“Spectre” is already a financial hit. But critically, it’s not faring too well. With a 61 on Rotten Tomatoes, the new James Bond thriller is ranked lowest of all films opening this week.
Granted, it’s a tough week. Oscar buzzed films like Spotlight, Trumbo, and Brooklyn have all gotten high numbers. “Spotlight” is right now maybe the lead film in the Oscar race. The other two have strong followings.
Plus a number of very good documentaries open on Friday including “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” There’s also the “Peanuts Movie,” with an 84.
“Spectre” has divided everyone. It doesn’t help that Daniel Craig has been critical of the series, has spoken out about the rigors of making the film. He also didn’t do any premieres in New York or Los Angeles, just a couple in Europe.
But “Spectre” should do $75 million over the weekend– quite respectable. “Skyfall,” it’s not, but that was a fluke, and this may be a “sophomore” slump.