BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
PLOT: A live action remake of the classic animation of 1991
Disney has stuck gold twice with the same movie. Belle (Emma Watson, Harry Potter series) is a lover of books and through a series of events Belle must stay with the Beast. They hate each other at first then begin to care for each other. There are a few changes from the musical animation but it is good just as well.
The bad guy Gaston (Luke Evans) is very good playing a vain, macho creep. If you enjoyed the animated film you will enjoy this as well.
PLOT: Five high school loners become superheroes.
The original Mighty Morphing Power Rangers were very popular in the 90s and this is the reboot of the series and movie. Instead of nice kids they are loners and outsiders who become friends become then superheroes and most important of all become a team to save the world. Most of the cast are newcomers. The two that are not are Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Godzilla 2014) as Zordan their leader and Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games) as Rita Repulsa. She is a comic villainess and she is very good. The special effects are amazing. It is like the Power Rangers in the 90s, fun but forgettable.
PLOT: Astronauts bring back a specimen from Mars.
Six astronauts that includes Jake Gyllenhaal (South Paw), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible, Rogue Nation) who retrieves a sample from Mars. Bad idea. At first it is cute (it is shaped like a leech to me) then it grows into a blob-shaped octopus slithering over objects and killing the crew. It is your typical don’t-bring-back-things-from-other planets scenio. Nothing really stands out but the special effects and the eerie music. It maybe a sequel but I really doubt it and when you watch the movie you can see why. It will be better on video.