Plenty of new movie releases this month from The Great Gatsby to Iron Man 3 – but which movies should you rush and see and which should you skip?
The Great Gatsby?
You’ve seen all the hype created around this movie – but is it worth seeing? Adapted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this movie follows the life of Nick Carraway, a Midwestern war veteran, who becomes entangled in the life of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby – a wealthy man living a lavish lifestyle in the roaring ’20s. As their friendship progresses, Carraway comes to realise that there is a whole lot more to Gatsby than meets the eye.
If you have read the book, keep in mind that this is an adaptation, so try not to let your prior knowledge cloud your judgement. Leo’s rendition and interpretation of the intriguing character of Gatsby is spot on – partly due to his natural charm.
Some may call this movie over the top and garish, while others will appreciate the vibrant theatrics that are synonymous with our very own Baz Luhrmann à la Moulin Rouge. Either way, you won’t be bored.
Iron Man 3?
Our favourite millionaire philanthropist, Tony Stark, is back; this time with a new Iron Man suit which is sometimes a little tough to control. After his enemy leaves him completely destroyed, he sets out on a personal vendetta to find those who are responsible.
If you enjoyed the wittiness and action of the first instalments, then you can look forward to this one. And if Iron Man 2 and The Avengers let you down, you may feel pleasantly surprised, as long as you take it for what it is – an action-driven, unrealistic superhero movie. At least we have gorgeous Robert Downey Jr. to swoon over…
?This recent movie release is one for all you thrill-seeking ladies. Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who answers a call from a young girl mid-kidnapping, and then sets off to find and rescue the girl. The storyline seems like a bit of a cliché, and perhaps it is, but the talented cast and realistic depictions (almost) save this movie.
There is more action than expected, and quite a few on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments to keep you gripped. However, while the suspense may build you up, the ending falls a bit flat.
If you are a Halle Berry fan, then you’ll enjoy her performance. If you feel a bit unsure after reading this, rather skip it or save it for one of those rainy nights at home (if you don’t scare easily!)
What’s your favourite new release movie?