Skr: They say box office poison about John Carter, but the movie was decent. It was the non-existent advertising and the naming of it that were so horrible that the film never stood a chance. Battleship on the other hand was a poor film with heavy advertising.Either way, the name Taylor Kitsch wasn't ringing any bells until I opened the article.
Confabulat: I got bored about 1/3 of the way through John Carter and started cleaning up the place, that's how dull it was.
RoyFokker'sGhost: Skr: They say box office poison about John Carter, but the movie was decent. It was the non-existent advertising and the naming of it that were so horrible that the film never stood a chance. Battleship on the other hand was a poor film with heavy advertising.Either way, the name Taylor Kitsch wasn't ringing any bells until I opened the article.Yup, Taylor Kitsch wasn't the problem with John Carter. Also, apparently the budget for John Carter got blown up so much because director Andrew Stanton thought he was still directing a Pixar CGI film and had re-shoot after re-shoot after re-shoot to get the 'best shots'. You can do that kind of stuff with a CGI movie, where re-posing the characters, changing the camera angles, ect., is time intensive, but doesn't cost much; it's another matter entirely to re-shoot live action scenes continuously.Also, the fact that so many movies and stories have borrowed/evolved out of the John Carter stories, the less sci-fi-educated public only saw things they had seen before in other movies./I swear to Odin, when Neuromancer comes out in a few years, I'm going to defenstrate the first person I hear saying that 'it totally ripped off 'The Matrix'...'
Oysterman: His resume is an absolutely glorious list of trolling movies. Surprised he wasn't in Gigli.
Lith: I really would love that "article" writer's job. How the fark is this even considered writing? type up a dozen or so facts without any reference or real context and voila paid for "work". I probably have more words on my grocery list than there are in this "article".Anyway, John Carter was horribly advertised, named, and really very little of the book. It had none of the epicness of the books, it was advertised during mom shows and to 90% of america John Carter is on ER not Mars.Battleship should have been something akin to wargames, I never saw aliens on my BS board.Savages, from the promos reminded me of The Way of the Gun so meh.
Mugato: Battleship made a lot of money overseas, easily made a profit. It's problem was that some genius thought it was a good idea to release it between The Avengers and Spider-Man.
EyeballKid: Mugato: Battleship made a lot of money overseas, easily made a profit. It's problem was that some genius thought it was a good idea to release it between The Avengers and Spider-Man.When is the prime "motion pictures based on board games" season?
Mugato: EyeballKid: Mugato: Battleship made a lot of money overseas, easily made a profit. It's problem was that some genius thought it was a good idea to release it between The Avengers and Spider-Man.When is the prime "motion pictures based on board games" season?Far away from two billion dollar Marvel franchise films, that's for sure. Maybe spring or early Christmas.
SurfaceTension: Talk about the biggest flops of all time, and nary a mention of Waterworld? What's this world coming to?
mjbok: SurfaceTension: Talk about the biggest flops of all time, and nary a mention of Waterworld? What's this world coming to?Contrary to popular belief Waterworld was not a flop. It grossed 265 million against a 175 million budget. Not a blockbuster, probably in the red, but not a flop that lost hundreds of millions, especially considering action figures (yes it had them) and tv/VHS rights.
B.L.Z. Bub: I can't keep track of all the Taylors, it's killin' me. Now I have to be careful not to mix up Taylor Kitsch with Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Taylor Hicks, Taylor Dayne, Taylor Momsen or Taylor Hanson. Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, why do so many people have that name, chicks AND dudes?
TwistedFark: John Carter was boring. There I said it. IT WAS BORING.It wasn't bad. The dialogue wasn't terrible. The plot wasn't bad. IT. WAS. JUST. BORING.And yeah, you can probably pin it on this Taylor Kitsch dude. He has the charisma of a hat rack. Even then, it wasn't just him - one of the key ingredients for a good action movie is a memorable villain. The villains in John Carter were dull and bland. Hence. BORING.Put it this way - I remember that the main villain from the Avengers off the top of my head was Loki and that he was played by Tom Hiddleston who has pretty much been in fark all. But I remember him. I even remember what he looked like, which is pretty key in a movie filled with some real hollywood heavyweights.I had to go to IMDB to try and piece together who the main bad guy from John Carter was. I think it's the dude 5th from the top billing. It's certainly not Willem Dafoe, even though he's evidently in this movie. I think he was one of the aliens. Why put Willem Dafoe in a movie and then not use him as the bad guy? This movie was boring and it wore it's pants on it's head, so it was retarded as well.Stop saying it "was good". It wasn't.
Phaeon: Kitsch? What's he doin', bombing movies with tacky antiques or somethin'?/good one, chippah
Cyno01: I watched Battleship the other night. It wasnt as bad as i was expecting, but thats not saying much. I was laughing my ass off when the alien weapon turned out to be the pegs though.
Mugato: This is pretty much my opinion of the guy from Avatar and Clash of the Ttitans. Completely unremarkable in every way. He's more like a stand-in than an actor. Like they were using him to set up the lighting and the actor never showed so they just said, "fark it, use him".
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