Summer Blockbusters of 2018


Summer is here and the tent pole blockbuster movies are already in full swing. But there’s more coming! June will kick off with Adrift, a romance in the midst of disaster set at sea that looks to be equal parts touching and harrowing, while fans of action / sci-fi can check out Upgrade, a film about a man who received a computer chip implant that aids him in his quest for revenge. Mid-June will see two very different crime films, with the female-centered Oceans 8 focusing on the robbery of the yearly Met Gala in NYC, and SuperFly, which concerns the trials and tribulation of an inner city pimp in the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic. June wraps up with some family-friendly adventure with the long-anticipated Incredibles 2, a sequel to the hit 2004 animated film about a family of superheroes, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brings our heroes back to the island to save the remaining dinosaurs from an active volcano.

July kicks right into high gear with The First Purge, the latest in the series surrounding the events of a yearly night without laws, while we also get the newest Marvel film, Ant Man and the Wasp, bringing back the hugely popular tiny hero. Skyscraper looks to be a fun throwback to the disaster films of yesteryear, such as The Towering Inferno; the same weekend sees the release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, in which the Dracula family takes their own vacation in the third film in the popular children’s franchise. July serves up more sequels with Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, a sequel to the popular 2008 musical comedy, while Mission Impossible – Fallout brings back Tom Cruise and the gang for more international espionage and stunts.


The summer movie season will wrap up in August and continues the spy theme with the much-anticipated comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, about a pair of women who become entangled in an international spy conspiracy. The Meg harkens back to the first summer blockbuster, Jaws, with this thriller about a massive prehistoric shark. That same week, we also get the return of director Spike Lee with The BlacKkKlansman, about an African-American sheriff who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. A modern age boogeyman hits the screen in Slender Man, in which the titular character is involved in the haunting and disappearance of children. And if that wasn’t enough to get you in the mood for fall, we’ll have Kin, an odd-looking sci-fi actioner in which an ex-con and his teenage brother have to defend themselves from other-worldly forces with the help of an alien weapon.

So there you have it, this summer promises something for everyone and the films look bigger and more exciting than ever.