This month’s “In Theatres” segment features three blockbusters that I am interested in going to see this February. The following films’ genres range between fantasy, action, espionage, romance, comedy, and a good old-fashioned con movie. Check out the trailers and summaries below to see which one fits your film personality.
Jupiter Ascending – In Theatres Friday February 6th:
Jupiter Ascending follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) a young caretaker and Caine Wise (Channing Tatum) a genetically engineered warrior as they try to save Earth from the evil wrath of tyrant Balem (Eddie Redmayne). Veteran action star Sean Bean rounds out the cast as Stinger Apini, the watchful protector who aids Jupiter and Caine in their quest. This is a film that I would like to see but at the same time have no idea if it will be a masterpiece or a flop, I’m interested to see how it plays out on screen.
Kingsman: The Secret Service – In Theatres Friday February 13th:
Kingsman: The Secret Service follows Harry Hart (Colin Firth), a veteran secret agent, as he attempts to recruit Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton), a promising street kid, into his spy agency’s competitive training program. Samuel L. Jackson is the villain of the film as he plays Mr. Valentine, a tech-billionaire that is trying to create a worldwide genocide.
I have basically been waiting to see Kingsman since I first saw the “Don’t be ridiculous, it’s a hand grenade” “Shut up”, section of the first trailer a few months back. I truly hope this film lives up to the hype because I love films about espionage.
Focus – In Theatres – Friday February 27th:
Focus follows Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a seasoned con-man, as he takes Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), a gorgeous young woman, under his wing to teach her the tricks of his trade. Their romantic connection becomes a major complication for Nicky as he takes on his most dangerous scheme yet against billionaire Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro) in the beautiful Buenos Aires.
Focus is another film I have been looking forward to since I saw the trailer, as I have always loved films featuring Will Smith. However, I’m equally as interested in seeing Margot Robbie slay another femme fatale role, as she was highly impressive as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street.