The YellowDog team are getting ready for the summer blockbusters that will hit cinemas in the next few weeks. This year seems to be the revenge of the sequel and we’ve picked out not one, not two, but four installments to major franchises that are about to appear on the big screen.
Whether you want animated comedy, superhero drama, or dinosaurs, there is something to put a smile – or a look of surprise that Tom Cruise is still managing to do his own stunts at 55 – on your face. So, which film will you be booking tickets for first?
In this sequel, Deadpool joins up with a group of other misfits – sorry, superheroes – to protect one of their number from the obligatory bad guy. Thanks to the visual effects team, almost all of Deadpool’s dialogue was finally decided on in the editing stage through voiceover, giving Reynolds months to mull over the best lines. If you can’t quite make the film, you have to watch the Celine Dion music video. “Well, this is too good. This is Deadpool Two, not Titanic”.
Fourteen years in the making! Loyal fans of the original film have been crying out for this sequel for a while and it looks ready to deliver on laughs and feels in plenty. Literally continuing from the ending shot of the first film, Bob (Mr Incredible) faces the challenge of raising a family as a stay at home dad while Elastigirl takes on the world. Director Brad Bird brought over many of the team who worked on The Iron Giant and even though there is a big switch up between 2D to 3D for the team, they’ve ensured that, as far as we can see, there are ‘still no capes, darling.’
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Dinosaurs! Award winning and crowd shocking when first released, this new instalment has come a long way from the first film and still manages to impress audiences around the world. Whilst the sequels have divided press since the original , Jurassic Park Dinosaurs have never had to contend with lava before, giving Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard more opportunities to run like crazy. More animatronic dinosaurs were used in this film than any other before – with the tyrannosaurus rex ‘life size’. Whatever you make of the puppets or CGI, the biggest draw for this sequel amongst cult fans could be the return of Jeff Goldblum.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
If you’ve lost count, this is the sixth Mission Impossible film in the franchise. You’d have thought it was impossible to keep drawing in big names for the supporting cast but the list of famous faces is ever growing: Fallout includes Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Simon Pegg, and Alec Baldwin. There are plenty of global catastrophes to avoid and the required amount of suspicion – poor old Tom Cruise finds his motives questioned again – surely after six films, he’d develop a little trust. Amongst the production team, Tom certainly has trust in bucket loads – even when Tom broke his ankle performing a stunt, the team waited three months for him to recover rather than replicate further stunts using VFX.
Tired of sequels? Try something a little more Keanu. Reeves is starring in this science fiction thriller which follows a biologist desperate to bring back his wife and child from the dead after an accident – against the wishes of nature, society, and the totalitarian government. Almost all of the visual effects for this film was created in Montreal, led by CineSite, and fans of John Wick have their hopes set high.
Did we miss your favourite summer blockbuster from our list? Let us know in the comments below!
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