Thursday, November 14, 2019

Blind Items Revealed #2

November 3, 2019

This action film starred 2 aging A-listers, both are years past the days when either one could carry a film.  The result?  One of the biggest box office busts of all time, and perhaps the most predicable & avoidable.  The studios will have to swallow a 9 figure loss.

Linda Hamilton/Arnold Schwarzenegger/"Terminator: Dark Fate"

31 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

Get woke and go broke :)

TeeHee@U said...
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Stupidpervs said...

It sucked...summed and wrapped with a bow for ya .

Brayson87 said...

I always wanted to see the gritty war in Kyle Reese's flashbacks from the first movie, but Terminator Salvation didn't capture any of that.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah there was no way it was going to make the kind of money it needed. Well I'll still catch it on Netflix or whatever streamer it winds up on.

"having grossed $202 million against an estimated production budget of $185–196 million and a marketing budget of $80–100 million. The film needed to gross $450–480 million worldwide in order to break-even. Projected losses for the motion picture studios involved in the film's creation following its wide release, are estimated to reach $130 million. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator:_Dark_Fate

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

The "Terminator" series of films has "Jumped The Shark!"

Derp said...

I walked out of that movie in the beginning as soon as I saw the neatly put together burning piles of rubble. I knew right there they phoned it in.

Ulf said...

The movie was The Last Jedi bad:

how hard can it be to make a freaking solid script to a terminator movie?

molly said...

LOL hollywood going broke. The Curse.

J said...

Maybe if they added Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Stewart...

Brayson87 said...

@J, Sounds like even Captain Marvel herself couldn't have saved it.

Unknown said...

I thought it was a great movie! A lot better than most of the sequels the franchise has made. It was not nearly as good as T1 or T2 but it was better than all of the rest.

Flashy Vic said...

Is it true that they turned the Terminator into a draper?

J said...

Totally plausible... some geezing chick hunting terminators.

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

Maybe they just didn't have a bada$$ enough terminator, we did get Arnold and Robert Patrick as villains for the first two movies.

Todd said...

T1 was a horror movie in a sci-fi skin.
T2 was an action movie in a sci-fi skin.
All of the subsequent movies were essentially a retread of the first two. There was really nowhere else to go with the franchise without repeating YET AGAIN. The franchise has a very limited concept that really can't carry a movie series.

Brayson87 said...

Well since we're tossing logs on the fire I thought Avatar sucked too.

longtimereader said...

I loved the movie.

Simon Jenkin said...

i like how people think it did badly because of any political elements in the movie as if the first two movies aren't also overtly political. it did badly because no one gives a fuck about terminator movies after the last few completely sucked the goodwill anyone had for the franchise

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gauloise said...

I really hope we have reached peak wokeness

bean àlainn rua said...

How about an intentional flop to launder money starring 2 aging A-listers whose careers could weather the bad reviews & yet still get paid.

Wash,wash,wash that dirty cash.

mooshki said...

My prediction is that the new Avatar movies are going to break all the records for losing money.

All X's said...

Both look like they've had their souls sucked out by 'deatheaters'...

OKay said...

First of all, NOBODY was asking for another Terminator movie. But I've read that LH and AS were little more than glorified extras in this particular movie, and apparently *that* is why it failed. I haven't seen it myself and don't know of anyone who has, so I have no idea how true that is.

GentleBreeze said...

Sorry J, wrong use of the verb. "Arnie and Linda, geezing out while trying to kick ass." or ..."trying to kick ass, but geezing out."

Count Jerkula said...

I think T3 was the last one i saw.

Arnold could still carry a movie, just not an action one. Dude should take another stab at comedy. Twins was great.

Unknown said...

Just saying go woke go broke is pretty lame and clickbaiting because there are like dozens of anti-woke movies going broke too.

Unknown said...

@OKay LH and AS played quite a big part in the movie..... Especially LH in the beginning and AS at the end. So it's all BS.

Dreaming said...

The studio is not going to lose any money on this film. I just read an article that they make these big blockbuster movies with the purpose to appeal to the film markets in Asia where they still like these big action adventure films.

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