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Old May 28 2012, 10:08 PM   #181
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

This movie, to me, just looks dumb. I'll likely go see it but there's not much about it that looks good. The mechanical ax thing just seems silly.
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Old May 28 2012, 10:09 PM   #182
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I'm sick of vampires and Tim Burton has made a lot of bad movies lately.

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Old May 28 2012, 10:15 PM   #183
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I'm sick of vampires and Tim Burton has made a lot of bad movies lately.

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"Lately" being the last 10 years.

But he's only an EP in this movie meaning his usual tropes won't be in it.
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Old May 28 2012, 10:26 PM   #184
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Given the millions of people who still deny that the Civil War was about slavery, a movie that says the real problem with the South really wasn't slavery has horrible problems from the get go....
I'm starting to think that your problem with the ax is that you have the enormous handle of one up your posterior, along with at least one very large insect.

It's a movie. One that in my mind doesn't look all that good. But do you really think anyone not already irredeemably stupid is going to think the civil war was actually above ...vampires?
Given the trailers we've seen, the movie strikes me as little more than absurdity, knowing it all the way. So just take it as that until the film actually comes out.

So dial back on politics and being affronted and relax, okay guys?
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Old May 29 2012, 04:50 AM   #185
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It's supposed to be a little absurd...the book though really should be read before watching the movie, and Burton as has been mentioned prior in the thread is only the Executive Producer. The author of the book, also wrote the screenplay, and the director has shown he has a natural flair with vampires given his cult Russian vampire duology.
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Old May 29 2012, 01:22 PM   #186
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the book though really should be read before watching the movie,
The book should be read anyway, it is fucking awesome.
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Old May 29 2012, 09:43 PM   #187
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the book though really should be read before watching the movie,
The book should be read anyway, it is fucking awesome.
I absolutely loved the book. Really clever and well done.
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Old June 4 2012, 09:29 PM   #188
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I get to see this movie for free! (Stupid theater where I saw Avengers didn't start the movie on time, so they gave us all free tix to apologize.) It's the closest to me - walking distance - so I guess I'll give them another chance to do it right this time.
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Old June 21 2012, 09:06 PM   #189
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Analysis of box office potential.

I've been seeing/hearing mixed buzz on this one, divided between WTF?!? and WOW COOL. The good news, it's no John Carter and doesn't need to make big bucks to be seen as a success. Its competition this weekend is a big movie for kids (which should also have strong grownup appeal) and a Steve Carrell romance, which gives it a shot at the young male comic book movie crowd.

Opening in wide release Friday against Pixar's animated"Brave" and Focus Features' apocalyptic love story"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Fox's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" presents an alternative biography of the 16th president in which the great orator is actually an ax-wielding monster slayer determined to avenge the death of his mother and rid the nation of an unseen, undead menace.

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Audience tracking surveys suggest that "Brave" should win the weekend by a wide margin, grossing as much as $65 million in its first three days of release.

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is generating healthy interest from just one slice of the potential ticket buyers — men age 25 and younger. Fox assumes that 65% of ticket buyers will be male, concentrated between the ages of 17 and 34. But because the film is rated R, many teens won't be able to purchase admissions. (The movie opens just two weeks after Fox released another R-rated summer film, Ridley Scott's"Prometheus.")

Early reviews for the $69-million film have been mixed to positive, and if word of mouth runs favorably, the movie might gross $20 million or more in its debut weekend.
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Old June 21 2012, 10:48 PM   #190
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Should be interesting to see how it does up against "Brave" and "Seeking A Friend For the End of the World". I can't wait. I'm gonna try seeing it this weekend...more likely will see it next weekend.
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Old June 22 2012, 12:44 AM   #191
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I think "Brave" will pretty easily take the weekend.
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Indeed. Family films usually do take the weekend and "Brave" has been highly anticipated I believe right?
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Old June 22 2012, 12:54 AM   #193
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Indeed. Family films usually do take the weekend and "Brave" has been highly anticipated I believe right?
I'm not sure how "highly anticipated" it is, but it certainly looks very good and the trailers get positive reactions. Plus it's a Disney/Pixar film which alone guarantees a #1 opening. The question is what will take #2, the Steve Carrell comedy or Lincoln?
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Old June 22 2012, 01:08 AM   #194
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Analysis of box office potential.

I've been seeing/hearing mixed buzz on this one, divided between WTF?!? and WOW COOL. The good news, it's no John Carter and doesn't need to make big bucks to be seen as a success.
Yeah, a 70M budget is better than a 250M budget.

I still don't know why Disney thought it was a good idea to spend 250 million to make that stupid John Carter movie.

Avengers really saved their asses this year.
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Oh I'm sure Brave will do a tap dance on Abe's head. That one has "monster Pixar hit du jour" written all over it.
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