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Must-See Movies for Summer 2016

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm by Geek Legacy


It’s that time of the year again when folks flock to the theaters to feed their faces with buckets of popcorn and gallons of soda. But how will you know which movies to spend your hard earned cash on this summer? That’s easy, just follow our guide to must-see movies for summer 2016 and when you’re not soaking up rays in the sun, you’ll be enjoying yourself in a cool dark theater with friends and family.

Captain America: Civil War (May 6)

The Avengers assemble once again in this action packed adventure where Captain America goes to great lengths to defend his best friend, Bucky Barnes. Of course this means drawing a line in the sand and squaring off against earth’s mightiest heroes including Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, and Spider-Man!

Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27)

Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant has awakened after thousands of years to recruit a team of powerful mutants to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. Enter Professor Xavier and his rag-tag team of mutant misfits to stop Apocalypse and save the world from destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan,Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3)

Everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell have returned! This time not only will they face the likes of Shredder, but his infamous goons Rocksteady and Bebop will also appear–marking their first on-screen live-action debut.

The film stars Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Laura Linney, Sheamus, and Gary Anthony Williams.

Warcraft (June 10)

Duncan Jones directs this orcs vs. humans fantasy brawl based on Blizzard Entertainment’s popular Warcraft franchise. Check out the gorgeous and dangerous world of Azeroth as two races fight for survival and their homes against the forces of evil. Which side do you fight for? The Horde or the damned dirty Alliance?

The film stars Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Bne Schnetzer, Ruth Negga, Toby Kebbel, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown, and Paula Patton.

Central Intelligence (June 17)

This summer isn’t all about aliens, mutants, and orcs and it’s worth noting there’s no shortage of comedies in the months ahead. Central Intelligence puts superstar Dwayne Johnson and funny man Kevin Hart together for what’s sure to be a laugh factory when high school buddies reunite for a little espionage and wacky mayhem.

Finding Dory (June 17)

Director Andrew Stanton returns to helm the highly anticipated Pixar follow-up to Finding Nemo, which finds Dory, Marlin, and Nemo setting out on an adventure to discover answers about Dory’s past. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

You might want to score tickets to a late night show or pack up for this adventure sometime during the middle of the week for a chance to avoid crowded theaters. Good luck with that during the Summer months, though.

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24)

Roland Emmerich returns as writer and director to the follow-up of one of the biggest summer blockbuster movies of our geeky generation. Strap yourselves in for what’s sure to be a sci-fi thrill ride on an epic scale. Mr. Emmerich is no stranger to destroying worlds and we can’t wait to see which buildings (if any) are left standing when the final credits start rolling.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward,

The Shallows (June 29)

Nancy (Blake Lively) has to stay vigilant and keep her wits about her in order to make it to shore before a great white shark makes a meal out of her. While this movie might not be for everyone, it’s certainly worth considering if you have a fear of sharks, dying alone, or a love for psychological thrillers. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Ghostbusters (July 15)

The negative buzz around this film makes it a huge gamble for Sony, and not the the fun kind like at Casinority list, but the “this is the last dollar I have to my name, please don’t fail me now” kind. Love it or hate it, the Ghostbusters are back and rebooted for a new generation of movie-goers. While I’m very protective of films from my youth and could argue tooth and nail as to why they should remain untouched and preserved in all their glory, reboots aren’t going away any time soon. Instead, I’m going to watch Ghostbusters with an open mind and hope for the best. After all, four very funny women whom I sure hold this franchise very near and dear to their hearts are going to give it their all and we owe them that much.

The film is directed by Paul Feig and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth

Star Trek Beyond (July 22)

Justin Lin is coming in hot after directing four of the last five Fast and Furious movies and is now headed into outer space with Star Trek Beyond. Whether or not you’re a fan of Abrams’ new Star Trek Universe there’s no denying Justin Lin’s talent for upping the ante, which is sure to put Captain Kirk and his crew in a world of hurt.

This film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.

Jason Bourne (July 29)

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return for more kick ass action in Jason Bourne. If you’re anything like us you can watch Jason Bourne pound faces to and fro all the live-long day. Last time we got to see Bourne beat the hell out of someone with a book. This time he cranks it up a notch by using a broken chair leg. Attaboy, Jason! That’s using your head I tell you WHUT.

The film also stars Julia Stiles reprising her role in the series alongside newcomers Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones.

Suicide Squad (August 5)

For some this movie might wash out the bad taste left in their mouths from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Others are just excited to see fan-favorite Harley Quinn in action as she joins a group of expendable criminals on a mission for Amanda Waller. Of course lets not forget about Academy Award winner Jared Leto taking on the role of the Clown Prince of Crime and how he’ll measure up to the late Heath Ledger. Is it fair to compare the two? Perhaps not, but people will certainly do so.

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.

Sausage Party

Now the official synopsis reads “The film tells the story of one sausage setting out on a quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.” Honestly, if after watching this trailer you still have no desire to see this movie then you just might be crazy town banana pants.

The film features the voices of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Salma Hayek.

    • Andrew K

      Ok, let’s knock through this list:

      1) CA: Civil War- Seen it twice already and loved it both times

      2) X-Men: Apocalypse- while my excitement for this film has dimmed, I will most likely still see it in theaters

      3) TMNT: Out of the Shadows- Looks better than the first outing and wouldn’t be opposed to seeing it with a friend

      4) Warcraft- Even though I have only briefly dipped into WoW, film trailer looks great and has had me anticipating this one very much for a while

      5) Central Intelligence- Only having seen the trailer for this one just NOW, I normally don’t hit the theaters for comedies but with The Rock, who knows

      6) Finding Dory- Honestly, I might skip this one for its theater run, I can definitely wait as I’m not interested in the story at all

      7) Independence Day: Resurgence- I didn’t grow up watching the original and this is a movie I would really only see if I had a date, female or otherwise 😉

      8) The Shallows- I am excited for this as I LOVE intense films and with the timing, it will be a very nice Happy Birthday to me!

      9) Ghostbusters- The trailer doesn’t make me laugh at all but hopefully this turns out well, I’d never go by myself but would tag along with friends

      10) Star Trek: Beyond- Not much drawing me in here but I do like Justin Lin’s Fast and Furious films so maybe I’ll give him a chance because of that

      11) Jason Bourne- OH MY GOSH, MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE IS BACK! Hell yeah, this is a definite must-see for me

      12) Suicide Squad- Oh I hope this is good. I am interested in seeing how Jared Leto’s Joker turns out but Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is really throwing me off

      13) Sausage Party- Comedy’s rarely ring true for me but if I get dragged to the theater, I could be proven wrong

      Ok, commenter’s, those are my thoughts, what do you think?

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