It's like 2013 wanted to make sure families everywhere could still purchase just one bad movie for that "movie lover" in the family. Here you go son, I heard Percy Jackson is really good, like the Harry Potter! Thankfully most people know my tastes in movies are eclectic and downright strange making a movie purchase for me difficult. Throw in the probability that I've already purchased most of the movies I want and buying me the right blu-ray is near impossible. That isn't to say I would return or turn down a new movie to watch but I don't expect anyone to grab me the perfect movie.
While it didn't hit with force the trailers made it look like it might, Elysium was a passable sci-fi action movie. Neil Blompkamp maybe isn't living up to his District 9 past but at least he's trying. I'll probably wait until this surfaces on Netflix before buying.
A release from only back in September now out on home video. All I remember about this one were commercials featuring Hugh Jackman yelling about protecting his children. Critics did like this one so maybe look into it.
|3. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters|
Who sees these movies? Who doesn't know that Harry Potter exists? Just rewatch some of those movies or read these books. Don't support this recent mad grab for anything teen fiction to make into films and market like crazy.
|4. Kick-Ass 2|
When I sat down to watch this sequel I didn't really remember the first one that well. I enjoyed what I got but I wouldn't recommend the sequel unless you really enjoyed the original. It does more of what you got in the first, hyper violence, fake superheroes, and so on.
|5. The Family|
Some people learn about my job and instantly ask me about a movie they've seen. Most times that movie, which they claim to be the greatest they've seen in a long time, is absolutely terrible. The Family was one of those movies. Maybe they don't expect much from DeNiro anymore and maybe I shouldn't either.
|6. The Lone Ranger|
For some reason this failure made me somewhat giddy. I don't want movies to be bad nor do I want them to do poorly at the box office. While Lone Ranger almost made its money back I was glad to see pouring money into a random franchise and slapping big names onto it didn't work. I want to see effort and passion put into movies, not taken out.