Author Topic: Unpopular Movie Opinions (2008 - 2010)  (Read 314898 times)

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3350 on: November 10, 2009, 12:00:06 PM »
Prince of Persia!
How do you know?

Apparently test audiences are flipping out.

For me this greatly increases the odds that it is terrible, not good.

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3351 on: November 10, 2009, 12:24:34 PM »
Prince of Persia!
How do you know?
Apparently test audiences are flipping out.
For me this greatly increases the odds that it is terrible, not good.
So ... positive test audience reaction = bad omen?
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3352 on: November 10, 2009, 12:33:33 PM »
Prince of Persia!
How do you know?
Apparently test audiences are flipping out.
For me this greatly increases the odds that it is terrible, not good.
So ... positive test audience reaction = bad omen?

For me yes, as I am generally not a fan of huge blockbuster type films that would appeal to a test audience. For most people, I am sure it is a positive sign.

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3353 on: November 10, 2009, 01:43:32 PM »
Prince of Persia!
How do you know?
Apparently test audiences are flipping out.
For me this greatly increases the odds that it is terrible, not good.
So ... positive test audience reaction = bad omen?

For me yes, as I am generally not a fan of huge blockbuster type films that would appeal to a test audience. For most people, I am sure it is a positive sign.
If test audiences are still the groups of people in american malls that have open enough schedules that they're content to be randomly pulled out of their day for 3 hours, then this is a terrible omen.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3354 on: November 10, 2009, 01:45:34 PM »
for the rekkid (Hi Jr.!), i've not tested this - I just think it looks like a solid Bruckheimer blockbuster that will go down smooth as hell.

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3355 on: November 10, 2009, 02:47:30 PM »
Prince of Persia!
How do you know?
Apparently test audiences are flipping out.
For me this greatly increases the odds that it is terrible, not good.
So ... positive test audience reaction = bad omen?

For me yes, as I am generally not a fan of huge blockbuster type films that would appeal to a test audience. For most people, I am sure it is a positive sign.
Yea, I don't put much stock in the regular moviegoer. And I'm pretty sure PR people manipulate test audiences.

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3356 on: November 10, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »
I went to a test screening one time for Love Actually.

I don't recommend going to one.  It is an unenjoyable experience.  You can't really watch a film and enjoy it when it's unfinished.  It's frustrating and you then have to make notes afterwards and such. 

I thought Love Actually was a mess in its test screening and not much was changed from that version to the final film.  There's parts of it I liked but some parts I wished was cut from the film. 

And we should note that test screenings are always unreliable.  After all, one poor test screening in Chicago forced Warner Brothers to get the editor of Police Academy to re-cut Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America without his consent.  That cut version was panned by critics and when it was shown in its original cut, it was considered a masterpiece.

And don't we remember someone talking about a test screening for Righteous Kill and someone trying to pump up the audience.  Never trust people at a test screening.  It can screw with your mind.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3357 on: November 10, 2009, 06:06:32 PM »
There's nothing wrong with test screenings. It's a bit of a long process, but from my experience, few things really change (other than finishing special effects, etc.). If major things do change, than you have the rare opportunity to see a longer or different cut of a film, one that will never be released. Such was my experience with Public Enemies. The cut I saw was much better than what was released.

I recommend the experience to anyone.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3358 on: November 11, 2009, 11:44:40 AM »
Abel Ferrara's "Bad Lieutenent" is a far more spiritually Christian film than Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ".

This probably isn't unpopular on these boards, but it is in real life. I found the former utterly moving in it's depiction of the message of Christianity, while the latter pointless.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3359 on: November 11, 2009, 12:44:43 PM »
Christian films can go to hell.  :P