At The Movies for Wednesday 10 April 2019
AT THE MOVIES #761 HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?
Simon Morris wonders how much background research you need to do on some of today’s movies. Do you need to know all about a forgotten comic-book, the link between the eight mini-stories in a New Zealand film, or the original of a horror film remake?
Vai – from the producers of Waru – offers another eight short stories directed by women, this time set on eight Pacific Islands.
Shazam is a revival of an old comic-book originally, confusingly, entitled Captain Marvel. Young Billy Batson turns into a superhero by simply uttering the magic word “Shazam!”
And a revival of the popular horror film, based on a Stephen King novel – Pet Sematary. An abandoned tribal burial ground offers a way out for a grieving family. But sometimes, dead is better. Starring John Lithgow.