“The Green Hornet“ opened this weekend to lukewarm reviews by critics, earning low scores on movie score aggregators like Metacritc and Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s one of my favorites: “A big, sloppy, loud, grating mess of a movie,” wrote the Detroit News’ Adam Graham.
Elise wondered how “Hornet” compared to other movies based on comic books characters and superheroes, so we compiled a quick list from Wikipedia. I then pulled in their scores from Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes and uploaded the data to Many Eyes.
This block histogram shows the average score along the bottom, or X axis. The Y axis shows the number of films in that range. Green Hornet gets grouped with Daredevil, Batman Forever and the Fantastic Four sequel — all mediocre movies.
I then created a basic Excel bar chart, which has both scores for each film, but is sorted by average. Superman II, seriously?