The first week of NFL action means I’m a little late in getting started today. But the movies don’t stop and we are ramping up into the fall movie season. It’s starting slow for sure, but we’ve still got a couple of flicks to talk about. It’s dolphins and no good deeds!

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.

Dolphin Tale 2
Rotten Watch Prediction
You jones-ing for more hot dolphin action? Flippers and fins flying everywhere? The squeaks and blow holes of your average dolphin lighting up the big screen? Ooh baby, I’m getting all worked up just thinking about these mammals/reptiles/fish whatever they are. I don’t have time to look it up; I’m just too excited for dolphins, baby. Dolphins!

See what I’m talking about in the trailer for Dolphin Tale 2,



Has a safer movie ever been put on the screen? I doubt it. Well, maybe the first movie in the Dolphin Tale franchise. That flick told the story of a rehabilitated dolphin who is given a second chance at life after being given a prosthetic tale. And there’s Harry Connick Jr. And a kid with no friends who also helps the dolphin. Though based on a true story, it came through a Hallmark movie with some extra schmaltz thrown in on top. I can’t help but assume they laid it on pretty thick for the benefit of the Kleenex companies.

This new one appears headed to an even higher form of sap. If the trailer can be believed, this movie is about 15% dialogue or story and 85% inspirational song and cute dolphin shots. Oh, and Harry Connick Jr., of course. Dolphin Tale 2 is about saving yet another dolphin. It doesn’t appear to have any conflict or antagonist. Just dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins.
BR<> That first Dolphin Tale (82%) scored really well with critics and director Charles Martin Smith is back for round two. I suspect this one finishes lower than the first, as it appears a simple retread. Something to put on screen because the first one scored so well. My bet is there is no Dolphin Tale 3.

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