From foul-mouthed comedy sausages to battles for love, space and the future of mankind, here’s the lowdown on the films to watch at home this May bank holiday weekend…
Maypole dancing isn’t for everyone, so kick back and put your feet up from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017. You’re certainly not short on options when it comes to having a cinema experience from the comfort of your own home. The question is, which of these unmissable Sky movies will you watch first?
1. X-Men: Apocalypse
The odds couldn’t be more severely stacked against humanity. Earth’s first and most god-like mutant has woken after thousands of years. And Apocalypse won’t rest again until he’s obliterated mankind and created a new world order – helped by three of the planet’s most powerful beings. Magneto among them. Only a crack team of Professor X’s students, trained by Raven, stand in their way. And frankly, you’re no X-Men fan until you’ve seen the youngsters give the fight of their lives.
Watch X-Men: Apocalypse on Sky from Friday 28th April 2017.
2. Sausage Party
Frank the sausage and his hot dog bun girlfriend Brenda can’t believe their luck when a customer buys them from the supermarket. Thinking they’re on their way to the magical ‘Great Beyond’, they soon learn the horrific truth. They are dinner. And their crude friends are being massacred. So Frank does what any sausage would do, he hatches a daring escape in a bid to get back to the supermarket and warn everyone.
Grown-ups, you can feast your eyes on Sausage Party on Sky from Saturday 29th April 2017.
3. Trolls Bonus Edition
Got kids bouncing off the walls? Trolls will keep them thoroughly entertained this May bank holiday, taking them on an animated adventure about true friendship. See, all but two trolls are kidnapped when the hungry Bergens invade Troll Village. The eternally happy Princess Poppy and the ever-cautious Branch, who calls a heavily fortified survival bunker home survive. But they couldn’t be more different. Can they really work together to rescue their friends?
Catch the Trolls Bonus Edition action on Sky buy and rent today.
4. Bleed For This
Want to be inspired this May Day? Give this film a fighting chance – you don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy boxing’s greatest comeback story. Double World Champion Vinny ‘The Pazmanian Devil’ Pazienza snapped his neck in a car crash that should have paralysed, if not killed him. He’s down, but not out. Vinny refuses to throw in the towel, and with his trainer Kevin Rooney, he battles to get back in the ring and come back swinging.
Get your head in the game this May bank holiday, watch Bleed For This on Sky today.
Earth’s luxury Avalon spacecraft is on a 120 year journey to a distant colony planet, carrying 5,000 people in suspended animation. Just 30 years in, mechanical engineer Jim Preston wakes up. And with only Arthur the android bartender for company, he considers suicide – until he spots Aurora Lane awake in her pod. The doomed pair fall in love, faced with spending the rest of their lives alone together. And it could be over before they know it, because the ship is in grave danger.
Can they save everyone on board? Buy and keep Passengers on Sky today to find out.
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
How did Princess Leia get the Death Star plans she hid in R2-D2? This prequel to 1977’s A New Hope is your highly anticipated answer. With the Galactic Empire established and the Jedi all but extinct, the Empire captures Erso – who’s crucial to the development of the Death Star. It’s up to his daughter to get the blueprints before the Emperor uses them and bring hope to the galaxy. Here’s the story of how she joined forces with the rebels and robot K-2SO.
If the force is with you, buy and rent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Sky today.
Fish are dwindling, the plants are dying and Te Kā, the lava demon of earth and fire, is slowly killing the island that Moana calls home. That’s plenty for any 16 year old to deal with, but Moana is the daughter of Polynesian tribal chief Tui. When the ocean choses her to restore the heart of Te Fiti, she must sail oceans full of monsters to the island of Montunui – where the shape shifting demi-god Maui is ready to guide her on her watery quest. If your little ones liked Frozen, they’ll love Moana this bank holiday weekend.
Buy and rent Moana on Sky today.