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Amongst the films opening this week at cinemas in Barcelona are the following movies:
Acero Puro (Real Steel) - Set in the not-too-distant future, the sport of robot boxing has become a worldwide phenomenon. Hugh Jackman, a former boxer, plays the role of a struggling promoter whose fortunes change when he places his hope in a discarded robot. As he aspires to reach the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to get to know his father and together they build a strong relationship and attempt to create the best boxing robot in the world.
Happy Feet 2 - This December welcomes the sequel of one of Disney's favourite family comedies in recent years. Erik, son of Mumble the tap-dancing penguin, cannot find his dancing talent and sets off on a journey to find his special skill. On top of that, all the inhabitants of the Arctic are at threat, and it will take a brave, co-operative effort to save them all. With voiceovers from a range of Hollywood and music stars, this film has exactly what it takes to put all the family in a happy, festive spirit.
In Time - Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star in this futuristic thriller in which people do not age past 25 and time acts as the currency to survive. The rich can live forever whilst the poor must fight for their immortality. Will Salas (Timberlake) is lucky to come across a fortune of time but when he is accused of murder, he takes Sylvia Weis (Seyfried) as a hostage in an unlikely bid to survive and crush the corrupt system. Inventive sci-fi flick. (Showing at Yelmo Cines Icaria in English with Castilian subtitles)
Jane Eyre - Based on the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre tells the story of a young girl with a troubled childhood who escapes to Thornfield Hall, where she is employed and later falls in love with her boss, Mr Rochester. However, he has a dark and mysterious secret that could destroy her love and happiness forever. Romantic drama which effectively captures this cult favourite. (Showing at Yelmo Cines Icaria in English with Castilian subtitles)
La Conspiración (The Conspirator) - In the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, seven men and one woman are detained and held accountable for his murder. Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War Washington DC, Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) is hired as the reticent lawyer who must defend the accused conspirator, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright). As the plot develops, the lawyer becomes increasingly convinced that his client is innocent and sets out on an epic mission to uncover the truth. Political crime thriller.