Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend we only have one movie hitting the big screen - and it's a Day of the Dead-themed animated adventure brought to us by the best animation studio out there. Get ready for Pixar's Coco.
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
Pixar Studios has put out 18 movies in the last 22 years (yes, it's been that long since Toy Story), and the average Tomatometer score for those flicks is absurd 88%. If you take out the Cars franchise (the three movies dragging down the overall score), they get an average of 94%. That's just ridiculous love over the long term, as Pixar movies do feel like "can't miss" movies for all ages. If their latest, Coco, keeps up it's current rate of reviews, that average score won't move at all. It's sitting at 97% (31 positive, 1 negative - there's always 1) with critics loving the play on Dia de Muertos and a young boy's journey into the world of the dead to see his family and uncover long buried secrets
Director Lee Unkrich has a fantastic track record directing or co-directing other Pixar films, including Finding Nemo (99%), Monsters, Inc (96%), and Toy Story 2 (100%). He teams up with first time director Adrian Molina on this one, who has worked on storyboards for a number of different films fro the studio. This one looks like a winner, and could reap major box office benefit as the only movie major film hitting theaters before Thanksgiving.