Truth” in advertising

Last night I saw an ad for Eragon, which ran a bit like this:

The crit­ics are in agree­ment! [praise for Eragon]! [praise for Eragon]! Now play­ing!”

I couldn’t help but notice that they had all of two quotes prais­ing the film, so I decid­ed I’d do my own research. I went to that clear­ing­house of crit­i­cal opin­ion, rottentomatoes.com. Regard­ing Eragon: The film had a 12% rat­ing. (Hmmm. Overnight it’s climbed to 13%.) This means that 13% of the crit­ics weigh­ing in on the film had a high opin­ion of the movie, and 87%, well, didn’t.

The crit­ics are in agree­ment, but I don’t think that’s the kind of mes­sage that puts but­tocks in the­atre seats.

2 thoughts on “Truth” in advertising

  1. I’ll only see the sequel if Rachel Weisz does a nude scene. Sort of a dou­ble role … voice of Sephi­ra, Eragon’s lurve inter­est, that sort of thing.

    Don’t waste your mon­ey.

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