A look back on the best movies of summer 2015

The summer of 2015 had many major box office busting and record breaking films.

Movies such as Jurassic World made more money than any other in the history of cinema, and some being deemed the best movies produced by both critics and fans. Both teachers and students have been interviewed to determine the favorites while giving their own input on these and their least favorites.

Students Lucia Orlandi ‘18, Lucas Igle ‘18 and Anton Taylor ‘18 all really enjoyed the movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was produced on Aug. 14, 2015.

Igle depicted this movie as being  “parody of a sixties spy television show”.

Orlandi said that she thought The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was “humorous and the clothing was cute and colorful”.

Another favorite movie of the summer is Inside Out. Inside Out is an animated film that was released by Walt Disney Pictures. Inside Out is a family friendly drama that personifies human thoughts and emotions, has themes of loss, sacrifice, and family unity despite hardships, appear throughout the film.

When describing Inside Out, Mrs. Melissa Simmons said that, “it worked it’s way into my top five favorite movies of all time for it’s brilliant writing and beautiful portrayal of the complexity of conflicting emotion.”

Inside Out was very funny and appealed to adults as well as children,” Mrs. Susan Bevington said. “It was so interesting on so many different levels.”

Pitch Perfect 2 also came out this summer after much anticipation. Both a drama and a comedy, it opens with the Barden Bellas embarrassing themselves at a gala intended for the president. Because of this huge humiliation, the girls are suspended from performing in any acapella showcases. In order to be unsuspended, the Bellas set out to win the international acapella competition.

When asked what her favorite movies released this summer are, Juliet White ‘18 related that, “I did not see many movies over the summer, but out of the few movies I did see, I enjoyed Pitch Perfect 2 because of its hilarious plot and musical element.”

Regarding this same movie, and contrary to White’s raving review, Mrs. Simmons said that she was not a fan.

“The first film was exactly what I expected it to be, a predictable but fun flick,” said Mrs. Simmons.

She continued to remark that she was disappointed in the sequel and said that, “the music wasn’t as memorable [and] the character development and plot line was non-existent.”

More favorites of the student and teacher bodies were Paper Towns, Self/Less, Insidious Chapter 3, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Ant Man, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

This summer saw the release of multiple great movies, some that even broke records in the box office. Hopefully, these movies will soon be available to watch outside of the theaters so that all of the busy bodies that did not have time to view these great movies, will soon get the chance.