Over the past few months, dozens of critics from major outlets have retired or been let go. This happens largely because they can’t justify their own salaries, not when people can read 300 reviews for the same movie indexed through RottenTomatoes.com for free.
Let me break down Vantage Point‘s tagline, “8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth.” 8 Strangers: The people going to see this movie on week two. 8 Points of View: A twelve minute film shown eight times. 1 Truth: The studio has your money and you are pissed. This will probably be the worst film of the year, that people will like.
Seeing how the film has already received a 76 percent approval at Rottentomatoes, this is an early contender for the most overrated film of the early year. Apparently it was okay, for once, for critics to check their brains in at the door. I guess I didn’t get the memo.
With Cassandra’s Dream, Woody Allen, still in his self-imposed London exile, forgets the diversion of his previous film, Scoop, and returns to the serious matters of murder, morality and the English class system.
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