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And they wonder why film piracy is a problem........
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AndyBaxman
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: And they wonder why film piracy is a problem........ Reply with quote

Take the family to Cineworld. 2 adults, 2 kids.

Adult 6.60 x2 = 13.20
Child 5.50 x2 = 11.00

3D surcharge Adult 2.10 x2 = 4.20
3D surcharge Child 1.50 x2 = 3.00

4x 3D glasses @ 0.80 = 3.20

Online booking charge 4x 0.70 = 2.80

TOTAL: 37.40 For a measly two hours entertainment Evil or Very Mad

And that doesn't include the rip-off food and drink prices Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bargain! We took two kids to see Yogi Bear at the weekend, almost 43 for 81 minutes, plus over a tenner for two popcorns and two drinks. That didn't include the 3D glasses, which we had already bought.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orange Wednesday is all I can say, 2 for 1....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vue Ellesmere Port. Tickets for free after cinema evacuation due to fire. Many people get tickets who hadn't paid for them in the first place! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing you remembered to dial 141 first. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's aimed at me, I didn't get any. I found out after the fact unfortunately. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw shucks! Better luck next time.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Bargain! We took two kids to see Yogi Bear at the weekend, almost 43 for 81 minutes, plus over a tenner for two popcorns and two drinks. That didn't include the 3D glasses, which we had already bought.


Is is as bad as the 14% at Rotten Tomatoes suggests?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was quite enjoyable, although not fifty quid's worth.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
It was quite enjoyable, although not fifty quid's worth.


I'm only glad the kids didn't persuade me to take them to see The Last Airbender. Must be the worst film I have seen in the last 10 years (or more). I would have bitterly resented spending almost 40 on that. Thankfully only rented the DVD.

It almost came into the "so bad its good" class when one of the protagonists exclaimed "Watch out, she's a bender" Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, those bits did have me rolling. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyBaxman wrote:
"Watch out, she's a bender"


A female Bender, you say?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyBaxman wrote:

I'm only glad the kids didn't persuade me to take them to see The Last Airbender. Must be the worst film I have seen in the last 10 years (or more).


Someone told me that the best bits are all in the trailer (yes all of them), so I watched that, quite enjoyable.

Reviews I have read subsequently have suggested that the film would only appeal to existing fans of the TV series, in theory, the theory being rather spoiled by the fact that the film is so crap that even die-hard fans would be disappointed.
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Rhakios wrote:
Reviews I have read subsequently have suggested that the film would only appeal to existing fans of the TV series...


They were wrong. I loved the series. The film is a pale imitation, with poor acting, incorrect racial casting (3 caucasian actors instead of 2 native americans and a chinese actor, and an asian, but from the wrong side of china.) Rolling Eyes, crappy dialogue and plotline so full of holes you could drive the QE2 through it. Sideways.

But that's what comes of cramming 7 hours of cartoon into 2 hours of film. Still the special effects were worth all of that, weren't they? Rolling Eyes
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heiowge wrote:
Rhakios wrote:
Reviews I have read subsequently have suggested that the film would only appeal to existing fans of the TV series...


They were wrong. I loved the series. The film is a pale imitation, with poor acting, incorrect racial casting (3 caucasian actors instead of 2 native americans and a chinese actor, and an asian, but from the wrong side of china.) Rolling Eyes, crappy dialogue and plotline so full of holes you could drive the QE2 through it. Sideways.

But that's what comes of cramming 7 hours of cartoon into 2 hours of film. Still the special effects were worth all of that, weren't they? Rolling Eyes


Why cut off my text to create a false dichotomy? They weren't wrong they were absolutely correct, the film is so crap, even die-hard fans can't enjoy it. Rolling Eyes
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