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The weekend’s best movies, March 17
March 16, 2017
Donald, the peculiar friend, is a singular creation, played by director Kris Avedisian. Kong never looked so good as in this well-directed, well-acted, imaginatively crafted and very respectably written revisit of the King Kong story, this time on his native habitat of Skull Island. The Lego Batman Movie: The animated comedy is less awesome than its predecessor, but it’s a clever, well-paced, self-aware and completely satisfying kind of less awesome. All inferior sequels should be as fun as this one. The ninth appearance by Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in 17 years takes a huge tone shift from the relatively bloodless earlier X-Men films, going berserk in its own moody and ultraviolent direction. Jackman and director James Mangold create something great here, upsetting comic book norms without losing entertainment value.