On February 6th, Cineworld are hosting another Unlimited Secret Screening. The idea is that members of their Unlimited Club go to the movie having no idea what they will be shown. There are very few clues (if any) other than the fact the movie will be one due to be released and that the Secret Screening is your chance to see it before anyone else.
The last time Cineworld did this was right before Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it caused quite the furore, particularly when the move turned out to be (the excellent) In The Heart of the Sea. This time is a lot less controversial but no less exciting as I give you my suggestions for what I believe the movie will be.
It won’t be this! I would love it to be this and it would be incredible if it was the off-the-wall superhero movie but there are a couple of reasons why it won’t be. First of all this movie is too cool to be a Secret Screening. It won’t be something this hyped and popular. Second of all, this film is only being released on the 10th of February anyway. You’d want to know you’d seen the film at least a week in advance rather than a measly four days.
Fingers crossed though…
Gods of Egypt
This is a more feasible contender. It could well be this movie because it isn’t necessarily going to be that popular, it has enough star power to be a draw (Gerard Butler) and is the perfect kind of movie to show people who may not have initially wanted to see it… because it looks quite poor. The reason it may not be this is because the Secret Screening is 2D this time and Gods of Egypt is pushing hard on the 3D. It may be the movies most discernible feature.
Another possible for the same reasons as Gods of Egypt. This film has a lot of big names in it, from Kate Winslet to Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson but isn’t a huge, Hollywood blockbuster. It looks good too, being more of a dramatic thriller than a explosion, testosterone-fuelled trip. It could be a sleeping contender… had it not been for the last, almost definite choice.
This is the one. It is this movie. I should have retitled the post “Why Grimsby is the Cineworld Secret Screening Movie.” This film is British so it is easier to get before general release, it is a r-rated comedy, a 15 in the UK, which was one of the only other clues that Cineworld gave, and it isn’t particularly popular enough to take away from the interest Cineworld would lose elsewhere. It is Grimsby.
Overall, I would love the Secret Screening to be Deadpool, wouldn’t mind if it was Triple 9 and could sit through Gods of Egypt (I doubt my wife could though). Unfortunately, it will be Grimsby and I’m not that interested in the film. At the moment it looks more Ali G than Borat although I could be wrong and that is sort of the magic of the Secret Screening anyway.