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Post  James Stocks on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:52 pm

YEAH!!! X-MOVIE WON'T MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS Y-MOVIE!!! WOOO!!!!

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Honestly, why does that shit matter to people here so much?
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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:19 pm

Isn't it obvious? Bragging rights.
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Post  James Stocks on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:24 pm

SUPERMAN RETURNS made more money than WATCHMEN.

I know, it's unfair, and criminal.
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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:35 pm

James Stocks wrote:SUPERMAN RETURNS made more money than WATCHMEN.

I know, it's unfair, and criminal.
There is another way of looking at it and it's one of those uncomfortable truths you can slap an Apologist with if the subject ever comes up. Welcome to Realville! Apologists point to Watchmen as a failure. But here's the deal, both films lost money at the box office. However, Watchmen wasn't give a summer tentpole budget, summer tentpole release window, summer tentpole promotional budget and thus didn't have to meet summer tentpole expectations.

Singerman was given all of those things... and didn't meet those expectations.
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Post  James Stocks on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:54 pm

True, in the end all that matters to me is if the damn film is actually any good, good box office record or not. WATCHMEN is one of those gems that I hope goes onto become better regarded throughout the years like how BLADE RUNNER didn't get the appreciation it gets today until many years after it was released.
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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:31 pm

James Stocks wrote:True, in the end all that matters to me is if the damn film is actually any good, good box office record or not. WATCHMEN is one of those gems that I hope goes onto become better regarded throughout the years like how BLADE RUNNER didn't get the appreciation it gets today until many years after it was released.
No doubt about it. I'm developing a taste for the director's cut. I guess I'd assumed that it was basically the theatrical cut with a few extra scenes slapped in there. Come to find out though that it's a lot more nuanced than that. Different takes, different camera angles, different sequence of cuts, different cutting/pacing in individual scenes, etc. It really is a different beast in a lot of ways. A lot more thought went into the thing than I originally wanted to give credit for.

I still dig the theatrical cut, don't get me wrong, I'm just saying there's a lot to love about the director's cut, esp the Hollis Mason stuff.
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Post  James Stocks on Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:27 pm

The Director's Cut is the one I'm most familiar with, as I rented it on blu-ray the first time I saw it. I only saw the theatrical once but I was definitely missing all of the stuff especially Hollis Mason's demise. They really did add to the film and experience.

Snyder's involvement with MOS does bring a lot of hope. One might accuse him of being too slavish to the comic for WATCHMEN, which I don't think was too bad but then there are bits that he made for his own that show is real strengths such as the title sequence basically being an interpretation of events that were said but never shown and they were one of the best parts of the film. So with no solid comic book story to use for MOS, I hope he cooks up something cool with his own interpretation while respecting the source.
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