Here are all the major international movies to catch in Chinese theaters this June*. Click here to see more available movie tickets.
By Erica Martin and Molly Jett
Now Playing: My Pet Dinosaur
My Pet Dinosaur is an Australian family-friendly flick written and directed by Matt Drummond. The story follows protaganist Jake after he accidentally creates a dinosaur following an experiment gone wrong. Jake's hopes to keep the dinosaur as a secret pet goes awry when it causes chaos within his hometown. But along with his friends, Jake discovers that someone else might be on the lookout for his mischievous new pet.
Now Playing: Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island is a Japanese anime film based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island. In the 38th Doraemon film, the Caribbean Sea becomes an adventurous paradise for five characters sailing across the ocean. After their pal Shizuka gets kidnapped, Captain Doraemon and fellow passengers Nobita, Gian and Suneo must fight enemies and overcome a sea storm to rescue her.
June 8: Black Water
This action flick set on a submarine stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as an undercover operative who wakes up to find he’s been imprisoned by the CIA and must escape. The film’s name is a reference to the military term ‘black site,’ or the location of highly classified activities unacknowledged by a nation’s government. Van Damme’s co-star is Swedish actor and martial artist Dolph Lundren. To the delight of action movie enthusiasts, Black Water is the fifth time Van Damme and Lundren have starred in the same movie, but the first time ever that they’ll be allies instead of antagonists.
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June 15: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
With all the nail-biting action and irreverent wit of 2015’s Jurassic World, this second installment of the trilogy is set several years later, after the park on Isla Nublar has shut down and dinosaurs roam there freely. When an impending volcanic eruption puts them in danger of going extinct all over again, former park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) sets up a rescue mission with her boyfriend, dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt). In an intriguing indication of China’s growing box office prominence, Fallen Kingdom debuts in domestic theaters here one week before its North American premiere date.
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June 22: The Incredibles 2
The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2004 Disney Pixar film finally hits theaters this month. The 3D-animated movie reveals the Parr family’s struggle to maintain normal identities with their superpowers. Together they must team up to stop a new villain, Screenslaver. Be sure to watch it in the theaters, because a Chinese-themed short film Bao will play just prior to the full-length film.
June 22: Phoenix Forgotten
This horror film is based on true events from the 1997 UFO event known as the 'Phoenix Lights.' The film details the mysterious disappearance of three teenagers in Phoenix, Arizona. Director Justin Barber keeps you on your toes as the truth behind why they vanished is finally revealed.
June 29: Escape Plan 2: Hades
Directed by American screenwriter Steven C. Miller, this action-packed sequel brings back the characters from the original 2013 film. Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) and his team are security specialists that are trained in breaking people out of prisons all across the world. Escape Plan 2: Hades focuses on their mission to rescue kidnapped team member, Shu Ren, from the computerized Hades Prison.
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