There’s a huge roster of movies slated for release this summer, so you’ll probably be spoiled for choice when it comes to your favourites. Here’s a list of the biggest blockbusters you can catch at the cinema in Pakistan from May– August 2023.
1. Fast X
The ultimate saga about family is coming out with its tenth instalment in 2023. And this time, they’re fighting Jason Momoa from “Aquaman”. The film looks exactly like what people have come to expect from the “Fast and Furious” Franchise. More cars, more explosions, and more action.
Catch this one on 19th May.
2. The Little Mermaid
The latest in Disney’s lineup of live-action remakes is “The Little Mermaid”. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic fairy tale to give it a kid friendly atmosphere; this fairy tale was the first in what is now known as the Disney Renaissance.
Take your kids to it on 26th May 2023.
3. Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse
For fans of “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse”, this will be a huge treat. Featuring what looks like a billion spidermen, women, and animals of all types, “Across the Spider-Verse” follows Miles Morales’ journey as the new Spiderman for his reality.
If the trailer is any guide, it’ll be a great ride and will provide family friendly entertainment for all. You can take your family to this one on June 2nd.
4. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
The Transformers Universe post-Michael Bay has been much more well received and is more in line with the original animated series. This one features beast-type transformers, and the huge evil robot deity known as Unicron.
Transformers will roll out 9th June.
Pixar has made movies about toys, cars, souls, emotions, and the dead. Now, they’re making a movie about the elements of nature, living in a metropolis. This one features fire, and water falling in love and how that creates obvious friction, because they’re elemental opposites.
Should be fun for your children and you on 16th June.
6. The Flash
It’s been a long time since DC has had a major hit. With “The Flash”, it might have the biggest hit of the year on its hands. The controversy with its lead-star notwithstanding, “The Flash” promises time travel, the introduction of a new Supergirl, and a supporting role by the original Batman of the silver screen, Michael Keaton.
Based on the iconic storyline, the Flashpoint Paradox, the film will explore alternate realities; a subject that has become the new hot topic for superhero movies.
“The Flash” will rush to theaters on 23rd June.
7. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Indiana Jones’ last entry came out back in 2008 and was considered perhaps the worst in the series. Now, it seems like the final one with Harrison Ford is looking to redeem the franchise. Directed by James Mangold of “Logan” fame, the film will not only bring back Ford’s swashbuckling archaeologist, but a successor in the form of Phoebe Waller Bridge who you may know from “Fleabag”.
Indy will swing on to your screens on 30th June.
8. Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1
Tom Cruise is perhaps the last movie star in Hollywood. He ruled the box office in 2022 with “Top Gun: Maverick” and he’s coming back to do it again with the latest Mission Impossible entry titled “Dead Reckoning”.
If the last one is any guide, this will be a hell of a ride and will possibly conclude the franchise. If you remember news stories from a few years ago, Tom Cruise did an impossibly dangerous motorcycle jump off a cliff. He reportedly tried several times to make it perfect. If nothing else, these stunts are what make “Mission Impossible” worth it.
The first part of Dead Reckoning comes out on 14th July.
Greta Gerwig’s magnum opus “Barbie” is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Starring Margot Robbie in an inspired bit of casting, and Ryan Gosling as Ken, the film’s plot is a bit of a mystery. It’s bound to be an adventure, but whether it will tackle the concept of femininity, consumerism, the American dream, etc. time will tell.
“Barbie” will hit your local theatres on 21st July.
On the same day as Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”, another magnum opus will hit theaters. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” will be an account of the Manhattan Project, which built the first atom bomb. Front and center will be J. Robert Oppenheimer, the leader of the project, played by the brilliant Cillian Murphy.
The film will feature Nolan’s signature style and great practical effects, which, if Nolan is to be believed, replicated the first atom bomb test without the need for computer generated imagery. Now that’s something worth seeing on the big screen.
“Oppenheimer” will explode onto the screen on 21st July.
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Kicking off August, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will be an all-new animated version of the classic reptilian characters. The biggest draw for your’s truly will be Master Splinter played by Jackie Chan.
After the failure of the live-action Ninja Turtles franchise, it’s a relief to see a more kid-friendly version making it to theaters on 4th August.
12. Blue Beetle
The final big entry for the summer is another DC release. “Blue Beetle” is a hero that has never gotten his own live-action film. Starring Xolo Mariduena from Cobra Kai, the film will tell the story of how Jaime Reyes gains the powers of the turquoise insect and becomes a very powerful hero in his own right. Hopefully this will give superhero fans something new after they’ve been hit by fatigue for the past 2-3 years.
“Blue Beetle” will crawl onto your screens on 18th August.