After the high of Cappy returning to the screen, we take a bit of a break this time around with two smaller affairs on the docket. Get ready for The Darkness and Money Monster.

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 This Rotten Week has to offer. 
 
The Money Monster
Rotten Watch Prediction
Who hasn’t watched Mad Money with Jim Cramer and wanted to commit some kind of act of violence? I’m not advocating it of course, but dude’s style just isn’t conducive to remaining calm with a little light, afternoon stock market talk. It’s loud, brash and generally worthless advice. So in this film they flip that up a bit by taking dude hostage and exposing the onion-like layers of the big banking, investment and possible corruption involved in the business of buying and selling. The premise, while engaging and timely for our current financial climate, does come across as heavy-handed even in the two minute long trailer. I don’t know if we can expect the same kind of messaging throughout the flick, but expect so.

This isn’t to say the flick looks bad. It appears entertaining enough, wrapping as much action around the set of a stock trading cable show as you’ll probably ever get. I just worry when movie messaging might come at the expense of other pieces and that might be the case here. Directed by Jodie Foster (The Beaver-61%), Money Monster looks to overcome a terrible title and hit on all cylinders with a hostage scenario in a world where we already distrust big banking. I think it ultimately works but isn’t a four-bagger (that’s a stock term people. Come on, watch Mad Money for once).

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