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How To Make A Great Jem Movie

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Here’s a few suggestions for the producers, since they’re actually taking fan feedback. Because yes, I’m a Jem fan.

  1. Don’t make it all modern. People like the kitsch aspect of the cartoon. Keep it 80’s-ish. Embrace the pastel palette. In fact, think of it as the opposite of Sin City. Everything that movie did, you do the opposite. So don’t hire Bruce Willis this time.
  2. Jem doesn’t make sense. That’s why people like the show. The first episode I ever saw had a Vietnamese girl throwing herself voluntarily in a cage with tigers.
  3. Don’t focus too much on the origins. It’s Jem.
  4. Keep the musician lookalikes like Lena Lerner. In fact, you should even hire real lookalikes just for the fun of it.
  5. Dare! Be bold, crazy and cheesy. Make it feel like a big budget (and family friendly) version of a Tim & Eric episode or like Xanadu.

If you do all these things, you will make a true cult classic.

THE MYSTERY BEHIND ALIEN 3’S MISLEADING TEASER TRAILER


Alien 3 was originally supposed to take place on Earth, but after the box office failure of Predator 2, the studio decided to fire screenwriter David Twohy (creator of Riddick) and replace him by Vincent Ward (What Dreams May Come). Originally, Ripley wasn’t supposed to be in the sequel, due to a creative disagreement with the studio.

Some say the original storyline became the Aliens: Outbreak comics.

Great Hollywood Tragedies: John Gilbert (1897-1936)

Gilbert was once considered to be one of the greatest leading man in romantic pictures, a true rival to Rudolph Valentino. His romance with Greta Garbo was also heavily publicized at the time, since they were two of the biggest star of MGM.

However, when the talkies came, Gilbert’s voice didn’t suited the audience’s expectations. There are also rumors of strong disagreements with Mayer (head of MGM) over salary and politics.

Gilbert got fired, became alcoholic and died of a heart attack at 38 years old.

BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #15 Battlefield Earth (2000)

The Damage: Battlefield Earth’s budget isn’t exactly clear, but some people claim that they lost over 61 million. Of course, Travolta’s career also took a serious beating.
The Reason: Have you seen it? It’s probably one of the worst films of the last 20 years! It’s also considered as propaganda for the Church of Scientology.

BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #15 Battlefield Earth (2000)

The Damage: Battlefield Earth’s budget isn’t exactly clear, but some people claim that they lost over 61 million. Of course, Travolta’s career also took a serious beating.

The Reason: Have you seen it? It’s probably one of the worst films of the last 20 years! It’s also considered as propaganda for the Church of Scientology.


BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #17 Treasure Planet (2002)
The Damage: For Disney’s movie analysts, it confirmed that movie audiences were no longer interested in 2d animation. It only grossed 38 million in North America, but it had way better results overseas.
The Reason: The movie opened against Harry Potter 2. It was doomed. It had good reviews though…

BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #17 Treasure Planet (2002)

The Damage: For Disney’s movie analysts, it confirmed that movie audiences were no longer interested in 2d animation. It only grossed 38 million in North America, but it had way better results overseas.

The Reason: The movie opened against Harry Potter 2. It was doomed. It had good reviews though…

BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #18 Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (2002)
The Damage: A loss of 51 million and A LOT of bad reviews. Wych Kaosayananda never directed an american movie after that…
The Reason: Why would you give 70 million to the son of a Thai diplomat, who only directed one movie prior to this one, and expect a good turnout?

BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #18 Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (2002)

The Damage: A loss of 51 million and A LOT of bad reviews. Wych Kaosayananda never directed an american movie after that…

The Reason: Why would you give 70 million to the son of a Thai diplomat, who only directed one movie prior to this one, and expect a good turnout?