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(Deadline)   The Bourne Legacy is #1 at the box office, and the #2 spot has gone to The Campaign, putting an end to The Dark Knight Rises' winning streak and making everyone forget there was a Total Recall remake   (deadline.com) divider line 54
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2012-08-12 12:56:10 PM
The Dark Knight what now?
 
2012-08-12 01:52:09 PM
but i thought it was the greatest movie EVAR and was going to be number one for the rest of our natural lives!
 
2012-08-12 01:54:18 PM
I dunno. I kinda liked Total Recall.

granted it's a 2 hour chase scene, but the visuals (and the ahem "scenery") was top notch.
 
2012-08-12 01:54:33 PM
Saw Bourne Legacy Friday and it was a very forgettable movie. Wasn't really invested in the characters and the threat, whatever it was, wasn't palpable. Now if the Bourne series were a tv show, it would've been a decent episode.

Now here's my main beef with it. Jason Bourne gets high level assassins after him, confirmed bad guys who when they're dead we say. "Ok, got what he deserved." This Aaron Cross character, SPOILERafter the four official agents sent after the girl, who were official "bad guys," just straight up murders innocent police and security officers in the Phillipines. They're just working their job at a chemical plant (which houses many, many companies so it's not like the bad guy's lair) and this dude acts suspicious and then breaks their necks.

Plus I have no clue why Rachel Wiesz is so in love with Cross except that Franke fell for Bourne in the first one and they needed to parallel this movie with the others. Plus it gives Aaron Cross a case of the "not gays." (courtesy redlettermedia)
 
2012-08-12 01:57:39 PM
But Bourne didn't produce quite the killer box office the Dark Knight produced its opening weekend.
 
2012-08-12 02:00:01 PM
That's a shame, this means we are going to get more of these Bourne Abominations.
 
2012-08-12 02:00:14 PM
The Campaign is the only one of those that I've heard encouraging reviews about, especially from people I actually know. The others all sound 'terrible' to 'pretty bad', even when described by people who liked them.

Eh.
 
2012-08-12 02:00:22 PM
I'm surprised The Campaign did that well.
 
2012-08-12 02:06:43 PM

parkerlewis: I'm surprised The Campaign did that well.


no other "comedy" available
 
2012-08-12 02:13:08 PM
I still want to see Total Recall. Maybe at the end of this month. Bourne Legacy is slightly piquing my interest, but probably not enough to see it in theatres.
 
2012-08-12 02:16:52 PM

Vertdang: I dunno. I kinda liked Total Recall.

granted it's a 2 hour chase scene, but the visuals (and the ahem "scenery") was top notch.


I liked it too. And I thought it was just as ambiguous as the first one, despite many people saying it removed that element totally.
 
2012-08-12 02:19:51 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Saw Bourne Legacy Friday and it was a very forgettable movie. Wasn't really invested in the characters and the threat, whatever it was, wasn't palpable. Now if the Bourne series were a tv show, it would've been a decent episode.

Now here's my main beef with it. Jason Bourne gets high level assassins after him, confirmed bad guys who when they're dead we say. "Ok, got what he deserved." This Aaron Cross character, SPOILERafter the four official agents sent after the girl, who were official "bad guys," just straight up murders innocent police and security officers in the Phillipines. They're just working their job at a chemical plant (which houses many, many companies so it's not like the bad guy's lair) and this dude acts suspicious and then breaks their necks.

Plus I have no clue why Rachel Wiesz is so in love with Cross except that Franke fell for Bourne in the first one and they needed to parallel this movie with the others. Plus it gives Aaron Cross a case of the "not gays." (courtesy redlettermedia)


I agree, but, to continue with the spoilers...

If they are axing everything that has anything to do with the Emerald Lake or whateverthehell codename the original program had, why did they not take out super mega awesome assassin that they send after Cross at the very end of the move? He seemed really tacked on.
 
2012-08-12 02:20:13 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-12 02:20:17 PM

ManateeGag: but i thought it was the greatest movie EVAR and was going to be number one for the rest of our natural lives!


Troll harder. It was 3 weeks on the top place and it still made half of what the #1 movie did this weekend, which is good.

Also, it's not as if the movie took quite the PR hit with all that has happened (Aurora, Mexico, etc)
 
2012-08-12 02:22:10 PM
Bourne would've been a lot better movie without the surprise ending. It's not a twist ending, the movie just suddenly ends without any warning or resolution, like post-prom sex.
 
2012-08-12 02:31:44 PM
Bedurndurn



Bourne would've been a lot better movie without the surprise ending. It's not a twist ending, the movie just suddenly ends without any warning or resolution, like post-prom sex.


........... but did it result in a prom-night dumpster baby?
 
2012-08-12 02:45:03 PM
See you at the party, Richter!
 
2012-08-12 02:45:33 PM

MAYORBOB: But Bourne didn't produce quite the killer box office the Dark Knight produced its opening weekend.


Deadmau5 is so gonna unfriend you.
 
2012-08-12 02:59:30 PM
I liked the new Total Recall. It was worth watching. I watched the original one last night. Good times.
 
2012-08-12 03:03:09 PM
The new Total Recall was wonderful eye candy. Probably the best depiction I've ever seen of a high-tech postapocalyptic Earth. And it was pretty faithful to the original story (unlike Raiders of the Lost Mars).

That said... the story was incredibly weak. Not surprised it wasn't a huge success.
 
2012-08-12 03:30:37 PM
Bourne was boring. I liked the other Bourne movies, but this one was just dull. Even my humungous man-crush on Renner couldn't save it.
 
2012-08-12 03:39:47 PM
And WHERE, I say, WHERE is MARS!?
 
2012-08-12 03:46:40 PM
why would anyone go see a reboot of a good series (Bourne)?
get a life sheeple!
 
2012-08-12 03:52:07 PM

Daquin: Mawson of the Antarctic: Saw Bourne Legacy Friday and it was a very forgettable movie. Wasn't really invested in the characters and the threat, whatever it was, wasn't palpable. Now if the Bourne series were a tv show, it would've been a decent episode.

Now here's my main beef with it. Jason Bourne gets high level assassins after him, confirmed bad guys who when they're dead we say. "Ok, got what he deserved." This Aaron Cross character, SPOILERafter the four official agents sent after the girl, who were official "bad guys," just straight up murders innocent police and security officers in the Phillipines. They're just working their job at a chemical plant (which houses many, many companies so it's not like the bad guy's lair) and this dude acts suspicious and then breaks their necks.

Plus I have no clue why Rachel Wiesz is so in love with Cross except that Franke fell for Bourne in the first one and they needed to parallel this movie with the others. Plus it gives Aaron Cross a case of the "not gays." (courtesy redlettermedia)

I agree, but, to continue with the spoilers...

If they are axing everything that has anything to do with the Emerald Lake or whateverthehell codename the original program had, why did they not take out super mega awesome assassin that they send after Cross at the very end of the move? He seemed really tacked on.


SPOILERS
He wasn't so much a super spy as a pseudo mini-boss. He gets talked up by the analysts as the emotionless badass solid snake of the Bourne Universe and he eats it in a motorcycle chase.

what about that one tech guy who jizzes in his pants at reading Bourne's or whomever's case files and gets shot down for reading too much... You get the idea he's just a Rubicon like analyst who just crunches numbers... Oh wait, he knows about LARX, the badass super soldier who ever lived and is the only one, including Ed Norton, to remember "we could call that dude" and knows exactly where he is.

And now Landry gets discredited and everything's covered up.

Do people not resolve movies anymore because they KNOW there will be a sequel? The first Matrix movie ended perfectly because they didn't know there would be more. As soon as it made cash, let's crack open the story and rewrite to fill 'er up!
 
2012-08-12 03:55:46 PM

Flint Ironstag: Vertdang: I dunno. I kinda liked Total Recall.

granted it's a 2 hour chase scene, but the visuals (and the ahem "scenery") was top notch.

I liked it too. And I thought it was just as ambiguous as the first one, despite many people saying it removed that element totally.


Yeah I liked it, but the conversation with the black friend killed the ambiguity. A lot of people argued that the dream did that job, but it's a dream. Who knows if that was reality
 
2012-08-12 03:57:58 PM
I can think of one reason to see the new Total Recall:

www.livetradingnews.com
 
2012-08-12 03:59:06 PM

Did they get someone who actually knows how to shoot an action sequence for this Bourne movie? In the other three movies, you could have replaced every fight and chase scene with a title card reading:

Action shiat happens, Bourne survives, the following characters died:
list of casualties


and you'd probably have a better movie.

/No, 'shaky cam' is not 'immersive' or 'exciting', it's shiat. Every time Liman or Greengrass suggested it, someone on the crew should have cockpunched them.
 
2012-08-12 04:01:12 PM
Total Recall was beat for beat the same as the original minus everything that made the original fun. No Mars, no mutants*, no ultra-violence, no Arnold, no Michael Ironside, etc. And it added an elevator which went through the center of the earth, so The Core is no longer the most ridiculous use of the earth's core in a film.

*although there was a 3 breasted whore, which I guess I wasn't paying attention but why was she there if there were no mutants?
 
2012-08-12 04:07:43 PM
I saw The Campaign. Honestly, it was really, really funny. Much funnier than expected. I recommend.
 
2012-08-12 04:10:58 PM
Mawson of the Antarctic: The first Matrix movie ended perfectly because they didn't know there would be more.

OK, I LOLed.


Mugato: *although there was a 3 breasted whore, which I guess I wasn't paying attention but why was she there if there were no mutants?

Because surgery. There are at least two different three-breasted exotic dancers alive now, and you can probably google them if you think it's worth it. Heck, by now there's probably a four-breasted stripper out there somewhere.
 
2012-08-12 04:38:12 PM

Flint Ironstag: Vertdang: I dunno. I kinda liked Total Recall.

granted it's a 2 hour chase scene, but the visuals (and the ahem "scenery") was top notch.

I liked it too. And I thought it was just as ambiguous as the first one, despite many people saying it removed that element totally.


Same here. I thought "The Fall" concept was weak, but I enjoyed it. Visuals were great. It's at least worth a matinee.
 
2012-08-12 05:04:45 PM

MAYORBOB: But Bourne didn't produce quite the killer box office the Dark Knight produced its opening weekend.


You're a terrible person and you should feel bad.

/I still chuckled though.
 
2012-08-12 05:27:09 PM
oh good, that means I can see Total Recall sooner on cable.
 
2012-08-12 05:46:14 PM

Imperious Rex!: I still want to see Total Recall. Maybe at the end of this month. Bourne Legacy is slightly piquing my interest, but probably not enough to see it in theatres.


Don't.

Nothing really bad other than the story. Visuals were nice and the actors did what they could but the story was just awful.
 
2012-08-12 06:07:33 PM
FRIDAY PM/SATURDAY AM, 3RD UPDATE: All Friday I hadn't heard Hollywood this encouraged about the domestic box office since The Avengers or Ted opened

WOW! It's been a whole.. what... month and a half? HOLY SHIAT! THAT'S LIKE A FRIGGIN' SHAZILLION YEARS!

And apparently el douche-o also conveniently forgot about The Dark Knight Rises - which had huge bank - and obviously had Hollywood 'encouraged about the domestic box office.' At least it was forgotten until the update to mention that it didn't make it's 4th week at #1.
 
2012-08-12 06:10:39 PM
Ted was farking funny as shiat.
 
2012-08-12 06:19:41 PM
I can tell you the end to very future Bourne movie. SPOILERS:

Music by Moby
 
2012-08-12 06:38:09 PM

DrMcNinja: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x274]


How long the new Total Recall will last in theaters before it gets dropped.

As if this weekend, it's sure to be outgrossed by the original.
 
2012-08-12 06:46:54 PM

Hobo Jr.: Imperious Rex!: I still want to see Total Recall. Maybe at the end of this month. Bourne Legacy is slightly piquing my interest, but probably not enough to see it in theatres.

Don't.

Nothing really bad other than the story. Visuals were nice and the actors did what they could but the story was just awful.


Yeah, this. The visuals are nice if a little soulless, performances are fine but the dialogue is dumb. And the story just doesn't make any sense. The first one was just as silly but at least it sort of embraced it.
 
2012-08-12 07:16:33 PM
I like Norton, Weisz and Renner. I like Bourne movies. It should be all good - I just can't get my head around how this wouldn't work.

/haven't read the spoilers
//don't get to see it for 3 more days
 
2012-08-12 10:05:30 PM
Do not see Total Recall in a theater. There is no reason for that. None at all. See it in your living room with a few friends and a couple of beers and tear that piece of shiat a knew one.
 
2012-08-12 10:18:11 PM

thurstonxhowell: Do not see Total Recall in a theater. There is no reason for that. None at all. See it in your living room with a few friends and a couple of beers and tear that piece of shiat a knew one.


Wait, are you talking about the movie or my friends? I...I don't really have that kind of relationship with my friends.
 
2012-08-12 10:34:27 PM
Renner is getting pretty typecast as a 'super-spy' very damn quickly. Three movies in a row - Mission: Impossible 4, The Avengers, and now this. I guess that's not a terrible thing if he keeps getting work. Lots of great actors like DeNiro play the same roles over and over after all...
 
2012-08-12 10:45:28 PM

Samwise Gamgee: Renner is getting pretty typecast as a 'super-spy' very damn quickly. Three movies in a row - Mission: Impossible 4, The Avengers, and now this. I guess that's not a terrible thing if he keeps getting work. Lots of great actors like DeNiro play the same roles over and over after all...


I can't really blame the guy for taking jobs that pay him a movie star salary. He's just striking while the iron's hot.
 
2012-08-12 11:23:08 PM

stoli n coke: Samwise Gamgee: Renner is getting pretty typecast as a 'super-spy' very damn quickly. Three movies in a row - Mission: Impossible 4, The Avengers, and now this. I guess that's not a terrible thing if he keeps getting work. Lots of great actors like DeNiro play the same roles over and over after all...

I can't really blame the guy for taking jobs that pay him a movie star salary. He's just striking while the iron's hot.


And they are also three 'blockbuster' high-profile films. Dude is probably setting a record in Hollywood for how much money an actor can pull in in 8 months or so. And last year nobody really knew who he was.

What's funny is that all these projects had to be in development at the same time, so that means he was cast as a super-spy in three productions simultaneously.
 
2012-08-13 12:06:38 AM
Bourne spoilers:

It's kind of sad that my favorite part of the movie was the mass shooting.

/The rest was boring.
//Well, boring when it wasn't unintentionally hilarious. All I could think during the wolf bits was, "Liam Neeson must be furious that he didn't get to wrestle a wolf."
 
2012-08-13 05:31:52 AM

Mugato: And it added an elevator which went through the center of the earth, so The Core is no longer the most ridiculous use of the earth's core in a film.


I thought the movie was "meh" but this piece of technology bugs the hell out of me.

The core of the Earth has similar temperatures to the surface of the sun. And we're supposed to believe in a century we can develop technology that will allow us to bore a skyscraper sized tunnel through unbelievably crushing pressures and heat thousands of miles through the center of the planet. And then shield anyone using said tunnel from that pressure and heat.

At least in The Core they addressed this and tried to make it as plausible as possible within the confines of the plot.
 
2012-08-13 09:27:10 AM

Samwise Gamgee: stoli n coke: Samwise Gamgee: Renner is getting pretty typecast as a 'super-spy' very damn quickly. Three movies in a row - Mission: Impossible 4, The Avengers, and now this. I guess that's not a terrible thing if he keeps getting work. Lots of great actors like DeNiro play the same roles over and over after all...

I can't really blame the guy for taking jobs that pay him a movie star salary. He's just striking while the iron's hot.

And they are also three 'blockbuster' high-profile films. Dude is probably setting a record in Hollywood for how much money an actor can pull in in 8 months or so. And last year nobody really knew who he was.

What's funny is that all these projects had to be in development at the same time, so that means he was cast as a super-spy in three productions simultaneously.


I didn't see Thor, but didn't he have a cameo in that to set up his role in the Avengers? Sometimes if you have the right look, that's all it takes.
 
2012-08-13 09:57:20 AM

gopher321: The Dark Knight what now?


The Dark Knight Rises: Bruce gets a woody.
 
2012-08-13 10:48:37 AM

peterthx: Mugato: And it added an elevator which went through the center of the earth, so The Core is no longer the most ridiculous use of the earth's core in a film.

I thought the movie was "meh" but this piece of technology bugs the hell out of me.

The core of the Earth has similar temperatures to the surface of the sun. And we're supposed to believe in a century we can develop technology that will allow us to bore a skyscraper sized tunnel through unbelievably crushing pressures and heat thousands of miles through the center of the planet. And then shield anyone using said tunnel from that pressure and heat.

At least in The Core they addressed this and tried to make it as plausible as possible within the confines of the plot.


Take the tech out of it and that tunnel is still the stupidest part of the movie. Destroying the tunnel instantly makes Australia independent of Europe? If it was that easy to do, why was Bill Nighy wasting his time with firewall robot army whatever when he could have just blown up the tunnel?
 
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