This Rotten Week: Predicting The Hobbit, Saving Mr. Banks, American Hustle and Madea Christmas Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-12-08 11:53:45discussion comments
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Tyler Perryís A Madea Christmas
Though sorely tempted to just write "Skip" and move on with our lives, duty calls and I canít simply ignore the franchise that is Madea. And along with her, the unstoppable force of crappy movies that is Tyler Perry. Take a look at these numbers, all movies with Madea involved:

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (16%)

Madeaís Family Reunion (25%)

Meet the Browns(32%)

Madea Goes to Jail (30%)

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (63%)

Madeaís Big Happy Family (38%)

Madeaís Witness Protection (21%)

For those keeping score at home, thatís an average of 32%. Now, if youíre interested in numbers, itís also worth noting that these movies have grossed somewhere in the vicinity of $415 million at the box office. So it would appear that Madea earns about $13 million for every percentage point of Tomatometer success. I doubt many franchises have a better ratio. There are some for sure (without looking, Iíd venture Grown Ups and Resident Evil have it beat), but man thatís a lot of Benjamins for a subpar product.

Yet the Perry train continues chugging along, laying down crappy track after crappy track. Itís amazing really. In this latest, Madea heads out to the sticks for a redneck Christmas, because, well Iím not sure exactly why really, but it looks awful. A number of different stereotypes are going gangbusters in the trailer, each of them less funny than the one before. Business as usual I suppose. But around these parts, when it comes to predicting scores, we like track record. It makes the predictions easy. So for that, Iíd like to thank Madea. The Rotten Watch for Tyler Perryís A Madea Christmas is 22%


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