Saturday, August 30, 2008

Formula for Terrible Movies

Film critic Peter Chattaway is creating a list of the worst films of 2008 before they are even released

How is this possible? It seems that if a film does not have advanced screenings for critics, there is a very high probability that it will be a truly awful film. It seems that studios don't want critics to see the horrors they have created until they are unleashed on an unsuspecting audience (and their wallets). 

A formula to follow for your future film viewing: no advanced critics' screenings = terrible movie

The only possible exception to this--and I say "possible" because I have not yet seen the film--is the Hannah Montana Concert Tour, which has a fairly high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Anybody seen it and care to comment?

1 comment:

  1. Didn't see the film version ... but I took my 7 year old to see it in person. I was actually kind of impressed, although I had really low expectations going in ... and my daughter LOVED it. I am about to TIVO the film version in the next couple of weeks, so we'll see how it matches up to the real deal.