July is all about beloved franchises for me, both hitting late in the month.
Star Trek Beyond – July 22
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Trekkie. I’ve watched all of the classic TV shows—Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager—and all of the movies. Basically, if it has the Star Trek name on it, I’ll give it a shot. I even watched a bit of Enterprise, though I couldn’t really get into that one but I might give it another shot if it’s ever on streaming. There is no doubt I’ll be in the theater for this one either opening day or close to it. I’m in love with the movie reboots. I love how they’ve veered from canon into their own unique thing. I love how the aliens are alien and gorgeous and so real. I’m particularly interested in seeing what the story is with the white and black alien girl in this is, especially if she gets to stick around. You can never have too many badass females lurking in the crew.
Jason Bourne – July 29
I can’t get enough of Matt Damon running around being all super spy, which is good because it seems like the studio can’t get enough of making Bourne movies. I’ve watched all four (and own the set). I even liked the one with Jeremy Renner, which I felt was a good follow-up. Bourne’s become sort of the modern-day American Bond. He’s rough, stealthy, and sure of what he wants. He’s a man on a mission. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s up to next.