When the Bough Breaks - Will This Year's "Black Stalker Thriller" Be Good?

When the Bough Breaks - Will This Year's "Black Stalker Thriller" Be Good?

When the Bough Breaks is this year's "black stalker thriller." Is it any better than the last couple?

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You or I are free to hate these movies all we want obviously, but I'm not entirely sure if it's totally cool to start talking about "undeserved audiences" and the like. Treating this "audience" like it's some special prize to be won and earned, especially when this is the same "audience" that made Tyler Perry insanely rich, it might be worth it to just consider that this "audience" just may see things in these movies that you don't.

EDIT: This post was based on a misunderstanding.

hentropy:
You or I are free to hate these movies all we want obviously, but I'm not entirely sure if it's totally cool to start talking about "undeserved audiences" and the like. Treating this "audience" like it's some special prize to be won and earned, especially when this is the same "audience" that made Tyler Perry insanely rich, it might be worth it to just consider that this "audience" just may see things in these movies that you don't.

I didn't call them "undeserved." I called them underserved. As in, it's an audience that doesn't get a lot of movies targeted at it. Which is just statistically true.

Marter:

hentropy:
You or I are free to hate these movies all we want obviously, but I'm not entirely sure if it's totally cool to start talking about "undeserved audiences" and the like. Treating this "audience" like it's some special prize to be won and earned, especially when this is the same "audience" that made Tyler Perry insanely rich, it might be worth it to just consider that this "audience" just may see things in these movies that you don't.

I didn't call them "undeserved." I called them underserved. As in, it's an audience that doesn't get a lot of movies targeted at it. Which is just statistically true.

Ahh. That's my mistake then, sorry.

So what was the big flop at the end? It's okay, you can spoil it. We know you want to. No one's going to see the thing anyway.

JCAll:
So what was the big flop at the end? It's okay, you can spoil it. We know you want to. No one's going to see the thing anyway.

It's projected to make somewhere close to $15 million for the weekend. That's not nothing. But you're right: very little of that money is going to come from here.

When the CW Network debuted, it featured a lot of predominately black TV series that were mostly awful. I joked at the time. These shows are cultural important. They demonstrate that black people can make and star in bad TV shows. This movie echoes that sentiment. I am sure people who are a sucker for a thriller about a stalker would like it.

Marter:
It's projected to make somewhere close to $15 million for the weekend. That's not nothing. But you're right: very little of that money is going to come from here.

That's even more boring and cliched than I was expecting. Oh dear. I mean, I can enjoy a bad movie, but not a boring one.

Sounds like a straight to daytime TV kind of film. The type that, if you ever find yourself experiencing (often with, but not always limited to, an old person or couple), brings on a creeping existential dread no horror story could ever dream of achieving.

 

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