Movies Opening in Theaters July 12th, 2013
Coming off a highly successful holiday weekend for “Despicable Me 2” (2013), and an enormously disappointing weekend for Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” (2013), this upcoming weekend is going to give us a couple of new choices that have the potential to be quite entertaining… or perhaps not. In recent weeks, it seems that the children’s movies have been performing better than expected, with the action films creating distaste and arguments among movie goers. Can this week’s choices offer something refreshing and exciting? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
- “Pacific Rim” (2013) Rated PG-13, 131 minutes: Oversized, monster-style alien creatures known as Kaiju have come from deep within the Pacific Ocean, and are attacking cities around the world. In order to fight back, we have created monsters of our own- enormous robots called Jaegers.
Each Jaeger his two pilots whose minds are connected to enhance their fighting abilities. The more in-sync the pilots, the more effective the fighting becomes. This Guillermo del Toro film promises to be as large a film as we will see this summer, and fans of his previous films (such as myself) can’t wait to see what he has in store for us. This action-spectacular stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and of course, Ron Perlman. In addition to being able to see this film in 3D, “Pacific Rim” will also be showing on IMAX screens.
- “Grown Ups 2” (2013) Rated PG-13, 101 minutes: After the enormous success of the 2010 film “Grown Ups,” it was only a matter of time before a sequel brought the guys (and girls) back for more fun. Bringing together an all-star cast that includes Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph, this film has everyone moving back to their childhood hometown, in an attempt to live a more “family friendly” lifestyle. Can this sequel be as funny as the original? Historically, comedy sequels haven’t been as well received as their predecessors, but who’s to say what could happen with so many extremely funny actors together. “Grown Ups 2” also has a somewhat surprising distinction, as it is the first Adam Sandler headlined movie to ever receive a sequel.