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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #90 on: August 4, 2014, 12:32 AM »
Absolutely loved Groot and Rocket and thei Han/Chewie thing

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #91 on: August 4, 2014, 09:21 AM »
Looks like GotG brought in $94 million on its opening weekend. Just a million short of Cap2.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #92 on: August 4, 2014, 09:38 AM »
So I read that number yesterday in the earlier part of the day, then I went to a nearly sold out 8:30 PM showing.

Do they stop counting at some point in the weekend or were they just estimating?

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #93 on: August 4, 2014, 10:14 AM »
They estimate Sunday (usually 15% to 20% less than Saturday) to get the $94 million for the press.  Tonight they'll release the official numbers.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #94 on: August 4, 2014, 11:06 AM »
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #95 on: August 4, 2014, 04:48 PM »
Absolutely loved Groot and Rocket and thei Han/Chewie thing

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Ordered.  Thanks for the link Scott!
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #96 on: August 4, 2014, 05:03 PM »
I'm glad I don't have to wait another two weeks, but in the grand scheme that's not too bad.  Used to be it could take months for a new release to hit international territories.

Don't I know it! My very first movie on the big screen was RotJ. It premiered in February 1984  ;D That'd mean I get to see EPVI in September 2016  :o ;D

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #97 on: August 4, 2014, 07:34 PM »
I saw it today and loved it.  I agree with Scott that Cap 2 is winner of the best film overall in this series though.

I've never read Guardians of the Galaxy, so I don't really know how true to the comics it was, but still had a lot of fun watching it!
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #98 on: August 5, 2014, 10:19 AM »
I don't think anyone actually read the comic. It's too obscure kind of like Ant Man. Marvel must have had a lot of influence on this one's marketing. Disney usually screws up the marketing angle royally. Can you say John Carter or Frozen?  Frozen did well without the stupid Oloff marketing while no one has a clue who John Carter is.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #99 on: August 5, 2014, 05:59 PM »
Actually GOTG rebooted a year and a half ago with these specific characters and it's been selling very well from what I understand.  I haven't seen the movie, so not sure what liberties they've taken, but I'm sure things like the Nova-Corps are very different from what we get in the comics.  From the previews, it does look to me like they got the character personalities right across the team, which is really what Marvel has been doing across all the Avengers stuff.  If you get a macho Stark, boy scout Cap, Regal Thor, and a Wise-cracking Star Lord, you can make the link to the comics while changing the storyline all you want.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #100 on: August 5, 2014, 08:34 PM »
I think they've set themselves up awfully pretty for the Avengers/GotG/Thanos showdown in Avengers 3.  Could be a 2+ billion dollar movie right there.  GotG2 could end up being very ESB-like, with the heroes thoroughly defeated and then reaching out for help from Stark & Co.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #101 on: August 5, 2014, 09:02 PM »
Went again today, still loved it.  Honestly, it may be a bit of the "newness" excitement right now, but I think this breaks my personal Top 10.  It is definitely right up there with Avengers, Winter Soldier, and the original Iron Man as my favorite Marvel movies.  The fact that it is this obscure property makes it all the more cool.  I wasn't overly aware of a lot of these characters as a kid, but got into the cosmic stuff a bit more with the whole revival in the comics with Abnett/Lanning a few years back.  This group is the one that really stuck with me, and it is so exciting to see them on the big screen (and in such a good movie as well).  Hope to get to see it again in theaters, and the blu ray can't come soon enough :).

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #102 on: August 6, 2014, 06:26 AM »
I don't think anyone actually read the comic. It's too obscure kind of like Ant Man. Marvel must have had a lot of influence on this one's marketing. Disney usually screws up the marketing angle royally. Can you say John Carter or Frozen?  Frozen did well without the stupid Oloff marketing while no one has a clue who John Carter is.

I actually dived right into the GotG comics a while ago. Just to get to know the characters and events. Admittedly, not the really old stuff, just the more recent stuff. Very entertaining and pretty dark sometimes too.

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #103 on: August 6, 2014, 03:48 PM »
Fun movie...Loved it!  I think that collector guy was from one of the after scene credits that completely confused me from one of the other Marvel movies.

I actually knew who the end credit guy was in this one  :D
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Reply #104 on: August 6, 2014, 08:35 PM »
The Collector was in the post-credit scene in Thor 2.
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