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And they wonder why film piracy is a problem........

Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:32 pm

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:

And that doesn't include the rip-off food and drink prices :evil:
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Postby nelz » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:38 pm

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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Postby Ram » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Orange Wednesday is all I can say, 2 for 1....

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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:07 pm

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! :lol:
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:42 pm

Good thing you remembered to dial 141 first. :D
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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 pm

If that's aimed at me, I didn't get any. I found out after the fact unfortunately. :(
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:58 pm

Aw shucks! Better luck next time.
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:17 am

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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Postby nelz » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:17 pm

It was quite enjoyable, although not fifty quid's worth.
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:24 pm

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" :shock:
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Postby heiowge » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:42 pm

Yes, those bits did have me rolling. :lol:
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Postby M-Saunders » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:57 pm

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


A female Bender, you say?

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:14 pm

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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Postby heiowge » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:46 pm

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.) :roll:, 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? :roll:
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:09 am

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.) :roll:, 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? :roll:


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. :roll:
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