Director: Pierre Morel Cast: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba A dull and generic plot makes this one a luke warm film with the only redeeming factor being the aura of Sean Penn. He plays an ex-soldier who originally carried out a well-planned assassination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. What he doesn’t plan on is his past catching up with him and him having to clear his name, when he’s trying to reconnect with his former lover and live life low-key. Do watch for a few intelligent dialogues and star cast.
Director: Kenneth Branagh | Cast: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter This revival follows the fairytale exactly, as director Branagh saw no need to change it. Ella (Eloise Webb and later James) lives a happy life with her parents, until both of them die. She is stuck with step-mother (Blanchett) and her evil daughters. But in canters Prince Charming (Madden) and things start to look up. While James is a great Cinderella and Helena Bonham Carter excels as the fairy godmother, Madden looks out of place, like he’s missing the sets of Game of Thrones.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
The defiant Divergents, Tris (Woodley) and Four (James), are now on the run, trying to escape the Erudite faction who still believe in their classification of society. Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the Erudites believes that Tris holds the key to a secret that can completely destroy the Divergents. While Woodley does a great job, the poor plot and character development
let the film down.