“T2 Trainspotting,” Oscar nominee “Land of Mine,” “Power Rangers,” “Wilson,” “Life,” “The Last Word” and more are being released in the Seattle area the week of March 24.
Eleven movies land in Seattle-area theaters March 24. Here’s what our reviewers thought of them. A few did not screen in advance for review.
★★★★ “T2 Trainspotting” (R): This sequel, set 20 years after the first film, connects intimately with the original. The same characters — Scottish bad boys Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Simon (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) — are back. They’re older, but only in some ways wiser. Full review.
Soren Andersen, Special to The Seattle Times
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★★★½ “Land of Mine” (R): Denmark’s recent Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film lost the award to Iran’s much-praised “The Salesman.” Nevertheless, the Danish film is no afterthought, no minor event, but a strong film on its own. It is set on the west coast of Denmark in May 1945, when German teenagers were recruited to dismantle 1.5 million land mines on the beaches. Full review.
John Hartl, Special to The Seattle Times
★★½ “Power Rangers” (PG-13): This big-screen version is about as dark as a CW series: just enough to be taken (somewhat) seriously, but with enough of a sense of humor about itself to have some fun, too. Suiting up as the colorfully suited karate-chopping teen superheroes are R.J. Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Becky G. and Ludi Lin. Full review.
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
★★½ “Wilson” (R): A character, even when he’s played by Woody Harrelson, is not a movie. “Wilson,” based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes and directed by Bellingham native Craig Johnson, is the story of a grumpy, lonely middle-aged man who discovers he has teenage daughter…