Hot weather calls for indoor spaces, and by indoor we mean AC, and by AC we’re talking movie theatres. This week’s new movie releases seem primarily to revolve around a single concept: heroism.
What’s it about? Hellboy is a reboot of the sci-fi superhero series, based on the graphic novels, about a demonic antihero. Hellboy is brought to earth as a young demon, conjured by Rasputin and the Nazis during World War II.
The good: Hellboy is an action-packed film with a great story-line. It brings the graphic novels to life in a comic way.
The bad: The project wasn’t exactly riding a wave of goodwill when it was first announced, due to fans of Guillermo del Toro waiting so long for him to complete his trilogy movies, only to not have him involved in this one.
What’s it about? Captive State is an alien invasion movie set in future Chicago. Some humans try to cooperate with the conquering aliens, while others try to rebel.
The good: Captive State finds a credible way to tell the story of a global conquest as it expresses it in a more sci-fi form.
The bad: Critics found that the message was muddled or that it skims the surface on the issues of systemic oppression, due to the scattered plot.
What’s it about? Kursk tells the story of the final hours of an “unsinkable” Russian nuclear submarine – as it sinks to the bottom of the sea. Officer Mikhail Averin (Matthias Schoenaerts) and others survive the explosion, while his pregnant wife (Léa Seydoux) and child are waiting back home.
The good: The movie educates people about the Russian nuclear submarine and the people who lost their lives in a well-presented historical context.
The bad: The movie is full of suspense scenes that do amount to much, as they just focus on making your heart race and leave the actual drama aside.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.