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  1. The latest promos show Harley and Cassandra blowing up a woman thug chasing them by car. Will the MRAs calm down now? (obviously not but now the "Only men are the bad guys" excuse is gone now)
  2. All this dumb gloom and doom that precedes a DC release before the reviews are even out just make the DC threads way more bloated than most of the other threads (unless it's something like an SW thread where the dumpster fires are much bigger). Anyways, love the posters for this so far. Think the trailers could have focused more on the actual BoP but you can't argue against marketing depending on Margot Robbie's Harley, the only tried and tested character on screen. And the songs so far have been great. Can't wait for Sway With Me.
  3. For the record, it's not just Pattinson who is older than Bale when he was cast in BB but Wright is older than Oldman when he was cast in BB, Kravitz is older than Hathaway when she was cast as Catwoman in TDKR, Dano is older than Carrey when he played Riddler in Forever and Farrell is just a couple of years younger than DeVito when he was cast as Penguin in Returns.
  4. Pretty sure Shazam is the floor for this despite the R-rating limiting family demos. Shazam was about a totally unknown character and sandwiched in between the MCU's first female led solo teased in Infinity War and the film that was the payoff for 10+ years of build-up. Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is already a tested character, this will benefit from being the first CBM of the year, and Feb is weak in terms of competition. Also, think this will work very well as a Valentines/Galentines movie on its second weekend.
  5. This coming back to life nearly 3 years after filming and still looking decent
  6. Inhumans suck lol. There is a weird caste system, the lead couple are cousins married to each other (in the comics, the husband's brother pervs on his sister-in-law too), there is trading of teenage girls for marriage in order to secure strategic alliances. It's basically all the uncomfortable bits of Game of Thrones without the interesting mythology or character depth. Haven't seen the flop show but assuming most of these elements were removed, in which case it must have just been generic af. I agree with the idea that the Eternals are being used to introduce the mutants into the MCU. Which brings up a fascinating situation where the MCU would have used up most of their non-mutant heroes except for Fantastic Four before the mutants arrive. So will the future of the MCU (Phase 6 onwards?) be as mutant-dominated as the comics in the 80s, 90s and early 00s?
  7. Also, they've been friends for a long time apparently so that comfort level must have shone through during the chemistry reads.
  8. Is it possible DOM may have Top 4 movies of the year all directed by women and starring women? (as Gemma Chan's Sersi was said to be Eternals' protagonist at SDCC). Imagine if BOP breaks out too. Should be an interesting year.
  9. Both also had the most effective first trailers among 2019 films, when they eventually dropped.
  10. That's actually far more accurate than I expected, as in I can see how the few disparities happened. A weak August/late July really helped propel TLK across the movies ranked 2-4 in that list. If FFH and TLK had their release dates switched, who knows how their BO would have shaken out, especially with their respective reviews. Glass died by its reviews and poor WOM so no surprise it didn't make the Top 10. Which only leaves DP. Is it possible the bad reviews and crowded marketplace played a bigger role than expected? Did GOT S8 actually kill some people's anticipation to watch Sansa lead a CBM?
  11. Re the accuracy or lack thereof of ticket booking year end polls, Fandango's poll actually predicted the original Wonder Woman being the biggest film of Summer 2017 and outgrossing Justice League, something people in late 2016 didn't seriously think would happen. Sometimes these polls can be misses and I'm assuming Atom has a smaller polling base than Fandango, but judging by the general reaction to the WW84 trailer, at this point it served its purpose incredibly well by getting people jazzed for the movie, so it's not hard to imagine that this really is people's most anticipated 2020 movie. At least right now.
  12. It's the CCXP trailer which everyone who saw it raved about. Think it will drop in early Jan like the Suicide Squad Bohemian Rhapsody trailer.
  13. Coz maybe she and her team decided Meg is a good enough role to get in order to be attached/appear in LW but not worth the hassle of touring and doing the press rounds as there are other actors with more stand out roles who will be the centre of attention anyway. Her fanbase knows she's in the film. She doesn't really need the publicity especially when the media won't even shut up about a single innocent comment in an interview like the 'self-partnered' thing, giving her free exposure for weeks. Also, Watson being Watson is more interested in promoting the original book and literacy so she is raising awareness in her own way. It's seriously amazing that while her co-stars have to answer the same old boring press questions, she's busy writing secret notes in LW copies and hiding them all over London.
  14. DC has the benefit of incredibly diverse genres and tonalities. A Marvel-lite superhero team-up movie didn't work out? NVM, here's a swashbuckling undersea adventure, an R-rated grim Oscar bait villain origin story and a retro 80s' action fantasy. SW OTOH is stuck in the same genre. Even a so-called "Western" like Solo seems more of the same. You can't keep pumping out these flicks at the rate of Marvel/DC or even close. Burnout would happen far sooner than later. And the other problem already mentioned that unlike Marvel/DC, SW is not able to build a robust younger fanbase or have a strong overseas connect.
  15. There gonna be a lot of murders if this is indeed based on The Long Halloween/Dark Victory, so the funeral doesn't need to be that of the Waynes.
  16. The thread for the first film attracted an insane number of new visitors to the board, eager to learn about the box office and the impact of the film in auxiliary markets. And while Disney was already a rising mammoth in 2013, it wasn't obvious to many how well-oiled a machine they could be when capitalizing on a breakout. The development of Frozen in 2013-15 as a global franchise was fascinating to observe from the business side of things. And of course, for the children who grew up during the Renaissance years, Frozen's runaway success was like reliving the 90s again where Aladdin/Simba/Ariel/Belle dominated merchandise stores, the music charts, award shows and the theme parks. There was something new to discuss almost every day from late 2013 to mid 2014. To be fair to Frozen 2, it's technically one of the offshoots of the phenomenon. It is still part of the phenomenon despite being a separate film, so obviously there isn't nearly enough to discuss as was with the first film. That doesn't mean it is NOT a memorable film though. I'd rather discuss the story/thematic elements of the film on other forums more dedicated to those aspects of film and literature than the business/box office side of things here, for which the original movie was a much better fit.
  17. Is that terrible "live action remake" counted as an animated film? Disney itself is not entering it in animation awards.
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