Aladdin Early Reactions

Right now, it doesn’t seem like many Disney fans are all that excited about the arrival of the studio’s remake of their 1992 animated classic Aladdin. The marketing certainly isn’t doing the movie any favors, whether it’s because of the seemingly wooden performance from Mena Massoud as the titular street urchin or the boring choreography for what should be one of the most lively parts of the movie. However, if the early buzz is any indicator, this movie is much better than the trailers make it seem.

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detective pikachu early buzz

Did Detective Pikachu catch all the hearts? Or will it at least be the very best video game movie, like no film ever was? That’s still up for debate, but according to the early buzz for this film, it is super-effective at inviting audiences into the rich, immersive world of the immensely popular Pokémon franchise.

Early screenings for Detective Pikachu were held Wednesday night, and a few select fans and critics got to see the highly anticipated video game adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular talking creature. See what they had to say in the Detective Pikachu early buzz below.

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missing link set visit

LAIKA is back with another stop-motion animated adventure, Missing Link. But unlike their previous films, this is the first time the protagonist of the movie isn’t a kid. Instead, we follow adventurer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) as he traverses the world in search of mythical and elusive creatures. So it’s wonderful that he runs into the famous Missing Link (Zach Galifianakis), who is in search of other creatures just like him.

The first Missing Link reviews have hit the web, and while it sounds like LAIKA has delivered another beautiful piece of stop-motion animation that continues to push the medium to new horizons, it would seem the story doesn’t quite match up to the strengths of their previous efforts. But that doesn’t make for a disappointing experience overall. Read More »

the oa early buzz

When Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij debuted their passion project The OA on Netflix in 2016, critics raved about the dizzying, dazzling, divisive sci-fi series that followed a young blind woman who returned after a mysterious disappearance with her sight restored. New episodes never debuted, leaving only a legacy of controversy and the memory of a weird modern dance scene in its finale. But now the series has returned, and it is as bonkers as ever.

The long-awaited second season of The OA, or as Marling and Batmanglij call it, The OA: Part II, drops on Netflix on March 22, 2019, but critics got an early peek at the series. Read about The OA Part II early buzz below.

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rotten tomatoes study

Following the deluge of negative posts on the Captain Marvel Rotten Tomatoes user page, Rotten Tomatoes took serious measures to secure its website against malicious trolls looking to skew a movie’s audience rating. But that may have just been the beginning of Rotten Tomatoes’ countermeasures against potential user sabotage.

The review aggregator website is considering further changes to the Rotten Tomatoes audience review guidelines in order to combat trolls that have been targeting films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghostbusters, and even Star Wars: Episode 9.

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Dumbo early buzz

Tim Burton has largely built his career making movies about societal outcasts, and he’ll be back with the story of another outcast later this month in Dumbo, his second live-action remake of a Walt Disney animated film. The earliest reactions have arrived, so read on to get a sense of what critics are saying about Burton’s latest cinematic spectacle. Read More »

shazam early buzz

We’re still a month out from the release of Warner Bros.’ latest superhero effort, Shazam, but early buzz is already starting to build for the solo comic book movie starring Zachary Levi. Levi stars as the kid in an adult superhero’s body, whom 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) can transform into after shouting one magic word. Just from the first trailers, the Big comparisons were being drawn — but were they on the mark? Yes, and more, the Shazam early buzz seems to be saying.

Critics and fans who got the chance to see early screenings of Shazam are raving about the film’s ’80s throwback inspirations and its crowd-pleasing story about family. See what critics have to say about Shazam below.

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rotten tomatoes audience score

The Rotten Tomatoes audience score has become sorely abused. Once an area of the review aggregator website where fans and audience members could share their thoughts on a movie, it has now become a cesspool of online trolls trying to poison public perception — often before they’ve even seen the movie. The latest victim of this mass targeting was Captain Marvel which, again, has not come out yet.

But following the string of movies that were “review bombed,” including Black Panther and now Star Wars: Episode 9, Rotten Tomatoes is moving to combat online trolls. The review aggregator is drastically altering its audience rating system and preventing users from leaving reviews before a film’s release.

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Captain Marvel early buzz

The first wave of screenings for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain Marvel have just let out, and we’ve gathered the early reactions from several critics below. Does the Brie Larson-led film sink or soar? Read More »

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the umbrella academy early buzz

The Umbrella Academy is just the latest of many superhero series to hit the small screen, as Hollywood breathlessly tries to mine every comic book for a TV show or film adaptation.

But the Netflix series, based on the Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, stands apart from the rest. Ellen Page leads the cast of The Umbrella Academy, which follows a gang of misfit siblings with superpowers who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death. Critics are praising the Netflix series for being a breath of fresh air from the glut of Marvel and DC Comics adaptations, offering a refreshing and bonkers take on the familiar genre.

See The Umbrella Academy early buzz below.

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