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Offline Tripe

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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2013, 01:05:54 PM »
A few, this would be the second one to feature Iron Man to do it.

Also, that's using the short form Billion, colonials.  ::)

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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2013, 01:11:09 PM »
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Has any movie EVER made a billion dollars?

THE AVENGERS
$1,511,757,910

The Dark Knight
$1,004,558,444

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
$1,084,439,099

'The Hobbit'
$1,017,003,568

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$2,782,275,172

 
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2013, 01:28:14 PM »
The Hobbit?! WHAT?! That boring pile of... I mean, sure, whatever. To each his own.

I also take a more cynical look on Box Office records because our bullshit policy of inflation. All the same, though, it's amazing to me that movies can make that much.


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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2013, 01:29:46 PM »
I guess I should pay attention to Box Office specifics more. I feel kinda dumb for not know all that.


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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2013, 01:45:38 PM »
It bears repeating that popular =/= good.  I haven't seen Iron Man 3, so I have no idea, but simply saying "Well, it made X amount of money, so it's better than something which didn't" is perhaps not the best indicator of quality.

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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2013, 08:38:55 PM »
Read once that if you consider inflation that Gone With the Wind is the top grossing film of all time.

Most people don't consider inflation though.
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2013, 01:12:12 PM »
If you'd told me 14 years ago that Eiffel 65's "Blue" would be used in the soundtrack of a top-grossing motion picture in 2013, I'd have laaaaughed. :^)

Well, to be fair, it WAS a flashback to 1999.  :)
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2013, 01:16:21 PM »

So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

Nope. I've been a Trek fan for nearly 40 years, and I LOVED the first film (we're NOT going into this again; do you hear me?).
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2013, 01:22:22 PM »
So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

That is probably true most of the time, but I'd flip it and say if you really enjoy the source material it makes it harder to like an adaptation.  The more you like something the harder it is to accept changes to it,

I disagree. I think a fan's ability to accept changes to source material is dependent on two things:

  • If the resulting product is any goddamn good; and
  • an individual fan's propensity for dogma.
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
The thing about fans is that they've already seen the movie in their head years before anyone greenlit the actual film. I'd like to think most fans of a given thing know that the movie in their head won't be the movie they see on the screen, but there are many who won't accept any deviation.

Some of the most successful adaptations so far, though, are the ones that have made the fewest changes to the core formula. I think that's what we get hung up on. We can accept trimming out a key character here, or a dubious casting decision there (Remember when they announced Ledger as the Joker?) but if it doesn't FEEL like the thing it's adapting (I'm looking your way, Transformers, Fantastic Four, Electra, Catwoman...) then it falls apart.


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Re: Iron Man 3
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Re: Iron Man 3
« Reply #86 on: June 13, 2013, 08:37:35 PM »
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Child Cries After Expecting to Meet Iron Man, Getting RDJ Instead

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