|03-10-2009, 12:23 AM||#1|
THE PITT - Head Janitor
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
Hi, I wanted to bounce this off fellow tankers to see what they think.
I was looking at the new movie line figures and the posts of tankers. I gather the general consensus is they suck with poor sculpting.
That said, I thought about how they have admitted to adapting "evolve" the Joe "mythology" so it will be more appreciated in the main stream audiences who will hopefully go see the show.
I got to thinking about how Joe isn't coming out until August. Why August anyway?
You got Star Trek and Wolverine coming out in May which I am having a hard time being patient about.
Then Transformers 2 is the July 4th weekend. BTW that is the #1 spot for the summer block buster film to be slated. Therefore, we can pretty much be a buffalo nickel Transformers will be up to par.
However, then we get to G.I.Joe and it is in the tail end month of August. Right before school starts.
I am suspicious about what the studios think of this film otherwise they would try to slate it close to the July 4th weekend. Maybe a week or two ahead or behind Transformers release.
Why so far away? I naturally go to the pessimistic explanation but I was hoping the folks out there may have a better theory as to what's going on.
That said, I am scared Joe really is going to suck based on when the film is being released. I feel it is a sound theory based on how studios shuffle their films' release schedule.
All I got to say is I have waited 25 years for this and if it sucks, we will not get another film unless they reboot it like how they did the Hulk movies.
Maybe we will get Ed Norton as Snake Eyes and Christopher Walken as Flint.
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|03-10-2009, 02:28 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Hmmm... the release of the Joe movie in August is rather auspicious if you ask me. I cannot think of any successful blockbuster that premiered at the end of summer; usually studios just release all the crap stuff that late. LOL.
Save the best for last maybe? Yah right! Haha.
I think Hasbro needs the extra few months of summer to successfully lower expectations to the point where as long as Snake Eyes doesn't trip and fall down Joe fans will consider the whole live action ordeal a success. LOL. *just joking*
|03-10-2009, 02:41 AM||#3|
Rhymin & Stealin
Join Date: Feb 2009
Seems to me like they are playing it safe, no matter how much money they put into it, the film still has to prove itself so you figure they don't want it to be against any other big release even if Transformers 2 is another Hasbro/Paramount production.
Some of the crappiest films somehow still make enough because theres nothing else out around the time, so while it may not be a huge hit the studio still gets some decent coin back. If it's a hit they will have another big franchise on their hands, if it fails then it may not be a total flop because of the time they chose to release it.
If Rise of Cobra turns out to be a complete failure, I wouldn't write off the possibility of there being any sequels because again somehow even crappy films still get sequels nowadays.
I also predict the growing trend of pre-release reviews being forbidden to continue with this movie as well.
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|03-10-2009, 03:34 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
It's breathing room for the movies in a way too, having G.I. Joe and Transformers premiere in the same month might have a negative impact on sales for either movie, so a month in between is probably a well planned out idea.
|03-10-2009, 04:27 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2008
GrapeSoda: i'm not procrastinating....i'm just lazy. oh...wait....
|03-10-2009, 07:32 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Additionally, The Dark Knight released in the final weekend of July last year (one week earlier than Joe is releasing this year) and went on to become the second highest-grossing movie of all time (pre-inflation). While I think Joe's release date might hurt its' long-term haul a little bit, its' going to make most of its' money in the opening weekend anyhow. I doubt too many people are expecting this to be a $300+ million dollar blockbuster. Paramount slotted its' "sure thing" for the July 4th weekend. They certainly didn't want G.I. Joe and Transformers competing directly with each other, and wisely avoided competing with any of the other "big" films coming this summer. The early August opening simply comes across as the "safest" bet.
Further, if you want to talk about "growing trends" there's the trend that the "summer movie season" has started earlier and ended later with each passing year. There have been successful films released in August (The last Bourne film springs to mind), and even September is becoming less of a "dumping ground" than it once was. In fact, Hollywood is slowly starting to get away from the idea of "dumping ground" months altogether, as it seems each year some movie comes along and becomes a big hit in a month that's traditionally slow (Like "Taken" or "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" this year, or "300" a couple years ago).
|03-10-2009, 07:57 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2008
|03-10-2009, 08:02 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Castle, Delaware
oh noes! death of teh line! must find scant, silly reasons why movie is expected to fail!
It's placed there because Paramount doesn't want to compete with ITSELF with Transformers in July. Get over it.
|03-10-2009, 08:08 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2008
August is the month of lunar eclipse The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (Shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
Lunar years (12 lunations, 354 days)
September 7, 2006 - partial (Saros 118)
August 28, 2007 - total (Saros 128)
August 16, 2008 - partial (Saros 138)
August 6, 2009 - penumbral (Saros 148)
Old English 13-month lunar year
In England, a calendar of thirteen months of 28 days each, plus one extra day, known as "a year and a day" was still in use up to Tudor times. This would be a hybrid calendar that had substituted regular weeks of seven days for actual quarter-lunations, so that one month had exactly four weeks, regardless of the actual moon phase. The "lunar year" is here considered to have 364 days, resulting in a solar year of "a year and a day".
As a religious tradition, the thirteen-month years survived among European peasants for more than a millennium after the adoption of the Julian Calendar and now the Gregorian Calendar.
The "Edwardian" (probably Edward II, late 13th or early 14th century) ballad of Robin Hood for example has "How many merry months be in the year? / There are thirteen, I say ...", amended by a Tudor editor to "...There are but twelve, I say....". Robert Graves in the introductions to Greek Myths comments on this with "Thirteen, the number of the sun's death-month, has never lost its evil reputation among the superstitious."
Even in the late 20th century, British financial institutions were still administering lunar mortgages, requiring an annual adjustment
Ok now your asking what does this have to do with the Gi Joe movie? Nothing at all I just wanted to see if you would read this. lol
|03-10-2009, 08:17 AM||#10|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: dallas tx
they should just put the movie straight to dvd.and since when is august 9th the tail end of the month?
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