Damn. Guess no one listened to my advice yesterday. Ah well. This summer desperately needs at least one movie to make over 300 Mil. Maybe this one will do it.
Box Office: Shia LeBeouf Running From Robots 2 Made 16 Mil at Midnight Premieres Alone June 24, 2009
Stay Home: Transformers 2 June 23, 2009
As much as everyone wants to see ultimately the same mediocre movie from 2007 but with worse music, honestly just see Up or The Hangover or The Proposal again. And if you really need to grovel over Megan Fox’s hotness, God invented the internet.
Don’t Believe the Hype: Michael Bay Cries About Lack of Marketing for Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox: The Movie Part 2 June 22, 2009
Michael Bay wrote a whiny memo to Paramount about how there’s no marketing for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Hollywood Reporter states:
“Right now we are not an event. We are just a sequel, which is very different. There is no anticipation. Remember back to ‘Spider-Man 2’ — it was everywhere,” he wrote.
Bay added that advance word on the $200 million robot extravaganza in publications like Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times had been an “abject failure,” and he described as “lame” a plan for him to preview a small clip at the MTV Movie Awards this month.
“I cannot figure if this is a cash issue with your company? Is there some clever idea why we are not spending? I’m not sure,” he said. “I’m sure though the movie will do fine, but not to your internal expectations because right now we are fooling ourselves by being cocky.”
Bay, the trailer for this movie has been screened before every film since Xmen Origins: Wolverine. And maybe Paramount knows the movie will cause plenty of word of mouth based around the fact that it is a sequel to a really popular blockbuster. Or maybe Paramount was too busy marketing a good movie like Star Trek and didn’t feel like endorsing the train-wreck this movie is going to be.
Shia LeBeouf Running Away from Giant Evil Robots to the Music of Linkin Park… Again will be in theaters this Wednesday.