Another week, another round of critical smack downs.
This week in music, Welsh alternative group The Joy Formidable made an energetic return with their album "Wolf's Law." The album was praised for showcasing the musical talents of the group's members, but the sound was apparently extremely predictable, frustrating critics who were hoping for a little more. Singer Toro y Moi presented perfect pop music with "Anything In Return." Still, a lack of emotion derailed the otherwise strong project. Ra Ra Riot's "Beta Love" premiered to some of the worst reviews of the week, while Gary Allan's "Set You Free" was praised for its classic-sounding tracks.
In movies, "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" left a lot to be desired, falling short of the film's hype. The greatest complaints came in the movie's overly detailed storyline that left many viewers a tad overwhelmed. The comedy "John Dies at the End" failed to provide its promised laughs, while "Parker" fizzled out following a riveting beginning. The low budget film "Supporting Characters" lost most of its promise due to its terrible video quality.
We have gathered this week's harshest reviews in the slideshow below. Was "Hansel and Gretel" really that bad? Did you actually enjoy "Parker?" Let us know in the comments section. (The less said about "Movie 43," the better.)
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