For just the 12th time in history, a movie has been given an “F” by audiences through CinemaScore. There certainly has been a lot of hype surrounding the release Darren Aronofky’s mother! but now that it’s out, a lot of moviegoers are not feeling it.
Along with the mixed reviews coming out of sites like Rotten Tomatoes (where it currently is rated 69% fresh by critics but only 42% of audiences said they liked it), the “F” score confirms that this will not be another Black Swan for Aronofsky.
Other films who have earned this honor including Steven Soderbergh’s remake of “Solaris,” Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly,” William Friedkin’s “Bug,” and “I Know Who Killed Me.” Yikes!
Paramount worldwide president of marketing and distribution, Megan Colligan, seems pretty comfortable with the situation and even defended the movie and its performance saying, “this movie is very audacious and brave. You are talking about a director at the top of his game, and an actress at the top of her game. They made a movie that was intended to be bold. Everyone wants original filmmaking, and everyone celebrates Netflix when they tell a story no one else wants to tell. This is our version. We don’t want all movies to be safe. And it’s okay if some people don’t like it.”
Well, she might have a point except that people have definitely drawn parallels to Rosemary’s Baby so it can’t be that original. If you want to read a pretty cutthroat review FILLED with spoilers, check this out.