It is Memorial Day weekend and we are chalked full of sequels. This week more drunken shenanigans, Kung Fu, and a movie that might be so bad, it demands me to watch it.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, May 27th, 2011
The Hangover Part II – Rated R
Stu (Ed Helms) is getting married. Instead of a repeat of Vegas Stu opts for a brunch. Well that doesn’t work too well as Stu, Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Phil (Bradley Cooper) wake up in Bangkok. Early reviews say that it’s more of the same from Director Todd Phillips. Luckily this is the second Hangover and not something bad. This is going to be one of those movies where if you liked the first one you will like the second.
Verdict – I shall keep a napkin over my pop corn and beverage to avoid being ruffied while I want this.
Kung Fu Panda 2 – Rated PG
Po (Jack Black) and the Furious Five are back to protect the land against Lord Shen (Gary Oldman who is out for revenge. Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter what Shen want. He is voiced by Gary Oldman and it will be good. Dreamwords wants Kung Fu Panda to take over for Shrek. If it is anywhere near the level of the first movie the sequel will be enjoyable.
Verdict – I shall be practicing Kung Fu in preparation. I want to see this but it might not be in theaters.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Rated PG-13
2. Bridesmaids – Rated R
3. Thor – Rated PG-13
4. Fast Five – Rated PG-13
5. Priest – Rated PG-13
Pirates 4 made over FOUR TIMES more than #2 Bridesmaids. About 22 times more than #5 Priest. Yeah there will be more Pirates of the Caribbean. I am beginning to wonder how big this Memorial Day weekend at the box office will be. I would say #1 Kung Fu Panda 2 #2 Pirates 4 #3 Hangover 2.
Still In Theatres
Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs Evil – Rated PG, Rio – Rated G, Something Borrowed – Rated PG-13, Soul Surfer - Rated PG, Water For Elephants – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD the week of May 24th, 2010
I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13
One of the last survivors of a dying alien race is hunted but it’s ok. He has sweet alien powers. This teen Sci Fi movie might be worth a look just because Timothy Olyphant is in it.
Gnomeo and Juliet – Rated G
This movie is Romeo and Juliet with lawn Gnomes. While that means that I want to have nothing to do with this one. There is something in me that says I should check this out. It should be a good car wreck.
Next week Vampire loving in the south and hope that the X-Men franchise find redemption.
Credit – IMDB.com