Admit One 3/11

Battle: Los Angeles

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Plot: A squad of Marines are part of the defense of Los Angeles when a massive alien invasion envelops the world.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 35%

Critic Consensus: “Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.”

Mars Needs Moms

Starring: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling

Directed by: Simon Wells

Plot: Nine year old Milo stows away on a Martian spaceship after the Martians kidnap his mom to help them keep their own unruly kids in line.

RT Freshness: 38%

Critic Consensus: “The cast is solid and it’s visually well-crafted, but Mars Needs Moms suffers from a lack of imagination and heart.”

Red Riding Hood

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shilo Fernandez, Max Irons

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Plot: A werewolf starts killing people in a small village and a famed werewolf hunter is called in to stop it.  Meanwhile, one of the villagers, Valerie, is torn between two potential suitors.

RT Freshness: 7%

Critic Consensus: “Amanda Seyfried is magnetic in Red Riding Hood’s starring role, but she’s let down by her uninspired leading men and a painfully cliched script.”

 

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