The big question here is will the fans show up or will everyone go see The Muppets. If the fans show up the critics have already primed the street with low expectations, and the fans as is always the case, will be the critics that count.
They did that to make their blowout seems that much bigger. I know it will do well because I have seen it , but I don't agree with downplaying it to give a it a blockbuster status when it kocks it out of the park. . Seems they want to set expecations low so that they can make it seem huge when it surpasses those expecations.
Im not sure what you are saying. The critics give a bad review just to pan it so it then blows away the numbers come Monday and what? The critics look foolish. Unless you think the critics are paid off by wallstreet and they are working the stock. Now........ im sure these critics are older and not big fans so maybe they dont get it but I dont think they pan a flick just to lower the bar. Whats their point or payoff?