Two sci-fi/fantasy movies came out this week, though one is clearly better than the other. Which one will you see?
These kinds of movies are hard to rate. Resident Evil: Retribution is a bad movie. It's too bad to receive a "Ceiling Cat Approves," but too fun to be called either "Meh," or "Ebil." This movie gets our first "Basement Cat Approves," specifically designed for movies that are truly bad, but that's why we like them.
Are you going to see Resident Evil: Retribution this weekend? Tell us what you think!
While the script has some problems, Prometheus more than makes up for them with brilliant acting, beautiful direction and extraordinarily tense and terrifying moments. Even the 3D worked perfectly and was never distracting or disorienting. As someone who is generally tired of 3D, it's nice to see a movie come along that does it well.
Will you see Prometheus this weekend? Or do you live in Europe and have already seen it? Either way, tell us what you think.
The Avengers is out in the United States this weekend, and it's everything you'd want out of a superhero movie. Best of all, you finally get to see Nick Fury in action. Just don't see it in 3D if you can avoid it. As a post-production conversion, it adds absolutely nothing to the movie. Do stay all the way through the credits though. The scene in the middle of the credits is your typical Marvel teaser for the next movie, but the one all the way at the end (filmed after the premiere) is re
This one was hard to rate. Men in Black 3 has problems, and is by no means a great movie, but I couldn't call it "meh" after enjoying it as much as I did. It has the same kind of charm that the first Men in Black did even if it's not as good. Also, the 3D is actually pretty good for a post-conversion. I still didn't think it was worth the $18 ticket, but if you're really into 3D movies, this one has some nice effects.
This is just one cat's opinion. If you end up seeing
In fact, there are two good movies out this weekend. The other one, "The Woman in Black," is not sci-fi, but is a fun ghost story, and Daniel Radcliffe does a fantastic job. While I think most will have more fun with "Chronicle," both movies are definitely worth seeing. You may have a hard decision ahead of you this weekend. Which movie will you see?
There is so much more that's wrong with this movie. Most notably, the scene where the werewolf falls in love with the baby. Yep. That is a thing that happens. Just when you thought the movie couldn't get any dumber, the werewolf falls in love with the baby. I need another drink. Hopefully we can get some fantasy or sci-fi movies that aren't completely terrible.
While Battleship isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, it's still awful. And long. Really long. I guess if you're really looking for an action movie and are sick of The Avengers, Battleship might satisfy you for a little while. Even then, I'd recommend staying home and renting something.
But this is just one large cat's opinion. Will you see Battleship? If you do, tell us what you thought of it.
Snow White and the Huntsman is mostly a fine fairy tale movie with some good ideas and fun special effects. Unfortunately, it gets bogged down by some really boring expository scenes that last way too long. The most frustrating thing is the movie tells us way too much about the characters and their motivations in dialog without ever showing us. We're never shown why Kristen Stewart is considered fairer than Charlize Theron. (Probably because that would require technology that doesn't ye
While some of the action scenes can be pretty cool, the new Total Recall isn't nearly as fun to watch or as memorable as the 1990 version.
Will you go see Total Recall this weekend, or will you stay home and watch Ahnold's version again? Or you could always read the short story, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," especially if you haven't already. Seriously, go read it. It's amazing.
This is definitely one of those movies where nearly all the funny parts were in the trailer. The rest of the movie has a few minor chuckles and not much more. If you're still really interested in it, I'd recommend waiting for it to come out on DVD or Streaming and renting it.
If you do end up seeing The Watch though, please tell us what you think.
"The Hunger Games" is a lot of fun, and considering its target audience, the world has a surprising amount of depth to it. As far as the violence goes, they show as much as they can get away with and still keep the PG-13 rating. That still allows for some pretty gruesome and uncomfortable imagery, which I think is what a movie like this needs.
Will you go see "The Hunger Games" this weekend, or stay home and rent "Battle Royale?" Or if you've seen it already, what did you think?
Not a great weekend for fantasy and sci-fi, I'm afraid. "Mirror Mirror" is fine if you have kids or just want some silly camp this weekend. No matter what though, I'd recommend staying far away from "Wrath of the Titans."
Will you see either of these movies this weekend?
The Amazing Spider-Man actually turned out much better than I thought it was going to be. If it hadn't been for that terribly long, drawn out ending, it probably would have gotten a higher rating. The way the quality of the writing changed so frequently throughout the film was weird though. Some scenes, the dialog would be fine, sometimes even good. Then a scene would come and ruin all of that with ham-fisted, embarrassing monologues. It's like they had two teams of writers. One that wa