Bumblebee Box Office Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Music, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Powerglide1991

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    Yeh and the majority of that 20 minutes is focused on Sam or the army, up until Prime and Megs start duking it out.

    Heck Megatron chasing Sam to the top of building took a good 5 minutes.

    Bee fighting Dropkick and Shatter doesn't cut all that much and you can clearly see what's going on. Now, I did not have a problem following any action in the last 5 films, but I can't deny that others didn't have that issue. Especially the general movie goer. Bumblebee is easy on the eyes and is a lot more fluid.
     
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  2. GWolfv2

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    When's the last time you watched that climax? Cause I went back and watched every "action" scene in every one of the movies in the last couple of weeks. There's very little actually happening in that particular scene in 07. There's a lot of standing far apart and shooting, minor choreography, the very very brief Op vs Megs etc. etc. all of which is obscured by camera angles that take the same approach as Godzilla 2014 in constantly trying to convinced you it's a human perspective or always being hard lined in on the bots partially obscuring at least one character on screen, on the rare instance their on screen together. Longest continuous bot shot/scene is probably the ironhide flip, and that's only because of slow mo, and it's focused on random screaming lady so Ironhide exists the scene a lot.

    I really have to agree with something I saw on twitter. Those aren't action movies. They're disaster movies, where the distaster can move.

    In contrast, Bumblebee's action is shorter overall but much better paced, a lot easier to follow, way better choreographed (Dropkick's helicopter transformation is a brilliant shot, and Shatter's kick counter is great), it's a fight not an event.
     
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  3. myrrh

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  4. Miyaren

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    Once again you have given me your opinion. We are not talking what’s better but what’s more....and I began this discussion saying tf07 has more action which you have basically agreed with me on. Jeez...
     
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    Bumblebee is #1 by default, not merit.
     
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  6. convoy84

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    Aaaaand imma stop you right there. Shit, if I still needed a nanny, I'd hope it were her.
     
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    People in China like almost everything related to transformers.
     
  9. hendrijr

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    So BB did 50% better than most recent forecasts in China with $60m opening weekend and each day the grosses increased and there is a lot of great word of mouth for the film in China leading me to up my Chinese gross forecast to eclipse the US total estimated gross($130m) and make around $150m total there. Which would leave my projections of BB to fall just shy of $500m at $480m total world gross. The little beetle that could!
     
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    Or people just have different tastes than you. That's always an option...
     
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    Time for those “Bumblebee is the #1 Movie in the World!” TV spots
     
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  12. BIOMEC

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    A lot of people here collect just for that reason, don't expect them to put their feelings aside just to think rationally.

    The first movie and this one have their good amount of action, but the first one (2007) has more. The final battle in Bumblebee had Charlie in it too, she had a lot of screen time, just like Sam did in the Transformers 2007 final battle scene.

    However, I enjoyed the Bumblebee movie a lot.
     
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  13. TheWarPathGuy

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    Most people seen all 3 big budget movies that came out, so Bumblebee now has a chance.
     
  14. Darth Gonzo

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    Well if BB was meant to be the X-Men First Class for Trannsformers then I would say no to hype train & yes to panic, because all of the X-Men movies after First Class sucked.
     
  15. casacrespo

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    Heck BB, you make all the money you can! The more it makes the more we get financial investments into the IP we love. Win - win. The suits make their money and we continue to get new Transformers toys. As much as I complain sometimes too, I think we are all lucky to have our favorite toy line flourishing.
     
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  16. electronic456

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    Unless you were one of those people that personally hated DOFP, Logan, the Deadpool movies.
     
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  17. JimTheJIRRMan

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    Well all of the mainline movies, DOFP and Apocalypse were both lackluster at least in my opinion. The spin off stuff has been nothing but golden though.
     
  18. convoy84

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    What about Days of Future Past? The Deadpool movies are technically X-Men movies, and I quite like those, to say nothing of Logan.
     
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  20. Darth Gonzo

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    Deadpool doesn't count as an X-Men movie. Also Logan is a spin-off and doesn't count.