Mr. Moviefone reviews 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' 'The Fighter' and 'The Tourist'
In "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin join Prince Caspian for a journey that will take them farther than ever in their quest to save Narnia. As they travel to the end of the world, the kids once again meet up with Aslan the godly lion and encounter all sorts of magical creatures.
The Reel Deal: I wasn't a big fan of the first two movies, and I'm not a big fan of this one either. The movie is as long and convoluted as its title. So unless you're a huge "Narnia" fan, you'll be better off with "Tangled," "Megamind" or "Harry Potter." I'm out.
Based on a true story, an underdog boxer finds himself struggling inside and outside the ring in "The Fighter." Mark Wahlberg plays "Irish" Micky Ward, a rough and tumble boxer who nearly walks away after some embarrassing beatings. Despite his own doubts and a brother (played by Christian Bale) whose drug abuse and attitude nearly cost him everything, Ward pulls off an inspirational victory to become the lightweight champion of the world.
Amy Adams and Melissa Leo also star in this R-rated film.
The Reel Deal: "The Fighter" is a rock solid movie with excellent performances especially from Bale and Leo. It's not a knock out, but it's a hard-working, hard-hitting 12 rounder that's worth checking out. I'm in.
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp pair up for romance and intrigue in "The Tourist." In this action remake of a 2005 French film, a less-than-chance encounter has Depp, an unwitting tourist in Europe, wrapped up in a deadly pursuit. As Jolie uses him to mislead authorities, they soon realize they're merely players in a much bigger game.
The Reel Deal: It's kind of weird seeing Johnny Depp without scissor hands or pirate garb. It's actually weirder seeing him "normal." And Angelina Jolie is too big of a star. There's no way to lose yourself in this movie with these two beautiful, bad accented people in front of you. So I guess they just have to quit now. Plus, the movie's kind of cheesy. I'm out.
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