The 4 new films in SA cinemas reviewed

2018-11-09 07:02
 
Sylvia Hoeks in a scene from The Girl in the Spide

Cape Town – Espionage, horror, thrill and romance – there’s something for everyone to see at cinemas this weekend. 

Claire Foy trades the crown for a gun in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. In the sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander finds herself caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Also showing: An ensemble cast of A-listers find themselves in run-down hotel in a neo-noir thriller, a multigenerational love story and a war horror in which soldiers have to fight the undead. 

Here are 4 new films releasing in SA cinemas:

Movie: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: By recasting Lisbeth Salander as an almost superheroic action hero in a full-on spy film, the massively misjudged Girl in the Spider’s Web is less a resurrection of the Millennium franchise than the film that may finally bury it.

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Claire Foy in a scene from The Girl in the Spider'

Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Bad Times at the El Royale may be the unusual Hollywood thriller to not live up to the real-life drama of its pseudo setting.

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Jon Hamm in a scene from Bad Times at the El Royal

Movie: Life Itself

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Nothing much in Life Itself feels like life itself. It is too polished, too winking, too big and too much to be all that relatable, even with an appealing cast.

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Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac in the movie Life Its

Movie: Overlord

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Overlord is excellent in that its tempo builds continuously and the action hardly ever dies down enough for viewers to relax or lose focus.

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Jovan Adepo in the movie Overlord.

ALSO SHOWING

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Nobody’s Fool

Juliet, Naked

Escape Plan 2

(Photos: Paramount Pictures, AP, Film Infinity)

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