Weekend Movie Trailers & Reviews: 'The Watch' Battles 'Dark Knight'by: Posted:
Things aren't looking great for this weekend's new openers. It was going to be hard enough for them having to go up against "The Dark Knight Rises," but with the shooting in Aurora last weekend, a sizable number of moviegoers are considering skipping theaters for safety reasons.
But, considering the reviews for this weekend's new movies, they might not have fared very well anyway.
Rated R, 1 hr 40 mins
It's been a rough road for "The Watch." Originally titled "Neighborhood Watch," the movie changed titles after the killing of Trayvon Martin, and now the movie is set to open one week after the Colorado shooting. People just might not be in the mood for a racy comedy about four men (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade) who start a neighborhood watch and find that aliens have invaded their block.
But according to the reviews, external circumstances might not have mattered: "The Watch" is currently at a lowly 13% on Rotten Tomatoes after more than 50 reviews. Critics are calling it unnecessarily reliant on crude humor and wasteful of the immense talent of the cast.
See it if: The comedy dream team in the cast is too much for you to pass up.
Rated PG-13, 1 hr 37 mins
Yes, it's time for another installment in the "Step Up" franchise. This time, the action takes place in Miami and incorporates the ever-popular (like, two years ago) flash mobs into the equation. The plot, if you're at all concerned with it, centers on a couple that must turn their flash mobs into dance protests when a rich businessman threatens to gentrify their neighborhood.
Critics have not been kind to "Step Up Revolution" thus far, with a lowly 28% on Rotten Tomatoes as of now. Obviously the plot and acting aren't much to look at, but that has quickly become a staple of the series. The focus is more on the dancing, and while the spectacle is as big as ever, there are issues with the director not letting the camera settle and let us enjoy the show.
See it if: Dancing!