Admit One 8/9

elysium_ver2

Elysium

Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Alice Braga

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Plot: In 2154, the poor are left on an overpopulated Earth while the rich live in luxury on a space station called Elysium.  A factory worker who gets into an accident at his factory that gives him days to live is determined to fight his way to Elysium to save himself and possibly everyone on Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 66%

Critic Consensus: “After the heady sci-fi thrills of District 9, Elysium is a bit of a comedown for director Neill Blomkamp, but on its own terms, it delivers just often enough to satisfy”

percy_jackson_sea_of_monsters_ver7

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, Jake Abel, Anthony Head

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

Plot: Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, must lead his friends on a quest to retrieve the legendary Golden Fleece from the Sea of Monsters in order to save their training ground/home.

RT Freshness: 33%

Critic Consensus: “It’s pretty and packed with action; unfortunately, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is also waterlogged with characters and plots that can’t help but feel derivative”

planes_ver2

Planes

Starring: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra

Directed by: Klay Hall

Plot: A lowly crop dusting plane dreams of becoming an air racer.

RT Freshness: 24%

Critic Consensus: “Planes has enough bright colors, goofy voices, and slick animation to distract some young viewers for 92 minutes — and probably sell plenty of toys in the bargain — but on nearly every other level, it’s a Disney disappointment”

were_the_millers

We’re the Millers

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Anniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Plot: A low level pot dealer agrees to head to Mexico to pick up a shipment for his supplier and recruits his stripper neighbor, one of his dim witted customers and a street smart orphan to pretend to be the All American family, The Millers, in order to get in and out without suspicion.

RT Freshness: 40%

Critic Consensus: “Blandly offensive (or perhaps merely offensively bland), We’re the Millers squanders its potential — and its cast — with an uneven, lazily assembled comedy”

Leave a Reply