I have yet to see any of the Madagascar Movies. Younger members of my family and my fiancee’s family seem to love them. Rock seems like he is playing a racist stereotype and Schwimmer in and of himself is worse than any form of racism.
Ridley Scott had great success with Robin Hood but has decided to go sci fi now, I suspect to diminishing returns. I am no worshipper of the Alien films so don’t care about this one.
Heard that Bruce Beresford’s Peace Love and Misunderstanding might have a pre-theatrical vod release if that is the case, that is what I will watch
The first Madagascar is pretty terrible.
Prometheus reviews are mixed thus far, learning towards positive more often than not.
In terms of what is coming out of Hollywood, Prometheus is really the only movie that matters this month.
What Santino said.
What Jupiter said about Santino
“Ridley Scott had great success with Robin Hood "
No he didn’t, the film just did ok business. They thought it was going to be HUGE and it was a moderate success, that’s all.
Prometheus looks ok but Scott lost it decades ago imo.
June 8th is a killer week….
Safety Not Guaranteed
Best week of the summer?
“Heard that Bruce Beresford’s Peace Love and Misunderstanding might have a pre-theatrical vod release if that is the case, that is what I will watch”
Yeah, IFC is releasing it so that usually means on demand and a limited theatrical release
…. Except in the case of “Your Sister’s Sister” (June 15th) which apparently is only going to be in theaters.
“No he didn’t, the film just did ok business. They thought it was going to be HUGE and it was a moderate success, that’s all.”
maybe you are right since it cost so much to make but 320 million in theaters under most circumstances would be huge
incidentally, I thought Hood was fantastic
Yeah Robin Hood was a bit of a disappointment. Given the hot buzz on the initial script (originally called Nottingham), there was high hopes for this film. But not only was the box office underwhelmingly (particularly here in the US) but the critical response really stung.
Kind of interested that you linked this up to Madagascar 3 instead of Prometheus, Brian. Seems the latter would be more in tune for what we’d bother to discuss. As for the Madagascar series, I’ve only seen the second one and thought it was pretty awful.
My pair of freshly-minted five-year-olds is super-excited about Madagascar. Hey, at least it will be better than Yogi Bear and The Lorax. That’s all I can think to say.
Probably will seek out “Prometheus” on Dvd. Just not that motivated to see it intheaters. Will see “Madagascar 3” just to complete the trilogy.
when I have no interest in any film, I try to put the one up that I think will be the most mainstream (make the most money)
I can’t say for sure ‘cause I haven’t seen it, but I’m pretty sure The Lorax is better than the Madagascar movies.
Also I think Prometheus will make more money but I’ven’t been keeping up with box office as promised due to business and awkward schedules.
“maybe you are right since it cost so much to make but 320 million in theaters under most circumstances would be huge”
Yeah, it cost like 200 mill, and that’s not including marketing. 320 isn’t really much at all really when you take that into consideration. plus with dvd sales down, they were probably lucky to break even on investment.
Santino is right about the critical buzz. the word of mouth for Robin Hood was generally bad from memory. If the film was well received i’m sure that audiences would have flocked to see it. It probably cost have made another 50-100 million in the U.S alone.
Ridley Scott seems like the director who could make a very intelligent picture, but always seems to choose screenplays stock-piled with cliches. Gladiator is the prime example. Still can’t figure out how that gets so much praise, let alone won Best Picture.
^^Yeah, Gladiator bored me to tears.
If Prometheus is bad or ordinary then i will have to revise my often stated opinion that Ridley Scott is only good when making science fiction. hehe.
Prometheus looks too prestige-y, filled with Serious Actors. Where’s the equivalent of Harry Dean Stanton?