Movie Buzz: 2/24

24 Feb

This week Safe House ($23.6M) took number one at the box office, bumping The Vow ($23.1M) to number two slot. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($27.3M) stayed in fourth place while Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance brought in $22.1 M taking third on our list.  GR:SoV  and The Secret World of Arrietty opened this last week so let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.  

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance—PG-13 What’s the Buzz? Where to begin? Entertainment Weekly says that it has enough action to cover up the “plot holes and thinly written characters.”[1]  Most consumers complained about the barely there story line and hated it.  Most thought the first one was better.

So is it worth the money? No

  • Box office rank: 3
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 32
  • rottentomatoes: 14% (I think that pretty much says it all.)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 4.2
  • rottentomatoes: 41%  (elvator music…)

The Secret World of Arrietty—G –What’s the Buzz? Very well received by critics and viewers!  The Los Angeles Times calls it “beautiful, gentle, and pure…”[2] What a breath of fresh air!  Many consumers loved the story and felt no matter how advanced computer animation gets, nothing can tough the classic hand-crafted kind.

So is it worth the money? Yes, yes, YES!!

  • Box office rank: #9 (Come on folks!  Get to the theater!)
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 80
  • rottentomatoes: 93% (Get your fresh produce right here)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 8.2
  • rottentomatoes: 87% (plump, juicy fresh!)

What’s opening in theaters this weekend?

Wanderlust (latest review results—72%)

Act of Valor (latest review results—19% rottentomatoes)

Gone (latest review results: NA)

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