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  1. Avatar 2 will be released through Disney though, and you can be sure that they’ll want to market it in the best way they can. Avatar is theirs now. Technically speaking, Endgame is a sequel to a film they had nothing to do with too. Iron Man 1 was Paramount.
  2. Not necessarily, I suppose it depends on how well it does over the weekend. But if you’re wanting to make sure you see it, I’d make time this weekend. Personally I’d be surprised if it sets the world on fire, once word gets out properly about what the 6 minutes of footage contains I’d be surprised if it was much of a draw. From Disney’s perspective, if this doesn’t push it over Avatar (and honestly, I doubt it will) I’d be surprised if they made another push, purely because I’d imagine they’d rather market Avatar 2 as “the sequel to the highest grossing film of all time”. Saying that has more of a ring to it than “the sequel to the second highest grossing film of all time”.
  3. All of the major cinemas around me in Sheffield (UK) are showing it Friday to Monday and then dropping it in time for Spider-Man on Tuesday.
  4. The part that really stood out to me was when Charles turns to Storm and says “you stay here, I’ve lost enough people I care about”. Even though we’d seen no evidence of a friendly relationship between the two up to that point in this current timeline.
  5. Ditto ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’. And he was just about the only salvageable part of Ghostbusters (2016). He’s good at comedy.
  6. Just got back from this...oh dear. I honestly think I preferred The Last Stand...at least that one didn’t throw continuity inconsistencies at you every 5 seconds that completely take you out of the movie. Still, it’ll probably give Deadpool some ammunition to use whenever they get around to making DP3. Jessica Chastain’s villain has to be one of the most underwritten villains I’ve ever seen. She’s just...there. A very disappointing end to a series that meant so much to me growing up. Just pretend Logan is the end and skip this. The second weekend drop is going to be ugly.
  7. This is definitely where they fell down if you ask me. The trailers pandered to the core fans who will show up to watch giant monsters fight, but they didn’t give the GA enough reason to turn up in terms of the human element. I still maintain that Godzilla (2014) opened as high as it did because they sold it on Bryan Cranston’s character emotionally losing his wife in the trailers. KotM didn’t give you any human characters to care about in the trailers, it had a few people squabbling about what to do with Godzilla and Millie Bobby Brown doing her tired “staring off into the distance while looking concerned” schtick. There was no hook beyond “big monsters fighting”, and that’s just not enough.
  8. I don’t get this line of thinking, are you not here because you enjoy watching/discussing box office? I loved Happy Death Day 2U And was pulling for it to do well, but when it bombed I didn’t feel “burnt out” and leave the board. Accept it and move on, one Godzilla film underperforming isn’t reason to leave. It’s disappointing if you’re a fan, but it’s not something to feel down about. If you enjoyed the film then that’s all that matters, and you’re getting Godzilla Vs Kong regardless of KOTM’s performance.
  9. Yeah, pretty much everywhere north of London it was 18-22 degrees. Nice, but not really hot enough to stop people going to the cinema. Nowhere near last years extended period of scorching summer temperatures.
  10. When they consistently make as much money as they do, it seems that a sizeable portion of the movie going population thinks that there’s space for 3 per year. Again, this is people voting with their wallets, they wouldn’t make 3 a year if there wasn’t the demand for it.
  11. I wasn’t aiming it at you, sorry if it came across that way. People seem to be lamenting the fact that Disney has had a lot of success with superhero movies and implying that it somehow correlates with this film and the disaster genre in general underperforming. I just don’t see it.
  12. You can’t really blame Disney for a Godzilla film underperforming. Superhero films do well at the box office because people want to see them, a Godzilla film underperforming is purely because people didn’t find it appealing enough, I fail to see how that is Disney’s fault. There’s no correlation between Disney’s success and a Godzilla sequel underperforming. Make a better film that appeals to all four quadrants, market it better, and people will show up whether it’s Disney or not (X Men is likely to underperform next week too, so it’s not as simple as superhero films dominating regardless of quality at the expense of other genres). The fan excuse bingo in this thread is borderline delusional.
  13. These kind of things tend to be cyclical, it’s the same as how Westerns we’re massive at one point but aren’t any longer. The disaster movie was last truly popular in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, I’m sure they’ll increase in popularity again at some point, but it’ll take more than the third film in a mixed results Godzilla universe to get people interested. If this film ends up underperforming, it’s because the GA didn’t find it appealing from the trailers. I know they managed to get the Godzilla fans hyped, but speaking personally the trailers made it look like CGI destruction porn and nothing more. I’d argue that the GA also doesn’t have a clue who King Ghidora or Rodan are either, so that isn’t as much of a selling point as some Godzilla fans seem to think. Spectacle will only get you so far.
  14. I remember seeing Godzilla (2014) on opening day in IMAX and it was completely sold out. KotM last night in the same screen was barely a third full.
  15. Well since we’re discussing the reviews of the film, it seemed relevant. It’s surprising that they rated it so low, I guess they didn’t get a set visit.
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