One of the great things about summer time is escaping the heat into a dark theatre to see ALL THE MOVIES! So many "blockbusters," some that need to be seen multiple times, and just a limited number of weeks of summer vacation. What to do?!
Indie film Eighth Grade is the story of 13-year-old Kayla's last week of middle school. Simple enough premise, right? Uuuuuumm... maybe not. For those of you currently in middle school, having just finished middle school, or having just begun high school, you know full-well that any story about middle school is far from simple. Actress Elsie Fisher is touted for her performance in the lead role, and director Bo Burnham is praised for keeping the film relatable for people of all ages. Rated R.
The Darkest Minds, based on the young adult book series by Alexandra Bracken, is about a group of teens fleeing a dangerous government after surviving a deadly virus that killed most American children. While that's really simplifying the plot, I don't want to give anything away! The books are fantastic, and the film has been highly anticipated. Rated PG-13.
(*Hint: you could see these movies and count one or both as one of your Summer of Adventure activities...)