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Friday, July 12, 2013

In Theaters: PACIFIC RIM and GROWN UPS 2

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • PACIFIC RIM (Warner Bros. / PG-13)
  • GROWN UPS 2 (Sony Pictures / PG-13)

Read more after the jump.


PACIFIC RIM


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Official Synopsis

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

  • Running Time: 132 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 72% (127 fresh, 49 rotten, score: 6.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 65 out of 100 (32 positive, 11 mixed, 4 negative).




GROWN UPS 2


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Official Synopsis

The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Taylor Lautner, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Shaquille O'Neal, Jon Lovitz, Milo Ventimiglia, Steve Austin,

  • Director: Dennis Dugan

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 101 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 8% (5 fresh, 58 rotten, score: 3.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 20 out of 100 (1 positive, 3 mixed, 21 negative).