HSX Forums: Movies Board






Have you thought that the marketing has really been that kid movie oriented? I vaguely remember the marketing for Bedtime Story and I

Posted by: Ruthian23 on Nov 07, 14:26 in response to Jay_Beezy's post Bedtime Stories opened on Christmas Day actually. And...

remember that looking a lot more like a kids movie. This one is rated PG instead of PG-13, but from the ads and trailers and whatnot, I can't really see how they're marketing it any differently than any other dumb Adam Sandler comedy. It could be that the fact that it's PG hurts its "cred" and keeps some teens away, but I haven't really felt like they're playing up the family movie angle a heck of a lot. I'm curious what others think about that. 

Mtc Edgar 15 jack 19 Immortals 24 {nm}   notfabio on Nov 07, 11:34

Interesting {nm}   xiayun on Nov 07, 11:54

Would be more interesting if we knew what RS was.   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 12:11

Nice... Looks like Sensei was on to something... {nm}   VictorY on Nov 07, 12:23

Really don't see Immortals doing that well. Just lokes like the Conan the Barbarian remake! {nm}   numbersix_99 on Nov 07, 12:31

I think it looks incredible. I agree with Sensei in that there really hasn't been a movie of this genre for quite some time... {nm}   PRodQuanta on Nov 07, 12:34

Of what genre does he speak? What about Centurion or The Eagle or Clash of the Titans or Prince of Persia or Conan? {nm}   Paul2k on Nov 07, 12:42

I have to admit to not reading his site, so I'm looking to be enlightened on the arguement. {nm}   Paul2k on Nov 07, 12:42

Ancient Greek. You hit the nail on the head. I would consider myself (and my sig. fig.) a fan of the genre and are excited for this. {nm}   PRodQuanta on Nov 07, 13:28

Tarsem can certainly make a script look cool. Its appears to be way more visually stunning than Conan {nm}   dioneta on Nov 07, 12:34

I wouldn't be shocked. I'm having a tough time getting a read on that one. However, regarding MTC this week, I'm a bit   Ruthian23 on Nov 07, 12:36

Are you only really skeptical on Jack and Jill just because it's Sandler? Is that your only reason? {nm}   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 12:45

Mostly, yeah. I know the movie looks absolutely awful and everything, and I would not be surprised if it opens lower than your average    Ruthian23 on Nov 07, 12:59

But him doing a family comedy has questionable drawing power. Bedtime Stories' BO performance felt pretty underwhelming.   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 13:11

Perhaps. You could well be right. {nm}   Ruthian23 on Nov 07, 13:31

It also opened the weekend before Christmas which is never a good week for anything.    TheWeekendWarrior on Nov 07, 14:08

Bedtime Stories opened on Christmas Day actually. And that should have been a good thing. {nm}   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 14:13

Have you thought that the marketing has really been that kid movie oriented? I vaguely remember the marketing for Bedtime Story and I    Ruthian23 on Nov 07, 14:26

That's exactly what I've been saying. The ads looks like they can't decide who to cater to. {nm}   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 14:40

Tagging for posterity: [HOOVR] [JAJIL] [IMRTL] {nm}   Paul2k on Nov 07, 12:37

MTC isn't taking into account that JAJIL is a family film and kids will eat up the crappy crossdressing humor   TheWeekendWarrior on Nov 07, 14:07

Kids punching adults at the dinner table? What Mom is taking her kids to that? I think you must mean "teens" will eat it up {nm}   dioneta on Nov 07, 14:16

Parents are more likely to take their kids to Puss in Boots. Zookeeper tracked similarly. {nm}   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 14:16

I can literally do a 1:1 comparison between the two movie if it helps (but don't have time to do it right now)   TheWeekendWarrior on Nov 07, 14:22

Zookeeper had a summer release date. I'd think that gave it a better advantage than Jack and Jill.   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 14:32

Even so, you're comparing apples (Sandler) to oranges (Kevin James) {nm}   TheWeekendWarrior on Nov 07, 15:03

So what if the two stars are different? That doesn't mean the two films have nothing in common. Kids usually eat up talking animals, too. {nm}   Jay_Beezy on Nov 07, 15:08

Sandler has much more drawing power than James.   accountant_4_Jesus on Nov 07, 18:06

Zookeeper had a summer release date, and there was word of positive test scores that prompted the summer move.   Jay_Beezy on Nov 08, 05:24





Post a Reply

To post to the forums you must first login!

Brie Larson (BLARS) 20000 104.16 (-0.29)         Brenton Thwaites (BTHWA) 7500 66.97 (-0.45)         Zola (ZOLA) 100000 5.56 (+0.88)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.09 (+0.09)         12 O’Clock Boys (12OCB) 100000 11.97 (+1.68)         Sing 2 (SING2) 321 178.77 (+0.18)         12 O’Clock Boys (12OCB) 100000 11.97 (+1.68)         The French Dispatch (TFRDS) 100000 29.65 (+1.31)         The French Dispatch (TFRDS) 100000 29.65 (+1.31)         Zola (ZOLA) 100000 5.56 (+0.88)         Zola (ZOLA) 100000 5.56 (+0.88)         Hellboy (HELB3) 100000 31.07 (+0.10)         The Best Of Enemies (TBOEN) 100000 11.77 (-0.10)         Curious George (CGEOR) 9000 4.09 (-0.04)         The Curse of La Llorona (CHLDN) 100000 50.27 (+4.69)         Friday the 13th (FRI12) 9000 15.55 (-0.07)         False Positive (FALSP) 10000 8.00 (0.00)         Stockholm (STKHM) 1 1.07 (-0.01)         Long Day's Journey Into Night (LDJIN) 1 0.92 (-0.06)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.09 (+0.09)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.09 (+0.09)         Penguins (PENGN) 100000 11.50 (-0.71)         Teen Spirit (TSPRT) 10000 7.19 (+0.37)         Storm Boy (STBOY) 1 1.05 (-0.01)         Parasite (PARST) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Anna (ANNA1) 100000 24.58 (-0.51)         False Positive (FALSP) 25000 8.00 (0.00)         Woman at War (WAWAR) 1 0.92 (0.00)         Triple Threat (TRPLE) 1 1.01 (0.00)         Donnybrook (DNBRK) 1 0.29 (-0.02)         Outlaws (OTLWS) 1 0.33 (+0.07)         The Lion King (LIONK) 100000 493.75 (-0.86)         Then Came You (DEPRT) 1 0.61 (+0.02)         Parasite (PARST) 1 2.00 (0.00)         False Positive (FALSP) 1000 8.00 (0.00)         Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG3) 100000 161.26 (+0.75)         Fear Street (FEAR1) 20000 27.51 (-2.82)         Teen Spirit (TSPRT) 100000 7.19 (+0.37)         False Positive (FALSP) 100000 8.00 (0.00)         Parasite (PARST) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Missing Link (MSLNK) 100000 14.93 (0.00)         Bloodshot (BLDSH) 312 38.05 (-0.06)         ABC: The Rookie (ROOKIE) 20000 17.19 (-0.19)         Little (LITLE) 30006 36.31 (+0.02)         Drunk Parents (DRNKP) 100000 0.33 (-0.11)         Drunk Parents (DRNKP) 100000 0.33 (-0.11)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.09 (+0.09)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.09 (+0.09)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 1 20.09 (+0.09)         Zola (ZOLA) 100000 5.56 (+0.88)