BOP Shop Talk
By BOP Staff
August 3, 2007
Tim Briody: Looks like we're all in agreement that not many people will be droppin' Hamiltons on this.
David Mumpower: I think it is being plainly marketed as Jackass Meets Napoleon Dynamite.
Given the fact that their "Chronic of Narnia"/Lazy Saturday segment on SNL is one of the most over-hyped, underwhelming videos ever aired on YouTube, I fully expect this to suck. Having said that, I also seem to be the only person here who believes it will open to double digits.
Kim Hollis: ll I know about this movie is that Ian McShane is in it. Why, Ian, why?
I might rent the DVD and fast forward to Ian's scenes. Otherwise, I can't comprehend why anyone would pay cash money to see this in a theater.
It's awesome when slut dolls can teach kids the value of human interaction!Dan Krovich: Um, really. Bratz is a movie. And it's coming out on Friday. Really.
Shane Jenkins: I love that they took the opening ten minutes of Mean Girls and made an entire movie out of it.
Reagen Sulewski: Oddly, one of the things that bugs me the most about this movie is how they turn the word "clique" into "click".
Stephanie DeGateo: One of the things that bugs me about this movie is that it actually exists. Seriously, I weep for my daughter's generation.
Michael Bentley: Granted I've only seen the trailer, but I have to be honest... it looks significantly better than I would have expected. Of course... I was expecting something on the same level as Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, so that's not saying much.
David Mumpower: For the past six months, I have been annoyed that this was going to be a movie success in addition to its popular selling line of dolls. In fact, I had to buy one of these for my niece for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I felt like I was ruining her life so much I might as well throw some lipstick on her and drop her off at the docks. That's why I am giddy at the news that it's not going to do well. The late summer screen crunch has given it only 1,509 venues with which to work and I doubt it even clears $6 million. This is a big win for the Don't Tart Up Your Eight-Year-Olds crowd.
Tim Briody: Really? So few screens? *Turns the Doomsday Clock back a minute*
Jim Van Nest: I'm with you David. While they're not totally to blame and in the grand scheme of things, Bratz probably has very little to do with this...but the change in our culture that seems to be telling young girls that the way to be accepted and get boys is to act like a stripper, is extraordinarily disturbing. And again, Bratz didn't start this, but they certainly don't do anything to stop it.
As far as movies go, nothing would make me happier than to see this one make about $37 for the weekend.