The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom
Having reclaimed their homeland from the dragon, Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Smaug rises again and then screens are engulfed in smoke, blood and gore. While Bilbo (Freeman) is seen fighting for his life, only Gandalf (McKellen) sees enemy Sauron rising too. Phenomenal effects, action and a hint of emotion, make this one
the best of the series.
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam
Romance blossoms between small-time crook Vishi (Devgn),
and HR executive Khushi (Sinha). But their relationship takes a complicated turn when the police and an international don are on the lookout for professional assassin AJ, who looks like Vishi. Poor direction and mixed plot makes for a movie that fails to entertain. —TI
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale,
Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley
A retelling of the Biblical story of Moses (Bale) and his adoptive brother Rameses (Edgerton), this one follows Moses as he leads his people to the promised land. Moses, a Hebrew adopted by the pharaoh at birth is brought up as the heir to the throne, but when Rameses finds out about his true lineage, he wants him out of the family. He is exiled but has to come back to free his people, enslaved by the pharaoh. Quite moving and epic, but does not live up to expectations. Worth one watch, however.