22 Jump Street
Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Delightfully able to improve on its hilarious predecessor and picking up from where it left off, this one keeps your funny bone tickled all the way. Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Hill) reverse social roles when they head to college this time around, suffering through heart-break and cynicism (for looking too old for college) as they struggle to keep the ‘bromance’ alive.
Director: Bratt Ratner
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane
The movie is about Hercules (Johnson) who has to protect the Kingdom of Thrace. From average filmmaker Ratner, Hercules has fantastic action sequences and a superhero feel. However, to watch Rock uprooting statues and fighting wolves single handedly is close to believable. Strictly for those who like bloodshed and leave your brain at home.
Director: Karthik Subburaj
Cast: Sidharth, Lakshmi Menon
About a debutant director’s experiences when he tracks the activities of a real life gangster to make a film on him. T he first half is engaging and racy. The second part takes an unpredictable track, slackens and diverts (a Bowfinger touch here), but compensates by its high humour quotient. It could have been trimmed to a crisper length. Simha is exciting to watch as Sethu. Sidharth plays the director with cool efficiency. It’s a refreshing gangster saga.