Review Revue: Kit Kittredge Edges Hancock in Battle for Critics' Hearts

Attention, Dakota: Abigail Breslin is on the rise!

by | July 4, 2008 | Comments

This week, box office dynamo Will Smith goes head to head with tweener tyke Abigail Breslin. But is Hancock‘s reluctant superhero routine any match for the intrepid adventures of Kit Kittredge?

Once upon a time, Will Smith (as the Fresh Prince) composed his own definition of summer madness: going to BBQs, reminiscing, waxing his car, frontin’ and maxin’. But cut to 17 years later, and he has a new definition of summer madness: box office domination. With a track record of recent crowd-pleasers (I Am Legend, Pursuit of Happyness), will fans pay any heed to the less-than-super reviews of his first vehicle as a superhero? Conversely, young Abigail Breslin — Oscar nominee, cherubic 12-year-old — seems to be giving Dakota Fanning a run for her money as the reigning ‘tween It Girl of her generation.

What should you see this weekend? Watch this week’s Review Revue to find out what the critics are saying about Hancock and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

Also head over to this week’s Total Recall for our rundown of the Bill of Rights via movies. (Guess which Amendment Death Wish represents!)

Check in with next week’s Review Revue for our discussion of not one, not two, but THREE movies: Meet Dave, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.