Star Wars Episode II vs Spider Man.

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  • Reply 21 of 46
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

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    $7.75? Not bad... here it's $9. Ridiculous.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    $4.50 here. Sometimes $6 on opening weekend.

    Ah, the beauty of living in the sticks...



    e2 wins by about $100mil not including VHS/DVD sales and foreign sales.

    Thoth
  • Reply 22 of 46
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Thoth2:

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    $4.50 here. Sometimes $6 on opening weekend.

    Ah, the beauty of living in the sticks...



    e2 wins by about $100mil not including VHS/DVD sales and foreign sales.

    Thoth</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Wow that's really low. Before it was $9 it was like $8.25 I think.



    At least if you go before 6 during the week it's only $6, but no one really goes then.
  • Reply 23 of 46
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Well, here's how I see it.



    Star Wars has fanatics going for it.



    Spider-man has wider audience appeal going for it.



    My guess is Spider-man will win out, both in the opening weekend and in the long run. Then again, I don't know how many theatres AOTC is opening in. That can make a difference.



    I mean, EP1 didn't even beat Titanic did it?



    I will go and see ATOC though, probably more than once. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds (both the movie and the financial rankings of each movie).
  • Reply 24 of 46
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    You know what i hat eabout hese movies? They are kid's movies. I WANT TO SEE NATALIE PORTMAN NAKED, AND NO FUZZY PAPARAZZI SHOTS OVER HER FENCE EITHER!



    Dunst is nice too.
  • Reply 25 of 46
    falconfalcon Posts: 458member
    Its a gay name, for what looks like a kick ass movie, much better than the original. Jar-Jar is pretty low key in the second film, almost non existant. If you notice the marketing for Spider-Man has greatly exceeded the marketing for EP2. Lucas regrets the marketing tornado that engulfed EP1 and is trying not to do the same thing again.
  • Reply 26 of 46
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    [quote]I mean, EP1 didn't even beat Titanic did it?<hr></blockquote>



    What do you mean "even"??



    Titanic tapped into the biggest sucker market on the planet, the teenage girl. There is NO market in the world more profitable.



    Stupid girls will shower you in babysitting money if you churn out tripe like Titanic.
  • Reply 27 of 46
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    True, true...



    And we've got plenty of boy bands to show for it.



    Now, if Lucas had gone through with the whole Dancing Jedi NSYNC debacle, I'd probably have to give the nod to it instead.



    That was a close call that one.
  • Reply 28 of 46
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Yeah no kidding.



    I was so happy when I read in Maxim that they weren't there.





    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 29 of 46
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:

    <strong>Star Wars will make more money. But I'm sure Spider Man is the better movie.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    AOtC has a lot of catching up to do. Spiderman is breaking all the records. And it does not look like it will be stopping any time soon.

    <a href="http://www.zap2it.com/movies/boxoffice/story/0,1259,90068-100--12201,00.html"; target="_blank">http://www.zap2it.com/movies/boxoffice/story/0,1259,90068-100--12201,00.html</a>;



    BTW, I plan to see both.
  • Reply 30 of 46
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I saw Spiderman this past Monday evening (even on a Monday night at 6:30, it was still jam-packed). As far as cartoony superhero flicks go, it was pretty okay. Much better than the third and fourth Batman sequels, I'll tell you that!



    As for Episode II, I'm looking very forward to it. It looks very action-packed and perhaps not as talky and tough-to-follow as Episode I. I've heard that Jar Jar has indeed been toned down and isn't as prominent a character this time around. That and the fact that Jake Lloyd is in no way involved means chances are good that Episode II will be more like The Empire Strikes Back than the Star Wars CBS Christmas Ewok Special.







    I want darkness, deception, intrigue, lots of saber play, explosions, edge-of-seat battles and rescues, a good story, good acting, kick-ass FX and an overall sense that Mr. Lucas learned some hard lessons from his Episode I experience.



    I'm looking forward to Episode II.
  • Reply 31 of 46
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

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    I want darkness, deception, intrigue, lots of saber play, explosions, edge-of-seat battles and rescues, a good story, good acting, kick-ass FX and an overall sense that Mr. Lucas learned some hard lessons from his Episode I experience.



    I'm looking forward to Episode II.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Uh oh

    You better set your expectations REALLY low.



    While its much better than Menace, its no Empire Strikes Back. You'll get:

    darkness, deception, explosions, a decent story, good mixed with horrible acting, kick-ass FX and yes Lucas did learn a lot, but not enough.



    Seriously, if you just go in there expecting to be entertained, you'll have a good time and enjoy it. If you're expecting it to meet all these goals you've set for it, you might be diappointed.



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  • Reply 32 of 46
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Star Wars' appeal is most certainly not limited to fanatics. My mom wants to see Episode II and she's only fanatic about Lifetime movies.



    If you go into Star Wars looking for good acting you're a fool.
  • Reply 33 of 46
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

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    If you go into Star Wars looking for good acting you're a fool. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yes certainly, however Harrisson Ford was a good actor, like alec Guiness and Christopher lee.
  • Reply 34 of 46
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Okay, then...not necessarily GOOD acting. Just "beyond Jake Lloyd" acting. I'd be happy with Carrie Fisher/Billy Dee Williams-acting. It just can't suck like Episode I.



    Better?



  • Reply 35 of 46
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>Okay, then...not necessarily GOOD acting. Just "beyond Jake Lloyd" acting. I'd be happy with Carrie Fisher/Billy Dee Williams-acting. It just can't suck like Episode I.



    Better?



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Absolutely. Too bad Samuel L. Jackson isn't as sexy as Billy Dee "Colt 45' Williams.

    Err..umm....I GOTTA GO...........
  • Reply 36 of 46
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Spider-Man was fun, but AotC will do better just because its so much more recognizable. And if we're talking worldwide, it'll do even better...



    UP UP AND AWAY, WEB! GO WEB! GO! *thumbs up, devil sign*
  • Reply 37 of 46
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    "Shazam!" got a big laugh from the comic geeks in my crowd.



    I was surprised by the 2 DC references.



    Jeff
  • Reply 38 of 46
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    Three N*Sync members are in AotC.



    Attack of the Clones is not a bad name, it's very descriptive.



    Jar Jar is onscreen for less than four minutes.



    Attack of the Clones does a double-twisting Jedi somersault over The Phantom Menace.*



    AotC will win. It rules.



    *Stolen and twisted somewhat from some review, but it's very true.



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  • Reply 39 of 46
    tobyxtobyx Posts: 35member
    Will watch both although there are already VCD copies fluctuating through the net.



    BTW, on Thursdays I pay 3.50 EUR for each movie in Germany's biggest cinema including DTS sound and THX-certification, which is 3.20 USD
  • Reply 40 of 46
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    I'm sure AotC will do very well. If George Lucas took "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and re-released it as "Star Wars: Plan 9 from Outer Space" it would gross $300 million before anyone noticed. It will probably set a record or two, despite the Lucas trademarks of wooden acting and inept dialog (there are exceptions to the latter, but they're few and far between). It will not compare to Empire, because that film was actually written and directed by people who can write and direct. I have no intention of seeing AotC, myself, but I'm sure that won't matter a bit.



    On the other hand, I am going to go see Spidey, and I'm glad it's done as well as it has.
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