Weekend Movie Trailers & Reviews: 'Wrath of the Titans' Meets 'Mirror Mirror'by: Posted:
When a movie opens as big as "The Hunger Games" did, it's easy to forget that it was just the first weekend. Now the blockbuster will go up against other big contenders for the weekend, but even if "Hunger Games" drops by 60% or 70%, it will still be tough to beat. So, can either of these two flicks hit the jackpot?
Rated PG-13, 1 hr. 39 mins.
Yes, this is a sequel to a remake. We can only hope that this becomes a trilogy and that the third one is a prequel to a sequel to a remake.
Sam Worthington returns as Perseus in this continuation of the Greek mythology action flick "Clash of the Titans," which made a reasonably good $163 million domestically. "Wrath" looks to make up for the weaknesses in "Clash" by adding more stunning visuals and epic action sequences... mostly so we don't have to focus on the dialogue as much.
Critics are being a little less than kind to "Wrath of the Titans," as it currently stands at 33% on Rotten Tomatoes after a little over 30 reviews. While it is being called more exciting that "Clash," "Wrath" is still not quite what it needs to be in order to stand among the great action movies.
See it if: You've always wanted to see an Aussie beat up Cerberus.
Rated PG, 1 hr. 35 mins.
One of two Snow White movies hitting theaters in the coming months, "Mirror Mirror" is the more cutesy, kid-friendly version (while "Snow White and the Huntsman" aims for teens with a darker mood and Kristen Stewart). This PG-rated slapstick comedy aims to provide a modern re-telling of the story, while still in a fairytale setting. That means we have our evil queen (Julia Roberts), handsome prince (Armie Hammer), seven dwarfs, and Snow White herself, played by up-and-comer Lily Collins.
Critics are split on "Mirror Mirror" thus far, as the movie stands at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes after just over 45 reviews. That number may increase or decrease depending on how critics view the film: is it a fun-filled family romp, or a trying-too-hard empty shell that's all visuals and not much else?
See it if: You've just been dying for someone to show those Disney people what for.