Read on to see what current films our Scape Blogger Sandip recommends
With the start of August the summer break is nearing its end. Though considering the turbulent and overcast weather we’ve been experiencing recently it might feel like summer was over a while ago. If you’re struggling for things to do, part two of our summer blog series might offer some inspiration. Or you might want to get active, if so check out our top five sports to do this summer. However if neither are to your taste there are many tantalising new films being shown on your doorstop – at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel for Scape East students, and the Greenwich Odeon for Scape Greenwich students. Here’s a rundown of our favourites…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
It’s commonly considered that sequels never match the original, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an exception. Set ten winters after the original, Caesar and his ape community are now living peacefully in the forest. However the human population, or what remains after the outbreak of a deadly virus, live in constant fear of the apes and see them as the cause of their problems. This is an epic film, using evolutionary film methods culminating in a must-see summer movie.
How to Train Your Dragon Two
For those who have a soft spot for a little animation, the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon is a great choice. Hiccup, Toothless and all our favourite Vikings and dragons from the first instalment are back. This film is set five years after the original, and sees the Vikings and dragons living as one community in peace. That is until Drago Bludvist begins capturing dragons to build his army. Cue an adventure filled with all the warmth, laughter, and emotion of the original.
Guardians of the Galaxy
This one should be top of the list for Marvel movie fans. Guardians of the Galaxy sees the universes most unlikely heroes, including a half-human, a tree and a talking racoon, set the unenvious task of saving the galaxy. This is similar to the Avengers, only it’s set in outer space, innovative, funny and visually brilliant.
Scape Greenwich students will have to venture to the Picturehouse to watch this one, but it’s worth it. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a ground-breaking film that will leave you in awe of what is possible with a camera. Director Richard Linklater breaks all the rules of Hollywood in a film that is beautifully directed, emotionally charged, and will leave you full of warmth. The story follows the life of Mason as he navigates through his school years all the way to college. A tender and touching story, it doesn’t have the feeling of a documentary; it’s just an extraordinary film.