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Shaye's " The last Mimzy "


Apr 7 2007, 4:33pm

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Shaye's " The last Mimzy " Can't Post

Although Robert Shaye's "the last Mimzy" is getting many great reviews, it's not doing that great at the boxoffice.
After a couple of weeks in the theaters it's only made about 16 million. For a big budget movie (which this supposedly is) this would be considered a major flop at the boxoffice, and the last thing that New Line needs right now.

My question to you guys is; Do you think that the public fued between Robert Shaye and Peter Jackson, and the threat of thousands of boycotts against New Line produced movies because of the dismissal of Jackson, has effected the lack of the success of this movie at the box office?
Please comment. Thanks in advance.


Apr 7 2007, 9:28pm

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I didn't know whom directed this.. [In reply to] Can't Post

but I think its to do with appeal to the 'market', with press and possibly the feud over Robert Shaye.

Obviously this sort of 'bad' press isnt going to bode well for sales and profits.


Elven by name, Hobbit by nature

'Road lead ever on and on
down from the door where it began
now far ahead the road has gone
down from where all began' -FOTR-

and through all the world has changed
the ages come and go with time
and yet those remain unchanged
unto they journey westward
over the sea...


Apr 7 2007, 10:33pm

Post #3 of 4 (390 views)
I doubt that the feud and bad press have anything to do with ...(movie comment-mild spoiler) [In reply to] Can't Post

the mediocre box office. Surprising enough, most folks don't know about it. We zero in on it here, because it effects us deeply, but the average person (movie goer) doesn't know and wouldn't care. Ringers were never Mimzy's target audience, although I suspect King Kong was helped by PJ fans due to LotR. Mimzy is a "rotten" on rottentomatoes.com--at 54%, so I'd say the reviews aren't really that good.

*****Not really a spoiler, but a comment about something in the movie*****

I saw Mimzy last week, and was very inconvenienced by the scene where the little girl's brother comments on the hamburger she is eating. My visiting grandPatty is just being really hit with the realization of what her food is about, and the timing was bad, cause I had spent hard earned money buying groceries for the little girl who came to visit me, not the little girl she became when she saw that movie. She could only eat so many grilled cheese sandwiches. I wish I had been warned. I know that kids go through this (heck, I struggle with it myself!) but I really didn't have the spare funds to markedly increase the number of parishable vegetables I already had.

At home, amongst the Mallorn trees.

(This post was edited by Patty on Apr 7 2007, 10:36pm)


Apr 9 2007, 4:10pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

...the main problem is the movie isn't very good. The direction stinks. And I'm not saying that just because it's Bob Shaye. The actors are good, but don't seem to have a clue how to put it together, and the scenes are shot very amateurishly. Sometimes it's like they left the camera on a bit too long. Ironically Shaye probably would have done good (er, that is, bad) with a feature segment in Grindhouse.

I met a Balrog on the stair
He had some wings that weren't there.
They weren't there again today.
I wish he would just fly away.


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