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An exciting summer

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By Adeela Akmal
Tue, 07, 18

When the sun is scorching during the day and humidity is all-time high, one hardly feels like doing anything.....

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When the sun is scorching during the day and humidity is all-time high, one hardly feels like doing anything. When you’re on your off, you surely want to make the best of it. If you’re stuck at home because of the heat, the best way to kill time is watch a movie. Chill in the confines of your comfy room or head on down to a cinema to watch your favourite flick. And this summer, there have been quite a few blockbuster releases that are sure to make your vacation time awesome. Here is a list of some must-see movies for summer 2018...

Avengers: Infinity War

There is always a lot of excitement surrounding superhero movies. And, if you’re a Marvel fan, you must have already seen this movie first day, first show. This is the first instalment of a two-part sequel to ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, so naturally it had a lot of expectations from fans. Directed by the Russo Brothers, ‘Infinity War’ delves into action right from the get-go. 

The whole universe is under attack from Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), who is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones and use these artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. Infinity War will make you laugh, cry and keep you hooked right until the end.

Ocean’s 8

Directed by Gary Ross, this has an all female star cast - the likes of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna to name a few - which is one reason why one would enjoy this movie. Also, slickly paced and radiating sexy glamour, ‘Ocean’s 8’ moves with the swagger of a supermodel prancing down the runway. In this spinoff of the hit Steven Soderbergh trilogy, Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean (sister to George Clooney’s Danny), who gathers an all-female team for a heist at the famous Met Gala in New York City. The plan is to steal a valuable diamond necklace, the Toussaint, which is worth $150 million. Ocean’s 8 is a heist caper that looks gorgeous, keeps the twists coming and bounces along on a comic rhythm that’s impossible to resist. What more do you want in summer escapism?

Incredibles 2

When ‘The Incredibles’ came out back in 2004, it quickly became a favourite among the then-young children (and the parents). This is the rare sequel that lives up to everyone’s massive expectations and delivers as much of the joy, pathos, and adventure as the original. Some critics and fans initially questioned the need for a sequel to The Incredibles, especially one that took more than a decade to arrive, but the way this film has been received, it seems to be worth it after all. 

Pixar’s superpowered Parr family are back, and in this movie it picks up literally right where The Incredibles left off and follows Elastigirl’s return to fame, while Bob and the kids - Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are about to be discovered - try to get used to normal life. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side; that’s what makes this family so Incredible. It’s an entertaining watch with great visuals that you can enjoy with the entire family.

Deadpool 2

This is another character based on the Marvel comics that is a fan favourite that presents itself as an antihero. The first Deadpool movie gained a lot of accolades for its wit, explicit jokes and the meta element. The sequel to the movie is directed by David Leitch, and the plot revolves around Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), who is now reunited with fiancee Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), and continues with his own brand of superhero crime-fighting. But when fellow mutant Cable (Josh Brolin) travels from the future to kill a super-powered child, Deadpool forms team X-Force to take him on. The script, written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds, keeps up with the fourth-wall-piercing meta humour and is thoroughly entertaining. Like the previous one, this movie is rated-R for its language, nudity and on-screen violence but it still happens to be a light-hearted entertainment that you can watch with a significant other, or by yourself.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

In this third instalment of the animated series, Dracula (Adam Sandler) takes his family on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis (Selena Gomez) realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Directed by J. A. Bayona, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles in the latest chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise, which finds their characters, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, returning to the Jurassic World theme park, three years after its destruction. 

They return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a hilarious return to the shrinking heroes, but with elevated action and a heartfelt story, it’s a well-rounded Marvel sequel. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas return for this post-Infinity War Marvel sequel, in which thief-turned-superhero Scott Lang as he struggles to balance his dual life. He is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.