Looking at the major movies opening today gives me a distinct feeling of deja vu. Land of the Lost, My Life in Ruins and The Hangover all feel eerily familiar. Haven’t we already seen these flicks?
Inspired by the trippy Sid and Marty Krofft 1970s TV series of the same name, Land of the Lost stars Will Ferrell in all his goofy glory. This one is unapologetically recycled, paying homage to the cult classic show while simultaneously trying to appeal to young Ferrell fans. Has it piqued your interest?
Nia Vardalos looks absolutely radiant in the trailer for My Life in Ruins, but it sure looks an awful lot like her breakout hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing, but I’m just wondering if lightning can strike twice. My Big Fat Greek Wedding was one of the highest grossing comedies of all time. Do you think My Life in Ruins will give it a run for its money?
The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, seems the most derivative of all. Peter Berg explored this territory in 1998’s dark comedy Very Bad Things. The film starred Cameron Diaz, who also starred in What Happens in Vegas with Ashton Kutcher ten years later. Will The Hangover come up with a fresh take on bad behavior in Sin City? We’ll see.
Or will we? Which of today’s major releases will have you heading to the cineplex this weekend? Voice your choice in today’s featured poll.