|Admission||The Croods||Olympus Has Fallen||WINNER|
(1 point per category)
|Clearest Title||This title hardly tells me anything. ||This title tells me nothing. ||This title sounds epic, like the Greek Gods’ home is falling. ||The word Olympus might make some people go to the movie. It barely wins the point this week. |
Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material.
Rated PG for some scary action.
Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.
|This is the best day of 2013. Three movies, with three different genres and ratings! 1/3 point for all!|
(in haiku form)
|Man has a student|
Girl works college admissions
Girl is student’s mom?
Are forced to leave their safe cave
|White House is taken |
One guard is our only hope
From the terrorists
|Most plots don’t have cavemen. The Croods win the point. |
|Best Trailer||+ It seems cute, sweet, and enjoyable|
- But I didn’t laugh during the trailer at all
+ But I smiled
|+ Caveman film seems clever|
+ Kids will probably love it
- But it didn’t evoke any of my emotions
|- Typical plot of one man has to beat everyone up for justice|
+ But the setting of the White House is unique
+ There will be action
|The best trailer, especially when considering the genre, is Olympus Has Fallen. |
|Coolest Lead Actor||Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Date Night.||The voice of Nicolas Cage from National Treasure and Face/Off. ||Gerard Butler from 300 and Phantom of the Opera.||I thought Tina Fey would win this for sure, but then I remembered I like the four movies listed with the men. 1/3 point each. |
|Best Cast||Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man)||The voices of Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Cloris Leachman. ||Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption), Dylan McDermott (The Practice), and Angela Bassett (Malcolm X)
||Olympus Has Fallen has the best cast.
|Best Street Cred|
For the Production
|Director Paul Weitz has also directed American Pie, Little Fockers, and About a Boy.
||Director and Writer Chris Sanders has also written and directed Lilo & Stitch and How to Train your Dragon.
||Director Antoine Fuqua has also directed Training Day, King Arthur, and Shooter.
||While I normally would give three established directors 1/3 point each, Mr. Sanders wrote and directed two of the best animated films ever! He’ll solely win this point. |