Summer movies we’re ready to see


Kiran Shastri

“The Conjuring 2” is one of the most anticipated movie releases this upcoming summer.

By Kiran Shastri, Staff Writer

Summer flicks are some of the most anticipated movies to come out each year, and Hollywood has no shortage of future hits that they are ready to debut as soon as next week for summer 2016. From May through August, the movie industry is debuting many highly anticipated sequels of all genres: horror, action/adventure, comedy, and even family friendly flicks. It’s going to be an exciting summer in terms of movies, so get your movie passes ready and all those snacks you bring in from outside, because you don’t want to pay $20 to get a large popcorn and icee and get to a theater near you to catch some of these top movies of the summer!

“Captain America: Civil War”
*Release Date: May 6
Recently, Marvel has been making a comeback at the box office with nearly all Marvel movies hitting top box office sales over the past few years, so we should all love this new addition to the superhero series. With a great cast and an intriguing plot, we don’t expect Marvel will be letting us down.

Trailer: “Captain America: Civil War”

“X-Men: Apocalypse”
*Release Date: May 27
Do I need to explain why everyone need to go see this? In this thrilling addition to the X-Men series a mutant is born and the X-Men must come together and fight his plan against humanity.

Trailer: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

“The Conjuring 2”
*Release Date: June 10
The first movie of this series had great reviews and was remarkably frightening to most viewers. I would have to agree with those who left their reviews, this movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Many have been anticipating a sequel because the end of the first movie was such a cliffhanger.  Sometimes sequels ruin the series, hopefully, that’s not the case with this movie.

Trailer: “The Conjuring 2

“Finding Dory” *Release Date: June 17
Thirteen years later we get arguably the most anticipated sequel of the Disney tenure. Many of us have been awaiting the sequel to Finding Nemo since we saw it when we were children. The end of “Finding Nemo” showed us Dory living happily with Nemo and his dad when they return from their voyage to save Nemo, which may be what leads the new Disney movie. Everyone who loves Finding Nemo is going to want to see this movie.

Trailer: “Finding Dory”

“Independence Day: Resurgence”
*Release Date: June 24
A young Will Smith owned the theaters with the original “Independence Day,” but unfortunately, he will not be in the sequel. A plus though however, is that with an advancement in technology, the alien figures will look way more realistic, rather than huge awkward plastic blobs … or whatever they are.

Trailer: “Independence Day: Resurgence”

“The Purge: Election Year”
*Release Date: June 24
The first “Purge” was an interesting horror movie with a twist. They created this new concept of all crime being legal for 24 hours once a year. This was interesting and scary to most viewers because of how realistic it was made. It was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen because of the clever plot, and the sequel was even better. Now everyone is anticipating this addition to the series making it a trilogy.

Trailer: “The Purge: Election Year”

*Release Date: July 15
Thirty years after “Ghostbusters” took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today like Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, and Bill Murray.


“Ice Age: Collision Course”
*Release Date: July 22
Another one of the greatest children’s movies of all time is adding yet another to their four movie series. The upcoming American 3D Computer-animated family film is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and a sequel to 2012’s Ice Age – Continental Drift 

Trailer: “Ice Age: Collision Course”

Other great must see’s this summer:

“Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” *Release Date: May 27

“The Angry Birds Movie” *Release Date: May 20

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” *Release Date: June 3

“Now You See Me 2” *Release Date: June 10

“Warcraft” *Release Date: June 10

“The Legend of Tarzan” *Release Date: July 1

“BFG” *Release Date: July 1

“Suicide Squad” *Release Date: August 5