Opening 10-17-2019 In Theaters: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap, Jojo Rabbit, The Lighthouse

Wide opening: Zombieland Doubletap, Maleficent + Limited: Jojo Rabbit, The Lighthouse

Hump Day Wednesday. Also the day before the openings of new films in the theater. Such a great middle week day!

Kara has Thursday, Friday and Saturday off, so I’m hopeful we can see all four of the movies above, but finding some of the release screenings in our area can be challenging (a venting topic for another day).

Am excited to see more Halloween-themed movies this week, albeit they are sequels. Last week had an underwhelming Addam’s Family⭐️⭐️ but it did well at the box office next to Joker ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ .

Maleficient: Mistress of Evil

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Official Trailer

Has the look of something that could be very good. An epic fairy tale with some good-looking effects. I’m intrigued.

However, similar to IT: Chapter Two ⭐️⭐️½ I haven’t seen the first one and am worried I might miss context. Do like the subtitle: “Mistress of Evil” but I’m hit or miss on liking the newer Disney films (love many of their classics). That includes the newer Star Wars since they bought them from George Lucas.

This one is 2/10 for anticipation. Don’t know much about it other than what’s in the trailer, but the trailer generated a little interest. Am going in optimistic, looking to be entertained on this one, but it’s not something I’m clamoring to see.

Zombieland: Double Tap

Another sequel to a movie I haven’t seen. Maybe I can catch the double-feature that is showing in some theaters. It’s definitely an odd experience watching the sequel before the original. It’s like reading series books out of order.

Zombieland: Double Tap official trailer

After watching this trailer, I’m definitely more excited about this one than Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Cool look of The White House with weeds overgrowing it. I’ve enjoyed some of Woody Harrelson’s films. Good to see they got the entire cast of the first Zombieland back, so this might be a more pure sequel.

Sacrilege, I know, but I’m not a huge zombie fan. Think they have been overplayed with the whole success of AMC The Walking Dead (which I do like that), but excessive zombie carnage could be fun.

This one gets 5/10 for my anticipation. I’m guessing Kara will want to see Maleficent before this, because she isn’t much of a horror fan. This is more horror-comedy, so maybe it will be more appealing to her. Will soon find out!

Jojo Rabbit

I’ve seen the most rewatch trailers for this film and have concern with Adolf Hitler being funny. Think I’d rather see Hitler handled in a horror film than a comedy. Let’s face it, the guy was just pure evil personified, but it could be ok.

Nobody in the theater was laughing at any of the satirical Hitler jokes, probably because they weren’t funny. Seeing Hitler dance around? It just isn’t working in the trailer for me.

The controversial elements of this film plus the fact that I do enjoy comedies puts this at 3/10 for my anticipation.

The Lighthouse

Have seen one trailer in advance for this one, but not much else is known. Let’s check out the trailer again:

The Lighthouse is a horror movie, we think

Hmm. Kinda corny music. What is this movie about? Not a very good trailer at all. Not seeing much that I want to see here. Luckily there are more trailers and one has a ton of views on YouTube, but reading through the comments I’m sensing others are confused too. I watched, saw a lot of quotes from critics saying it was great.

Went to Wikipedia to read more about what this was about:

The film chronicles the story of two lighthouse keepers as they are faced with solitude, but start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.

So, it is a horror movie, good. That increases my curiosity. 2/10 for anticipation, but below Maleficent.

ANTICIPATION for Week of 10/17 MOVIES

How much on scale of 1-10 anticipating the 10-17-2019 movies?

  1. Zombieland: Double Tap – 5 /10
  2. Jojo Rabbit – 3/10
  3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – 2/10
  4. The Lighthouse – 2/10

Are there screenings in our area to see these movies?

Zombieland and Maleficent are wide screenings, so they will be easy to be screened at Regal Cinemas (where we have an unlimited pass). The Lighthouse is showing at one Regal theater about 20 miles away. Jojo Rabbit looks like the wildcard, it isn’t showing as of this writing anywhere near us. So, that one may get passed unless it appears somewhere…

Are YOU looking forward to seeing any of these movies? If so, which one(s)?

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