This Rotten Week: Predicting Gravity And Runner Runner Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-09-29 08:33:42discussion comments
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Recapping last week:

Oof, not a great week with a couple of mistakes but one near dead-on prediction that keeps it from a complete embarrassment. Don Jon (Predicted: 69% Actual: 87%) didnít slip the way I thought it would this week. I based much of my slippage on Katey Richís initial thoughts on the flick. She hated it. Kristy doubled down on the hate by pretty much trashing it in her review. These two represented the clear minority though, because critics by and large think itís a strong film.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Predicted: 39% Actual: 58%) was a big miss. I thought this was going to be a monumental error on my part when it came out of the critical gate like gangbusters, but the score dipped over the course of the week making it just a bad prediction. Ericís review says it gets closer to the original than I thought and he enjoyed it for many of the reasons I thought it would suck (read: silly food/animal combinations).

Baggage Claim (Predicted: 13% Actual: 14%) was right on the money. According to critics, unoriginal and a retread of every bad rom-com thatís come down the pike in the last fifteen or so years. The score is close to a bottom feeder though Mackís review at least gives it the cable TV go-ahead, meaning youíll get sucked into it a few years from now. I wonít, but you might. This thing just looks dreadful.

Next time around we get attacked by pirates and killed by machetes. Itís going to be a Rotten Week!
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