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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.


Source: FRESH/YouTube

What we know

This trashy big-screen version of the TV show is all about boobs, pecs, and trashy jokes.

What the critics say

  • “Playing up the insults and playing down the jiggle, a Dwayne Johnson/Zac Efron revamp of the cheeseball muscle-beach TV series is stupidly entertaining…for a while.” – Variety
  • “You shouldn’t expect much in the way of cinema. The digital effects — fire and water, mostly — are lackluster, and the whole thing has a crummy, overcast, second-rate-theme-park look to it. Except for the bodies, of course, which are really all you came to see in the first place.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Wonder Woman

Source: KinoCheck International/YouTube

What we know

In a sea of male superhero films comes Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot). The DC movie sees Diana of Themyscira being tasked to help fight in World War I, surprisingly.

What the critics say

  • “The modish action sequences jerk between speeded-up and slowed-down to catch every detail of her defence-based fighting style and flawless, mud-free complexion. She fixes the war in a matter of minutes. Think what might have been avoided if she’d turned up a few years earlier!” - The Guardian
  • “With most of the film’s presumptive audience too young to remember TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Gadot and Jenkins have an unusually broad license to introduce the character to filmgoers, and they remain largely faithful to her comics origins while also crafting a hero who is both thoroughly internationalist and refreshingly old-school.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

My Life As A Courgette

Source: TIFF Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A stop-motion Swiss film about a little boy (nicknamed Zucchini), who’s sent to an institution for orphans after accidentally killing his abusive mother.

What the critics say

  • “…the film is also surpassingly sweet (without being cloying) in its treatment of experiences ranging from sexual mystery to the ache of loneliness.” - Washington Post
  • “How can it be that one of the most touching, surprising, slyly funny and quietly subversive films in recent memory tell its story in hardly more than an hour through little stop-motion puppets with oversize heads and faces that could pass for emoticons?” – Wall Street Journal

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

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