Terminators, IMF agents and superheroes by the barrel full will blitz the box office this summer in what is sure to be one of the most competitive and entertaining movie bonanzas in recent memory. A lot of other big films were originally tipped for this sunny release window (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) but vacated for various reasons, with even films like Warner Bros. Pictures blockbuster Pan exiting the competitive summer fray right before this preview went live.
That’s not to say this slate isn’t still packed to the gills with huge tentpoles the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron or Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, long-awaited sequels including Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World, and new, original potential franchises like Pixels or Tomorrowland. With our finger firmly on the pulse of what’s generating serious buzz, we will point out the must-sees as well as the potential sleepers, and give fair warning on a few that might not deliver. Start marking your calendar now because you will need to plan accordingly to get the most from your moviegoing dollar, so squirt on some SPF 100 and let us ease you into the hottest cinema season of 2015!
Check out our 2015 Summer Movie Previews Part 3 below!
Spy (June 5)
Star Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig team for the third (and not the last) time after the runaway success of Bridesmaids and The Heat. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst thrust headlong into the world of international espionage in order to prevent an arms dealer (Rose Byrne) from inciting disaster. Jason Statham, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney and Jude Law co-star.
Jurassic World (June 12)
“The park is open.” And just like that “the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas” comes true as overeager geneticists once again play God with dinosaur blood and wind up with human blood on their hands. Chris Pratt plays a surly dino wrangler who uses his raptor pack to rescue the park manager’s (Bryce Dallas Howard) nephews from the newly-created hybrid bad boy Indominus Rex.
Max (June 26)
An inspirational dog movie might be just what the doctor ordered during a season silly with sequels and superheroes. The heroic title pooch served in Afghanistan, but it is inherited by his master’s family after a deadly explosion. The military dog must adjust to civilian life and the love of a young boy.
Ted 2 (June 26)
Seth MacFarlane has us feeling fuzzy all over as he reprises his animated performance as the #1 R-rated teddy bear of all-time. Mark Wahlberg’s John Bennett is back too, ready to provide sperm so Ted and his wife can have a baby, but they first have to prove the foul-mouthed stuffed animal is human in a court of law. Amanda Seyfried plays his lawyer and John’s love interest, with a little Liam Neeson thrown in for good measure.
Terminator Genisys (July 1)
Ah-nuld is back, and he’s bringing a ton of confusing timeline alterations with him. The Terminator franchise has never been the most cohesive, having six (count ’em, SIX) actors portray future resistance leader John Connor over five films and a TV show, with Jason Clarke taking up the mantle this time by sending Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) to the ’80s to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), only to find out that things have skewed big time. Academy Award winner J. K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun (as the T-1000) co-star.
Check out our 2015 Summer Movie Previews Part 4