It’s a Hollywood explosve scare.
Warner Bros. won’t screen its new Will Ferrell comedy “The House” for critics — and that can only meant that it sucks, right?
Probably. Studios typically repudiate critics a hide look when their cinema are approaching to beget only disastrous reviews.
The use is common for cheapo comedies and horror flicks, but not star vehicles like “The House,” which facilities Ferrell and former “Saturday Night Live” castmate Amy Poehler personification a cash-strapped couple that creates an illegal casino.
The hum around the film isn’t good — but there’s always a splinter of hope.
“Sometimes we consider [studios] blink a film’s appeal, quite genre films — a lot of severe comedies and severe horror flicks opening but allege notice,” says censor Stephen Whitty, who reviews for the Daily News. “I theory they (wrongly) assume critics will spin up their noses at these arrange of cinema automatically.”
And there’s the misery-loves-company factor. It’s been a spring-summer deteriorate of underachievers that got bad notices; “Baywatch,” “Snatched” and the latest installments of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Transformers” franchises all got lousy reviews — and then came up brief at the box office.
Jordan Hoffman, another Daily News reviewer, recalls being “baffled that producers had 0 confidence” in cinema he found to be terrific. So stay tuned. Our censor will buy his own sheet and popcorn and import in on Friday.
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