Movies: This weekend's verdict

November 09, 2011, 11:53 AM GMT+0

So, which of the three films we asked you to review have come up trumps this week, and which have you decided to give a miss?

Will any of them feature in your weekend viewing? Here's what MediaLab panellists had to say this week

Want to review next weekend's trailers? 

In Time

Overall, MediaLab panellists say: GO AND SEE IT

New sci-fi thriller In Time, starring singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake, is set in a world where time is money, and everyone stops ageing at 25. After that, etched on their arms as a ghoulish green countdown, time starts ticking away. The rich can earn decades of time, while the poor must beg, borrow and steal hours just to survive another day. As a factory worker, Timberlake's character finds himself accused of murder and forced to go on the run with a time tycoon's daughter (Amanda Seyfried) in a literal race against time that will see them declare war on the entire system.
“Action packed, futuristic, exciting looking film” “Very good concept with a promising young cast” “Justin Timberlake makes this film a must, very attention grabbing and lots of on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments!” “Looks like a thriller with plenty of exciting gun, car chasing action with a sci-fi premise at its heart. Appears to have enough budget to do it well” “A long descriptive trailer that catches the audience’s attention. It was interesting as there is no other like it. Something new, would definitely go out to see” “It is an interesting concept much like Logan's Run mixed with James Bond”

Johnny English Reborn

Overall, MediaLab panellists say: GO AND SEE IT

Comic favourite Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling spy Johnny English Reborn - a sequel to the original 2003 James Bond parody. Spy chief Pamela Thornton (Gillian Anderson) entrusts English with a special mission, in which he must tackle a dastardly international conspiracy in order to assassinate the Chinese premier. Armed with the latest high-tech gadgets and throughly unorthodox methods, the notoriously incompetent agent must go forth and save the world...again.
“Priceless! Rowan Atkinson doing what he does best.” “Looks just as funny as the last Johnny English! So excited to see this.” “Have seen the previous one which left me in hysterics. Yet again I was left laughing, and this was only the trailer, is a must see film.” “Amazing trailer, got me hooked straight away, shows some very funny clips and some great stunts from Rowan Atkinson.”

The Rum Diary

Overall, MediaLab panellists say: GO AND SEE IT

Based on the Hunter S Thompson novel about a boozy expat journalist in 1950s Puerto Rico, this film stars Johnny Depp as an American journalist Paul Kemp, who, tired of the noise and madness of New York and crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, travels around the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper. Meeting a group of lost souls, he must balance his newfound penchant for rum with his burgeoning obsession with the beautiful Chenault (Amber Heard).
“Looks very funny - I enjoyed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and this seems to be a similar style.” “Everything about it looks good - the actors, the fact I love the person who wrote the book, the trailer is good too, doesn’t give too much away.” “This film looks hilarious! Yes, I must see it. Great trailer shows a lot of fun without giving too much away.” “I think this movie looks action packed with a really interesting storyline. I am also a fan of Johnny Depp and his versatility as an actor.”

Now review next week's trailers!