Nothing dazzling about the Metacritic scores for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
A 63 is “meh,” and I find it a tad generous.
Of course, Rottentomatoes, where fanboys find legitimacy, is registering a more (meh) robust 71.
With “Deadpool 2” its chief competition, what numbers are we looking at, this Memorial Day weekend?
Deadline.com is calling it a “low-flying” opening, in the $105 million over FOUR days plus Thursday night (“Deadpool 2” did $125 in three plus Thursday night).
Box Office Mojo is calling it a $108 million weekend, with “Deadpool” hanging around at $50-60.
And Box Office Guru is throwing caution to the wind and saying $147 million over four days. Is he headed to Vegas this weekend? That’s a roulette bet.
I hate to see Ron Howard take the hit for a movie whose casting failures he was stuck with during his attempt to salvage the film. Younger critics tend to crucify a reliable old hand like Howard, who was never a dazzling stylist, in any event.
The J.J. Abrams storyline has been just as bad, in my estimation. “Rogue One” was the stand-out in this cycle of Disney cashing in on the Golden Lucas.
But in any event, $100 million in tickets is a lot of customers, and feedback. What are people thinking? I’m not an outlier as a naysayer this time. Lots of pans across Metacriticdom. Usually, if I’m all alone, the people who hate a film flock to a review they agree with (a big source of review traffic).
Yay, or nay on Alden Ehrenreich, Woody, Thandie and Ms. “Game of Thrones” and “Solo?”