Now that August has arrived, we find ourselves in the midst of the late-summer “dump” season for movies. This is the time when local cinemas tend to release forgettable films with low expectations. However, this doesn’t mean that August is completely devoid of worthwhile movies. In this post, we will explore the five most anticipated films of the month according to Rotten Tomatoes users. From new DC Comics titles to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, this list offers a range of options, although some choices are puzzling. Nonetheless, we hope this list will help you decide on your next theater experience. Don’t forget to also check out Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the most anticipated TV shows for August.
One of the highly anticipated films of August is Blue Beetle, the second-to-last movie of the DC Extended Universe. Xolo Maridueña will portray Jaime Reyes, a recent college graduate who discovers an ancient alien relic known as the Scarab, granting him new powers. With the Scarab as his symbiotic host, Jaime becomes the Blue Beetle. Set for release on August 18, Blue Beetle is the third of four DC movies coming out this year, following Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash, and preceding Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, penned by Seth Rogen, has already hit theaters and is off to a strong start, earning over $43 million in its first five days. It has received exceptional reviews from both critics and fans on Rotten Tomatoes. The film successfully captures the essence of the franchise and is a visual treat for the whole family. If you enjoy the playful vibe and aesthetic of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this reboot is a must-see.
Meg 2: The Trench
Another film on the most anticipated list, Meg 2: The Trench, was released over the weekend. Starring Jason Statham as a deep-sea rescue diver, this movie is a remake of a wild original where Statham encounters a massive megalodon shark while attempting to save scientists. If you’re in the mood for some B-movie action and don’t mind what critics say, this could be the thrilling, dumb-fun thriller for you to enjoy on the big screen.
Gran Turismo: The Movie
Coming on August 25th, Gran Turismo is a highly anticipated movie based on the popular video game of the same name. It tells the inspiring true story of a working-class gamer, a failed racecar driver, and an idealistic motorsport executive who team up to take on the elite world of racing. This film is a thrilling and action-packed story that proves nothing is impossible when you have inner drive.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter
For horror movie enthusiasts, The Last Voyage of the Demeter is a must-see. Set to be released on August 11th, this film is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It follows the harrowing journey of the merchant ship Demeter as strange events unfold onboard, and an ominous presence lurks. As the crew tries to survive, the ship eventually reaches England in a charred and crewless state.
In conclusion, despite August being a typically slow period for movie releases, there are still exciting and highly anticipated films to look forward to this month. Whether you’re interested in superhero action, animated adventures, thrilling creature features, or gripping horror, there’s something for everyone. So grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!
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