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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:57 AM

Texas Chainsaw 3D tops The Hobbit at box office with $23-million opening weekend pull

I just thought I'd wallow in despair over the human condition for a second this morning.

Please, now continue along with your shallow, meaningless lives.

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Reply Texas Chainsaw 3D tops The Hobbit at box office with $23-million opening weekend pull (Original post)
Bucky Jan 2013 OP
Bucky Jan 2013 #1
Berlum Jan 2013 #2
Bucky Jan 2013 #3
ProdigalJunkMail Jan 2013 #4
theHandpuppet Jan 2013 #5
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #6
ProdigalJunkMail Jan 2013 #12
Bosonic Jan 2013 #9
ProdigalJunkMail Jan 2013 #10
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #7
demwing Jan 2013 #8
ProdigalJunkMail Jan 2013 #11
Mimosa Jan 2013 #13
Orrex Jan 2013 #15
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #14
Orrex Jan 2013 #16
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #17
Orrex Jan 2013 #18
Bucky Jan 2013 #21
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #22
Bucky Jan 2013 #23
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #24
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #27
Jennicut Jan 2013 #20
dawg Jan 2013 #19
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #25
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #26


Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:19 AM

2. "Buck up, Bunky. We can be better than this." - Gandalf

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:49 AM

3. Seen and raised

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:55 AM

4. i think people got a little pissed

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when the decision was made to take what should have been ONE three hour movie and make it into THREE THREE hour movies. greed tends to irritate some people...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:41 AM

5. I nodded off twice during the movie

Very disappointing. Just one prolonged battle scene after another, punctuated by only hints of a story. A good hour could have been lopped off this movie and it still would have been too long. JMHO.

Of course, I guess I could be spoiled, having seen Lincoln just a couple of weeks ago.

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:00 AM

6. Pissed, but it didn't stop them from going.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:54 AM

12. hell, I went...

but I will probably wait for the next two on BluRay and watch them on the telly at home... save $20 or $30.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:14 AM

9. I take it you haven't seen it then?

It's 169 minutes runtime (unless you slept for 109 minutes)

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:48 AM

10. yes, i have seen it... have you?

that's 10 minutes short of three hours... but if you want to nitpick... (or read my post and realize I am an idiot and cannot type... corrected now).

sP

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:01 AM

7. Chainsaw violence is going to spike.

Be afraid.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:06 AM

8. "Hobbit" made $80 million on opening night

And has grossed over $600 million worldwide

I think the investors will survive...

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Response to demwing (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:50 AM

11. at $11 - $20 per ticket is it any wonder films are grossing more?

still pisses me off that they have gone beyond the pale where greed is concerned.

sP

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:55 AM

13. Disgusted by amped up 'entertainment' violence

The entertainment industry has amped up violence, dumbed down content. Sometimes the dystopian comedy 'Idiocracy' seems optimistic to me.

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Response to Mimosa (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:03 AM

15. Yeah, and it sucks because that trend has been underway for 10+ decades

Oh, to live in that magical era when film and art were actually as edifying and glorious as people recall them to have been.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:55 AM

14. I wouldn't watch either one

From what I understand, The Hobbit sucked, and was basically making money off it's brand name for weeks. Probably just like TC3D

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:06 AM

16. Can't comment on TC3D, but your understand of The Hobbit may be in error

Substantially positive critical response, huge box office, and overwhelmingly favorable word-of-mouth all suggest that the popular sentiment disputes your understanding that "The Hobbit sucked."

YMMV, of course.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:11 AM

17. I'm not a LOTR fan

As Kevin Smith said, 3 hours of walking, no thanks. Never watched any of them and likely never will.

However, I do know many LOTR friends of mine who were not impressed with this one. They thought it was flash over substance, and not on par with the other films (even if it was a different type of film). My feeling is if you slap Tolkien on anything, it will sell to a core audience that passionately loves them, at least for now, same as the Twilight films.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:19 AM

18. Like I said, YMMV

And I don't know what film Kevin saw, but it's not three hours of walking. Nor were any of the others. But then, Clerks was 90 minutes of two assholes talking, so what do I know?

There will always be a core of LOTR fans who hate the film. If you run in to a true asshole, he'll insist that the Russian version is better, but he'll be full of shit.

I found it entertaining and effective, and nowhere was it "flash over substance" in my assessment.

I think that the film will be better appreciated after the rest of the trilogy is released, so it can take its place as a piece of the larger story.

But if you don't like LOTR, then that probably won't appeal to you. I don't like Harry Potter, so those films are close to unwatchable for me.


Again, YMMV.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:52 PM

21. I want to congratulate you on putting the Tolkein and Twilight fans on the same level

That was cold, merciless, and well played.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:56 PM

22. he's just talking about it in a "brand loyalty" way. That brand is why

the Hobbit will be three films BTW.
Too strong a brand to waste on just one product.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:07 PM

23. I think your description is valid for both product lines

"Too strong a brand to waste on just one product." Judging by market share, it's true for both.



Sparkly vampires. My God.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:29 PM

24. I'd milk it too if I could.... :) George Lucas did it too.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:48 PM

27. Well, again....

....I have no interest in reading nor watching either of them, so, in respect, they are on the same level to me.

Oh, and the same goes for Harry Potter.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:33 AM

20. It was great. I took my 7 and 8 year olds and they loved it too.

Then again, I am a huge LOTR fan. I love the world of Middle Earth Peter Jackson has created. Yes, I am a total geek and own a Sauron figure, which I keep on my dresser.
The Bilbo/Gollum sequence was awesome.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:27 AM

19. I really liked The Hobbit.

I'm a Tolkien fanboy, so I could nitipick. But I won't.

It was a great adaptation of the first part of the story. The parts Peter Jackson added were not obtrusive. I really enjoyed getting to see Radagast the Brown. And Martin Freeman put in a perfect performance as Bilbo. (Richard Armitage was no slouch either.)

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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:37 PM

26. Your kidding? My sister saw the Hobbit and said it was really great.

 

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