Summer Blockbuster Preview

Need to get away from the summer heat and want to enjoy some popcorn with your summer blockbuster? Check these out.

The school year is coming to an end, which means that there are plenty of things to do in the fast approaching summer, including watching some of the most anticipated movies slated for release in theaters the next few months. Diving into these films, here is a short but must-know list including a unique short snippet on each movie, when they will release, and any other interesting facts.

The Action-Packed Adventures

Jurassic World Dominion

When: June 9th (US)

Who: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, DeWanda Wise, Isabella Sermon, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith

Description: This seemingly never-ending trilogy finally comes to a close with the storyline of the dinosaurs and humans coexisting one last time in the island of Malta in the mediterranean sea after their home of Isla Nublar is destroyed. Better yet, original actors from the Jurassic Park series in Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum return to join Chris Evans and Bryce Dallas Howard for the ultimate Jurassic World cast and wrap up this legendary series of films that has dated back nearly 30 years that’s been filled with constant carnage and action.

Thor: Love and Thunder

When: July 8 (US)

Who: Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Anthony Hopkins, Karen Gillen, Jaimie Alexander

Description: The fourth installment of the Thor movie series takes a bit of a twist with the God of Thunder aiming to find himself including his inner peace by hanging up the cleats for a bit. However, he is interrupted in this process by Gor the God Butcher, who wants to kill all the gods. Knowing he can’t just let this happen, Thor suits up like never before in an effort to exterminate his attempted murderer. Unlike the previous Thor movies, the protagonist’s opposition is very much different than Thor himself.

The Family-Friendly Animations

DC League of Super-Pets

When: July 29 (US)

Who: Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Diego Luna, John Krasinski, Marc Maron, Vanessa Bayer, Thomas Middleditch

Description: This animated film takes the setting of the Justice League cartoons into a fun animation directed towards the younger generation. Featuring star actors such as the Rock, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Hart, and John Krasinski, best buddies Superman and Krypto the Superdog must save their friends at all costs after being kidnapped.


When: June 17 (US)

Who: Chris Evans, Taika Waititi, Keke Palmer, James Brolin, Peter Sohn, Dale Soules, Efren Ramirez, Uzo Aduba, Mary Lewis, Isaiah Whitlock Jr.

Description: Inspired by the original Buzz Lightyear character in the first Toy Story film, this movie goes deeper into the origin story of Buzz as he embarks on his journey to find his way home through an endless void of space. Additionally, Chris Evans voices the main character as a plus.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

When: July 1 (US)

Who: Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Taraji P. Henson, Julie Andrews, Michelle Yeoh, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Pierre Coffin, Lucy Lawless, Alan Arkin

Description: The Gru movie series takes a bit of a turn by going through the origin story of Gru himself. As just a young boy, Gru aims to become the greatest supervillain of all time but soon finds him and his minions fighting off the greatest villain group themselves, Vicious 6, all while receiving key advice from their former leader.

The Twisted Realities

When: July 22 (US)

Who: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yuen, Brandon Perea, Barbie Ferreira, Michael Wincott, Mark Casimir, Dyniewicz Jr., Donna Mills, Jennifer Lafleur, Ryan W. Garcia, Andrew Patrick Ralston, Keith David

Description: Starred by Daniel Kulaaya and partially inspired by 2017 horror film Get Out, Nope entails residents of a small town in California finding an unusual discovery unlike any other involving a flying object heading towards them, one that leaves them in shock, horror, and curiosity. To find out more about said discovery, catch the movie in theaters as soon as July 22nd.

Bullet Train

When: August 5 (US)

Who: Brad Pitt, Bad Bunny, JoeyKing, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Logan Lerman, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Julio Gabay

Description: Based on a Japanese book written by Kōtarō Isaka, bullet train takes place in a highway journey along a train going from Tokyo to Morioko where five assassins are each on their own independent missions. Little do they know, they are all there for similar reasons and must find their way off the train.