2016 has reached a halfway towards the end and to be honest not many movies met our expectations. Although all this time I only cared about superheroes, Psst! Anyways 2016 is far from over and the second half of 2016 surely does look promising. Here are 5 movies which have peaked my excitement for the second half of 2016.
As a kid you must have heard about this 1977 animated movie from Walt Disney, well guess what this movie is returning back as a remake in all its glory as a live action movie directed by David Lowery. The story revolves around a young orphan named Pete (Oakes Fegley) who left his home of abusive adoptive family, he goes lives in the woods where he meets and befriends a green dragon named Elliot. The dragon remarkably resembles from the stories Pete’s father used to tell him. The official trailer is out and it looks great.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegely, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.
Release Date: August 12, 2016
Jason Bourne is the fifth film in the Bourne film series and a direct sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Bourne Legacy (2012). The story revolves around Jason Bourne, years after Bourne disappeared at the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason is back at a time when the world is faced by instability, while a new program has been created to hunt him down while he is trying to find answers of his family and his past. The official trailer looks good we hope that Matt Damon’s return to the franchise turns out amazing. The is directed by Paul Greengrass.
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh etc.
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise after Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The film is directed by Justin Lin of the Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. The official Synopsis says, The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The trailers for the movie look really good and we are sure to check this movie out when it releases.
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella etc.
Release Date: July 22, 2016
Suicide Squad is the third film in the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros. and DC comics, after Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie is directed by David Ayer. The official synopsis reveals, A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. A lot is riding on this movie, as we know the last two movies coming out of this studio was very divisive and did not make the money it wanted to, also the movie has a new take on DC’s most iconic characters such as Batman and the Joker. But the trailers for the movie look really amazing with the mix of songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen, Ballroom Blitz from the Sweet and I started a Joke by Bee Gees. Lets hope Warner Bros. does win over the critics this time as they say Third time’s a charm.
Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara etc.
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One is the first standalone Star Wars Anthology film and the eighth live action movie in the franchise. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards. Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a band of Rebel fighters come together to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule. Edwards stated that the style of the film will be similar to that of a war film, stating, “It’s the reality of war. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good. It’s complicated, layered, a very rich scenario in which to set a movie.”. This film is going up and down with the media coverage for its reshoots of over 40 to 50% of the film, but we have a full trust in Lucasfilm and Disney to make this a good ride. The official teaser is out and it looks this will be one hell of a War film in space One more reason to get excited for this movie is The return of Darth Vader for this movie, James Earl Jones will reprise his role to voice him. So Keep Calm and Wait for Rogue One.
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris etc.
Release Date: December 16, 2016