Green Lantern dominated the box office last weekend despite it’s bad reviews by critics and consumers. So how will it do this weekend? Also, opening last weekend in wide release was Mr. Popper’s Penguins we will see how film critic reviews measure up against consumer reviews on this film, then let you know if it’s worth the money.
Note: We only review films in wide release.
Green Lantern-PG-13- What’s the Buzz? This is the first superhero film to receive bad reviews this summer. Film critics felt it lacked direction, assaults audiences intelligence with special effects and horrible dialogue. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone said “Green Lantern is a new primer on how not to make a comicbook movie unless you want to screw shit up.” The majority of consumers felt DC tried to pack way too much information into one film and the story was horrible. Is it worth the money? No!
- Box office rank: #1
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic:39 Negative, rottentomatoes: 26% rotten
- Consumers Say: Metacritic:6.6 Positive, rottentomatoes: 59%
Mr. Popper’s Penguins: PG – What’s the Buzz? Film critics were mixed about this film. What were some of the complaints? Some felt the story was formulaic at times while others said it had enough originality to make it stand out. Here is what film critic Rick Groen stated from The Globe and Mail “By happy coincidence, their names – Bitey, Loudy, Stinky, Lovey and Nimrod – pretty much double as a plot summary.” What are consumers saying? Many gave the film positive reviews due to Jim Carrey’s performance. On Metacritic the majority of consumers who saw this film said the movie was enjoyable. Is it worth the money? Yes (if you like Jim Carrey).
- Box office rank: #3
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 53 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 47% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.0 Positive, rottentomatoes: 67%
Opening in wide release this weekend
Cars 2 (please see trailer)
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