We've got a nice variety of movies hitting cinemas nationwide this week, providing us with the biggest wide release of the young year that is 2018. Liam Neeson is back in another game of cat and mouse, this time on a train; a popular talking bear is back for an anticipated sequel; and Taraji P. Henson is kicking a whole lotta ass as a highly-trained assassin. Let's take a look at The Commuter, Paddington 2 and Proud Mary. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Rotten Watch Prediction
One has to appreciate how Liam Neeson has fully embraced the idea of being an older action star. In recent years he's been kicking a whole lot of ass on the big screen, and it looks like that pattern will continue with the new thriller The Commuter. It's something of a farce how many of these flicks Neeson has done now, and it's worth noting that it's resulted in mixed success:
The Commuter may not ultimately feature as much hand-to-hand combat as the others, but it's a race-against-clock-action movie nonetheless.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra directed the last two movies on Neeson's list above and they turned out the best of the bunch of the Tomatometer. I'm betting The Commuter will finish in the same range, with early reviews being generally positive. That's good, because I could watch Liam Neeson do his thing well into his eighties.