Summer Releases Part 2


Here is the second installment of the titles set to grace our screens over the next of the few months. Action is the name of the game with this selection of recognisable motion pictures and though all are aiming to be a box office smash only few can claim such a title. take a look and decide for yourself which will head to box office glory.

Summer Releases Part 2

The Samaritan


By the numbers ‘just out of prison’, ‘one last job’, ‘you killed my father’ scenario with obvious twists and a weak plot. The only good thing I can see is that it stars the big man Samual L Jackson. Right actor wrong film, personally I would go and see the other one where he wears an eye patch. Unless you are a major fan of Jackson I wouldn’t waste you time.





The Avengers



This be one of the best films of the 2012. End of.




I. Cannot. Wait.








Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in the third instalment where Smith’s character J must go back in time to save his partner K played by Jones. Here he meets a young K played by Josh Brolin, and J is set to disover there are many secrets that K didn’t tell him which will slowly reveal themselves throughout the film.



This is a science-fiction action comedy full of extra-terrestrial violence where J has to save his partner, the agency and of course the world. I am not sure if a third film in this series was the right way to go lets hope it brings something new to the table.




Wrath of the Titans




The new sequel is upon us, and I personally hope that this film is better than the original tag line of ‘Titans will clash’ …mind blowing. So a decade has passed and Sam Worthington has decided in that time to grow a titanic mullet and try to look as much like Danny McBride as is possible. He must destroy many a mythical beast that have managed to escape, which include: a General Grievous rip off, one eyed Wayne Rooney and something that resembled the female nether regions with teeth. Sounds interesting.



Review: In Time

Words by Bianca Castro

Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. In Time is set somewhere in the new future where time is the currency. People stop ageing at 25 and their own countdown, in the shape of a green digital watch embedded into their forearm, begins. They have only a year to live. Time is the way to pay for everything and the way you are paid, meaning that the rich can live forever and those that are not born into ‘time’ must try to negotiate, bargain, steal and work just to live that one day longer.

The concept is brilliant, and although it has been done in different ways before, it is a theme very much relevant today. Will Salas played by Justin Timberlake is accused of the murder of a wealthy but mysterious man. To make matters worse Will decides to go on the run from the ‘time keepers’ and takes a hostage in the form of the beautiful Sylvia Weis played by Amanda Seyfried. The film is full of action, as you’d expect from an action film, and a lot of running which is understandable when you don’t have much time and you’re running from the enemy. It’s a brilliant film, a little predictable, but an exciting watch nonetheless. The questions about the differences between social classes and the rich and poor are posed, but not answered giving food for thought long after the credits have finished rolling.