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.
Welcome to the first new releases of 2017! This weekend, cure the New Years eve hangovers with some serious star power. The Fass is suited up for action in videogame adaptation Assassin’s Creed, and Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt aim to make you swoon in the sci-fi love story Passengers. Here’s what to watch!
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
Synopsis: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Why you should care: Cure the pains caused by your New Years Eve bender with a bit of Fassbender. The beloved Brit joins the gaming genre in the big screen adaptation of the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise. Video game movies are hit and miss generally, but the concept is intriguing and the cast is great (Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard)… could this be the best videogame adaptation yet?
Who should see it: Those in the mood for some killer action
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Synopsis: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early.
Why you should care: The New Years Day double also contains two of the biggest movie stars on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. If romance is your bag, and space is the final frontier you’re interested in, this will be catnip to you. Swoon-worthy moments combine with big budget action in this story of two intergalactic passengers woken 60 years too early. This will live or die on the chemistry between the leads, but if they’re on their game, this will be one pleasant flight.
Who should see it: Spacebound sweethearts
So, what’s getting your Boxing Day attention? Will you try one of the newbies, or is it all about Star Wars for you? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!