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View Poll Results: Which will be the bombs this summer?
2 Fast 2 Furious
31
31.31%
The Hulk
8
8.08%
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
18
18.18%
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
44
44.44%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
12
12.12%
Pirates of the Caribbean
36
36.36%
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
40
40.40%
Bad Boys II
14
14.14%
Exorcist: The Beginning
49
49.49%
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
42
42.42%
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Which big budget summer movies are going to flop?

Old 02-20-03, 10:18 AM
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Which big budget summer movies are going to flop?

Quite a list to choose from:

June 6:
2 Fast 2 Furious

June 20:
The Hulk

June 27:
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

July 2:
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

July 9:
Pirates of the Caribbean

July 11:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

July 18:
Bad Boys II
Exorcist: The Beginning

July 25:
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
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Old 02-20-03, 10:37 AM
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2 Fast 2 Furious is a definite front-runner. Actually, every film listed has a high potential of flopping. The only ones that seem like sure fire hits are Bad Boys 2 (it's got the good dumb fun factor) and The Hulk (another highly anticipated comic flick).
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crossing fingers that Hulk doesn't flop

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen might be a flopper....

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Hard to pick just 1. These are my nominees for the most likely to bomb:

2 Fast 2 Furious
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Pirates of the Caribbean
Bad Boys II
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Old 02-20-03, 11:26 AM
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Pirates of the Carribean. Another Cutthraot Island?
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Old 02-20-03, 11:30 AM
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While not in the list, I say Matrix 2. Don't know why forum people love it so much. Too many plot holes. Since the guy enters the weapons for them to use in the computer, why just give them guns? Give them lasers, bazookas, jetpacks, or Gundams. If it can be programmed, they should be able to use it. Also, if someone knows they are in the computer, being killed in it shouldn't hurt their real body. Just believe that being shot won't actually put a real bullet into your body and you will be fine.
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I think that both The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Sinbad will result in less-than-expected B.O. numbers.
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What's with our obsession on whether a movie will flop nowadays? But anyway, to stay on topic, I haven't heard anything about Sinbad so I'm gonna go with that...and probably LXG.

And to resinrats for the Matrix argument. That's my whole beef with that film as well.
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The only "shure thing" flop is T3
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2 Fast 2 Furious- I imagine they're going to regret not paying Diesel.

I haven't heard anything on Sinbad so that's a another one.
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I'm going with Sinbad. I just don't see it surviving against T3.
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I'm going with Pirates Of The Caribbean and Sinbad. As much as I would like to see 2 Fast 2 Furious completely bomb, just don't see it happening.
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Old 02-20-03, 01:10 PM
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Re: Which big budget summer movies are going to flop?

I would say that

2 Fast 2 Furious
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
and
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

will be disappointments both artistically and at the box office.
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Old 02-20-03, 01:51 PM
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i think

Sinbad
Pirates of the Caribbean
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

are going to flop big time.

The others will do okay to fairly well.
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Another vote for Sinbad.

L.E.G. looks bizarre but it does have Sean Connery, so that might help.

I don't think 2F2F will bomb, because the first one wasn't expected to do a darn thing and it went through the roof.

Please, please, please, I hope Pirates doesn't flop. I'm looking forward to it very much.

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Without the proper marketing Exorcist will.
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Sinbad, Exorcist, and Lara Croft 2 are my picks.

With regards to Sinbad, it's getting MORE than a little lame how every one of Dreamworks animated films are the same genre or setting as animated films Disney releases.

Antz / A Bug's Life (ABL began production first, but was released second.)
The Road to El Dorado / Kingdom of the Sun (KotS eventually became Emperor's New Groove)
Treasure Planet and Sinbad...

and their next film will surprisingly be...a comedy about fish.

They're like that company that tries to trick people into buying their low budget versions of "Mulan" and "Hercules" by releasing them simultaneous to Disney's productions.
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Originally posted by LBPound
Sinbad, Exorcist, and Lara Croft 2 are my picks.

With regards to Sinbad, it's getting MORE than a little lame how every one of Dreamworks animated films are the same genre or setting as animated films Disney releases.

Antz / A Bug's Life (ABL began production first, but was released second.)
The Road to El Dorado / Kingdom of the Sun (KotS eventually became Emperor's New Groove)
Treasure Planet and Sinbad...

and their next film will surprisingly be...a comedy about fish.

They're like that company that tries to trick people into buying their low budget versions of "Mulan" and "Hercules" by releasing them simultaneous to Disney's productions.
Careful now LB, you don't want to cause an all out war like the one I created a few months back in my Dreamworks/Disney thread now do you? And we're still in agreement on this issue by the way.
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I only had space for 10 choices. Wanted to squeeze in X2, Matrix Reloaded but ran outta space.
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2 Fast 2 Furry
Charlie's Angels
Sinbad
Extraordinary Gentleman
Exorcist
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[B]L.E.G. looks bizarre but it does have Sean Connery, so that might help.
So did The Avengers....it didn't help.

L.E.G. - it just has bomb written on it in big Battlefield Earth/Avengers sized letters.
TFATF 2 - possibly.
Tomb Raider 2 - I don't recall a large outcry for a sequal - count on it dropping like a brick.
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Old 02-20-03, 06:00 PM
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how come the totals look screwed up for the votes? (total < individual votes combined)
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sinbad and lara croft: tomb raider 2
also, i dont know if this is a summer movie, but i think the core will bomb.
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I voted LXG as it seems too Avengers to me at this point. If I could vote for a second one I would say T3.

Also, I the 2F2F will be lackluster as it lacks the presence of Vin Diesel, who was pretty much the reason the first did so well.
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for me it's too early to tell . some summer movies I think might flop are : 2 Fast 2 Furious, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Pirates of the Caribbean , Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas .Disney's Haunted Mansion, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
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