Get set for all-out action this January with these movie bargains on the Virgin Media Store
Christopher Nolan’s D-Day epic is a unique take on one of the most infamous days in modern history. Telling the story of the Normandy landings during WWII from different perspectives, it is visceral, violent and even beautiful. Delivered from the perspective of those on the beach, in the air and drafted into the rescue mission, Dunkirk is ambitious and extremely atmospheric. With a star-studded cast and an incredible Hans Zimmer score, this is a war film like no other.
The continuation of the Jurassic Park story, 2015’s Jurassic World returns to the Isla Nublar of the original movie. Set 22 years after the first film, the new Jurassic World has been operating for ten years without any problems. But that all changes when the owners try to play God, introducing a genetically modified species of dinosaur to the park. It’s up to Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to save the day amid some seriously impressive CGI carnage!
Movies based on video games have a mixed pedigree. Fortunately, the clever minds behind Rampage (inspired by the 1986 game of the same name) signed up the biggest action star going in Dwayne Johnson. With his trademark charm and conviction, The Rock leads this entertaining action epic in which mutated creatures made massive and mad by a deadly pathogen wreak havoc across the US. The staggering CGI set pieces alone are worth your time, as is Johnson’s touching friendship with albino gorilla George.
Ready Player One
In many ways, Ready Player One is the ultimate Steven Spielberg movie. It’s set in a future virtual reality created by a man obsessed with the very 1980s pop culture that Spielberg was instrumental in forging. Based on Ernest Cline’s book, this is one rip-roaring, action-packed blockbuster. It’s also a cutting-edge visual effect-laden spectacle. Previously thought to be unfilmable, Ready Player One is filled with the sense of awe, wonder and fun that features in all of Spielberg’s movies that aren’t the serious, grown-up kind.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Not content with being the face of one action movie franchise, Hollywood’s hardest-working man, Tom Cruise, is both Mission: Impossible’s Ethan Hunt and Jack Reacher. In his second outing as the secret agent, Cruise is up against a conspiracy to frame his friend. Frantically paced, packed with twists and full of realistic fight scenes, this is Tom Cruise doing what he does best: stunts, stunts and more stunts.
Michael Keaton continues his current career resurgence playing the head of a CIA black ops team. His star pupil in this action thriller is a young man named Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) who is driven to join the programme by his desire for revenge. Channelling this fury from losing his fianceé to terrorists, American Assassin follows Rapp through training and in the field. Tense, gory and full of arms-based action, this is an onslaught of an experience!
London Has Fallen
Taking Gerard Butler’s secret service agent Mike Banning from one crisis to another, London Has Fallen is the sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen. Set in Britain instead of America, this film retains the throwback action elements of the first that made it so enjoyable. But with multiple high-profile politicians targeted by terrorists, London Has Fallen ups the ante, turning the action all the way up to 11!
Ghost In The Shell
Set in a near future in which humans and technology are slowly merging, this adaptation of the famous manga comic stars Scarlett Johansson as Mira Killian – the sole survivor of a cyberterrorist attack that left her irreparably damaged. As a result, she’s chosen to be the guinea pig for a secret project in which an artificial body – known as a “shell” – is integrated with her brain. When she begins to work as a counterterrorism operative, things get even more complicated.
Charlize Theron gives a knockout performance as top MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton in this 2017 action thriller. With a bald James McAvoy as her sidekick, Broughton – in the running for the ultimate female action hero archetype – is on a mission to round up a bunch of double agents ahead of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Stylishly shot and lit by neon, this butt-kicking blockbuster is incredible to look at. It also sounds great, with an authentic 80s soundtrack accompanying the action.
An unflinching portrayal of the war on drugs near the border of Mexico, the Oscar-nominated Sicario stars big names Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro as members of a task force on a mission to bring down one of the area’s most ruthlessly violent cartels. Tense and with a highly intricate plot, this is easily one of the best films of 2015.
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January sale: Offers end 31 January 2019. Normal price of Dunkirk £13.99. Normal price of Jurassic World: £7.99. Normal price of Rampage: £13.99. Normal price of Ready Player One: £13.99. Normal price of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: £7.99. Normal price of American Assassin: £13.99. Normal price of London Has Fallen: £10.99. Normal price of Ghost In The Shell: £7.99. Normal price of Atomic Blonde: £10.99. Normal price of Sicario: £7.99.
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