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“Inglourious Basterds” aims for more box office glory

August 29, 2009

As we’ve said before on the Fan Fare blog, opening weekend box office is not the only predictor of a film’s success and, sometimes, can be downright misleading.tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino’s widely-hyped “Inglourious Basterds” enters its second weekend at U.S. and Canadian box offices on Friday after claiming the No. 1 spot last weekend with a debut of  around $38 million. Tarantino has many loyal fans who can be counted on to show up on the opening weekend, but the second weekend is a bigger question. If fans liked the movie and if their “word-of-mouth” recommendations to friends are strong, then “Inglourious” may be able to retain audiences and beat newcomers “The Final Destination” and “Halloween 2.”

So far, “Inglourious” has scored fairly well with critics and fans. At review site rottentomatoes.com, it receive an 88 percent positive score among critics. At Metactric (http://www.metacritic.com), it received a score of 69 out of 100 among critics and a user rating of 7.8, based on 206 votes. We talked to a few fans who’d seen the movie and got their opinion. You can watch by clicking below.

(video by Marc Price)

Comments

GREAT FLICK! Enjoyed the over the top accent and where Pitt looked like the Godfather. Tarantino strikes again – good job!

 

Wow. Every performance a gem (with possible exception of Mike Myers.) This is a film with new actors who really give it all they’ve got. Serious and comic. Don’t miss it.

Posted by Sally B. | Report as abusive
 

I didn’t care for it. The historical premise for this obviously tendentious film is not there. I also don’t like how it treats the audience and question whether a film like this should be released as as “entertainment”.

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