Choices this week are very thin on the ground with only two big mainstream films to choose from. We have a yet another family animation film for a few giggles and a sci-fi action thriller which could prove to be a feast of a visual delight.
Acclaimed Director, Guillermo del Toro teams up with Warner Bros. Pictures for this sci-fi action thriller. War has broken out against humankind in the form of monstrous creatures, known as Askaiju, that have arisen from the sea. In order to try and save the human world from complete extinction and new kind of weapon has been built, giant robots called jaegers which are controlled by two people whose minds are locked by a neural bridge. Unfortunately, even these are proving almost useless in this fight. Things are bad when their only hope is now a washed up former pilot and a rookie and an almost obsolete jaeger from the past. Can these unlikely heroes save what’s left of mankind?
Gracing the cast we have the British actors, Charlie Hunnam (Green Street), the man who should be the next James Bond, Idris Elba (Luther) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). With special effects and fantastical imagery that will certainly blow your mind you may just find yourself being transported and losing yourself in this comic book feel of a film.
See if you liked: Battle Los Angeles, Godzilla
From the makers of Toy Story and Cars comes Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. Sulley and Mike weren’t always best friends. Rewind back to when the pair 1st met at University, Sulley was a privileged student whose father was a Grade A student at the University which makes him one of those arrogant jocks that doesn’t think he has to work hard. Mike on the other hand has a lot to prove at being scary; he works hard and gets the grades. Their rivalry soon sees them in trouble when they are both dropped from the program. However, they both realise they have to work together and with another bunch of misfit monster in order to gain back their places on the program.
Providing their voices on this all round family film are stars such as Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren which means this is on course to be another animation comedy that can’t really go wrong. Who doesn’t enjoy a film where you can just sit back, relax and lose yourself in your childhood memories for an hour or two?
See if you liked: Monsters Inc. Toy Story 2.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: I simply can’t choose this week, so sorry you’re on your own. Happy choosing.