5 fresh flicks in local cinemas this weekend

2017-10-27 07:56
 

Cape Town – The day Marvel fans have been waiting for is finally here, Thor: Ragnarak hits cinemas this weekend. 

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. His quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

If you're not that into Thor there's also a biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as civil rights pioneer Thurgood Marshall, a political Irish drama, the seventh instalment of horror franchise Saw and an award-winning local film. 

Here are the 5 new films releasing in SA:

Movie: Thor: Ragnarok

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Both eccentrically off-beat and comfortably familiar, Thor: Ragnarok is another terrifically entertaining addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the best Thor film to date.

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Movie: Marshall

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: In Marshall, Chadwick Boseman brings a swagger to a young Thurgood in Connecticut.

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Movie: Vaya

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Vaya is a thought provoking drama with poignant characters, an intriguing plot and beautiful cinematography.

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Movie: The Journey

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The Journey holds little appeal for non-Irish audiences, though South Africans may find some parables to our country’s own road to reconciliation.

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Movie: Jigsaw

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: What makes Jigsaw work is the cast who really sell the story - other than that it's just run of the mill Saw.

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(Photos: Marvel, AP, Times Media Films, Ster-Kinekor)


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