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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

PLANNING ON HEADING out to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

King Arthur

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

This Guy Ritchie-directed big-budget exploration of the King Arthur and Excalibur story is one for those who want a popcorn experience (with added David Beckham).

What the critics say

  • “Ritchie’s geezerfied King Arthur occasionally sparkles before being scuppered by generic effects, conflicting ideas and an embarrassing celebrity cameo for the ages.” – Empire
  • “ It’s an attempt not to reinvent the well-worn wheel of Arthurian legend, but to retrofit it into a vehicle fueled by a crew of laddish, Cockney-accented would-be knights, straight off the streets of Londinium.” – Washington Post

What’s it rated?


Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn team up to play a mother-daughter pair who get in big trouble while on holiday.

What the critics say

  • “Nabbed by a kidnap kingpin, daughter and mother escape into the Amazon jungle, where the question becomes: Can this woman who’s a failure with men gain self-respect by saving her mom?” – Vulture
  • ““Snatched” is one of those movies that subscribes to a dubious homeopathic theory of cultural insensitivity by which the acknowledgment of offensiveness is supposed to prevent anyone from taking offense.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?


Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Anne Hathaway stars as a party girl who realises that she is somehow connected to a monster that’s terrifying Seoul. It sounds bonkers, but critics are saying it works.

What the critics say

  • “ Colossal is goofy, disturbing, and wonderfully anchored by Hathaway, who always has a firm grasp on her character even when the film doesn’t.” – The Atlantic
  • “Starting out as the portrait of an irresponsible woman, Colossal turns into a critique of male self-pity, as Gloria’s problems collide with, and are overwhelmed by, Oscar’s sense of aggrieved entitlement.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

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