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  • Deleted user 8 January 2013 18:57:28
    Scurrminator wrote:
    meme wrote:
    Basically, the issue is both a lack of exposure to the comic book (a lot of people presumed it was just a remake of the Stallone movie), and an overall decline in R-rated movies in general. Expendables 2 flopping at the box office, for instance, is being partially blamed on them going for an R rating instead of the PG-13 they were initially aiming for. Also because it was shit, but still.
    Um...EX2 didn't flop. It made 300 million on a budget of around 100; it was easily profitable and there will be a third.
    It flopped at the US box office, which is specifically what we're talking about. It made up virtually all of its money from international sales and DVD release.

    Let's put it this way - Expendables 3 will be PG-13.

    Edited by meme at 19:03:32 08-01-2013
  • Scurrminator 8 Jan 2013 22:32:56 8,402 posts
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    Both EX films have been R and performed not great in the US; but both made their money back easily.
    I doubt the next will be too watered down. Maybe if the big studios were releasing them but they aren't.

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  • Deleted user 8 January 2013 23:28:41
    But they're also suffering from diminishing returns. Except for comedies, all R-rated movies last year underperformed at box office (and the year before that, and I'm pretty sure the year before that too) - this trend is one reason (of several) why Dredd failed in the US. People just aren't that interested in seeing graphically violent movies at the cinema anymore. The trend points towards a resurgence of films being rated PG-13 for the cinema then released in uncut/unrated versions for home media.
  • captbirdseye 14 Jan 2013 23:25:24 4,864 posts
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    Words can't describe how bad this is on Bluray with noise, grain and artifacts all over the place. One scene will be fine and then the next will be awful it really does stink of a lazy transfer from a studio that couldn't arsed.

    However, the 3D version doesn't have any of these problems which is pretty strange.
  • beastmaster 14 Jan 2013 23:29:04 11,325 posts
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    Agree. The 2D had some Dreddful picture quality.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • CaptainKid 14 Jan 2013 23:33:56 137 posts
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    Just saw this last night. DVD rip on my trusty old 4:3 SD TV.

    It was alright I ques, got boring after the girl got captured. I don't quite understand why the whole film had to be set in one building.. Seems a shame to use a cool universe like that. Then again, they didn't really recreate the Dredd universe properly, where were all the scifi cars? they event prominently used a VW Transporter!

    Despite that I found they reasonably well recreated the right atmosphere.

    6.5/10
  • Oh-Bollox 15 Jan 2013 01:23:58 5,211 posts
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    I don't quite understand why the whole film had to be set in one building.
    Low budget most likely determined it, but it's also pretty fucking cool because it's just a day on the beat for Dredd. The decision not to have a boss fight or have it all build up to a stonking (fake, forced) crescendo was great (other films have fallen foul of this, see End of Watch).

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  • Vortex808 17 Jan 2013 10:40:08 7,070 posts
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    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    I don't quite understand why the whole film had to be set in one building.
    Low budget most likely determined it, but it's also pretty fucking cool because it's just a day on the beat for Dredd. The decision not to have a boss fight or have it all build up to a stonking (fake, forced) crescendo was great (other films have fallen foul of this, see End of Watch).

    My Blu-Ray arrived today from HMV (RIP). Lovely.
    I never got to see this in the cinema, but really want to see it. I may well pick up the dvd or see if I can get it streamed over the xbox.

    I certainly can't rent it from blockbusters now...
  • Scurrminator 17 Jan 2013 10:53:05 8,402 posts
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    meme wrote:
    But they're also suffering from diminishing returns. Except for comedies, all R-rated movies last year underperformed at box office (and the year before that, and I'm pretty sure the year before that too) - this trend is one reason (of several) why Dredd failed in the US. People just aren't that interested in seeing graphically violent movies at the cinema anymore. The trend points towards a resurgence of films being rated PG-13 for the cinema then released in uncut/unrated versions for home media.
    Dredd tanked because they didn't get it. The R rating had nothing to do with it.
    It seriously flopped in a bad way and I don't think the rating can be blamed much.

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  • beastmaster 17 Jan 2013 11:00:54 11,325 posts
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    The thing is with R rated films is that there are have not that many good ones of late. Certainly Dredd is one that I think the US didn't get.

    You're more likley to get an R for language and anything even remotley resembling a realistic sex scene, than exploding heads.

    Edited by beastmaster at 11:01:29 17-01-2013

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  • beastmaster 23 Jan 2013 11:45:58 11,325 posts
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    Looks like it's doing the biz on Blu-ray/DVD

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  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 11:46:46 27,703 posts
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    Word of mouth innit

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  • spindizzy 23 Jan 2013 11:50:52 6,438 posts
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    I actually thought it was pretty good (though it obviously wanted to be seen in 3D). It suffered in comparison to The Raid for me, and I did find the lack of high tech in the world a bit distracting (it certainly didn't look the Megacity 1 we're used to from the comics). 7 or 8 out of 10 for me.
  • Maturin 23 Jan 2013 11:53:50 2,957 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Looks like it's doing the biz on Blu-ray/DVD
    That's excellent news. And that DVD/BR buying audience will be likely to be up for a sequel. Hopefully we'll get one now.
  • brokenkey 23 Jan 2013 11:59:09 6,983 posts
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    Was this a 3D only release at the cinema?

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  • disusedgenius 23 Jan 2013 12:02:07 5,283 posts
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    No, just mostly. I don't think it warranted that many screens for most cinemas to do both and the 3D was the major selling point.

    It was always going to do better in the home market imo - I don't think it's target audience give much of a shit about cinema, generally.
  • L_Franko Moderator 23 Jan 2013 12:08:12 9,694 posts
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    Got this through from lovefilm and watched it over the weekend and loved it. I was looking around for some advanced tech and the bikes looked a bit lame but overall it was a great watch. It shall be purchased the next time I do my food shopping.
  • mikew1985 23 Jan 2013 12:24:09 12,656 posts
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    I have a copy ready to be viewed in glorious (?) 3d on Friday.  Can't wait
  • brokenkey 23 Jan 2013 13:11:36 6,983 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    3D was the major selling point.
    That's their problem, right there. Apart from the drug effects making it a bit difficult to see what's going on, 3D wasn't really necessary, and audiences aren't that fussed by it.

    Edited by brokenkey at 13:12:32 23-01-2013

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  • Maturin 23 Jan 2013 13:16:17 2,957 posts
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    It is one of those few films that is worth watching in 3D. There's a great comic book effect to the 3D version.
  • mikew1985 23 Jan 2013 13:21:28 12,656 posts
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    I had a wee sneak peak of the 3D in the opening scene and it looked pretty good have to say. I find a lot of 3D unecessary and horrible because its essentially horrendous post processing.

    I don't know if this was filmed in proper 3D or not but it certainly looked much better in motion than a lot of the 3D films I've seen recently.
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 13:27:30 27,703 posts
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    The 3D is great. The slow motion shots look amazing.

    Hush you ponce

  • Scurrminator 23 Jan 2013 13:29:17 8,402 posts
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    It was shot in 3D yes.

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  • Blakester 23 Jan 2013 13:35:52 3,597 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    beastmaster wrote:
    Looks like it's doing the biz on Blu-ray/DVD
    That's excellent news. And that DVD/BR buying audience will be likely to be up for a sequel. Hopefully we'll get one now.
    Isn't it therefore more likely that any sequel will be straight-to-DVD fodder on an even smaller budget?

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  • Maturin 23 Jan 2013 14:00:43 2,957 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    I had a wee sneak peak of the 3D in the opening scene and it looked pretty good have to say. I find a lot of 3D unecessary and horrible because its essentially horrendous post processing.

    I don't know if this was filmed in proper 3D or not but it certainly looked much better in motion than a lot of the 3D films I've seen recently.
    There's a little bit in the extras about how they built some special cameras to do 3D in the film. They wanted extreme close-ups with detail in the background too - and it's a great effect when you see it in action.
  • Dolly 23 Jan 2013 23:20:48 3,221 posts
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    Buy this now you creeps, so we can get a drokkin sequel greenlit asap!
  • FWB 23 Jan 2013 23:24:17 44,228 posts
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    Best action film I've seen in years. Simple, but well made, faithful to the comics. Do wish I had gone to the cinema for it now, just for the 3D.

    Will definitely for any sequel.
  • motti82 24 Jan 2013 07:43:18 2,880 posts
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    The 3d is worked superbly. It's not an afterthought or gimmick, the slow mo sequences in 3d are quality.
  • Tonka 24 Jan 2013 08:24:16 20,222 posts
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    They were nice even in 2D. Bad boy Beiber in negative thousand is the only way to go.

    FWB wrote:
    Best action film I've seen in years. Simple, but well made, faithful to the comics.
    Am I the only one who remembers the comics as rather colourful and humorous?

    Edited by Tonka at 08:25:59 24-01-2013

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  • Oh-Bollox 24 Jan 2013 08:45:06 5,211 posts
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    Depends, they varied. Always had a satirical edge, but some of it was rather dark.
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