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Old September 6 2013, 07:47 AM   #4707
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judgeroy wrote: View Post
IMHO, this is a big part of why STID didn't do as well as it could have in the US market. Look, fanbois took to every forum in 2009 to wail about how bad the direction JJ and Co were taking the franchise and they kept it up for 3 years, berating any and all news of STID and then when the movie came out, they stepped it up even more.
A lot of people praised the first film and anticipated the next, including news about it, during that time period as well.

judgeroy wrote: View Post
I would bet that many, many people who were interested in watching the movie were put off by all this negativity from the "entitled" fans. In essence all their ranting negated good word of mouth, which is what pulled the 2009 movie up so much. Another good example of this was Man of Steel.
People interested in the new film could have avoided the predominantly negative threads, let alone forums; if they liked the first film they'd be unlikely to listen to the views of those who openly didn't.

judgeroy wrote: View Post
Another good example of this was Man of Steel.
Not having seen it yet, still puzzled by how similar the visuals and posters have been to Superman Returns.
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