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Malak

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In Topic: John Carter (Of Mars): The Movie

25 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

German news websites start picking up the "one of the greatest flops of all times" crap, citing Disney's alleged 200 million dollar loss...

According to http://boxofficemojo...arterofmars.htm, however, John Carter has so far grossed $234,447,000 worldwide within 17 days.
I have no idea about Hollywood maths, and I could imagine that not all of the money may reach Disney, but really, a 200 million dollar loss? It's as if Disney wanted to badmouth their own project.

In Topic: Esau Cairn's Fighting Method

21 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

just figured Cairns was just a natural 'hard nut', instinctive born fighter. This natural talent came out in the ring, and later on almuric.


That's what I think, too. Cairn is an "atavism", a barbarian born out of his time.
And Howard always made clear that fighting comes naturally to the barbarian. Think of Zaporavo not standing a chance against Conan despite his knowledge of all the intricacies of civilized swordsmanship.

In Topic: If Jason Won´t Save Us, Who Will?

21 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

In my opinion, if anyone can save us, it's a good director paired with a good screenwriter.

The actor is of secondary importance to me... I'd rather have Taylor Kitsch or even Kellan Lutz under a good director than Jason Momoa or Paul Telfer under a bad one.
My top choice for a Conan reboot would be Telfer, though (but there might be dozens of good young actors around that I'm not even aware of).

In Topic: Movies You'd Like To See Made.

21 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Conan 3 and JCM 2.


Which Conan movie do you consider so bad it doesn't count? ;)


I absolutely agree with those who want to see more JCM and SK films.

A film based on KEW's Kane would also be awesome! And how about an Adrian Becker film, while they're at it?

In Topic: John Carter (Of Mars): The Movie

20 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Unfortunately, when people hear on the news that it's a "bomb" they assume it's not a very good movie.


Maybe that's why it was more successful outside the US.
People there weren't aware that it was "supposed" to be a flop. They just went there with an open mind, tried out a film they didn't know much about, and most of them liked what they saw. Of course, even more people would have watched it if there had been any decent marketing effort whatsoever.

I am going to see John Carter again tonight - this time in English. It's the first time I watch a film twice on the big screen. But this one's worth is.


Edit: Maybe I'll find it even better than the first time... now that I won't be able to follow the plot because it's in English :rolleyes: