We know you don’t listen to critics. Or us. Both Ryan and myself counseled against seeing the new Divergent movie. But a lot of you did anyway. Rotten Tomatoes ranked it at 10% fresh. And still a bunch of you went.
How many? And who has got the report this week? Check after the cut.
SPECTRE opened in the United States this weekend to strong yet disappointing numbers. By comparison to almost every other Bond or Daniel Craig movie, SPECTRE should be celebrated. Unfortunately, the comparison most analysts make is to the previous Craig tuxedo outing in Skyfall which was the most successful Bond film ever released. Given Skyfall’s strong reputation and the return of the entire creative team for SPECTRE, what caused the somewhat lackluster performance for the 24th Bond film? Jump after the break to discover the five letter answer.
The Rotten Tomatoes numbers above are really not all that bad. They are not stellar like the first Avenger’s movie’s 92% Fresh, but they are acceptable. I’m curious how I will feel about the film after a rewatch? I’m sure I am like most that was incredibly let down by it, but expectations were sky high.
In the meantime, I will just have to be content with watching the Honest Trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron after the cut.
The latest podcast episode covers new July movies, Star Wars news, Ghostbusters, and an amazing all-geek all-female soccer draft that will blow your mind! Give it a listen now or jump after the break to read more!
Need to talk about Age of Ultron? We’re here for you. Come listen to Gabbing Geek Episode 36: Everything Is Not Awesome. We cover a Superman documentary, Star Wars movie news, a June movie game, a serious complaint about Avengers toys, and then cover all things Age of Ultron. Give us a listen right now or jump past the break for more info.
Paul Blart 2 may have performed admirably well in the box office but it earned the rare and elusive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. As loyal fans know, back in Episode 30 Watson and Ryan made a series of bets out of a line-betting game for three openers. Ryan won the first bet by perfectly nailing the Rotten Tomatoes score for Furious 7 but this weekend saw the outcome of the second bet: whether Paul Blart 2 would score lower than 30%. It did. By about 30%.
This means that the remarkable has happened: Watson has won a movie bet. This makes a wash with the Furious 7 bet and only the Ultron bet will break the tie. Stay tuned for those results in just 14 short days!
Loyal listeners of the Gabbing Geek podcast will recall back in episode 30: Future Directions, Ryan devised a game for Watson to predict an over/under Rotten Tomatoes score for three upcoming releases. To make things interesting, they even made a coffee bet for each of the three movies and recorded them on the Geek Bets page. Since Rotten Tomato scores can change over time as more reviews come in, Watson and Ryan agreed to count the score at 8am the Monday following the release.
The first movie is in and oh boy did Ryan nail it. The line was set at 82% and Watson called the under. The number as of Monday morning at 8am: 83%. Winner: Ryan.
(Watson: He has mentioned his accuracy several times in the last 24 hours…)