300 the movie was first released almost 10 years ago. The extent of the time that has lapsed until now can be measured by the fact that iPhone was not launched yet when 300 hit the theatrical cinemas. Even at that time 300 was a massive success as viewers from all over the world not only did enjoy it but also gave a very welcoming feedback to the team behind its making. Since then work has been done on the sequel which is primarily based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller. Frank started this new chapter in his graphic novel and very attention was given to the details. Graphic novel was well appreciated by the people who follow comics and hence it was decided that the sequel will be based on this story line.
The story starts from where the last 300 left. The battle ground has now become the slaughter field for the 300 who set out to defeat the immortal Xerxes all by themselves. They fought well and were a big pain for Xerxes as they were the only one to stop Xerxes from entering Greece and taking it over. But they were not well resourced and backed up by fresh army and at the end of the day they lost their lives to the brutal immortal and his huge army. When the news of death of 300 hit the rest of the Greece a wave of unrest and unease is spread throughout the people and different tribes start to question their own integrity if Xerxes does the same with them. Having a common threat facing towards them, the leaders of all Tribes of Greece gather together and they brain storm about possible options for their survival.
As a result an army is assembled from all over the vast Greece and it included willful people from everywhere. This army is led by Themistocles who belongs from the same tribe which was home for original 300. Themistocles filled with anger and determined to save his mother land Greece from the tyrant immortal Xerxes now sets his direction against the oncoming army. One of the new threats to this army is the Persian Navy which is now here and it would not back down at any cost. Navy is led by the beautiful yet cruel Artemisia. Artemisia is the leader of Persian Navy and she is here to kill or to get killed herself. She hasn’t backed down and will not. Who will succeed, time can solve this tale maybe.
Director: Noam Murro
Stars: Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Date of Release: March 5, 2014( Movies in Theaters Now)
“The Monuments men” is plotted in the 1943. The year of World War 2 and the year that saw most of the deaths of this globe. This was the time when allies were pushing back German troops from the areas that they had captured after invading. Meanwhile Frank Stokes arranged a highly important meeting with the President of U.S and he convinced him that although the war may be won but it would be of no use if important western cultural artifacts will be lost in the process. He stressed that it will be like losing history of those important pieces were not saved. So in the command of Stokes, US army builds up a new squad comprising of seven historians, museum directors and curators. They call this team as monuments men. They were sent to the front lines in order to protect the artifacts. Their duty partially included recovering the artifacts in order to return them to their original owners. But when they come into the war stricken Europe they get very much frustrated by the fact that Nazi officers had made the museum curators ignore the fact if any theft was made and they never allowed them to charge anybody of theft. As most of these artifacts were for Hitler’s own collection and in some cases they were bestowed to his best officers. The monuments men had to face a lot of difficulties from their forces as well. Whenever they tried to convince the raiding regiment to change their course of attack and hence avoid the unnecessary damage to the artifacts that might come in way they almost always refused to do so.
Germans are planning to destroy these relics from history as much as 1000 years old meanwhile the monuments men do not agree with them and they must save the artifacts at all costs. The clock is ticking and the situation is getting worse. Will the monuments men be able to stand their ground?
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Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Writer: Dan Hageman (story), Kevin Hageman (story)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Genre: Animation, action, comedy
Date of Release: 14 february, 2014
LEGO is a word that most of the children around the world get familiar to. It can be mainly because of the LEGO building blocks that basically started off LEGO.
Since its beginning LEGO has become a diverse franchise and LEGO is one of the largest toy manufacturing companies of the world. Their recent boom in the market encouraged them to make a movie based on their LEGO building blocks. So the story of LEGO the movie is set in the peaceful LEGO town where daily routine includes a lot of building and dismantling.
As a part of LEGO world this is quite common because creation and innovation is the key motivation of LEGO city. Emmet is the main character who is a ordinary LEGO man. He has his ordinary job accompanied by a very ordinary routine. He is good at what a LEGO figure should be doing in his place. But due to some accident people around the LEGO city start to think that he is the master creator and he knows all the manuals by heart so it would not be a problem for him to save the city they assume. Now the question is from whom he is supposed to save the city.
An evil lord has discovered the LEGO city and he is more than willing to glue together all the LEGO blocks. Emmet has to gather the perfect team and has to master enough powers before he can face the evil lord before the black Thursday.
The LEGO movie is right now the most anticipated animated feature film of this year so far. Critics although are questioning its viewership to be not broad enough but the LEGO short series on YouTube were a massive hit which can be an indication that LEGO feature film will be a huge success among the new release movies.
Saving Mr Banks is a feature film about a fictional character in a narrative novel by P.L Travers. Walt Disney made a promise with his daughters that he will make a film on their favorite book which was Mary Poppins; but he didn’t know that he will have to keep this promise for a very long time.
This was all because of the rigid and adamant writer P.L Travers who was not ready to give the rights of book to Walt Disney so that he may make a film on it. Walt did everything he could to convince her but all in vain meanwhile the book sales dropped and so did the savings of P.L Travers who was then forced to contact Walt Disney.
She had to travel to Los Angeles in order to start working with Walt and his creative team. Despite of both Walt and his team being competitive, Travers was not happy with the decision so far and she seemed reluctant to give away the rights as the book was very dear to her.
This is when Walt decided to reveal the story of his childhood to Travers which helped a lot in convincing her and they finally made Mary Poppins a successful movie.
Rating of Movie Releases: 6.5/10
Genre : Drama
There is a whole lot of movies that are due to be released in summer 2014 or even in the end of summer 2014 i.e. late 2014. This huge list includes many sequels as well in which fast 7 and transformers 4 are at the top of the list for being most anticipated. Transformers 4 has been finalized to have the title “age of extinction” which might point to the fact that it may be a plot from the age of extinction of dinosaurs or it may be set in the later time when the mankind will be at the verge of extinction itself.
Nobody knows much about the 4th franchise yet as the details are not disclosed as such. Even the fans know a little about it given the nature of directors who directed the last three as they keep on surprising the fans. Second film worth mentioning in the coming soon movies list is the teenage mutant ninja turtles. The director of the feature as well as the artist who drew TMNT say that the movie will stick to the true spirit of TMNT and will use advanced face recognition software to make the characters more reality like. This film is going to be based on the life of sewerage dwelling turtles that devoted their lives to fight crime for a small yet significant portion of them being on air in late 90’s.
Next movie is clown. This feature film is from the horror thriller genre and has been getting a lot of attention since the release of its chilly trailer. The storyline basically revolves around a hideous outfit of a clown. A father of a child wears the mask on his son’s birthday to make his day memorable but it turns out that the outfit has a sinister mind of its own and becomes a permanent part of that man’s personality. It doesn’t come off and makes the man make evil decisions for himself as well as his family.
From the variety of plots that these new movies offer, it is quite evident that these new movies coming soon will provide more than just entertainment.