This Rotten Week: Predicting Guardians Of The Galaxy And Get On Up Reviews
Rotten Watch Prediction
Check out a little of what I mean in the trailer for Get on Up,
My man Chadwick Boseman knows where his bread is buttered, and that is in biopics. Dude canít not be in them. Starting with a minor role in Ernie Davisís story The Express, and then graduating to the (ahem) big leagues as Jackie Robinson in 42, Boseman has experience in this particular kind of film. Now heís playing James Brown in a story of the famous singerís rise to fame, fortune and funk. Director Tate Taylorís one big directorial work came in the form of the film adaptation The Help (76%), a fine, rather safe movie that went by the book in itís voice and message. No controversy and nothing to get overly riled up about beyond the obvious. I suspect this movie will be much of the same. Itís doubtful the true story of James Brown would be an actual PG-13 flick (very much what I said about 42 at the time), but it's understandable that the filmmakers and the studio want it to play for multiple audiences.
This film is probably too safe to blow it out of the water with critics, though that same safety will keep it from heading toward the basement. Somewhere around the middle feels about right.
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