A long delayed horror sequel and a B-list tearjerker are Connecticut’s only new releases this weekend.
Rings: Shot in early 2015, culturally relevant in 2006. A rare case where a remake would have made a lot more sense than a sequel. Beyond asking themselves “does the target audience even know what a videotape is?” the studio should have asked “does the target audience even know what The Ring is?”
No Naomi Watts in this one, obviously.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 5%, Metacritic:24%
Personal interest factor: 0
The Space Between Us: Silly, but harmless-looking teen romance picture about a human boy raised on Mars who falls for an Earthling. Asa Butterfield and Brit Robertson play the “star crossed” pair and Gary Oldman plays a scientist or something. And he yells a lot.
Peter Chelsom (Serendipity, Hector and the Search for Happiness) directs.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 18%, Metacritic: 33%
Personal interest factor: 1