Gee, does someone want us to see MI 3?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by igucl, May 4, 2006.

  1. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this site is plastered with Mission Impossible ads. Is there a Mac user to Tom Cruise connection that I don't know about?

    I don't recall checking that box on the EULA.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    I'm assuming by "this site" you mean MacRumors (which would also mean this goes into the Site Feedback forum). In any case, ads pay the bills. The people who want you to see it are the movie studio, actors, and theaters, and they pay to advertise a movie on a site that they think contains a number of people who would enjoy the movie.

    Whether or not they're correct on that assumption may be another question, but I'm sure MR appreciates the funding.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Oh that's nothing. You should have seen what happened during the breaks for the first 2 episodes of Lost series 2 in the UK

    "Hi, I'm JJ Graham *sorry forgot name* if you like Lost you might like this, enjoy *cue Miiii trailer*"

    Not good. Very annoying. Silly Channel 4. But somebody reaaally wants you to see Miiii. It's either going to be very good or very bad to deserve a stint during adverts like that.
     
  4. igucl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you misunderstand me. ;)

    I am well aware of who wants me to see the movie. I was only commenting on the apparent fact that the marketers believe Mac users are apt to see the film. Which, in my case, is dead wrong. :)
     
  5. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Tom Cruise is a douchebag scientologist. That's all there is to it. Boycott these people. Their movies, books, and shows. Show them that they won't repress our entertainment for the sake of their cracked-out religion.
     
  6. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    That's like saying "Boycott movies with black people in them because I don't like black people" (I am not a racist nor a supporter of scientology). I have no problem with Tom Cruise nor his religion, I think it's lunacy to not see something because someone's religion off screen.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    There is typically a direct correlation to how good a movie is versus it's prevalence in a media blitz. For example, I expect "RV" to be quite terrible. MI3 as well.
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    Ha! My wife will be at that premeire tonight...

    I told her to look for the planes.
     
  10. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I thought "RV" was pretty funny.
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Tom Cruise again.....ok thats enough of this *beep*

    ***walks of set and slaps director**


    Bless
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, freedom of religion right?!
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The difference is, is that scientology is a cult. I'd rather not give my money to a cult or any of its members, let them pay for the cyanide and kool aid with their own damn money.
     
  14. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    All I can say is amen to that brother :D

    Nuc
     
  15. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and freedom of speech :cool:

    Nuc
     
  16. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Except that "black people" as an organization don't use their weight to stop parodies. Remember, the NAACP does not represent all black Americans. On the other hand, the church of scientology does represent all scientologists...
     
  17. XNine macrumors 68040

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    And he's free to be that. But I for one will not tolerate ANY religion to oppose humor just because it's offensive. I could give a damn if he worshipped a potato, just as long as he didn't say I couldn't eat them anymore.

    I sure as hell won't give them any more of my money as long as their willing to stifle the entertainment industry.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Up your nose with a rubber hose™.
     
  19. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I might see it in the off chance Tom Cruise will be tortured. On the other hand I find most religions stupid. I'm not sure why the idea of a spaceship with a mighty-alien-ruler is any different than the idea of an all-knowing, all-doing God.
     
  20. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but not freedom from complete idiocy:
     
  21. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Oh I don't know... tons of historical evidence pointing to the latter?
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Like? There's lots of historical evidence that Zeus existed too, but how many of us believe that one?
     
  23. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Would you say it is more or less idiotic than Genesis?
     
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