Talking Apes vs Alien Robots. Can’t wait.
Here's a brief breakdown of what we're looking forward to in UK cinemas throughout July....
There aren’t many franchises that reach their eighth film (to our count at least), and if they do they're normally a pretty solid franchise by then (see the likes of Harry Potter or James Bond) - but Planet of the Apes is a rather strange one. The first five films had a good story arc overall, but most of them left a lot to be desired, and the personality-lacking Tim Burton installation also failed to make its mark. But since the franchise dawned again (ha, see what I did there?) with Rise of the Planet of the Apes there’s been nothing but excitement with amazing visuals of the apes and a story to really immerse yourself in; the last film was by far the best in the series. So with that in mind, I'm fully prepping myself for July 17th with the innocent hope that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lives up to the hype I've created in my own head. Keep an eye out on the site for my review that weekend, and if you haven't seen Rise yet, go watch it now!
Animated films have increased in quality over the years, especially outside of Pixar where arguably their 100% quality record is dwindling (I found Cars 2 and Brave largely disappointing and worse generic). But one animated film of recent years I found particularly impressive was How to Train Your Dragon. Released in 2010, the film captured a fantastic adventure world where a young adult broke against his family’s rules and rituals to discover something exciting and fresh. What beats riding a dragon, really? What’s more the film was funny, characters were self-deprecating and the main dragon, Toothless, was voiceless but so very expressive. Not surprisingly then, I’m hoping for big things with the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 on the 4th July and we can only hope that with a returning loyal cast, director and main writer it was worth the four-year wait.
Surfing on a tidal wave of good will and money in the bank, Guardians is technically the 10th film in the on-going interweaved mega franchise started back in 2008 with Iron Man by Marvel Studios. Whereas characters such as Thor and Captain America were relative long shots in hindsight, this film looks set to fling us into deep space, delivering space opera antics, a quirky offbeat sense of humour and a talking machine gun wielding raccoon named Rocket. Couple this with the apparent absence of usual cameos from regular characters and it looks to be the most unique Marvel movie yet.
And for this reason alone I am greatly anticipating this July 31st release. After the universe-heavy plot of the great Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, I’m hoping this will be a palette cleanser before next years Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant man. Not to mention they hired a great director in James Gunn who’s strange but hilariously insane ‘Slither’ and ‘Super’ were barely given a look-in at the cinemas. They also chose a great leading man in Chris Pratt who’s become one of the funniest actors on television and hopefully, with the help of his charisma, Guardians can pull off all these strange elements and put them both on the map in a way they deserve. Also, I can’t end this without repeating it has a talking machine gun wielding Raccoon, I don’t know a single person who wouldn’t want to see that on the big screen. Stay tuned for FilmAttic’s verdict very soon.
The 100 Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared The Anomaly Cycling with Moliere Here and Now How to Train Your Dragon 2 Tammy
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Bastards Mr Morgan’s Last Love
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Believe I Am Divine Pudsey The Dog: The Movie
The House of Magic The Lady from Shanghai Northwest Who is Dayani Cristal?
Guardians of the Galaxy
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