Movies you shouldn’t miss this summer

Popcorn, blanket, action! Here are the juggernauts coming to cinemas in July and August.

July 12, 2016

Winter may be coming, but summer is here, and if 'here' for you is the GCC, then you know it's going to be a hot few months.

So unless you fancy venturing outside to hit one of these indoor pools, we suggest you stay indoors and catch this summer’s blockbuster films. 

The Legend of Tarzan

The tale of a baby brought up by apes is rebooted. Clearly all that swinging from ropes is good for the upper body because this Tarzan, played by Alexandar Skarsgård with Margot Robbie as Jane, is in good shape.
Cast: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L Jackson
Released: July 28


Independence Day: Resurgence

Usually in Hollywood when you defeat an alien tribe they don’t come back for more. But the critters in Independence Day were clearly made of stern stuff and they want revenge.
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth
Released: July 7


Ghostbusters

Backpacks, jumpsuits and a slimy green critter can only mean one thing: the Ghostbusters are back. An all female quartet try to rid the streets of ghouls with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig behind the camera.
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
Released: July 14


Star Trek Beyond

Captain Kirk is still having father issues and an identity crisis in this sci-fi thriller with witty one liners and lightning fast space battles.
Cast: Chris Pine, Zach Quinto, Simon Pegg
Released: July 21


Jason Bourne

The amnesiac killing machine is back – only this time he’s starting to remember things, which is bad news for the suits at the CIA. Fans will hope Matt Damon rekindles the Bourne franchise after Jeremy Renner's 2012 outing.
Cast: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones
Released: July 28


Suicide Squad

A terrifying slash hilarious collection of DC comic book oddballs unite to form a death crew in this darkly comic movie. Jared Leto’s take on the Joker will shock and stun.
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie (again), Jared Leto
Released: August 4


The Founder

A summer movie without aliens, guns, explosions or car chases. Instead it’s a warts-and-all biopic of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc who, by most accounts, was a bit of a rotter.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini
Released: August 5


Ben-Hur

Swords and sandals plus action equals a giant movie that attempts to breathe new life into the 1959 epic. A largely unknown cast suggests all the budget was blown on CGI.
Cast: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman
Released: August 25