Midweek Movie Roundup

October 12, 2011


Hola movie fans! It may be only the middle of the week, but we’re planning our trip to the cinema already.

So what’s in store this weekend? Well, if you like reboots you’re in for an absolute treat, as we’re getting not one, but two movie remakes this week!  But are they any good? Err… we reckon the jury’s still out on that one.

The Three Musketeers

First up is a remake of the 1993 swashbuckling adventure directed by Paul W.S. Anderson of Resident Evil and Death Race fame. Logan Lerman stars as D’Artagnan, who joins the other musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) to fight the forces of evil in the form of obligatory eye candy Orlando Bloom (The Duke of Buckingham).

So far, the critical reaction hasn’t been good. It’s pretty silly but if you just want an easy going evening at the movies, this film might just do it for you. Just shut off your brain, relax and enjoy.

Dolphin Tale

Okay, I’ll admit it. When it comes to gooey, sickly “feel good” family movies, I have no patience whatsoever. In fact, some would say I have a heart of stone. I have been cursed with a chronically pessimistic outlook on life and I’m cynical right to my very core.

But, for some reason… I love the look of this movie. Maybe it’s the fact that Morgan Freeman makes an appearance two seconds into the trailer, or perhaps it’s the heart-warming tale of one dolphin’s perseverance against adversity, I don’t know. There is just something about this film that looks like it would go around your heart like a hairy worm.

And the critics seem to agree – given the lack of quality family movies this year, both kids and parents will absolutely lap this one up.

Plus, Morgan Freeman. Need I say more?


Another edition off the reboot conveyor belt, Footloose has the same storyline as the 1984 classic, but has updated choreography and music to draw in those young, cool kids.

City boy Ren (Kenny Wormald) moves from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont. A tragic accident 5 years before his arrival means that loud music and dancing in public is illegal. But, being the rebel he is, Ren challenges this absurd law and tries to have his wicked way with the minister’s daughter (Julianne Hough) in the process.

Yes, the trailer looks dire, but if you ignore the fact that it is simply a remake it is actually pretty good on its own merits. It’s definitely not the worst reboot out there, and it’s probably not even the worst one out this week. If you have a date coming up this weekend, consider giving this one a try.

What films are you going to see this weekend? Give us a shout out in the comments section!

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