This week’s movie releases have a little bit of everything – superhero showdowns, animated mayhem, and western gunfights. We take a closer-look at the movies you can watch this weekend:
Captain America: Civil War
Civil War is slated as one of the most pivotal films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will kick off Phase 3 of Marvel’s big-screen master-plan. Essentially an “Avengers 2.5”, Civil War is a sprawling crossover arc from the 2006 comic-book of the same name, which saw Tony Stark go toe-to-toe with Cap over a government bill aimed at forcing superheroes to register with the powers that be, reveal their identities and being controlled by a body. Spider-man is also confirmed to make his first appearance in the MCU during the film. Let’s just say, the hype-train is full speed ahead for this one. We got the chance to watch and the film early, and you can read our Civil War review here.
Ratchet & Clank
Video game to movie adaptations don’t have the best track-record, but if there was any game that would translate excellently to a big-screen adventure, Ratchet & Clank would be it. The film follows Ratchet (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) and Clank (David Kaye), who discover a deadly weapon that would help the evil alien Chairmen Drek (Paul Giamatti) destroy every planet in the Solana Galaxy. They join forces with the Galactic Rangers to stop Drek and try to save the galaxy before it’s too late. Read our Ratchet & Clank review here.
Jane Got a Gun
Natalie Portman stars in this intense western which revolves around Jane Hammond (Portman), who, after being tormented by a gang of outlaws called the Bishop Boys, has built a new life with her husband Bill Hammond (Emmerich). Unfortunately for her, she once again finds herself at odds with the Bishop’s and their leader, Colin (McGregor), after Bill gets in a duel with them. He’s in a bad way, shot to hell, and with the gang descending on them, Jane must turn to the last person she wants to see, her ex-fiancé Dan Frost (Edgerton), for help. This, of course, stirs up all sorts of memories and feelings as they battle just to survive.