Summer isn't here yet, but that doesn't mean we can't start looking forward to it. Amidst the blazing sun, the cool waves and that late afternoon breeze, there is another constant and that is, you guessed it, Summer Movies. No matter how good or bad they are, one thing about them is always certain. There will always be more next year.
However, in 2017, we have a year like no other. Before you roll your eyes and sigh, "You guys say that every year!" Know one thing, we do not. There is just something about this latest list that seems to stand out more than in recent years. As always, there's an eclectic mix. But this thatch of films really shimmies into uncharted territory.
How you ask? Well, have we ever seen a movie that tackles the inner emotions of an emoji? Has Captain Underpants ever been given the big screen treatment? What about the big screen pairing of Spider-Man and Iron Man in their own movie? Not to mention All Eyez on Me, the Tupac Shakur movie? Also mixed into this, we have some anticipated (even if familiar) horror in Annabelle 2. We've got the comedy/drama Rough Night which sees a night with a male stripper go very bad (did you see what I did there...Very bad things....as in we know this is just a thinly veiled remake of Very Bad Things....But no one is going to notice, right?). Then there's a film like It Comes At Night which can best be described as a thinking person's horror film.
So it is without further adieu that we give you all the summer movies you definitely don't want to miss. This list has been copiously aggregated. Know that we left no stone unturned in trying to bring you the creme dela creme of of 2017 Summer movies.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 4)
How good does it make you feel that there is going to be a new Guardians of the Galaxy movie this summer? Yup, you heard that right. Star-Lord, Gamora, Baby Groot, Drax and a bunch of other characters are returning for another installment of this popular franchise. Add to this that none other than Kurt Russell is joining the cast, and you have a film that is practically a license to print money. This new adventure goes even deeper in trying discover who Peter Quill's/Star-Lord's parents were. If this seems like unusual fare for a comic book movie that is precisely what makes Guardians of the Galaxy so special. Young people love it because of the bigger than life characters. Adults love it because it is a kids film with adult sensibilties. Big summer blockbusters don't come anymore readymade than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Lowriders (May 12)
This may not be the biggest film of the 2017 summer season, but it is probably the coolest. Lowriders examines a street artist who is caught up in his family's drama. His father is obsessed with lowrider culture. His brother is an ex-con. All of these things boil over in this hyper-realistic look at low rider life. With many people thinking that summer movies are nothing more than advertisements filled with popcorn, Lowriders seems destined to shatter this mold into oblivion. Okay, will this movie be the biggest release of the summer? Probably not. However, when it's all said and done, something tells us that people will still be talking about this film long after the 2017 summer season passes.
Snatched (May 12)
Gotta be honest, this film seems like it could be released any time and it would probably be okay. People still love Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer appears to be getting even more popular. The fact that this is a summer movie only makes this film's profile bigger. The story isn't anything we haven't really seen before. A girl (Schumer) gets dumped and then heads to paradise with her scared-of-life mom (Hawn). Something tells us that this simple storyline is going to bring the funny once we see it fully realized on the big screen. Both ladies are comic icons (okay, Schumer is on her way to being one), and this pairing could kick off a series of films in which we see them play against one another. Amy and Goldie Meet the Mummy, anyone?
King Arthur: the Legend of the Sword (May 12)
When young King Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down, and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not.
The Wall (May 12)
No, this film isn't a look at the structure President Trump keeps discussing that's going to separate the US from the world. It is actually a war film from none other than Doug Liman (Swingers, The Edge of Tomorrow). Something tells us that in his capable hands, this tale of an American sharpshooter in a standoff with an Iraqi sniper will be deftly handled. The fact that it is a contained film, even though it takes place out in the open winds of Iraq, is even more impressive. In fact, based on the trailer the film seems to have 3 characters. The American sniper, the Iraqi sniper and the American soldier in between them. And if I told you that the soldier in between them was John Cena, and that he could very well be nominated for an Academy Award, what would you say to that? Exactly, bring on the Summer 2017 movie season!
Alien: Covenant (May 19)
Prometheus may have made nearly half a billion dollars worldwide but it wasn't what we really expect from an Alien movie. Alien Covenant seems like that is the film that should have followed Alien: Ressurection. This film sees what happens when the crew of a colony ship finds a new world, and at the same time discovers a threat bigger than anything they can comprehend. With some of the characters from Prometheus returning for this fifth go round (namely Michael Fassbender), Alien: Covenant certainly looks like we won't have to wait until the final few moments of the film to see the freaking alien! This movie also seems to recall the dark, smokey look that the first Alien managed to achieve. For fans of this franchise (whether you loved or hated Prometheus), this summer flick cannot come soon enough!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 19)
Greg Heffley is back at his mischievous best in Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4. Greg tells his parents he wants to go on a road trip for his grandma's 90th birthday. Wow, that seems like a totally different Greg then we've seen in the other books and movies, right? Wrong! Greg really wants to take this trip so that he can attend a gamer convention that's close to where the party is. Okay, with what seems like a new cast inhabiting this film, this is probably the 2017 summer film that will make you feel the oldest. First off, Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott are the parents. Doesn't it seem like only a few weeks ago they were in a bunch of teen films? Also, the fact that Greg himself (originally played by Zachary Gordon) is now being played by newcomer Jason Drucker, signals that we're no longer as young as we used to be.
Everything, Everything (May 19)
It would be easy to write this film off as some rip-off a The Fault in Our Stars. However, at a time in this country when everything seems racially charged, it's nice to see a movie that doesn't seem to be thinking at all about that. This movie follows a girl named Maddy who falls for a guy named Olly. Their relationship is perfect except Maddy is allergic to everything and has apparently never been outside. How's that for counter movie programming? Ultimately, amidst a summer filled with eclectic releases, Everything, Everything might just be the most important of the bunch.
Baywatch (May 26)
In Baywatch, Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash new recruit (Zac Efron) uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. This new take on the classic TV show arrives with an R rating, and promises to have plenty of nudity, both male and female, along with some blazing hot action and some great music. This is pure popcorn fodder, a perfect excuse to escape the heat for two hours and settle in for some free air conditioning and a few well-placed quips from The Rock. What more could you want in a summer movie? Baywatch is sure to deliver.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)
Thrust into an all-new adventure, in Pirates 5, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.
Wonder Woman (June 2)
Gal Gadot and Chris Pine could probably team up to shoot a movie scripted on toilet paper and audiences would flock to it. That this is a superhero film centering on one bad ass lady only makes the prospects of Wonder Woman that much more enticing. This new version sees Wonder Woman (Gadot) make the acquaintance of Steve Trevor (Pine) when he crashes on her island. She soon learns about a battle beyond her shores and Wonder Woman takes it upon herself to get involved in a very big way. Featuring women kicking ass, uber special effects, and lot of eye candy in all directions, Wonder Woman seems poised to make a pretty big splash. Add to this that Gadot's Wonder Woman also hangs out with Connie Nielsen, Lisa Loven Kongsli and Robin Wright and that makes this film worth the price of admission alone.
Captain Underpants (June 2)
The 2017 Summer movie season needs a film like Captain Underpants. Who doesn't love a story about some scrappy kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and rebrand him as the comic book hero of the film's title. Add to this that we've got Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart and Ed Helms on board and this film suddenly gets even more interesting. Look, the reality of life tis that it goes fast. We often don't have time to enjoy everything we'd like to. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie reminds us that we need to enjoy the world around us. We need to respect this life we have because we're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time.
The Mummy (June 9)
The world didn't seem to be clamoring for a reboot of a Brendan Fraser vehicle. However, with Tom Cruise and the lovely Sofia Boutella in the main roles, that has piqued our interest in a big way. The story is fairly pedestrian, An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence blah, blah, blah. As I said, you've seen this story before. So what makes it one of the summer films to see in 2017? Well, Tom Cruise is still a box office juggernaut. Whether you love him or hate him, you know that he puts everything he has into every movie he makes. Quite simply, the guy isn't going to make a crummy movie. Add to this that the effects scream big budget, tentpole, popcorn flick and that also seems to bode well for this film. Lastly, director Alex Kurtzman is moving up from producing films like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the coveted spot of director here. Also, he's apparently going to be making a Venom movie (based on the Todd McFarlane property). So its safe to say if you want big budget thrills this summer...The Mummy should deliver.
It Comes at Night (June 9)
It Comes at Night seems more in line with independent films and the fall release schedule. However, that is also what makes it such a juicy release for the 2017 summer season. This interesting horror, mystery looks at what happens when the world is being terrorized by an unknown force. A man is holing up with his family and suddenly has to decide between protecting them and saving others. At first glance this might seem like an elongated version of The Twilight Zone but with Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough headlining this thriller, It Comes At Night could turn out to be the sleeper hit of the summer.
Cars 3 (June 16)
Lightning McQueen is back in Cars 3 and after all this time he's become the Doc Hudson of the group. Okay, that isn't the story exactly but its kind of like that. Basically, Lightning McQueen is determined to show a bunch of newbies that he's still got the speed when there's a need. The first Cars movie was a truly special film. Directed by John Lasseter, it really looked at how we can sometimes get so busy that we let life pass us by. Cars 2 made the mistake of trying to be some sort of action/espionage film centered around Mater. The reality with this film, with all the Pixar films, is that their movies are based on heart. When they lack that, when they go astray from that overall theme, they ultimately lose what makes them special. Something tells us that Cars 3 has revved things up to the right place, and that puts the 2017 Summer movie season in first place.
Rough Night (June 16)
The trailer for this film looks like a cross between any Seth Rogen movie and Weekend at Bernies. However, it features a female cast and a comedic turn by Scarlett Johansson. And it looks pretty darn great. Basically, Scarlett and some gal pals hit Miami for the weekend. Everything is going great until they accidentally kill a male stripper. No, this movie doesn't take the dark comedy turn of Very Bad Things, but it appears to come dangerously close. Filled with comic hijinks, sight gags and plenty of jokes about the male anatomy, Rough Night accidentally seems to rise above its 10 cent title. The Summer 2017 movie season would be lost without a film of this nature. (P.S.: Yes, we know it's just a remake of 1998's Very Bad Things, but it's been swimming around in the three dollar bin at Big Lots for so long, I guess the director didn't think anyone would notice. Here's to seeing Rough Night in that same bin a few years from now!)
All Eyez on Me (June 16)
What makes All Eyez on Me more than some big budget biopic? Well, the fact that Benny Boom seems to have told this story in an almost sacred manner has a lot to do with it. People love, revere and still think that Tupac Shakur might be alive. Well, one look at this film seems to bolster that claim as that is how convincingly Demetrius Shipp, Jr. seems to have pulled off this iconic character. This film looks rugged, raw, and real and that is more than enough to interest fans, cineastes, and others in between. To some they feel that Tupac was a prophet. Others see him as a political martyr. Some simply see him as a grand performer. Whatever your take is, All Eyez on Me seems poised to be 2017's Straight Outta Compton.
Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23)
The logline for Transformers 5 is that humans and Transformers are at war. Also, Optimus Prime is gone and it seems like the key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past... in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. There is something different about this Transformers movie. The other films seemed bent on putting as much destruction on screen as humanly possible. A big knock on Michael Bay is that his films are long on spectacle but short on story. Well, that really doesn't look like the case here. Michael Bay seems intent on telling a visually stunning, yet epic story. It is doing everything it can to merge characterization into its visually pleasing, cinematic soufflé. And for the 2017 summer movie season, the whole season will be richer because of it.
The Bad Batch (June 23)
The cast of The Bad Batch features Keanu Reeves, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey, Jason Mamoa and cannibals. Oh, and get this, it's also a love story set in Texas. Ana Lily Amirpour really wowed people with her genre bending tale, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. That movie was so unique that it was bound to get boatloads of attention and make her next film even bigger. The interesting thing is that, even with a cast of big name actors, The Bad Batch is probably not going to be vying for the top of the box office during the Summer 2017 movie season. At the same time, if nothing else, The Bad Batch might just be the most interesting film of 2017. And considering how interesting the 2017 summer films are that is really saying something.
Baby Driver (June 28)
The title, Baby Driver, might be enough to dismiss it. However, if this film plays as strongly as it's trailer and description, it just might be The Italian Job of 2017. This film follows Baby (Ansel Elgort). He takes a job working for a crime boss and soon realizes that what they want him to do is impossible. This cast also features Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey and the lovely Lily James. With solid direction from Edgar Wright (hey, he did amazing action work with Hot Fuzz, right?) this film seems like a pulse pounding action fest that is sure to electrify the screen. With well composed visuals, incredible chase scenes, and a bevy of solid thespians in cahoots, Baby Driver will be 2017's thinking man's, summer action film.
Despicable Me 3 (June 30)
Usually, by the third installment in any franchise the characters start to feel a little bit stale. Thankfully that is not the case with the Minions. This new tale sees Gru and his yellow friends going up against Balthazar Bratt. This former child star wants to make a comeback in a big way and his plan is to literally take over the world. That he is from the 1980s just adds to this film's cachet. Okay, Despicable Me 3 is one of those summer movies. Regardless of how good or bad it is, young people are going to go see it. Despicable Me 3 is the kind of film that still opens in a movie theater. And it will play and play for as long as it possibly can. Tie in the all the merchandise (both with things to buy for summer and back-to-school), not to mention a fast food opportunity, and this movie almost feels retro. Ahhh, the good old days when people actually went to movies and paid for things. Despicable Me 3 represents the 2017 summer movie season at its finest.
The Beguiled (June 30)
Every summer season needs a bit of class and Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled seems to be just that film. As I have mentioned, the 2017 summer movie season is a hodge-podge of various filmic genres. The Beguiled goes the art route and with a case that features Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, the film is in very capable hands. The film takes place during the Civil War at an all girl's school. A wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) shows up on the campus and suddenly the sexual tensions are unleashed. Again, this movie seems to be better suited for the awards season, but opening it around all the popcorn flicks is probably a solid way of having it stand out. The fact this is movie looks like a cross between Barry Lyndon and Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, only serves to underscore that point. It seems like this will be a hot summer in more ways than one.
The House (June 30)
What would the 2017 summer movie season be if it didn't have Will Ferrell in something? The set-up for The House is quite simply. A man (Ferrell) and his wife (Amy Poehler) blow their child's college fund. So they decide to start an underground casino in their home to be able to pay for it. As you can guess there will be a lot sight gags, a lot of Will Ferrell trying to posture as some tough guy/hard ass, and Amy Poehler will be joining him all the way. The most interesting thing about this film is that it seems to be few clicks darker than Daddy's Home. I think the fact that The House is firmly in R territory only makes that point more obvious. However, this film sort of marks a turning point for Ferrell. He is bringing his lovable dope up a bit. I am sure it won't be too long before he starts playing serious roles like Adam Sandler. Lets just hope Ferrell transitions better.
Amityville: The Awakening (June 30)
The premise of Amityville: The Awakening might sound kinda silly. How could a single mother movie her her kids in the Amityville house without knowing it's history? (One could also ask how a single mother could afford to move her kids into a house in today's economy but that is a whole other story.) With a cast that includes Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kurtwood Smith, Amityville: The Awakening is in very good hands. Truthfully, is there a better time for this movie to be coming out? The 2017 Summer Movie season is just about here. Everybody loves all things 80s. And while the first Amityville horror came out in 1979, it is very much a film from the 1980s. Sure, the first film was probably the best in the series, however the sequel to the first film was pretty darn great. Truthfully, with all that Amityville: The Awakening has going for it, and with summer films being low on the horror quotient, this film really has a chance to break big!
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)
So first Tom Holland totally wows us as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Now, he's going to be paired with Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) in this new movie? We're IN. The chemistry between these two characters in Civil War, is probably what made these guys team up for another in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Yes, they were that good together. We were allowed to see Iron Man's heart and we were allowed to see Spider-Man bare his soul. And these scenes happened when they were out of their superhero outfits. Which is, based on the trailer for this film, what has us so excited about this 2017 Summer movie. We're back to seeing Peter Parker straddling the real world and the world of being a superhero. How does he exist? That question seems to be at the heart of this movie that looks to be showing more brains than brawn.
Patti Cakes (July 7)
Talk about an oddball film that just might feature the leading contender for a Best Actress Academy Award. This film follows a female rapper who is anything but glamorous. Living in New Jersey, she is on a quest to break big with her music and her life. So original is this movie that it isn't surprising that Danielle Macdonald is already receiving raves. Now, it might be easy to write this film off as 8 Mile with female in the lead. However, there is something winning about a female rapper trying to hold her own in such a male dominated world. It is for this reason alone that Patti Cakes seems headed to be the sleeper hit of the Summer 2017 movie season.
War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14)
It would be easy to dismiss War for the Planet of the Apes as just another redundant film in a redundant franchise. However, War for the Planet of the Apes seems to have gone another way. Sure, the age old theme of man being his own worst enemy and his biggest savior, will be on display. However, have Woody Harrelson topline this cast is a stroke of casting genius. Harrelson is that rare actor that can play comedy and tragedy with equal agility. This film is certain to pack a huge punch both the visual and audio effects. The world we live in today has never seen more pet friendly. People literally cannot live without having their animals around them 24/7. I make no judgements about this, however, I think that that truly effects how we view a film in which animals are shown to have the same traits as humans. Based on that alone, that makes this film one of the 2017 Summer movies you need to see.
The Big Sick (July 14)
The Big Sick storyline of a couple from two different cultures, released smack dab in the middle of summer, doesn't scream 2017 Summer movie. However, this film is produced by Judd Apatow and it's kind of based on a true story. So what's not to like, right?
Dunkirk (July 21)
Gotta be honest, when I first heard that Christopher Nolan was going to be following up Interstellar with a World War II movie called Dunkirk, I felt a little let down. However, after thinking about it and realizing that I'd never seen this genius director make a war film, I realized I was probably going to be treated to a spectacle the likes of which I'd never seen. Dunkirk follows allied soldiers from the countries of Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France. They are surrounded by the German army and engaging in a fierce battle in World War II. If any director is going to make a big war film spanning many stories, characters and events, Christopher Nolan can do it with ease. When you look at the complexity of films like Interstellar and Inception, putting the rugged brutality of war on the big screen was probably a lot easier from a story construct level.
Girls Trip (July 21)
Four lifelong friends head to the Essence Festival in New Orleans. As you can guess, this Girls Trip becomes about much more than sight-seeing as these women come to realize the people they used to be and still are. With a cast that features Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall, Girls Trip is the kind of film that goes a lot deeper than its lets have some fun trailer. With some laugh out loud scenes already revealed, Girls Trip is the kind of movie that also packs its fair share of heart. Okay, this movie may not be John Cassavetes' Husbands, but it certainly isn't Bad Ass 8! With the summer 2017 movie season just about here, it's nice to see a film that shows us a different (yet, universal) slice of life.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21)
In Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets it's the 28th century and special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.
Emoji Movie (July 28)
Emoji Movie follows Gene, an emoji filled with many expressions that just wants to lead a normal life. This movie really puts the 2017 summer movie season into the proper perspective. Why? Well, there's never been a film like this before has there? With Patrick Stewart playing Poop, Rob Riggle playing Ice Cream, and two actors playing the Meh emoji, at the very least this movie will stand out. Also, the fact that this film reportedly is set in a smart phone is clearly a stroke of genius. So..., on the face of it you may wonder how a movie like this could possibly work, but something tells us that this film (especially with cellphones evolving) is going to have loads of sequels.
Atomic Blonde (July 28)
Directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is the kind of summer action film with brains that audiences crave. Part Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, part Mission Impossible, Atomic Blonde follows an undercover MI6 agent as they try and piece together how another agent was killed. Traveling to Berlin during the Cold War, this agent must also find out the whereabouts of a slew of other agents. With a cast that features Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Charlize Theron, John Goodman and Bill Skarsgard, Atomic Blonde is an action persons action movie. That it is also a mystery and a thriller, only serves to bolster its credentials in this solid 2017 summer movie season.
An Inconvenient Sequel (July 28)
At a time when it seems like all climate regulation is about to go the way of the VCR, along comes this sequel (10 years since An Inconvenient Truth) that is quite positive. Essentially, this film shows how the effect of the first film actually moved the world enough to potentially create an energy revolution. At a time in America when we've just gotten into a war in Syria, and it seems like there's not a lot to cheer about, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is almost necessary. Sure, it may not be exactly what 15 year olds want to see in a movie this summer, but the reality is that the first film made the world they live in a better place. And that is pretty darn cool!
The Dark Tower (August 4)
This beloved book, based on the Stephen King novel, follows Roland Deschain (Idris Elba). He is a gunslinger who seeks out the Man In Black as well as the Dark Tower. His hope is that the Dark Tower can somehow save the dystopian world he lives in. Stephen King books don't always translate that well into movies. That doesn't seem to be the case here. We've got Matthew McConaughey as the Man In Black, Jackie Earle Hayley as Sayre, Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers, so we at least know that the material is being covered by solid thespians. The Dark Tower story has that usual Stephen King flair where its much more than just an action, adventure fantasy. So saddle up with a nice cherry coke and get ready for what could be the thrill ride of the summer.
Annabelle: Creation (August 11)
If you think about it, these Annabelle movies have to be some of the cheapest horror movies ever made. Why do I say that? Well, could it be the fact that the star of the films a doll. The story starts several years after a dollmaker and his wife have lost their young child. They take a nun and some orphans into their home, and that's when Annabelle (the doll) gets uber pissed. Okay, the story probably has a lot more nuance then that but you get the point. We probably aren't going to be seeing anything here that we haven't seen before. That said, based on the previous Annabelle movie, and The Conjuring movies from which she was spawned, what we get is pretty darn good. The scares are cerebral, the set up is spot on, and Annabelle makes for great counter programming to all the big budget blockbusters. Annabelle 2 is sure to be a mix of the bold, the brash, and the bloody.
The Hit Man's Bodyguard (August 18)
Reynold Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman top line this fun, action, comedy. The Hit Man's Bodyguard follows the worlds top bodyguard. He gets a new client who has to testify before the International Court of Justice. Well, nothing is as easy as it seems and the main goal becomes simply getting the former hitman to trial. While this film really isn't breaking too much new ground, it's got an exciting cast that is known for doing great movies. On top of that, you just know that Jackson is going to have a great time chewing the scenery. Reynolds is going to add a lot with his earnestness, and Gary Oldman is fine simply being Gary Oldman. Certainly a summer 2017 movie that is worth your time.