Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
Loren: I guess I’m the only one that’s kinda into this. I’m not hearing great things but Aladdin was always my favorite growing up so the nostalgia will propel me through it.
Rick: To Disney’s credit, they tried to soften it, but the genie still looks like he blue himself. I can’t take it seriously. For that, and the simple fact that this is a total cash grab from a company that’s swimming in money, I’m super not interested.
Jen: I started that trailer and my daughter wandered over. Four viewings of it later, I guess we’re going to see this. Penny’s notes? “I like it.”
AJ: I don’t know why I am so against this but I am.
Loren: We’ve seen some stories about what would happen if Superman was a psychopath in the comics but this is the first time we’ve seen something like that on film. I’m pretty in for this but I agree with Jen below, I could have done without the eye gore.
RDT: I love superheroes but hate horror. I’m so conflicted.
Rick: I mean, it’s no evil, drunk Superman from Superman III, but I’m still all about this.
Jen: I can’t with the eye violence. But this looks effectively creepy.
AJ: I suppose this is a “What if Superman turned out to be a villain” movie? Effective trailer. I will probably not see it as I am a scaredy cat.
Loren: I have heard nothing but great things about this. I’ve been a fan of Kaitlyn Dever since Justified. I’m so in for this. If I’m laughing the way I was during the trailer that’s a really good sign.
RDT: I will add this to my list of things I want to see but haven’t gotten around to despite two of them already streaming on platforms I subscribe to. It’ll be third behind Eighth Grade and Mid90s.
Rick: I’m surprised Olivia Wilde has only directed a few shorts prior to this. I thought she’d done at least one episode of House. Regardless, this looks like a solid first feature. I’m in.
Jen: Yep, I am 100% in for this one. Smart girls letting it all hang out is right in my wheelhouse. Also, that panda thing killed me.
AJ: I really, really want to see this. Hearing nothing but good things. Continue reading