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Old May 21 2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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Re: Help Into Darkness

I want to see it again, but in 2D and at the moment I can't find a screening in the original version that's not in 3D. I also want to see The Great Gatsby.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:21 PM   #17
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164 million world wide so far and counting, I think the movie's doing just fine guys..... it's pretty much already paid for itself and the rest is pure profit in Hollywood's pockets.

I'll probably see it again before it's all said and done, but not this weekend. FF6 is on my list. And it'll be in 2d... 3d movies always give me a headache and I should've remembered that.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:28 AM   #18
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Saw it again on a Mini-IMAX screen in 3D.... 3D was good, really never outstanding, but never really obnoxious.

Caught a bit more the second time and also appreciated many of the story elements. I'll catch it again after the Memorial Day crush...
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Old May 22 2013, 02:49 AM   #19
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Were these theaters full or empty?
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Old May 22 2013, 05:02 AM   #20
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Tried to see it once with my girlfriend, her sister and sister-in-law but had to leave after twenty minutes... food poisoning just before the movie started and earlier that evening caught up with me

Then went again with my lady and I last Sunday to see it properly. Blown away.

I intend to see it again, hopefully at cheaper prices during the day, but wonder how many friends I can drag along with me.
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Old May 22 2013, 05:05 AM   #21
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I have been bad-mouthing the movie on Facebook, to friends and family. I won't go see it again. It is in the vein of Star Trek, but that doesn't make it a good movie. A for effort, D for execution, C overall.
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Old May 22 2013, 07:27 PM   #22
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Tried to see it once with my girlfriend, her sister and sister-in-law but had to leave after twenty minutes... food poisoning just before the movie started and earlier that evening caught up with me

Then went again with my lady and I last Sunday to see it properly. Blown away.

I intend to see it again, hopefully at cheaper prices during the day, but wonder how many friends I can drag along with me.
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Sorry. I hope it wasn't too serious and that all involved are fine.

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Old May 22 2013, 07:47 PM   #23
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As much as I LOVE Star Trek, and I even 'like" these movies, I'll be SO happy when JJ Abrams moves on to make Fast and the Fur...I mean Star Wars. He has proven to me that he thinks all people want from any franchise is fast paced scenes with fast moving cameras and hard to make out action. In other words, style over any real substance. I'd rather have a great looking Star Trek that actually made a little sense when looked at from a normal point of view. Rather than, "Oh that looks kewl." Or " make the movement faster and harder to see, kewl."
So the sooner JJ is gone the better. That being said, I will be seeing it at least 1 more time before its out of theatres.
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Old May 22 2013, 07:52 PM   #24
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On my Facebook and on a couple forums I post on, I've seen a *lot* more positive feedback than I expected. People I know who aren't Trekkies in the slightest are talking about how much they enjoyed it. A friend who is the biggest film buff I know said it was the best new movie he's seen this year. I've done what I can to stoke the fire as well.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:16 PM   #25
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I have heard that, while it's #1 at the box office this week, it made $20 million less than hoped, and the word "disappointment" is being used by some in the industry.

If no Star Trek 3 is made, I wonder what this couldnother mean for the future of Star Trek? I mean, I expect to see someone try to revive it again...someday...but not for a decade or more, and probably a total and complete reboot this time. (But then again, I could be wrong...the people in charge then could decide to return to the "Prime Universe", who know...but I doubt it.)
There will be a Star Trek 3 it's already received a 'soft' green light. The studio has already stated they want a Star Trek movie out in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of TOS. The movie is not a flop! In fact, the original estimate by Paramount up to three weeks ago was $80-$85M domestic. The change to $100M came after the last minute decision to move the opening date. The other thing working in STID's favor is the fact it's doing great business internationally.

What I will say about the next movie will that it will likely have a lower budget (i've already heard whispers of the $120 to the $140 range), there will be a desire by Paramount to try and make it appeal to younger audiences and I also have the feeling their maybe a new director.
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Old May 23 2013, 10:59 PM   #26
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Okay I need help to help the movie..

What was that review that was emphasized the political nature of the movie as far as criticism of US policy? I need that review and if possible a couple serious and hugely positive reviews. I'm trying to talk someone into it who has only read crap reviews and is now meh.. dvd.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:36 PM   #27
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Okay I need help to help the movie..

What was that review that was emphasized the political nature of the movie as far as criticism of US policy?
Is this the one you mean? (Or maybe the one linked here?)
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Old May 23 2013, 11:53 PM   #28
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Thanks M'Sharak! I will read them both and send the best one!
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Old May 24 2013, 01:04 AM   #29
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Were these theaters full or empty?
Really subjective question that depends solely on the movie theater itself. I've seen this movie in two different theaters- the AMC 22-screen in the middle of a popular mall and the small 7-screen Carmike just down the road from where I live in an area that has lost a lot of custom since the mall nearby essentially closed down a few years ago. In the big, new theater it was packed on Friday night. In the small one, on opening night at 7 pm, there were maybe 10 people, including myself. I've never been to a packed movie in that place, but I go because I don't pay for movies because my sister is a GM at Carmike. But I have more fun at the big AMC.
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Old May 24 2013, 03:48 AM   #30
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I'm going to see it again on Sunday, hopefully in 3D (depends on my friend).

Fast And Furious 6 on Saturday.
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