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Old March 16 2011, 10:33 PM   #61
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Re: Mars Needs Moms: what happened?

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I saw the ads for this movie. They seemed to be rather plentiful, or perhaps I just had the right channel on at the right time.
Same here, I was seeing commercials for it several times a day in the weeks leading up to its release. To me, it seems as if the movie was getting a big push.

I had no intention of going out to see it, but I was somewhat surprised it performed quite that badly. But then I guess the question is just what audience was this movie aimed at? Kids? Sci-fi geeks? Sci-fi geeks with kids?
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Old March 17 2011, 08:14 AM   #62
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If this movie failed because the title was cringeworthy, then I think we can already call the upcoming Tintin movie as a massive bomb. If somebody doesn't want to see a movie called "Mars Needs Moms" then I can pretty much guarantee they won't go see "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn".
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Old March 17 2011, 09:45 AM   #63
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I dunno.. it has Spielberg and Peter Jackson's name plastered on it.
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Old March 17 2011, 10:23 AM   #64
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I dunno.. it has Spielberg and Peter Jackson's name plastered on it.
Yeah, and normally that would mean something..

But:

Little kids don't know or care about who is involved in the film.

And all will be known once both adults and kids get a look at the animation...
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Old March 17 2011, 02:53 PM   #65
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I do know Spielberg and Jackson but could care less about Tintin and the Unicorn.

Never heard of the character till a year ago. Looked it up and do not get the appeal. At. All.

Perhaps it's something one would have to have grown up with cause I'm not 'getting' it and will not be checking it out theatrically.

Zero interest.
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Old March 17 2011, 03:31 PM   #66
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I do know Spielberg and Jackson but could care less about Tintin and the Unicorn.
Could you?

Never heard of the character till a year ago.
Yeah, imagine that! What's the point of watching the movie if you're not already familiar with the material?
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Old March 17 2011, 05:18 PM   #67
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I do know Spielberg and Jackson but could care less about Tintin and the Unicorn.
Could you?

Never heard of the character till a year ago.
Yeah, imagine that! What's the point of watching the movie if you're not already familiar with the material?
I could, not sure why you question it. That was mearly a response to the idea that cause Jackson & Spielberg are involved people will show up. It's not just their names that matter.

I tried to familiarize myself, not impressed so yeah not going to the movie. Not sure what puzzles you about that? If you like it great, I'm not knocking on it or its fans. Just doesn't appeal to me after having looked into it. Is that not better than having not looked the character up and made a totally uninformed comment for just not going?
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Old March 17 2011, 05:22 PM   #68
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I could, not sure why you question it.
You're right, I'm sorry. You could, in fact, care less. Which means you don't have "zero interest", which means there's hope.

I tried to familiarize myself, not impressed so yeah not going to the movie. Not sure what puzzles you about that?
There's absolutely nothing puzzling about that. In fact, I think it's safe to say that it's a pretty good illustration of the reason why there are so many sequels and remakes being made in Hollywood these days.
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Old March 17 2011, 05:57 PM   #69
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I don't think it's too surprising. Don't think Tintin is too popular outside of Europe, though it is very popular in Canada, especially the french speaking community.
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Old March 17 2011, 06:05 PM   #70
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Old March 17 2011, 08:30 PM   #71
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Nice!
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Old March 17 2011, 08:31 PM   #72
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Very funny chart, though I'm afraid that you may be fighting a losing battle. I do say "I couldn't care less," though, merely as an act of defiance
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Old March 17 2011, 09:35 PM   #73
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I saw someone post "I could care less" as a comment on Facebook today. Someone else replied, "Really? Just how much less could you care?"
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Old March 17 2011, 10:03 PM   #74
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I actually saw more previews for this movie than I did for Rango, but that didn't make it look any better. Mars Needs Moms just looked lame.
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Old March 17 2011, 10:03 PM   #75
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Very funny chart, though I'm afraid that you may be fighting a losing battle. I do say "I couldn't care less," though, merely as an act of defiance
I love it when people try and defend it and go all, "It's just a figure of speech!"

Um, no, it isn't. Besides, it being a figure of speech isn't an excuse for it to make no damn sense.
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