• Daniel Tihn

2019's Summer Blockbusters To Look Forward To 🍿

During the Golden Era of film, massive blockbusters used to be released towards the end of the year, near the Christmas holidays while all the failures and flops were left out to dry in the Summer months. Enter Steven Spielberg's Jaws, a film that changed cinema history. The film did so well that cinematic audiences wanted more blockbusters in the warmer part of the year, leading to the creation of the Summer blockbuster.

Here are some of our top picks for this Summer's thrilling, explosive, and entertaining blockbusters.

Toy Story 4

When news started popping up about another instalment to the Toy Story franchise, everyone was curious about whether it will be good or not. The first 3 films were incredible and, while they may have peaked at Toy Story 2, the third part of the trilogy was still an emotional and enjoyable ride. Now that Toy Story 4 is right around the corner, reviews all seem to follow the same line: it's worth a watch. Disney and Pixar have once again delivered on a brilliant film for the whole family.

Spiderman: Far From Home

Directly following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-man: Far From Home is guaranteed to do well in this year's box office. With Spider-Man: Homecoming earning a third of Endgame's box office, the web-slinging sequel is set to bring back one of our favourite superheroes as he struggles with Avengers' finale.

Lion King

With Disney remaking live-action versions of their old classics as they try to bring back old nostalgia to newer generations (and an easy way of making money), Lion King is set to be one of the best. With an amazing cast including Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa, and Jon Favreau directing, this remake may work in Disney's favour as, although it looks live-action, all the characters are animated in a more realistic style than the original. (I wonder if we will get a remake of The Emperor's New Groove...)

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino's 9th film is set during the Charles Manson killings and follows Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, an actor and his stunt-double. Unlike most of Tarantino's work (well, all of his work), this film is set to be a bit less action orientated yet will still keep the same Tarantino charm as we follow an awesome cast including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Ever since The Fast & The Furious, the franchise has gotten more and more Ludacris (get it?), and this Summer will be the first spin-off for the series. From competing in street races to driving out of skyscrapers, the series has taken the titular words to a new level. Now expanding beyond the main storyline and going into an action-packed film following Hobbs and Show as they face a new villain, everyone is patiently waiting for some more mindless action. (Is it just me or does Hobbs & Shaw sound like a biscuit company?)

IT: Chapter 2

After the success of the first film, this sequel follows the second part of the Stephen King novel. It's been 27 years, the kids have now grown up and Pennywise has returned to terrorise Derry. Now that they all have their own lives, the protagonists from the first film have all drifted apart, essentially allowing for a remake of the first film with an added twist. If you were a fan of the first film, then this film will not only continue the story, but enhance it as they introduce more actors to the universe.

Tell us in the comments what films you are excited for this summer 📽