Movie Review Stats For ‘The Debt,’ ‘Shark Night 3D’ & ‘Apollo 18’

by on September 2, 2011

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Cinema Static - TV News, Movie News and other Entertainment news and opinionEach weekend I either have already planned on which movie I was going to see or if there are a few that I’m not sure about, I tend to hit up the website, Movie Review Intelligence. They take movie reviews and return a percentage of how many reviews were positive reviews.

(Yes, Movie Review Intelligence (MRI) does the same thing Rotten Tomatoes does… and they’re somewhat comparative…)

So I took a gander at what they’ve seen for movie review opinions for the movies The Debt, Shark Night 3D and Apollo 18.

In a word, fair to OUCH!

The Debt movieOut of 43 reviews, The Debt had almost 66% good movie reviews on MRI. (RT: 77%). There’s an odd mix where some reviewers didn’t have anything good to say but most others did.


Shark Night 3D movie

Shark Night 3D only had 1 review, so even though 1 movie review (data point) is not a good survey, that one review said the movie was poor. (RT: ??)

But then we get to what looked fun, the space-thriller, Apollo 18. Sure, they may have give everything away in all the trailers and sure, they’re first time director and completely unknown cast. But how bad could this one be?

Apollo 18 movieWell, MRI had one review and it said poor. RT had a 40% rating. Specifically worded amongst the few movie reviews I did see were the phrases unoriginal, not scary, predictable.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame movie

Of note, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Di Renjie) had an 84.7% positive. (86% on RT) It had limited openings in Los Angeles and New York this weekend.


What to See?

So if you’re looking for something to go see at the theater this weekend, it looks like The Debt may be the go-to pick for the weekend. The lack of movie reviews for the other main-line openers seems to warrant enough concern as it is. If there were no preview screenings or what not, I tend to use that as part of my decision making process.

The other option is to head out and see something that has been out for a little while and maybe in a not so crowded movie theater.

Have a good Labor Day holiday weekend everyone! ; ;

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