With so much grabbing for your attention and dollars these days, it’s easy to miss when the latest releases are heading to a cinema near you. So come back every week as we here at So, Is It Any Good? preview the new movies hitting screens, and give you the lowdown on what to watch this weekend.
This weekend, we head into the Marvel cosmos with the highly anticipated sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, fire off a round or twenty with Free Fire, or look for love in all the wrong places in Rules Don’t Apply.
Here’s what to watch!
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell
Synopsis: Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Why you should care: The 15th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes bearing the weight of expectations. The first film was something you don’t often get in blockbusters, a surprise. Funny, action-packed and with a great cast of characters led by the charismatic Chris Pratt, Guardians was a nice change of pace for the MCU and understandably did big business because of it. The sequel aims to hit those heights once again, whilst also deepening the story of Star-Lord, Gamora and the gang. Will it achieve the impossible and be a sequel worth the money? The reviews (including our own) seem to say so!
Who should see it: Guardians groupies
Starring: Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis: Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Why you should care: Can such a simple premise sustain a whole movie? Our reviewer Ben seems to think so! If you’ve ever wondered why action movies can’t just dispense with the boring setup parts and go straight into the non-stop action, then this is the film for you. A great cast is going to keep this chugging along nicely, as well as a good sense of humour and lashings of violence. A great time at the movies is assured, action fans.
Who should see it: Shootout connoisseurs
Rules Don’t Apply
Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Benning, Matthew Broderick
Synopsis: An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.
Why you should care: There’s something about this that just doesn’t connect with me. It comes across a little staged and old school, but not in a good way. It seems like a passion project that miraculously got an a amazing cast on board but doesn’t give them anything to do. It came out at the end of last year in the States, so it’s not a good sign that we’re getting it almost 5 months later. If you want to see future Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich in action though, you might want to check this out.
Who should see it: Hopeless romantics
So, what’s getting your hard earned dollars? Are you in for the cosmic action, the epic shootout, the old school romance? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!