Is anyone else burned out from the never-ending streak of sequels and remakes? Some are good. Most are not. Sadly, this Memorial Day weekend is filled with rehashes, including three sequels and one rip-off that might as well be a reboot.
If anything, this will be an interesting weekend at the box office. Baz Luhrmann’s flashy adaptation of an American literary classic and a Tyler Perry-produced comedy may not worry about competing against one another, but both have to compete against last weekend’s $174 million blockbuster. Darryl from ‘The Office’ and the Man in the Iron Mask (Leonardo DiCaprio) go toe-to-toe with the Man in the Iron Suit.
As Sam Jackson once said, “Hold onto your butts.” Summer starts two weeks early this year. Today we get just one wide release – an expensive visual effects-filled star vehicle. Tom Cruise fans, be sure to soak it in, because this is his only movie of 2013.
What does this mild weekend have in store for us? Nothing great. There’s a moral-pushing sports drama and the fifth title in a spoof franchise that never should have made it past the first. The only thing that these two movies have in common is that both have numbers in their titles.