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A lunchtime in his own Legend?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 18 Dec 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Ok, so Will Smith's latest has smashed box office records. But why? It's not based on a book/comic/game with an established fanbase. It's not the third part of a trilogy that has millions (and me) wetting themselves with anticipation. It's just a remake of an old sci-fi film. So why the massive success?
     
  2. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Well, technically it's not a remake of Omega Man, it's a second version of the original novel, I am Legend... I've got no idea why it's done so well apart from it being WILL SMITH, but I'll reserve judgement until I've seen it... maybe it's just good? Stranger things have happened...
     
  3. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    WILL SMITH isn't enough of a draw to guarantee mega box office, no single actor is. Remember Wild West (wicky wah wah) or I am Robot? Even if it is good, that's not enough to beat the likes of RotK, Harry Potter, the new Star Wars films (spitsxx(). They had a huge established fanbase plus they were part of a series. Legend doesn't have any extra factors to boost it's box office. I'm seriously intrigued by this....
     
  4. col

    col Veteran

    I like the look of it too,not the usual type of film,is he alone ?
     
  5. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    There may be a dog.
     
  6. col

    col Veteran


    It was a comment,as in is he isnt he?:biggrin:
     
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I have no idea! I mean, I know films. I can't believe that there is a mega blockbuster that I am completely oblivious about. Goddamit! :biggrin:
     
  8. col

    col Veteran

    The reason i say that,is because there was a question mark whether he is or not.I didnt know about it really,until i watch wossy on friday,with will smith as a guest.
     
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Argh!
     
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Cinemas didnt bother in taking the usual profits :biggrin:

     
  11. col

    col Veteran



    You didnt miss it did you?:biggrin:
     
  12. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

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    what's it about?
     
  13. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

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  14. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

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    Hmmm! I'll wait for the DVD: It's gotta be a dead cert before I rustle the huskies and head for the cinema.

    Edit: Did I say rustle? I meant muster or whatever you do with huskies. It might be mush the huskies!
     
  15. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

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    looks a bit like 28 days later.