A certain movie was released in theaters today, and several critics have already weighed in on it. Rotten Tomatoes‘ tomatometer is a good tool for seeing at a glance how fresh (lots of good reviews) or rotten (lots of bad reviews) a movie is. But rather than jumping straight to the chase, allow me to place it in some sort of context:
Plan 9 from Outer Space: Ed Wood’s famously-bad movie starring Bela Lugosi, who died after shooting only five minutes of film: 62%. Granted, this is skewed by the camp value of the result.
Robot Monster, in which the bad guy is a gorilla with a 1950s toy space helmet: 27%.
Dude, Where’s My Car?: Two stoners lose their car. Um… yeah. 18%
Crossroads: No, not the movie that certain scientists said they were being interviewed for. The Britney Spears flick. 15%. Did you expect any better?
The Dukes of Hazzard: Car chases and short shorts. Not exactly Oscar material. 14%
Red Planet: One of two crap Mars movies that came out in 2000: 13%.
Garfield: the Movie: Jumping on the CGI bandwagon about eight years too late: 13%
Left Behind: Sappy melodramatic Christian porn: 12%
Highlander: Endgame: I didn’t even realize they bothered to make a fourth Highlander movie. 12%
Dungeons & Dragons: 107 minutes I’ll never get back: 11%
And finally, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, the plucky new documentary that blows the lid off the anti-creationism conspiracy: 9%.
Or maybe it just blows.