HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MOVIE FANS! Let’s see what Hollywood has in store for us…
#1 – SING
I will never lie to you folks. I thought this movie was going to be crap. I thought someone found a bunch of random talent that could also carry and tune and threw them into a loose plot based 90 min music video. Maybe this trailer shows TOO much, but it finally got me. It seems like a lot of the movie won’t even be for kids, but the brightly colored talking animals will distract them long enough to get from song to song. I don’t think we are talking Zootopia levels of social commentary, but the story, while possibly still being predictable, is very present. Plus, I mean, look at the cast list! This is a talented bunch that now has me on board.
#2 – PASSENGERS
So you put Mystique in space with Star-Lord in a Sci-Fi thriller mystery sort of thing. Splash in some Morpheus at the very end… yeah, I’ll see this. I think this trailer’s “There’s a reason we woke up early” is meant to completely screw you into thinking Chris Pratt is the antagonist (or at least a willing asshole in the downfall of this mission), but I’m no so convinced. Should be a good time, special effects spectacle with two great actors carrying the load.
#3 – ASSASSIN’S CREED
Look, I’ve already shared my thoughts on this movie here… but I will repeat for emphasis… MORTAL KOMBAT IS THE LOWLY BAR YOU HAVE TO JUMP. I swear, Mortal Kombat continues to reign as the best comic book movie of all time because of that epic kick-ass theme song alone. Anyways, Fassbender will deliver, hopefully its a adaptation worthy of his time and our money!
MY VOTE – ASSASS..
In an M. Night Shyamalan level twist, Denzel Washington delivers the RKO to the weekend with the Christmas Day release of Fences!
It’s simple… if my child was a bit older, I may be seeing Sing. If I was un-married, Assassin’s Creed wins. If I want to see two dynamic actors carry a film, I am taking Denzel Washington and Viola Davis over Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence every time. Washington and Davis are tackling the adaptation of August Wilson’s powerful, acclaimed stage play, Fences: the story When this was first announce, I could not wait to see this come to life. This film should be amazing! Fences gets:
But that’s just me… what do you think? What movie would you want to see this weekend? Comment below!