Movie-lovers are in for a serious variety this month, as April brings massive blockbuster action flicks, obscure horror films, intriguing-looking comedies and everything else in between.
The seventh entry in the Fast & Furious franchise also marks the last. Forget logic and gravity and everything else you learned in physics class, and prepare to just enjoy flying cars, massive fight scenes and some classic one-liners.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Easily the biggest movie release of the month (if not the year) is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated sequel throws Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and the rest of the gang together to stop James Spader’s Ultron – a maniacal machine hell-bent on destroying humanity.
An international spy named Martin Terrier (Sean Penn) wants to get out and settle down with his longtime love (Jasmine Trinca). The organization he works for refuses and makes things difficult for him so he’s forced to go on the run across Europe in an effort to clear his name and save himself from the organization.
Robot Overlords – it sounds ridiculous, and we want to see it. In the film, Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.
Run All Night
Once again, Liam Neeson returns in a gritty action-thriller where he’s 100% likely to punch people in the face. Neeson plays a hitman who has to choose between his crime family and his actual family – when he discovers that his estranged son Mike (Joel Kinnaman) might be heading down a dark and twisted path. Jimmy is reunited with old friends, foes and demons as he works to protect his family.
If you’re one for some intrigue and time-travel, Project Almanac should tickle your fancy this month – think The Butterfly Effect for the new generation.
Book of Life
Book of Life has to be the most visually unique movie of the year – taking inspiration from Mexican folklore to create doll-like characters, voiced by Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Christina Applegate, and Ron Pearlman. It looks incredible, and will undoubtedly be a funny and heart-warming film.
Two of the funniest people in comedy join forces, as Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up to help a millionaire (Ferrell) prepare for a life in prison. The only thing is, Darnell Lewis (Hart) knows absolutely nothing about life behind bars.