Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Harry Potter fans were in for a treat with this spin-off to the original series. We follow Newt Scamander, a rescuer of magical creatures, in 1920s New York. The movie has great special effects and a good mix of comedy and fantasy. Definitely a must-watch!
Rock On 2
Director: Shujaat Saudagar
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor
The film tries to revive the magic of the prequel but doesn’t live up to it. The story this time is about how Adi (Akhtar) brings together his band (Magik) members, Joe (Arjun Rampal) and KD (Purab Kohli) with a new entrant, Jia (Shraddha Kapoor). Jia’s father, a classical musician, is against her contemporary music. The young singer is helped by Magik members to debut on stage and start her music career. Unlike part one, Rock On 2 is nowhere close to being a classic band film.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
This war drama by director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) is the story of Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old Army specialist in Iraq. The movie has strong characteristics and has been praised for its story. But the technical innovations, like its high frame rate, feel like a gimmick and add no value.
— Team Indulge