The month of April is always one of the most interesting on the Hollywood release calendar. After the early part of the year that tends to be limited to awards-friendly releases, and the generally quiet time of March comes the time of year when the biggest films of the year start to roll out. April sees the summer blockbuster tent poles start to arrive in cinemas, and APril 2018 is one of the best movie-going months for absolutely ages – particularly if you’re a superhero fan. Here, we look at the three biggest movies coming to cinemas this month.
Avengers: Infinity War
Forget this being one of the biggest films of the month – Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest films of the year. Featuring dozens of superheroes, including the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew, Thor and many more, this, the third film in the Avengers series is arguably the most ambitious films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), Infinity War sees our band of heroes face off against the villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin), who is on the hunt for those precious Infinity stones. Expect this one to absolutely own the box-office when it is released in the last week of the month.
This one can actually be seen in UK cinemas now. Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Rampage is based on a 1980s video game of the same name, and sees him face off against three enormous beasts who are about to trample all over Chicago via anything else that gets in their way. The idea of turning games into films is obviously not a new one -maybe some inspiration can be taken from the online gaming community over – like over at this Australian casino – but this is certainly one of the best. The supporting cast of Rampage is also to die for – The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) also along for the ride. Rampage is already the number one movie around the world, and for good reason as it is tons of pure popcorn fun.
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society
It may not have the budgets of the previous two movies, or be based on American games like Rampage – but this cute British drama certainly has the longest title. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society is based upon the novel of the same name, and comes to the screen from legendary British filmmaker Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). The film is set both during and after the events of World War II and revolves around a young author named Juliet (Lily James) who receives a letter from a member of the society of the title. She visits the Channel Island looking for something meaningful to write about, and finds more than she bargained for after forming a unique bond with various members of the society. The film can be seen in UK cinemas from Friday 20th April.