Let’s Go To The Movies – Ben Stiller sees aliens, another ‘Step Up’ film

Posted: July 27, 2012 in Movies

“Let’s Go To The Movies” is backkkkkk!

Yep, the Friday feature has been on a bit of a hiatus but not to fret, it’s back.  This week’s feature sees Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and some British dude that I’ve never heard of discovering aliens as part of their neighborhood watch program.  Another new film this weekend is a new Step Up title, not starring Channing Tatum.

Let’s take a look, shall we?


The Watch

Plot: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination. — (C) 20th Century Fox

Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt

Rating: R

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Rotten Tomato Score: 14%

Sample Reviews:

The Washington Post

The Detroit News

My Advice: While the cast is easily the most enticing factor of this movie, it looks like the film relies on the gag humor more than smart, well written jokes.  Which is a shame because with a cast like this, you should be able to laugh at more than dick jokes.



Step Up Revolution

Plot: Step Up Revolution is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. — (C) Summit

Cast: Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher, Stephen Boss, Mia Michaels

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Rotten Tomato Score: 28%

Sample Reviews:

The New York Post

USA Today

My Advice: While the Step Up franchise is familiar, they’ve never claimed to be ground breaking in the plot department.  With that said, if you go into the film with your expectations low and just wanting to see some great dance numbers, than by all means go see this movie.



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