Meat at the Movies: Steve Jobs, Pan
Not every weekend of new movies will be amazing. Out of the two in wide release expect only one to 'wow' you; at least in a good way. This weekend you have Pan and Steve Jobs as the options.
First the prequel to Peter Pan simple titled Pan. Before he was the savior of the lost boys, he was an orphan himself. Brought to what we all knows as Neverland he meet Black Beard and Hook and begins his path to becoming the legendary Peter Pan. With only a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, don't expect much. Critics are saying that the plot is rushed and though its not a bad viewing experience, its not that good either. The big part of the Peter Pan story is not wanting to grow up but that somehow is lose in this prequel.
Next, a good Steve Jobs movie called...Steve Jobs. Starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs himself this version of the story follows the release of three major installments in the apple lineup. Critics say that Fassbender puts on an Oscar worthy performance and tells the story of who Jobs really was. With a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I suspect he may get that award.
And now a bonus movie, The Walk. In limited release is the based on the true story drama of Philippe Petit the high-wire artist who crossed the gap between the twin towers in the '70s. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stares as Petit who gets a crew together to complete this illegal feat. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 87% with critics saying that the balance of truth, excitement, and stunning visuals is what makes this one soar above.
As always, take a look at the trailers below, and until next week, we'll MEAT at the movies!