“American Ultra”, directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, is bombing at the box office. The writer, son of Blues Brothers and Animal House director John Landis, tweet-ranted over the lack of people watching his film:
Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes backed up the box office numbers, only 46% of critics and 57% of audiences saying they liked the film. Max Landis in response also managed to work up a tweet-slam on Rotten Tomatoes:
In the last several days Landis has been branded a whiner, and his movie has been slammed incessantly. I for one agree with Max that the movie going audience needs to be more attentive to non-cookie cutter projects. Unfortunately, I do not agree that his film is the poster child for quality overlooked.