If you understand how the scoring on Rotten Tomatoes works, you would know that unless a movie has really disappointed critics it is difficult to score less than 60% rating. Therefore, it is utterly bewildering to see the below listed movies scoring such low Rotten Tomatoes ratings. Agreed that these movies may not be masterpieces but they are nothing to scoff at either. Take a look a the list and you tell me if these movies deserved less than 60% score.
9. Final Destination – 34%
A film that can be truly called a guilty pleasure. It may have not have a water-tight screenplay but it is super-enjoyable as long as it lasts. Obviously, critics weren’t seeing the same movie as the general audiences were, otherwise how do explain a 34% rating.
8. Saw – 48%
When death knocks at one’s door and he waits for it to embrace, probably the only thought that comes to mind that how well one has lived this life. But how many have truly understood the purpose of this life? John Kramer at his death bed thinks of this and concludes that until put into adverse situations, no one truly values this life. And to inculcate this knowledge to value one’s life, he masterminds a plan that becomes a mechanism to test one’s worth to live. It is a film you know right from the outset that it won’t be liked by critics.
7. The Lake House – 35%
Hugely underrated and unnecessarily criticized, ‘The Lake House’ is a tender romantic tale that also highlights importance of simple but effective communication. A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they’re actually living two years apart, they try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.
6. The Fountain – 51%
Can true love bring back someone from being dead? Darren Aaronfsky directed this epic story of love and fantasy across different times. Consisting of three story lines, each enacted by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, in three different eras, this visually rich and thoroughly layered film talks about love and its meaning, beyond the grasp of death. Despite poor reviews, over the years this has become a cult favourite of fans, worldwide.