With 2021, the industry has the possibility of recovering part of the lost ground: the premieres that were suspended, new ways of planning exhibition sales … To take the pulse of the films of 2021 and see if they have achieved it, we selected what best of the premieres of the year so far, and the most attractive of all that is yet to come.
With his usual elegance, Peter Strickland (director of the incredibly sophisticated ‘The Duke of Burgundy’ and ‘Berberian Sound Studio’) poses, from a material that is pure thematic demolition (the story of a cursed dress that passes from owner in owner, with lethal results) a film that draws on Asian genre cinema, giallo and the euro-horror of the seventies, without ceasing to be completely contemporary. A small wonder that many will dismiss as “high terror”, but ultimately is good horror.
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The definitive version of ‘Justice League’ promises to be more than just a darker tone remake and some deleted scene. There are four hours that HBO will broadcast as a single film and that will connect with Zack Snyder’s vision of DC characters. If luminous, festive Marvel-style heroes are your thing, you might not be interested, but if you are captivated by the idea of super-angry and tormented Superman and Batman, this movie is like Christmas coming forward.
One of the first key films in Warner’s plan for 2021 to release all of its major premieres simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, and one that has already caused him some displeasure. In this case, the clash between the two colossi of monster cinema appears more violent and brutal than ever, and there is already talk of twenty-minute fights of unbridled destruction. Directed by the almost always reliable Adam Wingard and starring Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown.
The adaptation of the popular and bloody fighting video game seems to be pointing in the right direction: necromancers and cyberninjas, fatalities, gore, orientalism of all to a hundred and constant fights. The formula is simple, adjusting to it by transmitting the intensity and brutality of the original is no longer so.
This film has gone through so many problems in its development that it is difficult to believe that the result will be round enough, but the wickers are interesting: Daisy Ridley is an enigmatic young woman who crashes her ship on Tom Holland’s planet, where everyone women have disappeared and where men’s thoughts are heard. Based on a young adult best-seller.
Zack Snyder, who this year can see his ego more than satisfied thanks to his Director’s Cut of ‘Justice League’, returns to his origins by revisiting the post-apocalyptic world of his debut, ‘Dawn of the Dead’. This time he sends the survivors of the end of the world to Las Vegas, where in the middle of a veritable ocean of dead a group of mercenaries try to rob a casino.