The Breakdown of 'Equalizer II', 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again', 'How It Ends', and 'White Fang'

Fun fact for the week, we have had two billion sequels this summer and after this weekend, we can add two more to the pile. This week it is sequels to movies geared towards adults, which makes it a bit different than the usual summer movie fare of the last decade. The Movie Breakdown is reviewing the sequels along with two Netflix originals this week. We discuss Denzel Washington starring in his first sequels in the violent action picture, Equalizer II. The other sequel is something very different in the romantic ABBA musical, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Then we go from the bright to the dark in the post-apocalyptic road trip picture, How It Ends. We have something for everyone as we review a family animated feature in the latest adaptation of a classic in White Fang. After all the movie reviews, we analyze the recent trend of movie studios rebooting the reboots of once successful movie franchises. As always if you love the show then help us grow by telling other movie fans about us or increasing our iTunes ranking by giving us a positive review. We are always very appreciative of you taking the time to listen to us each week.

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Star Ratings: 

How It Ends * (CS) & ** (SM)
Equalizer II ** (CS)
White Fang *** (CS & SM)
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again **½ (CS)

Summer Box Office Challenge:

Christopher's Picks:

 Solo: A Star Wars Story $84 420 489
2. Incredibles 2 $182 687 905
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout 
4. Ocean’s 8 $41 607 378
5. Equalizer 2 $36 011 640
6. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again $34 952 180
7. Crazy Rich Asians
8. The Meg
9.  The Spy Who Dumped Me 
10. Teen Titans Go to the Movies 
Total: $379 679 592

Scott's Picks:

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $148 024 610
2. Deadpool 2 $125 507 153
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp $75 812 205
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $44 076 225
5. Skyscraper $24 905 015
6. First Purge $17 374 280
7. Disney’s Christopher Robin 
8. Uncle Drew $15 242 781
9. Mile 22 
10. Life of the Party $17 886 075
Total: $469 092 666