'Looper,' 'Hotel Transylvania' and 'Won't Back Down' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
This week at the movies, Bruce Willis is going back in time and the monster and human worlds collide in "Hotel Transylvania."
In this animated family film starring the voice of Adam Sandler, a young hiker stumbles across a hotel just for monsters and when he falls in love with Dracula's daughter, it becomes a comedic fight for his right to check in forever.
The Reel Deal: Who knew Adam Sandler could ruin a movie with just his voice? The kids may like the bright colors and goofy characters, but parents will just be looking to check out of "Hotel Transylvania." I'm out.
Time travel assassinations are the theme in "Looper." In the future, major crime bosses send their enemies back in time to be killed by specialized assassins called loopers. But there's a problem when one of those killers (played by Bruce Willis) is sent back to be offed by his younger self (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
The Reel Deal: A smart, well-done sci-fi flick grounded by likeable characters and good old fashioned action. You'll be loopy for "Looper." Oh yes I did. I'm in.
It's time to get serious about education in "Won't Back Down." Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal play a teacher and a mother fighting to save their children's inner-city school in the face of apathy and bureaucracy.
The Reel Deal: No screening for critics means that I can't help but be apathetic about this movie. I'm out.
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