Out This Week: 24 March 2016

Batman V Superman. Need we say more?

This weekend one of the most anticipated films of 2016 is finally upon us, and while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be a surefire massive hit, but there are other films that are worthy of your consideration as well. So let’s check them out:

 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Directed by: Zach Snyder
With: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg
Heads up: In this sequel for Man of Steel, fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. One of the most anticipated films of the year, and I must admit that I was looking forward to seeing this one, but to my disappointment, the reviews are mostly bad, including our own Faizan Rashid‘s 1.5/5 stars review. In it he wrote: “Batman V Superman is a strange abomination – it is neither a proper sequel to the dismal Man of Steel nor a good, respectable introduction to the cinematic reincarnation of Batman“. In his 2/5 stars review, Lloyd Bayer wrote: “For fanboys, it doesn’t matter which T-shirt you wear to the cinema. DC’s acronym might as well be ‘Disappointment Continues’. That’s ample reason to lose your shirt”. This seem like another failure for DC’s Cinematic Universe, and that doesn’t bode well to the prospect of the upcoming 2017’s Justice League movie.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Directed by: Kirk Jones
With:   Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, and Rita Wilson 
Heads up: A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. In 2002 My Big Fat Greek wedding was a surprise and massive hit financially and also critically. This film is tying to recapture and recreate that kind of magic, and I don’t see it pulling it off. I cringed at the trailer, as it did not have any of the charm that made the first film so special. That said, it is not really the worst way to spend your time at the movies especially if you are a fan of the original, just keep your expectations low.

The Invitation

The Invitation Poster

Directed by: Karyn Kusama
WithLogan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, and Michiel Huisman
Heads up: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. This horror/thriller flick has a mysteries premise, and the trailer made me eager to watch it. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, so I would recommend it for the horror fans.

 Rocky Handsome

Rocky Handsome

Directed by: Nishikant Kamat
With:  John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, and Nishikant Kamat
Heads up: The story of a man who sets out to take vengeance against drug mafia after they take away an eight-year-old girl, with whom he shares a special bond. This is Bollywood’s remake of a the 2010 Korean hit The Man from Nowhere. John Abraham who produces and stars in this film has a been in another remake of a Korean classic (Zinda a remake of Oldboy). While that film was a decent remake, albeit not nearly as iconic as the original, from the trailer, this one looks like a non-stop punching, kicking and shooting orgy with no substance, so I would not recommend it.

About Abdullah Y

Abdullah Y is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is an avid consumer of everything Pop Culture; movies, TV, music, photography, podcasts, and social media. He loves to travel and to share his experiences.