Watch these 2022 summer blockbusters

Minions, superheroes and music icon Elvis Presley all lit up the big screen in this summer’s blockbuster hits.

Fashion Castillo-Delgadillo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

From Minions: The Rise Of Gru to Nope, the theaters had something for everyone this past summer. Whether one reminisced on the rise of Elvis Presley in Elvis or watched Tom Cruise take flight in Top Gun: Maverick, there were motion pictures for every generation. 


The return of Top Gun: Maverick had many on cloud nine as the highly anticipated movie made its comeback to theaters this past May. With the delayed release of the movie due to COVID-19, Tom Cruise made his comeback to the franchise alongside other beloved characters from the original movie. Tik Tok viral sensation Miles Teller had everyone falling in love at first flight sending everyone to theaters to swoon over the endearing character of Rooster. 


Austin Butler rocked the theaters all summer long starring as Elvis Presley in the movie Elvis. From the amazing Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin and director Baz Luhrmann, audiences returned to theaters to relive the life of Elvis Presley. Shedding light on the lifestyle of the King of Rock and Roll, newer generations discovered a newfound appreciation for the star while others basked in reliving his glory. 


Minions: The Rise Of Gru had everyone dressing up in suits and sneaking bananas into the theater this past July. The heartwarming movie about the upbringing of the Despicable Me character Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, starred everyone’s favorite minions: Kevin, Stuart and Bob. The yellow, ovular banana-loving minions stole the show as they helped Gru on his journey of becoming the world’s greatest super villain. 


Director Jordan Peele exceeded expectations with his movie Nope. The movie about two siblings, O.J. and Emerald, on a horse ranch in Hollywood embodies suspense and horror. O.J. and Emerald, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, discover strange things are afoot at a neighboring house that is terrorizing animals and humans alike. 


Natalie Portman returns to theaters starring alongside Chris Hemsworth in the new Thor: Love and Thunder movie. While the new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe gained mixed reviews, many found the movie funny and enjoyable to watch. As Thor attempts to retire from his superhero days, he finds himself on one final adventure where he encounters old allies to overcome the new threat. The movie will be available to Disney+ users starting Sept. 8th.

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