Eid is less than a month away, so we need to catch up on our movies here in Cairo before we pack up and travel or immerse ourselves in family reunions and friend gatherings. Luckily, this week features a little bit of everything. Whether you like thriller, action, horror, comedy, or fantasy, you’ll find it, or an essence of it, in this week’s featured films. So, get your wallets, and invitation list, ready!
What’s it about? A third installment of the Escape Plan film series. While valiantly trying to save the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a Latvian prison, security expert, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), discovers that his girlfriend (Jaime King) has also been captured. With the help of his team, including Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista) and Hush (50 Cent), their rescue mission begins.
The good: We are awaiting to watch this unique collaboration and diverse trio of 3 big Hollywood names.
The bad: At some point in movie series, especially if it’s an action genre, enough is enough.
What’s it about? What started out as a harmless Uber request soon turns into an intense and comedic series of action-packed events, including car chases and much more. Innocent Uber driver, Stu (Kumail Nanjiani), and temperamental LAPD Detective, Victor Manning (Dave Bautista), experience an unexpected night of adventure.
The good: The trailer alone had us burst out laughing. The movie is expected to be more awesome.
The bad: Will there be chemistry between Bautista and Nanjiani? More importantly, will Bautista succeed in a comedic role?
What’s it about? While trying to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a category 5 hurricane, young Haley (Kaya Scodelario) discovers alligators residing inside her house. Trapped with no way out, she attempts to save their lives against the vicious predators in a house that is constantly flooding and overflowing.
The good: Relatively high rating on IMDB (6.8) and trailer was definitely a nail-biting one.
The bad: There’s always the risk of it being just another movie about a monster killing a bunch of people with no real plotline.
What’s it about? Five years since the release of the Blue Elephant, Director, Marwan Hamed, brings us another amazing sequel to the dramatic and fantasy thriller, where Dr. Yehia (Kareem Abdel Aziz) is now married to Lobna (Nelly Karim). He is once again called back to the psychiatry department for some severely critical cases, where he meets those who manipulate his life and that of his family’s. Through the effect of the Blue Elephant pills that he digests, we explore the story as it unravels.
The good: The cast is amazing: Abdel Aziz, Sabry, Nassar, and Nelly all in one film. We can’t wait!
The bad: Not everyone enjoyed the first part of the sequel. How can we be sure that the second one will be better?
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.