Tom Cruise (“Jack Reacher,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”) continues his sci-fi streak with “Edge of Tomorrow,” after last year’s “Oblivion.” Adapted from a Japanese graphics novel “All You Need is Kill,” the movie is directed by the “Bourne” trilogy’s director, Doug Liman.
Joy for Jolie. With majestic wings, pointy horns, glowing eyes and enhanced cheekbones, Angelina Jolie (“Wanted”) is a magnetic and menacing presence. With all the elements of the beloved story there – Maleficent, a fire-breathing dragon, three fairy godmothers, Princess Aurora and Prince Philip – a twist on the cliché “true love’s kiss” is a welcomed one.
The franchise that started the golden era of superhero movies is back with “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” with Bryan Singer (“Superman Returns”) returning to the director’s chair. More a sequel to the phenomenal “X-Men: First Class” than to the original X-Men trilogy, expectations towards the ambitious picture are at a premium.
What if you could preserve your consciousness and live on even after you pass? What if it’s possible to transfer your memories, thoughts and feelings into a computer and continue to grow? Would it still be you? How far would you take it? Would you make the world a better place given the chance? But at what cost and consequence? Is there such thing as a perfect world?
It’s been a couple of years since Steve has been defrosted, picked up by S.H.I.E.L.D., and brought in to fight aliens alongside other superheroes. Physically, the 95-year old has started to adjust to 21st century living, but psychologically, he’s still unsure what he’s fighting for. Modern society is morally gray and doesn’t fit with his black-and-white view of the world. The world as he knew it has changed.
“The future belongs to those who know where to belong.” Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel, the story is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. The rest of the world has been destroyed by wars and the remaining society lives in factions inside a protective fence. More than a diversion, “Divergent” is sufficient to carry another surefire franchise.