The Independent film writer Paul Whitington and Independent.ie Entertainment Editor Aoife Kelly on this week's big releases - Cinderella, Get Hard, and Seventh Son.
Kenneth Branagh continues his foray into big budget studio flicks following Thor with Disney's live action Cinderella.
It's a faithful adaptation of the story and stars Lily James as Cinderella, Richard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett as the stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother.
Whilst it is visually stunning and boasts phenomenal costumes, Paul feels the leads are too bland and the film lacks humour. Blanchett is fantastic, however, as is Helena Bonham Carter although she appears for just a few minutes.
It's a solid family film and the best this week has to offer.
Get Hard, however, is the only option for adults and although audience members at the SXSW screening alleged it was homophobic and racist, Paul feels that's unfair.
Starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart (a slightly more muted Hart than we're used to, which is no bad thing), at times it's laugh out loud funny.
Seventh Son, unfortunately, is completely humourless. It's a fantasy adventure starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Game of Thrones' Kit Harrington.
Unfortunately, Paul gets the sense it was chopped to bits, given the end appears rapidly out of nowhere. Lord of the Rings it certainly is not so probably best avoided.
I've seen so many of these episodic dystopian sci-fi fantasies at this stage that for the first 10 minutes or so of Insurgent I got mixed up and wondered where Katniss Everdeen was. She's up to her neck in it in a rival franchise, and this one is based on a series of young adult novels by Veronica Ruth and set in a very uncertain totalitarian future.
She’s the star of a Disney fairytale blockbuster that’s coined over €200million and counting at the US box office. But Cinderella beauty Lily James claims she’ll always be left in the shade by her Downton Abbey co-stars.