Admit One 2/17

The Great Wall

Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Andy Lau, Eddie Peng

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Plot: A pair of western mercenaries arrive at the Great Wall on a quest for gunpowder and get drawn into a massive battle against monsters for whom the wall was built to protect against.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 35%

Critic Consensus: “For a Yimou Zhang film featuring Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe battling ancient monsters, The Great Wall is neither as exciting nor as entertainingly bonkers as one might hope”

Fist Fight

Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Jillian Bell, Tracy Jordan, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dean Norris

Directed by: Richie Keen

Plot: When he causes a rival teacher to be fired, Andy Campbell finds himself challenged to a fight after school that quickly grows out of control.

RT Freshness: 28%

Critic Consensus: N/A

A Cure for Wellness

Starring: Dane Dehaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Lisa Banes, Celia Imrie, Ivo Nandi

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Plot: Trying to track down the missing CEO of his company, a young executive finds himself trapped at a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps.

RT Freshness: 43%

Critic Consensus: “A Cure for Wellness boasts a surfeit of visual style, but it’s wasted on a derivative and predictable story whose twists, turns, and frights have all been more effectively dealt before”

 

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