Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Country: USA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows that it’s possible to make a Star Wars film without the Jedi or the Skywalker family drama. Even so, Rogue One can’t get away from the original trilogy. I saw the movie with a friend of mine who deliberately avoided Rogue One spoilers, including its synopsis and trailers. Imagine her surprise when, instead of continuing adventures of Ray, Finn, and Poe, she got yet another Star Wars movie about the Death Star. Although I don’t share her disappointment, I can relate.

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Westworld (2016)

HBO Westworld TV show 2016Country: USA
Created by: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins

Even with all the reboots and remakes nowadays, it’s rare to see one of them actually expand and improve upon the original. Sci-fi western series Westworld is one of those rare exceptions.

Westworld was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan who, together with his brother Christopher, made movies such as Inception and Memento. The cast of the show includes acting heavyweights such as Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins. Audience expectations were high and, for the most part, Westworld delivers.

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Doctor Strange (2016.)

Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch Poster.jpgZemlja: SAD
Trajanje: 115 minuta
Režija: Scott Derrickson
Glume:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton

Kako im to uspijeva? Gotovo deset godina nakon prvog Iron Mana, Marvel i dalje vrlo uspješno štanca zabavne superherojske filmove. Svi oni pile istu priču o junaštvu, moći, odgovornosti i spašavanju svijeta, ali ju pritom taman dovoljno variraju da ne postane dosadna. Svi znamo da to neće moći trajati vječno i da će se publika prije ili kasnije zasititi super junaka. No, bar zasada, Marvelu ide jako jako dobro.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016.)

Star Trek Beyond PosterZemlja: SAD
Trajanje: 122 minute
Režija: Justin Lin
Glume: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, John Cho, Anton Yelchin

Trebaju nam SF film kao što je Star Trek. Dok se svijet gubi u demagogiji bodljikave žice i šovinizma, ohrabrujuće je vidjeti kako u njemu još uvijek ima mjesta za viziju multi-kulti zajedništva koju je Gene Roddenberry donio na male ekrane prije dobrih pola stoljeća. Za to ne morate gledati dalje od prethodnog Star Trek filma. Star Trek Into Darkness je bio paranoidni politički triler slabo zamaskiran u SF. I dok SF serije poput Babylon 5 uz skepsu spram autoriteta nude i nadu, Star Trek Into Darkness pruža samo otrovni strah.
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Kingsman – The Secret Service (2015.)

Kingsman The Secret Service PosterZemlja: SAD
Trajanje: 129 minuta
Režija: Matthew Vaughn
Glume: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Samantha Womack, Sophia Boutella

Ovaj post je sam sebi najveći neprijatelj.

Redovito su mi najzabavniji oni filmovi koje pogledam bez predznanja i očekivanja. No sad kad smo svi ukopčani u grupni um interneta to je jako teško postići. Pišući o filmu poput Kingsman: The Secret Service zapravo umanjujem mogućnost ljudima da se ugodno iznenade poput mene.

E pa sad.

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