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Serenity VS. Star Wars Ep. III??
Monday, April 12, 2004 8:34 AM
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Monday, April 12, 2004 4:39 PM
Quote:Originally posted by SamuraiX47:
Again as someone near the top of the thread asked Arcbeatle... Do you know of an actual release date for Serenity? All we've been able to do is surmise and assume and suspect when it will hit theaters. Timing wise... mid to late August may be the best... or maybe April...
In another month or so we should know for sure. Movie studios and directors don't like to start shooting a film and not know what their deadline is. Shooting begins in June.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 9:01 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 1:17 PM
Quote:I dunno, Zoid. That advise doesn't apply to geek chicks. My present girlfriend likes it.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 1:41 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 1:55 AM
Quote:I'm looking forward to Episode 3. I liked Episode 2. After several more watchings I'm beginning to accept Episode 1.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:26 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:12 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:52 AM
Quote:Originally posted by embers:
well personally I won't be standing in line for episode III of Star Wars! I was disappointed w/episode I, but episode II was a complete rip-off, I felt I should have had my money back...
so no way am I thinking of throwing good money after bad by bothering to see Star Wars III in any theater (and I don't think I'm alone in my disgust, I don't think he'll make the first week $ on this one that he has in the past).
In fact I think there should be an online campaign to get people to go to Serenity instead!
Make it clear that we actually want good writing and developed characters, and jokes that are funny!
Saturday, July 10, 2004 8:55 AM
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Saturday, July 10, 2004 2:27 PM
Quote:Originally posted by SlayThis:
The release dates are actually closer to being one month apart, and although a month may not seem like much, it is enough time that the two movies will not be directly competing for box office dollars, and financially, both films will be successful. The biggest difference between the movies is that one of them has the potential to effectively launch a franchise while the other has the potential to effectively lay a franchise to rest.
Serenity will likely have an opening weekend that, although not necessarily record-breaking, will be great enough to easily convince Universal to greenlight a sequel. After that, between fan buzz and positive reviews (yes - positive reviews. Joss has been given full reign which should quell any concerns that this film will succumb to Hollywoodization, and any educated film critic will recognize the blessing of a sci-fi action flick in which the spectacle of the movie, however magnificent it may be, does not supercede the plight and dynamic of its truly original characters,) the fan-base will most likely expand, and this will cause the B.O. receipts to not dwindle quite as rapidly as with other movies as the converts will continue to trickle in. The current fan base is truly phenomenal considering the opportunities given the show's survival by Fox, but there are still a large number of people who will be introduced to Firefly by happening upon a Serenity trailer before a movie, and keep in mind that good trailers can persuade somebody to give a movie a try. Plus there are all the folks who are being told to check out the best TV series they've never seen. For some, the release of the movie may be the push they need. Serenity will have a good box office run; it's sequel will have an even better run.
Star Wars will also have a good run - perhaps even a better run than Serenity, given the expanse of it’s fandom over the past 25 years, which, as hard as some people may try to resist, is still enduring. It won't break any records, including its own. The prequels have turned off more fans than they have engaged. A lot of people will see it, though they will have widely varying reactions, unlike Serenity, which will be largely enjoyed by most of its audience. A significant difference, though, is that people who had not necessarily planned on seeing Star Wars will not have their minds changed by the reviews or the buzz or the trailers. And although it is certainly established enough to draw in a huge crowd, nobody will demand that Lucas make another one. Nobody will miss new Star Wars movies, but the ever-increasing Browncoats will crave more offerings from Joss.
That's my peace. Please forgive me if this was long-winded, I'm a relative newb to internet forums; I just love Firefly too much to not get in on the action.
"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're
going to burn in a very special level of hell.
A level they reserve for child molesters and
people who talk at the theater."
Saturday, July 10, 2004 9:53 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Kohan:
no matter how cool a lightsaber is, I think I'm at heart a browncoat before I am a Jedi.
of course I can always be a jedi wearing a browncoat.....
Saturday, July 10, 2004 10:08 PM
Quote:Originally posted by arcbeatle:
acording too the approximate release date of Serenity, and the release date of the last star wars movie, Wont serenity be coming out just a week or two before StarWars?? There are two ways to take this:
1.Serenity will catch the Market, and get the starwars audiance ahead of time, cutting into star wars's gross
2. Serenity wont take in much money, as many people will be waiting for their long awaited Ep. III, going with the old favorite instead of the new guy.
Sunday, July 11, 2004 1:53 AM
"Well, I'm all right." - Mal
Quote:I think its important to not turn the whole Serenity/Star Wars thing into to much of a competition. If its percieved as a competition by Star Wars fans we might find that a few of them boycott Serenity which would obviously be pretty disapointing from our point of view.
Sunday, July 11, 2004 3:27 AM
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Sunday, July 11, 2004 4:42 PM
Quote:Originally posted by gnoc:
Unfortunatly, I don't think Serenity has a chance vs Starwars. Star Wars is a kid/young person moive.. that is what lucas turned it in to. He has the toy market, the cartoons on Cartoon Network.. it is very popular with the kids.
Now, that said, I want Serenity to be geared for an older popuation. I don't see a reason that the older star wars fans (me included) cannot enjoy both movies. I can assure you , I have taken the day off from work to stand in line for the midnight showing of Ep 1 and Ep 2 (of which I loved both) and I will be in line for Ep 3. If they have a midnight of Serenity, I will be there also.
I don't see why we should boycott SW, you might turn away some of the die hard sw fans who might really like Serenity.
I hope Serenity does well with all of the Sci Fi popularity that grows during a star wars release.
My 2 yen
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