Gee, does someone want us to see MI 3?

igucl

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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.
 

emw

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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.
 

0098386

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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.
 

igucl

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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. :)
 

jimsowden

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Onizuka said:
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.
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.
 

yellow

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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.
 

yoda13

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yellow said:
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.
I thought "RV" was pretty funny.
 

yg17

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jimsowden said:
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.
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.
 

Nuc

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Onizuka said:
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.
All I can say is amen to that brother :D

Nuc
 

nbs2

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jimsowden said:
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.
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...
 

XNine

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Hey, freedom of religion right?!
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.
 

iGary

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igucl said:
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.


Up your nose with a rubber hose™.
 

Felldownthewell

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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.
 

Kingsly

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sushi said:
Hey, freedom of religion right?!
Yes, but not freedom from complete idiocy:
In Scientology doctrine, Xenu (also Xemu) is an alien ruler of the "Galactic Confederacy" who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of people to Earth, stacked them around volcanoes and blew them up with hydrogen bombs. Their souls then clustered together and stuck to the bodies of the living, and continue to cause problems today.
 

yellow

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Kingsly said:
Oh I don't know... tons of historical evidence pointing to the latter?
Like? There's lots of historical evidence that Zeus existed too, but how many of us believe that one?