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


Disney's sci-fi adventure is based on the futuristic area of its theme park stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie and is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol).

San Andreas

An old-school disaster movie set around a major earthquake along California's San Andreas Fault striking Los Angeles, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as an LA Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot.

Far From The Madding Crowd

A new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, this British film from Thomas Vinterberg stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The long-gestating fourth instalment in the Mad Max series, Fury Road sees Mel Gibson replaced by Tom Hardy in the lead role. He's joined for the ride by Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.