I Hate Luv Storys
Karan Johar is back and despite what you may be thinking, he does know to spell. This deliberately misspelled title is the face of a typical Bollywood formula; a love story with a twist. This summer release is directed by Punit Maljhotra and stars young actors Imran Khan, who made his debut with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, and Sonam Kapoor, who is the daughter of Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor.
Prince of Persia
From the presenters of the hit trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean comes Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton this epic action-adventure movie is based on the famous video game and follows an adventurous prince (Gyllenhaal) and a rival princess (Arterton), who join hands to try to save the world. This thrilling film was directed by Mike Newell, who made Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and will keep viewers on the edge of their seats as Gyllenhaal and Arterton battle the dark forces capable of releasing the ‘sands of time’ - a curse that can allow its possessor to control time and rule the whole world.
Oscar-winner Russell Crowe is back as the legendary Robin Hood. Hood is a famous figure who is known to ‘rob the rich to feed the poor’ and has entertained generations in popular mythology and adventure based stories. The film is set in 13th century England, where Robin Hood and his crew of merry men fight to help the villagers and eliminate corruption. Previous films based on the legendary figure include Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the comedic version Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
One of the biggest releases of the summer is Eclipse, part three in The Twilight Saga. Directed by David Slade, the film is based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-seller and stars Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black). The film shows red-headed Victoria coming back to take her revenge on Bella and Edward who caused the death of her mate, James. She tries to gather an army and Seattle is shown to be ravaged by a series of mysterious killings.
The love triangle between Bella, Edward and Jacob becomes more complicated as Bella has to choose between her friendship with werewolf Jacob and her love for the vampire Edward.
Iron Man 2
Robert Downey Jr is back as the brilliant millionaire Tony Stark who doubles as Iron Man. At the end of the first film Stark was shown to go public and reveal his secret identity to the world and now he faces pressure from the government to share his discoveries and help the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark along with James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) must now make new alliances and battle dominant enemies. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film’s release in Pakistan has been delayed.
Published in the Express Tribune, June 9th, 2010.
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