Three sequels hit Connecticut multiplexes this weekend. Two have been well-received by critics and one…not so much:
The Lego Batman Movie: You’d hope that the folks behind Warner Brothers’ floundering live-action franchise might look at this wonderful Batman-centric spin-off of 2014’s The Lego Movie (featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson and Michael Cera) and find inspiration, but that’s doubtful. As it stands: it’s easily the best Batman movie this decade.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, Metacritic:75%
Personal interest factor: 10 (yes, a rare 10!)
John Wick: Chapter 2: Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to his 2014 action hit. I didn’t get into the original the way most did, probably should revisit it at some point.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 90%, Metacritic: 75%
Personal interest factor: 5
Fifty Shades Darker: Hell, no.
Rotten Tomatoes: 8%, Metacritic: 32%
Personal interest factor: 0