Survey reveals excitement for summer movie releases


By Jaden Fix, Olivia Quesada & Sam Ault, Staff–

The Mummy” is the most anticipated release of the summer season, according to a recent survey conducted by 20.7% of the 147 Davis High students surveyed are looking forward to the June 9 release.

Surveyed students were given 10 high-profile movie and TV releases to choose from as to which one they most looked forward to. The movies besides The Mummy were “Cars 3,” “Baby Driver,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Spider Man: Homecoming,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Dunkirk” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.” The TV show season premieres were HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Season 7 and Freeform’s “The Fosters” Season 5

“The Mummy” stars Tom Cruise, and Sofia Boutella as his nemesis. Alex Kurtzman directs and Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis co-star.

Junior Gabriel Murray looks forward to “The Mummy” for one reason.

“It’s got freaking Tom Cruise!” Murray said.

“Cars 3” is the third installment in the Cars animated movie franchise that stars Owen Wilson as the voice of Lightning McQueen, a famous but aging race car hoping to prove he is still the best racer in the world. The movie premieres on June 16.

DHS junior Kayla Nunes is anxiously awaiting “Cars 3.”

“I’m a huge ‘Cars’ fan. If it’s half as good as the first two [movies], I’ll be happy,” Nunes said.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is the third most anticipated movie of
the summer with 12.2% of students surveyed excited.

After appearing in the latest “Avengers” movie, Marvel’s Spider-Man (Tom Holland) returns on July 7 to fight the Vulture, a flying supervillain.

Senior Nate Burmas has always enjoyed Spider-Man and is extra excited for the inclusion of Iron Man as Spider-Man’s mentor.

“I’ve always liked Spider-Man as a hero […] and it’s always fun to see Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man,” Burmas said.

“Dunkirk” (premiering July 21) and the new “Game of Thrones” season (July 16) rounded out the top five at 11.5% and 9.9% respectively.

“War for the Planet of the Apes,” which 10.7% of students were looking forward to the most, opens July 14 and stars Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” has 6.1% of surveyed students excited and “The Fosters” and “Baby Driver” are tied with 5.3%.

“Despicable Me 3” is the least anticipated release, with only 4.6% of those surveyed looking forward to it.

“I don’t want to waste my time and money if it’s anything like the first two [movies of the ‘Despicable Me’ installments]. It’s just not my thing,” sophomore Brittany Steenburgen said.

Learn how to make scrumptious kettle corn to accompany your summer movie viewing through this video below:



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