Pixar’s “Cars 2” tracking poorly on Rotten Tomatoes
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The number shocked me when I first saw it.
Pixar’s upcoming film, “Cars 2,” opens everywhere on June 24, and while most critics (myself included) aren’t allowed to post our reviews until opening day, several “lucky” publications are “allowed” to post early, meaning the film already has a Rotten Tomatoes grade.
It isn’t pretty.
As of right now, John Lasseter’s “Cars 2” has 52% Fresh with 21 reviews. By Pixar standards, that might as well be a zero. It’s so far off of the grades posted by previous Pixar films. Remember just a few months ago when we were in an uproar because three “Rotten” critics upset “Toy Story 3’s” 100% Fresh grade? How can the very next Pixar film be in the fifties?!
Why is this news? Films bomb all of the time. But Pixar generally crushes the Tomato Meter, with “WALL-E” (96%), “The Incredibles” (97%) and “Up” (98%) all posting monster grades. Does this mean Pixar could be looking at its first critical miss? Or will more positive reviews hit the Web as Friday approaches, pulling up what currently looks like Pixar’s first dour situation, from a review standpoint?
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