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I will start with where I plan to be at the end of March. Bouncey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odM92ap8_c0
 
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I just don't like the scale they used to make King Kong equal to Godzilla. Didn't like it when he debuted in Kong: Shull Island. He looks out of proportion. He once climbed the Empire State Building, now he looks like he could flatten it. Big Grin
 
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I just don't like the scale they used to make King Kong equal to Godzilla. Didn't like it when he debuted in Kong: Shull Island. He looks out of proportion. He once climbed the Empire State Building, now he looks like he could flatten it. Big Grin


I really liked Skull Island. Just a fact if these two are going to fight some scale changes would be in order. As a full on monster movie I think I want to see Kong brought up to Godzilla size than the other way around. Pretty much plan on checking my brain at the door on this one anyway. Razz

Recently watched the early 60's version and thought it was hilarious how the scale seemed to change from scene to scene.
 
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"Detective Chinatown 3" opened in China--and made almost 398 M in that country the first weekend !
 
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"Detective Chinatown 3" opened in China--and made almost 398 M in that country the first weekend !


I'm sure China is wide open. I hope Detective Chinatown 3 is every bit as good as Detective Chinatown 1 and Detective Chinatown 2 were. Wink Big Grin
 
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Apparently the "Tom and Jerry" movie did surprisingly well this past weekend.
 
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The Top 5 Hits of 2021 so far, domestically

1) Tom and Jerry
2) Raya and the Last Dragon
3) The Little Things
4) The Marksman
5) Chaos Walking


Only the first two have passed 20 M so far. The next two have made 10 M plus.
 
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Went to see Godzilla vs Kong in IMAX yesterday. It is the ONLY way to watch this movie!

Very much like MEG it's a dumb story with dumb (but likable) characters and an all out UFC version monster battle in 3 glorious rounds!

Rented a theater next weekend so I can drag my whole family to it! Dance
 
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Godzilla vs Kong will be the early box office leader for 2021. I think the reviews have been even better because they want to pull in theater attendance.

I didn't know this was called the MonsterVerse, but OK. Not unlike the Marvel and DC universes, what they share is dumb plots, which I don't mind if they are fun plots like Thor Ragnarok.

But what I don't like is dumb plots that are explained in tedious detail, as though they were scientifically accurate or even possible. From what I can tell the human being scenes are the worst part of Kong vs Godzilla, as they were in Godzilla King of the Monsters to me. Just let them fight. Its all anyone is going for anyway. Big Grin
 
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Really? You think the MARVEL plots are dumb? Given the source material I have never felt that way. I typically find DC dumb because they try too hard to over complicate the source material....a comic book. Or they are spending too much time ripping off MARVEL. Cool

Godzilla vs Kong does have the dumb ideas but fortunately has so much monster screen time that the "tedious detail" can't happen. At times they are trying to explain things while you are watching something cool so you only half way pay attention to what they are talking about anyway. Big Grin

Looks like reviewer scores are dropping (to be expected) but audience ratings are hanging fairly high. I think this one is going to do well.

Will be interesting to see the foreign (esp China) box office on this one.


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Godzilla vs Kong will be the early box office leader for 2021. I think the reviews have been even better because they want to pull in theater attendance.

I didn't know this was called the MonsterVerse, but OK. Not unlike the Marvel and DC universes, what they share is dumb plots, which I don't mind if they are fun plots like Thor Ragnarok.

But what I don't like is dumb plots that are explained in tedious detail, as though they were scientifically accurate or even possible. From what I can tell the human being scenes are the worst part of Kong vs Godzilla, as they were in Godzilla King of the Monsters to me. Just let them fight. Its all anyone is going for anyway. Big Grin
 
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Really? You think the MARVEL plots are dumb? Given the source material I have never felt that way.Big Grin
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Yeah, sorry, comics aren't my thing anymore, never were really, When I did read comic books, a hundred years ago Wink, it was more DC than Marvel and the characters were not nearly as tortured as they are now, not even Batman. If the source material isn't old, I wouldn't know about it and I didn't read much Marvel at all, Silver Surfer and Fantastic Four were my main titles. FF4 was terrible on screen and Surfer would be difficult to do too.

Another thing is that I hate time travel plots, popping in and out of different eras and all. It's repetitive and its a lazy way to make nothing final and anything possible. So you can guess my reaction to Endgame. Big Grin

I'd rather just stick to mysteries, monsters and horror movies, but not the grim ones either. It's supposed to be entertainment. Smile
 
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Another thing is that I hate time travel plots, popping in and out of different eras and all. It's repetitive and its a lazy way to make nothing final and anything possible. So you can guess my reaction to Endgame. Big Grin



Haha! And yet it was the Time Travel/MultiVerse insertion that pretty much re-engerized comics stuck in the decades old hero/villain story.

I agree it did tend to complicate things and it pretty much destroyed the casual comic reader because now they had to start following story lines across multiple titles. You couldn't just have your one favorite comic.

I guess there is a fine line between lazy and creative potential but I get your point. Knowing there is an embedded process that can eventually write your way out of any outcome up to and including death tends to cheapen things.
 
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Kong vs Godzilla made 48M in North America since Wednesday with about 45% of theatres still closed and the open ones under audience restrictions. In China it was number 1 for one weekend and got knock out this weekend by local product. It still picked up around 70M total. Its got around 285M worldwide.

Imagine what the box office could have been.
 
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I watched "Godzilla vs. Kong" yesterday. Yeah, the "hollow Earth" idea made no sense but the monster fights were great and the movie had a good ending. Who's left for Godzilla to fight? The aliens from "Independence Day?"

Jess
 
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Who's left for Godzilla to fight?

Jess


The Justice League, The Avengers. Big Grin
 
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Yeah, the "hollow Earth" idea made no sense but the monster fights were great and the movie had a good ending.
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I just tossed it all into the mindset of Greek Mythology. I checked my brain at the door very early in the film. Big Grin
 
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Godzilla vs Kong still crushing it! More than double of WW84 in the first week.

19 of us rented a theater and watched it again last night. Such a fun film!
 
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