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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.

The Martian

Source: HD Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Matt Damon goes to Mars with an all-star crew. Gets stuck but doesn’t die. Can he survive long enough to be rescued?

What the critics say

  • “Damon has a lot of fun playing Watney as the gigantic nerd Weir conceived. Had The Martian been just a Cast Away–style survival tale, with the video log serving as Wilson, few would have complained. – AV Club
  • Too often we see blockbusters that take the lazy route to success. Nothing about this film feels cynical or over-produced. It’s passionate and powerful. –

What’s it rated?

The Walk

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a French accent and tries to walk across the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. The remake of the absolutely perfect Man on Wire documentary. Because Hollywood.

What the critics say

  • “It’s extremely antic for the most part, covering a lack of real story with a lot of distracting quirk. Yet when Petit’s foot slips out onto a wire thousands of metres from the ground, it’s quietly mesmerising.” – Empire
  • As a piece of storytelling, The Walk has nothing on its documentary forebear, tripping over its lame attempts at humor and suspense too many times. But as something to see its set-piece cannot be ignored.- The Atlantic

What’s it rated?

The Intern

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Robert De Niro gets fed up of being retired, becomes an intern with Anne Hathaway’s start-up. Hilarity ensues. Maybe.

What the critics say

  • “Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway (who are both Oscar-winners, after all) bring a solid combination of screen chemistry and heart to their characters, making the friendship that forms between them all the more convincing.” – ScreenRant
  • “This is smooth white-linen entertainment, unmistakably of a piece with the plush oeuvre of writer-director Nancy Meyers. Yet it takes all the leads’ considerable combined charm to forestall the aftertaste of the pic’s smug life lessons and near-comically blinkered worldview.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Which film will you go see first?

Poll Results:

The Martian (3458)
The Intern (603)
The Walk (192)

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