Men in Black 3

Movie Genre: Sci-Fi actionRating: PGOpening Date: May 25, 2012Director: Barry SonnenfeldStarring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin  Guess whose back? The Men In Black in 3D. A decade later after the release of the second Men In Black movie. MIB 3 takes place in the familiar setting of New York City, but starts on the moon with a jailbreak by Boris The Animal, played by a favourite actor/musician/comedian of mine; Jemaine Clement. Will Smith returns to dawn the black suit as Agent J along side Tommy Lee Jones as the infamous Agent K.  In the third instalment of this popular sci-fi action series, 40 years after his imprisonment Boris The Animal escapes the Lunar Maximum Security prison built specifically to hold him. (When I say Lunar, I mean it quite literally, it’s on the moon!!!)  After he escapes, he travels back in time and kills Agent K preventing him from ever imprisoning Boris and altering another critical event that prevented an alien invasion from happening. However, with K now dead the aliens show up and only one man can save the earth, J.  Agent J must travel back in time to save K from Boris and save the earth at the same time. This movie was shot in eye-popping 3D and it paid off but more importantly was Will Smiths performance as well as Josh Brolin. Tommy takes a back seat in this film because of the time travel aspect to the films plot. The chemistry between Smith and Brolin is quite good and has you rooting for the duo. There are some quite comedic scenes in movie, such as seeing an alien have his head being substituted for a bowling ball. The best part is there is 0 smoking or product placement. One cannot really say there is a message related to health in this movie as it is about aliens and time travel.  Overall I greatly enjoyed this movie. It had a nice flow to it, good writing and acting as well as awesome 3D.

Battleship

Movie Critic:Camilo SanchezMovie Title: BattleshipRating: PGMovie Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, ThrillerOpening Date: May 18th, 2012Director: Peter BergStarring:Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Liam NeesonBased on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships that come across alien forces while on a Naval war games exercise. An intense battle over sea, land and air takes place for the survival of earth.Taylor Kitsch plays a navel officer in deep water with his fleet admiral played by Liam Neeson as they participate in an International Naval war games competition. But when Alien vessels appear with superior weapons and start sinking naval ships, it is up to him and his crew to save the world and impress his admiral. This film also features Rihanna in her big screen debut as she plays a petty officer and proves a celebrated performance with a great leap forward into her acting career.Battleship delivers a visual assault which proves to be predictable at times and is a basic combination of Battle Los Angeles, Independence Day and Transformers. The film also includes several instances of Alcohol consumption and violence. However, it does not include any type of smoking. Overall, battle ship earns a 3/5 for an outstanding performance by all cast members. Rating: 3/5

Marvel’s The Avengers

Movie genre: Action, Adventure

Movie rating: PG
Opening Date: May 4th, 2012

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson 
Director: Joss Whedon   Marvel’s The Avengers tells the story of a group of superheroes brought together to protect the earth against a villain who threatens the freedom of the human race. When dangerous super villain, Loki steals the very powerful cosmic cube, The Avengers: Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, The Black Widow and Hawkeye must join forces to retrieve the cube and save the world.    The Avengers, the latest blockbuster hit by the very talented Joss Whedon, packed an incredibly exciting and adventurous punch. Equipped with a star-studded cast, classic storyline (good vs. evil, you know how it goes) and a whole lot of CGI, The Avengers surely wows on many fronts. When the band of superheroes aren’t throwing down some impressive moves, they perfectly play off each other’s natural chemistry and deliver some great wit and banter. Everyone in the theater enjoyed themselves-seriously they couldn’t stop laughing-and were truly immersed in each scene. The movie, however, did falter on a few points. Although the premise of  bringing together a band of  beloved heroes in one film is fresh and exciting, the plot itself proves to be predictable. The Avengers provides moviegoers with a fun experience, but it isn’t groundbreaking. It relies on the cast and the effects to elevate it, seeing as the storyline itself cannot stand alone. With that said, The Avengers earns a healthy 4/5 rating and is recommended for all those who seek adventure and a genuinely entertaining movie experience. On a brighter note, The Avengers did not contain any smoking (applause). Each character was extremely believable and stayed true to their role, without having to light up a cigarette (more applause). There were a few examples of product placement and one reference to weed, however, these quick mentions were not the main focus of the film.

The Five-Year Engagement

Movie Critic: REACT: a youth action teamMovie title: the Five-Year EngagementMovie genre: ComedyRated: 14AOpening date: April 27, 2012Starring: Jason Segel and Emily BluntDirector: Nicholas StollerThis is REACT’s review about the movie, the 5 year
engagement. We did a review of the movie and looked out for whether it included
tobacco products or not! We saw a couple of references concerning tobacco and
were really disappointed as it made a great movie not so great…   To see REACT’s movie review click here: http://youtu.be/6mD_5yO-8gA

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