Get ready for a Greek “battle royale” as Wrath of the Titans hopes to unseat The Hunger Games as the number one movie. That’s right. It’s Perseus vs Theseus (the character of Katniss in The Hunger Games is based on the character of Theseus in Greek mythology). And if that isn’t enough excitement, you can add in a little Snow White.
Mirror Mirror (Rated PG) – A new take on an old tale, Mirror Mirror stars Lily Collins and Julia Roberts in this update of Snow White. The movie is hoping to pull in the family audience this weekend, but I just can’t get excited for the movie after seeing the (much better looking) trailers of Snow White & the Huntsman. Mirror Mirror looks campy and silly though, so it should be good for a few laughs.
Wrath of the Titans (Rated PG-13) Ten years after the events of Clash of the Titans, Zeus must call on Perseus once again as the power of the gods has diminished to the point that the titans, lead by Zeus’s father Kronos, are starting to break free. I have mixed feelings about this one. The previews nake it seem like the movie has potential, but I’ve been burned before – 2010’s Clash of the Titans made my list of the worst movies of that year.
These two movies will be opening in Ames this weekend at the Cinemark Movies 12. Here’s a look at other films playing in Ames this weekend.
Cinemark Movies 12:
- The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13)
- 21 Jump Street (Rated R)
- John Carter (Rated PG-13)
- The Lorax (Rated PG)
- This Means War (Rated PG-13)
North Grand 5:
- Wanderlust (Rated R)
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Rated PG-13)
- The Woman in Black (Rated PG-13)
- One For the Money (Rated PG-13)
- Beauty & the Beast 3D (Rated G)
- Hugo (Rated PG)
- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Rated PG-13)
Other movies around central Iowa:
At the Fleur Cinema & Cafe, holdovers include The Artist, Friends With Kids, and Jeff, Who Lives At Home. Opening this weekend:
Rampart (Rated R) – Woody Harrelson plays a cop with his own code of justice who finds himself in a downward spiral after getting caught on tape beating a suspect. I haven’t heard a lot about this one, but Harrelson is never not exciting to see in a new movies. He brings such energy and intensity to every role.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Rated PG-13) – When a sheik decides he wants to bring salmon fishing to his people, he’ll stop at no expense to make it happen, despite the doubts of the England’s leading fisheries expert. Starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, this is supposed to be one of the more inspirational movies of the year. I’m hoping to get to Des Moines to see it.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is also playing at the Varsity Theater and the Century 20 Jordan Creek in Des Moines. Check out the Varsity’s website for a special offer at the Drake Diner.
Ames area showtimes are available at the Cinemark website. If you live outside the Ames area, check out Fandango for theaters and showtimes near you.
See you at the theater!