I first intended this to be a series of book adaptations – but it turns out there aren’t too many coming out this year (all hail the rise of the video game adaptation).
Since I started university, (3.5 years ago – yelp!) I’ve taken up going to the cinema. This is mostly because there is only a Tesco in my university town and I amass clubcard points like nobody’s business – and get half-price/free cinema tickets in return.
Let’s get started, shall we?
April is rarely a good month for cinema releases (I should know – my birthday is in April and there is NEVER anything I want to see).
Captain America: Civil War
Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Now, I haven’t seen the other Captain America movies (but they are on Netflix and I have that so, no excuse) but I have seen the Avengers, and this seems to be a bridge between Age of Ultron and Infinity War. I’m not so sure on the tone of this movie – but it does feature some of my favourite Marvel characters (Black Widow and Scarlet Witch) and introduces Spiderman to the Avengers.
Released: 29 April 2016
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Now, if you had asked me after the first Alice movie, I would have said this sequel wasn’t needed, at all. But after seeing the trailer in 3D IMAX before Star Wars, I started to get excited for this one – it has a great cast (Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter, Johnny Depp, etc.) and it’s very visually exciting. I’d like to see this one in 3D (it really did just grab me!)
Released: 27 May 2016
Me Before You
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
Cheesy (potentially devastating) romance, featuring some amazing British actors (Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman…) based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes (recently added to my TBR, might I add?). The screenplay was also written by the author (usually a good sign1!) I’m hoping to have finished the book before seeing this so I don’t cry in public… too much.
Released: 3 June 2016 (UK)
An epic fantasy/adventure based on the popular video game series.
You can’t deny that the Warcraft world is amazing, visually beautiful and jam-packed full of lore and back-story. I’m not too sure on the plot of this movie – but hopefully if it is a success, this can be the start of a franchise with deep and rich stories and characters. (I’d personally like to see the Draenei and the Blood Elves, and a plot involving the Lich King). Hopefully this film will entice viewers into appreciating the beauty of the Warcraft franchise.
Released: 3 June 2016 (UK)
So there are my picks for cinema releases up til June – I’m sure many more will catch my eye in the meantime. What are your thoughts on my choices – are there any films you think will be smash hits that don’t feature?
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