Summer Movies 2015

Biggest Summer Blockbusters Ahead

Posted in News on March 22, 2015

With summertime blockbusting done for this year let’s look forward to the top summer movies of 2015. The release line-up features the usual mix of sequels, remakes , big screen adaptations  and movies based on theme park attractions .The movies will be arranged below by release date with summary and trailer, enjoy!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

With movies planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe up till 2019, the sequel to the billion dollar original The Avengers, Age of Ultron brings everything to a new level with more action, more storylines, and more characters. Hopefully it can hold up on all its promises in the jaw-dropping trailers. 

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15th)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland

After many years of production troubles with reshoots and varied reviews, the film has landed with a 2015 release date. No ideas on how good it shall be but it will definitely by the talk of May on the web and I mean it's Tom Hardy as Mad Max- that's badass. 

  • Pitch Perfect 2 (15th May 2015)

Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.

Sequel to one of the most popular films in 2013 and one of the bestselling soundtrack album in digital history, it shows great promise. With the whole gang back once again for movie on a bigger scale and with bigger risks, Pitch Perfect 2 dresses to impress. 

  • Tomorrowland (May 22nd)

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

The Disney movie is named after the futuristic area found at their theme park and with director Brad Bird's flawless reputation ( The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) everyone should be excited that the director has been given a $200 million budget to explore this realm of Disney with acting talent like George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. 

  • Insidious: Chapter 3 (May 29th)

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Leaving the entire original cast behind, 'Chapter 3' explores a new tale of terror for a teenage girl and her family, taking place before the events of the first 2 films. The original visionary of the 1st 2 films, director James Wann has also left leaving the fate of Insidious 3 to question whether there is much of a story to tell or is it purely for profit's sake? Either way, it's definitely worth to see to find out.

  • San Andreas (June 5th)

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Unfortunately this is not the Grand Theft Auto movie we've been waiting for. Following last year's flop Into the StormSan Andreas decides to take up the challenge and produce of the greatest disaster movies of the decades with a $100 million budget and lead protagonist Dwayne Johnson to lead the movie into box office victory. 

  • Entourage (June 12th)

​Film star Vince Chase and his cronies take on Hollywood.

The hit HBO comedy-drama TV series takes itself onto the big screen. It's still unknown as to why the TV show felt the need to return to the big screen but nonetheless it's a quality tv show and it's movie extension deserves to be watched as fans and moviegoers will enjoy it. 

  • Jurassic World ( June 12th)

​Twenty-two years after the events ofJurassic Park(1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.

New cast talent Chris Pratt, latest CGI in the industry, and new talent behind the camera, who cannot resist but buy a one-way ticket to Jurassic World? 

  • Inside Out (June 19th)

​After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.

The creator of ‘Up’ and ‘Monsters Inc’ says it’s one of the most challenging stories he’s ever taken on, not least because it has two simultaneous storylines. One focuses on the girl’s outside world, the other on how the characters in her mind react to it. After a glut of sequels, prequels and so-so original material in recent years, it sounds like Pixar is ready to push boundaries again. It’ll be pretty fascinating to see how it’s all visualised.

  • Ted 2 (June 26th) 

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Ted’ is the highest grossing R-rated live-action comedy of all time, amassing over half a billion dollars worldwide. Not surprisingly then that Walhberg is reprising his role, with MacFarlane back as writer, director and the voice of the vulgar teddy bear. While the rest of the writing team return too, Mila Kunis is out as female lead, in favour of MacFarlane’s ‘Million Ways to Die’ co-star Amanda Seyfried in a new role. Although ‘Million Ways’ was a misfire, ‘Family Guy’ creator MacFarlane is used to getting a long, high quality run out of a premise that works, so expect this to be perfectly entertaining for those who enjoyed the first.

  • Terminator: Genisys (July 1st)

After finding himself in a new time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor's mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears, "Judgement Day".

This new addition to the popular Terminator franchise is both a reboot and a continuation of the original trilogy which will tie in various threads from the previous threads through time travel. Plots from previous films will end entirely differently setting off alternative timelines, but at least Arnold Schwarzennager is back and he's stoll got some action left in him. 

  • Minions (July 10th)

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Acting as a spin-off/ prequel to the beloved and star franchise Despicable Me, the minions are back without Gru to star into there own fun action packed adventure before they return with Gru for Despicable Me 3. 

  • Ant-Man ( July 17th)

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Despite long disputed directors dropping in and out of the project, Ant Man still has lead actors Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, working off years of great material, all closely overseen by the studio that make sth ebest superhero origin stories. Ant-Man is the first of Marvel's 3rd Phase films. 

  • Pan (July 17th)

The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

A new take on the timeless classic of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. It is not sure why we need another Peter Pan movie but the talent behind the camera, Joe Wright is a solid director with a good reputation and the script had a lot of Hollywood buzz back in 2013. Good or bad, people will be taking a trip to Neverland. 

  • Pixels ( July 24th)

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Following the trend that Wreck it Ralph set off, Pixels breaks it out on a larger scale but one would question whether actors Adam Sandler and Kevin James are the ones to carry it given their horrible recent films (Grown Ups 2, Jack & Jill)

  • Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation (July 31st)

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Tom Cruise and his gang of high skilled operatives are back with a new mission giving impossible an entirely new definition. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to watch this film in all of its glory or in all of its demise. 

  • Fantastic Four (August 7th)

Four young scientists achieve superhuman abilities through a teleportation experiment gone haywire. They must now use these abilities to save the world from an uprising tyrant.

Producers say it’ll be a more grounded, gritty movie than the previous two, but still with “joyful” moments, and tell a “younger” story than the original movies.The casting hasn’t delighted fans (it lacks gravitas), but the franchise is badly in need of a reboot and this creative team has the potential to deliver something interesting. Will this be the franchise's golden ticket or just another rotten egg to pile onto the basket?