Who Won The Summer?

The season of summer isn’t officially over yet but the exciting blockbuster season has unfortunately passed. And wasn’t this quite the summer? We had two Marvel movies, a Star Wars film, another terrifying Jurassic flick, the return of a Pixar classic, and a thrilling Mission: Impossible movie. This was quite the busy blockbuster season and so today I’m going to share with you my ranking of these films from worst to best. Enjoy!

6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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When I saw Jurassic Park for the first time five years ago I didn’t realize how incredible it was going to be. Since then I’ve become a Jurassic fan. I’ve seen every film, I’ve watched Jurassic Park a number of times, I’ve grown to enjoy Jurassic World at home, and I actually like Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

When it was announced that Jurassic World would be getting a sequel I couldn’t wait to see what it would be about. The first film in this new trilogy seemed pretty enjoyable so there was no way the sequel could be that bad. Wrong!

I walked away from that film utterly disappointed for a number of reasons.

  1. Every scene in the movie was something I had seen in a commercial or trailer so I knew what was going to happen.
  2. The story wasn’t enticing at all. Seeing Chris Pratt and Bryce-Dallas Howard trapped in a mansion overrun with dinosaurs is not as exciting as it sounds.
  3. There weren’t any stakes. I’m still waiting to see a Jurassic film that has some serious stakes connected to it. And even with the dinosaurs ( MAJOR SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!) getting released onto the North American continent at the end the movie it still didn’t feel dire in the slightest.

Who knows. Maybe the final film in the trilogy will be the best Jurassic movie ever made but it is clearly my least favorite blockbuster this year.

5. Incredibles 2

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Fans, like me, have been waiting for a sequel to The Incredibles since it came out fourteen years ago. When I heard the praise surrounding the film I couldn’t wait to see it for myself and for the most part, it was a perfect movie. But it was boring…if that makes any sense.

Incredibles 2 has some eye-popping action scenes that would’ve been awesome to see in IMAX and there were definitely more supers, which was definitely kind of cool, but next to The Incredibles it felt very mediocre in comparison. Even though Brad Bird finally a constructed a story good enough worthy to be a sequel I was slightly disappointed after watching the film. Yeah, I’ll probably watch it again in the future (when it appears on Disney’s streaming service) but it definitely wasn’t the sequel I was hoping for.

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Ant-Mab and the Wasp was definitely a satisfying sequel as it followed a personal story between Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and her father, Hank Pym, and together they set out on a mission to save Wasp’s mother. I loved that the film didn’t reference any other superheroes or incorporate a surprise cameo from an Avenger because it kept the film grounded and separate from everything else that was happening in the world.

While it may be one of the least memorable Marvel movies for some I happen to love it and I can’t wait to own it on Blu-Ray.

3. Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Han Solo is one of Star Wars‘ most beloved characters and so it’s no surprise that his standalone film was so awesome. I loved it for several reasons.

  1. I loved seeing a younger version of Han Solo because it foreshadows so many choices he made in his future while also shining a light on his son, Ben Solo, as well.
  2. Chewbacca is awesome and so it was really cool to see him have such a large role in the film.
  3. Darth Maul.
  4. Tobias Beckett (because he’s really cool!)
  5. And the origin story of Han’s beginning relationship with the Millennium Falcon.

These are just a handful of things I loved about the film and there was plenty more to enjoy about this latest Star Wars movie. In fact, I loved it so much I’m really hoping there’s a sequel because I want to see more story surrounding Han’s early days play out on the big screen.

2. Avengers: Infinity War

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When films usually build up toward something grand in an interconnected story it’s very rare when that particular event arrives and it actually lives up to your wildest expectations. Infinity War wasn’t just a great film because it had over two dozen superheroes in it but it was fantastic because the movie’s story was heavily kept under wraps. That’s why no one saw the Infinity Snap coming or could’ve predicted it.

The trailers and commercials didn’t tell us anything about the film and it made the movie a blast to watch. And even now Avengers 4 is being kept so secret the title hasn’t even been revealed less than a year before it comes into theaters. Awesome!

I love this movie so much and I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

1. Mission: Impossible-Fallout

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I’ve seen quite a lot of action movies in my time but none quite like this. This film was an absolute thriller from beginning to end and literally had me clutching my seat at times because it was that intense. This movie will make you jump, gasp, wince, etc. It’s an amazing film.

And Tom Cruise is 100% incredible. There’s no doubt about it. He proves that one, age is just a number and two, you should never put a limit on yourself. This movie is easily in my top ten favorite films of all time.

So, this is how I rank the blockbusters over the course of this summer. It’s been quite a fun blockbuster season indeed and I can’t wait to see what new films I’ll see throughout the expanse of the year.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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