This weekend sees three rather forgettable films coming out: Roland Emmerich's epic CGI-laden prehistoric extravaganza, Martin Lawrence hamming it up in Disney's boilerplate comedy, and Jason Statham in a Brit flick about bank robbing.
Im going to go out on a limb here and predict that 10,000 B.C. will be the number pne opener for the weekend, but not because its good, just because its new. Its a down month so far for movies. Everything I've heard about Emmerich's flick is bad: bad story, bad CGI, bad everything. In other words, typical Emmerich.
Disney's film is a Joke. Martin Lawrence seems to be in Mouse-schwitz's back pocket as their latest black guy who doesnt mind making a fool of himself and can do it for a lot less money than Eddie Murphey. Everything you need to know about College Roadtrip is in the trailer. And from what I can tell, its a stupid film that will make a few bucks and then end up straight in the discount bin at Wal-mart.
The Statham pic sounds good, but will audiences want to see 90 minutes worth of British accents?
Below are the trailers and synopsis for the films. Click on the poster to go to the official site for each film and decide for yourself.
Director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "Day After Tomorrow") brings this Prehistoric adventure about a young man on a quest to save his tribe.
College Road Trip
Choosing which college to attend can be the most exciting and thrilling time of a young woman's life…unless your overprotective father isn't quite ready to let you go. In the Disney family comedy, COLLEGE ROAD TRIP, Melanie is eagerly looking forward to her first big step towards independence when she plans a "girls only" road trip to check out prospective universities. But when her overbearing police chief father insists on escorting her instead, she soon finds her dream trip has turned into a hilarious nightmare adventure full of comical misfortune and turmoil.
The Bank Job
A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry (Statham) has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine (Burrows), a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself... The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.