The Girl on the Train
Release Date: 05/10
Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train looks to cash in on the growing buzz surrounding this twist-heavy story. As one of the few remaining people to have not read this book I’m struggling to fully understand what the story is about, I’ve watched both trailers a number of times to try to gain some level of context, however for some reason, in my efforts to comprehend what I’ve seen my head begins to hurt more than last time.
I think this will definitely draw lovers of the book to the cinema, and with actors such as Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Luke Evans looking longingly down the lens, this has the potential to draw a high level of attendance during its Cinema run, however I’m concerned the story will confuse matters too much leaving little time for enjoyment
PREDICTION: GIRL ON THE TRAIN WINS BY DECISION, SCORING 21/30
Release Date 14/10
In a year where the unnecessary sequel seems to be the recurring theme, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have made the decision to resurrect Robert Langdon from the depths of lost movie characters and adapt Dan Brown’s bestsellers Inferno. If I’m being completely honest, I could not care at all about this movie. As clever as the premise may want to be, it will never live up to the ridiculous story details Dan Brown dictates in this particular outing.
Much like a Greengrass/Damon Bourne movie, a Howard/Hanks Langdon movie looks to follow the same formula that seems to have worked in the previous outings. Expect grand scenery, look shots of famous landmarks, historical figures rethought and crazy fan boys telling you how much fact the story is actually based on, and that this could really happen but they won’t let it…
PREDICTION: INFERNO LOSES BY DECISION, SCORING 12/30
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Release Date: 21/10
As is the case during every Halloween, the shoddy jump scare joke movies make their appearance to cash grab the younger person’s desire to watch something with no story and loud noises that make you jump. Yes it’ll probably make you tense and jump when watched at the cinema, however it’s not going to be horror in its finer detail.
The best comparison I can think of is a low-budget firework display: while you’re watching it you are entertained enough to appreciate the loud noises and bright colours. But after 10 minutes of cooing at the same bang you will inevitable get bored, cold and start to think about things you could have done instead of this.
PREDICTION: OUIJA LOSES BY KO IN THE SECOND ROUND
Release Date: 28/10
Marvel Studio’s newest, and possibility most peculiar Superhero vehicle steps forward to show that not all Heroes are the same. Some may dress in bright colours and punch generic bad guys, but others may have the power to harness potentially World-Bending abilities that can create a brand new realm of storytelling as we know it.
Will Benedict Cumberbatch and Scott Derrickson manage to present a movie as iconic as Captain America: Winter Solider? Or a movie as difficult to follow as Batman v Superman? Obviously following Captain America: Civil War wasn’t ever going to be easy, however I don’t think it will matter. As long as we are not forced into watching an Inception rewrite I think Doctor Strange can act as an interesting portal to the world in which the characters reside.
PREDICTION: DOCTOR STRANGE WINS BY DECISION, SCORING 24/30