Weekend Preview July 31, 2015: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Battles 'Vacation'
After a week of "smaller" releases, the film industry is resurging with several major movies. As summer winds down, another major franchise film looks to take advantage of the dying days of summer to pull off a solid performance at the box office. Here are the films set for release on the July 31 weekend.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: The latest film in the hit franchise bows on Friday looking to top its predecessors. The latest film in Ethan Hunt's saga comes out four years after "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." That film proved to be a critical and financial success, bringing in a whopping $209 million. "Ghost Protocol" currently ranks second all-time in the franchise behind "Mission: Impossible II," which made over $215 million during its run back in 2000.
The new film stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames among others.
Vacation: A reboot of the classic Chevy Chase film "Nation Lampoon's Vacation." The new film stars Ed Helms, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase, Michael Peña and Chiristina Applegate among others.
The film tells the story of a Rusty Griswold, as he attempts to grow closer with his wife and sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World, "America's favorite family fun park."
The comedy should certainly lure fans of the original "National Lampoons" film. Moreover, it should appeal to fans of Helms' previous films ("The Hangover"), as well as those looking for some comic relief from the heavier fanfare of superhero films. However, the film is rated R, which may exclude some families.
Finally, "Vacation" may have to deal with critical backlash, as well as competition from "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," which is expected to win the box office. Additionally, the forthcoming "Fantastic Four" will likely limit this film's box office success.
The End of the Tour: The latest film by director James Ponsoldt will also hit theaters in limited release. The film, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, tells the story of the real-life meeting between authors David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky.
The film will likely draw in people looking for more sophisticated cinema, as opposed to the bombast of major films like "Ant-Man" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."
Other films hitting theaters include "Best of Enemies," "A Lego Brickumentary" and "Listen to Me Marlon."
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