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(Deadline)   Battleship has taken in $58 million at the international box office, meaning more and more foreigners assume Americans like what Michael Bay does   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2012-04-14 09:17:14 PM  
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Mugato: People from other countries need to stop biatching about how stupid American movies are if they keep lining up to see them.


THIS. Enough with the tired trope (usually uttered by Americans trying to seem smart) that "Americans only like big dumb movies because they're stupid, durr." It's completely ignorant. The reason foreign films seem so good to us is because only the good ones come here. As far as what the rest of the world likes - look at every big stupid American movie that bombs, the kind that you see the trailer for and immediately think "Who the fark is going to watch that shiat?", and look at the domestic v. foreign gross. Believeing in American exceptionalism, whether for the better or the worse, is naive.
2012-04-14 08:43:25 PM  
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DamnYankees: It already came out overseas? Has that ever happened before, a major studio film opening internationally well before opening in the US?



We watch them with the same intent as when Victorians in London went to zoos see entire African village populations in cages. The spectacle of a bizarre culture.
2012-04-14 08:12:41 PM  
2 votes:

rynthetyn: Massive explosions translate across language and culture barriers. You don't have to understand English or American culture to understand Michael Bay blowing shiat up.


jake_lex: We had pretty much ended David Hasselhoff career's before the damn Germans picked him up off the scrap heap.


Yep.

By the way, if you're interested in a sort of reversal of this phenomenon, check out JCVD. His monologue alone is worth the 90 minutes surrounding it.
2012-04-14 05:47:21 PM  
2 votes:
People from other countries need to stop biatching about how stupid American movies are if they keep lining up to see them.
2012-04-15 12:17:31 PM  
1 vote:

Dr.Zom: John Carter has made $195 million dollars overseas. Probably more as the studio doesn't seem interested in releasing the Chinese BO totals and it hasn't opened in Japan yet. And some of those totals are a week old.

/still a bomb


It really wasnt bad. If it had come out before Avatar it would have been hailed as a decent movie.

Oh god did I really just imply that blue glowy alien porn set a new standard for cgi movies? Crap, well theres my credibility out the window.
2012-04-15 12:53:32 AM  
1 vote:
just finished watching Attack the Block, Great, lov it
2012-04-14 11:22:30 PM  
1 vote:

t3knomanser: Americans won't go see movies that aren't about Americans.


I'm not sure I see any evidence of this. Five of the top ten highest grossing movies of all time don't feature American characters.
xcv
2012-04-14 09:58:36 PM  
1 vote:

Bungles: Mugato: Bungles: We watch them with the same intent as when Victorians in London went to zoos see entire African village populations in cages. The spectacle of a bizarre culture.

And yet Americans don't do the same thing with ridiculous foreign movies. Maybe Bollywood movies if we're really high.

I've seen US tv where they subtitle the softest Scottish accent. I suspect the US doesn't have much of an appetite for foreign.


Nonsense, every American can recognize Scotland's greatest global cultural ambassador, Groundskeeper Willie (voiced by an American,) and most recognizable historical figure, played on film by an Australian-American.
2012-04-14 09:44:30 PM  
1 vote:

12349876: Very few foreign movies get any American exposure without going thorough the film festival circuit and you have to have a halfway decent movie to get that.


Therein lies the rub. As many shiatty movies Hollywood makes, it's still better than anyone else.
2012-04-14 09:35:33 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Bungles: We watch them with the same intent as when Victorians in London went to zoos see entire African village populations in cages. The spectacle of a bizarre culture.

And yet Americans don't do the same thing with ridiculous foreign movies. Maybe Bollywood movies if we're really high.


Very few foreign movies get any American exposure without going thorough the film festival circuit and you have to have a halfway decent movie to get that.
2012-04-14 08:48:09 PM  
1 vote:

B.L.Z. Bub: $58 million isn't all that impressive. There are over 6 billion people who are not American.


Over 5.9 bn of which live on less then 1$ a day.
2012-04-14 08:44:03 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: People from other countries need to stop biatching about how stupid American movies are if they keep lining up to see them.


We watch them with the same intent as when Victorians in London went to zoos see entire African village populations in cages. The spectacle of a bizarre culture.
2012-04-14 07:00:43 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: People from other countries need to stop biatching about how stupid American movies are if they keep lining up to see them.


This. We had pretty much ended David Hasselhoff career's before the damn Germans picked him up off the scrap heap.
2012-04-14 06:42:34 PM  
1 vote:
It already came out overseas? Has that ever happened before, a major studio film opening internationally well before opening in the US?
2012-04-14 05:26:46 PM  
1 vote:
Massive explosions translate across language and culture barriers. You don't have to understand English or American culture to understand Michael Bay blowing shiat up.
 
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