After the gigantic success of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 at the box office this weekend, it’s going to be tough for any film to be seen as big competition. Still, that’s not stopping two new releases from battling Katniss and friends in its week two, as on Friday we’re getting more horrible bosses and some strange African penguins.

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 what This Rotten Week has to offer.

Horrible Bosses 2
Rotten Watch Prediction
There are a lot of reasons I would make a great boss. I’m super good looking and I feel like there’s some study out there that would say good-looking people make better managers because their employees are always thinking about sleeping with them or whatever. So I’ve got that. Also, I’m great at pretending to listen. One little trick I use is putting my cell phone in my lap and look down contemplatively, nodding my head while I read the Zite app. And finally, I get really annoyed having people around me all the time, so I’d be inclined to just giving everyone time off so I wouldn’t have to deal with them. Good-looking listener who values his staff’s life away from work: the perfect boss if you ask me.

I definitely wouldn’t be the subject of Horrible Bosses 2 as you’ll see in the trailer below:
The first Horrible Bosses (69%) caught me by surprise. I remember at the time thinking the trailer left a lot to be desired, not capturing the laughs requisite for a comedy. But I was wrong on that front. The film just missed getting certified fresh and was pretty hilarious from my perspective. This makes the sequel’s early reviews all the more disappointing. Because I’m a terrible judge of anything, I thought the trailer for the follow-up looked promising, even going as far as to comment to Mrs. Rotten Week a few weeks ago that I was interested in it coming out. I was laughing out loud from just the two minute trailer.

Unfortunately, early reviews have been dreadful, bordering on embarrassing. In fact, they aren’t even middle-of-the-road, "not my cup of tea" types from critics. No, these early reviews use words like "tasteless", "misogynistic" and "painfully unfunny". This kind of vitriol this early probably means the 11% score is here to stay. Or at least stay in that range.

I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised. That Sean Anders directed this thing probably tipped off some folks off early. He’s responsible for such work as That’s My Boy (20%) and Sex Drive (46%). But this looks to be hitting the bottom of the barrel even for him. I’m all for off-color humor – even raunchy stuff is fine if done in the right way – but Horrible Bosses 2 appears to take it out to the worst degree with critics loathing it from top to bottom. Maybe they needed a boss like me around to help.

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