Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Dusty Ayres, Feb 17, 2010.
...provided it makes a lot of money.
Here's the trailer and official site: Hot Tub Time Machine
I'll wait for it to come out on DVD...
Go see the movie at matinée prices, if they still have those.
Hmmm... There are too many good people in the movie for me to ignore it completely. I'm confused.
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I doubt it will be the BTTF of this generation or anything, but it could be amusing.
It looks amusing, at best, I mean, I want to see it, but I can't see it "saving" MGM, because despite the humor it looks to have, I can't see it making lots of money (as the OP calls it), it''ll be remarkable just to see it break even, if it at least does that it'd be a success.
It looks mildly amusing, but why in the hell is MGM banking their fortunes on this film when a couple of proven money-makers (granted, to very different degrees of profitability) are in perpetual delay: the James Bond franchise and the Stargate SG-1 DVD movie series?
Because it takes a while to make movies like the Stargate ones and the James Bond ones. Also, the cast of the Stargate SG-1 ones aren't really doing them anymore, either, and the focus is on Stargate:SGU. Movies like Hot Tub Time Machine cost less to make and are easy to get into theaters.
I'd bet good money that Hot Tub Time Machine had an equal if not greater time and cost to the SG-1 movies, which were made on the cheap. Can't make the same argument against James Bond, though.
No, because Stargate is a franchise, there would have to be a ton of preperation just to write the story, let alone the script, get the actors, sets, special effects, etc... So likely, Stargate and James Bond would cost more to simply prepare to produce, then Hot Tub Time Machine did, and even further with actual cost of production.
Hot Tub Time Machine cost $36 million. LINK: http://www.freebase.com/view/guid/9202a8c04000641f800000000c4a954d
Stargate: Continuum cost $7 million. LINK: http://www.gateworld.net/movies/03.shtml
Stargate: The Ark of Truth cost $7 million. LINK: http://www.gateworld.net/movies/02.shtml
Both of the proposed movies, Stargate: Revolution and Stargate (Atlantis): Extinction have been already scripted, and many of the sets are currently standing.
Personally, I didn't care for either SG-1 movie. The franchise has become stale, and I have great doubts that either of the proposed movies will change that. But they also proved the franchises profitability. Which goes back to my original statement, which remains, why is MGM hedging their bets on an unproven, mid-budget comedy?
I don't think MGM is hedging their bets on this movie. It's just yet another movie they're releasing. The OP framed it as otherwise.
Notice I emphasized the word, 'might'. I did not say that it 'would' save MGM.
The trailer looks pretty good, but im not quite sure that it will make alot of money. Lets see what movies will complete with its release
Fair enough. I still question MGM's whole strategy lately.
I was going to say the only movie called Hot Tub Time Machine I'd want to see is on Cinemax at midnight, but that actually looks pretty funny as far as goofball comedies go.
I am a little bummed though that they are starting to make "go way back in time" films that are set in an era when I was a teenager.
If this doesn't work, MGM might have to get government money, or have it's catalog of films and TV shows be administered by the Smithsonian just like Folkways Records is. Or they might have to merge with Warner Bros.
I went to the website a while back.... They wanted you to input all your personal information to watch the "r-rated" trailer.
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