Summer in Ottawa means the great outdoors, backyard BBQs and patios. It also means blockbuster movies. When you need a break from the heat, just go to your local theatre to enjoy some air conditioning, popcorn and the 857th installment of a Marvel movie. Here are 5 summer blockbusters you won’t want to miss:
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Let’s face it: Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield was good, not great. Toby Maguire was rigid and stale. Watch Spidey take on Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
The Lion King
Relive one of your favourite Disney classics reimagined as real(ish) creatures. You’ll recognize the voice of Simba (Donald Glover) and Nala (Beyoncé). You’ll also recognize the voice of Mufasa because James Earl Jones is back.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino rarely makes movies (this is his ninth). So when one comes out it usually causes a stir. The star-studded cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Lena Dunham and more. It’s all about the Manson Family murders in the late 60s.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
The Rock is The Rock. Do we need to say more? He pairs up with Jason Statham in this buddy cop action film, as a spin-off from the wildly popular franchise. It looks to turn up the comedy, but won’t skimp on the over the top action the series is known for.
Dora and The Lost City of Gold
Did you grow up watching Dora? Do you have kids? Then this is the movie for you. This gritty reboot is directed by Christopher Nolan and promises to turn the friendly cartoon into a dark drama. Kidding. It should be a fun family-friendly flick or something to help you relive your forgotten and lost youth.