The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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It's pretty obvious where director Ronnie Yu's sympathies lie. Still, he can't find a satisfactory resolution to that old teaser about an implacable force vs the immovable object: how to kill off your cash cow and milk her too.
Anyone weaned on these movies -- which is to say, pretty much anyone who grew up during the 1980s and 1990s -- will get a kick out of seeing how those two universes, with all their respective tropes and rules, have been melded.
Fans of the two series will laugh, because the genre is so squarely skewered. Others will wonder what the big deal is, having seen King Kong vs. Godzilla, Mothra vs. Rodan and any number of sitcom weddings.
Screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift don't try all that hard to meld the respective series ... and director Ronny Yu's efforts to generate visual interest ... are overfamiliar as every other slasher trope.