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4 Movies I’m Looking Forward to In July

After a really big and fun start to summer with the month of June, I’m crossing my fingers July will be able to continue what June started. No doubt that there are ton of great looking properties hitting the screen, but it all depends on if they are good or not. I’m looking forward to a number of them, but only a select few make my July list. So without further ado, here are the four movies I’m most excited for.

4. Minions

Synopsis:

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

The biggest question surrounding this movie is whether or not everyone’s favorite little yellow guys can carry an entire movie, instead of being the great side characters they’ve been in the Despicable Me movies. If that can happen, then I have no doubt that Minions can be a really fun and funny animated film.

Minions opens July 10th, 2015.


3. Terminator: Genisys

Synopsis:

John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.

I actually got a chance to see this night at its opening screening and even though it easily had its problem, I still think it’s deserving of the number three spot. I don’t want to point anything for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but although it isn’t the follow-up to The Terminator and T2 that we’ve been waiting decades for, it’s still a fun movie.

If you walk in expecting another Terminator movie like the originals, you will be disappointed. Even though it pays some great respect to the originals, it clearly tries to separate itself from them and become its own film and franchise. if you walk in open minded, you should be able o walk out happy with what you’ve watched.

Terminator: Genisys is currently in theaters everywhere.


2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Synopsis:

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Any other month and this might be in the number one spot. Ghost Protocol reinvented and reinvigorated this franchise into one of the best action franchises alive today. The stunts are just awesome and the spy aspect is now contending with James Bond. Ethan Hunt and his team are back and in a big way, I can’t wait to check it out later this month.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hits theaters July 31st, 2015.


1. Ant-Man

Synopsis:

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

How can this be number one? A year ago, it seemed like everyone was joking around about this property, fast forward to now and everyone is raving about it. It won’t be out in theaters for a few weeks, but Marvel can make a movie about someone drinking coffee and it’ll be a huge success. They are just that good at that they do. It did have a ton of problems early on, but man did it get on track and it looks to be one of Marvel’s most fun movies, very Guardians of the Galaxy-esque. If you don’t believe me, just go to James Gunn’s (director of Guardians) Facebook page and check out his review of the film.

Ant-Man shrinks into theaters July 17th, 2015.


Honorable mentions: Trainwreck and Southpaw.

July has a number of good to great looking movies coming out. You’ve read about the ones I’m looking forward to the most, now I want to know about yours, as well as the one holding the top spot.

 

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