2017’s Summer Blockbuster Season – Part 1: June

Wednesday , 7, June 2017 Leave a comment

Summer seems to start earlier and earlier…at least when it comes to the blockbuster season. We’re traditionalists, however, so we don’t count what comes before June. WONDER WOMAN opened June 2nd and did very well, but it is far from the only big movie this month. Here is a look at some of the most notable titles debuting over the coming weeks.

June 9: THE MUMMY: Universal reboots its Mummy series as part of the planned Dark Universe series of movies. Tom Cruise takes over from Brendan Fraser in the lead.

June 16: CARS 3: Pixar’s latest is not sparking much enthusiasm beyond the tot set, but the previous entries did very well and sold a ton of toys, so it’s not surprising that we have a third one.

ROUGH NIGHT: Of more interest to the adult set, this raunchy comedy aimed at female audience is basically a gender flip on the ’90s black comedy VERY BAD THINGS. Scarlett Johansson stars.

June 21: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. The long-running series is back with another entry, which will reportedly be the last helmed by Michael Bay. However, franchise fatigue has struck several franchises this year and we wonder how much energy is left in this concept.

June 28: BABY DRIVER: Sony has so much faith in the new Edgar Wright comedy that they have moved it up to go head to head with some of the season’s biggest features. Time will tell whether this was the right strategy, but Wright has a solid track record, so BABY DRIVER will no doubt entertain.

June 30: DESPICABLE ME 3: Love ’em or hate ’em, Illumination’s DESPICABLE ME launched the Minions and the loveable little buggers have already had their own movie. They’re back once again with their master, Gru, who finds himself plagued by his own brother.

THE HOUSE: Financially strapped parents Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell open an underground casino in a desperate attempt to raise money for their child’s college education. Hijinks ensue.

Minions galore in DESPICABLE ME 3. Courtesy Universal.

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