A high school kid who loves comic books asks the question, “Why do you need superpowers? Why can’t a costume, good intentions and intestinal fortitude be enough to be a superhero?” I’m really liking what I’m seeing about this movie. The advance buzz has been first rate. Not for kids. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use.
DEATH AT A FUNERAL
A quirky and quick remake of a 2007 British comedy film that didn’t make as much of a splash in its American run that year. The producers seem to think this thing probably has a better chance without all those English accents getting in the way of the English language. So far, the cast looks good and the advance buzz says its a remake worth watching. Rated R for language, drug content and some sexual humor.
This looks like the year the 80s style action movie makes a comeback, with three promising entries coming out this year. There’s The A-Team, The Expendables and this one, The Losers, based on a DC Comics series. A group of covert operatives find their services no longer wanted by their agencies in the worst way. They want payback. Advance buzz says this one is the goods. Rated R for intense action and violence.