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Old 05-19-2009, 05:13 PM
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Ooops! Sorry! I MEANT "A&D".
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:18 PM
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Will you watch your language? There are greeblings florking about the bathelsnard!



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Old 05-19-2009, 05:24 PM
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Will you watch your language? There are greeblings florking about the bathelsnard!



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english please.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:38 PM
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btw, I just recalled that the manager where my sister works, said that they are getting more families seeing this movie than is usual - that from the other cinemas in the franchise as well
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:48 PM
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btw, I just recalled that the manager where my sister works, said that they are getting more families seeing this movie than is usual - that from the other cinemas in the franchise as well

I love it.

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:52 PM
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It wasn't meant for the average Trekkie to get. An elitist view, I know....but....

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:55 PM
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I'm so pleased that the new movie is doing well. It's the complete opposite of the debacle that was Nemesis (I like Nemesis, but I could not believe how horrid it did at the box office at the time).
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I'm so pleased that the new movie is doing well. It's the complete opposite of the debacle that was Nemesis (I like Nemesis, but I could not believe how horrid it did at the box office at the time).
Indeed....91 days (as much as I loved it, I didn't really remember it running THAT long) and it only did $43M I think.

Denialists blame it on the fact that Paramount released Nemesis waayyy too close to a couple other more high profile movies (LOTR and Harry Potter 2).

Realists understand that it, unfortunately, did not have what it took to hold onto a respectable slot.

Still, Nemesis is my favorite of the TNG films. They got the story out of the way in the first half, and the last half was one big space battle/chase. Until the new Trek movie came along, that was some of the most eye-popping space battle stuff I'd seen for Trek.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:58 PM
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Trekkers alone haven't been able to sustain week 2 numbers like this in a long time. There are people at work that wouldn't have normally gone to see a ST movie but the great reviews and word of mouth have done a good job. My 18 year old daughter asked me to take her to see it, and that NEVER would have happened in the past. Oh and she loved it too!
I wonder if some of this is "herd" mentality, i.e, the media is loving the film, a few trend-setters in the media are loving it, it's now "retro-cool" to like ST, so now everyone in their mall theatre in the middle of nowhere feels to be part of the cool team they have to like it also.

And please don't waste the board's time with counts of the volume gross sales for the film, my local theatre is $12.5 per ticket, so comparing it to TWOK sales when it came out at an average price of $5 in 1982 just doesn't make sense.
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Indeed....91 days (as much as I loved it, I didn't really remember it running THAT long) and it only did $43M I think.

Denialists blame it on the fact that Paramount released Nemesis waayyy too close to a couple other more high profile movies (LOTR and Harry Potter 2).

Realists understand that it, unfortunately, did not have what it took to hold onto a respectable slot.

Still, Nemesis is my favorite of the TNG films. They got the story out of the way in the first half, and the last half was one big space battle/chase. Until the new Trek movie came along, that was some of the most eye-popping space battle stuff I'd seen for Trek.
With respect, Nemesis was awful, just a terrible film. A guy from a slave mine is able to kill the entire romulan senate, miraculously gets a hold of a ship that is far more powerful than the federation flagship - one that was just built, mind you, and for some reason - just HAS to destroy the earth? Yeah, that was an original plot.

It did poorly for the same reasons ST:ENT did, CRAPPY writing.
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