Adaptations from the world of television fill our new releases this week.
1. Mission Impossible–Fallout (Paramount, 4,386 Theaters, 147 Minutes, Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer at press time: 98% Fresh [173 Reviews]: If you’re like me, you’ve lost track of when this series began and how many there are. Well, there have been six instalments and the films started all the way back in 1996, 22 years ago. Wow.
This time, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must find some nuclear cores before they fall into the hands of terrorists. However, that won’t be easy, as he finds twist and betrayals around every corner.
Those reviews are phenomenal. If audiences come out, and they probably will, this franchise will keep on going as long as that paintin in Tom Cruise’s attic doesn’t get damaged.
2. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (Warner Brothers, 3,188 Theaters, 93 Minutes, Rated PG for action and rude humor, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer at press time: 88% Fresh [42 Reviews]: As a comic book geek and the father of a 9-year old girl, I am well school on Teen Titans Go!. The show is not your father’s comic book cartoon, but there is enough inside jokes in there to make parents laugh.
The film revolves Robin and the team feel left behind by all the superhero films out there and set out to rectify their not being in one. This brings them into conflict with Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator, who has own plans for feature film dominance, albeit in a different way.
This would normally be where I would say “why would you plunk down money to see something you can get for a minimal charge on a basic cable package” but forget that. This movie had me at the Deadpool reference in the trailer. And wait to you see which Oscar-winner they (finally) get to play Superman.
The power of the mind and vivid imaginations are on display in next week’s new releases. Join us then.