Monday, February 19, 2007

Mamo #73: The Bullshit

Our reluctant Mamo-kateers are dragged off their couches to comment on the first momentous box office surprise of 2007... the overwhelming and counter-common-sense weekend take for Ghost Rider. Honestly: what in a thousand flaming skulls is going on here???


Anonymous troubleshooter said...

I'm ashamed that the atrocity that is Ghost Rider was filmed in my home town.

Most likely to be the worst movie of the year.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

I don't think you guys are totally wrong, as a previous podcast when talking about Iron Man, you guys were talking about whether Marvel should go with the cool strong story like Iron Man or what looks cool like Ghost Rider. So with that you guys were on the right track, as a movie like Ghost Rider, you don't have to sell the story or explain to people what it's about. Just throw a bunch of cool visuals together and the look sells the movie itself, at least for the openning weekend. Even with the bad reviews and bad word of mouth, I still know a number of people who still aren't discouraged and want to see it because of how cool it looks.

Speaking of selling a concept overriding anything else, Tim Minear thinks his new show Drive will succeed where his others have failed because the title and how easy it is to sell the concept. You can describe the show in one quick sentence "an illegal cross-country race" meanwhile his other shows Firefly, Wonderwalls and the Inisde all needed a lot of explaining.

By the way, the last mamo in the comments, I mentioned how horrible a Joel Shumacher Sandman movie would be and mentioned that I couldn't think of anything worst. Obviously I couldn't conceive of a a Michael Jackson Sandman movie! Thankfully, neither Joel Shumacher or Michael Jackson are close to making a Sandman movie. Also if Warner Brothers had any sense, they would hire Dave McKean to direct a Sandman movie. Especially with MirrorMask only costing $4 million while looking like a $40 million dollar movie, I imagine that McKean could make a $20 million Sandman movie that looked like it was a $100+ million dollar movie.

1:58 PM  
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4:35 AM  

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