View Poll Results: Did the Preview/Displays convince you to watch Frankenweenie

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    I saw Frankenweenie last night and it was fantastic! The fact people won't see it because it's in black and white is pretty ignorant in my opinion. The film is a throw-back to the classic monsters and science-fiction B movies. It works very well in black and white and fits the film's look. This will probably be another cult-classic like Nightmare Before Christmas. That film didn't do so well in the box office and look at the following it's getting now.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    This is a great movie. My family loved it; black and white, old fashioned, cat poop and all. We'll buy it when it gets released to Blu-Ray.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail


    The Metacritic score, along with my love for monster movies, stop-animation, and Tim Burton would all have inspired me to see this. But the DCA preview that my daughter and I loved made it a bigger priority. I love many film genres and will see the best reviewed films of almost any genre. As a parent I'm busy, but I can make time to see the best kids movies with my daughter.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaloCS View Post
    This is a great movie. My family loved it; black and white, old fashioned, cat poop and all. We'll buy it when it gets released to Blu-Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamsofColor View Post
    I saw Frankenweenie last night and it was fantastic! . . . The film is a throw-back to the classic monsters and science-fiction B movies. It works very well in black and white . . .
    My daughter, 7, & I saw it yesterday. We also liked it, & I wouldn't mind seeing again.
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    BTW (off track), we saw it at Universal City Walk's AMC multi-plex after a nice meal. Seeing a movie is an excellent break from a theme park day if you have an AP, and we'll be doing that more often.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    I'd like to see the full length movie. The short showed you he animated the dog, but didn't you already know that? Didn't give anything away.

    Black and white definitely gives it the feel of a classic horror movie, and I *love* that.
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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyLand View Post
    The DCA preview must have discouraged people to watch this movie.
    Isn't the whole point of the preview center and display to make people want to watch the movie?
    I had to go with YES given the two choices.
    I don't think the preview truely "convinced" me, by it did help persuade me. I'm not sure I'll see the movie, I'm not into the subject matter. Eventually I'll see it, just not likely in 3D.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    The movie's opening weekend is a NATIONAL statistic and the OP thinks somehow the preview/displays in DCA had anything at all to do with its low opening numbers? That's about as jaw droppingly amazing as missing out on a movie based only on if it is in Color or B&W.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    I would suggest not seeing it in 3D for any who haven't and still might. I saw the 4D preview at DCA but decided to go 2D at the movie theater. I enjoyed it a lot more than the 4D preview. Easier on the eyes.
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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    I had no intention of seeing it (in theaters) until I saw the DCA preview and display. So the promotion worked on me. It was wonderful.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyLand View Post
    Note: The reason I didn't want to watch this movie is cus it's in black and white. Plus I already seen the short original (the reason why he got fired) You would think Disney would learn the first time.
    We seen the preview and sets at DCA... after the preview, my 6 year old son said he wanted to see the movie... but he said he didn't like that there "was no color".

    We saw the movie this past weekend. It was not good. I've never been a Tim Burton fan... but I thought I'd give this movie a chance... a waste of time and money.

    His movies are cold. Theres no connection between the audience and the characters... I understand he has a cult following... but is it that big that Disney would want to back a project like this?

    Thank God Disney didn't tap Burton for "OZ"... That'd be really upsetting...

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    I will say, however, that the quality of Frankenweenie was great! Best stop-motion movie I've seen. I was amazed at some of the filming angles achieved at the attention to detail...

    But all that to me is moot if I can't get "sucked in" to the story...

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    I will probably see the 2D version as opposed to 3D. I'm not really into the gimmick of 3D and most of the time it's just a gimmick. It should serve the story, or be background, something that makes the world look more real. It shouldn't scream at me that "This is 3D!!!11!!"

    Yeah, I know it's 3D. Can we get on with the story?
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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy Daddy View Post
    The movie's opening weekend is a NATIONAL statistic and the OP thinks somehow the preview/displays in DCA had anything at all to do with its low opening numbers? That's about as jaw droppingly amazing as missing out on a movie based only on if it is in Color or B&W.
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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Wow ok well this was just my personal thought. I was expecting it to go big since all the
    Hype surrounded by it. And I'm sure Disney expected it to be a hit. I was just very surprised. It's not like ANYONE expected it to be this bad at the box office. If they knew it was goin to be this bad, it wouldn't have gotten approved. The studio must be angry Cus they spent 5hrs filming 20 seconds of the movie

    pretty sure if the movie was in color the box office would have done better. Idk maybe it's Cus black/white tv was before my time? It just has no appeal to me. Kinda like would world of color be good without the color (think bellagio) Cus led lighting wasn't used when dca first opened. If woc opened in 2001 there would be no colors (led)


    and I thought the display center was a global thing. I thought it traveled through the us, not just dca. Ok there has to to be some reason. Since when did a Disney movie come out to #5 on the box office? Plus 3d makes lots more $ and it's in IMAX. And they did lots of advertisements so this isn't adding up.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyLand View Post
    Frankenweenie had the #5 spot Box office for last weeks opening weekend. Wow. The DCA preview must have discouraged people to watch this movie.
    Isn't the whole point of the preview center and display to make people want to watch the movie? well, it did the complete opposite. Same with the Tron preview.

    Note: The reason I didn't want to watch this movie is cus it's in black and white. Plus I already seen the short original (the reason why he got fired) You would think Disney would learn the first time.
    A few weeks or running previews to a few hundred-thousand people won't have a hugely noticeable effect on ticket sales... plus, what's the baseline here? We have no way of knowing how much the film would have made without the preview, so your determination of "no success" is blatantly unfair.

    And serious... you wont see it because it's black and white?
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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by BradleyC View Post
    The California Adventure preview would not be scene by many people.
    Haha! "Scene." I love it. Very clever.

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    Re: DCA Frankenweenie Preview Fail

    What clip from the film did they show
    (I've all ready seen the movie)

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