01 February 2007


The producers of Epic Movie decided not to screen the film for critics.  That move must have paid off, because it was the highest-grossing movie in the nation over last weekend, despite currently earning a sad 3% on the Tomatometer (only one of the 34 current reviews on Rotten Tomatoes is positive).  It grossed more in a weekend than Pan's Labyrinth, which scored 96% and is a fantastic and challenging movie, has in five weeks.  In fact, all of last week's five top-grossing movies have a Tomatometer rating under 50%.

What does this say about Americans?  That they don't trust critics?  That all they want is mindless entertainment?  I don't know, but I tend to agree with the critics more often than with the American masses.


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