Review: Summer? Must be sequel season

By Josie Salazar
City Times

Shrek the Third (in theaters now): This movie seems to bring out all the other side elements from the first two movies, if you want to see more of Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) and Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), then this is the one. One quirky character that I’m not sure about is the kid Artie (Justin Timberlake) who dreams of being king…not sure where he belongs in the movie. When Shrek becomes King-in-training, he completely turns the kingdom upside down. Let’s not forget the kiddos! Yep, Shrek and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) have triplets. They’re just as much annoying as Donkey (Eddie Murphy) but much cutesier and now Uncle Puss in Boot’s has some one his size to play with. You won’t want to miss the “Charlie Angels of Royalty pretentious” team, made up of all the lovable princesses we grew up with, Snow White (Amy Poehler), Cinderella (Amy Sedaris) Rapunzel (Maya Rudolph) and Sleeping Beauty (Cheri Oteri). The graphics are crystal-clear and the line up of music is, as always, exhilarating. Go see the movie, it will not disappoint! It ranks close to the first movie in story line and plot and hilariously funny.

Pirates of the Caribbean, At World’s End: (May 24): Can Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly) find and save Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)? They seem to believe so especially with the help of Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) who we saw in the last cliff-hanging scene of the second movie. While they search for Sparrow, the terrifying Ghost Ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones are wreaking havoc across the Seven Seas under the East India Company, forging their way to Singapore where they team up with Captain Barbossa to battle the Chinese Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) to save their Pirate carefree ways. The stunts seem to be pleasing, and the special effects are to die-for. However, when will we finally see Turner and Swann get hitched? Or will Swann turn to Captain Jack? You’ll want to see this one if you were frustrated with how ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ ended.

Live Free Or Die Hard: It’s been a long time since we last saw New York Cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), can he bring back his explosive talent? Or has age softened him? The special effects are as usual, exceptional; however, the plot might be too predictable. Overall, it remains to see if the diehard fans will accept this late edition to the trilogy.

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Oceans 13 (June 8): The team’s back for an all-new target, seeking revenge with Al Pacino. Can they succeed again? Or will they lose one of their own? The witty and sometimes mundane group pulls off the biggest heist of all, but will they make more enemies then they can handle? If you loved the other two movies, don’t miss this one, there are surprises and twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat And Al Pacino gives a stunning performance!

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Review: Summer? Must be sequel season