Movie Buzz 8-12

12 Aug

Rise of  the Planet of the Apes dominated the box office last weekend with great reviews by film critics, how will it do this weekend? Also, opening last weekend in wide release was The Change Up we will see how film critic reviews measure up against consumer reviews on these films. Then let you know if it’s worth the money.

Note: We only review films in wide release.  

Rise of the Planet of the Apes-PG-13 What’s the Buzz?  With a certified fresh on rottentomatoes top film critics thought this was a well crafted film.  Many were awed by the savvy CGI in this film..  According to film critic Claudia Puig of  USA Today states; “The technical virtuosity behind Caesar — a fascinating hybrid of technology and human performance — is dazzling.” [1]  What do consumers have to say?  The majority of reviews on rottentomatoes.com said the blend of technology and live action was impressive that enhanced the story very well.  [2] So is it worth the money? BIG YES!

  • Box office rank: #1
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 68 Positive, rottentomatoes: 83% (certified fresh)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.6 Positive, rottentomatoes: 90%

The Change Up-R – What’s the Buzz? According to film critics this film has nothing to get excitied about. Many said eventhough the material was bad Jason Bateman gives a good performance as always.  What were some of the comments? Peter Travers of  The Rolling Stone stated “No matter Bateman and Reynolds make The Change-Up seem a lot better than it is. Each earns a star in my review. The movie would be literally nothing without them.” [3] Consumers on metacritic.com said it the boob jokes were a bit excessive and tireing.  So is it worth the money? Yes! If you want to see a bromance.

  • Box office rank: #4
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 40 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 21% (rotten)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 6.1 Positive, rottentomatoes: 62%

 What’s opening in theaters this weekend? Click on title to view trailer

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One Response to “Movie Buzz 8-12”

  1. comic relief August 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

    Still haven’t seen Rise of Planet of the Apes, but I’m crossing my fingers for this weekend.

    As for Ryan Reynolds success this summer, I’m waiting for someone to claim that there is a curse associated with People’s Magazine’s World’s Sexiest Man title. With Damon, Depp, or Pitt receiving it before him, seems that average, poor, or minimal success at the box office seems to follow everyone who receives this title. I guess this doesn’t matter if you are not into finacial results alone: fortunately all of these actors appear to be well established.

    Am I correct, is “Box Office Poison” bottled in the oddest of places?

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