There was a time, not that long ago, when the end of May or the beginning of June marked the launch of the summer movie season. However, as with most things, the world has marched on in its ways, and now the starting line for one of the biggest movie seasons of the year has been moved up by quite a bit. So the modern market basically demands that June brings a bigger, better game to the table if it wants to keep itself in the game. Get ready folks, it's time to look at June's best and brightest!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Dinosaurs are big, they're scary, and they're coming for you and your children! At least, that's what the folks behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom want you to believe. With the follow-up to 2015's Jurassic World turning up the creep factor, thanks mostly in part to the Indoraptor hybrid that's set to haunt our dreams for life, there's a chance that this sequel could be as scary as it is fun. Still, at the very least, we get more gigantic dinosaurs threatening the lives of foolish humans, and that's bread and butter when you're playing patron to the summer movie season.
Opens: June 22
Anyone else miss the Jackass movies? That's the sort of thought that Action Point has given a lot of people, as it basically looks like Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius horsing around with their usual dangerous stunt work. Only this time, it's couched in a comedic narrative loosely based on the infamous New Jersey theme park Action Park. Seeing as its real life inspiration was known as "Traction Park," and everyone's heard that story about Knoxville's "eye trouble" while shooting it, Action Point sounds like a true return to form.
Opens: June 1