Weekend Movie Trailers & Reviews: 'Bourne Legacy' Takes On Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
We're entering yet another weekend in which "The Dark Knight Rises" is the top movie in the country, so the question is whether one of this weekend's big openers can topple Batman. The answer is probably no, especially considering the early reactions to the biggest movie of the weekend. Read on for trailers and reviews.
Rated PG-13, 2 hrs 05 mins
The story of Jason Bourne ended with "The Bourne Ultimatum," but still the franchise lives on. The fourth installment follows a new agent, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), who finds out the truth about himself much like Bourne did. Much action ensues, as Cross is pursued alongside a doctor (Rachel Weisz) who knows secrets about his past.
Thus far, critics seem to agree that "The Bourne Legacy" doesn't quite live up to the original trilogy. While Renner and Weisz do a fine job, they just aren't given quite enough character to work with off the page, and that's enough to earn "Legacy" a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. Expect an espionage action movie, sure, but don't expect "Bourne" as you've known it.
See it if: You liked all the action, but just couldn't take that Damon guy.
Rated R, 1 hr 25 mins
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis team up for this political comedy, just in time for the 2012 election season. Ferrell plays incumbent congressman Cam Brady, who finds himself running against opposition for the first time when two wealthy CEOs attempt to take control of the district through the victory of the unassuming Marty Huggins (Galifianakis). As the race heats up, so does the comedy, as the two go to greater and greater lengths to win votes.
It's raunchy, it's broad, Will Ferrell yells a lot and Galifianakis plays a bumbling, slightly odd character. There's nothing necessarily new about all that, but nonetheless "The Campaign" serves as a reasonably good comedy. Critics have it at about 65% on Rotten Tomatoes.
See it if: You actually like Ferrell's movies more than the gag reels that come with them.
Rated PG-13, 1 hr 40 mins
Those of you who have been writing Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones fan fiction for years can stop. None of you have been doing that? Oh. Well, the two of them star in "Hope Springs," a movie about an older couple who aim to find the romantic spark in their relationship again, with the help of a marriage counselor (Steve Carell).
The result is a movie that might not be terribly deep or hard-hitting, but is certainly a feel-good story. Of course, with Streep and Jones in the lead and Carell supporting, the movie could be two hours of them reading the phone book, and it would be quality entertainment.
See it if: You're sick and tired of all these romantic movies with young people in them. Bah!
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