August 2016 Cinema Adaptations

August 2016 Cinema Adaptations


Suicide Squad

Based on the characters of the same name by DC Comics

Suicide Squad movie poster

To counter threats too dangerous to risk a hero’s life, the US government creates the ‘Suicide Squad’: a black ops team of supervillains whose lives are completely expendable.

They’re the worst of the worst: master assassin Deadshot. The Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn. Human crocodile Killer Croc. In exchange for a better prison deal, they’re sent on an insanely risky mission that will probably get them killed. And if there’s collateral damage, it doesn’t matter: they’re bad guys. It’s what they do.

You’ve met Batman and Superman, but now it’s time for DC Comics’ villains to steal the spotlight in ‘Suicide Squad’.

Director – David Ayer
Stars – Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith
Release Date – 5th August 2016
Rated – 15



War Dogs

Based on the book ‘Arms and the Dudes’ by Guy Lawson

War Dogs Movie Poster

David and Efraim have been friends since school, but now they’re stuck in a rut. Bored and frustrated, they decide to exploit a government initiative and become ‘War Dogs’.

Through sheer dumb luck, they somehow land a $300 million contract with the Pentagon. Despite knowing nothing about arms dealing, they really want the money, and find themselves selling guns to some very questionable people. Naturally, it’s not long before they’re in Iraq, way over their heads, and fleeing for their lives.

Director – Todd Phillips
Stars – Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper
Release Date – 26th August 2016
Rated – 15



Swallows and Amazons

Based on the book of the same name by Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons movie poster

The classic novel ‘Swallows And Amazons’ comes to life in this new adaptation, following the Walker children on their adventure to claim an island in the Lake District.

Heading over there on the boat Swallow, they soon discover they’re not alone. Another gang of children, the Amazons, have already set up camp there, and a battle for the island begins. But with Britain on the brink of war, real battles aren’t far away, and their childhood paradise is turned upside-down.

Director – Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars – Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott
Release Date – 19th August 2016
Rated – PG


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