We’re getting deeper and deeper into the year 2016, and we’ve got three flicks coming your way this week. Get ready for Dirty Grandpa, Boy and The 5th Wave.
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.
Rotten Watch Prediction
This flick looks like a good example of what happens when a potentially funny concept is delivered by a couple of dudes who might come close to the mark in the comedy department, but not close enough. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro as kid and grandpa will possibly have its moments, though I suspect there will be a bunch of missed opportunities. The trailer looks like as much. A mash up of obvious Spring Break jokes as we work really hard to believe Efron as the straight-laced, yuppity type is just a little of the stretch we’re working with here.
Again, this trailer has its moments. Most notably, Aubrey Plaza looks like she nails it as the older man-seeking nympho. But the rest? It looks borderline at best and cringe-worthy at worst. Just too many cliches packed into too small a time frame. We’ve been down the road debaucherous tour taken by the unsuspecting. These aren’t the guys to pull it off.
Directed by Dan Mazer, who has a pretty hilarious record directing some of Da Ali G Show and the quasi-miss I Give it A Year (55%), will miss the mark with this one. It just appears too forced even with the stronger cast.