Movie Buzz: 09/21

21 Sep

Resident Evil: Retribution took first spot at the box office this weekend ($21.1M). Finding Nemo 3D came in at #2 ($16.7M) and Posession took #3 ($5.8M) Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.

Resident Evil: Retribution—R What’s the buzz? The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true.[1]  Neither critic nor fan seems to be impressed at the least.  Variety said, “Some sequels suggest that no one involved with a franchise really cares anymore,”[2] and New York Daily News claimed the film, “Thuddingly awful.”[3]

So is it worth the money? No. No. NO!

  • Box office rank: 1
  • Critics say: Metacritic- 39
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 29% (crap)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic- 5.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 59% (blech!)

Finding Nemo 3D—G What’s the buzz? Watching Nemo in 3D is just as classic as the original.  You can’t go wrong.  In case you weren’t around for the first film, it follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) — who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son — who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.[4]  This film is a fan of all with Entertainment Weekly saying, “In this seamless blending of technical brilliance and storytelling verve, the Pixar team has made something as marvelously soulful and innately, fluidly American as jazz.”[5]

So is it worth the money? YEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!

  • Box office rank: 2
  • Critics say: Metacritic- NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 99% (Peaches!  Peaches!  Get your ripe, golden peaches!)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic- NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Ole!)

What’s opening this week in theaters?

Dredd 3D  (77% rottentomatoes)

House at the End of the Street (13% rottentomatoes)

End of Watch (85% rottentomatoes)

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3 Responses to “Movie Buzz: 09/21”

  1. Comic Relief September 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM #

    “…the Pixar team has made something as marvelously soulful and innately, fluidly American as jazz.”

    All this praise about an animated film, wow I guess you can’t beat that.

  2. Comic Relief September 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM #

    …speaking of “Finding Nemo 3D.”

  3. littlebells September 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM #

    My daughter loves FN, however, some of those moments with the sharks and stuff in 3D…I don’t know if it might startle her. Maybe not…Maybe I will set up a daddy/daughter/mommy date. 🙂

    And Dredd 3D? Oh for Pete’s Sake…

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