Movie Buzz 7-22

22 Jul

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow: Part 2 dominated the box office last weekend and with positive reviews by film critics and consumers, how will it do this weekend? Also, opening last weekend in wide release was Winnie the Pooh 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.  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow: Part 2-PG-13 What’s the Buzz?  Majority of film critics said this film surpasses high expectations.  Many praised the film for it’s smartly designed and impressive narrative. According to film critic Amy Biancolli of the San Francisco Chronicle states;“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ is the epic and impassioned close that the saga deserves, a sweeping Wagnerian finish that’s taut with suspense and wet with emotion.”[1]  What do consumers have to say?  The majority of reviews on said this was a perfect film for the end of a perfect series and the acting was great.[2] So is it worth the money?  A BIG YES!

  • Box office rank: #1
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 87 Positive, rottentomatoes: 97% (certified fresh)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 8.3 Positive, rottentomatoes: 93%

Winnie the Pooh: G – What’s the Buzz? According to film critics this film was simple bright and adorable to watch. Perfect for children and adults who want a break from 3-D. What were some of the comments? Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News stated “There’s no bells and whistles here, no 3-D or useless grey fluff, just Pooh as he’s always been, silly and true.”[3] Consumers on said they  found it surprisingly funny and enjoyable not only for kids but adults too. (4] So is it worth the money? If your in the mood for a little honey a BIG YES!

  • Box office rank: #6
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 74 Positive, rottentomatoes: 90% (certified fresh)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 6.5 Positive, rottentomatoes: 76%

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7 Responses to “Movie Buzz 7-22”

  1. Littlebells July 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM #

    Ok, I definitely have to get a sitter this weekend!!!!!!!

    OB? after we see CA, will we share a review on Movie Buzz or will there be a separate CA thread/post?

    Unlike GL, I have been very excited about seeing this film! I think Chris Evans really took this seriously and it seems like it may not be too terribly campy.

    CR–have you already bought your tickets??? 🙂

    • comic relief July 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM #


      Sorry I haven’t bought the tickets yet, but I will see it. The reviews I have read are exceptionally positive.

      • comic relief July 22, 2011 at 11:57 AM #

        By the way, the Rotten Tomatoes rating is rising. Now its at 71%.

  2. Littlebells July 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM #

    Going to the 1:50 showing! Yeehaw! 🙂

  3. Littlebells July 22, 2011 at 7:29 PM #

    This is for everyone but specifically CR;

    Marvel NAILED it!!! Cannot wait to talk about with ya’ll! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!!!! And yes stay for the very bitter end and hells yeah I will be in theaters May 2012!!!!!


  4. comic relief July 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM #

    Now I’m definitely going.

    • Littlebells July 24, 2011 at 12:39 AM #

      Hubs looooved it and he is not a super hero guy. I noticed that there is less focus on the actual action of the super hero and more story and character development. You still see action, but it’s not a huge chunk of the film. I really hope you enjoy it CR. If not, I’ll eat crow. 🙂 But I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the overall message that is constantly being explored throughout the film.

      And I know this is going to sound really ridiculous to everyone, but I wanted to get my own CA shield–not because he’s “sooo cool!” but what he represents. I was very uplifted and motivated!!!

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