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EWN's must see films

From action to adventure to more action, watch EWN’s favourite upcoming blockbusters.

FILE. the upcoming Hunger Games instalment 'Mockingjay Part 1', dubbed ‘Our Leader the Mockingjay,’ gives fans a glimpse of Katniss Everdeen. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - From British actor Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in the fourth instalment of the Mad Max franchise to the grand finale in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth series The Hobbit, the latest in upcoming films look to be very exciting.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Mad Max: Fury Road film is the fourth instalment of the Mad Max franchise, which began in 1979 with Mel Gibson in the lead role.

The movie, which now stars Hardy, saw a post-apocalypse dystopian Australia where police officer Max Rockatansky battles hardened criminals of the outback.

The film is set 45 years in a post-apocalyptic future.

According to Australian director George Miller, the whole film is a '105-minute chase scene through the wasteland.'

Miller told _ Reuters_, "Everyone in the story is either a villain or a good guy; this is a very dangerous world and everyone you encounter could be out to kill you or to simply to take what you have. So it's all survival."

The film is scheduled to be released on 15 May 2015.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This is the grand finale in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth series.

Martin Freeman comes back as Bilbo, Luke Evans returns as Bard, Richard Armitage returns as Thorin and Ian McKellen as Gandalf.

This teaser hints at just how epic the Battle of the Five Armies will be.

There's also excitement in how Jackson matches the tone of Lord of the Rings, so it leads into Fellowship.

According to the firstshowing.net website, it looks to be a very nostalgic and exciting ending.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies release date is set for 17 December 2014.

'Our Leader the Mockingjay'

In more good news, the upcoming Hunger Games instalment Mockingjay Part 1, dubbed Our Leader the Mockingjay, has finally given fans a glimpse of Katniss Everdeen, played by Academy Award Winning Actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Prior to showing up online, the trailer debuted on Friday for audiences at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The movie comes out on 21 November 2014.

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