Opening April 8-Arthur, Hanna, Soul Surfer and Your Highness

We have four brand-new movies opening up in the second week of April with a Christian-inspired film, a thriller and two comedies. From what  I have heard from my fellow critics, none of these film are particularly interesting.

A remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy and starring Russell Brand in the title role, Arthur is about a wealthy playboy who will lose his inheritance if he does not married a woman (Jennifer Garner), but he falls for a woman (Greta Gerwig) his family does not apporove of.

Director Joe Wright’s (Atonement) latest film, Hanna, is scored by The Chemical Brothers and features an cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett. The film is about a 16-year-old girl (Ronan) who is raised and trained by her father (Bana) to be an assassin. She must trek across Europe in order to complete certain missions while being tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent (Blanchett).

Based on true events, Soul Surfer is a movie about professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who summoned the courage to continue surfing after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Director David Gordon Green reunites with his Pineapple Express co-stars James Franco and Dannny McBride to bring  the latest stoner comedy, Your Highness. The film tells the story of two brothers (McBride and Franco) who must rescue a damsel-in-distress (Zooey Deschanel) from an evil wizard (Justin Theroux) and soon “the hilarity begins”. I was not sure if noticed the sarcasm in those words. This movie was reallly disappointing as the movie has some good laughs, but it ends looking and feeling like several failed Saturday Night Live skits put together.

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