Warmer weather, longer days, and blossoming flowers will soon be here, as spring officially begins this week.Infront of you is a list of potential spring hits. Cinemas, get ready! ! !
1. Divergent, March 21
Based on a novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, this science fiction action film tells the story of a dystopian future society in which people are classified and separated into factions based on their personality types. People who do not fit into any of the established factions are deemed “divergents” and are ostracized or killed. However, even the accepted recruits must battle each other during brutal martial training exercises. This highly anticipated movie has been compared to The Hunger Games series of films due to its similar themes of dystopia and ritualized violence.
2. Muppets Most Wanted, March 21
The resurgent popularity of the Muppets continues with this sequel to 2011’s highly successful and critically acclaimed film The Muppets. Although Jason Segel and Amy Adams won’t reprise their roles in this film, plenty of other notable stars make an appearance, including Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais, Christoph Waltz, and Lady Gaga. The previous movie was widely considered to be the best Muppets film since the death of creator Jim Henson in 1990, and fans of the Muppets are hoping Disney can make lightning strike twice with Muppets Most Wanted.
3. Noah, March 28
Russell Crowe plays the title character in this film based on the biblical story of Noah. Although Hollywood biblical epics inevitably call to mind movies like Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments or Henry King’s David and Bathsheba, Noah is unlikely to have much in common with those films except for sharing the same source material. Noah is directed by Darren Aronofsky, who previously directed dark, introspective films like The Wrestler and Black Swan. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah. Aronofsky isn’t the only American director to attempt a Biblical epic this year. Famed science fiction director Ridley Scott’s version of the Moses story, Exodus, is scheduled for release this December.
4.Cuban Fury 11.april 2014
In 1987 a thirteen-year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path.
Twenty-two-years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved – trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando’s take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she’s untouchable; out of his league. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion. Thus, Bruce is once again brought face-to-face with the darkest and most powerful of his inner demons. Somehow, someway, Bruce must learn how to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life…and he’s going to do it all On The Dance Floor…
5. The Protector 2 (May 2)
Thai martial arts action star Tony Jaa returns in this sequel to 2005’s The Protector. Jaa reprises his role as Kham, the elephant owner who goes to extraordinary lengths to recover his favorite pet. Unfortunately, a group of unwise criminals have once again stolen Kham’s pet pachyderm, and once again Kham must use his formidable martial arts skills to recover it.
However, Kham’s quest becomes more complicated when he is framed for a murder and pursued by the victim’s twin nieces. Meanwhile, an evil crime lord played by RZA tries to force Kham into doing his bidding by using fighters he has recruited into his underground fighting ring. Fans of 2008’s Chocolate will be happy to know that JeeJa Yanin also appears in this movie as one of the nieces seeking vengeance against Kham.
6.The Immigrant 02.may 2014.
In search of the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister, Magda, sail to Ellis Island, only to be separated when Magda falls ill. With nowhere to go, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who forces her to perform in his nightly burlesque show. There she encounters the dazzling magician Orlando, who sweeps her off her feet and becomes her only chance to reunite with her sister and escape the nightmare.
7.Godzilla 16.may 2014
Godzilla hits screens on May 16, and is all over the new issue of Empire, which hits newsagents on Thursday. Check out our subscribers cover here (and hear Godzilla roar) and look out for more from that in the next few days.