MOVIE PICK: "Creed II," "Green Book," "Robin Hood" and "Wreck It Ralph 2" new in theaters
FLINT-- Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend, new movies are hitting theaters today instead of Friday and you have four to choose from. That’s a lot of ground to cover so, let’s get started.
“Robin Hood 2018” has some star power in Taron Edgerton and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. But if you believe the Rotten Tomatoes crowd, that’s all it has going for it.
I must admit, the trailer doesn’t do much for me. It’s the Robin of Loxley story, again, with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance.
“Ralph Wrecks the Internet” is the sequel to 2012’s “Wreck It Ralph.”
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz risk everything by traveling to the World Wide Web, searching for a replacement pat to save Vanellope’s game, “Sugar Rush.” They’re in over their heads and need help from others who live in the web including the head algorithm and heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzTube.
It’s a yes from Rotten Tomatoes and a distinct possibility for me. It looks fun.
“Green Book” looks like a feel good comedy-drama starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen.
Ali plays Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist who's about to go on a concert tour in the Deep South. No big deal right? If it was happening today, that would be correct. But, this film takes place in 1962. Also, Dr. Shirley needs a driver and protection. So who does he hire? You guessed it— Mortensen’s character, Tony Lip.
Lip is a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in the segregation era.
"Green Book" is a must-see on my list. It's Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Finally, you have “Creed II” with Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Duncan back as the late Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis.
The story centers around his father’s death. Remember Ivan Drago? He killed Apollo in the run back 1985. Now, his son— Viktor, another dangerous fighter— challenges Adonis to a match. Against Rocky’s advice, Adonis accepts and it’s on! Dolph Lundgren returns to his role as Ivan Drago. Florian Munteanu plays his son Viktor.
It scores well on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll see this for sure.
Several choices and a nice, long weekend providing ample time to check one or more out! Enjoy and HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Mike's Movie Pick!