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Top Five Summer Movies

April Cuarenta, Reporter

Summer of 2017 brought many films worth watching that included a variety of genres, such as “Wonder Woman,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Dunkirk,” “All Eyez on Me”and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

“Wonder Woman” follows the story of Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) and her journey to the world of man. When Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) lands on the island of Themyscaira and explains the horrors of World War I to the Amazonian’s, Diana is determined to stop the threat of what she thinks is Ares (god of war) and leaves her abode for the first time.

With Trevor and their band of unlikely allies, they join Wonder Woman and fight the war of all wars. The film embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, romance and the need for justice. The film made viewers feel empowered and strong. The film is rated PG-13 and is still currently in theatres,
“Atomic Blonde” stars actress Charlize Theron who plays the role of Lorraine Broughton: an impudent and sensual elite spy who works for the Central Intelligence Agency. She embarks on an impossible mission to Berlin during the Cold War, to retrieve a priceless report and take down an espionage ring. She teams up with a dedicated government official (James McAvoy) who guides her through this deadly game of spies. The film’s action and soundtrack set an interesting atmosphere. This film is still in some local theatres, such as Pacific’s the Grove Stadium and the Arclight Hollywood Theatres.

“ Dunkirk” is the true story of allied troops during World War II and their heroic mission to save trapped soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk. Using every naval and civilian vessel that they could find, the French and British forces manage to save 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers. The film, rated PG-13, includes actors such as Harry Styles (Alex) and Tom Hardy (Farrier.) IMDb (Internet Movie Database) gave the film an 8.4/10 meaning that most audiences enjoyed the film.

“All Eyez on Me” focuses on the untold story of the late Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) whose influence has transpired through his poems, rapping, acting and activism. From his early days in New York to his death at age 25, the film shows his talent and revolutionary mindset that allows his legacy to continue even after his death. The film is rated R and is no longer in theatres, however you can buy it on DVD or rent it at a RedBox. Despite the popularity of Tupac, IMDb only gave the film a 5.9/10 rating.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Zendaya as Michelle. The film embraces Parker’s newfound identity as Spider-Man and his attempts in trying to adjust to his daily routine. His powers are soon put to the test to defeat an evil Vulture that threatens the city. The film is still in theatres and is family-oriented.

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