Another month has passed and the cinemas have seen some great films coming to their screens. I’ve been to see a variety of offerings – from period films, to comedy, to action and the stand out films for me were ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘BFG’! But find out what else is on offer and what might tickle your fancy below…
Now You See Me 2
I really enjoyed the first film and the sequel picked up straight from the end of it. With a good storyline, a nice adjacent love story and then a variety of insanely intricately planned illusions chucked in too, the film kept your attention! Lizzy Caplan (Janice from ‘Mean Girls’) was the standout cast member for me and I loved that the finale was set around London on NYE! It wasn’t such a different storyline from the first film, but if you like to be impressed with tricks, give it a go.
This film looked really great in the ads and I was really excited to see Melissa McCarthey and Kristen Wiig in action together. What surprised me, though, was how well all the leading roles worked together – it was hilarious, silly, a little scary (!) and a great remake. It was also nice that the film featured all of the original film’s main cast at some point, as new characters. Well worth a watch for a good few belly laughs!
The Legend of Tarzan
Slightly darker than the children’s film versions of Tarzan, this is a great new take on the story of Tarzan and an interesting look at slavery in the Congo in the early 1900s – and with Christoph Waltz as the baddie, Margot Robbie as the damsel in distress and fittie Alexander Skarsgard in the leading role, this couldn’t go far wrong. It is a long story with a lot of action but it was gripping and well worth a watch. Warning: if you are an animal lover like me, be prepared for animal casualties!
The ad makes this film look slightly silly but Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart actually make a really good duo when it comes down to it – making this a funny and watchable action film. There’s a lot of car chases, a lot of The Rock on show and a sentimental – if not slightly stalkerish – backstory to the tale. Worth a watch if you just fancy a night at the cinema.
Love & Friendship
For any Jane Austen fanatics, this new film is well worth a view. It’s witty, fast-paced and a good modern adaptation on the book – slightly less romance-based as previous Austen film adaptations have been and just a bit more quick and clever. A definite watch – I loved it!
Once I’d got over how annoying the character of ‘Sophie’ was (a bit of an annoying brat) this was a fantastic reminder of one of my favourite childhood books. It took me back 20 years to one of the magical worlds of Roald Dahl, with the lovable BFG, the gross ‘snozzcumbers’ and a hilarious scene where the BFG and Sophie visit Buckingham Palace! This was a great film and well worth catching!
Star Trek Beyond
The third film in the most recent Star Trek offerings was, in my view, the best so far. It’s a long film, and it’s less of the comedy and more of the action from the start but it’s nice to see the characters again, with the introduction of some great new ones. Simon Pegg undid all the good work he did in writing the script by probably offending any Scottish viewers with his over-exaggeration of their accent and colloquialisms, but that aside, this was a great story of another battle in space, needing the help of the Starship Enterprise.
So, that’s what I’ve been watching this month. To decide what you want to catch on DVD soon, check out my June cinema reviews. What have you seen and what would you recommend? Share it with me over at @keepitnorthern.
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