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Old July 26 2008, 07:48 PM   #46
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I'm getting "Serenity" flashbacks but with out brown coats in theaters shouting ""we've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!"
At a Madison, WI, showing on opening night, a group of costumed fans did exactly that.

I wept.
I went to one of the May preview screenings and there were people singing the theme song, and the song about Jayne being a hero. A little silly, but kinda fun.

And some poor woman in my row kept screaming "OMG". Not "oh my god", but actually Oh-Em-Gee.
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Old July 26 2008, 07:53 PM   #47
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I don't think this has anything to do with The X-Files being "irrelevant". Even with TDK as it's competition, this still would have drawn people in if it actually looked like a big, scary, and exciting movie, and if it looked like the creators were taking the show to a whole other level.

Unfortunately, it didn't look that way at all. It looked like another episode of the TV series, where the only draw was apparently the opportunity to see Scully and Mulder on the big screen again. And that just wasn't going to be enough for most people.

The horrible reviews were just the final nail in the coffin.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:12 PM   #48
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So this is what Serenity's failure felt like to fans! Let's pull out the responses they used!

If it sells enough DVDs maybe we'll get another film.
It wasn't promoted properly.
It's too smart for the unwashed masses out there.


Do any of these work anymore?
Well, as a dispassionate observer, I will say the promotion for this film did suck.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:20 PM   #49
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The extended cut DVD is supposed to have the Mulder-Scully-Whitney threesome. Of course, since this is X-Files, it takes place after Whitney dies.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:31 PM   #50
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you know, i never saw one trailer for this on the front of any movies i saw this year. i've seen a few print ads and a few online ads and that's it.

mind you, i got fed up with it during season 6 and gave up.

"it's aliens and they're going to invade!"

"no, that was a lie! it's the government fucking people over!"

"no, that was a lie to cover up the fact that the aliens are really here to colonise!"

"no, that's a lie!"

etc etc

i was only going to see this cuz a mate wouldn't go on her own... but i think i'll knock her back...
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Old July 26 2008, 08:40 PM   #51
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I'm getting "Serenity" flashbacks but with out brown coats in theaters shouting ""we've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!"
I never heard that shouted at any of the Serenity showings I went to, but you've got to admit, it would an appropriate phrase for the situation; corny though it may be.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:40 PM   #52
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unfortunate but not unexpected. There was no buzz for it, the trailers were underwhelming, X-Files doesn't have the "pop" to it. The movie really only succeeds on a nostalgic "enjoy Mulder/Scully's chemistry" level.

Trent's post said it well.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:47 PM   #53
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It's not great news but considering the low budget I wouldn't be surprised if there's sequal. We'll have to see how the weekend turns out. Maybe even the week.
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Old July 26 2008, 08:57 PM   #54
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A shame, but hopefully the low budget of this film helps it break even. Didn't help for Serenity, but you never know.

I bet it will leave this weekend with 10-20 million. It'll probably top out around 30-40 million, just like Serenity did. Respectable, but not looking great for a sequel.
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Old July 26 2008, 09:21 PM   #55
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A shame, but hopefully the low budget of this film helps it break even. Didn't help for Serenity, but you never know.

I bet it will leave this weekend with 10-20 million. It'll probably top out around 30-40 million, just like Serenity did. Respectable, but not looking great for a sequel.
Depends how it does overseas.
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Old July 26 2008, 09:22 PM   #56
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Does 20th Century Fox control the overseas rights?
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Old July 26 2008, 09:24 PM   #57
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Don't worry. It'll make its money on DVD like Serenity did.
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Old July 26 2008, 09:26 PM   #58
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Don't worry. It'll make its money on DVD like Serenity did.
I'm sensing a new special edition release of the film every couple of years. I can't wait for the new audio commentary from Xzibit!

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Old July 26 2008, 09:33 PM   #59
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Don't worry. It'll make its money on DVD like Serenity did.
I'm sensing a new special edition release of the film every couple of years. I can't wait for the new audio commentary from Xzibit!

And for the fans to scream that this is the best movie evar! and if you didn't like it then you are dumber than them.
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Old July 26 2008, 09:48 PM   #60
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Shoot. Looks like my prediction from a few months ago was right...I just didn't think there was much interest left in The X-Files.
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