I'm hot. Are you hot? This heat is killing me, but the movies coming out this week might be good enough reason to spend some time in an air-conditioned theater. We've got the theatrical release of both Ghostbusters and The Infiltrator.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.
Rotten Watch Prediction
A true testament to the legend of the original Ghostbusters legend that, to this day, if you were to say, "Who ya gonna call?" into a crowd of four randomly placed people, you will definitely get a "Ghostbusters" in return. And I'm confident about the randomization of that sample of include different ages, races, genders, everything. That kind of built-in cultural buy-in and understanding is simply impossible to recreate.
And now they are back, in a slightly new form. Specifically, the new Ghostbusters is a team that consists of an all-female crew tasked with saving New York City from varying degrees of paranormal activity. If I were to just base a decision on the trailer, I'd say they missed the mark considerably. It seemed stilted, corny (not in a good way) and decidedly unfunny. But the critical crowd is digging it, with the score at 74% through forty-four reviews posted.
It's not hard to understand the positive critical opinion if not only because of the talent making the film. Director Paul Feig has comedic chops, and his work with Melissa McCarthy has earned a good deal of praise since they first teamed up in 2011. They've worked together four times now, and each title was generally well-received. Now they're back at it again, this time with Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon (who is getting the greatest buzz off of Ghostbusters). They'll bring a whole new generation along knowing who to call.