I know that summer seems like a long time ago, considering the weather these past few days. But now that all of the summer’s biggest movie hits are coming to iTunes and streaming platforms, now seems like a good time to round up the which of those movies are worth your time. No one wants to spend hours reading full reviews, so I’ve condensed down my opinion (or the general critic consensus) into a single sentence.
Adrift (June 1, 2018)
Cliche survival film with all the expected romantic tropes.
Hereditary (June 8, 2018)
Strangely scary and psychologically off-putting for such a traditional horror format.
Ocean’s 8 (June 8, 2018)
Fun, dramatic film that only gets somewhat bogged down by how over-the-top everything is.
Incredibles 2 (June 15, 2018)
A thrilling, surprisingly relevant film just as good as the first one.
Tag (June 15, 2018)
Cool concept, great cast dynamic, but lackluster execution.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22, 2018)
A movie that just didn’t need to be made, drowning in CGI and action movie cliches.
Ant Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018)
Humorous and light, not the best MCU film, but what was need to recover from Infinity War.
Skyscraper (July 13, 2018)
Not nearly as thrilling as the thrillers promised, just another action film with no content.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20, 2018)
A cheesy caricature that stretches suspension of disbelief and ruins any balance the first movie had going.
Mission Impossible – Fallout (July 27, 2018)
Surprisingly self-aware and smooth with just the right amount of craziness.
Teen Titans! To the Movies (July 27, 2018)
Incredibly meta and creative dialogue will appeal to any superhero fan.
Eighth Grade (August 3, 2018)
Poignant, subtle, and relevant.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (August 3, 2018)
Lack of smart dialogue or inventive comedy, saved only by McKinnon’s and Kunis’ natural chemistry.
The Meg (August 10, 2018)
Not even remotely scary, unique, clever, or necessary.
Crazy Rich Asians (August 15, 2018)
A box office smash that deftly handles Asian culture in a fresh, bubbly way.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (August 17, 2018)
A somewhat classic teen rom-com separated only by strong cast performances and a quirky premise.