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G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been postponed....to 2013?!

05.23.2012
UPDATE: Seth McFarlane's TED has now moved its release date from July 13th to June 29th, GI JOE: RETALIATION's original release date.

In what can only be considered the most bizarre marketing decision ever, Paramount has decided to delay the release of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION for nine months to add post-production 3D.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION was scheduled to open on June 29th but will now hit theaters on March 29, 2013.

According to a Paramount executive, “We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally. Jim Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post – and look how well that movie turned out.”

While the quality of 3D conversions has been poor at best (CLASH OF THE TITANS, the final HARRY POTTER movie), decisions like this may become more common for the studios.  Asia is the largest growing population in the world and they gobble up Hollywood blockbusters, especially those in 3D. Just look at the recent track record of film releases: THE AVENGERS, BATTLESHIP, and PROMETHEUS were all scheduled to open internationally before domestically to maximize their profits. 

I can easily say this seems like the dumbest decision in recent Hollywood history.  G.I. JOE: RETALIATION is currently the fourth most popular upcoming movie on this website.  I predict this will end up hurting the movie more than helping it as movie-goers question if the movie was just so bad that it needed extra time to fix it.

I hope none of you pre-ordered tickets.

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Extra Tidbit: The more likely rationale for this move was that Paramount feared releasing their film a week before THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN hits theaters.
Source: Deadline

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12:52PM on 05/25/2012

Yo, seriously??...

This is madness!
This is madness!
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3:32AM on 05/26/2012
No, this is Spartaaaaaa!!!!
No, this is Spartaaaaaa!!!!
11:15AM on 05/25/2012

This still sucks

just sayin...there's my comment for the day...and I already recommended 4D at somepoint...so yeah, why not now, don't wait for G.I. Joe 3...probably ain't ever gonna be one now.
just sayin...there's my comment for the day...and I already recommended 4D at somepoint...so yeah, why not now, don't wait for G.I. Joe 3...probably ain't ever gonna be one now.
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9:04PM on 05/24/2012
Reminds me of when sony moved the Green Hornet to January so they could add post production 3D. How did that work out?
Reminds me of when sony moved the Green Hornet to January so they could add post production 3D. How did that work out?
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5:04PM on 05/24/2012
Hope Paramount enjoys losing millions on this stupid ass movie.

And am I the only one completely infuriated that the exec specifically said it was about money? Well, at least he was honest.
Hope Paramount enjoys losing millions on this stupid ass movie.

And am I the only one completely infuriated that the exec specifically said it was about money? Well, at least he was honest.
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2:20PM on 05/24/2012
I didn't see the first G.I. JOE, although the trailers for this one looked pretty cool. But they won't look more appealing 9 months from now, that's for sure. That's when I'll be saying "Remember that day Paramount screwed themselves by pushing back this movie to add crappy post-production 3-D? Let's not see it!"

And then me and my significant other will skip away from the theater, off into the sunset.
I didn't see the first G.I. JOE, although the trailers for this one looked pretty cool. But they won't look more appealing 9 months from now, that's for sure. That's when I'll be saying "Remember that day Paramount screwed themselves by pushing back this movie to add crappy post-production 3-D? Let's not see it!"

And then me and my significant other will skip away from the theater, off into the sunset.
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1:45PM on 05/24/2012

People Power with Team Bring It

Maybe message The Rock on facebook about your displeasure of this monumental f' up by Paramount and see what influence he may hold. It's a shot in the dark, but I still can't get over how messed up this is...
Maybe message The Rock on facebook about your displeasure of this monumental f' up by Paramount and see what influence he may hold. It's a shot in the dark, but I still can't get over how messed up this is...
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1:39PM on 05/24/2012

It's may not april 1st????

Are you fuckin serious?????? WHY!!!! FUck you studio.
Are you fuckin serious?????? WHY!!!! FUck you studio.
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1:20PM on 05/24/2012
I never understood why the sequel to what was a pretty lame Joe movie received such a good summer release date (which after the previews seemed much more promising), this just seals its fate. Wow, Paramount, way to spend more money to make less money.
I never understood why the sequel to what was a pretty lame Joe movie received such a good summer release date (which after the previews seemed much more promising), this just seals its fate. Wow, Paramount, way to spend more money to make less money.
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12:12PM on 05/24/2012
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10:59AM on 05/24/2012

Jesus H.

I was going to give this a shot because I was like 'finally an action movie without the fucking 3D.' They lost my money. Stop with with the God Damn 3D conversion it sucks. Everyone in the world should not see it opening weekend just as a fuck you from us! Makes $0 opening weekend.
I was going to give this a shot because I was like 'finally an action movie without the fucking 3D.' They lost my money. Stop with with the God Damn 3D conversion it sucks. Everyone in the world should not see it opening weekend just as a fuck you from us! Makes $0 opening weekend.
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12:11PM on 05/24/2012
Better yet, we should watch the film online in protest, it certainly beats post-conversion 3-D.

In fact, I think I already saw a download link to this film in Filestube on Firstload.com
Better yet, we should watch the film online in protest, it certainly beats post-conversion 3-D.

In fact, I think I already saw a download link to this film in Filestube on Firstload.com
10:47AM on 05/24/2012

dislike!

I hope whenever it does come out NO ONE sees it in 3D.
I hope whenever it does come out NO ONE sees it in 3D.
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5:17AM on 05/24/2012
You know it's because it's a pile of garbage and they're now shitting their pants.
You know it's because it's a pile of garbage and they're now shitting their pants.
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4:29AM on 05/24/2012
It's all been said below. All that money spent on advertising gone. This has got to be a first and I hope it doesn't become a trend. I am absolutely shocked since it was so close to the release date. Would loved to been a fly on the wall in that meeting.
It's all been said below. All that money spent on advertising gone. This has got to be a first and I hope it doesn't become a trend. I am absolutely shocked since it was so close to the release date. Would loved to been a fly on the wall in that meeting.
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4:04AM on 05/24/2012

like everyone else is saying

fuck you paramount
fuck you paramount
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2:53AM on 05/24/2012

bad move

My question is what's going to happen if (hypothetically) somebody, somewhere decided to give the studio the middle-finger by leaking the movie online? Remember the infamous Wolverine work-print, and considering this movie is already done?

If that were to happen I'd straight-up torrentz that bitch and fuck waiting for the 3D release.
My question is what's going to happen if (hypothetically) somebody, somewhere decided to give the studio the middle-finger by leaking the movie online? Remember the infamous Wolverine work-print, and considering this movie is already done?

If that were to happen I'd straight-up torrentz that bitch and fuck waiting for the 3D release.
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1:41AM on 05/24/2012
Almost forgot. How does Jon M. Chou get another job now?
Almost forgot. How does Jon M. Chou get another job now?
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7:25PM on 05/24/2012
About 5 more Step Up movies, that's how. Ugh.
About 5 more Step Up movies, that's how. Ugh.
1:23AM on 05/24/2012
Paramount, you had my money. I was going to send it to Melrose Avenue. I want to see this in 2D on June 29, 2012, you know, before the Mayan calendar ends.

This is not about Titanic, this about The Avengers. And it would have been about Spiderman opening the week after, if anything push it back to August 24.

I hope this is a ruse to gauge how much interest there is on the film. And since it's in "the can" it wouldn't surprise me if someone somewhere gets their hands on it and puts it
Paramount, you had my money. I was going to send it to Melrose Avenue. I want to see this in 2D on June 29, 2012, you know, before the Mayan calendar ends.

This is not about Titanic, this about The Avengers. And it would have been about Spiderman opening the week after, if anything push it back to August 24.

I hope this is a ruse to gauge how much interest there is on the film. And since it's in "the can" it wouldn't surprise me if someone somewhere gets their hands on it and puts it online.

I don't need to a be an advertising executive to see the tagline for next year: Summer Starts Early... in 3D!
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1:02AM on 05/24/2012

Who Cares

These adaptations are garbage
These adaptations are garbage
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12:15AM on 05/24/2012
I will now read a hand written letter from the executives of Paramount to the fans and it says:

"FUCK YOU!"

End of letter.
I will now read a hand written letter from the executives of Paramount to the fans and it says:

"FUCK YOU!"

End of letter.
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12:14AM on 05/24/2012
I guess they gotta do what they feel is gonna make them the most money in the long run, but I doubt very many people in America are gonna watch it in 3D anyway. Why not just air it in America on the original date, and then release it in 3D everywhere else when it's done?
I guess they gotta do what they feel is gonna make them the most money in the long run, but I doubt very many people in America are gonna watch it in 3D anyway. Why not just air it in America on the original date, and then release it in 3D everywhere else when it's done?
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12:06AM on 05/24/2012
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12:00AM on 05/24/2012

That's hilarious

I would almost think this was a joke. They just killed interest for so many people looking forward to this. I don't think making it 3d would gain any "new" fans... they've just thumbed their noses at those that were anticipating it.
I would almost think this was a joke. They just killed interest for so many people looking forward to this. I don't think making it 3d would gain any "new" fans... they've just thumbed their noses at those that were anticipating it.
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11:48PM on 05/23/2012

Boycott

The hype for this movie was stupid good and they pull a shit-move like this. I hope the int'l profit is as good as projected because it's going to suffer on the domestic side.
The hype for this movie was stupid good and they pull a shit-move like this. I hope the int'l profit is as good as projected because it's going to suffer on the domestic side.
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11:41PM on 05/23/2012
fuck you paramount
fuck you paramount
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11:13PM on 05/23/2012

-_-

This is why we have to watch so many shitty ass movies. 100% about international gross.
This is why we have to watch so many shitty ass movies. 100% about international gross.
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11:01PM on 05/23/2012

So dumb

This is one of the reasons why 3D is getting stupid. Paramount thinks the movie will be BETTER because of 3D? And they pull this shit a month before it opens? If they knew they had a good movie, then they would not delay because of some 3D crap.

Since the delay is a year, this movie will no doubt lose money that it would have made next month.
This is one of the reasons why 3D is getting stupid. Paramount thinks the movie will be BETTER because of 3D? And they pull this shit a month before it opens? If they knew they had a good movie, then they would not delay because of some 3D crap.

Since the delay is a year, this movie will no doubt lose money that it would have made next month.
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11:00PM on 05/23/2012
Sorry, I'm just so pissed off that I had to rant again. I still find the whole situation all too fishy. Does it really take that much to convert a movie? Pardon my ignorance, but aren't you just taking existing film stock and double-imaging it, essentially????

My guess is that they got too spooked by the admittedly-heavy competition this summer, so they pushed this off to the relatively bare 2013. Either way, this decision is going to end up costing them more than they should, since they
Sorry, I'm just so pissed off that I had to rant again. I still find the whole situation all too fishy. Does it really take that much to convert a movie? Pardon my ignorance, but aren't you just taking existing film stock and double-imaging it, essentially????

My guess is that they got too spooked by the admittedly-heavy competition this summer, so they pushed this off to the relatively bare 2013. Either way, this decision is going to end up costing them more than they should, since they sunk so much into marketing this year. Now they're going to have to start from scratch come 2013. Moreoever, they've already aroused un-needed suspicion on the film itself. Most of the times movies get postponed is because the movie is extraordinarily bad. And now people (including me) are going to wonder if that was really the case.
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10:52PM on 05/23/2012

Dumb Greedy Hollywod

I'm an Asian living in asia myself. I never got myself into 3D version of any movies including Avengers.

People in asia wants 2Ds with good storyline, great graphics & actions. Not wearing damn 3D glasses for stupid movies. ME & everyone i know think the same..Come to asia & do a survey, dumbass,..You dun speak for us who fork out the money.
I'm an Asian living in asia myself. I never got myself into 3D version of any movies including Avengers.

People in asia wants 2Ds with good storyline, great graphics & actions. Not wearing damn 3D glasses for stupid movies. ME & everyone i know think the same..Come to asia & do a survey, dumbass,..You dun speak for us who fork out the money.
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11:21PM on 05/23/2012
That statement gives us Asians bad names, let alone the whole world.
That statement gives us Asians bad names, let alone the whole world.
12:17AM on 05/24/2012
makes since to me. You should have a talk with the folks over at Paramount!
makes since to me. You should have a talk with the folks over at Paramount!
10:44PM on 05/23/2012
Wow. Craziness. Could this be the first flick ever advertised during TWO Super Bowls???
Wow. Craziness. Could this be the first flick ever advertised during TWO Super Bowls???
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9:47PM on 05/23/2012
Well at least we're getting TED sooner now.
Well at least we're getting TED sooner now.
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9:47PM on 05/23/2012

To Paramount executive..

Titanic 3D didn't do well internationally because of 3D. It did well because it is a great movie.
Titanic 3D didn't do well internationally because of 3D. It did well because it is a great movie.
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9:41PM on 05/23/2012

Terrible Idea!!

I enjoyed the first movie, and was super stoked for this one. Now I am just pissed off and sad.
I enjoyed the first movie, and was super stoked for this one. Now I am just pissed off and sad.
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9:38PM on 05/23/2012
Well, this will not be getting my money now.
Well, this will not be getting my money now.
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9:11PM on 05/23/2012
What a strange decision on the studios part. The first movie was pretty terrible but they had seemed to build some positive buzz around this one. A year long delay after all the money they've already spent on marketing? Just to post convert to 3D? The last time I heard that excuse was when The Cabin In The Woods got delayed, but that was because MGM was bankrupt. Is Paramount really in the shitter? Yeah Battleship was kinda a bomb, but it wasn't a John Carter disaster.
What a strange decision on the studios part. The first movie was pretty terrible but they had seemed to build some positive buzz around this one. A year long delay after all the money they've already spent on marketing? Just to post convert to 3D? The last time I heard that excuse was when The Cabin In The Woods got delayed, but that was because MGM was bankrupt. Is Paramount really in the shitter? Yeah Battleship was kinda a bomb, but it wasn't a John Carter disaster.
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9:03PM on 05/23/2012
Guess what studio just lost another $7? Fuckin' jerk offs.
Guess what studio just lost another $7? Fuckin' jerk offs.
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8:58PM on 05/23/2012
BULLSH*T!
BULLSH*T!
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8:51PM on 05/23/2012

FUCKERS!!!

You would think they would have thought of this before they even started filming this movie. This fucking movie is suppose to open up in a few weeks, I mean WTF Paramount!
You would think they would have thought of this before they even started filming this movie. This fucking movie is suppose to open up in a few weeks, I mean WTF Paramount!
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8:40PM on 05/23/2012

I was in such a hurry...

writing and being superpissed about this I forgot to RED it. Also, after a couple hours having gone by I'm game with others for a protest. How bout this you H'wood jackoffs, release it on the original date in 2D. Then re-release a director's 3D version in March with the overseas date. You'll stand to make oogles of cash not that you already would've with the toy line, an increase in comic sales, a possible new cartoon coming from it, future sequels, etc, etc. Also, it's G.I. Joe...A REAL
writing and being superpissed about this I forgot to RED it. Also, after a couple hours having gone by I'm game with others for a protest. How bout this you H'wood jackoffs, release it on the original date in 2D. Then re-release a director's 3D version in March with the overseas date. You'll stand to make oogles of cash not that you already would've with the toy line, an increase in comic sales, a possible new cartoon coming from it, future sequels, etc, etc. Also, it's G.I. Joe...A REAL AMERICAN hero, so frankly I don't give a shit what money is made overseas. They'll probably be rooting for Cobra anyways...last but certainly not least, yep I will be pirating this bad boy in a heart beat. I've waited for years to see my childhood favorite come together with the likes of John McClane and arguably the one of the biggest stars of his kind since the Scharwz...(Yes, I said it and I'm a Arnold loyalist...pumped for Tomb btw, if it's not push back till 2015 so they can 4D his and Sly's nostril hairs.) along with my all-time fav in Snake=eyes...sprinkle in some Cobra Commander and a few hotties and walla, a Gen X'er dream come true. But the studio knows whats best for us movie goers...buncha commies...I'm still superpissed.
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9:11PM on 05/23/2012
Just started a petition.

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12:21AM on 05/24/2012
good idea! My thoughts exactly!
good idea! My thoughts exactly!
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8:32PM on 05/23/2012
Okay, you want to delay this to make way for 3D?Sure, I can see that! BUT WHY THE FUCK WOULD IT TAKE A FUCKING YEAR TO CONVERT TO 3D !!!!!!???? And why wait until a month before to pull this shit on us???! I don't buy this shit at all!
Okay, you want to delay this to make way for 3D?Sure, I can see that! BUT WHY THE FUCK WOULD IT TAKE A FUCKING YEAR TO CONVERT TO 3D !!!!!!???? And why wait until a month before to pull this shit on us???! I don't buy this shit at all!
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8:07PM on 05/23/2012

awww

now what flaming piece of overblown, gratuitous hollywood shit am i going to look forward to seeing this year?
now what flaming piece of overblown, gratuitous hollywood shit am i going to look forward to seeing this year?
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8:01PM on 05/23/2012

At least we know why it was postponed ...

AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!

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Anyone?
AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!

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Anyone?
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7:57PM on 05/23/2012
I love that GI JOE very strategically moved away from the juggernaut that is MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION.
I love that GI JOE very strategically moved away from the juggernaut that is MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION.
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7:47PM on 05/23/2012
Somebody should seriously start a petition over this garbage, i'm sick of putting up with studios trying to ocnvert everything to 3-D just to stretch out moviegoers pockets, who's with me?

I plan to start a protest over this, anyone else want to join?
Somebody should seriously start a petition over this garbage, i'm sick of putting up with studios trying to ocnvert everything to 3-D just to stretch out moviegoers pockets, who's with me?

I plan to start a protest over this, anyone else want to join?
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7:35PM on 05/23/2012

Wait a sec, this aint a joke?!

In that case, fuck this up the ass with a roll of quarters. This is spitting in the face of every fan of the Joes. I'm seriously considering following suit with JohnnyBiggs on this one in regards to the pirating thing. I hope there's some serious backlash at this year's Comic Con.
In that case, fuck this up the ass with a roll of quarters. This is spitting in the face of every fan of the Joes. I'm seriously considering following suit with JohnnyBiggs on this one in regards to the pirating thing. I hope there's some serious backlash at this year's Comic Con.
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7:26PM on 05/23/2012

bad move

the sequel that at first no one gave a shit about, then the trailer kicked ass, then the studio killed all momentum and good will with a retarded cash grab. Well played guys.
the sequel that at first no one gave a shit about, then the trailer kicked ass, then the studio killed all momentum and good will with a retarded cash grab. Well played guys.
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7:24PM on 05/23/2012

WTF???

G.I. Joe posponed just so they can render it in sucky post-production 3-D??? This is so much bull$#1+!! I was really looking forward to this one, too! Freaking studio! Learn your damn lesson! 3-D doesn't always make a movie look better!!!
G.I. Joe posponed just so they can render it in sucky post-production 3-D??? This is so much bull$#1+!! I was really looking forward to this one, too! Freaking studio! Learn your damn lesson! 3-D doesn't always make a movie look better!!!
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7:18PM on 05/23/2012
with just over a month till release they pull this shit? thats outrageous! i even saw a trailer for this movie last night during the dictator with a june 29 release date. so now what? new trailers at the end of the year that will just throw everyone off? i am not supporting this.
with just over a month till release they pull this shit? thats outrageous! i even saw a trailer for this movie last night during the dictator with a june 29 release date. so now what? new trailers at the end of the year that will just throw everyone off? i am not supporting this.
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7:12PM on 05/23/2012

Fuck You!

I hope the movie tanks at the BO. That way I can rent it sooner. 3D really is a nuisance.
I hope the movie tanks at the BO. That way I can rent it sooner. 3D really is a nuisance.
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7:09PM on 05/23/2012
This is just bizarre...
This is just bizarre...
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7:08PM on 05/23/2012

Nope.

Based on principle alone I will download this. I never pirate movies. EVER. But I'm sending a message, this is unacceptable. Post-3D is crap. Tease fans THIS close to the release? Fuck you.
Based on principle alone I will download this. I never pirate movies. EVER. But I'm sending a message, this is unacceptable. Post-3D is crap. Tease fans THIS close to the release? Fuck you.
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7:03PM on 05/23/2012
Fuck This!! I'm boycotting this fucking movie now. I can understand why people pirate shit now. I would too. If they going to fuck with the customer why not fuck with their profits.
Fuck This!! I'm boycotting this fucking movie now. I can understand why people pirate shit now. I would too. If they going to fuck with the customer why not fuck with their profits.
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6:52PM on 05/23/2012
Fuck 3D, Fuck it in it's stupid ass.
Fuck 3D, Fuck it in it's stupid ass.
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6:44PM on 05/23/2012

Not seeing it anymore

I was going to see it opening weekend. It actually looked decent. But NOPE...NOPE NOPE NOPE.....come March of next year I will just wait for DVD afterwards. Fuck you studios.
I was going to see it opening weekend. It actually looked decent. But NOPE...NOPE NOPE NOPE.....come March of next year I will just wait for DVD afterwards. Fuck you studios.
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6:41PM on 05/23/2012
All I am going to say is that 3D is overrated. It doesn't increase a movies story line, in fact it takes away from the story. This move is absolute bullshit.
All I am going to say is that 3D is overrated. It doesn't increase a movies story line, in fact it takes away from the story. This move is absolute bullshit.
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6:40PM on 05/23/2012

Check this out...

You wanna know how pathetic this is? There are actually many theatres who have already received reels/hard drives for the movie for the upcoming advanced screenings. WTF indeed!
You wanna know how pathetic this is? There are actually many theatres who have already received reels/hard drives for the movie for the upcoming advanced screenings. WTF indeed!
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6:40PM on 05/23/2012

na u guys i just got a text from marlon wayans

they're doing reshoots... RIP CORD WILL RETURN
they're doing reshoots... RIP CORD WILL RETURN
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6:33PM on 05/23/2012
wtf i hate 3d movies ,
wtf i hate 3d movies ,
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6:33PM on 05/23/2012
This is all about the massive success of THE AVENGERS and its 3D, especially overseas. More and more dollars are coming from overseas, so the studio doesn't really mind if the American "take" isn't that high, since they know they'll more than make it back in India, China, Russia, etc... It totalyl blows but it seems to be the "new reality" these days. I'll be curious to see if other studios follow suit...
This is all about the massive success of THE AVENGERS and its 3D, especially overseas. More and more dollars are coming from overseas, so the studio doesn't really mind if the American "take" isn't that high, since they know they'll more than make it back in India, China, Russia, etc... It totalyl blows but it seems to be the "new reality" these days. I'll be curious to see if other studios follow suit...
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7:20PM on 05/23/2012
Problem is I can see this having a bigger effect beyond America. I'm sure other countries already have ads for the film. Uk certainly has.
Problem is I can see this having a bigger effect beyond America. I'm sure other countries already have ads for the film. Uk certainly has.
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6:33PM on 05/23/2012
Remember the South Park song about Joseph Smith?
Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb!
Remember the South Park song about Joseph Smith?
Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb!
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6:26PM on 05/23/2012
You money hungry whores. WHY can't you just stop shoving piece of shit post production 3D down our throats? Fuck.
So waiting for DVD.
You money hungry whores. WHY can't you just stop shoving piece of shit post production 3D down our throats? Fuck.
So waiting for DVD.
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6:24PM on 05/23/2012
I think I've just decided to wait until this comes out on dvd. For a rental.
I think I've just decided to wait until this comes out on dvd. For a rental.
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6:19PM on 05/23/2012
Ok so let me get this straight, the movie was coming out in about a month & NOW you decide to convert it into 3D? Clearly hollywood has not learned a damn thing. I bet money it has to do with the avengers being so huge right BUT its not the 3D it's the fact it's a damn good movie & people are paying to see it.

Also I have yet to see any movie in #d because I simply cannot watch 3D due to the fact that i wear perscription glases.
Ok so let me get this straight, the movie was coming out in about a month & NOW you decide to convert it into 3D? Clearly hollywood has not learned a damn thing. I bet money it has to do with the avengers being so huge right BUT its not the 3D it's the fact it's a damn good movie & people are paying to see it.

Also I have yet to see any movie in #d because I simply cannot watch 3D due to the fact that i wear perscription glases.
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6:14PM on 05/23/2012

I absolutely HATE 3D by now

My cinema is only showing The Avengers in 3D and if it wasn't for this fact I would probably be going back again and again to see it, but the 3D takes away a lot out of the movie - it's dark and distracting so I'll just wait for the DVD. To postpone a good looking movie by an entire year just to have this gimmick is a whole different thing and it is simply nuts. Stop it.

On a side note, does anyone else think that they killed off Duke in this movie early and since just this year Tatum became
My cinema is only showing The Avengers in 3D and if it wasn't for this fact I would probably be going back again and again to see it, but the 3D takes away a lot out of the movie - it's dark and distracting so I'll just wait for the DVD. To postpone a good looking movie by an entire year just to have this gimmick is a whole different thing and it is simply nuts. Stop it.

On a side note, does anyone else think that they killed off Duke in this movie early and since just this year Tatum became hip and popular again they decided to postpone it to make some reshoots and bring him back? god forbid
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6:13PM on 05/23/2012
I wasn't particularly super hyped up about this movie, but I would have seen it. Not at an inflated cost to see it in distracting 3D though. Any time a movie is delayed or even just converted to 3D in post it's a stupid move, but to delay a movie a month before release is unbelievable. They've must have already wasted a ton of money on marketing for this thing.

When I saw that headline, I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st.
I wasn't particularly super hyped up about this movie, but I would have seen it. Not at an inflated cost to see it in distracting 3D though. Any time a movie is delayed or even just converted to 3D in post it's a stupid move, but to delay a movie a month before release is unbelievable. They've must have already wasted a ton of money on marketing for this thing.

When I saw that headline, I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st.
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6:05PM on 05/23/2012

Haven't had a reason to comment

..until this stupid decision popped up. Red, red, red. This is moronic. If they really were scared of the June slot, move it back to August.

Another reason to hate the movie going experience now. Add to the annoying people who populate the theater and the overpriced concessions, you can bet money that there will be one 2D screen for this with four showings all day and two for the 3D version. If i've got to wait ten extra months, I can wait the extra thirteen until it hits Blu-Ray.
..until this stupid decision popped up. Red, red, red. This is moronic. If they really were scared of the June slot, move it back to August.

Another reason to hate the movie going experience now. Add to the annoying people who populate the theater and the overpriced concessions, you can bet money that there will be one 2D screen for this with four showings all day and two for the 3D version. If i've got to wait ten extra months, I can wait the extra thirteen until it hits Blu-Ray.

Good job Paramount, hopefully this idea bombs in some way.
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5:57PM on 05/23/2012

This is a giant crock of shit...!

Only a month left before it releases and I honestly was anticipating this more than just about any other summer movie (I'm a Joe fanatic). It looked like it was gonna be done right. Fuck Hollywood, and 3D, and Paramount, and Spider Man too! Now we gotta wait nearly a year! Fanboys unite, ah God, I can't even type I'm so pissed. I hope this is some sick left over April Fool's joke for crissakes. Worst. News. Of. My. Day. Ever!

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Only a month left before it releases and I honestly was anticipating this more than just about any other summer movie (I'm a Joe fanatic). It looked like it was gonna be done right. Fuck Hollywood, and 3D, and Paramount, and Spider Man too! Now we gotta wait nearly a year! Fanboys unite, ah God, I can't even type I'm so pissed. I hope this is some sick left over April Fool's joke for crissakes. Worst. News. Of. My. Day. Ever!

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5:56PM on 05/23/2012
This is going to bite them back in the ass. Me thinks this has something more to do with Battleship bombing and less to do with the 3D conversion.
This is going to bite them back in the ass. Me thinks this has something more to do with Battleship bombing and less to do with the 3D conversion.
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5:56PM on 05/23/2012

fudge them in their

So who do we send our angry messages too? How many other studios will try this shit? I was actually looking forward to this as a fun flick to catch during the summer on a hot day.
So who do we send our angry messages too? How many other studios will try this shit? I was actually looking forward to this as a fun flick to catch during the summer on a hot day.
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5:51PM on 05/23/2012

Quality of conversion "poor at best"?

You said the quality of 3D conversion has been "poor at best" and then point to literally the two worst conversions in the history of the medium. Over half of Transformers:DOTM was converted, and that came out very well. It does that when you have a lot of time to make it happen.

That being said, I'm not the biggest fan of 3D either, but I think it CAN be fun and has the potential to be much better than it is.
You said the quality of 3D conversion has been "poor at best" and then point to literally the two worst conversions in the history of the medium. Over half of Transformers:DOTM was converted, and that came out very well. It does that when you have a lot of time to make it happen.

That being said, I'm not the biggest fan of 3D either, but I think it CAN be fun and has the potential to be much better than it is.
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5:40PM on 05/23/2012
They're going to spend twice the money on marketing, and now it'll probably do terribly at the box office. I guess they'll get to find out the hard way how stupid this decision was so the next set of executives don't make the same mistake.
They're going to spend twice the money on marketing, and now it'll probably do terribly at the box office. I guess they'll get to find out the hard way how stupid this decision was so the next set of executives don't make the same mistake.
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5:40PM on 05/23/2012

Yeah right.

I smell bullshit , the movie is probably a big pile of shit. Just look at the directors prior movie...Step up 3d and Biebier's never say never? fuck this shit.
I smell bullshit , the movie is probably a big pile of shit. Just look at the directors prior movie...Step up 3d and Biebier's never say never? fuck this shit.
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5:39PM on 05/23/2012
You gotta think the stars of the flick are pissed about this. This was the centerpiece to The Rock's long-awaited return to box office action glory. Adrianne Palicki's big breakout has been delayed time and again (Red Dawn's hiatus, Wonder Woman never happening) Ray Park & Bruce Willis not getting any younger.
You gotta think the stars of the flick are pissed about this. This was the centerpiece to The Rock's long-awaited return to box office action glory. Adrianne Palicki's big breakout has been delayed time and again (Red Dawn's hiatus, Wonder Woman never happening) Ray Park & Bruce Willis not getting any younger.
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5:37PM on 05/23/2012

They just realized they fucked themselves over with this!!!

I was so set on watching this on June 29th now. Spiderman better up it's release date now ( or Savages...please Oliver Stone do the right thing) cuz now paramount lost my money. I hope someone releases something great on that March date or The Host ends up being good cuz i'm not watching that shit now. Ima boo every time the trailer comes out now...Fuck this shit.
I was so set on watching this on June 29th now. Spiderman better up it's release date now ( or Savages...please Oliver Stone do the right thing) cuz now paramount lost my money. I hope someone releases something great on that March date or The Host ends up being good cuz i'm not watching that shit now. Ima boo every time the trailer comes out now...Fuck this shit.
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5:36PM on 05/23/2012
Colossally stupid.

But then again, so was the first GI Joe movie.
Colossally stupid.

But then again, so was the first GI Joe movie.
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5:32PM on 05/23/2012
having seen the Avengers in both 2D and 3D I can say 3D did nothing too increase the enjoyment of the film.I think I'm less likely to see G I Joe now it's in 3D and playing 9 months late.
having seen the Avengers in both 2D and 3D I can say 3D did nothing too increase the enjoyment of the film.I think I'm less likely to see G I Joe now it's in 3D and playing 9 months late.
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5:32PM on 05/23/2012
Hahahaha fail. I do get why they wanted the 3D convertion but to make that decision when the movie is supose to come out in a month is just silly. Whatever marketing they've been doing has been such a waste of time then. This movie looked decent enough to watch. Ten months down the road people will be like "whaatt didnt this come out last summer?"
Hahahaha fail. I do get why they wanted the 3D convertion but to make that decision when the movie is supose to come out in a month is just silly. Whatever marketing they've been doing has been such a waste of time then. This movie looked decent enough to watch. Ten months down the road people will be like "whaatt didnt this come out last summer?"
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5:31PM on 05/23/2012

Fuck 3D and Spiderman

I was looking forward to this movie but not so much that I can't ignore it next March. When is the Blue Ray release date? I'll rent it for 3 bucks - smart move asswipe.
I was looking forward to this movie but not so much that I can't ignore it next March. When is the Blue Ray release date? I'll rent it for 3 bucks - smart move asswipe.
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5:28PM on 05/23/2012
higher gas prices, higher real estate, higher cost of living. the only thing lower in Hollywood is the IQ of studio execs.
higher gas prices, higher real estate, higher cost of living. the only thing lower in Hollywood is the IQ of studio execs.
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5:25PM on 05/23/2012
Dear Paramount: You fail. Give back your Avengers money.
Dear Paramount: You fail. Give back your Avengers money.
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5:25PM on 05/23/2012
Aerosmith are performing their new song on American Idol tonight... the song from this movie. What a stupid decision. People won't be anywhere near as excited for this film 10 months from now.
Aerosmith are performing their new song on American Idol tonight... the song from this movie. What a stupid decision. People won't be anywhere near as excited for this film 10 months from now.
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5:23PM on 05/23/2012

3d is for idiots

If you honestly think 3d is "cool" or makes the movie "better" you are a fool. It does absolutely NOTHING to enhance the experience, except condense everything into a small viewing box in front of your face. Are people this fucking gullible? I guess so, but damn man common.

I'm not hating because 3d is "popular." When I saw Avatar in 3d, I didn't get it, what was the fucking big deal? This is not some new technology that is going to change the viewing experience.

I love going to
If you honestly think 3d is "cool" or makes the movie "better" you are a fool. It does absolutely NOTHING to enhance the experience, except condense everything into a small viewing box in front of your face. Are people this fucking gullible? I guess so, but damn man common.

I'm not hating because 3d is "popular." When I saw Avatar in 3d, I didn't get it, what was the fucking big deal? This is not some new technology that is going to change the viewing experience.

I love going to best buy and seeing those ass clowns looking through glasses at the shitty 3d Tv's, its pretty funny.
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5:18PM on 05/23/2012
While it is true that 3D does do better in several countries (espically Russia) but 9 months is fucking stupid! Delaying a film that has already had a fair ammount of promotion (Proberly already spent millions in doing so) has never been a good idea.
While it is true that 3D does do better in several countries (espically Russia) but 9 months is fucking stupid! Delaying a film that has already had a fair ammount of promotion (Proberly already spent millions in doing so) has never been a good idea.
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5:17PM on 05/23/2012

Budget Pros vs Cons

Whatever extra money this film makes from 3D will not be enough to justify the added budget for the conversion and all the wasted millions in marketing up to this point.
Whatever extra money this film makes from 3D will not be enough to justify the added budget for the conversion and all the wasted millions in marketing up to this point.
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5:17PM on 05/23/2012
Fuck 3D and the horse it rode in on.
Fuck 3D and the horse it rode in on.
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5:14PM on 05/23/2012

Did anyone proof read this?

Erm, I hate being a grammar Nazi but this article is very poorly written. The fourth paragraph makes no sense! The first sentense is about 3D conversions and the second is about Asia and international releases... Dafuq?
Erm, I hate being a grammar Nazi but this article is very poorly written. The fourth paragraph makes no sense! The first sentense is about 3D conversions and the second is about Asia and international releases... Dafuq?
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5:14PM on 05/23/2012

Huh?

I'm over 3D. In fact I look for movies without it now.
I'm over 3D. In fact I look for movies without it now.
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5:13PM on 05/23/2012
This movie is being postponed because of 3D? Seriously? Hey, here's an idea. Release the movie on the date you set already, you know, the one that says it's coming out NEXT MONTH, and then do your fancy 3D conversion for the overseas market. This is probably one of the worst marketing decisions I have seen in a long time. Someone needs to rescue Hollywood from it's own stupidity.
This movie is being postponed because of 3D? Seriously? Hey, here's an idea. Release the movie on the date you set already, you know, the one that says it's coming out NEXT MONTH, and then do your fancy 3D conversion for the overseas market. This is probably one of the worst marketing decisions I have seen in a long time. Someone needs to rescue Hollywood from it's own stupidity.
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5:13PM on 05/23/2012

WTF

No other way of saying this but, what a totally dumbass thing to do.
No other way of saying this but, what a totally dumbass thing to do.
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5:12PM on 05/23/2012
Even the new release date stinks. March, really? Why not near the end, November or December?
Even the new release date stinks. March, really? Why not near the end, November or December?
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5:18PM on 05/23/2012
Although I hate this move, Hunger Games has shown blockbuster potential for March.
Although I hate this move, Hunger Games has shown blockbuster potential for March.
5:11PM on 05/23/2012

Real American Heroes...

Let me get this straight:

They had the movie, completed, in the can. Buzz was excellent, people were psyched. It was all set to be released in prime position to dominate Fourth of July weekend (when any self-respecting GI JOE movie OUGHT to be released.) They even ran an ad during the Super Bowl at a cost of 2 million dollars. And the movie could have easily played off the buzz of other ensemble high-powered action movies of this year such as Avengers, Hunger Games, and Dark Knight
Let me get this straight:

They had the movie, completed, in the can. Buzz was excellent, people were psyched. It was all set to be released in prime position to dominate Fourth of July weekend (when any self-respecting GI JOE movie OUGHT to be released.) They even ran an ad during the Super Bowl at a cost of 2 million dollars. And the movie could have easily played off the buzz of other ensemble high-powered action movies of this year such as Avengers, Hunger Games, and Dark Knight Rises.

And instead they opt to screw over fans and American audiences in vain hopes that 'furreners' overseas will blindly pay 40% more to watch it in shitty post-conversion 3D.

Someone go to Hollywood, make sure Cobra hasn't taken over.
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5:10PM on 05/23/2012
What a crock of S***. I was actually looking forward to seeing this! I really hate studio executives with a passion.
What a crock of S***. I was actually looking forward to seeing this! I really hate studio executives with a passion.
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5:10PM on 05/23/2012

Damn.

This movie was looking awesome, this had to be because of Battleship tanking.
This movie was looking awesome, this had to be because of Battleship tanking.
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5:09PM on 05/23/2012

I did pre-order

Sheet!
Sheet!
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