Opening This Weekend: Rampage, Truth or Dare

With every new weekend comes more new movies to go see in the theaters. The movie theater is easily the best place to see a film. As good as your setup may be at home, nothing will ever come close to the magic of the movie theater. And getting to go see a movie on a Friday or Saturday night after a long hard week is simply euphoric. Now, not every movie that opens in theaters is a winner. We've all been tricked by a film that we thought would be good and it ended up being horrible. On the flip side, we've also all avoided a movie that we thought looked bad but it ended up being really good. It's tricky to know exactly what to see and what not to see. So, in this new weekly series, I break down what new movies are opening in theaters, what the critics are saying about them, and I state whether or not I think they are worth seeing. On that note, let's look at what's opening this weekend. 

Rampage- 3,950 Theaters

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 52%

Directed by: Brad Peyton

Plot Synopsis: Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, righting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend. 

The big new film coming to theaters this weekend is Rampage. While I'm not convinced the movie is going to be that good, I've been looking forward to seeing this one. Dwayne Johnson is one of my favorite performers in the business right now. Sometimes he'll put out garbage movies such as Baywatch, but then he'll also deliver on a fun-filled, action ride like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. But regardless of how good his movies are, he's always entertaining in them. Rampage is a movie that has the potential to be really fun, and that's the resounding consensus that I've heard. It's a stupid film, and it's not that good. But from the sheer entertainment value that it has, it's worth seeing. And that's really all I'm looking for from something such as Rampage. I'm not looking for it to be The Godfather; I just want a dumb, fun action movie. I think if that's what you're looking for, then Rampage is something you should go see. If you're looking for something that you can just leave your brain at the door for and eat a shit ton of popcorn during, Rampage is perfect for that. However, if you're looking for something that has a little more substance or nuance to it, then I'd go see something else. 

Truth or Dare- 3,000 Theaters

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 17%

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Plot Synopsis: A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone-- or something-- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Truth or Dare is the new film from Blumhouse, and I've learned to stop doubting them as a studio. From Split to Get Out, they've turned in some excellent movies. Even ones that I thought were going to be complete shit, such as Happy Death Day, have turned out to be really fun and creative. So while my first inclination when I saw the trailer for Truth or Dare was that it didn't look very good, I couldn't immediately write it off. Since then, however, the reviews have come out and it doesn't look good for Blumhouse. It's an interesting premise, and I think it could make for a really solid horror movie. But it doesn't seem like Truth or Dare will be it. If you're a fan of horror movies, and you haven't seen A Quiet Place yet, go see that over this. I guarantee you it will be a significantly better film. However, if you've already seen A Quiet Place, and you're looking for a new horror movie, then Truth or Dare may be worth a shot. Check it out and let me know if it's worth seeing!

Now in Theaters

The best film in theaters right now is Ready Player One. If you have not seen it yet, absolutely go and see it. It's been out for a couple weeks, so it won't be in theaters much longer. If you haven't seen it, go before it leaves theaters. You can read our full review for Ready Player One here. But definitely worth seeing is the aforementioned A Quiet Place. I'm seeing it again on Saturday, and I can't wait for it. This is a film that deserves to be seen in theaters, so go check it out! You can read our full review for A Quiet Place here. If you're looking for a comedy, I've heard good things about Blockers. I'm planning on seeing it, however I haven't had a chance yet. A lot of people are saying it's really good, so it sounds like one worth checking out. There's also Tyler Perry's Acrimony. It's not a movie for me, nor has it gotten very good reviews. But if you like the trailers, and that's something that appeals to you, then you may want to go see it before it leaves theaters. And now is one of your last chances to see Black Panther before Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters. You only have a couple weeks left, so make sure to get on that. You can read our full review for Black Panther here.

What do you think? Are you planning on seeing any of these movies in theaters? Will you see something that is already playing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nathanael Moln├ír
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