Spring Cinema, Coming Soon

Frank Masi. Copyright 2017 Paramount Pictures

Frank Masi. Copyright 2017 Paramount Pictures

Midterms are over, but class is still in session. With six more weeks to go, sometimes you need that distraction, that break, that transportation to a different realm.

Fortunately, that break can be two to three hours long and cost from $8 to $15. For all those moviegoers out there, here are some of the biggest films coming up in May.  

It’s been written in the stars. No joke, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out with their second film on May 5. The best part: Groot appears a total of 30 times throughout the film and five more times in the titles. And yes, he is even cuter than in the first one. I am Groot.

John Cena takes another break from the WWE world and joins the Hollywood universe as he plays an American Soldier who is stuck in a pit with a lethal sniper in The Wall.

Even though the amount of time he was on screen was short, he said that the filming “was two weeks of hell, but it’s supposed to be that because it shows up on screen.”

This is yet another production by Amazon Studios that premieres this year on May 12.

Taking his cues from Cena, David Beckham also joins Hollywood in his acting debut with a cameo in the new Camelot film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy stars as King Arthur. Hunnam admits that his character, Jackson, from Sons of Anarchy had an influence on his character for this film.

“I started this movie three months after finishing Sons of Anarchy, so I’m sure there’s flavors of him in there,” Hunnam said.

Jack Sparrow is sailing once again, this time with some new friends as well as some old ones. Yes, that’s right: Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly are back on the ship for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on May 26. With several parallel storylines, Jack’s hunt for Poseidon’s trident overlaps with rising-star Brenton Thwaites’ (The Giver and Maleficent) search to revive and reconnect with his dead father.

In an interview, Thwaites mentions his relationship with his father. “I’m constantly trying to get my father to come to life. … I think the undercurrent theme of this film and for me, personally, in this journey has been connecting young males with their fathers,” Thwaites said. “Sadly, it’s something I think will take a long time to do.”

Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson are ready to get you pumped for the summer, and I’m not just talking about the gym. Baywatch comes out in theaters on May 25, so be ready to “bae watch” Efron shirtless and Alexandra Daddario in a revealing swimsuit.

When you get back to reality, remember that summer is just around the corner. Hang in there, the list of summer movies is that much better.