Most Anticipated May 2021 Releases

Wow It’s been a hot minute since I have had to write one of these. But with the reopening of cinemas this month, and a lot of highly anticipated films starting to finally hit theatres, it felt like the right time to bring back this segment on the blog. Some of the films below are going to be streaming service exclusives still, but for the first time in a long time, some will actually be theatrical releases. So without any further fanfare, lets jump into the films I am most excited to watch this month!

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Poster


This is one that I have been looking forward to since it was supposed to be released last year. The Saw franchise started to get a bit stale for me a while ago, so I was intrigued when I read the synopsis for this one and saw that they are trying to do something a little different with this one. I imagine there is still going to be a lot of blood and violence and ridiculous torture devices, but I am hoping that there will be some kind of plot this time round.

Also I think this will be the first time I have ever seen Chris Rock play a role that isn’t comedic, so I am both glad to see him step outside of that box, and a little apprehensive to see how he stands up as a more dramatic actor.

Either wat I will be checking this out on May 21st

Those Who Wish Me Dead Poster


Thanks to Cineworld’s deal with Warner Brothers, this is one of the films that will be available for us to see in the cinema from opening day. I looks like it is going to be a complete action packed thrill ride the whole time. And that maybe occasionally physics and common sense my not be applicable, but I am not going to hold that against it.

Angelina Jolie is always going to be one of those actresses that will put butts on seats, and while I am not necessarily going to see her, she does look like she is going to be phenomenal in this film.

Mortal Kombat Poster


If my Cineworld app is to be believed, thanks again to their deal with Warner Brothers and HBO Max, Mortal Combat will finally be available in the UK on the day that cinemas reopen. I know it has already released in the US, but I cannot wait to see the craziness that is Mortal Kombat with my own eyes.

Don’t misunderstand, I do not expect this film to be good in the traditional sense of the word. But I do expect it to be really freaking entertaining and something that me and my movie going friends can have a good laugh about while we have a couple drinks. Sometimes we just need films to have that effect, not everything has to be a profound experience right?

Army of the Dead Poster


And speaking of films that look like they are going to be just pure entertainment, Army of the dead look just crazy enough to be fantastic. While zombie movies are a dime a dozen, and they have done just about everything that there is to do with them, every now and then one pops up that makes you think twice.

A smarter and more deadly kind of zombie, which will actually therefore be some kind of threat opposed to the shuffling, groaning archetype we get quite a lot. A really great looking cast and to top it off, it’s a heist movie. One of my favourite genres. Add all this together and I am super excited for this.

Drops on Netflix on May 21st

So these are the four films that I am most excited to see this month. Wil you be heading back to the cinema when they reopen on the 17th? Are the theatres already open in your country? Or will you be understandably still sticking to streaming services for a little while longer? Either way let me know what films you are most excited to see this month.

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