It may only be the back end of March, but we are getting a weekend full of notable titles - two of which bring some classic TV shows to the big screen. Audiences will see Michael Pena and Dax Shepard as Ponch and John in CHIPs; a group of newcomers suiting up as the Power Rangers, and a fantastic cast discovering an extraterrestrial in Life. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!

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.

Michael Pena and Dax Shephard Ponch and John Ride Their Bikes CHIPS
Rotten Watch Prediction
30%

We have some history with serious-at-the-time but incredibly dated cop shows getting made into full length comedies. There's 21 Jump Street (85%) and Starsky & Hutch (64%) for example. These flicks poked fun at the originals while also turning out their own laughs. It's what director/star Dax Sheppard and company seem to be going for with CHIPs, based on the late 70's/ early 80's television series starring Erik Estrada. I think they miss the mark with the updated story about two motorcycle cops tasked with solving highway crimes.

The trailer looks like canned comedy hijinks through and through. When you watch two plus minutes of a trailer (presumably many of the "best" parts) and don't crack a smile (which I didn't), then there could be a serious uphill climb to any critical respectability. Sure, it might have its moments but I think they'll be few and far between. This is Dax Shepard's second writing/directing/starring venture after Hit & Run (50%). That one fell in the middle while I think CHIPS comes in well under that score because the laughs won't be enough.

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