Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SkywarpSion, Jun 21, 2009.
‘Transformers’ Sequel Off to Red-Hot Start in British Cinemas - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com
Not surprised. This movie's gonna make money no matter what.
Just a shame the critics gave it bad reviews.
Were the reviews for the first much better? (I honestly don't remember that well, but I remember most of the ones I read being lukewarm).
I think the critics will have a lesser effect on that one, cause the causal moviegoers will love it, and thats what counts.
NOt really, but as you can see it was a big hit at the BO And one of the best selling DVD´s. TF is critic-proof
Excellent, hopefully it does amazing worldwide and we get even more of these movies, the fanboys will explode in anger.
That's funny a critic is gonna tell me if the movie bad or good?
I'll be my own critic.
Does not surprise me. I caught it at a matinee today with my brother. There were only 4 seats left when I got the tickets, and that was an hour before it started.
Turned out they were pretty good seats.
how much did it make?
"Paramount's "Transformers" sequel got off to a big start in Great Britain and Japan, where it opened this weekend in advance of its U.S. debut Wednesday, pulling in $14.1 million in Britain and $5.8 million in Japan."
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No. Not you or any of us here. I meant it can influence casual goers.
I just got back from an absolutely packed out showing 3 days after it opened, not surprised at all to hear it's doing so well.
I'd be absolutely astonished if RotF didn't perform better than the first film in the UK, especially its opening; as I recall, the 2007 film didn't even top the box office on opening weekend due to it going head-to-head with The Simpsons Movie, a property which is far more culturally embedded here than Transformers is.
Then again, I do believe that RotF is a much odder and less accessible film than the original, and I somehow suspect that its word-of-mouth won't be as good. So we'll see what happens.
Hope it does the same thing here in the US.
Fantastic! This just makes me that much more anxious to see it at the midnight showing on Tuesday!
Could this catch up with the awesomeness that was the Dark Knight?
No one should be influenced by a critic.
In general, I agree with the sentiment shared here.
However, influenced is a bit harsh.
Besides, we shouldn't belittle the opinion of a critic. Every once in a blue moon, they're right, and not only are they right, but they saved us time and money.
Critics generally don't share the same views we do, but there's always that small chance they will. We shouldn't knock that.
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