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(Deadline)   The Conjuring exorcises $39 million from audiences, making it the #1 film at the box office. Despicable Me 2 earned a respectable $25 million while newcomer R.I.P.D. is D.O.A., earning a dismal $13.1 million   (deadline.com) divider line 142
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2013-07-21 10:59:26 AM  
I think James Wan is a pretty great horror director, and yes, I know you hate Saw.
 
2013-07-21 11:12:59 AM  
I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.
 
2013-07-21 11:17:59 AM  
I swear to god, if I see "R.I.P.D is D.O.A" one more time I'm going to lose my mind.  Seriously, stop it.

Also, I love reading about how much James Wan has improved as a director since Saw.  I don't see reviewing of movies like that very often, and I appreciate people really critiquing how a director has changed over time.

/planning on going to The Conjuring later today
 
2013-07-21 11:35:22 AM  
R.I.P.D. wasn't a bad movie, it just wasn't that good. I screwed up and thought Pacific Rim Imax 3d started at 4:30 not 4:15 so we ended up changing movies. We did end up back at the 11pm Pac Rim so that is something. Even better on the giant screen than the regular screen.
 
2013-07-21 12:01:32 PM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.


Pacific Rim was dumber than a bag of hammers and should never have been made. It's live-action anime disaster porn for adults. R.I.P.D. looked stupider than words from the get-go, and apparently actually is, and World War Z was a stupid film based on a stupid concept derived from a stupid genre, but in spite of all that it was still better than Pacific Rim.
 
2013-07-21 12:02:52 PM  
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2013-07-21 12:16:01 PM  
I liked RIPD
 
2013-07-21 12:28:14 PM  
I've seen The Conjuring twice this weekend. It's fantastic.
 
2013-07-21 12:31:36 PM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.


miss jinxed: I swear to god, if I see "R.I.P.D is D.O.A" one more time I'm going to lose my mind.  Seriously, stop it.


THESE
 
2013-07-21 12:48:44 PM  
I can't believe that a mind-numbing retread like "Red 2" didn't make $300 billion.
 
2013-07-21 12:50:34 PM  
Just saw Pacific Rim yesterday. Soooo gooood.
 
2013-07-21 12:50:40 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.

Pacific Rim was dumber than a bag of hammers and should never have been made. It's live-action anime disaster porn for adults. R.I.P.D. looked stupider than words from the get-go, and apparently actually is, and World War Z was a stupid film based on a stupid concept derived from a stupid genre, but in spite of all that it was still better than Pacific Rim.


Dude, I take it all back. All the cock punches I wished on America should go to you.

People like you are the reason we get $200 million 'Lone Ranger' movies and Hitler.
 
2013-07-21 01:20:20 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Pacific Rim was dumber than a bag of hammers and should never have been made. It's live-action anime disaster porn for adults. R.I.P.D. looked stupider than words from the get-go, and apparently actually is, and World War Z was a stupid film based on a stupid concept derived from a stupid genre, but in spite of all that it was still better than Pacific Rim.


I really wanted to like everything about Pacific Rim. I couldn't get over that they seemed to either imagine giant monsters could swim the Pacific Ocean in minutes or that the Pacific Ocean was the size of a Great Lake (maybe).
 
2013-07-21 01:43:17 PM  
R.I.P.D is Men In Black with dead people instead of aliens.

Frankly, I'm amazed it took Hollywood that long.
 
2013-07-21 02:20:05 PM  
Yay Pacific Rim beat RIPD. I mean it still is a box office failure but at least people have a little sense.
 
2013-07-21 02:20:42 PM  
Ouch on Pacific Rim =(
It's the movie that I've enjoyed the most this year so far.
 
2013-07-21 02:21:19 PM  

gameshowhost: I can't believe that a mind-numbing retread like "Red 2" didn't make $300 billion.


True story - I didn't even realize there was a Red 1. I just thought it was a horrible name for a movie or perhaps an in-joke title, like Troll 2.

Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.


Tell us how you really feel. To someone like me (and most of the public) who has no familiarity with Pacific Rim, it looked like just another indistinguishable run of the mill high-concept blockbuster. I won't be seeing either film, mostly because I feel like I've seen both 100 times before.
 
2013-07-21 02:22:29 PM  
Money, money, always with the money.
As if that equals quality.
 
2013-07-21 02:24:07 PM  

velvet_fog: Pacific Rim


wtf are you on about?
Giant metal lobsters shooting fire from their claws and nonsense?
whut.
 
2013-07-21 02:25:07 PM  
Pacific Rim was good. With flashes of great. I mostly wanted to watch giant robots fight monsters. They were hard to see through the rain, darkness, and ultra quick cuts (which I suspect were there to disguise to CGI flaws). Also, when the second last fight is way more interesting than the last, you have script problems. "What???? a Category 5????!!!!????? We'll, We'll...... have little or no difficulty fighting it as well."

I know it's a cliche, but it would have been a great long running series, rather than a 2 hour film. Too many interesting concepts and theories to be explored, most of them weren't.
 
2013-07-21 02:28:03 PM  

Hebalo: Pacific Rim was good. With flashes of great. I mostly wanted to watch giant robots fight monsters. They were hard to see through the rain, darkness, and ultra quick cuts (which I suspect were there to disguise to CGI flaws). Also, when the second last fight is way more interesting than the last, you have script problems. "What???? a Category 5????!!!!????? We'll, We'll...... have little or no difficulty fighting it as well."

I know it's a cliche, but it would have been a great long running series, rather than a 2 hour film. Too many interesting concepts and theories to be explored, most of them weren't.


You know what i liked about Pacific Rim? No damn shaky cam. In an age where more fight scenes are so damn shaky you can barely tell what is going on it was great that you could actually see the action the whole time.
 
2013-07-21 02:35:02 PM  
I say Pacific Rim twice now in D-Box and loved it for what it was, a monster movie in the similar vein as the Japanese classics which doesn't take itself seriously.
 
2013-07-21 02:36:51 PM  
Reynolds needs to play more assholes
 
2013-07-21 02:37:11 PM  

Hebalo: Pacific Rim was good. With flashes of great. I mostly wanted to watch giant robots fight monsters. They were hard to see through the rain, darkness, and ultra quick cuts (which I suspect were there to disguise to CGI flaws). Also, when the second last fight is way more interesting than the last, you have script problems. "What???? a Category 5????!!!!????? We'll, We'll...... have little or no difficulty fighting it as well."

I know it's a cliche, but it would have been a great long running series, rather than a 2 hour film. Too many interesting concepts and theories to be explored, most of them weren't.


Funny you should say that about the 'hard to see through rain and darkness' part, I was quite concerned about that myself. My eyes don't do so well in the dark anymore, but I didn't have any problems seeing everything, even in the 3D showing I went to.

I do completely agree that it would have been better as a series, there was a lot there that could have been explored. I'd have liked to have seen more of the other teams, in particular.
 
2013-07-21 02:37:47 PM  

miss jinxed: I swear to god, if I see "R.I.P.D is D.O.A" one more time I'm going to lose my mind.  Seriously, stop it.



R.I.P.D. is D.O.A.
 
2013-07-21 02:46:43 PM  

Saying R.I.P.D is D.O.A is now D.O.A.


/R.I.P

//D

 
2013-07-21 02:46:44 PM  

Arachnophobe: Hebalo: Pacific Rim was good. With flashes of great. I mostly wanted to watch giant robots fight monsters. They were hard to see through the rain, darkness, and ultra quick cuts (which I suspect were there to disguise to CGI flaws). Also, when the second last fight is way more interesting than the last, you have script problems. "What???? a Category 5????!!!!????? We'll, We'll...... have little or no difficulty fighting it as well."

I know it's a cliche, but it would have been a great long running series, rather than a 2 hour film. Too many interesting concepts and theories to be explored, most of them weren't.

Funny you should say that about the 'hard to see through rain and darkness' part, I was quite concerned about that myself. My eyes don't do so well in the dark anymore, but I didn't have any problems seeing everything, even in the 3D showing I went to.

I do completely agree that it would have been better as a series, there was a lot there that could have been explored. I'd have liked to have seen more of the other teams, in particular.


That seems to me like something they could do in spin-offs either as video games, comics or animated films.  I enjoyed the movie overall.  I think I'd compare to something like ID4 - a big, loud, simple action movie with lots of special effects and simple (almost cliched) characters.

  There was one line of dialogue that almost gave me an aneurysm though.  Minor spoilers here, but nothing serious:
      In the Hong Kong fight when there appeared to be an EMP attack that knocked out most of the systems and Jagers, they say the hero's Jager is still ok because (paraphrasing) "[It's] not digital. It's analog, it's nuclear"
   What the fark does being nuclear have to do with it not being affected by an EMP pulse attack.
 
2013-07-21 02:50:45 PM  
Studios need to give up on trying to make Ryan Reynolds an A-list star. He has no onscreen presence or charisma -- just a mild amount of snark that gets tiresome after an hour. He'll always just be a B-comedy pretty face.
 
2013-07-21 03:05:41 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Arachnophobe: Hebalo: Pacific Rim was good. With flashes of great. I mostly wanted to watch giant robots fight monsters. They were hard to see through the rain, darkness, and ultra quick cuts (which I suspect were there to disguise to CGI flaws). Also, when the second last fight is way more interesting than the last, you have script problems. "What???? a Category 5????!!!!????? We'll, We'll...... have little or no difficulty fighting it as well."

I know it's a cliche, but it would have been a great long running series, rather than a 2 hour film. Too many interesting concepts and theories to be explored, most of them weren't.

Funny you should say that about the 'hard to see through rain and darkness' part, I was quite concerned about that myself. My eyes don't do so well in the dark anymore, but I didn't have any problems seeing everything, even in the 3D showing I went to.

I do completely agree that it would have been better as a series, there was a lot there that could have been explored. I'd have liked to have seen more of the other teams, in particular.

That seems to me like something they could do in spin-offs either as video games, comics or animated films.  I enjoyed the movie overall.  I think I'd compare to something like ID4 - a big, loud, simple action movie with lots of special effects and simple (almost cliched) characters.

  There was one line of dialogue that almost gave me an aneurysm though.  Minor spoilers here, but nothing serious:
      In the Hong Kong fight when there appeared to be an EMP attack that knocked out most of the systems and Jagers, they say the hero's Jager is still ok because (paraphrasing) "[It's] not digital. It's analog, it's nuclear"
   What the fark does being nuclear have to do with it not being affected by an EMP pulse attack.


Because nuclear systems need no 'puter!
 
2013-07-21 03:09:59 PM  

Arachnophobe: I do completely agree that it would have been better as a series, there was a lot there that could have been explored.


ther are plans for a sequel.
 
2013-07-21 03:15:28 PM  
Pacific Rim has made $178 million internationally. There's plenty of potential for more, especially when it hits Japan.

It was pretty much the perfect action movie. If they had a scene or two for Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to kick some Kaiju ass, it would have been perfect. As it stands it was still the best movie of the year and easily one of my top five favorite movie of all time.

Even then, I have to say it hurts to see Pacific Rim, a movie about humanity banding together to use SCIENCE to punch extinction in the face, lose to Grown Ups 2, which opens with a CGI deer pissing on Adam Sandler.
 
2013-07-21 03:15:35 PM  

Madbassist1: Arachnophobe: I do completely agree that it would have been better as a series, there was a lot there that could have been explored.

ther are plans for a sequel.


Let me guess... They reopen the rift, but not until they have several monsters ready to go at once.

'Pacific Zerg Rush'
 
2013-07-21 03:19:51 PM  

CavalierEternal: I've seen The Conjuring twice this weekend. It's fantastic.


Why? Not only were some of the best potentials scares ruined by the trailers, but why see it again, especially so soon?
 
2013-07-21 03:23:51 PM  
"Pacific Rim" delivered. I'm not a kaiju fanboy, and barely remember "Godzilla", but the movie was very satisfying. Some missteps here and there, but the fight scenes were pretty good, and even got a "WTF? Cool!" here and there. I might actually see it again.

Raw_fishFood: If they had a scene or two for Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to kick some Kaiju ass, it would have been perfect.


Dunno about perfect, but I was disappointed those two jaegers didn't have more screen time.
 
2013-07-21 03:26:00 PM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.


I don't understand this thinking at all. "Pacific Rim" is geared towards a very specific group of the population. It is not a movie that the masses would embrace. 99% of the audience it was intended for knew of its existence long before it was released.

I saw it this weekend. I was entertained by it, and certainly don't have anything negative to say about it. But I didn't walk out of it feeling the need to recommend it to anyone, or with a strong desire to see it again.
 
2013-07-21 03:35:48 PM  
RIPD: Men Not In The Black
 
2013-07-21 03:37:48 PM  
May we now set Ryan Reynolds adrift?

I've hated him since Van Wilder.
 
2013-07-21 03:39:16 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Wall_of_Doodoo: Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.

I don't understand this thinking at all. "Pacific Rim" is geared towards a very specific group of the population. It is not a movie that the masses would embrace. 99% of the audience it was intended for knew of its existence long before it was released.

I saw it this weekend. I was entertained by it, and certainly don't have anything negative to say about it. But I didn't walk out of it feeling the need to recommend it to anyone, or with a strong desire to see it again.


Look, if Transformers 3 can make a billion dollars, then a movie like Pacific Rim which actually gives a damn should make more.
 
2013-07-21 03:41:16 PM  

taxandspend: Raw_fishFood: Pacific Rim has made $178 million internationally. There's plenty of potential for more, especially when it hits Japan.

It was pretty much the perfect action movie. If they had a scene or two for Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to kick some Kaiju ass, it would have been perfect. As it stands it was still the best movie of the year and easily one of my top five favorite movie of all time.

Even then, I have to say it hurts to see Pacific Rim, a movie about humanity banding together to use SCIENCE to punch extinction in the face, lose to Grown Ups 2, which opens with a CGI deer pissing on Adam Sandler.

I think the list of sequels to movies that bombed in the US but performed well overseas is a very short list. The fact that Pacific Rim's box office run is being compared to Cowboys vs. Aliens is not a good one.


I don't expect Pacific Rim to make a profit at the box office (unless they got a huge production rebate) but it already made more than Cowboy's & Aliens. It has already grossed 110 million overseas the problem is they just spent too much money making it.
 
2013-07-21 03:44:09 PM  

Carth: taxandspend: Raw_fishFood: Pacific Rim has made $178 million internationally. There's plenty of potential for more, especially when it hits Japan.

It was pretty much the perfect action movie. If they had a scene or two for Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to kick some Kaiju ass, it would have been perfect. As it stands it was still the best movie of the year and easily one of my top five favorite movie of all time.

Even then, I have to say it hurts to see Pacific Rim, a movie about humanity banding together to use SCIENCE to punch extinction in the face, lose to Grown Ups 2, which opens with a CGI deer pissing on Adam Sandler.

I think the list of sequels to movies that bombed in the US but performed well overseas is a very short list. The fact that Pacific Rim's box office run is being compared to Cowboys vs. Aliens is not a good one.

I don't expect Pacific Rim to make a profit at the box office (unless they got a huge production rebate) but it already made more than Cowboy's & Aliens. It has already grossed 110 million overseas the problem is they just spent too much money making it.


The fact that a lot of movie theaters (my local one included) had incredibly limited showings probably didn't help matters. It's damn depressing to see a movie like Pacific Rim having two showings a day while Grown Ups 2 gets upwards of 6.
 
2013-07-21 03:50:33 PM  

WorldCitizen: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Pacific Rim was dumber than a bag of hammers and should never have been made. It's live-action anime disaster porn for adults. R.I.P.D. looked stupider than words from the get-go, and apparently actually is, and World War Z was a stupid film based on a stupid concept derived from a stupid genre, but in spite of all that it was still better than Pacific Rim.

I really wanted to like everything about Pacific Rim. I couldn't get over that they seemed to either imagine giant monsters could swim the Pacific Ocean in minutes or that the Pacific Ocean was the size of a Great Lake (maybe).



SPOILERS BELOW:

I also really wanted to like it, but there was only ONE really good Jager/Kaiju battle in the movie. The one at the beginning was really short, and the ending battle was incredibly anticlimactic after the Hong Kong set piece because it was just a big fight happening in the dark ocean depths so you had no sense of scale. They also got rid of the cool Russian and Chinese Jaegers way too early in the game in order to make Gypsy Danger seem more badass. They really should have left them in all the way to the final battle so we'd have more Jaeger on Kaiju action.

Also the middle was just incredibly dull. I know it is based on well-loved anime tropes, but since those were just 70s kung-fu and 80s action movie tropes with the serial number filed off, they just fall flat for a movie audience who as already seen Top Gun before. Plus the invader storyline borrowed WAY too much from Independence Day, all the way to the solution of tricking the enemy into letting you into their base and then nuking them.

I was all pumped up by the IDEA of the movie to the point where I HAD to see it opening weekend when I usually wait a couple of weeks for the crowds to die down, but actually seeing how it was executed left me cold. Something just didn't quite gel.

/Also, the plot point where a Jaeger that had all kinds of advanced holographic computer displays was "analog" was "hack all the internets" level bad screenwriting. And I'm someone who can fanwank the virus thing on Independence Day as being possible due to humans reverse engineering the alien computers to create our own computer tech.
 
2013-07-21 03:59:03 PM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.


The customer is always right.
 
2013-07-21 03:59:41 PM  

Xexi: miss jinxed: I swear to god, if I see "R.I.P.D is D.O.A" one more time I'm going to lose my mind.  Seriously, stop it.


R.I.P.D. is D.O.A.


R.I.P.D ... is ...   D.  O.  A.  !!!!!!
 
2013-07-21 04:09:09 PM  
So are they still considering Man Of Steel a big success? I noticed it's not in the top ten anymore, while stuff like World War Z and Monsters University (which I believe came out at the same time) are still there.
 
2013-07-21 04:16:02 PM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.



Saw Pacific Rim yesterday. Initially I wasn't because it looked like it was going to be a stupid Baysian nightmare of CGI and nonsense, but the critics and countless internet posters like yourself convinced me otherwise.

... I didn't like it. It was 100% predictable. I literally predicted every single death in the entire movie (though I have to backtrack that number to "every death but one" if you stay through the credits). I enjoyed World War Z much more.
 
2013-07-21 04:18:18 PM  

velvet_fog: gameshowhost: I can't believe that a mind-numbing retread like "Red 2" didn't make $300 billion.

True story - I didn't even realize there was a Red 1. I just thought it was a horrible name for a movie or perhaps an in-joke title, like Troll 2.

Wall_of_Doodoo: I want to take this opportunity to say something to AmerIca.

America, if you let that turdbomb World War Z make more at the box office than Pacific Rim you have finally let the terrorist win and you deserve all the Jason Statham/Vin Diesel starring garbage Hollywood has to offer.

Pacific Rim should be huge and the American movie going population needs a huge cock punching for ignoring it.

Tell us how you really feel. To someone like me (and most of the public) who has no familiarity with Pacific Rim, it looked like just another indistinguishable run of the mill high-concept blockbuster. I won't be seeing either film, mostly because I feel like I've seen both 100 times before.



I was going to ignore it for the same reasons, but the internet hype kept mentioning how it wasn't and "did something different for once". It didn't. Last time I ignore my instincts when judging a trailer...
 
2013-07-21 04:26:22 PM  
Pacific Rim is awesome on a stick.  RIPD looks funny, and I'll probably see a matinee.  Love me some Ryan Reynolds.
 
2013-07-21 04:29:22 PM  
"Problem is, DreamWorks Animations'  original non-sequel Turbo (3,806 theaters) is no Despicable Me. After opening weak on Wednesday, it had one of DWA's worst openings since the company started. "

Well no Duh! A fast snail racing in the Indy 500. WTF were the Dreamworks bigshots mainlining when they green-lit this retarded piece of garbage? It's Adam Sandler movie-level stupid. Even if I were a ten year old I'd hate this.
 
2013-07-21 04:32:09 PM  

TV's Vinnie: "Problem is, DreamWorks Animations'  original non-sequel Turbo (3,806 theaters) is no Despicable Me. After opening weak on Wednesday, it had one of DWA's worst openings since the company started. "

Well no Duh! A fast snail racing in the Indy 500. WTF were the Dreamworks bigshots mainlining when they green-lit this retarded piece of garbage? It's Adam Sandler movie-level stupid. Even if I were a ten year old I'd hate this.


Cars is one of Pixars most successful movies not because it is good or had a great box office but because of merchandising. My guess is DWA was trying for that.
 
2013-07-21 04:33:37 PM  

taxandspend: That sucks. Every theater around me, including the independent theater, had 5+ showings for Pacific Rim.


Is it playing on 2 screens? Here they do a 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 showing since it is only on  one screen. I guess if they opened super early/late they could do a 10:30am/pm
 
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