Welcome to our first ever edition of “Films you should be excited for …”, and we’ll get right into our picks for this summer. Admittedly not a very light-hearted month, but that’s what we have the sun for!
The Dark Tower
An Epic eternal battel between the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and the “Man in Black” (Matthew McConaughey) will decide the fate of the entire universe, as the “Man in Black” aims to destroy the “Dark Tower”, the key that holds the universe together. With an epic decisive battle between Good and Evil, what more action can one expect? The film acts as a sequel to the famous “Gunslinger” books by Stephen King, and with “It” being released this September, why not get into some early Stephen King action this month?
Racial Tensions in the US. “7 years a slave” to “The Help”, the films on this subject always manage to touch our hearts, no matter what colour or origin we have. The new Film “Detroit”, directed by Kathryn Bigelow deals with Detroit’s 1967 12th Street riots, a violent five day long public disturbance resulting out of a police raid on an unlicensed bar on 12th street.
In particular the movie deals with the “Algiers Motel incident”, evidence of a then prejudiced and racist police and army force. While the film may not be perfect for a family film night, it has been widely praised by critics and can be watched more as insight into how Americas racial tensions were shaped over the years.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Last but not least we have an action comedy in sight. And boy oh boy what a cast. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds (a.k.a. Deadpool) … what is there more to say? The world’s top protection agent (Ryan) ends up working with his most hated nemesis – a notorious hitman (Jackson). What could possibly be funnier than watching two people who hate each other having to cooperate? They have 24 hours to go from the UK to The Hague in the Netherlands…only while being chased by an Eastern European dictator.