Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Burlesque has a 34% rating on 'Rotten Tomatoes'. Color me surprised. I hear we have the makings of another 'Showgirls/Glitter' on our hands just like I had hoped.
Sorry Christina - even with the lowest possible expectations you still showed the world what talent you had and it wasn't very much at all. If only there was a word, a German word for what I am feeling right now - a word that describes the joy I am taking from your failure, Christina.
I am sorry that you had to drag poor Kristen Bell down to the gutter with you because HER, I find appealing.
Here are what some of the critics are saying. Of course I only picked the juiciest barbs to accentuate my point:
"The movie is an affront to all things screenwriting; a package of empty envelopes at the cliche factory that actually should have every cliche filing a class action lawsuit to stop the film from using their likeness."
"It's epically contrived and, like some kind of gay Avatar, completely weightless underneath all the surface sheen."
"For what it's worth, it's probably the best 2-star movie of 2010 -- and if that's a prime example of damning with faint praise, it's nevertheless the best I can muster."
"You know how movie stars lie and say they never see their own films? The hilariously bad Burlesque would be a great opportunity to actually follow through on that."
Posted by Kal at 9:46 AM