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.