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Last week was my first foray into handicapping/predicting the final TomatoMeter score for some new movies. After we take a look at this week's movie, we'll see how I did on that first go-around. This is a dynamic and changing practice. Each week, I'll hone my skills and approach so that before you know it you'll be calling your bookie and saying things like, “Give me three boxes of ziti on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with the over.” It's coming. Just you wait. Let's take a look at what this week has to offer.
Which Rotten movie will have the highest final Tomatometer score?
Last Week In Rotten
It would seem I have a bit to learn about this whole prediction thing
Valentine's Day: Rotten Watch Prediction 53% Actual 12%
Here's where I went wrong. I based my prediction too much on Love Actually and not enough on what I thought the movie was going to do, suck. Critics didn't seem to have that in mind when they watched this piece of garbage. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's terrible. I just wish I had gone with my gut and not my big brain.
The Wolfman: RottenWatch Guess 40% Actual 29%
No too bad here. Maybe if Katey Rich had just done me a solid and actually liked the movie instead of thrashing it to pieces, I would have been a little closer. Alas, my internal margin of error is about 10% so this is in the ballpark.
Percy Jackson and the Longest Movie Title in History: RottenWatch Guess 69% Actual 47%
Percy and his band of merry little demigods shot out of the gate pretty well and I thought I had hit a homerun. But then the score kept dropping and dropping until finally ending up at 47%. So I was off, but it was still the highest of the three so the Cinema Blend reader poll called it correct. Percy Jackson was the best reviewed movie of the week. And in case you were wondering, I read this book during the week so now I can look down my nose at the whole affair.