seen the release of Lion King, Ratatouille, Inside Out, Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, and many more. Mostly sequels, they love to sequel every kids movie. Currently dominating the all-time June box office record, is ‘015’s Jurassic World. Can any of this months movies knock it out of top spot? Probably not, but we’ll see. Let’s have a peak, shall we?
Well, like children’s movies, monster movies do quite well in June. With classics like, Predator, Gremlins, and Herbie: Fully Loaded. As exciting as a good monster movie would be, has the Mummy been played out? If they wanted to reboot this series they probably should have given us more time to forget. And, Tom Cruise, well he’s hit or miss, but in this type of action I’m leaning toward a miss. Still, this will be worth a watch, just wait till it hits the cheap theatres. Why did this make the list? I should have chosen Will Farrell’s The House.
Despicable Me 3
Our first kid’s movie on the list, and another resurgence of Minions. Gru and crew return for another go around of hero versus villain. What makes this attempt stand out for me is the casting of South Park’s Trey Parker as the notorious villain, Balthazar Bratt. Joining a glowing cast of Carell, Wiig, and Brand, this movie should be more despicable fun for the whole family.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Optimus as the bad guy? I don’t know. I have always looked at Optimus as one of the truest, bluest heroes in all of fiction. I feel like I shouldn’t condone this at all. However, personally, I feel the Transformers franchise is getting better with time and experience. I really enjoyed seeing the eclectic group of Autobots in the last film. So, despite the disappointment, I cannot miss this next installment.
Okay, recently I have seen a couple articles saying that Warner Brothers is not giving this film its usual over bearing promotions, to undersell a female hero, directed by a female, so they can call it a failure. Well, I have seen so much promotion for this flick I am already tired of it. It’s like saying they’re not marketing it, is part of their marketing to get women to support it. Here’s the facts: DC has not made a quality super hero movie since they have began their cross-movie franchise. Last year we received two flops. So, forget about marketing all together and let’s allow the movie to speak for itself. As of right now, expectations are low.
Oooh. I’ve been pretty excited for this children’s movie based off the wonderful, ridiculous book series by Dav Pilkey. In fact, my whole family is getting amped up, as we’ve been rereading these books for over a month. The trailers look like they have stayed true to the original content as much as is appropriate. Really, how hard can it be to make such a silly story come to life.
Thanks booknerds, tra la laaa!