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Old March 9 2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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May Opening

May is going to be a busy movie month.

A lot of competition is coming out that month. Big blockbusters. Can Trek stand out, or is it a mistake on the part of the studio to release it in May?
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Old March 9 2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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There is no meaningful answer to this question coming any sooner than May 17th.
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Old March 9 2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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Well, one can speculate, right?

I think a summer opening is in fact more appropriate for Star Trek than the holiday season. After all, we did see with Nemesis where that will lead. Quality (or lack thereof) of that film aside, it did face a Lord of the Rings, a Harry Potter and a James Bond, if I'm not mistaken. Too many choices for folks itching for an action-packed fantasy.

This year, I think Star Trek is the first of the major blockbusters to come out, before Terminator 4. That's good. Besides, I get the feeling that Trek has a little more buzz right now than the others. Or am I imagining that? Ultimately however, I think what's needed is good reviews, good word of mouth and a massive marketing campaign. You know, if you make sure EVERYBODY knows your film is out, a certain percentage of those will actually go and see it.
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Old March 9 2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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Well, one can speculate, right?
About what? In a vacuum of information, no guess is more meaningful than any other.

My answer: Ditka beats Trek.
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Old March 9 2009, 04:31 PM   #5
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Re: May Opening

bismarck_1892 wrote: View Post
May is going to be a busy movie month.

A lot of competition is coming out that month. Big blockbusters. Can Trek stand out, or is it a mistake on the part of the studio to release it in May?

Your worries are valid

Thats why, in two weeks, it'll be announced the movie's release date is being moved up to October.

DON'T complain.

It's only an extra five months.

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Old March 9 2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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But couldn't the increased amount of major block-busters not also be a good thing? How many people, especially those with jobs, families or other commitments have the necessary amount of time to find out what movies will be coming out and when. Personally, I really only know about Star Trek XI because I'm quite a dedicated fan. However, I could not name a single additional movie coming out this year.

The fact that there are many big movies coming out in the summer means that these people might hear about one of these and want to see it. When they come to the cinema they will get to see all the promotion for Trek XI and maybe decide to see that as well at some other point. This has happened to me quite a few times from seeing promotion at the cinema (trailer or posters). I would never go to the cinema at random and just watch any film. I don't know how unusual this cinema attendance behaviour of mine is but some of my friends certainly go about it in a similar way as I do.
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Old March 9 2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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I remember that my brother used to go to the AMC 24 on Saturday morning and come out in the evening
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Old March 9 2009, 04:40 PM   #8
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May is going to be a busy movie month.

A lot of competition is coming out that month. Big blockbusters. Can Trek stand out, or is it a mistake on the part of the studio to release it in May?
Yes, big mistake. This is what I noticed when I saw all the trailers before "Watchmen". "Terminator" and "Wolverine" (coming from franchises that are not in quite as bad shape as "Star Trek" in 2009) are going to kick its ass. Maybe.
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Old March 9 2009, 04:41 PM   #9
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I remember that my brother used to go to the AMC 24 on Saturday morning and come out in the evening
But didn't he work there?
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Old March 9 2009, 05:07 PM   #10
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no, and that was the beauty of it
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Old March 11 2009, 01:58 AM   #11
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bismarck_1892 wrote: View Post
May is going to be a busy movie month.

A lot of competition is coming out that month. Big blockbusters. Can Trek stand out, or is it a mistake on the part of the studio to release it in May?

Your worries are valid

Thats why, in two weeks, it'll be announced the movie's release date is being moved up to October.

DON'T complain.

It's only an extra five months.


Honestly, I'm in no hurry. Just hope its good, and makes good money.
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Old March 11 2009, 03:19 AM   #12
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But couldn't the increased amount of major block-busters not also be a good thing? How many people, especially those with jobs, families or other commitments have the necessary amount of time to find out what movies will be coming out and when. Personally, I really only know about Star Trek XI because I'm quite a dedicated fan. However, I could not name a single additional movie coming out this year.
WOW! do you have a ''vacuum'' work enviroment? or are you just really busy all the time? I could name every summer movie coming out this summer, about ''this''time last year! And for anybody that 'still' dosen't know the big hiters coming to a THEATER near you! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I.JOE! The rise of COBRRAAAALALA, Wolverine:Origins,( wow who didn't see THIS one coming?) I could go on, But those are the only ''REAL'' movies that Trek has to worry about.
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Old March 11 2009, 03:40 AM   #13
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^ You assume here that all of us actually care about those movies.

But not all of us do. The only movies I'm planning to see anytime soon are Star Trek and Angels & Demons. I adore Hugh Jackman and I actually quite liked X-Men. But Wolverine looks so ridiculously stupid that not even Hugh Jackman could get me into that theatre.

And Transformers? Totally a 20-something guy movie. I might just care about that one even LESS than I care about Wolverine, because at least Wolverine DOES have Hugh Jackman going for it.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:33 AM   #14
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^ You assume here that all of us actually care about those movies.

But not all of us do. The only movies I'm planning to see anytime soon are Star Trek and Angels & Demons. I adore Hugh Jackman and I actually quite liked X-Men. But Wolverine looks so ridiculously stupid that not even Hugh Jackman could get me into that theatre.

And Transformers? Totally a 20-something guy movie. I might just care about that one even LESS than I care about Wolverine, because at least Wolverine DOES have Hugh Jackman going for it.
I'm sorry to give you the false impression that I care for the above mentiond movies^ I only know what's coming out, because when I am not doing any thing important I will sometimes watch ''REELZ CHANNEL'' (DISH TV chn 299)and so I catch whats coming up! Belive it or not, but I haven't even seen TRANSFORMERS yet! and I'm in no rush too! And I'm a 20-something guy! The only movie I am going to drag myself to see is STAR TREK, that's it!
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Old March 11 2009, 04:50 AM   #15
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Re: May Opening

the imax in our town has already announced that aliens and monsters, star trek and harry potter are their spring and summer films.

they usually go with the ones that they think will have the most demand.
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