Recapping last week:
Overall, a good run for the Rotten Watch. But as the honest, forthright person that I am, let’s clear out the losers first. The Wolf of Wall Street (Predicted: 90% Actual: 76%) missed the mark after it dipped steadily over the course of the week based partly on the fact that people seemed to hate it. There’s obviously a disconnect between the critical analysis and audience perception and Sean does a nice job detailing some of the reasons. It’s also probably worth reading before you see the flick (if you haven’t already) to prepare yourself.
Meanwhile, 47 Ronin (Predicted: 31% Actual: 12%) was off, but my sentiment was on the money. It looked completely ridiculous and I thought the film would be bad. Granted, I didn’t think it would be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but under fifteen percent is getting into the "epic garbage" zone.
Then The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Predicted: 37% Actual: 47%) was able to bounce up towards the middle. Based on the early reviews I thought the movie would dip as the week wore on. But enough critics like Eric in his review graded it out as "fair" to keep the score from dropping off the table. For me, it stays within the ten percent "win" zone for the Rotten Watch.
Grudge Match (Predicted: 28% Actual: 31%) was a near perfect prediction, and a sad fate for two dudes who waltzed around the rings earlier in their acting careers. This thing just depresses me, but the score was right on the money.
And finally, Believe (Predicted: 55% Actual: 56%) might end up being a perfect bullseye. All in all, a strong week and nice resume builder.
Next time around its The Legend of Hercules. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!