This Rotten Week: Predicting Pain & Gain And The Big Wedding Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-04-21 15:38:29discussion comments
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Recapping last week:

Well, on paper Oblivion (Predicted: 64% Actual: 59%) was a win, falling easily within the ten percent mark. But I can’t take too much credit here as a bunch of reviews had already gone up before I made my prediction. Most reviews, including Katey Rich’s held to a theme of “visuals=awesome, rest of story=meh.” When this is the case, there’s a hard ceiling on the Rotten Tomato score. A flick can get by on looks only so far. (See above: Bay, Michael) The story needs be there and for as much as Oblivion was boosted by its landscape, the story’s vapidity held down the critical praise.

Next time around Tony Stark gets back in the suit. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!
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