With Friday upon us, it’s time for our first weekly round up of what to expect in theaters this weekend! From The Green Hornet to the still-going-strong seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, there’s plenty of fantasy and scifi to see on the big screen this weekend.
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet, based off of a series of multi-media stories in the 1930s and onward, is this weekend’s big box office opener. The action flick stars Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. “Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father’s large company, teams up with his late dad’s assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.”
Season of the Witch
Season of the Witch is Nick Cage’s latest fantasy/action flick (following his not-so-hot appearance in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). “14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.” The movie premiered last weekend to disastrous critic reception, earning a 5% on Rotten Tomatoes and managing to only generate $10.6 in opening weekend box office revenue. Ouch. The flick may still be worth it — 49% of the Rotten Tomatoes audience liked it.
Worth seeing? Our very own Shaun Hilton recently reviewed TRON: Legacy and says “yes!”. “The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.” TRON: Legacy, starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and Olivia Wilde, has been in theaters for a month now and is still going strong. The movie is nearing $300m in worldwide box offices.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Warner Brothers’ seventh and second-to-last Harry Potter film – has been in theaters since November 19th, earning nearly $1billion in domestic and international box offices. The seventh Potter film installment has garnered praise from both critics and Potter fans alike and sits atop this blogger’s list of favorite Harry Potter films. This film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Tangled, Disney’s most recent animated release, has been met with both box office and critical success since its release on November 24th. The animated fairy tale offers a hilarious twist on the classic tale of Rapunzel and her “prince charming”, a bandit named Flynn Rider who takes refuge in her tower. Tangled is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.