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  • Good thing HBO Max is getting cannibalized!
  • Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.
  • I'm pretty sure WBD can kneecap themselves without any help thank you very much.
  • And lost potentially $100-200 million or more since it's the best reviewed Predator movie since the first one.

    Way to go, dumbass.
  • Saw it last night. They literally threw away a f*ck ton of money giving it away like that. It was pretty good.

    Thanks?

    This is terrible business.
  • stoli n coke: And lost potentially $100-200 million or more since it's the best reviewed Predator movie since the first one.

    Way to go, dumbass.


    It's a weird, unknown-only-to-them, thing to know just how much benefit they'd get streaming it exclusively without a theatrical release as opposed to theatrical release and lose streaming rights. They must think this is best for business for whatever reason, because I doubt they did it just out of sheer spite
  • LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.


    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.
  • This explains why recent 20th Century releases like Free Guy, Nightmare Alley, West Side Story, and Death on the Nile have appeared on HBO Max instead of, or as well as, Hulu or Disney Plus.

    I was thinking Disney and WB were trying to put a sword in Netflix when I first noticed that. This still don't explain why Hulu run ads wanting you to bundle HBO Max and Hulu.
  • Also the person/people it really hurts to do the direct-to-streaming thing to are the actors/actresses who could have become (at least relatively) big stars if the movie made a lot of money. I know there are way more ways to become a big star these days, but being in a theatrical release that makes a lot of money is still a really good way to do it . And I haven't seen it, but I know Amber Midthunder from Legion and she's great and should be a star
  • LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.


    Dunno, I've seen all the comments about its "wokeness" because it has the audacity to have an all Native American cast.

    /it is added to my watchlist
  • OhioUGrad: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Dunno, I've seen all the comments about its "wokeness" because it has the audacity to have an all Native American cast.

    /it is added to my watchlist


    This might not be a popular opinion here on fark but there have been times where it seems like the studios are shoehorning in characters for the sake of demographics but in this case, I don't see how anyone could complain about that. It's literally about a native American tribe. It would have been weird if they didn't have an all native American cast
  • Why is Sandman being made by Netflix when HBO and DC Comics are owned by the same megacorp?

    \I've lost track of which one
  • LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.


    But do they get to the choppa?
  • TDWCom29: stoli n coke: And lost potentially $100-200 million or more since it's the best reviewed Predator movie since the first one.

    Way to go, dumbass.

    It's a weird, unknown-only-to-them, thing to know just how much benefit they'd get streaming it exclusively without a theatrical release as opposed to theatrical release and lose streaming rights. They must think this is best for business for whatever reason, because I doubt they did it just out of sheer spite


    Businesses are run by people. People do stupid things out of spite. Therefore, it's entirely possible this was done out of spite.
  • ModernPrimitive01: OhioUGrad: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Dunno, I've seen all the comments about its "wokeness" because it has the audacity to have an all Native American cast.

    /it is added to my watchlist

    This might not be a popular opinion here on fark but there have been times where it seems like the studios are shoehorning in characters for the sake of demographics but in this case, I don't see how anyone could complain about that. It's literally about a native American tribe. It would have been weird if they didn't have an all native American cast


    Like they've never done that before.
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  • LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.


    Is there a Comanche with an Austrian accent?
  • LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.


    I watched it last night, I agree.  There were some nice callbacks to the original.
  • From the wiki: In June 2022, Trachtenberg stated that there are discussions for additional installments being developed after the release of Prey, saying their intent was to "do things that have not been done before" in the franchise

    I take this to mean Prey 2 is a wacky sitcom, and Prey 3 is a magical realism film.
  • bthom37: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.


    Suuuuure. The big screen, with the shiatty audio, filthy floors and chairs, annoying stupid teenagers on their phones. People seriously need to just take a gun to theaters heads and put them out of their misery. The time has passed, the age is over. The theater is a dead relic that is not needed, and only exists to separate stupid people from their money
  • Concrete Donkey: bthom37: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.

    Suuuuure. The big screen, with the shiatty audio, filthy floors and chairs, annoying stupid teenagers on their phones. People seriously need to just take a gun to theaters heads and put them out of their misery. The time has passed, the age is over. The theater is a dead relic that is not needed, and only exists to separate stupid people from their money


    You've decided to project one experience or observation onto thousands of different theaters across all locales and levels of quality.

    Adding in a reference to guns and a dig on all theatergoers as "stupid people" just makes you a terribly hostile and sad person.
  • Concrete Donkey: bthom37: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.

    Suuuuure. The big screen, with the shiatty audio, filthy floors and chairs, annoying stupid teenagers on their phones. People seriously need to just take a gun to theaters heads and put them out of their misery. The time has passed, the age is over. The theater is a dead relic that is not needed, and only exists to separate stupid people from their money


    Sorry, some movies are just better on a big screen.  This is one of them.

    Also, maybe it's just because I choose to go to late in the run showings with small crowds, but I don't encounter those problems.
  • Eddie Hazel's E string: Concrete Donkey: bthom37: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.

    Suuuuure. The big screen, with the shiatty audio, filthy floors and chairs, annoying stupid teenagers on their phones. People seriously need to just take a gun to theaters heads and put them out of their misery. The time has passed, the age is over. The theater is a dead relic that is not needed, and only exists to separate stupid people from their money

    You've decided to project one experience or observation onto thousands of different theaters across all locales and levels of quality.

    Adding in a reference to guns and a dig on all theatergoers as "stupid people" just makes you a terribly hostile and sad person.


    Theatergoers everywhere were very happy when he stopped going.
  • Tyrone Slothrop: TDWCom29: stoli n coke: And lost potentially $100-200 million or more since it's the best reviewed Predator movie since the first one.

    Way to go, dumbass.

    It's a weird, unknown-only-to-them, thing to know just how much benefit they'd get streaming it exclusively without a theatrical release as opposed to theatrical release and lose streaming rights. They must think this is best for business for whatever reason, because I doubt they did it just out of sheer spite

    Businesses are run by people. People do stupid things out of spite. Therefore, it's entirely possible this was done out of spite.


    I mean, maybe? But these days it's more likely some focus groups, bean counters, or algorithm told them it was a good idea than Bob Cherpak said "I hate Warner Brothers so much I'm going to fark my company just to spite them"
  • TDWCom29: stoli n coke: And lost potentially $100-200 million or more since it's the best reviewed Predator movie since the first one.

    Way to go, dumbass.

    It's a weird, unknown-only-to-them, thing to know just how much benefit they'd get streaming it exclusively without a theatrical release as opposed to theatrical release and lose streaming rights. They must think this is best for business for whatever reason, because I doubt they did it just out of sheer spite


    Millions of people ain't gonna subscribe just for one movie.  It's absolutely stupid, monetarily, to release super expensive movies straight to filming.  Netflix does it a lot, for some reason, probably just to keep people subscribed by having a 'big back catalogue', but I still don't see it making much sense.

    Course, it makes even less sense to make 'direct to streaming' stuff that's low budget and almost all suck ass like Netflix does on a nearly daily basis.  It's just lighting money on fire.

    There's a reason Zaslav made it clear they're not going to do that for WBD.  Take all the money you were going to use to produce cheap mindless crap that sucks and put it towards bigger theatrical releases and make some money off it it.  Course, that has its own problem of having a lot of risk but when it works, it REALLY works (see: Top Gun Maverick for Paramount).  I do like having the occasional Indie-style film though... hopefully those don't disappear entirely.
  • bthom37: LimpDickRicky: Whatever. Just saw the flick, it's a must watch if you're a fan of the original.

    Watched it last night.  Good god it should have been in theaters.  Such a good flick and it really would have benefited from a big screen.



    Uh, this is fark. Everything is viewed just as equally on you $399  uncalibrated 60" insignia and 2.1 soundbar.  The "home theater" experts have decreed it so.  Because they can take a piss break.
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