By: Reymundo Salao
IT’S HOLY Week, so the “change-picture” day is set this Easter weekend with three new movies ready for families, barkadas, and smoochy couples.
Fate of the Furious
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them as never before.
Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan, it is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
Its director helmed the films Friday, Set It Off, The Negotiator, The Italian Job, and Straight Outta Compton.
My snap impression: This Fast and the Furious film franchise is a film series that is just going crazier and crazier and ridiculously dumber. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve come to embrace these films’ stupidity. I am going to watch this movie, but it would be wise to shut down your brain while you watch this. This film opens in Philippine theaters April 15, 2017.
A man named Tim Templeton narrates and describes his imaginative and adventurous seven-year-old self as being envious of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the “Boss Baby”.
When he goes on a mission to win back the affection of his parents, he finds out about a secret plot by Puppy Co.’s CEO Francis E. Francis, which revolves around his baby brother and threatens to destabilize the balance of love in the world.
Both brothers must unite to save their parents and restore order to the world and prove that love is indeed an infinite force.
Loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name written and illustrated by Marla Frazee, “Boss Baby” stars the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Tobey Maguire. Snap Impression: Sure, this film is perfect for a family screening.
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Two strangers stricken with an apparent case of questionable sanity, Gab and Dos, have a problem: they seem to have been forced to get married.
Moreso, this is Gab’s dilemma because her bumbling pathetic fiancé has just proposed marriage. Gab is now on a mission to sabotage and annul the existing “married” status she has with Dos in order to pursue her marriage with her fiancé.
But the perverted, womanizing Dos has other plans.
Snap Impression: The trailers for these Kathniel movies always…. Always! …look corny! But I have watched some Kathniel movies before, and they prove to be not so bad. “Crazy Beautiful You” for one thing, is apparently made by the same team; same director, same writer, and same main star couple and it is a satisfactorily well done.
So, I will not really be having too many bad vibes with this movie. Except for the fact that I got pissed off looking for a synopsis of this film, and apparently, the studio did not even bother to make one. Lazy bastards. Yeah just sell your movie using the fame of your popular superstars, eh?