The Last House on the Left (2009), a remake of the 1972 classic, manages to disturb the viewer in unimaginable ways.
Given the fact that Fired Up simply reuses much of what has been seen in other teen comedies it becomes very dull, very fast.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is more an excuse to animate and bring to life historical figures, famous paintings, and treasured art than to offer a well-rounded story. It purely moves along at a stagnant pace and never truly offers up stakes that make you invest more than a fleeting amount of your attention. The only redemptive quality in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the playful imagination it possesses in bringing history to life.
Lakeview Terrace will produce more annoyance in you than thrills or suspense. From the beginning, you can see this is going to be all about race and the tensions it produces with certain people. The problem between the two neighbors is never realized beyond the point of race relations and the script does a poor job developing the characters past this angle. There are no thrills here or heavy dramatic moments; simply a crazy Police Officer with a nasty temper and control issues.
With a highly imaginative story that stems from the creativity and skill of the kids and teens, Hotel For Dogs is both entertaining and heartwarming. It may center on giving forgotten dogs a home but essentially is about building a family and establishing roots where it seemed impossible.