IBTimes film critics Alfred Joyner and Ben Skipper take a look at the big movie releases this month.

The biggest film will most likely be The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a sequel to the 2012 picture starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. At least three villains have already been confirmed, and there may be even more, if rumours are to be believed. The film will be released on 18 April.

Divergent should also perform strongly with the teenage girl demographic. Based on the sci-fi novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, the movie could propel unknown actress Shaliene Woodley to stardom in the same way Jennifer Lawrence was by The Hunger Games. The movie is out on 4 April.

Wally Pfister, best known as Christopher Nolan's trusted cinematographer, sits in the director's chair for the first time to direct Transcendence, a sci-fi story starring Jonny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. The picture will be released nationwide from 25 April.

Black Swan-helmer Darren Aronofksy returns with controversial biblical epic Noah. Starring Rusell Crow, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson, Aronofsky has battled Paramount over final cut, after the studio was worried about negative reaction to the film from Christian viewers. The film is out on 4 April.

Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid was one of the most popular action films of 2011, and Welsh director Gareth Evans now promises to up the ante in its sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal. The movie is set to be released nationwide from 11 April.

Richard Ayoade, best known for roles in The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd, releases his second feature film, The Double. An adaptation of the aforementioned Dostoyevsky novella, the Kafkaesque surreal comedy stars tarring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. It will be out on 4 April.