Written by Charissa Roberson
Summer 2019 was a great one for the movies. The following is a recap of some of the biggest films to hit the big screen over break:
First up, the superhero event that shattered box office records and managed incredibly to live up to its hype—Avengers: Endgame. Technically, the movie came out in April, but Endgame was so popular that it remained in theaters well into the summer. In May, the Disney remake Aladdin swept theaters, scoring mixed reviews, but an overall positive reception (after all, the original classic is tough to beat).
Then, Pixar struck with Toy Story 4 debunking the age-old adage that sequels are never better than their predecessors. Colorful characters, lovely animation, and a charming storyline made the toys’ fourth on-screen appearance one to remember. Not to be out-done, the newest Spider-Man swung in at the start of July. Far From Home served up a delightful mix of web-slinging action, hilarious comedy, and sweet romance – the perfect summer blockbuster. The long-awaited Lion King remake arrived next. Jon Favreau (Spider-Man’s very own Happy Hogan) brought the animated original to life with dedication and stunning visuals.
If you didn’t catch these movies in theaters, don’t worry! As the fall semester begins and these films make their way to DVD and streaming services, you’ll have some great flicks for your next dorm movie night.