Weekend movie previews “Wanderlust,” “Gone,” “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” and “Act of Valor”
The best way to end this three day school week, other than attending the Glow Dance on Feb. 24, of course, is seeing a great film on Feb. 25.
“Act of Valor” does not seem to be an average military film. If the film is anything like its trailer, then it is going to be epic and undoubtedly revered for a long time. When U.S. Navy Seals are sent in to recover a kidnapped CIA Agent (Roselyn Sanchez) things go from bad to worse as they discover the gravity of their mission.
The action film appears to be beautifully shot and features a ton of action sequences that anyone will appreciate. The best part of this film is that the men playing the hardcore Navy Seals are in fact hardcore active-duty Navy Seals.
This film is definitely one to see this weekend, with the U.S. soldiers in the Middle East recently in the news. In fact, I recommend buying tickets as soon as possible, because it will probably be sold out.
In the thriller “Gone,” Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) tries to find her sister who she believes has been kidnapped by the same man who kidnapped her a year earlier. Parrish must race against the clock to find her sister, alive, before sundown, without the help of the police.
This film will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, but it may be hard to follow. The plot seems simple: the killer who failed to kill Parrish wants to punish her, but it may not translate well upon the silver screen because it seems pointless. It’s confusing that the police won’t help Parrish considering her history. Hopefully Seyfried’s versatile acting will hold the film up.
Tyler Perry has delivered yet another movie whose message is obvious and overbearing. The film follows Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry), a wealthy businessman who has always done what he was supposed to do. He experiences a change in perspective when he helps out Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a single mother who cleans his office.
Participating in one good deed helps him realize that he can do more than is expected of him. The whole plot is boring and expected. Anyone who wants to see this movie should wait to see it on Netflix or RedBox before wasting money to see it in theaters.
After George (Paul Rudd) loses his job, he and his wife Linda (Jennifer Aniston) realize that they can’t afford their expensive New York home. They try to stick it out with George’s brother, but they end up driving all the way to a bed and breakfast that turns out to be a commune. Watching the uptight New Yorkers unwind amongst hippies and nudists will be a delight for anyone who’s good humored.
If you liked the film “Role Models,” you will love “Wanderlust.” The movie is not one to see with parents, because there will be some awkward moments present when lewd jokes and nudity come up. The film is rated R, but is definitely worth sneaking out to see.
Chioma Iheoma is an A&E Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com