Must See Summer Films
We are hoping for a hot and sunny summer this year, but on the days when the weather doesn’t play ball there are absolutely loads of fantastic films for you to go and see! From the return of our favourite group of Inbetweeners, to Channing Tatum as a genetically engineered interplanetary warrior…you’re in for a treat!
Here are Average Janes top 10 must see films this Summer…
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – RELEASE DATE 19 JUNE
The Talent: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
The long awaited film adaptation to the much-loved book of the same name is finally coming to our film screens! For those that haven’t had the chance to read the book, the plot follows Hazel (Shailene Woodley) a teenage girl with terminal cancer. When she attends a Cancer Kid Support Group she meets dreamy Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) and her story is entirely rewritten. Just a heads up…you may want to bring a box of tissues to the cinema!
TAMMY – RELEASE DATE 4 JULY
The Talent: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Toni Collette
We are ridiculously excited to see the return of Melissa McCarthy, not only is she starring in the film but she has also co-written it, so expect lots of laughs! The plot takes down-in-the-dumps Tammy (McCarthy) on a road trip to Niagara Falls with her crazy grandmother (Susan Sarandon). If that ingenious pairing, alongside the premise of the film does not warrant your interest, nothing will!
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION – RELEASE DATE 10 JULY
The Talent: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci
The fourth installment of the Transformers film series features an entirely new cast, we’ve waved goodbye to Shia LeBeouf and welcomed hunky Mark Wahlberg into the lead role! As a sequel to Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, the film takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago and with Michael Bay back in the directors chair, it promises to be one of this Summer’s biggest films!
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – RELEASE DATE 17 JULY
The Talent: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis
We all knew we hadn’t heard the last from this franchise, but the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes promises to be a captivating filmic offering. This time around, Caeser (Andy Serkis) is the leader of a growing nation of genetically evolved apes who are threatened by a group of human survivors of a deadly virus, that was unleashed 10 years earlier. Watch Serkis kick ass, ape-style!
JUPITER ASCENDING – RELEASE DATE 25 JULY
The Talent: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne
Whoever had the idea of putting Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis together in a film deserves a medal! The highly anticipated science fiction film from the makers of The Matrix centers around Jupiter Jones (Kunis) a down on her luck janitor, who learns that her genetic signature makes her royalty. The trailer looks incredible; we are very excited to catch this one in the cinema!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – RELEASE DATE 31 JULY
The Talent: Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel
Marvel Studios are at it again and we can assure you Guardians of the Galaxy will be yet another superhero film you will fall in love with! The story revolves around Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) who befriends and forms an alliance with a bunch of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run. If the premise of the film doesn’t sell it enough, the film also has a brilliant ensemble cast, including one of our favourites, Bradley Cooper, playing a genetically engineered raccoon.
THE INBETWEENERS 2 – RELEASE DATE 8 AUGUST
The Talent: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas
The boys are back! But this time they are jetting off to Australia! Due to the massive success of the first Inbetweeners film back in 2011, writing duo Damon Beesley and Iain Morris couldn’t resist sending the lads off on another holiday, where undoubtedly things will not all go to plan!
LUCY – RELEASE DATE 22 AUGUST
The Talent: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
The film has Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in…what else could we say to sell it to you!? Johansson plays Lucy, a woman forced to become a drug mule for a mob, but the drugs leak into her body causing her to become a superhuman badass! The last time we saw Scarlett in a superhero-fighting role was back in The Avengers in 2012, so we can’t wait to see Lucy taking down groups of men in under ten seconds!
LET’S BE COPS – RELEASE DATE 12 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans, Jr., Nina Dobrev
Oh look ladies, Nick Miller is set to grace our film screens…well Jake Johnson is, dressed up as a Policeman, wit-woo! The film follows two best friends heading out to a costume party dressed as police officers, but somehow along the way they manage to get tangled in a real-life criminal situations, so they test out their badges and the laughs ensue!
WISH I WAS HERE – RELEASE DATE 19 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson
If like us, you were big fans of the film Garden State, you’ll be over the moon to hear that Zach Braff is back in the directorial role! Braff plays a 35-year-old struggling actor, father and husband trying to find his sole purpose in life. Expect laughter, tears and if it is anything like Garden State, an amazing film soundtrack.
There we have it, top picks for the best movies for the Summer. So grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy! Don’t agree? Feel we missed a glaring one or want to tell us your favourites @tweetjanes or comment with us below!