This Rotten Week: Predicting Paranormal Activity 2 Reviews
At what point do you think Rotten Tomatoes will just hire the Rotten Watch to take over their site? Right now they probably have a whole team of programmers, writers, and researchers compiling critical consensus, editing blurbs, and crunching numbers to spew out a TomatoMeter score for each movie. They could downsize quickly to just me. I'm getting so close on the scores each week, it'd probably just make their lives easier. So there you go Rotten Tomatoes. That's my cover letter (resume at bottom).
This week, demons are back for some haunting while another clueless family tries to get them on video. Haven't we learned anything from movies? Demons hate to be filmed!
Recapping last week:
You're probably saying to yourself, "Doug, teach me your ways. How is your finger so connected to the pulse of the critic?" I wish I could school you in the art of the Tomatometer, but alas it's more of a feel thing. And I'm feeling damn good. Last week saw the Rotten Watch go three-for-three with the predictions. Red (Predicted 72%, Actual 70%) was pretty much a bullseye. And from early reports people actually went out and saw the movie. Color me shocked.
Meanwhile, Jackass 3D (Predicted 59%, Actual 65%) and Hereafter (Predicted 63%, Actual 57%) were right in range. That's a nice little week for the Rotten Watch and it continues a hot streak over the last month or so. During that time, outside of Wes Craven screwing me with My Soul to Take, the Rotten Watch has predicted eight movies. I have been within an average of 3.9% for those eight flicks. So watch out Rotten Tomatoes. Your days are numbered. People only need to read This Rotten Week.
Takes a bow and tells you that next week the fright continues with a final Saw installment (thank god). It's going to be a Rotten Week!
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