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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   You don't even know who Taylor Kitsch is, but this summer he alone devastated three different Hollywood studios   ( divider line
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2012-10-01 06:01:58 AM  
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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'...'
2012-10-01 01:37:29 PM  
1 vote:

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.

oh sh*t, i didn't realize that til now.
2012-10-01 09:56:31 AM  
1 vote:

for good or for awesome: He needs to change his name to Dirk Squarejaw. or something.

2012-10-01 07:58:49 AM  
1 vote:
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?
2012-10-01 06:11:32 AM  
1 vote:
Articles like this are just hit pieces designed to assassinate somebody's career. The article writer is either a parrot or a hired gun.

I wonder who Taylor Kitsch pissed off. I thought John Carter was better than most of the crap coming out of hollywood these days and everybody I know who saw it enjoyed it. That didn't stop the bad press from coming out even before the movie came out.

I saw the first negative article on Yahoo which is not surprising because their whole writing staff seems to be available to the highest bidder to write hit pieces on any subject.
2012-10-01 06:09:51 AM  
1 vote:
Haven't seen Savages, but Taylor Kitsch was not the problem with John Carter or Battleship.

The crappy advertising and haphazard storyline screwed up John Carter. 'John Carter' tells me nothing about the movie. They should have kept the title and storyline as 'A Princess of Mars'.

As for Battleship, it was a perfectly serviceable action movie linked to a board game no-one gives a damn about. At least Transformers has followers from the 80's etc, what does Battleship bring with it?
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