Movies

Monday, September 11, 2017

New on Blu-ray & DVD for September 12, 2017 "Captain Underpants" and "The Mummy"

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Starring (Voices): Kevin Hart, Jordan Peele, Thomas Middleditch and Ed Helms
Rated PG

In the film, two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named 'Captain Underpants.'


“Captain Underpants” is a funny film but with a few restrictions. 

The movie moves at warp speed to keep the core audience's attention, (8 to 12 years old) but because of the film's fast-pacing there is virtually no continuity in the plot. And the film keeps taking unnecessary detours 


There are several story line changes during the film, but it's all at top speed giving the audience the feeling the film suffers from a cinematic form of ADHD.

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Film” is a harmless film to take your kids to, but nothing in this animated movie ends up memorable.

It gets a C and is rated PG.

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The Mummy
Starring: Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe
Rated PG-13

Long ago, an Egyptian princess is buried alive for her evil deeds and swears to return to rule the world.
In present day, a mercenary, played by Tom Cruise, uncovers the tomb of the evil princess and unwittingly sets her free.

This latest version of “The Mummy” lacks so much. Imagination, direction, interesting characters, characters that are completely unnecessary, dumb plots, confusing story lines and clunky special effects.

And there is really no reason for any of that, other than sheer lack of caring on the studio's part. This film needed rewrite after rewrite as well as a few cast changes. Russell Crowe had no business being in this film, other than to add his name to the credits. His character, “Dr. Jekyll,” (Yes THAT Dr. Jekyll) gave the impression it was tacked on at the last moment.

Crowe added nothing to the storyline.

Tom Cruise was just miscast. Cruise could have played this role 15 years ago. The actor struggles to keep himself centered in the part and loses the audience early into the film.

“The Mummy” should have stayed buried. It gets a D and is rated PG-13.

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