Citizen KaneConsidered the best movie ever made by critics and moviegoers alike, it has fallen from its perfect 100% score on the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregation website to 99%. This is thanks to a recently recovered, rather cynical review, written 80 years ago. Paddington 2Released in 2017, on the other hand, it still prides itself on being at the top of the list with a perfect 100% score. And now it has surpassed the Orsen Wells classic.
Rotten Tomatoes keeps track of all the reviews counted for each movie and calculates the percentage of positive reviews, which means that, in theory, Paddington 2 It has never received a negative review from a certified reviewer. The news has obviously made its way back to the star of the movie, Paddington Bear himself, who has taken to Twitter to post his response:
“I hope Mr. Kane doesn’t get too upset when he hears I’ve gotten over it with rotten tomatoes.
In typical Paddington fashion, he may have been slightly off the beaten track, but he still displays his famous grace and warmth. Also ringing with a comment is Paddington 2 director Paul king, who assures fans that he won’t let all of this go to his head. I had this to tell The Hollywood Reporter.
“It is very nice to be on any list that includes Citizen Kane, but it’s obviously a pretty wacky list that goes from Citizen Kane to Paddington 2 so I’ll try not to take it too seriously. I will not let it get too high on my head and I will immediately build my Xanadu. But I’ve been preparing a model just in case. “
Citizen Kane is an American drama film first released in 1941. It is the first feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-wrote the script with Herman J. Mankiewicz. The film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews since its release and was voted number 1 five times in a row in the British Film Institute’s ‘Sight & Sound Critics Polls’, as well as topping the ‘100 Years … 100 American Films’ list. Film Institute ‘. both in the original version of 1998, and in its update in 2007.
The film details the attempts of a group of reporters to decipher the meaning of the word ‘Rosebud’, the last word spoken by Charles Foster Kane, a wealthy media mogul with political aspirations. As the twisted story unfolds, viewers get a fascinating insight into the life and meteoric rise of the fictional tycoon, played by Welles himself. Despite this universal acclaim, the aforementioned review, originally published in the Chicago Tribune, and supposedly unearthed by the staff at Rotten Tomatoes, was not afraid to go against the grain.
“You’ve heard a lot about this image and I see from the ads that some experts think it is ‘the best movie ever made.’
He states bluntly. While admitting that it is interesting enough to be a ‘museum piece’, the reviewer was clearly not as impressed with the overall product as the rest of the collective world seems to be.
“It’s different. In fact, it’s strange enough to become a museum piece. But its sacrifice from simplicity to eccentricity detracts from overall entertainment value and distinction.”
Paddington 2However, it seems to have no such detractors. The live-action animated hybrid comedy sequel to Paddington(2014) stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant in live action roles and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington. It is based on the beloved Paddington Bear stories, created by Michael Bond. The success of the film has led to the green light for a second sequel that has now officially begun development.
To be fair, Paddington 2 isn’t the only movie to score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it shares the spot with some old classics, including The Maltese Falcon(1941), Frankenstein (1931) and 12 angry men (1957), as well as some newer entries, including the Disney / Pixar one Toy story (1995) and Toy story 2 (1999). Twitter is still waiting for a response from Woody or Buzz. You can read more about Paul King at The Hollywood Reporter.
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