The inaugural film of 2008 ended up in fifth place with $12 million, which is better than I expected and probably will count as a success. But it still won't impress anybody.
And when the reviews finally came in today (understandably the movie wasn't screened for critics)... ouch! RottenTomatoes currently lists the film with a whopping 0% positive rating. Which means the film has yet to garner a single positive review.
But enough of that. I'm more interested in critic puns based on the film's "glutton for punishment" title. Here are just a few:
"If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you can now miss the American re-make."And, of course, the classic no-brainer comeback:
"As annoying as a busy signal."
"Give this call a miss."
"One Missed Call is totally disconnected."
"In Missed Call, plot is hopelessly disconnected." [Double-word score!]
"Let this one go to voicemail."
"This call's worth missing."Note to filmmakers (or the marketing folks who slap on titles): Do not give your critics such potent ammo. They will have their review finished before they see a frame of the film.