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No Good Deed: Studio Cancels Advance Screenings To Preserve “Audience Experience”

Submitted by on September 12, 2014 – 10:46 amNo Comment

The Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba film No Good Deed is set to be one of the weekends biggest, if not most critically acclaimed, movie debuts this weekend. But there are no reviews of the film yet, because studio Screen Geems abruptly cancelled screenings this week, claiming they wanted to preserve a “plot twist” in the film that “will affect audiences’ experience.” But skeptical critics assume that the film is just so bad, the studio wanted to minimize negative buzz.

“My favorite press screening cancellation excuse: ‘We want critics and audiences to discover [this ungodly piece of sh*t] together,’” tweeted Scott Tobias,  critic at The Dissolve.

One review that’s already up at CraveOnline says that the much-hyped twist “can only be described as stupid, stupid, and stupid. It’s the textbook definition of how not to set up a pay off, and vice-versa, calling attention to the film’s artificial manipulations instead of adding to a plot that really could have used a point at some point.”

The trailer shows that the film follows Elba as a charming, psychotic killer escaped from prison, who ends up hiding out at the home of Henson, a lonely housewife. I have no idea what the twist is, but I’m going to guess that Henson’s character is actually the sister or friend of one of Elba’s original victims, and is plotting her revenge all along.

What do you think? Are you still going to check out No Good Deed this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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