A rather quiet month, with just the one blockbuster I'm really looking forward to...
Furious 7 (Apr 3-USA, Apr 3-UK, Apr 2-Singapore)
Never any doubt, was there? That this is going to be the one. Putting aside the tragic loss of Paul Walker, I've always liked the franchise, which has grown to become more than what the series started out to be. The story has changed and incorporated more family drama to it. Furious 6 has everything there is to like and everything the franchise is all about. Now, with a change of director, and the loss of one of the main star - my conviction of the quality of this franchise is slightly shaken.
Furthermore, as exciting as the trailers may be, it only appear to show that the film tried to outmatch the previous film, which I fear may be the wrong move. Furious 6 struck hard because of flip cars, tanks, and planes. But going another level higher may be foolish. Besides, how much further can they go? Airdrops & skyscraper jumps may just be a little too much.
It may yet be another exciting flick in the Furious franchise, and I certainly hoped it to be so. I just have that tingling sense that the franchise should have taken a different direction. And yet, the story of this one is built upon what happened in Furious 6, so I have a good feeling about the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yab0sXGEjg (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k94wBXeauao (Trailer #2)
Child 44 (Apr 17-USA, Apr 17-UK)
The film seem to be of the mystery murder genre. And they do have some exciting cast...but apart from curiosity, I don't feel like this film have anything specific to offer.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Apr 17-USA, Apr 17-UK, Apr 16-Singapore)
A sequel to the comercially successful comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
The Age of Adaline (Apr 24-USA, May 8-UK)
A romance fantasy with a very curious plot, about this woman who have never aged after almost eight decades.