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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 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.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Set in an alternate reality, Miles Morales gets turned into Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Origin stories abound in this animated flick.

What the critics say

  • “So kudos, then, to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, for boldly ignoring any potential audience fatigue by doubling down — or rather, quintupling down — by telling not one Spider-Man origin story, but five.” – Empire
  • “While on paper it might seem like a shameless cash grab, this latest take on the webslinger is a thrilling, witty and surprisingly necessary chapter in the franchise.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?


Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Another origin story here – Jason Momoa stars as the titular Aquaman, as we learn about how he got his powers.

What the critics say

  • “The one really good moment in the film comes in Aquaman’s lonely teen years, when he is bullied by a couple of older kids while on a school trip to the aquarium and an enraged shark smashes up against the glass, in an attempt to protect him.” – The Guardian
  • “Ranging from resolutely po-faced to downright silly and everything in between, Aquaman’s first standalone outing is an outrageous, gaudy, dizzyingly over-the-top superhero epic which takes no prisoners.” - RTÉ

What’s it rated?

The House That Jack Built

Source: ONE Media/YouTube

What we know

Scaredy cats look away now. This Lars Von Trier film is about a serial killer played by Matt Dillon. Not for the faint-hearted.

What the critics say

  • “Equating murder with artistic creation (a very old parallel), it finds the writer-director in an especially self-reflective mood, using the crimes of a homicidal proxy to examine his own work, as well as the criticisms often lobbed at it, including the persistent charges of misogyny.” – AV Club
  • “There’s also a surprising amount of humor to be found in Dillon’s Jack, an OCD-ridden serial killer on a voyage to hell.” – Film School Rejects

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (1803)
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (872)
Aquaman (853)
The House That Jack Built  (822)

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