Five Films For May 2013

12th April 2013
12th April 2013 Jack Miller

With the blockbuster cinema season about to begin, I have taken the liberty to summarise the five movies you do not want to miss in May. Enjoy.

Star Trek Into Darkness – May 9th. (Cert. TBC)

Star Trek

J.J Abrams is back for the sequel to his 2009 hit Star Trek and this time expect even more explosions and sci-fi special effects. Following the crew of the Enterprise, they have been betrayed by a member of their own institution and face an almost impossible mission to find the unstoppable delinquent. Captain Kirk, played by Chris Pine (Star Trek, This Means War), guides his men on a quest to search for the rogue member. As they travel into a war zone their powers are tested, friendship and love are strained and they must succeed in order to save the world from destruction. The film has the potential to be a big hit, with a fantastic director and an experienced cast, if you love your sci-fi films this one is not to be missed. See this if you liked: Star Trek (2009); Star Wars (1977)

The Great Gatsby – May 16th. (Cert. TBC)

Great Gatsby

Arguably, this film has the potential to be one of the biggest in 2013. Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet), the story is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby and is set in 1920’s America. Following the life of young, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), the film depicts the jovial spirit and carefree attitude of post-War America and the economic boom before the depression of the 1930’s. With the exuberant and opulent lifestyle led by mysterious Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Nick Carraway is drawn into the life of his new neighbour but not all is as it seems as he soon discovers. With the film featuring tracks from; Kanye West, Beyonce and Andre 3000, it has the potential to be one of the years cinematic spectacles. This one is not to be missed. See this if you liked: Revolutionary Road (2008); Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Fast & Furious 6 – May 23rd. (Cert. TBC)

Fast & Furious

The 6th installment in the ever-increasing Fast & Furious franchise is released this month and director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 5) has not refrained from bringing even more explosive racing to the big screen. Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) contacts the experienced Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to help him capture a new rival gang led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) in exchange for clear criminal records. With this gang branching out from Europe they take on bigger jobs and only Dom’s incomparable driving crew can stop them. He agrees to help Agent Hobbs and the team are faced with the most elusive rivals to date. Packed with car chases, shootouts and half-naked women it will no doubt be similar to it’s predecessors but sure to be a Hollywood hit. See this if you liked: The Fast and the Furious (2001); Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

The Hangover Part III – May 24th. (Cert. TBC)

Hangover 3

One of the most successful comedy franchises in recent cinema, The Hangover, is back this May for it’s third and final episode. With Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifinakis) all reunited for the last time, the trio do not have a wedding to attend, no bachelor party but the trailer does begin with Alan singing at a funeral. Who’s is unknown, but you can only speculate that the gang are not going to retreat quietly back to their suburban homes. Only one clue is given when on arrival to Las Vegas, Phil states, “someone needs to burn this place to the ground”. Director of all three films, Todd Phillips has created a wonderful set of characters and I hope this last film will prove a fantastic summation of the journey the Wolfpack have taken without over-stretching the boundaries of realism. This film has the ability to be side-splittingly hilarious and could prove a great end to, potentially, one of the funniest trilogy’s in cinema. I certainly won’t be missing it. See this if you liked: The Hangover (2009); Due Date (2010)

The Big Wedding – May 31st. (Cert. 15)

Big Wedding

This romantic comedy presents a huge cast of stars in Justin Zackham’s (The Bucket List, Going Greek) third directorial outing. Don Griffin (Robert De Niro) is divorced from Ellie Griffin (Diane Keaton), and as groom to be Alejandro Griffin (Ben Barnes) realises his biological Catholic mother is going to be attending the wedding, Don and Ellie have to pretend they are still happily married to abide by her religious beliefs. As the family unite over the weekend for this ‘perfect’ wedding all that can go wrong, probably will and it will prove a cocktail of hilarity and romance. The films cast is extremely high profile and experienced with Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon, which could result in a hilarious spectacle. As family issues rise to the surface and confrontations are imminent, the film has the potential to be emotive yet amusing. See this if you liked: Meet The Parents (2000); Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Jack Miller

Film fanatic from Bedfordshire. I'm a big fan of social realism and anything by Shane Meadows! Enjoy dramas, thrillers & comedy and my favourite actor is DiCaprio. Keeps up to date with most sports and I'm an avid Leeds United fan forever being disappointed.