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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.

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.

Eye in the Sky

Source: Zero Media/YouTube

What we know

Helen Mirren stars as a UK military officer in charge of drones in Kenya. When an American pilot (Aaron Paul) is about to strike the kill zone, a young girl enters, leading to an international dispute.

What the critics say

  • “Eye in the Sky asks a provocative question: Does conscience still figure in modern warfare? [Alan] Rickman, in his last onscreen role, takes on the issue with the brilliance and bracing humanity that marked his career. ”- Rolling Stone
  • “This is a war movie without most of the genre hallmarks. There’s no face-to-face combat, minimal gunfire and the roles of goodies and baddies are ever shifting. “ - Empire

What’s it rated?

The Jungle Book

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Combining special effects with real footage, this is the Jungle Book story done for a new audience.

What the critics say

  • “Musically, visually and tonally, there are enough nods to the 1967 version to satisfy nostalgia buffs, but not so many that the film becomes a glorified rehash.” - RogerEbert.com
  • “So convincing are the digital creations, with their thick fur, roiling muscles, glinting eyes and twitching ears, that you could easily imagine that Favreau had broken all sorts of child endangerment laws by throwing a 12-year-old boy into a studio with a pack of wild animals.” – BBC

What’s it rated?

Criminal

Source: Lionsgate Movies/YouTube

What we know

Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones star in this film about a deadly criminal who is implanted with the memories, secrets and skills of a dead CIA operative. The plan? That he’ll complete the operative’s mission.

What the critics say

  • “A viewer might find themselves appreciating the movie’s craziness while wishing that it were more pervasive.” - AV Club
  • “ Costner has a few strong moments as a gleeful killer, but he can’t reconcile that side of the character with the burgeoning hero. Eventually, he stops trying, but the movie has given up long before him.” - Las Vegas Weekly

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

The Jungle Book (1577)
Eye in the Sky (1497)
Criminal (303)



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