The summer blockbuster season seems to be starting a bit early this year, with some big draws hitting theaters this May. Check out the trailers below and start planning some time to check out these movies!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
10 May 2019 | Not Yet Rated (Likely PG or PG-13)
Pokémon is one of the most recognizable franchises in the world, and while it is no stranger to the movie screen, this is the first time it will be in theaters in a different form from its traditional animation style. This blend of real world acting and CGI is something that could really benefit the franchise, and this new movie looks to be a great first step into that world. Not to mention that Ryan Reynolds is voicing the main Pokémon character, and pretty much anything he touches at this point is almost guaranteed to be gold.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
17 May 2019 | Rated R
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns to the big screen in the third installment of this action-packed series. The super-assassin has to watch his back after taking out a member of an international assassin’s guild and having a bounty put on his head, drawing the attention of ruthless hitmen anywhere he goes. This movie looks to keep up the edge-of-your-seat energy of the first two, and is sure to be more than worth the price of admission.
24 May 2019 | Not Yet Rated (Likely PG)
Aladdin is a story that is close to the hearts of many people. The original (and dare I say classic) 1992 Disney film features a star performance from the late, beloved Robin Williams as Genie. Fortunately, this live-adaptation seems to be headed in the right direction, at least in so far as the casting. Will Smith is playing Genie. If his performance is even half of what Robin Williams brought to the original, audiences are in for a treat.
24 May 2019 | Not Yet Rated (Likely PG-13 or R)
Not much has been revealed about Ad Astra as of yet, besides a cast list and a basic summary. But knowing that the movie will star Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland is enough to pique general interest in many moviegoers. IMDb’s summary hints at what’s to come: “Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.” Count this author and movie fan in.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
31 May 2019 | PG-13
Anyone who has heard the name “Godzilla” knows what to expect from a movie given that title. It’s a giant dinosaur fighting other huge beasts to be crowned “King of the Monsters,” just like the title says. This isn’t a movie that you go to watch for the plot or the cast, as great as they may seem (seriously, Millie Bobbie Brown and Vera Farmiga deserve all sorts of acclaim). This is a movie that you go watch on the big screen to see Godzilla duke it out with Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. Do yourself a favor and go see it.
Need a place to go see these movies? Check out these local theaters:
Regal Pointe Orlando: 9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (0.5 miles)
Cinemark Artegon Marketplace: 5150 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (4.5 miles)
Cobb Plaza Cinema Café: 155 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 (11 miles)
Epic Theaters Lee Vista: 5901 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822 (12.7 miles)
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