May movies were filled with action and adventure and June will surpass your expectations and then some. It is a month filled with superheroes, reboots, anticipated sequels and that’s just the beginning. The following are just a few previews to help you decide.
Wonder Woman (PG-13)
On June 2, Wonder Woman comes to the big screen directed by Patty Jenkins, who makes history as the first female to direct a super hero film with a female lead. Reviews have been strong for this fourth installment in the DC Universe Series. Gal Gadot, best known for her appearances in the Fast and Furious films, stars as the gorgeous Diana aka Wonder Woman. After a war pilot (Chris Pine) is stranded on her island of Paradise, she learns of the conflict and rage happening in the outside world. Diana feels that her warrior experience can help and leaves the safety of her home to explore the unknown. Naturally, adventure, danger and love ensue. Robin Wright also stars. A must see for everyone and girls and boys will have a new role model to look up to.
The Mummy (PG-13)
It’s back from the dead. On June 9, The Mummy franchise is getting rebooted starring everyone’s favorite action star, Tom Cruise. This will be the first installment of the series. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the movie also stars Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutell and Courtney B. Vance. This time around, the mummy is an ancient princess who is disturbed from her crypt beneath the desert by explorers. She makes the first mummy seem lovable as she brings terror and fear to those around her. Die hard Mummy fans will be running to see this.
Cars 3 (G)
June 16 debuts the third installment of Cars, the popular series by Disney’s Pixar. Directed by Brian Fee, Owen Wilson returns as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Armie Hammer and Cristela Alonzo also lend their voices. The movie follows Lightning McQueen on his quest to change up his game, enabling him to compete with the much faster cars racing today. A great family movie for all.
Transformers: The Last Knight (Not Rated)
June 21 sees the premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight. Directed by Michael Bay, who has said this will be his final picture in the franchise, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and Anthony Hopkins. The fifth installment of the Transformers series has a notable absent character. Optimus Prime is gone, which starts a war between the transformers and the people of Earth. In order to save the planet, they must learn why the transformers keep returning back to Earth. A great action adventure movie, although it helps if you have seen at least one of the others to grasp the concept.
Despicable Me 3 (PG)
Gru and his lovable minions are back in theaters on June 30. Despicable Me 3 comes to screens to the delight of many fans. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, Steve Carell reprises the misunderstood Gru in this third installment, who finds out that he has a twin brother named Dru. A new villain, Balthazar Bratt, is threatening the world and Gru and the gang come together to fight him with hilarious results. Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Russell Brand are just a few of the voices in the film.
Make sure you check your listings as many other great movies will be coming out in
June as well. Sit back, relax, grab your popcorn and enjoy. See you at the movies.