Weekly RoundUp 12-17-2013

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. TonyD

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    Umm, okay.......


    anyway Aaron as far as I know the only difference is the download of music "inspired by the film" and the red border on the art.
     
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    Yeah...I had to reread a few times to see if I missed something.
     
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    I love trying to type stuff on my phone. I only get to see 2 lines of text and between type and send, my phone will preempt the grammar I've chosen.

    John Carter is a movie that either Disney should have passed on doing...or done it right. Problem is, Disney is stuck in their own legacy.

    There was more to the post as well, but I lost it trying to edit the post(when you can only see two lines).

    Long story short...John Carter sucked cause Disney couldn't do it right.

    And it is Mulan...not Milan. Maybe I'll stop using the app on the phone and switch back to the home page version.
     
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    What does the Disney legacy have to do with not being able to get John Carter right - not all of us are up on all the details here...
     
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    John Carter is based on a book where the central premise is...

    "She is so lovely there is not a stitch of clothing that does her justice" (not exactly how it is written)

    That entire concept is why John Carter does what he does. Remove that premise....then the rest of the movie goes to hell(cause again...a lot of what he does is to win her)

    Even Lynn Collins was shocked to find out no nudity was involved. Not even a quick glimpse like was done in Doc Hollywood.

    By the way:
    John Carter takes a dump on Edgar Rice Burroughs' legacy.

    Sadder part...this movie is in some ways better...but is 90% worse...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars (and considering who is in it, they could have done it right)
     
  6. Jason_V

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    I don't want to make this a John Carter conversation, but that line is not why the movie failed. (Edward, in the Twilight books, is described as the most beautiful man ever. And they cast Robert Pattison. Those movies were phenomenal hits.

    JC's problem, among others is that it was a Disney movie. But not because of the nudity. Because of what "Disney" means to an audience. Family fare, light, entertaining, don't think too much. You had to pay attention in JC and understand the connections. If this was a Paramount or Fox or Universal movie, I think it would have done better as the same exact movie. Disney didn't know how to market it and the weight of expectation on Andrew Stanton was way too much.
     
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    Nonsense. Lynn Collins is a megababe, the hero becomes completely infatuated with her, and action, hijinks, and possibly the greatest CGI sidekick of all time ensue. Actual nipples were unnecessary to get the point across.

    A Princess of Mars is a great book. John Carter took many liberties with the original text, but it's a great movie anyway. Just like the Lord of the Rings films took many liberties with the original text but still managed to be awesome in their own way.
     
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    Costco has Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters with an instant rebate of $8, final price $17.99. Good thru Sunday, I believe.
     

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