Movies opening this weekend of June 8, 2012 are Prometheus, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Safety Not Guaranteed.
Director Ridley Scott returns to the Aliens universe with Prometheus, a kind of prequel to the Aliens saga. Back again (for the first time) is the Weyland Corporation, the evil Corporation that was a part of the other Aline movies. They send out a crew to explore a distant planet to seek answers to a mystery, answers that may prove Biblical in proportion. Along for the ride are Noomi Rapace (from the original The Girl With the Dragon tattoo), Idris Elba (The Wire and Luther), Michael Fassbender (Shame and X-Men: First Class) and Charlize Theron. Performances are top notch. The CGI and special effects are incredible and a nod to the weirdness of HR Giger who was responsible for the look of the original films. It’s an epic, creepy science fiction film that’s a great addition to the existing Aliens’ universe.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
That lovable bunch of animals from the Central Park Zoo are still trying to get back home, except this time they’re traveling through Europe under cover of a traveling circus. As usual it’s a lot of fun and kids of all ages will love it. If anything, it’s an improvement over the others, a rarity in sequels.
Safety Not Guaranteed
In the classifieds of the newspaper, an ad reads:
*WANTED* Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Msut bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.
Three cynical magazine employees see the article and decide to explore the mystery behind the article. They find the guy behind the ad, who believes he’s found the secret of time travel and wants to go on the journey soon. Together, they see what happens next.
It’s a small independent film with a lot of heart. It has a great cast including Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza (who shows great star potential with her deadpan, understated performance. It’s fun and quirky and has a lot of charm.