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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:54 PM

 

Hollywood is officially out of new ideas...

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Reply Hollywood is officially out of new ideas... (Original post)
opiate69 Apr 2012 OP
OriginalGeek Apr 2012 #1
opiate69 Apr 2012 #2
OriginalGeek Apr 2012 #3
MiddleFingerMom Apr 2012 #4
Major Nikon Apr 2012 #5
KamaAina Apr 2012 #8
Chan790 Apr 2012 #10
baldguy Apr 2012 #6
Populist_Prole Apr 2012 #7
jakeXT Apr 2012 #9

Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:01 PM

1. I'm looking forward to it!

My 9 year old granddaughter asked me to take her to see it.


I was so happy she was down with the Stooges I almost cried. I don't even care it's neo-stooges.


I have a new favorite grandchild.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. For some reason... (and I hope Im wrong)

 

I imagine it being about the level of the Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield movies though

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:32 PM

3. Ngyi yi yi

I hope you're wrong too!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:37 PM

4. Me, too!

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 12:26 AM

5. It's not as if they are out of new ideas

The problem is that movies must now do well globally. That's why they do so many remakes and make new movies based on old series. They are basically catering to the European market.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 02:48 PM

8. Can you say "lowest common denominator"?

 

Mr. KamaAina can!

I suppose big, splashy explosions are a sort of universal language.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 04:51 PM

10. Yes, but these sorts of films based off nostalgic US IPs don't do well globally.

 

Any more than great European films don't do well here for the most part.

It's equal or greater part that they're low-risk here. People are familiar with the IP and even if your film isn't a masterpiece, enough people are going to show up and buy a ticket that the loss-risk is non-existent. I mean look at this Stooges movie: there's no star cast, no big f/x budget, advertising has been non-existent other than word-of-mouth and it's showing on a modest number of screens. There's no way it cost more than $10M to get to the screen.

If it sells $40M in tickets globally, it's a cash-cow winner. A $40M take for a film is crap.

The bigger issue is that these familiar IP films for the most part have been terrible: they spend just enough on f/x to fill the commercial, the best jokes are in the commercial, the plot is crap and the casts are ensembles of big-name has-beens. Given a choice between the Green Lantern movie, the Green Hornet movie, the A-Team movie or an icepick in the ear...I daresay many people would choose the Trotsky.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:13 AM

6. That's all I'm sayin'...

 

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 12:48 PM

7. ...And have been for some time

The only 'Hollywood' stuff I watch are movies that are 20-25 years old at least ( with VERY few exceptions ) or classic stuff on TCM

75 percent of my Netflix viewing is Indie or foreign films.

Most of my friends think I'm a snob.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 04:26 PM

9. Still waiting for Red Sonja

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