As we get in the last month of what we generally think about the summertime motion picture season, it’s clear that the pickings are a little slimmer than typical (which might continue into September). That stated, there are still a lot of films to be thrilled about, depending on your tastes. As typical, we polled the Rotten Tomatoes audience on all of our social networks platforms to discover what films everyone was anticipating the most this month, and perhaps since of the sporadic release calendar, the outcomes included a surprise or 2. Keep reading for the most awaited movies of August 2022!
# 1 on Twitter and facebook, # 2 on Instagram
In theaters on August 5
The leading spot in this month’s poll was a close race in between two films, however the ultimate winner was the saucy big-screen action-comedy starring Brad Pitt surrounded by a host of other big names. Based on a Japanese novel, Bullet Train stars Pitt as a weary assassin who wants to retire from the business but is tasked with one last objective– to take a briefcase on a Japanese bullet train (obviously)– only to discover he isn’t the only fatal passenger onboard. This is perhaps the most high-profile movie of the month, so it’s no surprise to see it at the top, though it wasn’t the runaway winner …
# 1 on Instagram, # 2 on Facebook and Twitter
Streaming on Hulu on August 5
The movie that gave Bullet Train a run for its money was, surprisingly enough, this streaming-only offering on Hulu. The Predator franchise has definitely seen its share of ups and downs, including most just recently 2018’s The Predator, which didn’t impress a whole lot of folks. This prequel takes the story back to the 1700s, when a Comanche warrior played by Amber Midthunder handles an early visitor from area. In spite of the series’ diminishing appeal, this looks like a go back to its roots, and fans voted it nearly to the top of all of our polls.
# 3 on Instagram, # 4 on Twitter and facebook
In theaters on August 5
Next up, we have the current category offering from A24, a studio that has become understood for its seriously acclaimed hits, consisting of a number of horror gems. Amandla Stenberg headings this thriller/dark funny about a group of pals who get together for a party, play a murder secret video game, and then discover that a person of them has really been killed. The critics have up until now provided the film glowing evaluations, and A24 has something of a built-in fanbase, so it makes good sense to see it on this month’s list.
# 3 on Twitter and facebook
In theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime Video on August 26
Sylvester Stallone stars in this superhero movie as the titular hero, who went missing after a huge fight 25 years earlier and lives a peaceful life as a garbage man up until a young boy susses out his identity. We didn’t understand much else about the movie for a long while, and we only got a trailer for it just recently, but it managed to intrigue enough fans to reach No. 4 on our list.
# 4 on Instagram, # 5 on Twitter
In theaters and streaming on Paramount+ on August 19
Finally, we have a rather not likely horror sequel rounding out our list. Back in 2009, the twisty thriller Orphan impressed simply enough critics and made just enough cash on its modest budget that, 13 years later on, someone thought it made sense to offer audiences another chapter in the story. Isabelle Fuhrman returns in First Kill, which takes place prior to the initial film and narrates the character’s escape from Estonia and her very first altercation with a family grieving their missing daughter. The very first movie ended up being something of a cult preferred, and we’re sure fans of that movie will be on board for this prequel.
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