Movies come and go, but some films never leave our hearts, and this week’s movies are probably going to staying with us for a while. Our hearts can’t stop dancing at the thought that a long weekend awaits us; this means that we have more time than usual to head to the cinema. As per usual, we’ve gathered some information on this week’s top film releases:
What’s it about? Avengers: Endgame is the final film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current generation of movies. Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) catastrophic use of the Infinity Stones randomly wiped out half of the earth’s population in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Those left behind are desperate to do something to bring back their lost loved ones. But after an initial attempt – with some extra help from Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) – creates more problems than solutions, the grieving and purposeless Avengers think all hope is lost.
The good: Endgame is the most emotional of the Avengers movie, as it is represents the end of a certain cinematic era. Hence, regardless of the film’s overall quality, it will carry a special place in the heart of fans.
The bad: Heightened expectations can make for disappointing results.
What’s it about? Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stake game of High-Frequency Trading. The cousins dream of building a straight fiber-optic cable line connecting Kansas and New Jersey. Anton is the brains, while Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other, and everyone around them, to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Additionally, their former boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek) is a powerful, intoxicating, and manipulative trader will do anything to stop them.
The good: Some critics argue that the film’s Director and Screenwriter Kim Nguyen does a good job of bringing an interesting story to life.
The bad: Other critics, however, argue that the movie’s end result is a disappointing and exhausting journey that leaves audiences disengaged.
What’s it about? Two police detectives, Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money, and limited options, the policemen descend into the criminal underworld.
The good: It’s refreshing to see Vince Vaughn take on a somewhat more serious, and less comic, role. Furthermore, Mel Gibson is a very seasoned actor, especially when it to comes to action roles.
The bad: The plot, and trailer, are not the most original.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.