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Following the huge releases that came out the last couple of weeks to end 2017, we have a pretty slow one ahead, as we start to move into the tepid box office month that is January. We've only got one flick this time around, so let's take a look at Insidious: The Last Key. 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.
If you are an Insidious connoisseur, then you know that Insidious: The Last Key is a sequel to the prequel to the first and second movies in the series. It's adding more to the story of the Further (a dark place you for sure don't want to go), and digs more into the franchise character played by Lin Shaye. It looks like standard horror fare, with things that go bump in the night, and families refusing to leave their haunted kids and houses in the dust when it's clear they've gone off the evil rails.
The Insidious franchise as a whole has had moderate critical success, but reviews have never been overwhelmingly positive. The first film, Insidious _(66%), has the high water mark, but subsequent installments, _Insidious: Chapter 2(39%) and Insidious: Chapter 3(58%), were miss and hit. I suspect Insidious: The Last Key will match the performance of the first sequel, as it's tough to keep trotting out the same kind of movie and expecting solid results. It doesn't look like anything new, and I predict critics will feel that way about the finished product as well.
We only had one movie last time around, and it was a winner. While I typically say that coming within 10 percent is a victory, my prediction for Ridley Scott's All the Money In The World (Predicted: 74% Actual: 77%) was only three percent off. Admittedly there were some reviews in for the movie at the time of publication, so I can't take total credit. Critics liked the tight pacing, intriguing story and the performances from the main players. They were especially impressed with Christopher Plummer's role and how he handled the cold, calculating and greedy John Paul Getty. All in all, it was a win with the reviewers and the prediction. I'll take it.