Summer movie wrap-up

Summer is the best time to hang out at the beach, spend time with friends, and go and see the newest blockbuster at the theater. Here are some of the best movies that came out this summer.

Dunkirk-
Released- July 21
Rotten Tomatoes Score- 93%
Top Cast- Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles
Critic Review- Technically awe-inspiring, narratively inventive and thematically complex, Dunkirk reinvigorates its genre with a war movie that is both harrowing and smart. –Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
Plot Summary- Set in May 1940, this thriller covers the Dunkirk Evacuation that saved 330,000 French, British, Belgian, and Dutch soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk. It follows the story of 6 men and their different perspectives of dramatic events surrounding them.

Cars 3-
Released- June 16
Rotten Tomatoes Score- 68%
Top Cast- Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo
Critic Review- This warmly sentimental G-rated film about facing new realities and recapturing lost dreams has, despite its relatively adult story line, a beguilingly effortless feeling to it, as if it had nothing to prove. –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Plot summary- Lightning McQueen is back in the third installment of this series. He finds himself becoming overshadowed by the new generation of racers, especially after a bad rollover that should have been career ending. However, McQueen proves that he still has a few more races left in him.

Wonder Woman-
Released- June 2
Rotten Tomatoes Score- 92%
Top Cast- Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
Critic Review- “Wonder Woman” is a superhero movie, and it fulfills the heroic and mythic demands of that genre, but it’s also an entry in the genre of wisdom literature that shares hard-won insights and long-pondered paradoxes of the past with a sincere intimacy. – Richard Brody, New Yorker
Plot Summary- She started off as Diana, princess of the Amazons, but that all changed when she met an American pilot. After hearing about a conflict in the world around her, Diana decides to leave her home to help fight in the war, where she finally becomes Wonder Woman.

Despicable Me 3-
Released- June 30
Rotten Tomatoes Score- 61%
Top Cast- Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
Critic Review-
Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 – voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Plot summary- After being fired from the Anti-Villain League, Gru decides to travel to Freedonia. While there, he is reunited with his long-lost twin brother. These two brothers have to work together to stop a former child star, Balthazar Bratt, from causing havoc in the world.

Keep an eye out for these movies that are coming out in the next few weeks.
–Terminator 2 in 3D (August 25)
–Birth of the Dragon (August 25)
–Home Again (September 8)

Author: Katrina Wordell

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