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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:04 am Reply with quote
I finally got around to Kung Fu Panda, and if it ends up being one of the nominees, I'd be happier if it won than Wall-E. It's more whimsical and focused than the Pixar flick, and it actually has something to do with its genre. Bashir might make a nomination, but won't win, due to it being about a specific war which may be over, but not the lingering tensions from that war.
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yojimboray



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:24 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
I finally got around to Kung Fu Panda, and if it ends up being one of the nominees, I'd be happier if it won than Wall-E. It's more whimsical and focused than the Pixar flick, and it actually has something to do with its genre. Bashir might make a nomination, but won't win, due to it being about a specific war which may be over, but not the lingering tensions from that war.


I agree with you about Wall-E. It was good... but not great. Kung Fu Panda got stellar reviews all around but the trailers and commercials really didn't compel me to go see it.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:48 am Reply with quote
On this note, #1 in Japan baby! Laughing

1 N Wall-E Disney $4,850,736
2 N 252: Seizonsha ari (252: Signal of Life ) WB $2,177,810
3 1 Chi bi (Red Cliff: Part I) Toho-Towa $1,658,385
4 2 Watashi wa kani ni naritai (I Want to Be a Shellfish) Toho $1,487,807
5 N Tokumei kakarichô Tadano Hitoshi: Saigo no gekijôban (Mr. Tadano's Secret Mission: From Japan with Love) Shochiku $907,717
6 3 Happî furaito (Happy Fight) Toho $711,869
7 6 Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday (2008) Toei $390,925
8 - Maboroshi no Yamataikoku (Where the Legend Lives) Toei $356,841
9 5 Saw V Asmik Ace $351,620
10 7 Yôgisha X no kenshin (Suspect X) Toho $345,768



enurtsol wrote:

kazenoyume wrote:
GATSU wrote:

No, it isn't this year's biggest hit. Also, Ratatouille still couldn't beat Shrek or do well domestically.


I was referring to the USA box office, because WALL-E still hasn't opened in some very major international markets yet. It won't open in Japan until December, for example.


Kung Fu Panda was also helped by China and its 1.3 billion soul-searching people.

But here's my list of why WALL-E should be a hit in Japan: Laughing

1. It's about robots.

2. It's about robots in love.

3. WALL-E is a weak nothing-going-for-him sweet romantic packrat geek;
EVE is a dominant goddess-powered never-propositioned kinda-tsundere.

4. There's hardly any dialogue to lose in translation
particularly in the first act, ~1/3rd of the movie.

5. WALL-E already mispronounces EVE's name as EV-uh.

6. The two protagonists just keep saying their names.
(Have you noticed that Japanese charas say names way too often?)

7. A future environmental moral message that'd make Hayao Miyazaki blush.

8. A social criticism about the hazards of over-reliance in technology.

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StudioToledo



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:46 pm Reply with quote
Chicken008 wrote:
What, no Girl that leapt through time? fail! First Paprika, now this..Sad

We all wanted that film to win.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:11 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol: It's a Pixsney movie. Those always open well in Japan by default, since they appeal to the same general audiences as they do over here. How it does the second weekend's what matters.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:15 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
enurtsol: It's a Pixsney movie. Those always open well in Japan by default, since they appeal to the same general audiences as they do over here. How it does the second weekend's what matters.


Fair enough. Very Happy

BTW, I watched Kung Fu Panda on IMAX. Cool
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