Thursday, February 14, 2019

New in theaters February 15, 2019 "Isn't it Romantic," "Alita: Battle Angel" and "Happy Death Day 2U"

Happy Death Day 2 U
Starring: Jessica Rothe
Rated PG-13   

The sequel to the 2017 film has our heroine going back through the never ending time loop, dying over and over again.

“Happy Death Day 2 U” is a satisfying, well written and acted sequel. The film's charm is that it doesn't take itself seriously and the audience is led on a wild and fun ride.

“Happy Death Day 2 U” simply works as a funny thriller.

It gets a B and is rated PG-13.

Alita: Battle Angel
Starring: Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz
Rated PG-13   

When a deactivated female cyborg is revived, she begins a quest to find out who she is.

“Alita: Battle Angel” is about as technically perfect as a CGI film could be. The effects are brilliantly executed and is a feast for the eyes, especially in a large screen format and in 3D.

The plot is a rehash of several sci-fi stories we've seen centering on an artificial life-form trying to find their humanity. Films like “A.I.,” “Chappie,” “Bicentennial Man,” and “I, Robot”, to name only a few, all touch on this subject.

“Alita: Battle Angel” is just wrapped in a much better and newer package.

It gets a B and is rated PG-13.

Isn't It Romantic
Starring: Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth
Rated PG-13   

After a bump on the head, a disenchanted and sarcastic woman finds she is trapped inside a romantic comedy.

“Isn't it Romanic” is a wonderfully presented satire on 'chick flicks' and sticks its tongue out at the 'rom-com formula,' all the while using that same formula to move the film forward.

This is a silly and enjoyable romantic romp movie inside a silly and enjoyable romantic romp movie.

It gets a B and is rated PG-13.