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Re: Passengers
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2016, 11:36:50 pm »
Anyone else sick of sci-fi film titles distorting their E to look like three horizontal prongs? That seems to be a repeating trend.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #61 on: December 19, 2016, 11:38:36 pm »
Consensus is up. Sadly, I doubt that this will be a significant commercial disappointment. It might not make the kind of money it was expected to due to Tumblr folk protesting it as sexist (which is certainly possible from what I've heard of the plot). But apparently its budget is $110 million, and even after factoring in marketing and theater shares, there's virtually no way it won't break even. Such a shame.

You still seeing this in theaters, Caleb? I'll give you a Christmas present if you swear not to.
I dunno, I still can't shake the feeling that it'll be good based on the trailers even though I know it'll most likely be terrible. Plus, my dad wants to see Sing (it's retarded, but he's a huge music fan and enjoys most films with music in them, even if he knows the movie's bad) so I might just go with him to the theater and see Passengers. If it's not my money it may be worth it just to satiate my curiosity, even if it is bad as it probably will be.

Buy a ticket for Sing and sneak into Passengers. Dawson Joyce style.
Honestly I think Sing looks so bad that I'd rather just buy the Passengers ticket. Or maybe buy Machester by the Sea and sneak into Passengers, that one definitely deserves the money.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2016, 11:45:53 pm »
Consensus is up. Sadly, I doubt that this will be a significant commercial disappointment. It might not make the kind of money it was expected to due to Tumblr folk protesting it as sexist (which is certainly possible from what I've heard of the plot). But apparently its budget is $110 million, and even after factoring in marketing and theater shares, there's virtually no way it won't break even. Such a shame.

You still seeing this in theaters, Caleb? I'll give you a Christmas present if you swear not to.
I dunno, I still can't shake the feeling that it'll be good based on the trailers even though I know it'll most likely be terrible. Plus, my dad wants to see Sing (it's retarded, but he's a huge music fan and enjoys most films with music in them, even if he knows the movie's bad) so I might just go with him to the theater and see Passengers. If it's not my money it may be worth it just to satiate my curiosity, even if it is bad as it probably will be.

Buy a ticket for Sing and sneak into Passengers. Dawson Joyce style.
Honestly I think Sing looks so bad that I'd rather just buy the Passengers ticket. Or maybe buy Machester by the Sea and sneak into Passengers, that one definitely deserves the money.

Just so long as you sign this pledge, we're good. You can see the film through that method if you so desire.


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Re: Passengers
« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2016, 11:49:46 pm »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2016, 12:21:01 am »
Consensus is up. Sadly, I doubt that this will be a significant commercial disappointment. It might not make the kind of money it was expected to due to Tumblr folk protesting it as sexist (which is certainly possible from what I've heard of the plot). But apparently its budget is $110 million, and even after factoring in marketing and theater shares, there's virtually no way it won't break even. Such a shame.

You still seeing this in theaters, Caleb? I'll give you a Christmas present if you swear not to.
I dunno, I still can't shake the feeling that it'll be good based on the trailers even though I know it'll most likely be terrible. Plus, my dad wants to see Sing (it's retarded, but he's a huge music fan and enjoys most films with music in them, even if he knows the movie's bad) so I might just go with him to the theater and see Passengers. If it's not my money it may be worth it just to satiate my curiosity, even if it is bad as it probably will be.

Buy a ticket for Sing and sneak into Passengers. Dawson Joyce style.
Honestly I think Sing looks so bad that I'd rather just buy the Passengers ticket. Or maybe buy Machester by the Sea and sneak into Passengers, that one definitely deserves the money.

Just so long as you sign this pledge, we're good. You can see the film through that method if you so desire.


As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2016, 12:21:40 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2016, 12:26:00 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2016, 12:26:41 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
True, but that's a masterpiece in the making so it's hardly fair to compare them.
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2016, 12:28:32 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
True, but that's a masterpiece in the making so it's hardly fair to compare them.

Do you think such great lines as "The monster is in the truck" will go on AFI's next 100 Years...100 Quotes list?
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2016, 12:45:20 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2016, 12:46:07 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
True, but that's a masterpiece in the making so it's hardly fair to compare them.

Do you think such great lines as "The monster is in the truck" will go on AFI's next 100 Years...100 Quotes list?
If Monster Trucks doesn't have at least one appearance on that list, I'm gonna start a Change.org campaign to make them re-do it.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2016, 12:49:07 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.
Yeah, I can't really argue that point at all honestly. The dialogue did seem incredibly cliched and recycled, just hoping Pratt/Lawrence can sell the scenes anyway. Jason Bourne had some of that too though and I enjoyed that movie so who knows. I'm still interested by the plot and hopefully they can take the mystery and everything somewhere interesting. Even in the face of poor odds, hope springs eternal, as they say.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2016, 12:51:25 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.
Yeah, I can't really argue that point at all honestly. The dialogue did seem incredibly cliched and recycled, just hoping Pratt/Lawrence can sell the scenes anyway. Jason Bourne had some of that too though and I enjoyed that movie so who knows. I'm still interested by the plot and hopefully they can take the mystery and everything somewhere interesting. Even in the face of poor odds, hope springs eternal, as they say.

Considering you're a sociopath, I think you'll like the plot.
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2016, 12:54:36 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
True, but that's a masterpiece in the making so it's hardly fair to compare them.

Do you think such great lines as "The monster is in the truck" will go on AFI's next 100 Years...100 Quotes list?
If Monster Trucks doesn't have at least one appearance on that list, I'm gonna start a Change.org campaign to make them re-do it.

It should've received a qualifying run in December for the Oscars.  I was hoping Lucas Till could take home Best Actor.
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #74 on: December 20, 2016, 12:56:52 am »
Wait...PAasche, you actually think this piece of shіt looks better than Sing?
Didn't you say that Sing was going to be the greatest filmmaking travesty of the 21st century or something like that?

Monster Trucks will be better anyway.
True, but that's a masterpiece in the making so it's hardly fair to compare them.

Do you think such great lines as "The monster is in the truck" will go on AFI's next 100 Years...100 Quotes list?
If Monster Trucks doesn't have at least one appearance on that list, I'm gonna start a Change.org campaign to make them re-do it.

It should've received a qualifying run in December for the Oscars.  I was hoping Lucas Till could take home Best Actor.

Feliz cumpleanos frank!
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Kale Pasta

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #75 on: December 20, 2016, 12:59:11 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.
Yeah, I can't really argue that point at all honestly. The dialogue did seem incredibly cliched and recycled, just hoping Pratt/Lawrence can sell the scenes anyway. Jason Bourne had some of that too though and I enjoyed that movie so who knows. I'm still interested by the plot and hopefully they can take the mystery and everything somewhere interesting. Even in the face of poor odds, hope springs eternal, as they say.

Considering you're a sociopath, I think you'll like the plot.
Ironic coming from you. Actually though, part of the intrigue is seeing what people are talking about with the whole creepiness thing, since I've stayed very spoiler free.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2016, 01:02:16 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.
Yeah, I can't really argue that point at all honestly. The dialogue did seem incredibly cliched and recycled, just hoping Pratt/Lawrence can sell the scenes anyway. Jason Bourne had some of that too though and I enjoyed that movie so who knows. I'm still interested by the plot and hopefully they can take the mystery and everything somewhere interesting. Even in the face of poor odds, hope springs eternal, as they say.

Considering you're a sociopath, I think you'll like the plot.
Ironic coming from you. Actually though, part of the intrigue is seeing what people are talking about with the whole creepiness thing, since I've stayed very spoiler free.

You should watch Rikki Oh The Story of Ricky
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Re: Passengers
« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2016, 01:08:52 am »
As amusing as this is, I'm confused why you find this particular film so objectionable (other than disliking Lawrence).

Lawrence is honestly not even my major complaint with the film. My anger with it stems from the dialogue in the trailers. I am so sick of hearing these same fucking lines in every single movie. It's almost comical. The trailer made it seem like this movie was written using a computer-generated script (CGS? I bet that'll be the next step in the surgical removal of Hollywood's soul). It just reinforces my belief that screenwriters are becoming obsolete in the film industry, and that all they need these days is someone with a moderate understanding of the English language and the ability to piece random action scenes together with a flimsy plot.
Yeah, I can't really argue that point at all honestly. The dialogue did seem incredibly cliched and recycled, just hoping Pratt/Lawrence can sell the scenes anyway. Jason Bourne had some of that too though and I enjoyed that movie so who knows. I'm still interested by the plot and hopefully they can take the mystery and everything somewhere interesting. Even in the face of poor odds, hope springs eternal, as they say.

Speaking as someone who's read the plot, trust me, it's not worth it. I'd feel bad spoiling it for you since you want to see it, but honestly... I'd probably be doing you a favor if I did. Let's just say it's an eye-rolling "twist" that is not worth nine dollars and two hours of your time.

As for the dialogue issues... at some point, I think we've all got to just say no to these films on basic principle. I don't care how well Pratt and Lawrence (two people who I don't care about anyway) can sell this awful script and awful premise. The people behind this film deserve to lose money for what they've done here. It's gotta be the most cynical and blatant money-grubbing scam movie since... well, I don't even know what. So I've decided that, even though I like seeing bad movies for fun, I will not be paying to see this. They've fooled me enough. It's time to wake up and smell what they're shoveling.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #78 on: December 20, 2016, 03:15:23 am »
Wouldn't discount it bombing quite yet.  Depp and Jolie were both huge in 2010, yet The Tourist was a disappointment.  It still broke even, but only by barely, and most of that came from international gross, where studios often don't receive as high of a percentage for the grosses made there.  Also cost 10M less dollars to make than Passengers.

I feel like the demographic appeal is pretty different with those two movies...

How about examples from last year then? Bradley Cooper was supposed to have climbed higher than ever after Paasche's favorite 2014 movie earned a ton of money and got all those nominations and awards.  Then, both Aloha and Burnt were terrible and flopped, even though they were very cheap and didn't have quite as much competition.

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Re: Passengers
« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2016, 03:33:31 am »
Wouldn't discount it bombing quite yet.  Depp and Jolie were both huge in 2010, yet The Tourist was a disappointment.  It still broke even, but only by barely, and most of that came from international gross, where studios often don't receive as high of a percentage for the grosses made there.  Also cost 10M less dollars to make than Passengers.

I feel like the demographic appeal is pretty different with those two movies...

How about examples from last year then? Bradley Cooper was supposed to have climbed higher than ever after Paasche's favorite 2014 movie earned a ton of money and got all those nominations and awards.  Then, both Aloha and Burnt were terrible and flopped, even though they were very cheap and didn't have quite as much competition.

Again, the fact that this is a big-budget sci-fi film sets it apart from those, I think. Burnt was about a chef. Aloha... I still don't know what Aloha was about. But Passengers is a big dumb action movie that has gotten so much publicity I can't imagine it legitimately bombing.

But hey, I'm an eternal pessimist, so maybe I'm wrong. Here's hoping it fails.

 

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