As we head towards one of the biggest holidays of the summer movie season, things are once again ramping back up in Hollywood this week, as we have four brand new flicks hitting the big screen this weekend - from a wide variety of different genres. We've got Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones, The Shallows and Neon Demon all hitting wide release this Friday.

Let's 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

Sometimes life comes full circle. I can remember a young Doug Norrie heading to the theater on a group date to see the original Independence Day back in 1996. I held hands with a young lass who became my girlfriend that evening as I comforted her through the scary moments of the blockbuster. I'll always have a great affinity for the flick as a result. Sadly, things don't look to be trending as positively for the brand new sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence.

The original Independence Day (61%) is a popcorn movie through and through. Action-packed, snarky in all the right places and so ridiculous that you long stop caring about the "reality" of the situation early on. Independence Day: Resurgence looks like more of the same - though it is very troubling that the movie isn't being screened for critics before release. Roland Emmerich is back after directing the first, though his time in between hasn't been all critical high fives. He's helmed flicks like 10,000 BC (8%), 2012 (39%) and _White House Down _(51%). While I don't think this story of "They're baacccccckk!" will win an Oscar or anything, I think critics go in knowing what to expect: a sci-fi shoot'em up (with lasers) along with a laugh or two.

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