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 seem to recall reading the book when I was a kid but I don’t remember too much about it. I don’t know how I feel about the look of this movie. I may see it on Netflix a few years down the road, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
RDT: Return of classic Spielberg? Reviews seem to say so (somewhat, at least). I’m so behind on movies though, I don’t think I’ll rush right out. But I’ll see it eventually.
Rick: Is “meh” an acceptable response?
Jen: See Rick’s answer above. I want to care about this movie. I just don’t.
The Purge: Election Year
Loren: I purposefully didn’t see the original Purge because it looked a little too “torture porn” for my taste. I did want to see the sequel where they took that concept and turned it into an action, survival movie. Same can be said for this one. At some point maybe I’ll go back and watch 2 and then Election Year.
RDT: The first one was pretty much horror, right, Rick? I guess this one and the last one are more like violent, action thrillers…? As of now, this one is the best reviewed (currently 61% on Rotten Tomatoes). I feel weird jumping into a franchise three movies in though. And I don’t like horror. Basically, I’m saying I have no idea if I’m ever going to see this movie or not.
Rick: I have never seen any of the Purge movies. I may go back and watch them one day, but I’m not super interested in them.
Jen: I am fascinated that they are releasing a movie, in an election year, about murdering people, and co-opting the tagline of a major candidate for public office to promote said murders. And no one is suing anyone about it. I love love LOVE me some Elizabeth Mitchell. I never saw the other films, but if anything gets me to vote yes (see what I did there?) for this one, it’ll be her.