Young Adult Versus Gangsters
Hopefully a little bit of normality will be returning to my blog this weekend. I haven’t been sat in the dark for the best part of two weeks and I’m having withdrawal symptoms. Been away, been busy, blah blah blah.
There’s a fair bit of diversity at the UK cinema this weekend as a young adult sequel and gangster film open in theatres. The original Maze Runner (2014) wasn’t a box office monster but given its meager budget it turned a good profit for the Studio so here we have the sequel. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials continues the tale as the group of teenagers who escaped the original Maze find themselves, in what looks from the trailer, another trap where not everything is as it seems. I was pleasantly surprised by the first film so will be handing over my hard earned money to see this, this weekend.
If that seems a little bit common for your tastes I suspect Tom Hardy’s latest project will be more up your alley. He plays both Kray twins in Legend, the latest retelling of their reign over the underworld of London during the 1960’s. I can’t figure out if its going to be comic or violent or a mixture of the two. The one thing I am confident of is that Hardy will be fantastic and worth the price of admission on his own.
The other wide release film is The Visit which sees the return of M. Knight Shyamalan still trying to put the stink of After Earth (2013) and Lady in the Water (2006) behind him. The critical consensus to date is that while not a masterpiece its a step in the right direction. It’s a found footage film as two kids visit their grandparents who set out to make a documentary of their trip.
What’s floating your boat this weekend? Let me know in the comments below.