We know what you’re thinking: “I’m a poetic-minded black belt with a thing for smoking monkeys. How can I possibly choose between this week’s big releases?” Reader, we sympathize. After all, The Hangover Part II is a comedic filth-fest, Kung Fu Panda 2 is a high-kicking kid pic, and The Tree of Life is a dreamy tone poem about family and Texas and… uh, dinosaurs. How can a person be expected to pick between three nearly identical movies like that?
To answer that, you just just need to look deep within yourself and ask this question:
What kind of sick person has a thing for smoking monkeys? What are your feelings about Asia? For devoted fans of the Far East, Kung Fu Panda 2 is probably the way to go, since the family-friendly sequel follows Po (Jack Black) on a new quest set among the mystical mountains of ancient China. If you’re more intrigued by the continent’s seamy underbelly, then try out The Hangover Part II, which sends the wolfpack (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis) into the streets of Bangkok in search of a missing buddy. And if you’re a homebody, try out Terrence Malick’s Texas-set The Tree of Life (starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn), but be ready for some time-traveling cosmic imagery, too.
Made up your mind? Then vote in our poll below, and let us know what movie you’ll be seeing this weekend!