Mr. Moviefone reviews 'Paranormal Activity 3,' 'The Three Musketeers,' 'Johnny English Reborn'
This week at the movies, it's more of the same as Rowan Atkinson is back as a bumbling spy, we've got three musketeers (and I wish I were talking about the delicious candy bar), and if the first two movies got under your skin, get ready for more bumps in the night with "Paranormal Activity 3."
This time, we go back to where it all began. It's 1988 and sisters Katie and Kristi are seeing some very strange things happening in the house. When one of them decides to chat up a ghost friend named Toby, of course dad decides to videotape all of the creepy goings on and that's when all hell breaks loose.
The Reel Deal: It's more of the same. That's it. Like the old internet prank where you're travelin' down a serene country road and a scary face jumps out and screams at you, if that gets you every time, then go see "Paranormal Activity 3." Personally, I'm bored with it, but for you , I'm in.
It's one for all and all for one in "The Three Musketeers."
This classic tale is getting new life in this 3D version. A fresh-faced newcomer joins ranks with a group of rogue musketeers. They must fight a beautiful assassin (played by Milla Jovavich) and the Duke of Buckingham (played by Orlando Bloom) in order to keep the evil cardinal from taking power.
The Reel Deal: First of all, my guess is Orlando Bloom is rethinking that whole leaving the pirates franchise thing. And seriously Hollywood, how many times do you think you can sell us the same movie? As far As I'm concerned, it's all for one and one for none, and everyone involved in the new "Three Musketeers" deserves to be swashbuckled. I'm out.
The world's top spy is back with a brand new mission in "Johnny English Reborn."
Rowan Atkinson again suits up as the improbable spy whose success is due more to luck than actual skill. After disappearing for a number of years to train in a secluded part of Asia, Johnny English is called back into service to prevent the assassination of the Chinese premier.
The Reel Deal: Another in a series of movies that weren't funny to begin with. Johnny English may be reborn but should have been left for dead. I'm out.
Your best bets may be the limited releases this weekend. There's "Margin Call," a Wall Street drama based on true events in which a financial firm on the brink of collapse goes to extreme measures to survive.
And there's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," which is about a young woman's struggle to fit in after escaping a cult.
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