There may be a lack of originality in the best of May’s releases as franchises are revisited and stories are retold, but these picks should provide popcorn entertainment as we head into the summer months…
Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi franchise returns with Alien: Covenant, the sequel to 2012’s Prometheus prequel. The events unfold ten years later and Michael Fassbender reprises his role as David the android.
David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson made Baywatch famous on television in the nineties, and now it has its time to shine on the big screen. Seth Gordon directs with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson filling up the lead roles. Beaches ain’t ready for this adaptation.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The fantasy medieval fable of King Arthur has been told across many mediums over the years, and now Guy Ritchie is having a go. His cinema interpretation is loosely based on the legend, and stars Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in the titular role.
Woody Allen’s iconic 1979 picture has been digitally restored to screen in selected cinemas this month. As well as writing and directing the piece, Allen stars alongside Diane Keaton and Meryl Steep in this classic romantic comedy.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge
It’s been six years since we saw Johnny Depp’s rum-drinking swashbuckling anti-hero but the series is back for its fifth instalment. Known as Dead Men Tell No Tales in the US and Japan, this chapter is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and sees Javier Bardem join the all-star cast as the villainous Salazar.