Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by CKPRIME, May 24, 2014.
So do you guys think this movie will be smashing box office records in China?
Western blockbusters traditionally do very well in China, so I don't see why not, unless something really drastic happens.
YES. Too much yes, because the movie is being marketed there heavily. When revealing the theatrical trailer through iTunes, North America got it at some pretty odd times while China got it at 12 PM.
Also, some stars. Han Geng was cast in an unspecified role and Li Bingbing is a major character in the form of Su Yueming, both celebrities being huge in China. And, on the more obvious note, the movie was shot in Hong Kong and the Dinobots (at least Grimlock) seem to evoke the look of ancient Chinese dragons.
So, overall, yes. I'm betting it'll be a huge success there.
He doesn't, though.
He's literally just a T-rex with horns.
which is accurate to real t-rexes anyway so..
That's what I've been thinking. I think it will at least equal DoTMs gross if not surpass it. We might see some movies bumped off the top 10 list this summer?
that's what they hope! More and more, China is where the money is these days! They quite like their Transformers there too, judging by the amount I saw in Beijing and Shanghai!
And boners. Can't forget boners.
a Chinese t-Rex then!
those Horns do look chinese inspired, especially how they flick out at the top. I think it was a conscious decision. I think.
i said it before, and i will say it again, the dinobots are these;
warning, you can't unsee it.
Yeah, I'm aware. I hate when people say he isn't, but I have no doubts a Chinese dragon played a part in giving Grimmy horns.
Given how hard they have been marketing in China it would be shocking if they couldn't set some sort of new box office record there. Really not sure how much harder they could have kissed up the Chinese ticket buyers and still call it an American film.
Although it kind of brings up the interesting question of what if it does really well in China but ends up a box office disappointment in the US?
i agree with everything you've said except for the grimlock part.. go check out ancient chinese dragons.. the only thing similar between them and grimlock are the horns.. and even those aren't entirely evocative of a chinese dragon.
I guess that would depend on exactly how much it made, wouldn't it? Isn't that essentially what happened with Pacific Rim? The international gross is where it made profit and it appears it's getting a sequel.
most of the chinese dragon horns that i've seen look more like antlers than they look like grimlocks horns.
i mean, their robot modes all have a medieval knight look to them.. my guess is that they just decided horns looked cool.. and why wouldn't the other dinobots have chinese influences?.. they all have spikes and other accentuations.. i'm guessing the horns are only there because they look cool rather than being a nod to anything.
that or maybe you are just not familiar enough to understand that the dinosaur grimlock is based on.
which is NOT a trex in this incarnation. i am pretty sure he is a Carnotaurus, or something like that. which does have horns on it's head.
A rhinoceros horn is made of hair, not bone, so it's possible (though there's no evidence to support the idea) that real T-rexes had horns.
Therefore all claims saying that Grimlock's horns make him not a T-rex are immediately invalid.
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