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  1. As I said already said in the IT2 thread I do not know anyone who really genuinely liked the first one. For some it was "okay", for others rather "meh". Nobody loved it, nobody hated it either. But that's not the kind of reception you need to get peoples' butts in seats for the sequel. The opening is great - it's just not as great as the first one. Another horror movie that will make 200+ million. It's a win for the genre no matter what, even if it shows that the first one is not so universally loved as many would say. Personally I was a little disappointed about IT1 as the movie managed to scare me only one single time in more than two hours. That's why I am not in a hurry to see the second one. At my local cinema they do kind of a "last call" week before the movie leaves. They only show the movie one last time in that week (on tuesday) in their smallest theatre and you only pay 3 € for it. I think that's the German version of the dollar theatres in the US. I will see IT TWO that way. That's enough. Even if the director manages to scare me twice this time I am still gonna save as much money as possible.
  2. Sorry, double post. T2 is spectacular in IMAX! Everyone who gets the chance to see it that way should do it. The restauration is beautiful and while the 3D is not as good as in "Titanic", it is a welcome addition.
  3. I was sold for this movie when I heard that Jim and Linda are back. I wouldn't even have needed a trailer to buy an IMAX ticket 1st weekend. But the trailer is bad. Really bad. If I wasn't a huge Terminator fan for nearly two decades I wouldn't care for it. The have some way to go in my opintion. I am pretty sure the movie will be good but the same was the case for "Alita" and we all know how people still debate if it is a success or a failure. Speaking of "Alita": I hope the Alita army will flock out to see "Dark Fate". If this Cameron production is a success story, Disney may find the last quantum of confidence needed to greenlight an "Alita" sequel.
  4. I am really curious how much this one will make. Many Blumhouse sequels declined from their precedessor. H2018 left much so-so taste in peoples' mouths. At least all people around me liked the movie...but no one was hyped about it. I could imagine them to join me again but the hook will have to be very interesting. Just another Michael vs. Laurie won't be enough. They already did that twice. I just hope that they won't cancel "Halloween Ends" if this one declines. That would be awful.
  5. Did anyone order that "Ultimate Collector's Edition" with the 4K, the book and a signed certificate? I did order it and just wanted to leave a comment here: the certificate is fake. It's a shiny high quality print. But it's a print. Some of you may laugh that I was stupid enough to believe that it would be truly signed but I thought...maybe these three guys really want the sequel to happen and boost sales with this CE. However the employees at Amazon saved my ass. They seriously wrapped that 200 US$ CE (with around +50 US$ für shipping) in a simple air cushion envelope without any more protection...for all the way from the United States to Germany. Of course, the CE arrived with damaged packaging. The 4K blu ray, the book and the certificate were fine but the box around them looked like UPS used it as a doorstopper. That's why I chatted with Amazon and will get a paid return for the CE to the United States and a full refund including shipping. On the one hand I was hardly facepalming about the stupidity of Amazon to ship an item like this is such an inappropriate packaging but on the other hand they gave me the possibility to return that fake thing. I am a fan of the movie. I loved it (and do even more with each viewing). I have both German blu ray steelbooks (the 3D is AMAZING) but I will not pay 250 dollars for a bunch of collectibles. I would have paid these 250 dollars for the signatures, not for the stuff around them. Too bad. I still hope there will be a sequel. Disney is shitting money twice a day. They could use some money for ALITA2. Wouldn't hurt them.
  6. I never got why the first one was such a success. Of course, it looked great and I wouldn't have been surprised if it had opened to 75 million (like "Halloween" for example) on its road to around 180-190 million. But that 123/327 run was crazy. It was a HUGE horror success in Germany as well but ironically I do not know anyone who loved it. Nobody hated it either. All people I talked to about the movie found it like...okay. That's why I am quite curious what a BO run IT2 will have.
  7. I don't think this will hurt the movie in any way. Like with all other stuff, Disney will find a way to cover things up. Brie Larson had a shitstorm going when Captain Marvel opened. That did not hurt the movie on its road to over a billion. It depends on how long this outrage will last but after all I do not see "Mulan" in trouble. It may not become the uber blockbuster in Asia but it should do well in the rest of the world nonetheless.
  8. IF it comes, I guess it will be about female empowerment, female life and female femininity with an all female cast, based on a female script and directed by Ava DuVernay.
  9. Saw it on tuesday. It was everything I expected it to be. Fast, furious loud, action-packed, funny. If they keep up and make another one like this - count me in. I just think that one franchise is enough and after the mediocre "Fate of the Fuious" I would prefer to pick some characters from the main franchise, add them to the "Hobbs & Shaw" team and let the Vin Diesel lead series die. Hopefully "Hobbs & Shaw" will have great legs. This won't make a billion like the last two entries of the main franchise...but I hope it will at least be enough to go on.
  10. I don't understand why of all entries this is such a mediocre BO success. With the exception of "Tokyo Drift" and "Fast Five" I've seen all of them in a cinema (only there, I haven't rewatched them since). The only one I've watched twice is "Furious 7". So I wouldn't call me a "fan" of the franchise...but I like the movies for what they are. Mindless action entertainment that returns every two or three years with a new entry. Apart from that I want to have seats in the first row when they are going to space. I will see "Hobbs & Shaw" tomorrow and personally I feel the same "excitement" like I did with F8 (and F7 and F6...). There's a new F&F movie and I want to see it. I don't understand why (obviously) people are refusing this to a certain degree. I mean, that's a OW drop of 40% over F8's OW.
  11. It seems to be quite easy to please people nowadays. Disney is like the The Pied Piper of Hamelin - they do nothing special but the people follow them. While I am not a Disney fan today, I absolutely adore their 90s classics. They are my childhood. From "Ariel" to "Mulan" (yeah, even the "Rescuers Down Under"). I just can't get myself to watch the new "Lion King"...why should I do this? This is not trolling. Definitely not. I just would like to understand why people are flocking out in millions to watch a nearly frame-by-frame GCI-remake of a movie they already know? Is it really that easy to get butts in seats? Just shit some nostalgia stuff on the table and that's it? The new soundtrack is awful. With the exception of the new Timon and Pumbaa attitude in "Hakuna Matata" I absolutely hate all new versions of the classics - especially "Circle of Life", "Can't wait to be king" and "Be prepared" are abysmal. Credit to the new Elton John songs ("Spirit" and "Never Too Late"). Brilliant. I had them on replay nearly 24/7. (Yeah, I know that "Spirit" is by Beyoncé...but it sounds like an Elton John song)
  12. I can't wait for them to get the record. Seriously. It will be a dark day when for cinema when something like AE is becoming the biggest movie of all time but then all the whining and discussing will be OVER. In the last couple of weeks I have totally lost interest to track numbers or read this forum because it's all about AE and it's way to beat "Avatar". I never wanted this to happen but after all - what Disney wants, Disney gets. They will get this movie over "Avatar", no matter what. They will re-re-release it. They will fudge it. Whatever. So yeah, give them that record already. Give the Disney-Marvel-sheep what they want. I am sick of this.
  13. Disney went crazy over some shit James Gunn has tweeted a decade ago but hires KEVIN HART for one of their tentpoles? The mouse house must be smoking some serious shit. Mushu was hilarious in the original. I loved him so much as a kid and still do. In Germany he was voiced by the same actor who did Sid (the sloth) in the "Ice Age" movies, Otto Waalkes. In my opinion he even surpassed Eddie Murphy in voicing Mushu. After all I do not care who will voice Mushu in the remake. If they want to hire that guy, fine. They asked Ariana Grande after Celine Dion for a BATB song and let Zayn and that other strange girl mutilate "A whole new world". The level is set very low.
  14. Chris Rock? Saw? Reboot? Again? WHAT THE F? While it's hilarious that they restart AGAIN two years after the last restart, I am curious to see how this will turn out. The comedy-background worked so-so for "Halloween"... It's just sad that they will not follow the "Jigsaw" story. I would have loved to see the return
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