Movies to see during the summer 2018

Illustration by Iain Duffus .
Illustration by Iain Duffus.

With two weeks of finals standing in the way between you and your break, or your entrance into the real world, it can seem like there’s no hope. Well, I’m here to let you know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, specifically a projector light. This summer is looking to give movie fans tons of options, and I’ve compiled a list of the most interesting and most anticipated movies coming out in the next four months. I can’t guarantee that all of these will be good, but I can say that they at least have good trailers.


Deadpool 2 (May 18)

Ever since the original “Deadpool” became a surprise hit in 2016, its sequel has been highly anticipated and highly teased. Only a few weeks away, “Deadpool 2” is looking to utilize its bigger budget and deserved self-confidence to make a more action-packed superhero movie. It it also looks like it’ll more fully embrace the goofy, crude humor the character it is known for. Even better, newcomers like Josh Brolin as the antagonist Cable and Julian Dennison playing Russell (whoever that is) will most likely bring some new laughs and exciting fights to the series.


Hereditary (June 8)

When “Hereditary” was shown at film festivals earlier this year and last, critics and audience members had nothing but overwhelmingly positive things to say, particularly in terms of how terrifying the film is. Following a family who discovers dark secrets about their recently deceased grandmother, the trailer is full of creepy imagery, upsetting scenarios and an overwhelming sense of dread and anxiety.


Ocean’s 8 (June 8)

A sort of sequel/spin-off of the “Ocean’s” heist films from the 2000s, this entirely female casted heist blockbuster looks to recapture the magic from the original films. “Ocean’s 8” touts an spectacular cast, including heavy hitters like Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett. The trailer sells the stylish tone and sense of camaraderie the originals are known for, but hopefully this film can stand on its own and possibly produce a new series of tightly made and endlessly fun heist flicks.


The Incredibles 2 (June 15)

“The Incredibles” is one of, if not the best, Pixar movies and has been begging for a sequel for more than ten years. Almost 15 years later, the original writer/director Brad Bird has returned to bring the animated superhero family back to the big screen. While Pixar’s recent films have been hit or miss, and their sequels have been more on the miss side, “The Incredibles 2” has the talented and interesting world to make it near impossible to make a bad film. The talent and interesting world of “The Incredibles 2” mean it’s nearly impossible to make a bad film.


Sorry to Bother You (July 6)

After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, “Sorry to Bother You” quickly made a name for itself with its hilarious and bizarre marketing. The film follows a young Black man working in telemarketing who discovers an ability to modify his voice to sound like a White person, propelling him to success. The outlandish premise is enough to make this a must see, but the vibrant visuals mixed with the inventive filmmaking on display in the two-minute trailer alone cements this as a film not to miss.


Christopher Robin (August 3)

For a few years now, Disney has been revitalising their old properties, mostly with derivative remakes that change very little from the source material. Now we have “Christopher Robin,” a sequel of sorts to the Winnie the Pooh films where an adult Christopher Robin rediscovers Pooh in his time of need. While Winnie the Pooh was always part of my childhood, the mixture of live action and CGI in the trailer looks seamless and it’s guaranteed to make me  bawl uncontrollably by the end.


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