Summertime, and the movies are easy. In fact, there’s not a single flick heading to your local mega-plex that couldn’t be explained on a postcard (a photo and text card people used to send through the mail that had to be at least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick, and more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick). Many of them (the movies) involve some kind of gunplay.
Dunkirk, exploring the glorious [sic] WWII rout suffered by the British forces. The trailer claims Survival is Victory! Yes, well, anyway, Dunkirk has One Direction‘s Harry Styles in it! (Ask you daughter.) There’ll be plenty of Enfield No. 2’s. Realism is the name of the game here. I’m playing.
Baby Driver (June 28) – BD is hardly a groundbreaking movie. There’ve been plenty of crime capers focusing on the wheelman (click here for the top ten). But nothing recently, and moviegoers at SXSW loved this fast cars ‘n slick guns flick. With Kevin Spacey on board, directed by Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright, it promises to be quite the firearms-infused romp.
War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14) – The new PoTA should be about as silly and PC as the previous re-boot, with firearms-wielding bipeds of various sorts. Still it looks stylish enough and the apes seems almost . . . human. Including that bit about “apes only fight to survive.” I mean, who doesn’t?
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21) – It’s most expensive European movie ever made — and the first one to beat movie-goers senseless with CG. And look, the guy falling has a blaster! Good enough for me. Well that and Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows.
Atomic Blonde (July 28) – I don’t get that worked up about WWII firearms. But I’m well on-board with AB’s cold war gats. Not to mention the fact that director David Leitch had a hand in the original John Wick. Choreographed doesn’t begin to cover it.
The Dark Tower (August 4) – Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It may not have lots of guns, but anti-gunner Steven King’s dark thriller ticks all the right boxes: genuine acting, character development and some insane (i.e. incredible) gun play. “I don’t kill with my gun. I kill with my heart.” Sure, whatever you say. My pick for the must-see gun movie of the summer of 2017.
Did I miss anything?