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Old July 15 2013, 04:52 AM   #82
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Re: Pacific Rim - Grading and Discussion

Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
People say they want intelligent and good sci-fi films, and yet, instead of supporting them, they support shit like Grown Ups 2?
Actually I think it's only the critics and scifi fans who are really calling for intelligent and good scifi. Most of the moviegoing public is perfectly content with their stupid comedies, formulaic horror movies, and endless sequels.

Although to be fair, I'm a huge scifi fan and even I wasn't sure I wanted to see PR for a long while, thanks to the rather generic and uninspired trailers that made it look like some Transformers/Cloverfield knockoff. I can only imagine how disinterested and turned off the general audience must have been-- so clearly I think there was a marketing issue here as well.
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