Just as you would expect if you’ve seen the trailer, this remake, about three geriatric friends who rob a bank, is funny. The pace is just right, the cast is good, there is a cute puppy, and even though we all know robbing banks is so wrong, I couldn’t help but root for the three friends and hope they get away with their crime!
The main characters have the same names as the two main characters from the TV series, and the setting is the California Highway Patrol, but the similarities end there. Yes, there are some funny moments, and the storyline is good. BUT there are several scenes that seem to have been put in just to gross the audience out. So, if you don’t mind that, this is a light comedy you can watch to while away some time. And there’s also a cameo by the original Ponch, Erik Estrada.
Unsatisfying. The pace is slow, the plot lines are not fully developed, and the ending leaves questions unanswered. However, this movie revolves around Kristin Stewart’s character, and she does a good job. The movie seems to fit her style of acting, so, if you are a Kristin Stewart fan, this movie is for you. Otherwise, you can skip this.
First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. This movie takes place 20 years after the original. Never saw the original? No problem. The movie incorporates some flashback scenes from the first Trainspotting. Once I got used to the thick Scottish accents, I was better able to follow the story. There are some funny moments, but overall, the story is a bit meandering. Bottomline – this movie is okay but not my cup of tea.
Ahmazing!!! This movie lives up to the original animated movie, tweaking it just a tiny bit, and building on it, too. At a little over two hours long, this one adds almost 40 minutes of back stories, new songs, and additional details to the original, integrating everything nicely. The sets and the special effects are fantastic, the action scenes a bit more intense than the animated version, and the singing and acting are enjoyable. So, yes, definitely go watch this movie!
A girl gets dumped by her boyfriend, who happens to be the brother of the bride. So, she loses her maid-of-honor status and gets relegated to the table for “miscellaneous” wedding guests. This dramedy is okay – nothing intense, but nothing super funny either. But it does have a happy unexpected ending. If you feel like watching something light this weekend, go for it. But there are other movies coming out this weekend as well (Logan, hint hint).