Friday, March 4, 2016

New Movies Friday 3-4-16

In what I hope to be the first of a weekly Friday post here at Various Crap, I want to share some thoughts on the new movies coming out this weekend.  There are three major releases opening this weekend and these are led by Disney's Zootopia.  It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the movie theater waiting for The Force Awakens to start.  I had to sit through about 20 minutes worth of trailers and the one that created a great reaction was Zootopia.  I knew then if the movie was as good as its trailer was, the film was going to be a huge hit.  Well, Zootopia is getting an excellent 99% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes and is set to dominate the box-office this weekend.  I'm not sure when I'll take the kids to see it, but I really want to see it soon.  The movie should pull in 65-70 million this weekend and it will stay strong all month as kids take their spring break vacation.

Next up is the movie London Has Fallen which is a sequel to 2013's hit movie Olympus Has Fallen.  I never saw Olympus Has Fallen and have never had the desire to; so it's sequel does nothing for me.  Not only does the movie look pretty lame, but its reviews are horrible as it is pulling in a 24% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.  The movie is set to not live up to the success of the first movie and is on track to only pull in around 20 million this weekend.

The final major release is the Tina Fey film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot or the abbreviated WTF.  While the movie trailer doesn't really give me a big desire to see the movie, Tina Fey is a comedic genius and I am always willing to give her movies a try.  For me, WTF is a movie that I'll watch on cable or Netflix someday.  The movie has a 60% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes which is not good, but not bad either.  Look for the film to pull in less than 10 million this weekend.

There is one limited release that I want to discuss and that is The Wave.  This is a Norwegian disaster film that is getting really strong reviews.  The movie has a 82% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes and it has a lot of critics saying that it is one of the better disaster films made in recent years.  Due to its limited release, it will be very hard to see on the big screen, but this is a movie I am pretty pumped about getting to see when it is released on DVD.

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