Weekly Movie Round-Up: Titans, Songs, and Questionable Marriages

Posted: April 1, 2010 by Brian in Review, RoundUp
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This weekend looks very promising as far as films go.  Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, a thrill-seeker, or just plain bored, there will be something for everyone in theaters this weekend.

Let’s start with Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator:Salvation), Liam Neeson (Taken, Batman Begins) and Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, The Hurt Locker).  The film is a remake of a 1981 film of the same name, (for the very few out there who didn’t know) about Perseus(Worthington), the mortal son of the Greek god Zeus(Neeson). In the film, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades(Fiennes) before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.  This is one of the films I’ve been very much looking forward to, and to my surprise has only received a 34% approval rating by critics on RottenTomatoes.com.  This rating though is not a review score from RottenTomatoes, its actually the percentage of critics around the country who have reviewed the film well.  In other words, only 34% of film critics gave the film a good review so far.  Not good news to hear but the weekend isn’t over yet and I still predict that ‘Clash’ has mega-bucks to be made.

The Last Song

Next, comes yet another novel-to-big screen adaptation from author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk in the Clouds, Nights in Rodanthe).  This time around they’ve enlisted the talented Miley Cyrus(Ha!), Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, and Bobby Coleman.  The Last Song is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus), who’d rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common—music—in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.  You thought that 34% rating that ‘Clash’ got was bad, try 12%.  Yep, just goes to show you that just because Miley can do everything, doesn’t mean she should.  😉

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married TooAnd last but certainly not least comes a romantic comedy from everyone’s beloved Tyler Perry.  Perry never fails to make beacoup bucks with his films.  His fame started with the Madea character but branched off into many other different films which have all been very successful at the box-office despite some of the films bad reviews.  This time, he’s benching Madea to bring you the sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too, which focuses on the lives of eight college friends struggling with the challenges of marital life.  Gathering up the original charismatic cast from the first chapter, including Tyler Perry himself, Janet Jackson, and Jill Scott, among others, this sequel is undoubtedly going to bring in some major revenue for Mr. Perry.  The film has yet to be rated on RottenTomatoes.com.

This Week’s MiYM Movie Pick:  Clash of the Titans or Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too

Don’t get me wrong, I’m already expecting bad reviews for all three films.  Yes, even ‘Clash’, but you’ll probably end up having fun with either of the two MiYM picks this week.  Enjoy!

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