Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving is all about.
On our second episode, a sequel (and disaster) to one of the biggest box-office hits of all time: Alice Through the Looking Glass, the follow-up to the $1 billion grosser starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska (but not directed by Tim Burton, who was smart enough to move on to other projects). Alice 2 made almost $300 million worldwide, which sounds like a lot until you compare it to what the first Alice made. The film’s 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes didn’t help matters either. (It did help us make this Critics Are Raving trailer, though.)
This is our second Critics Are Raving trailer, but there are more on the way — if you’ve got a movie you’d like to see featured, let us know in the comments section below or send us a tweet or Facebook message. In the meantime, check out some more ScreenCrush videos below, including You Think You Know Movies? Top Five, and our Critics Are Raving trailer for Suicide Squad. You will be raving about them when you’re finished.