Mr. Moviefone reviews 'Just Go With It,' 'Eagle,' 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' and 'Gnomeo and Juliet'
There is a lot going on at the movies this weekend. Channing Tatum is wearing a skirt, garden gnomes are reenacting a classic, the Jennifer Aniston curse is alive and well, and are you feeling a little warm? Because you may have a fever... The Beiber Fever.
Cue the teenage screams, it's "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." The 3D movie biography gives a behind-the-scenes look at Bieber's rise to fame and ends with a front row seat to his sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden.
The Reel Deal: You can't fight the fever as "Never Say Never" shows the hard work, charm and talent that's made him a teenage phenomenon. I'm in. I tried it, can't fight it.
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston pair up for the romantic comedy "Just Go With It." Sandler's character, who pretends to be married to score chicks, finds himself falling farther into deception when he meets the woman of his dreams. He pulls Jennifer Aniston into his lies by making her pose as his estranged wife.
The Reel Deal: Here's the question: Will the Jennifer Aniston box office stank rub off on Adam Sandler? We'll find out with this dreadfully unfunny unromantic comedy. Just go with it? Nope. I'm out.
The son of a Roman commander who vanished with his entire legion sets out to solve the mystery in "The Eagle." When the son, played by Channing Tatum, hears the group's standard, the golden eagle, has been spotted in a faraway temple, he risks all to retrieve it and restore his father's reputation and family's honor.
The Reel Deal: It's no "Gladiator," but "The Eagle" lands as a solid, no frills, occasionally goofy, but mostly entertaining throwback of an action-adventure. I'm in.
And it's Shakespeare in the garden in "Gnomeo and Juliet." The comical, computer-animated take on the star-crossed lovers features feuding garden gnomes from neighboring yards and one young couple determined to find happiness together.
The Reel Deal: With flat 3D and stiff characters, kids will be bored and confused by "Gnomeo and Juliet." Shakespeare as told by weird ceramic lawn lepricons? Oh gnome you don't. I'm out.
In limited release is "Cedar Rapids" starring Ed Helms. He's an enthusiastic insurance salesman whose first trip to an industry convention turns into a weekend of debauchery.
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