News culture Prime Video: Assassin’s Creed, Hunger Games, Vikings films, series not to be missed in June 2021
The Amazon Prime Video SVOD platform is accessible via an Amazon Prime subscription and adds new content to its catalog every month. After Attack on Titan, Creed or Spider-Man in May, it’s time for new series and new films.
Silk Road – June 25th
Expected June 25th on Amazon Prime, Silk Road is a film directed by Tiller Russel in which we will find Nick Robinson, Jason Clarke and Alexandra Shipp. We will follow the adventures of Ross Ulbricht, an American game that decided to create an illegal platform for the sale of narcotics. Sales are rapidly exploding, following in Ross’ footsteps by a certain Rick Bowden, a DEA agent known as Jurassic Narc for his unsavory methods. Then the game of cat and mouse begins, Ross tries to be undetectable and to escape the clutches of the FBI and the DEA. Early reviews featured a film that creates fascinating connections between its characters, but doesn’t go far enough in their development.
Vikings – Season 6, Part A – June 5th
The Vikings series, launched in 2013, recently had its epilogue at the end of a sixth season, the final episode of which aired in North America on December 30, 2020. In a few days it will be possible to find the first part of this last season with a total of 20 episodes on Amazon Prime. In the first part of the season Ivar is on the run to what is now Ukraine. He decides to ally himself with Prince Oleg to return to his homeland. Björn, for his part, tries to revive the activity in the Kattegat, while Ubbe searches for Floki in the ice land and Hvitesrk slowly goes mad. Obviously nothing is easy and the future of Ragnar’s sons is slowly taking shape.
The Hunger Games Complete – June 8th
Cinematographic tetralogy based on the novels by Suzanne Collins, the complete Hunger Games films consist of Hunger Games, Hunger Games: The Burning, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and Hunger Games: Mockery, Part 2, released between 2012 and 2015. The story revolves around Katniss Everdeen, a young woman played by Jennifer Lawrence, who lives in District 12 of Panem, which corresponds to North America. In this fiction, the territory is ruled by President Snow, the author of the destruction of District 13 after a riot. As an authoritarian leader, he started the Hunger Games, a macabre game show in which 24 teenagers, ages 12 to 18, face each other after a draw. Each couple, consisting of a boy and a girl, represents one of the districts and must do everything possible to survive. The huge arena encompasses various real and virtual environments and has to take care of the spectacle. Obviously everything will fall apart and the beginning of a revolution will come from the public’s bond with Katniss and Peeta …
Solos, Season 1 – June 25
Solos is an Amazon-designed series that aims to explore the human mind and various existential issues through multiple characters living on the fringes of the rest of the population. Each episode tells the independent journey of one of the characters, even if they all share a very special connection. The series is directed by David Weil and the various characters are embodied by a very solid cast consisting of Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Dan Stevens, Constance Wu, Anthony Mackie and Helen Mirren. The first two episodes were directed by Sam Taylor Johnsoon (Nowhere Boy), with the remainder going to Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) and Tiffany Johnson (Dear White People).
Last train to Busan – June 17th
Last Train to Busan, directed by Sang-Ho Yeon, is a sequel to Seoul Station’s 2016 live-action film, which in turn was an animated film. Nominated in the Midnight Sessions category at the Cannes Film Festival, it is a disaster film that focuses on biological risks. An unknown virus is spreading in Korea that makes beings hyperaggressive, and passengers on the KTX train must try to survive as far as Busan, the only place they are safe. As you understood, Last Train to Busan is a zombie film with closed doors that managed to get out of the game thanks to an original and imaginative staging, well-crafted scenario and constant tension during the 118 minutes. A very successful film that is worth the detour.
Assassin’s Creed – June 21st
Assassin’s Creed, which hit theaters in 2016, is the film adaptation of the Ubisoft license of the same name. Directed by Justin Kurzel, it portrays the adventures of Callum Lynch, the descendant of a string of assassins who allegedly died after his death sentence. Rescued by Abstergo, he has to return to his genetic memory and play Aguilar de Nehra, an assassin who worked during the Spanish Inquisition. His goal is to locate the Apple of Eden, an artifact left by those who were there before that contains great power. The assassin is played by Michael Fassbender, accompanied by Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. Obviously, the eternal struggle between the Templars and the Assassins is at the center of the topic, through an era that Ubisoft games have not explored. The general opinion of the critics is that Assassin’s Creed ranks above most movie adaptations of video games, but suffers from CGI overload, over-realization, and too much approach to thriller category that doesn’t suit it. Overall, however, the actors’ performances were found to be convincing.
FURTHER EXECUTIONS TO FOLLOW
- Sicario – June 1st
- Inferno – 1st juin
- Skylines – June 1st
- End of Watch – June 1st
- You shouldn’t kill – June 1st
- Locke – June 1st
- 48 hours – June 1st
- Cathedral – June 4th
- Vikings – Season 6 Part A – June 5th June
- Ugly Betty – Seasons 1-4 – June 7th
- Me, Frankenstein – June 8th
- Clarkson’s Farm – Season 1 – June 11th June
- Mixed Season 1 Part 1 – June 14th
- Shameless – Season 11
- Life: origin unknown – June 15th
- Cube 2: Hypercube – June 15th
- Sabotage – June 15th
- The training of Fredrick Fitzell – 15 juin
- Ben is back – June 16th
- Last train to Busan – June 17th
- The legend of Sergio Ramos – June 18th
- Jenfi Janssen’s “Jeanfi takes off” – June 18th
- No noise – June 20th
- Mixed Season 1 Part 2 – June 21st
- Assassin’s Creed – June 21st
- Pennyworth Season 2 – June 21
- Bosh Season 7 – June 25th
- Non-stop – June 26th
- Tully – June 27
- La Route – June 29th
- Warm Bodies: Renaissance – June 29th
- The last wall – June 29th
- Maggie – June 29th
By MalloDelic, Journalist igamesnews.com