It’s a serviceable thriller at best although Christopher Plummer’s late-to-the-party performance is worthy of praise.
A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.
Another in a long line of movie adaptations of revered novels that lose something significant in their translation from page to screen.
"The Angry Birds Movie" is like the game - an opportunistic attempt to “strike while the iron is hot” that’s devoid of elements that would give it an extended life.
"A Walk in the Woods" is pleasant but inconsequential, a passing diversion rather than a worthy cinematic destination.
This is an appetizer and like most meager fare, it doesn't satisfy.
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
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