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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.
Jul 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 25,291 34

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

Star Trek Beyond

Source: Paramount Pictures International/YouTube

What we know

The third installment of the Star Trek reboot looks a good deal darker than the previous two. Let’s see if it lives up to the promise…

What the critics say

  • It truly feels like an extended episode, without a single “Oh, wow!” trick up its sleeve, which may be why, until the eye-popping climax, it’s more earnest than exciting.” - Variety
  • “Here is a movie where the emphasis is on good, old-fashioned fun, and that feels, in a good way, almost like an extended episode of the Trek TV show, right down to stranding the crew of the Enterprise on an alien world where the sets sometimes feel fashioned out of polystyrene.” - Empire

What’s it rated?


Source: Disney Movie Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Roald Dahl’s classic book is brought to life – and with Steven Spielberg at the helm, we can only hope it will live up to our childhood dreams.

What the critics say

  • “While it’s theoretically heartening to see a family film that isn’t a noisy roller coaster of nonstop activity, it’s also clear that there isn’t much movie to be made from The BFG’s thin storybook narrative.” - AV Club
  • The BFG is surprisingly intimate, and that’s largely thanks to Rylance: His BFG is a fragile, gentle soul with clumsy feet clad in hippie-sandals, a bit frightening at first, but he wins us over in a heartbeat.” - Time

What’s it rated?


Source: FeelgoodEntment/YouTube

What we know

A group of macho friends go on a fishing trip in Greece where they have to prove who is “the Best in General”. What could go wrong? Lots, it turns out.

What the critics say

  • “ There’s a hint of feminist relish in the way Chevalier depicts the kind of personal infighting and aspirational comparison more commonly attributed in popular culture to women than men: “My thighs aren’t fat,” one of the guys repeats to himself in a bathroom-mirror pep talk, deliciously reversing at least one hoary gender stereotype.” - Variety
  • “Throughout, a vague threat of violence hovers in the air, along with a somewhat less vague intimation of sublimated homoeroticism. Ms Tsangari does not push the story too far in these directions, showing a restraint that is both impressive and a little disappointing.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Star Trek Beyond (3471)
I wouldn't go see any of them, actually (1308)
The BFG (1188)
Chevalier (219)

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