Summer Movie Time in Phoenix

Spider-Man has been around in various incarnations for years, with a history beginning with a 1962 comic book — as the first teenaged comic book hero in fact — and morphing into movies, most recently as a part of the team in Captain America: Civil War last summer. Coming up in July, Spider-Man hits the big screen once again, this time in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As Movie Insider puts it, the plot goes like this: “Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”


While you are waiting for this new movie to open, we have some suggestions for some other summer action movies to watch in your Liv Ahwatukee Apartment in Phoenix, AZ.


Summer Action Movies

Jaws (1975)

In a summertime classic, Amity Island is preparing for its busy 4th of July weekend, and no killer Great White is going to get the beach closed. Right?


Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

This is an intense, masterfully done thriller that uses the summer setting as an example of the flaring tensions that emerge over the course of the day when a little bank in Brooklyn is held up by two gunmen.


Apollo 13 (1995)

"Houston, we have a problem." Those infamous words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970. Based on real events, this movie recreates an epic historical drama at the hands of director Ron Howard. Things are going smoothly until halfway through the mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew's oxygen and power supplies. Will they make it back?


Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Think Groundhog Day meets Independence Day. An alien race is assaulting Earth. Major William Cage (Tom Hanks) finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.


12 Angry Men (1957)

The jury box is a sweatbox, and eleven jurors have let the soaring temperature go to their heads. Thank goodness for juror number eight (Henry Fonda), who is determined to make sure justice is done.


What is your favorite summer action movie? Please share in the comments section so we can all enjoy it!