Summer Blockbuster Preview

By Tyler Sinness, Staff Writer

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  1. Detective Pikachu (May 10)

First lamented online for its move away from the traditional animated style of the Pokemon franchise towards the fresh CGI style that is overtaking animated films, Detective Pikachu has amassed considerable attention and excitement from Pokemon fans and casual moviegoers alike. The film plays off of Pokemon Go app that took the world by storm two years ago, imagining a world in which Pokemon roam the modern world alongside humans. In theaters May 10.

  1. Toy Story 4 (June 21)

Every high schooler in 2019 lived their childhood during a time when the Toy Story franchise reigned supreme. In Pixar’s newest film, the toys embark on another set of hijinks, this time at a country fair. For those looking for some fresh childhood nostalgia in the comfort of an air-conditioned movie theater this summer, this film is for you. In theaters June 21.

  1. Spiderman: Far From Home (July 2)

The first installation in the Marvel Character Universe since the events of Avengers: End Game, this new Spiderman movie is sure to attract considerable attention from Marvel fans. Follow Tom Holland as Peter Parker as he swings from webs and acts clueless. In theaters July 2.

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26)

Although this movie has not seen the same hype that other summer blockbuster films have received, this new Quentin Tarantino film is sure to be an even mix of Oscar-worthy film and popcorn-worthy action. Set in Hollywood in 1969, the film follows a washed-up television actor and his stunt double, who try to secure their spot in stardom in the fading era of the Hollywood Golden Age. This film has considerable star power, with A-list celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, and will surely amass acclaim on the level of Tarantino’s previous films. In theaters July 26.

  1. Good Boys (August 16)

Seth Rogen is known for his countless mature comedy films, such as Superbad, Pineapple Express, and The Interview. This time, Rogen is acting his age by producing a film about a 12-year-old boy named Max that was invited to his first kissing party. Max loses his drone while spying on teenage girls, he and his friends must hatch a plan to retrieve the drone before Max’s father finds out. With Rogen’s track record for high-quality comedic films, this adolescent comedy is sure to bring plenty of laughs in the movie theater. In theaters August 16.