Must Watch Summer Movies


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Over the summer, I spent a lot of time waiting for the most anticipated movie releases with genres ranging from horror to action. Each movie left me literally hanging from the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.

For horror movie fans, Annabelle: Creation is the perfect choice. It’s a spinoff of James Wan’s The Conjuring, telling the story of how Annabelle ended up in the hands of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film follows the lives of a dollmaker and his wife, who lost their daughter, Annabelle, in a tragic accident. To cope with their loss, they decided to open the doors of their home to orphan girls, only to find out later that it’s the biggest mistake they could make, giving life to the paranormal entity. Throughout the movie there are many pop up scares that will cause you to jump out of your seat in fear. I, being a big wuss, recommend bringing a friend to watch this terrifying film. So, remember to have your mommy’s number on speed dial just in case you get too sacred!

Another movie for thrill-seeking fans is 47 Meters Down. The storyline revolves around two sisters, played by Mandy Moore (Lisa) and Claire Holt (Kate), that decide to go on a shark dive during their trip to Mexico. A trip supposed to be full of fun and glee uneventfully turns into a bloodbath. Once in the cage, the sisters are mesmerized by how close they are to the great white sharks until the cable snaps, plunging them 47 meters down into the abyss. Having little oxygen left with time running out, the sisters begin to panic while the hungry sharks are waiting for them to make an attempt to escape. Johannes Roberts, the director of 47 Meters Down, was a genius to have created two different endings to the film, one being a hallucination while the other being the true ending. The conclusion truly caught me off guard, leaving me both in shock and in tears.

Action, everyone’s favorite genre of movie, is up next. DC has released their latest film Wonder Woman, based on the story of the titular protagonist and her journey as the Amazonian princess. Wonder Woman is one of the most famous female superheroes of all time. She has been an icon for feminism since her introduction to the D.C. Comics world in 1941. William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter created her character as a way to appeal to the female audience. Entering the theater, I had very high expectations of this film, considering D.C. has produced many other major motion films such as Suicide Squad, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman Vs Superman. Yet again, D.C. never fails to upset me. The movie is filled with many action scenes full of explosions that captured the essence of Wonder Woman’s character, highlighting her superpowers.

With summer almost coming to an end, grab a friend and some popcorn and head to the movies to watch these major motion films on the big screen.