Bob Richards' movie reviews, October 8
Liam Neeson doubled his audience and scored a number one hit with Taken 2 which did 50 million dollars at the box office – twice as much as the first film. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Liam Neeson doubled his audience and scored a number one hit with Taken 2 which did 50 million dollars at the box office – twice as much as the first film.
See the complete top 10 list below:
1. "Taken 2," $50 million
2. "Hotel Transylvania," $26.3 million
3. "Pitch Perfect," $14.7 million
4. "Looper," $12.2 million
5. "Frankenweenie," $11.5 million
6. "End of Watch," $4 million
7. "Trouble with the Curve," $3.9 million
8. "House at the End of the Street," $3.7 million
9. "The Master," $1.8 million
10. "Finding Nemo," $1.6 million
Pitch Perfect is hugely entertaining. This is a movie that zips by so fast it seems like it just started. The entire cast is terrific – headed by the wonderful Anna Kendrick while Rebel Wilson plays Fat Amy and steals the movie. The music is great, and the writing is delightful. This wickedly funny audience pleaser IS pitch perfect! Don’t miss it! 4 ½ Stars Out of 5
(Frankenweenie – Disney – Rated PG)
Frankenweenie is a mostly fun homage to classic horror movies of the past. While it starts out strong, it seems a little padded and drags, but then kicks in into high gear at the end and the last third of the movie is a blast.
With a kid that talks like Boris Karloff and mutant sea monkeys, this is great fun. The 3-D isn’t worth the extra money, but Frankenweenie isn’t just for weenies. 3 ½ Stars Out of 5
(Taken 2 – 20th Century Fox – Rated PG-13)
Taken 2 has loads of action. I’m talking the sweaty palm stuff. Liam Neeson returns as the one man killing machine, and once again does a stellar job. The plot stretches things a bit too much and it’s a little bit unbelievable more than once. It’s pretty much a retread of the first…and it’s not high art, but it is a good time. I wasn’t taken, but I did like it. 3 ½ Stars Out of 5
(Wild Horse, Wild Ride – Screen Media Films – Rated PG)
Touching, moving and involving, Wild Horse, Wild Ride documents the contest to tame wild mustangs. It’s not the best documentary I’ve seen this year, but animal lovers will enjoy it. It’s good, but not very wild. Actually it’s kind of tame, but in a good way. 3 Stars out of 5
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