Movie Releases: June 2nd

Each week, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. There are once again only two movies being released in Ottawa this week. Toronto has a few more, so they may come to Ottawa after. This week has Wonder Woman leading the way, and the second is a kids movie called Captain Underpants: The first Epic Movie.

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Eugene Brave Rock

Action/Adventure

Trailer: https://www.tribute.ca/trailers/wonder-woman/22266/

Since she was a child, Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, was interested in training to be a warrior on her closely guarded Amazon homeland of Paradise Island. Now an adult, she’s as surprised as the rest of the women on the island when an American plane crashes into the water off the coast. When the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), reveals there’s a massive conflict taking place in the outside world, Diana wants to help, because she feels Ares, the god of war is behind it and she wants to put a stop to his evil influence once and for all. She travels with Steve to London, during World War I. Believing a rogue German general named Erich Ludendorff (Danny Huston) to be Ares, she goes after him, while Steve tries to explain to Diana that it’s not a god, but people who are behind the evil.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal

Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Trailer: https://www.tribute.ca/trailers/captain-underpants-the-first-epic-movie/22115/

Mischievous class clowns George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) create a comic book centered on the superhero Captain Underpants. After they hypnotize their mean principal Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms), however, Captain Underpants becomes part of their reality. He’s elastic-banded and kind-hearted, entirely different from the evil principal they loathed. Adapted from the popular children’s novel series by Dav Pilkey.