By Open Book
It seems Hollywood found the answer? For a second weekend in a row, Hop managed to take the number one spot at the box-office. Perhaps,originality is the solution? Consumers deprived over the selection of kid films, allowed Hop to beat out newly released films opening in theaters last weekend. How well did the (Top 20 new release) films do in spite of this surprise?
Hanna: PG-13- What’s the buzz? It’s rare to see both film critics and consumers agree on a film review. However, when it happens one has to take notice. Film critics thought this action film was well paced and the lead actor Saorise Ronan was captivating. Many consumers concurred and added how electrifying this film is from beginning to end. Also, what critics and consumers repeatedly mentioned was how impressed they were with the film score for this film. So if your up for a little action this weekend Hanna might be worth checking out.
- Box office rank: #2
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 65 Positive, rottentomatoes: 70% (fresh)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.6 Positive, rottentomatoes: 82%
Arthur (2011): PG-13- What’s the buzz? Film critics were not impressed with this remake of the 1981 romantic comedy classic. Many critics thought this film was lifeless and Russell Brand made Dudley Moore performance in the original look like pure genius. However, consumers were not as harsh. Many thought it was fairly amusing, not great but it was not a horrible film.
- Box office rank: #3
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 37 Negative, rottentomatoes: 25% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 5.5 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 64%
Soul Surfer: PG- What’s the buzz? There’s a pretty big gap between film critics and consumers regarding this film. Film critics gave it mixed reviews claiming it felt like it was made for TV, instead of the big screen. Consumers thought it was a great inspirational film for kids. So this might be worth checking out.
- Box office rank: #4
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 53 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 53% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 8.3 Positive, rottentomatoes: 87%
Your Highness: R-What’s the buzz? Not too much of a gap between critics and consumers on this film. Critics thought the film was pointless and stupid. Some called it crude and crass in order to appeal to teenage boys. Both critics and consumers questioned why Natalie Portman agreed to this film after choosing a great film that won her an Oscar? Many believe this film give stoner comedies a bad reputation. Go figure?
- Box office rank: #6
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 31 Negative, rottentomatoes: 27% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 5.7 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 54%
Born to be Wild: G- What’s the buzz? It’s rare to see both film critics and consumers agree on a film review twice in one week. However, when it happens one has to take notice. Why not see for yourself why critics and consumers are praising this film? You may recall we discussed Elephant Sanctuaries previously and one particularly is shown in this movie. Please watch video below.
- Box office rank: #18
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 66 Positive, rottentomatoes: 97% (fresh)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- TBD, rottentomatoes: 81%
So there you have it. What are you planning to see this weekend?
Next week we will review: Scream 4, Rio and The Conspirator
Here’s a little movie trivia for you. What movie is this quote from?
“I think positive emotion trumps negative emotion every time.”
Have a nice weekend!