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Old 11-22-2009, 12:35 PM
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I just checked out Box Office Mojo and, with the Forgien take it is already at 449 million dollars!!!!



http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=2012.htm
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:07 PM
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Rental for me also.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:27 PM
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I just checked out Box Office Mojo and, with the Forgien take it is already at 449 million dollars!!!!



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Yep, Global Catastrophe and CGI demolition of everything often resonates with audiences.

The disaster movie is a perennial.

Of course, what's left now to focus future demolition on after Emmerich has whacked the globe three times now - who knows!
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Yep, Global Catastrophe and CGI demolition of everything often resonates with audiences.

The disaster movie is a perennial.

Of course, what's left now to focus future demolition on after Emmerich has whacked the globe three times now - who knows!
Maybe Emmerich can expand on the "galaxy consuming supernova" from Star Trek.

I plan to see this movie though. Emmerich does great visual movies....and the stories really aren't that bad.

StarGate, Independence Day, and The Patriot are my fave Emmerich films thus far.
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Maybe Emmerich can expand on the "galaxy consuming supernova" from Star Trek.

I plan to see this movie though. Emmerich does great visual movies....and the stories really aren't that bad.

StarGate, Independence Day, and The Patriot are my fave Emmerich films thus far.
My Emmerich faves match yours pretty closely. Stargate is just okay for me, I never really could get into it as a movie or especially the TV shows.
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I saw it Saturday night... I was laughing most of the way through... and going wow and holy cow at trying to wrap my head around the hours of labor done by the vfx people to pull off all those shots. I want to get the dvd just to watch them pull it off. 3D practical models or total CG... either way its crazy job done. I'm like "awe don't be like that... don't kill that character... I liked him/her/it..." Pure silly amusement at horrible manipulation of physics and science... hey look there goes Lincoln Blvd. (my street)!!! Weee!! THe actors were great... but it was too easy to emotionally detach myself from them from the sheer silliness of it all... paired up with that funny re-edited trailer from way back. Go see it for the spectacle and the better Avatar trailer(it shows the story better)... better than waiting in line for New Moon that's for sure, lol.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:15 PM
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Agreed - the new Avatar trailer really blew me away in a way the first one did not. Clearly outlines the basic story, provided oodles of jaw-dropping effects and promises huge action as well!

Much more excited about Avatar now!
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Way to long for me to go watch it. I will wait till DVD
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I want to see it now, but won't be upset when it leaves theaters. Probably something I will end up watching on television.
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My Emmerich faves match yours pretty closely. Stargate is just okay for me, I never really could get into it as a movie or especially the TV shows.
Interesting.

I, on the other hand, found StarGate (and the tv series) thoroughly entertaining. The movie and the show has a great sense of humor, and telling of a human adventure that in many ways I can liken to Star Trek.

One thing I love about the tv series is that it seems everyone gets a chance (at one point, or another) to be Jack O'Neil.

Captain Samantha Carter (phwoarrr...what a babe) got to command SG-1 on a mission while Col. O'Neil was recuperating, and it turns out, she seems to have O'Neil's sense of humor.

And in another episode, it was funny seeing Teal'c talk like O'Neil with the occasional "smart allecky" attitude.

One of the best lines in the original movie: "I don't suppose the word 'dweeb' means anything to you?" LMAO!!

If I may ask, what turned you off about StarGate (the movie and the series)?
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