Summer is when the blockbuster movies are launched and teens hit the theaters in droves. The summer of 2015 is no exception, although there seem to be less movies for teens than usual. And almost all the movies for teens this summer premiere in July. So get ready for sequels, superheros, another John Green YA adaptation, dinosaurs, Pixar and more!
Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1) – After Tony Stark jump-starts a peacekeeping program, the Avengers must battle to save the planet from destruction by the villain Ultron. Directed by Joss Whedon, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson.
Pitch Perfect 2 (5/15) – A sequel to the surprise hit Pitch Perfect about college A Cappella competitions. In this new film the Barden Bellas enter a worldwide competition that an American group has never won in order to regain their status and right to perform. Returning are stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Adam DeVine.
Tomorrowland (5/22) – A mystery adventure science fiction film from Walt Disney Studios, with Damon Lindelof (Lost) as one of the writers and producers. A jaded scientist (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) embark on a dangerous mission to uncover the secrets of a place somewhere between time and space. Also starring Hugh Laurie. I can’t wait to see this movie. (See Tomorrowland Review)
Aloha (5/29) – A new romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe starring Bradley Cooper, a military contractor, who falls for Emma Stone, an Air Force pilot, while he is reconnecting with his ex, Rachel McAdams. Great cast, also including Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel.
Jurassic World (6/12) – It has been 14 years since the third Jurassic Park film. In this movie, a small island off Costa Rica’s coast now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. The corporation that owns the park asks the park’s geneticists to create a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur to boost visitor attendance, but it soon runs wild on the island. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (6/12) – A comedy drama about a teenage girl with cancer and Greg and Earl, the friends she makes in high school, who make low budget films. Starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal and Nick Offerman. It was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival.
Inside Out (6/19) – The new Pixar movie we’ve been waiting for. It is set inside the head of a young girl, where five emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger(Lewis Black), Disgust(Mindy Kaling), Fear(Bill Hader) and Sadness(Phyllis Smith), try to lead her through life. (Read review of Inside Out)
Max (6/26) – A family film about a dog returning from war after his handler’s death. Living with the handler’s family, they all help each other heal.
Terminator: Genisys (7/1) – The fifth film in the series is somehow a sequel, prequel and a reboot that is said to reset the series. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back.
Minions (7/10) – This 3D computer-animated comedy is both a spinoff and prequel to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm voice the villains.
Ant Man (7/17) – A new Marvel Hero film based on characters never before seen on film, Scott Lang and Hank Pym, played by Paul Rudd. Master thief Scott Lang must embrace his mentor and inner-hero, Hank Pym, and help protect the secret behind the Ant-Man suit and help save Earth. Also starring Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer and Michael Douglas.
Pan (7/24) – The origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook starring Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lilly and Amanda Seyfried as Mary Darling.
Paper Towns (7/24) – Another YA adaptation by John Green after the huge success of The Fault In Our Stars from 2014. Paper Towns is a teen romantic mystery that takes place in Orlando, Florida. Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne are the two leads. Lets hope that lightning strikes twice.
Pixels (7/24) – Pixels is a 3D live-action/computer-animated science fiction comedy in which video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980’s era video game characters who’ve attacked New York.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (7/31) – Tom Cruise is back again playing Ethan Hunt for the fifth time.
Vacation (7/31) – A Vacation reboot, with Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, now as Rusty and Debbie Griswold, Leslie Mann is Rusty’s sister and Chris Hemsworth is Rusty’s brother-in-law. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo make a small appearance as the grandparents.
Fantastic Four (8/7) – A reboot of the Marvel Comics Fantastic Four film franchise, now starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (8/14) – Based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, with Henry Cavill as Napolean Solo, Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and Hugh Grant as Waverly. A CIA agent and a KGB operative work together against a mysterious criminal organization.
There are definitely at least a few movies that I can’t wait to see. These summer movies are definitely not only for teens.