Dave Galanter
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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: The Avengers have fallen!
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 at 03:23:49 pm EDT (Viewed 274 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Avengers have fallen!
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 at 08:41:09 am EDT (Viewed 9 times)







            Yeah, I still do not get why this particular movie did so well. I have heard so-so things about it. Other than being about dinosaurs and having Chris Pratt in it I am not sure what it has going on with it different than the other JP movies.

          That's all that's necessary for it to do this well. Chris Pratt is the current Hollywood golden boy, and dinos are always awesome.


        Even with golden boys, would that alone account for a ~$50 million boost? Seems that we have had those in blockbusters before and it helps the bottom line but not necessarily that much. People really wanting a dinosaur movie more than expected I guess, I think Pratt helped the cause but only so much.

    It's got to be Pratt. I've always been a fan of his but even I'm shocked by the amount of success he's getting. He went from being a fat schlub to leading man material within a year. (Parks & Rec season 5 Andy and Parks and Rec season 6 Andy look totally different)

I am willing to give him some of the credit for the haul but I am not sure he can be responsible for that much. Maybe I am wrong and he will become the greatest grossing leading man ever. It just seems a bit dubious to me. As we have had celebrities of the moment that have boosted or failed to boost highly anticipated movies before.

    I mean there was no reason for Guardians of the Galaxy to be as successful as it was (people weren't clamoring for a GOTG movie) and I really don't think it ever could have worked with another lead actor. Pratt's goofiness sold it.

No, but I would put that partly on him. He was great in the film, but Marvel did a great job marketing the film and making it a very fun movie too. People do not need to clamor for something, it is how new things get going if they do not know they want it.

I think people do seem to enjoy some repeats of stuff they know they like. Nostalgia is big right now for instance.

    Pratt's the new it guy right now. Which is great because I actually like him.

I like the guy, do not get me wrong. I really like him. He is awesome in everything. Just not sure I am willing to go so far as saying his name alone and presence can bring in 50 million+ solo.

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