Coming to a big screen near you …

Coming to a big screen near you …

Summer's here, and that means blockbuster season. YP cadet Marianne Yap counts down the top 10

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Sequel to the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Caesar's nation of apes and a group of human survivors from a decade-old virus are on the verge of a conflict set to morph into full-blown war. Will man or ape prevail?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sHMCRaS3ao

 

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Inspired by traditional Japanese folk tale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, this anime film is directed by Isao Takahata. It's produced by Studio Ghibli, the same studio behind famous Japanese anime films like the adorable, childlike My Neighbour Totoro and the Academy-Award winning Spirited Away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDrkokymLQ

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Our favourite pizza-eating, karate-chopping heroes-in-the-half-shell are back. New York City is under the control of Shredder and the Foot Clan, but not if the TMNT have anything to do with it.

As usual, in addition to saving the city, they'll have to save April O'Neil. Can Leonardo lead the team to victory one more time? Expect all the action of the previous movies, but with much better graphics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCjsWpM9zFU

 

The Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is terminally ill with thyroid cancer, and attends a support group for teenagers like her. There, she meets the ridiculously cute Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), and the two start to date, after bonding over her favourite book. Tragedy strikes. You've heard it's weepy - but to miss it is unthinkable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

The fourth instalment of the Transformers movie franchise sees a new cast of humans, led by Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), join forces with Autobots to save the world. Fan favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are returning for more kick-ass action, plus we meet the Dinobots. Oh, and bonus, some of it was shot in Hong Kong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HPIH5JCak

 

Tarzan

A fresh take on the classic story of Tarzan includes a new back story looking at how he came to live with the apes.

(Me) Tarzan and (you) Jane Porter overcome their differences and band together to defeat an enemy set on destroying everything Tarzan holds dear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzhDgbURwUU

 

Blended

Single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) are on a miserable blind date. They hate each other and hope to never meet again. So when a strange series of events forces the two of them to share a hotel suite while on holiday in Africa, guess what happens?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MuWt2X59fo

 

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Five years after the events of the first How to Train Your Dragon, the Viking residents of Berk now coexist peacefully with dragons.

That is, until Hiccup and Astrid stumble upon Eret, a dragon trapper working for conqueror Drago. Things get even more complicated when the identity of the elusive dragon rider is revealed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9a4PvzlqoQ

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 

Marvel's latest big-screen offering stars a newly buff Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, an average-Joe-turned-outlaw. Together with his band of unusual friends, he's got to keep balance in the universe while steering clear of the evil Ronan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89q_HH-3ghk

 

Hercules

Directed by Brett Ratner, Hercules is based on graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) has just completed his famous 12 labours, and now leads the life of an assassin. However, things change when the King of Thrace and his daughter ask Hercules to bring down an oppressive ruler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwlynHlZEc4

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Coming to a big screen near you …

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