Rotten Tomatoes, the go-to website for many movie reviews, has rated Pixar’s new film, Inside Out, at 100 percent, which seems to be the rating for virtually anything that Pixar releases. According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, its rating scale for movies, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were also ranked at 100 percent, while Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo were at 99 percent. Up was the lowest ranked film, at 98 percent. Inside Out, however, continues to rank at top spot, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
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Comparisons between Inside Out and the other highly ranked films in the Pixar vaults are inevitable, as the movie studio has been a consistent performer since it opened in 1995. If one follows the Rotten Tomatoes ratings, as many moviegoers do, Inside Out seems like a no-brainer for top spot for the box office on June 19, when it opens.
However, the dinosaur adventure Jurassic World looks as though it may be too big to beat, at least in terms of box office take, on its opening weekend. Visceral, heart-stopping, and full of adventure, the tale of dinosaurs going bad has been going strong at the box office, in large part due to the star power of Chris Pratt. The latest addition to the Jurassic saga has earned 70 percent on the Tomatometer, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
It is important to recall that each of these movies caters to very different audiences. Certainly, those under 10 will not be taken to see Jurassic World— at least, the odds are relatively against it. Inside Out is a film that, according to critics, will appeal to both adults and children, in addition to tugging at the heartstrings. Comparing these two films would be in many ways like comparing apples to oranges — it would be somewhat illogical to compare a Pixar film to an adventure flick like Jurassic World, and the critics at Rotten Tomatoes have avoided such comparisons.
Rotten Tomatoes has continued to give Inside Out stellar reviews, and what is clear is that the website’s critics will continue to do so. Precedent in the form of ratings for other Pixar films — like the Toy Story series of films — is what virtually puts a lock on Inside Out‘s ability to secure a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While such a rating is not unique on the website — there are a number of films which hold that distinction — a sterling recommendation from Rotten Tomatoes appears to secure a guaranteed draw at the box office. It is anticipated that Inside Out, which opens June 19, will make in the hundreds of millions globally when all’s said and done.
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