Hello again Cairo cinephiles, and welcome to a new edition of New in Cairo Cinemas. This week is pretty light when it comes to movies as you’re only going to get two entries. First off we have Hotel Transylvania, the third entry in the franchise. Secondly, Dwayne, the Rock, Johnson is back with another blockbuster in Skyscraper; who will he beat up this time?
What’s it about? The franchise started in 2012 and was about a high-end resort operated by your favourite scary characters, all led by Dracula. While the idea sounds trivial, it was actually pretty fun. This time, it’s about Dracula embarking on a summer vacation with his family, only to find love amid his trip. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, it will also feature David Spade and Kevin James.
The good: Hotel Transylvania was an amazing movie, and proved fun for both kids and adults. Keeping the same director, Genndy Tartakovsky, the movie’s second entry was also similarly successful. Honestly, there’s no reason to expect it to fall from that tree, especially with some preliminary reviews praising the filmmakers’ output.
The bad: Unfortunately for most franchises, the third entry is most commonly the worst one. While it may not necessarily be bad, a lot of reviews say it is a definite drop from the first and second entry.
What’s it about? What are all Dwayne Johnson movies about? Kicking butt, of course. This time he has to face a burning skyscraper.
The good: Dwayne Johnson rocks these kinds of movies, and if you’re a fan of that genre, you’re probably not going to find a better star to lead such films. His charisma is best used in these sorts of scenarios, and his ability to execute action sequences with ease makes the experience much more fun. The movie is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who previously worked on movies like We’re the Millers, and Central Intelligence.
The bad: We’ve seen Dwayne Johnson going to great lengths to save his family, in previous works. Now we see him going to great lengths to save his family from a burning, you guessed it, tall building. If you’re not a fan of this genre, this is going to be a what-the-hell fest of unrealistic stunt after another.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.