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Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film 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.

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Fast & Furious / YouTube

What we know

Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) team up again – their first time meeting since Furious 7 in 2015 – to fight against the genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba). They’re sworn enemies but they must work together this time. You know what you’re getting here.

What the critics say

  • “It’s only in the final third when the fight choreography gets a little too incoherent that you realize you don’t give a damn about anything that’s happening, and you start to wish Hobbs and Shaw were given a story with a little more meat on its bones. But by then you probably won’t care.” – RogerEbert.com
  • “But it’s also “Mission: Impossible” lite. And a buddy cop movie. And kind of a superhero film. In fact, it’s a Frankenstein’s monster of action-hero testosterone – though the highlight is a woman – that gets lost trying to be its own thing.” – USA Today

What’s rated?

The Bravest

shaw theatres / YouTube

What we know

This Chinese film is about a troupe of firefighters who are tasked with fighting a huge blaze, risking their lives in the process. Based on a true story.

What the critics say

None available.

What’s rated?

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube

What we know

These feathered friends – much like in Hobbs and Shaw – must unite to fight back against a threat. This time, it’s fighting back against birds on another island who want to destroy them.

What the critics say

  • “The film knows that it’s doomed to come and go in a flash but, to its credit, it’s at least a welcome presence while it’s here.” - Independent.co.uk
  • “It’s a safe story, and one that allows for the film to focus more on funny set pieces and visual humour that constantly raises a smile, even if there are few belly laughs to be had.” – The Hollywood News

What’s rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1852)
Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (662)
Angry Birds 2 (195)
The Bravest (188)

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