The only major new movie opening this weekend is "300," and based on advance word and tracking, it's easily expected to top the weekend box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, industry insiders are predicting it to gross about $50 million in its first three days, still a terrific sum.
And yet "300," like so many other movies that have topped the 2007 box office tallies, has picked up some ugly pans
. (In fairness, it has earned a good deal of praise as well -- particularly for its look.)
So does anyone care about reviews? Brian Robbins -- who directed "Norbit" and co-produced "Wild Hogs" -- openly scoffs at them.
"Is the audience that stupid? Is America's taste that bad? I don't think so," he told The Hollywood Reporter
What do you think? Have the movies been as bad as the critics say? Are they providing the entertainment people seek? Why do you go to the movies?