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Your weekend movies... One Direction and Vikings

Cinema trip this weekend? Here’s our pick of the latest trailers to help you make up your mind.

WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?

We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.

Hammer of the Gods


For fans of: Vikings, swords, blood

Avoid if: You really don’t want to go into battle

This violent film brings us back to the days of Viking Britain (we’re talking 871AD, fact fans), and introduces us to the warrior Steinar. As all good action movies go, he is sent on a quest, and it’s a bloody one. Vikings would no doubt approve of the level of bloodshed, but they were no film critics…

One Direction – This is Us


For fans of: Boyz not men

Avoid if: The sight of super-tight trousers makes you wince

Ah, the lads. One Direction, five guys who are ‘just like us’, only they were birthed on the X Factor and became famous beyond their wildest dreams. Interestingly, this film is directed by Morgan ‘Supersize Me’ Spurlock, so perhaps we’ll get a more nuanced look at the boyband’s life that we would expect.

  • critics rating: 67  per cent. Audience rating:  66 per cent want to see

Pain & Gain


For fans of: Abs, America, beaches

Avoid if: You’re more into pain than gain

Michael Bay directs this film based on a true story, but given the usual Bay treatment. This centres on three gym bunnies who want more than what they have – so they decide to take down a criminal to get what he has (mainly money and ‘honeys’, hi obectification). Starring Mark Wahlberg and The Rock (or Dwayne Johnson as he prefers to be known these days) this is for you if you like guns of both types.

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