It’s a bizarre week, with some releases that could be promising. As Margaret pointed out to me on the podcast, it’s the time of year when we come to expect very little from the movies in theaters, and then we get surprised when something like last year’s Shutter Island comes out. Personally, I’m hoping at least one flick this weekend surprises me and turns out to be memorable.
In the “I wouldn’t have even known this was coming out thanks to an invisible marketing campaign” category comes the needless sequel, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. Martin Lawrence returns as the cross-dressing cop, only this time he takes his son with him. Honestly, I don’t need to know anything more. I’ve managed to go this long without seeing a Big Momma movie and I can go a little bit longer.
Based on the popular series of books comes I am Number Four, which features Alex Pettyfer as an alien posing as a teenager. Hunters come to kill these aliens, but for reasons that I hope have a good explanation they can only kill them in numerical order. He teams up with a higher number in hopes that they can average their numbers and wind up screwing over his would-be killers. Oh, and Glee’s Dianna Agron plays a love interest, which should bring a few more viewers to theaters.
Finally, we have the unfortunately named Unknown, which is sure to cause some problems with people going to theaters. I almost guarantee I’ll hear at least one senior citizen trying to figure out what that unknown movie is, and it’ll be a 50/50 chance as to whether they’re talking about this Liam Neeson movie or the Justin Bieber 3-D flick. In this one, Neeson plays a man who is robbed of his identity and must figure out why and how to reclaim his life.
What are you going to see?