Apparently, animated fish invade theaters better than aliens from outer space. While there’s no harm to visit (or revisit) Dory’s waters, this weekend sees the arrival of three worlds that promise a thrilling time—if you don’t mind the risks, that is.
After a row of political dramas, Steven Spielberg returns to the fantasy genre that made his name synonymous with Hollywood cinema. The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book will follow Sophie (Ruby Barnhill, in her big-screen debut) and her journey with the titular Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) across the magical-but-dangerous Giant Country. Aside from top-notch motion-capture, the movie reunites Spielberg with “E.T.” screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who sadly passed away before the film’s release.
The Legend of Tarzan
The man with a one-of-a-kind yodel and vine-swinging skills, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) has been happily living his life as John Clayton III, Lord of Greystoke, with Jane Porter (Margot Robbie). But when Jane is caught up in a devious plan conjured by Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz), Tarzan must return to the jungle that has grown wilder over the years. As with John Carter—another adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic—marketing for this $180-million production is questionably weak, which is unfair because moviegoers deserve to see the growing acumen of director David Yates.
The Purge 3: Election Year
As if the current political atmosphere isn’t chaotic enough, here is a re-invitation to an America where, for a day, all crimes are legalized. Two years after the events of “Anarchy,” Sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) is assigned to protect Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), an anti-purge presidential candidate who is on everybody’s hit list. This third installment is expected to be instantly profitable upon release, but it should end the franchise with a bang.
A world beyond England, among the trees in Congo, when America went topsy-turvy—have you packed your bags yet? If yes, where are you going?