March had a strong set of films. Within the last three weeks 21 Jump Street and The Hunger Games provided a lot of entertainment, and strong box office numbers. April on the other hand begins with some nostalgia bringing back the team from the American Pie series, and Titanic in 3D, but the rest of the month seems to start to fall flat. I do not want to wish April away, but there are too many May movies I excited to see.
Titanic in 3D
American Reunion's preview looks pretty hilarious, and all of previous installments were pretty hilarious/entertaining (the third being the weakest). Revisiting this franchise does not seem cheap because of the premise of the story, a ten year reunion, sign me up. Will Kate Winslet's breast pop out of the screen? While I enjoy Titanic it's not one of the films I want to go see again. I do think it is a net concept though.
The Cabin in the Woods
The Three Stooges
This is wear April starts to fall flat. While I was excited that Joss Whedon produced the thriller The Cabin in the Woods, the preview made me change my mind. The Three Stooges went through several cast changes, directors, etc. and when the preview released my exact thoughts were "What a waste of time" and "This tarnishes the reputation of the television series." I think the film looks and will be awful. Lockout looks like Taken in space..do I need to say more?
The Lucky One
Think Like a Man
Zac Effron takes on Nicholas Spark; he looks hot, but Spark's stories are so predictable, cheap ploys at getting emotions. The only reason I will see The Lucky One is to watch him shirtless (honest). Chimpanzee will be a cute family friendly film that may surprise and be more successful than people think. Think Like a Man which is based on Steve Harvey's book looks like mindless fun entertainment.
The Five-Year Engagement
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
As the middle two weeks of the month feel painful the last week is where things may start to pickup. I think Engagement looks good, and Seagal and Blunt will make a great time on screen. I have seen previews for this damn Pirates movie for forever (it seems), and I think it looks hilarious. The Raven looks painful, time reassess your carer John Cusack. Jason Stratham thanks for making the same movie over and over again, I appreciate it!
Movies to see:American Reunion, The Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Titanic3D
Movies to Skip:The Three Stooges, Lockout, Safe, The Lucky One, The Raven