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Old 06-26-2009, 05:33 AM
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Most blockbusters are empty in that sense.

Again, legs are not necessarily relevant. The movie will clean up in it's first couple weeks globally to the satisfaction of the studio.
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Doesn't Transformers get the edge for opening on Wednesday and will therefore get a five day opening count whereas Star Trek opened on a Friday, so it lost two days - or am I getting that wrong?
As with all films that open that widely and early there will be two sets of opening figures. The Five day total will be it's overall.

But it's Friday - Sunday will also be identifiable as listed on it's own.
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It's also good news for Orci and Kurtzman who wrote the scripts to both films.

No...it's really not.
Just good news for the pay check.
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It's also good news for Orci and Kurtzman who wrote the scripts to both films.
Really?

Michael Bay must have been responsible for spontaneous 'action scene' dialog; the Optimus Prime lines were particularly dreadful.

The comedy was good. I enjoyed the mother's antics. The plot was campy, but this is an action movie based on toys/cartoon from the 80s.
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Yeah...but it's getting stinky reviews. I doubt it will have the staying power of Trek. (though, with all the explosions and Megan Fox...I suspect a number of young men will be seeing it several times )
I wanna see it at least once on the big screen....Megan Fox in Daisy Dukes...mmm.mmm...mmmmmmm!!!!!

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As with all films that open that widely and early there will be two sets of opening figures. The Five day total will be it's overall.

But it's Friday - Sunday will also be identifiable as listed on it's own.
Thanks. So, the accurate number to use against Star Trek will, of course, be the three day total.
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Transformers is one of the most racist and offensive films I've seen in a long time. Someone should refund my money plus pay me for my time. The film is awful. I am embarrassed for the script writers. How can a team who wrote something as sensitive and insightful as Star Trek turn around and write this??

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Doesn't Transformers get the edge for opening on Wednesday and will therefore get a five day opening count whereas Star Trek opened on a Friday, so it lost two days - or am I getting that wrong?
I believe opening on Wednesday should give Transformers better numbers on its five day total than Star Trek got for its five day. $60 million opening on a Wednesday is pretty incredible. Honestly, who goes to see a movie Monday or Tuesday? Ok, i did.
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Transformers is one of the most racist and offensive films I've seen in a long time. Someone should refund my money plus pay me for my time. The film is awful. I am embarrassed for the script writers. How can a team who wrote something as sensitive and insightful as Star Trek turn around and write this??

I put this all on Bay.
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Alex and the other dude basicly did the same thing with Star Trek. Dumbed it down but at least kept it tasteful. You can just tell from there writing style that they put little to no effort into the script.

22% on Rotten Tomatoes and alot of people are saying the script didn't make sense.
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I really don't care about movie reviews. I just watched the new Transformers movie and I thought it was great. It was what I wanted and expected. It was full of action, some comedy, explosions, and cool robots. The reviews I have read all complain about a poor story, blah, blah... The same applies to the new Star Trek. The only reason it got so many good reviews is because the rest of the world was like "finally, a Star Trek that isn't brainy or boring". Trek's story sucked. The plot sucked. The action was cool and the effects great. I think the Transformers movie was actually better because the story could be followed and didn't have the big glaring holes Star Trek had. I went into Transformers expecting action and mindless fun. That's what I got with Star Trek as well, that is why I was disappointed.
Interesting...

I saw Transformers last night and thought it was a complete and utter mess. The plot was so ridiculous because it was just a thin set up for robot on robot action. It was basically robot porn. There was a miniscule amount of character development and the humor was crass, unsophisticated, and ultimately not funny.

Star Trek was successful not because it had a great plot, but because it was able to create a rapport between the audience and the characters. It's all about the performances and the chemistry between the actors on the screen. I actually felt a range of emotions while watching Star Trek. Transformers had me rolling my eyes at how they could think balls on a robot was funny.

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