It’s Wednesday, this means two things; we are one day closer to the weekend, and Cairo’s cinema theatres are releasing new films. Unfortunately, this week, only two new English-language films are being released. That being said, these two films are a must-watch. The first is the long-awaited film Pokémon Detective Pikachu, and the second is the horror film The Amityville Murders:
What’s it about? In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective (Ryan Reynolds).
The good: Critics are applauding Reynolds for his undying sense of humour and goofiness, especially during the film’s second act. Indeed, these critics are claiming that Reynolds seems to be in his element completely.
The bad: Viewers are criticising the film’s poor dialogue, and the plot’s shallowness.
What’s it about? On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. (John Robinson) took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that “voices” in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.
The good: The film is actually inspired by true events, which already makes it more horrific than most films in the same genre.
The bad: Even though the film is based on real-life events, preliminary critics argue that previous cinematic instalations of The Amityville Horror franchise have already milked the story and the plot line. As such, there is nothing novel nor groundbreaking to expect out of this film.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.