To be blunt, none of them are any good.
But you have to, when you’re reviewing the Dogs of August, forget the month you’re watching the movie in. Because every now and then, a good movie that nobody could figure out how to market slips out in August.
Still, at some point during “Angry Birds #2,” you think, “Yeah, if this had been any good they would have given summer kiddie audience pop the chance to find it.”
Can I just say how insane this Rottentomatoes rating for “Angry Birds 2” seems to me? It rises to mediocre, here and there. Barely a laugh in it. The Sat. AM screening where I saw it had people and their kids walking out at about the one hour mark. Life is indeed too short. Metacritic gives it a barely-worth-considering (much less bothering with) 60.
Kudos to Universal Studios marking, They sold the hell out of “Good Boys,” but where’s the good movie?”
It did over $2 million last night, and there was a big crowd at the Thursday night showing I caught of this one. Many of them were tweens, whose Seth Rogen-ish parents bought them the R-rated tickets and left them there. Good parenting. At least they weren’t laughing. Much.
(The Hollywood Reporter mocks the Box Office Mojo prediction, saying $20 million is within reach each after that big Thursday night.)
There’s a “No wonder Annapurna Pictures has gone broke” thought as you try to make yourself charmed or amused by the debacle that is “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
Will “Good Boys” manage $12 million? Maybe. Same with “Birds.”
Neither has a prayer of staying on screens long enough to be a “Booksmart” or “Angry Birds #1.”
“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” won’t clear $10, and even that is ill-gotten gains for a movie that had little talent in front of or behind the camera, none that registered in the finished film, anyway.
“Bernadette” is a total write off.
“Hobbs & Shaw” will win the weekend without even trying. Maybe $13-14 million will do the trick.