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    This is going to be so much fun. Will it do well financially? No idea, doesn't matter too much anyways since there's no prospect for a sequel either way. I'm just happy this was made and I'm ready to have lots of fun with it, just like I had fun with The Lone Ranger, John Carter, King Arthur, etc.
  3. 4 points
    Black Panther is sitting at 100 sets of tickets per minute over at Fandango Pulse right now for the 6:30pm PST period (99 and 101 observed for 6:31 and 6:32 respectively). MT: Black Panther: 35.4 Fifty Shades: 24.2 Peter Rabbit: 6.0 15:17 to Paris: 5.6 Jumanji 2: 3.1 Pulse: BP Freed BP 3D BP IMAX PR
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    65. The Great Wall This movie is more or less the definition of a 'meh' blockbuster. There’s some neat stuff about it, like the world-building and (kinda sorta) the premise, but overall it’s super forgettable and more or less falls apart in the third act. Ah well, at least Pedro Pascal is still getting work.
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    70. Lego Ninjago Boy, the LEGO Universe really divebombed this year, didn’t it. I mean, I didn’t hate Lego Batman by any means, but it was kinda disposable and didn’t exactly set the box office on fire. And needless to say, it was a darn sight better than this. I think the best description I can come up with of this movie is ‘If the LEGO Movie was made by less talented people’. And I don’t mean that just because both are literally LEGO movies, I mean that because LEGO Ninjago is clearly trying to be the LEGO Movie, from its irreverent ‘meme’ humour to its attempt at having an emotional throughline through which it attempts to redeem its ‘quirky’ main villain (seriously, I’m surprised they didn’t just repaint Will Ferrell’s character from the first LEGO movie). Except, y’know, Ninjago does both of those really terribly. It couldn’t even do the villain redemption thing right. The movie treats it as a bad thing when Lloyd denies his parentage, but I'm entirely with Lloyd on that one. Garmadon is a massive prick and the movie’s attempts at redeeming him are so shallow, predictable and unconvincing. And don’t get me started on the ‘humour’ in this movie. The jokes in this film feel like someone just copied and pasted a bunch of jokes off the internet that theoretically ‘should’ be funny, but removed all context, sense of comedic timing, comedic delivery, appropriateness and more or less everything that made them funny to begin with. It’s genuinely painful to watch. People (stupidly) shit on Marvel all the time for having jokes in their movies, but there is an art to comedy and Marvel actually knows how to pull its jokes off (most of the time) and how to make them rooted in character or world. As does the LEGO Movie. LEGO Ninjago does not. Thus it fails. I will say, there are a few things I liked about it. The visuals are nice, a handful of jokes do land, some of the action scenes are decent, but overall this movie feels like a store-brand version of a superior project. And not a good store-brand either. Like, one of those super cheap ones that you’re not entirely certain is edible and you find a toenail clipping in. Maybe it maintains a little bit of the original flavour, but I still wouldn’t buy it.
  7. 3 points
    2 months Gold Account ( $30 account credit ) to the closest Black Panther pick in the Derby
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    This has suddenly taken a turn for the worst possible case scenario day at work. Fucking unreal.
  9. 3 points
    Black Panther has been busier than we were expecting. Up on Thor's two opening days
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    @HourglassPictures Even in space, you've gotta catch 'em all. SPARK: HOMEWARD drops May 3rd, Y3.
  11. 3 points
    69. The Void Sigh. I’ll be honest, I had pretty high hopes for this. A horror movie made entirely of the sort of fucked-up practical monster effects you’d see in the likes of old John Carpenter films? Yes please. Unfortunately, while said monster effects are really cool, it doesn’t make up for the fact that the rest of the movie is kinda awful. Awful story, awful acting, awful dialogue, and not nearly enough in the way of cool creature effects to make up for it. And, you know, maybe I might be more forgiving if the movie itself was aiming to be a campy fun mess, but no. It’s trying to be serious. Entirely too serious. It's trying to be dark and dramatic and scary and lovecraftian. And it sucks at it. Almost anything not creature-effect related is dull or uninteresting. Stop trying to be so serious, movie, and let us sit back and enjoy the fucked up creature effects more. Because, as mentioned, they’re really good.
  12. 2 points
    So still well ahead of WW, SMH, TH, JL, and IT, and 25% behind TLJ. Am I right? This can give it a 150-160m 3-day opening weekend.
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    Inappropriate? Sure. Offensive? Maybe to God but its not my place to get offended for him. You are right though it's not for me. And that's perfectly okay. Not everything can be.
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    BP has a very good shot at 500+ OS it seems if China behaves in the way it usually does for MCU. 875+ WW looks likely while even 1B can't be completely ruled out it seems. Amazing.
  17. 2 points
    Really eager to know what OD is. @Fifty Shades Rth . To me it looks like it could be £4m+. I'm expecting around $25m opening with previews right now, looked busier than TLJ from cinemas I've seen in London.
  18. 2 points
    I saw The Room at the weekend. Me and my friend went in tuxedos, kind of expected more people to dress up but apparently not... before the movie I got pictures with Tommy and Greg, Tommy told me - "Oh, I so happy you have dress up, you will come on stage with me, ha ha", he was very nice. Little did I realise, he was serious. When we were all sat down and Tommy and Greg were on stage about to do the Q&A, Tommy says "where my friends who in tuxedos? I thought you are coming on stage? Get up on here". So me and my friend go up at the front of the cinema, and they do the whole Q&A session with us. An audience member asked Tommy why there are so many sex scenes in the film, he goes, "No, there are no sex scenes, I not call them sex scenes..." and I interrupted and told Tommy "No, they're love scenes", and he brings me forward and shakes my hand. I also got Tommy to shout, "You are tearing me apart, London!" which was awesome. Greg is seriously bored and sad, seems really unhappy. I kind of don't blame him but at the same time, come on man, cheer up everyone here loves you. Seems to me like you're the expert, Mark! Greg is unhappy that his Hollywood career never took off, while Tommy is so excited and proud of what he's done. I went out during the movie to grab a script and Tommy got talking to me, told me he was really happy that I dressed up and that "We come back in September, for Best Friends 2, you must come see me again in September, Tree, I want you to be in tuxedo!" He wrote a nice message on the script and he had to write my name and cross it out three times because he can't spell for shit, lmao. We had a nice conversation and he made sure the photos that the staff took were good. He took my phone, "I need to make sure photo is good, you need to look great, or we take it again". He is just a wonderful, friendly human bean. Also when I got Greg to sign my copy of The Disaster Artist, Tommy took the book, crossed out Tom Bissell's name and signed it himself??? Does Tommy know that he didn't write the book? Funniest moment - Question: "Tommy, what's your favourite video game?" Tommy: "Hmm, my favourite video game? Star Wars. Yeah, favourite video game Star War." 10/10 would Room again. Below: Greg Sestero, me, and Tommy Wiseau, presenting The Room. The greatest worst movie ever made, or "the best movie of the year", apparently.
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    You already know the truth. Going straight to VOD.
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    theres a much higher black population in London... London won't represent the rest of the country. that's not to say it won't do huge business I'm just saying that if you see "bigger than Star Wars" in london like heretic says... well that's not going to be the case everywhere.
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    Denzel's first proper summer release in 9 years, since Taking of Pelham 123
  24. 1 point
    So many movies are moving around right now and we're probably gonna see some more shifts too.
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    This is totally shaping up to be John Carter 2.0, unless reception is great. Going with 29/77 atm.
  27. 1 point
    while I really like the book and excited for the movie, I'm not really feeling that poster too much. At this point, I just wanted a fun movie that keeps some of the vibe of the novel
  28. 1 point
    79. Pokemon the Movie 20: I Choose You Or, as I like to call it, how not to do a nostalgic callback movie. Seriously, I stopped watching the Pokemon anime quite a long time ago and, while I’ve dabbled in the movies here and there (favourites being 2, 3, 5 and 8), I kinda accept that most of them aren’t very good. Especially the newer ones. That said I was intrigued to hear about this project, a nostalgic retelling of the early Pokemon anime (aka when the show was actually fairly good) but with more modern polished animation and storytelling. So I decided to give it a try and check it out in theatres. Turned out it was all a big lie. The movie spends maybe 15 minutes covering old material before immediately transforming into one of the shittier newer movies. Seriously, what the hell movie? You spend all this time selling me on rewatching the best moments of the old anime with a new coat of paint, only to pull the rug out from under us entirely? Misty and Brock and Gary ‘Muthafucking’ Oak all get replaced with nobodies, you barely cover a handful of the great anime moments, the main focus is almost entirely on new Pokemon and new legendaries and the story is generic as sin when it’s not being absolutely stupid and nonsensical instead. And I don’t necessarily dislike the newer generations, hell, I’ve spent the last couple of months binging Pokemon Ultra Sun, but when the main selling point of your movie is Kanto/Gen 1 nostalgia, you don’t just turn around and say ’Surprise! Marshadow is the main villain the whole time!’ That said, even taken on its own, the movie is not very good. Yeah, it’s written for kids, but it’s also mostly generic and banal and suffers from trying to cram way too much in and failing to properly set up and/or give its emotional moments time to breath. Just because it’s for kids doesn’t necessarily excuse it being crap. And it certainly doesn’t forgive it for betraying its main premise. (Then again, I’m probably just mad that there was no Squirtle Squad.) (Seriously movie, shame on you.)
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    Starting things off at the very bottom... 85. The Mummy Say, did you guys know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a lot of money? Like, a lot? Enough to make other studio turn their heads, lick their lips and start planning ridiculous ideas for their own cash dispensers Cinematic Universes? It's almost a shame then that pretty much all of said studios are absolutely terrible at it. I mean seriously, even ignoring the DCEU's general shittiness finally catching up with it this year with Justice League, we've had ideas thrown around for a Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe, a Robin Hood Cinematic Universe and, of course, Sony's belligerent attempts to somehow construct their own Cinematic Universe around Spiderman, in spite of one already failed attempt, the character already joining the MCU and, y'know, nobody fucking wanting a Spiderman Cinematic Universe! Which brings us to the most recent case in point? The Mummy. Aka that one movie that dared to ask 'Hey, what if we started off our universe with Iron Man 2, but even worse?' Yeah, this was not a good movie in the slightest. In fact it’s actively quite awful. It’s a patchwork of other popular blockbuster franchises, poorly blended together and disrupted by the sort of ham-fisted universe building that makes BvS's Knightmare or Amazing Spiderman 2's Sinister Six teasing look downright subtle. As a blockbuster it’s irritating, as a horror movie it’s laughable and as the foundation for an entire cinematic universe, it’s really not something that will get you anticipating what comes next. Surprisingly enough, adding Johnny Depp doesn't seem like it'll help. Quite frankly, one of my biggest issues with this movie is that it really doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be. It starts off as a Transformers movie, with constant explosions and noise and screaming and army stereotypes yelling at each other. Then it makes an attempt at being a horror movie (key word being ‘attempt’) which begins with lazy jump scares and eventually morphs into full-on Army of Darkness level slapstick. (Point of order, if my reaction to your scary zombie horror scene is uproarious laughter, then you may have done something badly wrong.) After that it makes a hard turn into an Avengers movie, albeit an Avengers movie if you took out any of the charm, humour, charisma or competence and replaced it all with boring shared universe exposition. By the time it gets to the unintentionally rapey conclusion (at least I hope it was unintentional), you’ve pretty much lost any ability to care about these people. Hell, even Tom Cruise was unbearable in this. His character was clearly supposed to be a Han Solo-esque rougeish character, but he's so poorly written that he either comes off as unbearably bland or just the worst fucking asshole. Sofia Boutella is trying as the titular Mummy but is hampered by the fact that the film clearly doesn't really give a shit about her. Heck, they reveal almost everything about her character, including her backstory, motives and evil plot in a 5 minute prologue at the beginning. Which wasn't even the first scene. As for the direction, it was like having keys jangled in your face 24/7. Nothing but constant, exhausting noise, be it explosions, military craft or just the constant background thrum of the score. It never takes a moment to just be quiet or give you a chance to breathe or slow down, as if the movie was frightened that we’d switch off if it wasn't shrieking at us every moment of its run time. And need I even talk about the cinematic universe building? It’s impossible to miss because the movie grounds to a dead halt when it turns up halfway through the movie. I’m serious, it kills the narrative momentum stone dead. The movie before that, while far from being even average, at least felt like it had some structure and story. But when Russell Crowe turns up as the head of Prodigem (aka SHIELD with the fingerprints filed off), it feels like a sharp turn into a completely different script and movie, filled with boring exposition and ham-handed ‘teases’ for a wider universe shoved straight into your face. It’s distracting, irritating and subtracts from the movie as a whole. The fact is, I think studios misunderstand why audiences are interested in Cinematic Universes. It's not about seeing a bunch of characters/world sharing the same screen space, it's about seeing a bunch of characters/worlds we like sharing the same screen. We like to see Iron Man and Captain America and Thor share the screen because Marvel put effort into making certain we like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. It's all well and good to say that you have a Cinematic Universe, but it's meaningless if there's nothing in said universe worth watching. And there's nothing in the Mummy that's worth watching or that I want to see more of. Thus it fails. But hey, at least it's all uphill from here! (Mostly.)
  30. 1 point
    Theyre confused they have a massive hit not named Spider-Man.
  31. 1 point
    That's what I think. Alpha, as a film, screams Autumn more than it screams Spring, at least to me. And while some films have had their dates shifted around and eventually dumped, this situation feels different. While you shouldn't ever judge a film by its trailers, I get chills every time I watch the trailer for Alpha. I think Sony moved this because they care about it doing well, and that they wanted to avoid a potential clash with the abundance of potential heavy-hitters in late February / early March. In fact, if my hypothesis of Alpha being a film that would appeal to children is correct, Sony may have been biting their nails at the prospect of competing with A Wrinkle in Time, which would have come out a week after. The important thing about this delay is that they may very well have the opportunity to fix something and make it better than it would've been. We'll see.
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    *BEEEP* *BEEEP* *BEEEP* Okay, maybe not fair. But, well, someone got a better explanation? Looks like a classic 'dump to September' me.
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    You're not wrong. Wonder Woman may be in JL, but it's a "team film", and thus will be treated differently. Plus Wonder Woman did so well because of amazing WOM, Justice League will likely not have that same pleasure.
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    THIS is what I was waiting for! CHINA! With these numbers, it's doing at least 100M!! Say hello to 800M+ WW!! Think it was Hulk?! That finally put a Thor movie "over" in the China/SK region?!
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    My review of Spider-Man: Homecoming: 2002 introduced us to Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, who would play the role for all three films of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, ending in 2007. Five years after that, the series was rebooted with Andrew Garfield in the role, starring in Marc Webb’s two The Amazing Spider-Man films in 2012 and 2014. The first two Raimi films were very well received, but the others all received very mixed reviews, and box office returns rapidly decreased as a result. The solution: Sony will allow Marvel to handle the character. Officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spidey was reintroduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, portrayed by Tom Holland. The brief appearance was very well received, but with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland takes up the challenge of carrying a Spider-Man film on his own. And it’s safe to say that we have the best portrayal of the webslinger yet! After the airport battle in Civil War, Peter Parker (Holland) is sent back home by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) with his brand new Spidey Suit and the promise to receive a call when they need him again. That call hasn’t come for over two months, so a disappointed but hopeful Peter spends his nights trying to stop petty crimes. However, when he discovers a group of robbers with incredibly dangerous and high-tech weapons, he takes it upon himself to find out what’s going on and prove himself worthy of becoming an official Avenger. And making matters even harder for him, there’s a Homecoming dance to worry about. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were both very good in their roles, but Tom Holland is able to set himself apart by being the only one to truly capture the character that the world fell in love with in the first place. This isn’t the angry or mopey Peter Parker from the past films. This Parker is young, energetic, curious, and immature. He’s still a child and he acts like it. He messes up. He cries. He thinks selfishly. This is the Peter Parker that everyone has related to for decades and Tom Holland absolutely crushes it. A few liberties are taken with some of the Spider-Man lore itself, but the character himself is adapted as perfectly as possible. One of the biggest contributing factors in director Jon Watts’s success in capturing a youthful Spider-Man is keeping the movie small. Peter is still in high school, and Spider-Man: Homecoming is about 40% a John Hughes style high school comedy. We see Peter dealing with a bully, going to his first party, participating in the Academic Decathlon, sitting at the losers’ table at lunch, doing nerdy things with his best friend, and trying to ask his crush to the dance. He has actual 15-year-old problems on top of his Spider-Man duties. Spider-Man is a high schooler with super powers, and this movie expresses that balance perfectly. Helping to keep those two sides together is best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), who discovers Peter’s secret early in the movie and reacts exactly how you’d expect a nerd who finds out his best friend fought Captain America to react. He’s one of the funniest characters in an already hilarious movie, and he acts as an audience surrogate, becoming someone for Peter to bounce his thoughts off of. But of course, this is still a superhero movie, and it doesn’t sacrifice that for the high school stuff. The action in the film is great. Fight scenes are well staged and the three major superhero set pieces are really entertaining. They’re also kept relatively small in comparison to other MCU films, which fits the “stick to the ground” theme that the film pushes. One specific area that Homecoming manages to place itself above other MCU films is its villain. Michael Keaton portrays Adrian Toomes, also known as Vulture, the ringleader of the weapons empire with his own set of high-tech mechanical wings and armor. Keaton’s performance is as fantastic as you’d suspect, but what really makes Toomes so great is his motivation. Keeping with the staying small theme, Toomes isn’t out to take over the world or kill everybody. He’s simply an everyday guy that was dealt a bad hand, and tries to deal with it in the wrong way. You will understand, sympathize with, and possibly even agree with Toomes at some points, and it makes the film so much more compelling. On top of trying to juggle and merge two very different tones, Watts and the screenwriters were responsible for making Spider-Man fit within the rest of the MCU, and they do that gracefully as well. First of all, they know that we’ve seen the origin story twice now, so they stay away from repeating themselves and hint towards the necessary backstory professionally and naturally. Second of all, they use just the right amount of Tony Stark. It never turns into Iron Man 4, instead allowing Stark to be a supportive mentor and almost father figure to Peter. It’s a natural progression from where they started in Civil War, and all of the Stark and Avengers touches perfectly transition Spidey into the franchise without sacrificing the quality of the movie. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best MCU film in years, and is the best we’ve ever seen the character on screen. It may be a little cliched at times, but it plays off those cliches for humor and characterization. It’s funny, entertaining, heartfelt, well-acted, and most of all, just a fun time at the movies. Welcome home, Spidey! We sure have missed you. Grade: 9/10
  41. 1 point
    I was fine with it being grounded, but most of the action was poorly done. A lot of shaky cam and close up shots where you can't see what's going on, it felt lazy. The Monument setpiece was the only memorable one imo. The other problem is even though the focus is on the characters, it still lacks depth. People are saying it's a John Hughes film, but it feels more like a light imitation of that. The attention to characters feels surface level, especially compared to films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. However, I've gotten that with most MCU films. They pick a "style" and say "This movie is a political thriller!", "This one is a coming of age story", etc. and do a poor imitation of the genre while being sure to still stick to their formula. They don't really give in to that line of thinking. So in that regards, the focus on the characters is too shallow to make up for the messy action pieces. Dont want to criticize the film too much, though. It's a good movie, a fun watch, and one of the better MCU films.
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    Counterpoint: it's a nice foreshadow to his future career where he pays the bills by posing for photos for himself as Spiderman. He's already doing that but in a 21st century way.
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    Less than $40M for TFA this weekend would definitely be a disappointment. I mean don't get me wrong, the battle is won, but that's a pretty large fall from $90M. I was hoping or $50M for sure, and thinking $45M is the floor. I still think it can have a large Saturday increase, though. I'm sure whoever loves Indian cinema is the same guy who told me Room is the year's best film. I'm just about done with this stinker and my god there's a reason it made not even $5M. Because it SUCKS! Talk about one of the most boring movies of the year. I feel like whenever you talk to critics or "huge cinema fans," which I am one (I just am not pretentious about it), up is down, down is up, black is white, and white is black. Carol, The Hateful Eight, and The Danish Girl were all 0 star films. They would all make my Worst 50 movies ever made list right alongside Boyhood. Now, with Room, we have another candidate. Another piece of crap that I'm being sold on as some great film when in fact it was slower than watching grass row. This movie SUCKS. The subject matter may be interesting but again, just like Spotlight (which wasn't bad, it just wasn't great either), we all already know this story. We read it on CNN years ago. I read quite a few articles on it in fact. I get it. It's very sad if this kind of thing happens, but the film is completely boring. How you could find this a great movie, I really have no clue, but if someone thinks any of these films are worth seeing then we clearly don't have similar taste in cinema. On the plus side, the absolute garbage like The Danish Girl, Carol, and Room make The Revenant look like a bonafide Oscar front-runner. At least it's a REAL MOVIE with a plot and characters, instead of just complete bullshit.
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    Lol. I liked the Interstellar ending but totally agree otherwise. The Martian is a grade A blockbuster and it's got everything going for it - a great story, cast, director, and visual world. I can't say enough good things about it.
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    Right. Except it's even more so: all you (and I) know is that you didn't like the movie that resulted from the script. So, basically assign blame to all creative principals (including director and possibly producers). That's especially true when you have a huge heavy-hitter like Scott in charge.
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    Gravity, Instersteller and now The Martian. 3 back to back to back quality sci-fi space movies in a row during fall time. All of them had a solid opening as well. "The Martian" should have so pretty good legs off that opening. I'm going to check it out next week. Always been a fan of Ridley and his brother. I'm glad Ridley is moving back more towards sci-fi.
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    Yeah, the actual reason I've seen this movie four times is because it's shitty and I really wanted to like it. I'm a fraud.
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    Considering, looking at all of your recent posts displayed on your profile, I've only replied to one of those posts (not including this post here), I think you may be somewhat delusional. And, btw, that one post was the post you just made on this thread and, if you'll take a look at the last few pages, you'll see that I replied to quite a few posts on here that I disagreed with. Just because it's not as good as Hong Kong doesn't mean it's a bad fight scene. And, honestly, I really haven't seen many people complaining about that fight scene (and those that do usually complain about it being 'too dark') so yeah, you're kinda in the minority there. Ah yes, everyone loves the humour. And it's not at all like the Transformers films, Shia LeBeouf, Sam's Parents, Skidz and Mudflap or any of the comic reliefs have sizable hatedoms on the internet. Oh wait. You must be really paranoid if you think Hunnam was 'staring aggressively at everyone', since I've never heard a single person, fan or hater, claim that. Then again, you seem to believe that I'm stalking you, so that's not much of a surprise. Well, it does if you ridiculously over-simplify it that much. By the same logic, you might as well say Transformers ripped of Dracula because the heroes are attacked by something non-human, must seek help from someone/something better equipped to deal with them, must beat the enemies subordinates and the main villain is killed by being stabbed in the chest by something. Ah yes, because as we all know, box office = quality. Also, 15% really isn't 'hardly a difference' no matter how you try to look at it. Thought they were both awful. Oddly enough, Transformers 3 annoyed me more than 2. Maybe it's because I'd heard how bad 2 was going into it, maybe it's because I actually had some hopes for 3 since I loved the trailer, maybe it's because I was just so fed up that after 2 bloody movies Bay still hadn't learnt his lesson about the godawful comedy, anything really. Ah yes, only a fanboy could interpret 80% audience approval ratings of RT and a 7.2 IMDB score as being 'well recieved among audiences. Obviously.

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