This Rotten Week: Predicting Oz The Great And Powerful And Dead Man Down Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-03-03 07:30:18discussion comments
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Recapping last week:

Fifty percent on the week, with the other two in the ballpark but slightly off the mark. Not bad all things considered.

First off, Jack the Giant Slayer (Predicted: 47% Actual: 52%) was close to the money. It just looked like the giants, the corny jokes and the general CGI’d feel would hold it back. Bingo. What I really should have done is make a prediction for how many critics would use some version of “Fee-fi-fo-fum” to voice their opinion of the flick. To her credit, Katey did not, but the overall number is probably somewhere around twenty-five percent.

Meanwhile, Phantom (Predicted: 27% Actual: 21%) was equally close. A big warning sign for a movie like this is hearing absolutely nothing about it leading up to release. It usually means the studio’s out of cash or the movie sucks (or both). The informational and advertising void meant it wouldn’t be lighting the world on fire.

The Last Exorcism Part II (Predicted: 39% Actual: 15%) finished way, way below its predecessor and hopefully spells the end of using ill-fitting and dishonest titles for movies.

Finally, I thought 21 and Over (Predicted: 15% Actual: 31%) and it’s irresponsible message would have it more in the basement. Granted the thirty percent range is bad, I just thought it would be awful. All in all, not a bad week.

Next time around we get a call and meet Burt Wonderstone. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!
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