March Wrap-Up: A Heaping Pile of “Meh”

Well folks, we’re 1/4 there.  It’s taken me long enough to wrap up all of last month’s loose ends, but I’m finally ready to put a cap on one of the most aggresively mediocre month of movies I’ve seen in some time.  As I’ve done with the last two months, I’ll be dedicating this post to how the past month’s new releases stacked up against eachother.  Here’s how the 13 nationwide releases of March 2013 stacked up in my view.

7.5/10 – Superior

Oz: The Great and Powerful

6.5/10 – Perfectly Adequate

21 and Over

The Croods

G.I Joe: Retaliation

6.0/10 – Passable

The Call

Olympus Has Fallen

5.5/10 – Nothing Special


5.0/10 – Mediocre

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Dead Man Down

3.5/10 – Only If Nothing Else Is On

Jack the Giant Slayer

3.0/10 – Just Plain Bad

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

2.5/10 – Horrible

The Last Excorcism: Part II

The Host

Here are some tidbits about March’s releases:

– The avg. Rotten Tomatoes Score from February was 37% (down from 42% in February)

– Only Two out of the 13 were “Fresh” (Same as February)

– The avg. Metacritic Score from February was 42/100 (down from 47/100 in February)

– Per Metacritic, 0 films were ranked positive, four were negative and the rest were mixed

– My average score was 5.1/10 (down from 5.6/10 in February)

– My picks for most underrated would go to G.I JoeL Retaliation and 21 and Over

 My pick for most overrated go to Jack the Giant Slayer

Well, there you go.  Another month, another tick mark on the countdown to May and the beginning of Blockbuster Season.  Evil Dead and a few others will end up getting be through April, but they are nothing more than an appretizer to this summer’s hopefully delicious main course.  Thanks for sticking with me so far, I’m looking forward to having some better news for y’all in the coming months.

About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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8 Responses to March Wrap-Up: A Heaping Pile of “Meh”

  1. Mark Hobin says:

    The Place Beyond the Pines came out in March and it’s easily the best movie I’ve seen this year. You really need to see that. Otherwise, stellar recap!

    • r361n4 says:

      I’m actually planning on seeing it in the next few days, I only didn’t manage to catch it because technically it wasn’t a wide release in March. It did expand last weekend though so there are at least a few places near me that have it. That and Trance may help save the spring for a little bit 🙂

  2. I only saw one new movie this month. I really need a car. And less school work.

  3. Tell me about it, best films of 2013 so far Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Oblivion which were really fun 😀

    Everything else was just meh 😦

    • r361n4 says:

      Looking forward to Oblivion, haven’t let myself read your review yet but I will once I see it. As for Hansel and Gretel I am absolutely baffled by how incredibly negative most reviews of it have been. I mean it’s not high art but it’s still really entertaining and fun

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