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After three years and spending one hundred and thirty million dollars, someone must be embarassed to show this trailer for Empires of the Deep with Olga Kurylenko

Oct. 23, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Before Paul left his shift, he handed this article over to me and said, "Should be a good start."

Paul has a magnificent sense of humor.

Not sure if any of you have heard of a little movie called EMPIRES OF THE DEEP, but I can tell you after checking out this trailer you will never forget. Why would Olga Kurylenko sign on for this? I've seen video games with better graphics. How did something like this even get made? Well, Chinese real estate tycoon Jon Jiang wrote a script and co-financed the project, which was much talked about in 2009. Monica Bellucci was going to star with CATWOMAN's Pitof helming, even Irvin Kershner (EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) was on board to produce. Two out of three ain't bad, right?

Then as soon as all three were on, they immediately got off. Michael French replaced Pitof and Kurylenko replaced Bellucci. Harrison Liang and Kevin Jiang from E-Imagine Studio came on as producers; they are also responsible for the effects you will be seeing. Apparently one hundred and thirty million dollars was spent on the graphics. Oh, okay...

Maybe you like shit like this. Maybe I'm just being mean spirited. Or perhaps I didn't get the mandatory dose of LSD that accompanies a screening. Did I mention it's in 3D? Brace yourselves.

Source: Twitch

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11:49AM on 10/27/2012

I'm Sorry

But this must honestly break the heart of the people involved. 130million! It looks worse than a SYFY Channel movie.
But this must honestly break the heart of the people involved. 130million! It looks worse than a SYFY Channel movie.
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8:22PM on 10/25/2012

HAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHA

That looks worse than a Scorpion King sequel!

Holy shit. Chinese real estate tycoon should have saved his pennies for when that whole country's double bubble phantom equity economy makes the US real estate crash look like a fart in the wind.
That looks worse than a Scorpion King sequel!

Holy shit. Chinese real estate tycoon should have saved his pennies for when that whole country's double bubble phantom equity economy makes the US real estate crash look like a fart in the wind.
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1:51PM on 10/25/2012

I'm a lazy person and...

I've always wanted a video game that I don't have to waste energy playing. I have found that in this, happy days.
I've always wanted a video game that I don't have to waste energy playing. I have found that in this, happy days.
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4:30PM on 10/24/2012

Holy. Shit.

That 130 million would have been better spent being set on fire.
That 130 million would have been better spent being set on fire.
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11:56AM on 10/24/2012

This is Avatar with a hint of...

Little Mermaid and The Snorks!!!
Little Mermaid and The Snorks!!!
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11:07AM on 10/24/2012
Looks like your typical cgi heavy asian movie. You'd think for that kind of money they could have done much better cgi and made the merman/mermaid costumes more realistic.
Looks like your typical cgi heavy asian movie. You'd think for that kind of money they could have done much better cgi and made the merman/mermaid costumes more realistic.
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8:01AM on 10/24/2012

...........

*sigh*......
*sigh*......
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6:18AM on 10/24/2012

Can't wait!!!

CErtainly looks to be a classic........in the vein of D-War:Dragon Wars
CErtainly looks to be a classic........in the vein of D-War:Dragon Wars
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11:26AM on 10/24/2012
Yeah, that movie came to mind for me too...good comparison!
Yeah, that movie came to mind for me too...good comparison!
5:16AM on 10/24/2012
I see it now...this reminds me of the movie Georges Melies was making in "Hugo", with the lobster people and everything. Except the effects may have been better there.
I see it now...this reminds me of the movie Georges Melies was making in "Hugo", with the lobster people and everything. Except the effects may have been better there.
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4:46AM on 10/24/2012
HA! This is kind of what I always wanted/imagined a Namor movie should be, except with better effects and better actors.
HA! This is kind of what I always wanted/imagined a Namor movie should be, except with better effects and better actors.
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3:50AM on 10/24/2012

hahaha

This looks like a hilarious failure. The fact that it cost 150 million dollars is the icing on the cake. Ohh man
This looks like a hilarious failure. The fact that it cost 150 million dollars is the icing on the cake. Ohh man
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3:27AM on 10/24/2012
Are you sure that this is a movie trailer? Not some kind of movie cutscenes from any video game?
Are you sure that this is a movie trailer? Not some kind of movie cutscenes from any video game?
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3:02AM on 10/24/2012
Has a "Barbarella" vibe to it. Except it was not made in the 60's. What a shame. I would love to see some kind of epic underwater action...
Has a "Barbarella" vibe to it. Except it was not made in the 60's. What a shame. I would love to see some kind of epic underwater action...
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2:12AM on 10/24/2012

Carb people?

Wait a minute, did I just see crab people! This is super seriously, you guys!
Wait a minute, did I just see crab people! This is super seriously, you guys!
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1:17AM on 10/24/2012
This kind of looks like the lobster tank at my local seafood restaurant
This kind of looks like the lobster tank at my local seafood restaurant
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12:45AM on 10/24/2012
wow to bad it got some crappy people to work on it, this movie would be kinda cool if it had some talent behind it, plus why the F would some giant fish running into each other sound like glass breaking??
wow to bad it got some crappy people to work on it, this movie would be kinda cool if it had some talent behind it, plus why the F would some giant fish running into each other sound like glass breaking??
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12:37AM on 10/24/2012
Well, this ainīt Avatar for sure but for a little B-movie fix that looked ok. Loved those stuttering , "oh no, my PCīs gonna crash" CGI FX. :-)
Well, this ainīt Avatar for sure but for a little B-movie fix that looked ok. Loved those stuttering , "oh no, my PCīs gonna crash" CGI FX. :-)
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11:57PM on 10/23/2012
They should demand a Fing refund.
They should demand a Fing refund.
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11:44PM on 10/23/2012

never claimed to be anything beyond an idiot......but.......

it looks okay enuff for a redbox rental.
it looks okay enuff for a redbox rental.
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11:01PM on 10/23/2012
While it probably will get as much scorn (and be a similar source of so-bad-it's-amazing pleasure) as Battlefield Earth, at least this isn't based on an L. Ron Hubbard book. Some of the images and ideas look kinda cool, and I think it wasn't so much the visual effects that killed it as the tone and the hilarious interstitial fonts they used. This might have been so much better - and cheaper - as a cool CGI-animated movie.
While it probably will get as much scorn (and be a similar source of so-bad-it's-amazing pleasure) as Battlefield Earth, at least this isn't based on an L. Ron Hubbard book. Some of the images and ideas look kinda cool, and I think it wasn't so much the visual effects that killed it as the tone and the hilarious interstitial fonts they used. This might have been so much better - and cheaper - as a cool CGI-animated movie.
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10:34PM on 10/23/2012
Hahahaha.... Freddie Wong could make a better movie with a potato and one cent!
Hahahaha.... Freddie Wong could make a better movie with a potato and one cent!
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10:11PM on 10/23/2012

"I'm a mer-man pa! A mer-man!"

I'm sure I just witnessed a re-hashed model of the old Scorpion King from Mummy Returns somewhere in there. :L
I'm sure I just witnessed a re-hashed model of the old Scorpion King from Mummy Returns somewhere in there. :L
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8:27PM on 10/23/2012

Wow...

Uh-oh. Watch out Birdemic, we've got a new cult classic on the way.
Uh-oh. Watch out Birdemic, we've got a new cult classic on the way.
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8:24PM on 10/23/2012

Very Sad

Two things here
1. I'm sure this would make one hell of a drinking game
2. I wish I had that much cash to blow
Two things here
1. I'm sure this would make one hell of a drinking game
2. I wish I had that much cash to blow
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8:04PM on 10/23/2012
It's got that "made in china" kinda quality. On the bright side it probably isn't full of lead and cancerous...probably
It's got that "made in china" kinda quality. On the bright side it probably isn't full of lead and cancerous...probably
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8:00PM on 10/23/2012
Avatar 2 looks worse than Avatar 1.
Avatar 2 looks worse than Avatar 1.
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7:41PM on 10/23/2012
That looks bitchin' Ha ha
That looks bitchin' Ha ha
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7:37PM on 10/23/2012

Was that an up and coming video game ???

Can somebody please say yes that was a video game trailer and not a movie please. Because that was like avatar meets john carter with natalie portman's character from star wars, that was natalie portman right ? LOLLL. That didn't cost no fuckin 130 mill to make fuckin give me the money I could use it for better good.
Can somebody please say yes that was a video game trailer and not a movie please. Because that was like avatar meets john carter with natalie portman's character from star wars, that was natalie portman right ? LOLLL. That didn't cost no fuckin 130 mill to make fuckin give me the money I could use it for better good.
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6:39PM on 10/23/2012
1 million to do the movie, 129 millions in cocaine.
1 million to do the movie, 129 millions in cocaine.
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5:54PM on 10/23/2012
How did this not get sent straight to Syfy?
How did this not get sent straight to Syfy?
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5:48PM on 10/23/2012

I'll see it...

I dunno, get a group of friends together and sit down to this one would probably be a "So Good it's Bad" blast type of movie...it has a Megashark vs Giant Octopus feel, just with a tad bigger budget (Right?!)
I dunno, get a group of friends together and sit down to this one would probably be a "So Good it's Bad" blast type of movie...it has a Megashark vs Giant Octopus feel, just with a tad bigger budget (Right?!)
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5:30PM on 10/23/2012
I'm gonna need some mushrooms for this one.
I'm gonna need some mushrooms for this one.
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5:28PM on 10/23/2012
Horrible CG aside, this looks every bit as vapid as Thor, Captain America, Tron Legacy, GI Joe Rise of Cobra, Prince of Persia, Transformers 2 and 3, and the LotR trilogy.
Horrible CG aside, this looks every bit as vapid as Thor, Captain America, Tron Legacy, GI Joe Rise of Cobra, Prince of Persia, Transformers 2 and 3, and the LotR trilogy.
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5:36PM on 10/23/2012
What an idiot.
What an idiot.
12:42AM on 10/24/2012
So Transformers 1 gets your high mark for outstanding cinema?
So Transformers 1 gets your high mark for outstanding cinema?
5:14PM on 10/23/2012
So what's the plot of this movie?
So what's the plot of this movie?
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5:13PM on 10/23/2012

Jeez.

Wow. When it started, I was like, "This doesn't look horrible" -- but then they showed all the CG fish. And then I became wise.
Wow. When it started, I was like, "This doesn't look horrible" -- but then they showed all the CG fish. And then I became wise.
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5:04PM on 10/23/2012

I'm sold

Looks like the most awesome, biggest film ever made....from 1992. Which means I might actually try to sit through it at some point in my life, because I'm a nostalgic bastard, even if I've got to stretch reason and logic to achieve that nostalgia.
Looks like the most awesome, biggest film ever made....from 1992. Which means I might actually try to sit through it at some point in my life, because I'm a nostalgic bastard, even if I've got to stretch reason and logic to achieve that nostalgia.
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4:58PM on 10/23/2012
Where did all the money go!
Where did all the money go!
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4:44PM on 10/23/2012
Some of the practical effects looked decent (makeup, etc). But that's where the line is drawn. Jesus... I mean you can tell it's bad when you can't even animate a font for Christ sake. I'm not claiming to have talent, but give me even one million dollars & Olga Kurylenko and I could make SOMETHING better than this. But 130 million!? They should've checked themselves before they wrecked themselves.
Some of the practical effects looked decent (makeup, etc). But that's where the line is drawn. Jesus... I mean you can tell it's bad when you can't even animate a font for Christ sake. I'm not claiming to have talent, but give me even one million dollars & Olga Kurylenko and I could make SOMETHING better than this. But 130 million!? They should've checked themselves before they wrecked themselves.
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4:36PM on 10/23/2012
Hmm, maybe it isn't fully rendered yet? You know, kind of like the leaked copy of Wolverine where you could still see the pencil working in frames...
Hmm, maybe it isn't fully rendered yet? You know, kind of like the leaked copy of Wolverine where you could still see the pencil working in frames...
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4:30PM on 10/23/2012
If someone had made it at home for $20,000 you'd think it was pretty accomplished, but for $130m that's pretty embarrassing stuff.
If someone had made it at home for $20,000 you'd think it was pretty accomplished, but for $130m that's pretty embarrassing stuff.
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4:26PM on 10/23/2012
Wooow. Went in thinking, 'there's no way its THAT bad . . . '
Just . . . wow . . .
Wooow. Went in thinking, 'there's no way its THAT bad . . . '
Just . . . wow . . .
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4:21PM on 10/23/2012
Were all those 130 million dollars went? Coke?
Were all those 130 million dollars went? Coke?
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4:17PM on 10/23/2012
Poor font and music choice, poor effects, poor acting, poor editing. Man, rich people are really something aren't they?
Poor font and music choice, poor effects, poor acting, poor editing. Man, rich people are really something aren't they?
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4:02PM on 10/23/2012

WOW!

A war between Good and Evil about time somebody did a movie about that
A war between Good and Evil about time somebody did a movie about that
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3:56PM on 10/23/2012

My Eyes!

Looks like the intro for a 3DO video game.
Looks like the intro for a 3DO video game.
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3:53PM on 10/23/2012
On the plus side, at least they're, uh, trying something different? Sorta kinda?

But whatever, still looks like crap.
On the plus side, at least they're, uh, trying something different? Sorta kinda?

But whatever, still looks like crap.
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3:53PM on 10/23/2012

I'm gonna be that guy

I've actually always wanted to see a flick like this. The CGI didn't look that bad until the action started happening...then it got all D:Wars on my ass.
But I'm not gonna lie, I'll end up watching this simply because I'm a sucker for this kind of story.
I've actually always wanted to see a flick like this. The CGI didn't look that bad until the action started happening...then it got all D:Wars on my ass.
But I'm not gonna lie, I'll end up watching this simply because I'm a sucker for this kind of story.
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3:51PM on 10/23/2012
Looks like a videogame trailer...from 2003.
Looks like a videogame trailer...from 2003.
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3:49PM on 10/23/2012

Makes me think of...

Reboot. That is all.
Reboot. That is all.
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3:47PM on 10/23/2012
Okay, I give up. What the hell did I just watch?
Okay, I give up. What the hell did I just watch?
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3:43PM on 10/23/2012
Maybe the story will be... Ooh sorry I almost got through that sentence with a straight face. If I was going to say anything positive about this I guess some of the set pieces looked decent enough. Maybe if we get a live action Little Mermaid they can sell some of them off and try and recoup a couple bucks.
Maybe the story will be... Ooh sorry I almost got through that sentence with a straight face. If I was going to say anything positive about this I guess some of the set pieces looked decent enough. Maybe if we get a live action Little Mermaid they can sell some of them off and try and recoup a couple bucks.
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3:39PM on 10/23/2012
Even the music sucked.
Even the music sucked.
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3:34PM on 10/23/2012
This looks awful and that amount of money spent on this is disgusting. I like the idea, but this looks awful. It's like the cheap looking version of James Cameron's idea for the Avatar sequel.
This looks awful and that amount of money spent on this is disgusting. I like the idea, but this looks awful. It's like the cheap looking version of James Cameron's idea for the Avatar sequel.
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3:25PM on 10/23/2012
Speechless.
Speechless.
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