By Matthew Gundrum —
“Jurassic World” (June 12)
It has been 14 years since Jurassic Park III was released. The film was a success, and Spielberg showed immediate interest in producing a fourth. However, lack of dedication to the project kept it up in the air until 2012, when a concrete draft of the script was finally created. This new film brings viewers to an island amusement park called “Jurassic World.” Curators of the park have capitalized on a way to create dinosaurs from genetic hybrids. These hybrids, while epic renditions of their prehistoric cousins, pose a threat to the park when they outsmart their human captors.
“Terminator Genisys” (July 1)
This is a touchy one. The Terminator series is one that is NOT to be messed with. “Genisys” has the potential to make or break a reputation that has been immortal amongst moviegoers for 30 years. In this entry, John Connor sends a trusted soldier back in time to save his mother. This soldier arrives in the past only to find out that another Terminator who strangely resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger is protecting Sarah Connor. Oh wait, it is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Ant-Man” (July 17)
Superhero movies are, arguably, the greatest cash cow in Hollywood. It seems like every year, reboots and sequels saturate the film market. It is rare to see an original superhero movie like “Ant-Man.” This Marvel hero is an ex-con who, with the help of a hyper-technological suit, can shrink down to the size of an ant. Check out the trailer; it actually looks a lot cooler than it sounds.
“Pixels” (July 24)
“Pixels” revolves around a world in which retro game sprites come to life and attack the planet. Sent by alien life forms, these sprites solely want to destroy the world with their nostalgic charm. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong are just a few of the attackers. It is up to a rag-tag group of retro gamers lead by Adam Sandler (how comforting) to stop the invasion.
“The Fantastic Four” (August 7)
Don’t get it confused. This reboot is worlds apart from its 2005 counterpart. The film’s motto, “change is coming,” is especially appropriate for the film because it poses quite the plot shift for this Marvel classic. Four young individuals travel to an alternate universe and during the process are affected in a strange way that gives them unique powers. The film portrays the struggle that these individuals go through as they try to harness their gift for good against a common evil.