6 great films to watch in UAE cinemas this week
Mission Impossible - Fallout has finally arrived. Ant-Man and the Wasp is still showing as is Mamma Mia and Dwyane Johnson's latest flick Skyscraper.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
For the sixth entry in the espionage franchise, Ethan Hunt finds himself having to outwit assassins (including Henry Cavill’s burly, bruising August Walker) after a failed IMF mission leads to the escape of a new bad guy, Solomon Lane (Sean Harris). While the plot is predictable, the set-pieces scintillate once again. And let’s be honest, this is the reason you’re buying a ticket to see it anyway. Whether it’s a blistering rooftop chases across London, a high-octane HALO jump, or that whirlybird chase, director Christopher McQuarrie frames the action with breathless panache. Even at 56, Cruise serves up exhilarating action like no-one else.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Picking up after the events of Civil War, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man sequel sees Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) initially under house arrest and making real headway with his magic tricks. In other words, rotting away under lock and key. In classic cinematic tradition he’s just a couple of days away from serving the full two-year sentence handed to him when former associates Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are back in touch to kickstart – well, if not a high-stakes epic then at least a medium-stakes caper with pitch-perfect blending of Marvel spectacle with Paul Rudd’s everyman comedy. It’s about saving family and vanquishing foes, sure, but it’s also about watching a twenty-foot man ride a flatbed truck like a scooter.
What happens when the world’s tallest, safest building catches fire and Dwayne Johnson’s family are held to ransom? He handles the situation, that’s what.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
It’s back to the Greek Islands for another ABBA singalong and, improbably enough, a touching tale of a motherhood through the generations.
A Prayer Before Dawn
Based on true story of Billy Moore who spent time in one of Thailand’s most infamous jails. He turned to the universal language of fisticuffs to communicate.
The First Purge
An origins story about the night when anything is legal, which includes murder. Turns out that what is dressed as a social experiment is far more sinister.