Come summer and it is time to hit the movie theaters especially now that the pandemic restrictions on screenings have been relaxed. Some of the top movies, you can plan to see:
Fast & Furious 9
The ninth film in the popular action film franchise. That also goes by the name of “F9” hit the screens on June 25. The Story opens with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Who was stepping away from a life of crime to building a family is forcing him to get back to his old ways. After an unforeseen antagonist put the lives of his loved ones at risk. John Cena plays the role of his estranged brother. Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Ludacris, and Nathalie Emmanuel reprise their roles in this fast-paced movie.
Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role for the first time in her career in Marvel’s “Black Widow”. She reprises her role as Natasha Romanov, who begins to train to become KGB’s star agent. The spy movie, a prequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” and sequel to “Captain America: Civil War”, revolves around Natasha trying to come to terms with her dark past when her life was threatenes by evil forces. The movie has also hit the headlines as Johansson has sued MCU. The studio that released the movie. For violating her contract by simultaneously releasing the film on streaming services.
Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, Matt Damon plays the role of Bill Baker. An American who goes all the way to France to visit his daughter (Abigail Breslin). Who has been in a conviction of murder that she claims to be innocent of? Bill settles down in France to try to prove her innocence. A very watchable crime, The Tom McCarthy film, according to The Atlantic, “is a mainstream work that contradicts preconceiving notions, and is all the more fascinating for it.” “Stillwater” releasing to acclaim on July 30.
A Disney production, “Jungle Cruise”, recounts the tale of Dr. Lily Houghton, played by Emily Blunt, journeying through the Amazon assisted by Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson). Playing the role of the captain of the boat. Dr. Houghton is searching for an ancient tree with magical healing powers. That could have a far-reaching impact on the science of medicine as known to the world. The film, released on July 30, is based on Disney’s theme park attraction by the same name.
The Suicide Squad
Fans of DC Comics are in for a good time with the release of “The Suicide Squad” scheduled to hit the screens on August 6. The star-studded James Gunn film that includes actors like John Cena, Margot Robbie, Sylvester Stallone, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, and others is a sequel to the film of the same name made in 2016. The film revolves around some convicts who gang up to take down a Nazi penitentiary and laboratory.
Named aptly after the 1976 hit song by Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect”, tells the story of the rise to stardom of the music star from a singer in the choir of her father’s church to becoming a household name. The must-see biopic has luminaries like Mary J Blige, Audra McDonald, Forest Whitaker, and Marlon Wayans besides Jenifer Hudson in the biopic scheduled for release on August 13.