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(Guardian)   "Smash hit or total turkey? In the age of streaming it's impossible to tell." You would think they would track this kind of thing   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-01-25 3:11:26 PM  
While we DON'T know if WW84 was a "smash hit" or not, we DO know that WW84 was a "crap movie".
 
2021-01-25 3:49:40 PM  
Why?

I mean, Netflix etc obviously do track the numbers internally, but what benefit are you proposing that openly sharing that data would gain the owners or distributors of the content, exactly, subby?

Are you proposing that the industry has some sort of obligation to make the job of someone whose entire purpose is to intentionally harm their marketing efforts with such information easier?
 
2021-01-25 3:56:16 PM  
I am glad I already had HBO max prior to wonderwoman. I would have been angry if that movie was the driving force for a purchase.

I am currently enjoying Primal. What a rather violent and sad cartoon.
 
2021-01-25 4:19:07 PM  

WhippingBoi: While we DON'T know if WW84 was a "smash hit" or not, we DO know that WW84 was a "crap movie".


If the streaming services would release the viewership numbers from week to week we would know for sure. It would be very easy to see how many movies are watched to three and four times as opposed to Blockbuster releases that are only viewed once. As convenient as it is to watch movies online now for a Blockbuster movie to be only viewed once would end up being a reliable indicator as to how popular than movie actually was.

I would be curious to see for example how many repeat viewings the most recent Star Wars Trilogy has had or the recent Star Trek movies have had compared with the originals. Even with the originals being created before streaming I would venture a guess that those movies show more repeat viewings.

In short, the new Wonder Woman movie was awful. I can state this confidently from the one time that I did view it online and will never view it again.
 
2021-01-25 4:45:58 PM  
WW84 was hot garbage. A whole truck load of hot garbage driving in front of you with a bunch of garbage water leaking out the back and flying in your open sun roof.

But on the other hand Gal Gadot is farking sexy as all hell, so it brought the movie up to "just ok"
 
2021-01-25 4:52:24 PM  
All I know is that it is terrible, just terrible.
 
2021-01-25 7:24:23 PM  
Wonder Woman? Smash it. Next!
 
2021-01-25 7:29:42 PM  
I like how they say that it "broke records". We've had a handful of movies distributed in this fashion, the "records" don't mean shiat this early in the game. If they had a few years' worth of numbers it would be one thing, but this is new territory, and as a result, pretty much any number will be a "record".
 
2021-01-25 7:39:25 PM  
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2021-01-25 7:52:09 PM  

Mikey1969: I like how they say that it "broke records". We've had a handful of movies distributed in this fashion, the "records" don't mean shiat this early in the game. If they had a few years' worth of numbers it would be one thing, but this is new territory, and as a result, pretty much any number will be a "record".


This is what they mean by "Turd Polishing".
 
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