It’s Oscar Sunday, and while the rest of you are gearing up for the red carpet and some statues getting passed around, I’m taking a look at this week’s flicks. You watch the awards show, I’ll keep grinding out the real work of watching trailers and making sweet predictions. Get ready for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, London Has Fallen and Zootopiat.
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
Here, see what I mean in the trailer for London Has Fallen below:
London Has Fallen is the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen (48%), and takes us on a whirlwind of explosions, assassinations, more explosions, bravado, explosions, shooting, grave danger and a few more explosions. It’s a popcorn flick plain and simple. Set up the loosest plot and get to work on the action.
In Aaron Eckhart’s defense, in this latest "Thing that Has Fallen" adventure, it’s hard to imagine some of our current candidates for President of the United States pulling off some of the badass-ness that Eckhart and his Secret Service main man Gerard Butler get into while fighting off a group of terrorists. The real group of politicians would last a second in these circumstances. So I guess in that way Eckhart is kind of the man.
London Has Fallen won’t rate high with critics, but I doubt that was ever the central idea. It’s best to just get folks to the theater and have fun with a bunch of boom-booms. The formula works and I suspect it performs well enough at the box office. But with critics? Lukewarm at best though there’s some chance, having been set up by the first one.