Sports entertainment news source CBS Sports title What is ‘Boom’ and why did ‘Sega’s Sonic Boom’ get so many positive reviews?
source CBSSports title ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star John DiMaggio on ‘Sansa’ reboot: ‘I’m not going to be a victim’ article Sports movie news source NBC News article “Boom” (2017) is one of those movies that’s become a pop culture phenomenon.
But before that happens, it’s important to consider the critical response that was received to the film’s original release.
It was a critical darling.
Its box office receipts were among the highest of the summer box office.
It grossed more than $2.5 billion domestically.
And, it earned an A CinemaScore on Rotten Tomatoes, a metric used by critics to evaluate films.
In other words, it was an unqualified success for Warner Bros. and its president of production, Toby Emmerich.
It also helped boost the movie’s reputation as a “brand” for the studio, according to one industry source, which helped it reach more of its potential audiences and garner more critical acclaim.
And yet, it didn’t exactly go over well with critics.
A review by Entertainment Weekly, for instance, called the film “a lazy attempt to ape the best of a franchise’s formula” that “makes the same mistake over and over again” and that “doesn’t even really have a coherent plot.”
It concluded that the movie is “unwanted, clunky and predictable.”
And, in a piece titled “A Film With No Plot, No Plot,” The New York Times called it a “brilliant, if disappointing, movie.”
So how did “Boonie” fare with critics?
Was it a flop?
Or a hit?
Well, we have the answer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, critics who reviewed “Boolie” were largely satisfied with the movie.
And there was a consensus among the critics who rated it that “BOO” was “more enjoyable and compelling than the franchise’s most recent entry,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” in terms of the narrative.
That’s according to a review by film critic Stephen E. Howard, who called “BOOOO” “a terrific, enjoyable movie, but its plot-centricness makes it one of the worst of the bunch.
The lack of plot, though, makes it a much more interesting film than Sonic.”
But critics weren’t the only ones who were impressed.
“BBO” received a generally positive review from critics at Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
It also was voted one of Variety’s “Top 10 Movies of 2017,” and a critic at Entertainment Weekly said it was “a fun movie, worth seeing.”
It also was included on the list of the top 10 movies of 2018, a list that includes movies like “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Purge,” and “Trolls.”
And if the reviews were good, then it made it onto the “Best of 2018” list at The Hollywood Post.
It went on to win multiple awards and win a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
The critics, though?
They weren’t impressed.
They wrote off “Boos” as a mess and called the movie a waste of time.
“I think there’s something to be said for an action movie that’s good and bad, but neither one really fits the mold of a good action movie,” wrote one reviewer at Deadline.
“It’s hard to make me buy into the story that you have this crazy, badass, gun-wielding superhero named Boom that is really meant to be badass.
I would rather watch a story about a superpowered young man that’s going to save the world.
And I think that the character has no redeeming qualities other than being fun.”
Another reviewer at The Wrap said that the film was “the kind of action movie we’ve come to expect from the ‘S’ franchise,” and the film got a B+ rating from the New York Film Critics Circle.
The Rotten Tomato’s score was a D.
In the end, “Booie” did well in theaters, grossing more than more than a billion dollars domestically.
It scored a CinemaScore, which is considered a respectable score.
Its opening weekend gross was nearly $10 million, a number that would put it behind only “Kong: Skull Island” and “Iron Man 3.”
But it wasn’t all good.
Critics also criticized the movie for being overly formulaic.
One critic said the film didn’t really have an “eventual payoff.”
And another said that there was “little to no emotional depth.”
It also received a mixed reception from audiences.
It didn’t break the top 20 for the weekend and it opened on an even lower-than-expected chart.
The film’s popularity didn’t stop there.
“Sons” and other Warner Bros.-produced films have been doing well since the film came