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Old October 28 2010, 08:27 PM   #16
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

Ghost Protocol? Sounds like the title to one of those Tom Clancy's insert name here book series. I wonder what it refers to?
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Old October 28 2010, 08:45 PM   #17
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

I'm looking forward to this movie as the last was the best in the series, as Abrams is involved, as Brad Bird is directing and because of the excellent supporting cast. But boy, does that title suck!
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Old October 28 2010, 08:47 PM   #18
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If this were a video game, the next title would be Ghost Protocol 2.
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Old October 28 2010, 08:52 PM   #19
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I really can't imagine anyone going into a cinema and saying 'Can I have a ticket for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. They'll just call it Mission Impossible 4.
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Old October 28 2010, 09:18 PM   #20
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I'll just call it MI4
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Old October 28 2010, 09:39 PM   #21
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I really can't imagine anyone going into a cinema and saying 'Can I have a ticket for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. They'll just call it Mission Impossible 4.
Exactly. Marquee space is limited. I saw a few around my way that simply put Indiana Jones 4 on the marquee and for the SW prequels put Star Wars: Episode 1/2/3
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Old October 28 2010, 10:49 PM   #22
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It'll be contracted down to MI4 or MI4: Ghost Protocol in practice. Sounds good to me.
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Old October 28 2010, 10:49 PM   #23
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
The Dark Knight Rises
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol



OK... Hollywood just has a secret contest going to see who can come up with the goofiest title for a blockbuster movie, right?
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Old October 28 2010, 10:57 PM   #24
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

Teenage Mutanat Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

I find these titles worse than the ones you have listed.
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Old October 28 2010, 11:14 PM   #25
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

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They get nervous these days about using a numbered title beyond the third film, unnecessarily in my opinion. The subtitle they've gone with sounds like a Splinter Cell game

I agree, the first thing I thought was that it could be a video game title.
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Old October 28 2010, 11:52 PM   #26
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Re: Title of new "Mission: Impossible" movie announced

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Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
The Dark Knight Rises
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol



OK... Hollywood just has a secret contest going to see who can come up with the goofiest title for a blockbuster movie, right?
I still think X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE has them all beat. Why not just call the damned thing WOLVERINE? Or are they saving that title for a good movie?
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Old October 29 2010, 01:51 AM   #27
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I forgot about X-Men Origins: Wolverine (or at least I tried to scrub it from my brain). Along those lines is Captain America: The First Avenger or The First Avenger: Captain America.
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Old October 29 2010, 01:53 AM   #28
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Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
The Dark Knight Rises
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol



OK... Hollywood just has a secret contest going to see who can come up with the goofiest title for a blockbuster movie, right?
I still think X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE has them all beat. Why not just call the damned thing WOLVERINE? Or are they saving that title for a good movie?
Wasn't that a rights issue? That if FOX didn't make an X-men movie in a certain amount of time, they would lose the rights?
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Old October 29 2010, 03:32 AM   #29
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It's also a matter of recognition. Like I pointed out in the Dark Knight Rises thread, movies have to be marketed at people who aren't already familiar with the characters; the established fanbase will come anyway. Call a film just Wolverine and a lot of people would think it was about the animal or maybe a sports team. It's just good branding to identify it as part of the X-Men franchise so that potential audiences will know, "Oh, it's that Wolverine."
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Old October 29 2010, 04:56 AM   #30
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"Ghost Protocol" doesn't seem all that memorable and I don't see people using it. I didn't even remember it and had to refer back to the original post twice. I agree with others that this'll most likely be known as "Mission Impossible 4" or "MI4".

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I really can't imagine anyone going into a cinema and saying 'Can I have a ticket for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. They'll just call it Mission Impossible 4.
Or they can just say "Mission Impossible". It's not like the person at the register is going to say "Which one?"
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