Full disclosure: after marathoning every Nightmare on Elm Street film ever made barring the remake, I decided to check out Wes Craven’s cannibal classic The Hills Have Eyes. Only when I went to CEX to go grab a cheap copy, I accidentally bought the noughties remake without looking – whoops. From what I’ve seen though, this is the unlikely remake that neither transcends nor disgraces the name of the … Continue reading The 50% Club: The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
I’m cheating the rules a little here by talking about a film with 54% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I couldn’t resist. Mamma Mia! is a flawed film, with many unsatisfying moments of convenience in the plot, and so many characters that most of them feel absolutely paper thin. Despite being a musical, the quality of the singing ranges from average to atrocious, None of these elements … Continue reading The 50% Club: Mamma Mia!
So in 2009-2011, Will Ferrell had a bit of a cultural moment, at least in my school and seemingly amongst a lot of people on the internet. Many of my friends seemed to like pages like ‘Will Ferrell Memes’ and others on Facebook, and the page for the film Step Brothers currently has over nine million likes. It is now 2018, Ferrell’s most recent films have … Continue reading The 50% Club: Step Brothers
Another film that I grew up with, and one that hasn’t aged well since release, Alice in Wonderland is often pointed to as being void of originality with a shiny, Hot Topic surface. I first saw the film when I was 11 at an IMAX, and the novelty of the situation (I’ve grown up in the country most of my life) made me love the … Continue reading The 50% Club: Alice in Wonderland
I’ll admit, this is going to be a tough one for me. This film has been in my life since I was six (for better or worse), I’ve seen this film more times than I can count, and my brother and I can recite the majority of the script. I also think that aggregate review scores I’ve seen do nothing to represent the assortment of reactions … Continue reading The 50% Club: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
50% on Rotten Tomatoes feels like a kind of strange purgatory to me. Despite being designated ‘Rotten’, the number suggests an equal amount of critics all conceding that a film is largely average. However, this is a little simplistic, with 50% suggesting anything from a harmless romp to a controversial, shocking, love it or hate it kind of movie. Therefore, I’m starting a series. Amongst … Continue reading The 50% Club