So it’s Saturday, December 25, and you’re booking movie tickets on Fandango. Obviously there’s the cliche of Jews eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas, but my family also made a tradition out of going to the movie theater after presents and while my dad cooked Christmas dinner. Regardless, during the holiday break you’ll likely see at least one of the movies being released this week. So which one is best for you?
Some came out on Wednesday; others are out today. Unlike the post with what your favorite classic Christmas movie says about you, I’m including trailers so you can have the best chance of choosing your ideal movie.
The Adventures of Tintin
What it’s about: Whiz kid journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys a cool ship model, only to discover that it holds the key to a sunken treasure. With the evil Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine (Daniel Craig) racing to track down the treasure first, Tintin and his trusty dog Snowy team up with a drunken ship captain (Andy Serkis) and travel all over the world.
What it says about you: You loved building forts and going on Easter egg hunts as a kid.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
What it’s about: I’m giving you the cool, stylish trailer instead of the informative one because you already know the story: Punk hacker with Asperger’s teams up with newspaper reporter to solve a decades-old mystery.
What it says about you: You’re suffering a bad break-up and have to remind yourself that Lisbeth Salander had it much worse. That, and you’re an incredibly curious person—you have to know if David Fincher‘s take starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara matches up to the Swedish version.
We Bought A Zoo
What it’s about: Widower Matt Damon spontaneously decides to purchase a new house that happens to be on an animal preserve—so of course he and his kids have to rebuild it and take care of the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) housed there. Plus Scarlett Johansson is the mouthy animal wrangler or something who slowly falls for Matt.
What it says about you: There’s still a collection of stuffed animals sitting on your bed.