The festivities of Eid is finally starting to gain momentum and with offices and educational institutions being closed, everyone seems to have planned their Eid vacation to the fullest. If you haven’t planned yours yet, you are more than welcome to spend some quality time with family watching movies on your couch while munching on some of that delicious biryani that your mom will cook over the holidays. Or, you can plan movie dates with your friends to catch up on these blockbusters from 2017 during Eid.
Released almost a month ago with a world premiere held in Shanghai on May 15, Wonder Woman has received positive reviews for its action packed theatrics and amazing plot. Directed by Patty Jenkins, and starring the likes of Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis - Wonder Woman is a must watch.
Based on Zack Snyder’s story, the story is set in a time before Diana, the princess of the Amazons became Wonder Woman. After she meets an American pilot who tells her about conflicts, Diana sets out to end all wars and discovers her powers and true identity.
Directed by Ridley Scott Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir. The film fuses science fiction and horror with a thrilling plot that revolves around the crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Kong: Skull Island
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island chronicles around a team of scientists who set out to explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson among others.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is undoubtedly a bigger and better sequel to the franchise of Guardians of the Galaxy. The Sovereign, a powerful alien force, hires Peter Quill and his entourage of Guardians to safeguard valuable batteries away from hostile collectors or invaders. Interesting revelations make the plot fascination as they guardians are also seen unraveling Peter’s true parentage. The second edition stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell and voices from Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
“The best Wolverine movie yet: grown-up, ballsy, character-driven and grounded. It feels right that it should be the last one, but it also feels a bit of a shame” said Dan Jolin from Empire. In the future where almost all the mutants are eliminated, Logan is shown rather old and worn down taking care of Professor X , hidden from the outside world. His plan soon flunks when he meets a young mutant and discovers how alike they are. Logan must now defend her from multiple threats and captivity. Directed by James Mangold, the last edition stars the likes of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen, among others.
John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick: Chapter 2 seems like an apt sequel to the first movie which was released almost three years ago. Super dark assassin John Wick steps out of his normal peaceful life when Italian mafia Santino D’Antonio approaches John, forcing him to recompense for past favors. Recalling the secret assassin society and their traditional code, Wick accepts his mission to travel Rome and take down Antonio’s sister. Unlike other CGI-based blockbuster films, Jon Wick: Chapter 2 has more cohesive doses of ferocious thrills to offer. With traumatic violence and elaborately sampled stunt work, Keanu Reeves continues portraying John Wick as the dark assassin he is and will be. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and features Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Common, and Ruby Rose in supporting roles.
After six long years, the wait for the third installment to the Cars franchise is finally over. With a new generation of speed cruising automobiles, the legend Lightning McQueen surprisingly finds himself falling behind and left out. It’s time that he sets out and with a little help from an aspiring technician, Lightning McQueen works hard to get to the top of the racing chain, proving to all the racers that he’s still the best race car out there. Prolific director and producer John Lasseter has teased the film to have an emotional plot and more familiar to the first Cars film. With some great animations from Disney and adrenaline rushing speed thrills, Cars 3 is set to be a treat for all anticipating fans.
Released on February 24 in the USA, Get Out has made an astounding 250 million USD at the box office. The plot revolves around Chris, a young African American man who is in love with his white girlfriend, Rose. When Chris heads over to Rose’s remote state in the woods to meet her parents, their stay soon turns into a strange nightmare with Chris making gruesome discoveries about Rose’s parents and their behaviour. Get Out has received over 99% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Director Jordan Peele does a great job mixing comedy, thriller and horror into one single piece while actors Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams’ on-screen chemistry makes their interracial love seem concrete and unified.