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The latest X-Men movie, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" leaked to the internet a month ahead of the release. The studio says a copy of the film was stolen from the "cutting room" and that it will prosecute. However, there's growing rumors that the studio intentionally leaked it to grow buzz for the film, which is reportedly very bad.
Twentieth Century Fox says it will pursue criminal charges against those who post its new leaked "incomplete" X-Men movie

Twentieth Century Fox announced Tuesday that an "incomplete and early version" of the latest installment in the billion dollar X-Men film franchise, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", starring Hugh Jackman, was stolen and posted online.  The studio says it will pursue criminal charges against the posters, writing in a statement ,"The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts in the past."

A studio source says that they are trying to remove the leaked material from the internet, but that they are not confident it can be removed.  The studio has removed it from the site that first posted it, but it had been downloaded 10,000 times already and was being posted to other sites.  The source sharing this insight chose to remain anonymous.

They stated, "It's not removed from the internet.  It's still there."

Twentieth Century Fox insists the leaked version is worthless as its missing some of the sound effects and other post-production bells and whistles.  States the studio, "It was without many effects, had missing and unedited scenes and temporary sound and music."

The studio is confident in can track the source of the leak, thanks to digital watermarking of its early copies.  States a company spokesperson, "We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it."

A FBI spokeswoman reported that the agency is "working with the studio and investigating the alleged online compromise of the movie."

The MPAA -- the Motion Picture Association of America and sister organization of the RIAA -- says that it is helping with the probe.  An industry source says that the leak could hurt the film's financial success.

However, there's also growing rumors and speculation that the studio itself intentionally leaked the film to generate buzz or get feedback on the movie.  Despite the vast popularity of Wolverine in the comic community, early test screenings of the film reportedly were unanimously negative -- in short, the film reportedly is set to bomb.  This led to the studio going back to shooting more scenes, adding more screen time for Deadpool -- another comic fan-favorite.  However, reports have it that later test screenings saw fans finding the portrayal of Deadpool to be insulting to the source material and poorly done. 

With early prospects for the movie's critical reception both in the comic community and among general film audiences being quite poor, some say that the studio is using the leak as a trump card.  That way, if the movie bombs, they can place the blame on the industry's favorite scapegoats for their shortcomings -- pirates.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" will be released in U.S. theaters on May 1.



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FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Chris Peredun on 4/3/2009 9:10:10 AM , Rating: 5
I don't think they've quite grasped how this "Internet" thing works yet.




RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Xed on 4/3/2009 9:26:42 AM , Rating: 5
Next up, Fox hires EA to drm the "Internet".


By bigjaicher on 4/3/2009 6:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
Oh god. No!!

Just kidding, I know it's not possible, but the thought of EA DRM makes me wanna puke on something.


By SilthDraeth on 4/4/2009 1:44:27 AM , Rating: 1
OH GOD

I haven't laughed that hard over anything on DT in a very long time.


By therealnickdanger on 4/3/2009 9:28:34 AM , Rating: 1
+1

A friend of mine said he watched it and it almost entirely re-used the Transformers soundtrack. LOL He said it was pretty terrible without proper effects/music.

I almost believe this is intentional as well. FOX is feeling some pressure from other awesome May releases and wants to raise its "buzz" status. To be honest, I'm a huge X-Men nerd, but I could honestly care less about this movie.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By FITCamaro on 4/3/09, Rating: 0
RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Visual on 4/3/2009 9:56:34 AM , Rating: 5
If you ask me, part 3 killed the whole thing, not just "a few main characters" as you say... It is like they got so fed up and just didn't want any more of this xmen stuff, so they made part 3.

And now they are reconsidering, or need to squeeze a few more millions off that dead horse... but with part 3 as it is, there just can't be a sequel. Hence we get just prequels from now on.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Lord 666 on 4/3/2009 11:21:38 AM , Rating: 5
Yeah, thats what happens when there is a change in director.

See Terminator series for excellent reference from T1/T2 to T3.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Mitch101 on 4/3/2009 12:27:46 PM , Rating: 5
T3 is one of those movies which was so bad and unbelievable that I cant bear to believe was made and got good reviews? How?

Cars that could drive themselves without any visual aids?

The Bouncing the truck over Connor to hit the Terminatrix without injuring John.

The Flying drone with the rockets that packed less punch than a bottle rocket.

The Ability to carry a coffin to the car surrounded by FBI agents and have a conversation in the car meanwhile not a single bullet is hitting the car and they just drive away? Wouldn't the government/police have gone overboard in trying to take down Arnold after all to them this was the guy who took out an entire police station? The same messed up a whole bunch of police in the second move. Come On!

John Connor a wanted person able to walk right on and into a secret military installation and stand before the military base commander? I dont care if he is your father is this for real? Hey roam around make yourself at home.

The extremely poor scene of Arnold fighting his programming? How un original and stupid.

The Girl who got over her fiance pretty fast. This might be typical though.

Still it was better that last Indiana Jones movie.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Zensen on 4/3/2009 3:12:23 PM , Rating: 1
I agree with you about x-men 3 ruining the whole series. mis-casting of main characters and wanting to throw the marvel universe into one final storyline - pathetic. sorta like how pirates of the Caribbean 3 was poor excuse of a movie. having said that, I liked t3, sure it had its flaws but I thought the ending was befitting for the series and introduce the possibility of t-4 being in the future.

I've always wanted that and now we're getting it. T3 was better than indy 4 but at least I got to see another, I just hope they do better in the next one if there's a next one.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Totally on 4/3/2009 5:15:13 PM , Rating: 3
there is a t4 in the works you should be able to find the trailers somewhere online, looks cool, they have the guy who plays batman(begins & tdk) as connor, but any interest i would have had t3 killed.


By Totally on 4/3/2009 5:16:24 PM , Rating: 2
Christian Bale, Terminator Salvation


By B3an on 4/4/2009 9:21:55 AM , Rating: 2
It looks good? What?? T4 looks appalling. Nothing like the future depicted in T1 and T2. The first two were the only real good films, and some of the best around. And i dont know how anyone can say T3 is good after watching the two before it.
As far as i'm concerned terminator ended after James Cameron stopped doing it.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Samus on 4/4/2009 4:15:22 PM , Rating: 1
T3 was pretty good, and everything you pointed out is acceptable to the Terminator series...

The cars didn't drive themselves without visual aid; the Terminatrix had satellite uplink and all the cars in that scene were accurately drive-by-wire vehicles (except for the Toyota's, who sponsored the movie's vehicle set)

I don't see a problem with bouncing the trunk over conner with the exception of a tremor shock from the ground...

Flying drone with rockets was a prototype...make up an excuse. Poor armor plating? lets go with that.

Coffin's are thick and will stock just about any bullet shy of a 50 cal. Most police weapons (and FBI weapons for that matter) are 9 or .22, and trust me, a .22 (walther style bullet, aka james bond gun) can't even blow out a knee cap. it's a pretty useless bullet more for stunning than stopping. none of these weapons have shit on a terminator, or a hurst for that matter. HOWEVER, there was an error in the drive-away scene where there were bullet holes in a previous take and they were missing in the next.

john conner was snuck into the military base, he didn't 'walk right in' and the general's daughter had proper authorization to get to her father.

the terminator fought his programming, how should it look?

considering all the shit that was going on, it's pretty easy for anyone to put emotional attachment on the back burner. losing her father and fiance in the same day is rough, but hey, the world just ended. shit happens.

definately better than the last indiana jones movie.


By SiliconDoc on 4/8/2009 2:55:33 AM , Rating: 3
Thank you for correcting the whiners. The little snarking crybabies read the curmundgeon reviewers then wail out their sociopathic new whining tard parrot complaint - because then they feel they have some portion of "good taste" and "critical bona fides". That type loves the women channel and pathetic lying crybabies on screen who are opressed and downtrodden minorities, and vulgar, filthy, letcherous scabble, too.
I find it particularly pathetic when they wail and moan the movie doesn't match the comic book, or the book - as if someone contracted for such a thing, or as if that would make it better - let's see color cartoons on a [age with tiny balloon text a 3rd grader can read, or top of the world movie studio creativity and thickly detailed or intricate plotlines modified because the medium can handle it ?
Then they complain about a futuristic show with currently impossible and likely forever premises, and declare their 3rd grader physics failure critique "worthy". Excuse me, but they're already DEEP into science fiction fantasy, and they want THEIR flawed idea of newtonian physics to be followed ? roflmao THE STUPIDITY OF IT IS IMMENSE.
I guess I'm gratified they didn't wail out " it required a suspension of disbelief" to watch. Good GAWD, thank you for slapping them.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Hare on 4/3/2009 10:23:59 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the spoilers. I just picked it up and thought I'd watch it tonight...


By ClownPuncher on 4/3/2009 11:05:39 AM , Rating: 3
Yet you kept reading...on a leaked info news article no less.


By Hare on 4/3/2009 12:43:25 PM , Rating: 3
I should have added a smiley... I was joking :P


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By cubdukat on 4/3/2009 9:43:37 AM , Rating: 1
I agree. There's no way this could have happened unless it was officially sanctioned. A production like this would have incredible security, and this was no simple cam copy.

Personally, I'm not really a superhero movie fan anymore (I got out of it around the time of the last Christopher Reeve Superman movie), and especially not any "X-Men" without Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. This was a cheap way for Fox to see if it sucked ass instead of spending all that money on a real test screening.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By Moishe on 4/3/2009 12:59:59 PM , Rating: 2
The funny thing is that this is really a great method of viral marketing. If they were smart they'd do the same thing but actually have the movie stop about 1/3 of the way in and display a message like "check out the rest in the theater on May 1st"

That way they are above board about it and nobody gets unfairly blamed... Not to mention the taxpayer dollars being wasted by having the FBI look into this.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By cubdukat on 4/3/2009 3:44:34 PM , Rating: 2
Didn't Cartoon Network try something similar by broadcasting the "Aqua Teen" movie, except they had it so that the image was the size of a postage stamp?

Didn't work so well then, either.


By adiposity on 4/8/2009 11:44:58 AM , Rating: 2
They played it on Comedy Central, their network. Yes, it was the size of a postage stamp in the bottom right. Also, it had no audio. So not exactly a leak. More like a joke.

-Dan


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By bodar on 4/3/2009 3:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
Umm, no. Here's an article to refute your entire premise. Hollywood needs to look at their own system and lack of security.

http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/18792/1/HOW-...


By SiliconDoc on 4/8/2009 3:09:00 AM , Rating: 3
I heard from our fine and victorious and caring forces in Iraq that the movies hit for 4 or 5 bucks from (Chinese pirated) WEEKS before they are released in the USA, complete with colored graphic imprinted dvd's.
It was a common "Iraq walmart" phenomena - which amounted to what looked like shabby county fair booths lined up in the sand with perhaps a few palm trees behind them and some ring barbed wire on the ground. ( that must be the employee security method so one of the open mini shack vendors doesn't run out the back with an armful of goodies and hop in the nearest partner in crime vehicle passing by.
So that's fine they should crackdown, but it seems to me if our troops are getting things weeks early in the Iraq war zone from "near penniless" shack vendors for 4 or 5 bucks USD - on color printed DVD's, the problem might be fairly well contained in the USA comparatively.


By sigilscience on 4/3/2009 10:08:13 AM , Rating: 1
Never any shortage of conspiracy fruits willing to believe any insane theory.

a) The FBI was called in to investigate. Not something you do if you intentionally released it...especially if you don't like jail time for filing false police reports.

b) Releasing a really bad version of your ENTIRE film on the Internet might build "buzz", but its not the kind that will actually increase sold tickets.


By peritusONE on 4/3/2009 11:47:30 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
To be honest, I'm a huge X-Men nerd, but I could honestly care less about this movie.


Then you're not a "huge X-Men nerd".


By majorpain on 4/3/2009 1:07:02 PM , Rating: 2
I've seen worst TS releases, and still very watchable.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By AlexWade on 4/3/2009 9:33:10 AM , Rating: 4
From what I've read, the portion of the movie that leaked out sucks worse than X3. The article alluded to this fact, but I read a comment by one guy who saw the leak and he hated it. So, this is what Fox did. They "leaked" the movie out, found out that everybody who saw the leak hated it, then tried to save face by the threat to sue before word of mouth made this movie a monumental flop. Of course, that is based on nothing but my imagination.

One of the people who saw the leak posted here (first one when I posted):
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/and-it-makes...
quote:
Saw it this morning and its not good at all. Rough cut or not no amount of editing or added fx can save it from the bad word-a-mouth its gonna receive. Comment by Mizzela — April 1, 2009 @ 9:09 am


All you need to is remember this is FOX you are dealing with. The Simpsons has it right when making fun of Fox. I'm still mad that they canceled Firefly, and that was many years ago!


By xsilver on 4/3/2009 9:43:59 AM , Rating: 2
Just speculation - but if you intentionally leaked it, wouldnt it be smarter to only leak "one reel" or something? (eg. only half the movie) forcing people to go see the other half for $$ if they liked it enough?

btw I know it was leaked on dvd so the one reel excuse isnt exactly plausible - maybe it was HD and only 9gb could be ripped?


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By bhieb on 4/3/2009 11:15:51 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
I'm still mad that they canceled Firefly


Agreed 100% it is definitely in the top 5 of my best scifi series ever.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By monitorjbl on 4/3/2009 12:14:49 PM , Rating: 2
Uncomfortable Truth: For a universe that's supposed to be half Chinese, Firefly sure doesn't have many Asians.

And yet, it was still the best thing I've seen on TV in the last decade.


RE: FOX wants to "remove it from the Internet"?
By djc208 on 4/3/2009 12:36:33 PM , Rating: 2
Farscape was better IMO but I did like Firefly.

Unfortunately sci-fi shows are either really popular or just cult favorites, and it's usually more the second. At least the movies provide some sence of closure to the plot.


By bodar on 4/3/2009 3:29:13 PM , Rating: 2
I've seen several Farscape episodes, and while they are really imaginative and original, I just didn't care about any of the characters. Firefly just had more soul. I agree with another poster that it sure did lack some major Asian characters though. That never really made sense to me either.

Maybe it's just me, but Mal vs anyone played by Donnie Yen would've been just awesome.


By fezzik1620 on 4/3/2009 10:04:04 AM , Rating: 5
Reminds me of a quote from one of my favorite sitcoms of all time, News Radio...
quote:
You can't take something off the Internet. It's like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool. -Joe


By SublimeSimplicity on 4/3/2009 11:00:51 AM , Rating: 3
Let me see if I can help. 20th Century Fox, if you're reading this, you have to understand that the internet is not like a truck. You can't just put a movie in the bed and then remove it whenever you want. It's a series of tubes...


If only..
By Xed on 4/3/2009 9:13:31 AM , Rating: 2
Hollywood could consistently "pirate" some quality content for films instead of blaming everyone but themselves for the failures of the crap they spew out.




RE: If only..
By JasonMick (blog) on 4/3/2009 9:30:49 AM , Rating: 3
Oh come on, you're being far too harsh. If that poster doesn't scream quality movie, I don't know what does.

I think it shaping up to be the best superhero film since Batman and Robin.


RE: If only..
By Xed on 4/3/2009 9:39:11 AM , Rating: 3
Golly gee willickers Jason you've convinced me. Let us don our tights and flock to this pinnacle of film making. I'll even spring for cardboard claws!


RE: If only..
By bighairycamel on 4/3/2009 5:23:24 PM , Rating: 2
See http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?... for some reviews from people who downloaded it. The majority says this movie was crap as most here at DailyTech have sarcastically alluded to already.

I hoped IronMan set a new standard for Marvel movies... sounds like I was wrong.


RE: If only..
By cparka23 on 4/3/2009 10:25:16 AM , Rating: 2
Batman and Robin? Try Ang Lee's Hulk!

LOL @ the poster... Hugh Jackman should be screaming because his career is quickly going up in flames. When the studio fixes a movie by adding more face time for the Van Wilder guy, something is seriously wrong.


RE: If only..
By austinag on 4/3/2009 10:44:18 AM , Rating: 3
I agree. I watched the leaked copy last night and I thought the plot line of going back in time to recapture his "mojo" was brilliant.


RE: If only..
By chrnochime on 4/3/2009 11:30:40 AM , Rating: 3
The poster reminds me of two things:

1. Straight-to-dvd covers, with cheesy poses and so fake it's funny CGIs in the background.

2. Romance novel covers LOL


Some Also Speculate:
By michal1980 on 4/3/2009 9:24:50 AM , Rating: 2
Man Never Landed on the Moon.

Indians came from Aliens.

The World is 2000 years old.

The World will end in 2012.

-----------------------------

Why even justify the nuts of the world by adding that into the headline.




RE: Some Also Speculate:
By kattanna on 4/3/2009 10:14:24 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why even justify the nuts of the world by adding that into the headline.


because "reporters" need something to write about

;>)


RE: Some Also Speculate:
By Whaaambulance on 4/3/2009 5:23:12 PM , Rating: 2
Wait a minute... are you implying that Jason Mick is a reporter?


RE: Some Also Speculate:
By fatedtodie on 4/6/2009 3:44:46 PM , Rating: 2
Nobody would go that far.


A Movie Beta Test
By mackswift on 4/3/2009 1:02:31 PM , Rating: 1
From the moment I saw the Wolverine movie listing online as 'TestPrint', I knew FOX had let it become leaked, and it was the perfect win-win situation for them.

What do video game companies do for a time before a game is released? They either release a demo of the game with complete or beta code, or they allow a limited or unlimited amount of users into the game to test the multiplier, the network, how the game runs on different PCs and console setups, and so on and so forth.

The music industry, while still maintaining its draconian attitude in many ways, has even learned the value of 'leaking' things onto the internet, removing DRM, and bands releasing full albums for free or for a user-created, open source price.

The entertainment industry is finally coming to grips with the aspect of the internet; that copying and finding copies of songs, movies, TV shows, commercials, books, radio shows, comics, and etc, etc is a reality of the internet. Traditional print, movie trailer, and commercial advertising just wasn't cutting it when it came to getting people excited about something entertaining. There was a consensus that is growing that they need to find a way for so called piracy to work in their favor. Look at the way the news and blogosphere have lit up whenever something major has 'leaked' or been pirated online. And 20th Century Fox has found their advertising by leaking a copy of the movie onto the internet.

Whenever a studio or entity claims that they lose so much money whenever someone downloads something, don't believe them. Just because someone downloads something doesn't mean they were going to pay for it in the first place, and most of these downloads are but a small percentage of viewers anyways. But I always asked, especially when the music industry tried that argument, how can you lose money that's not there in the first place? We've seen what happens with imaginary money with Enron, Worldcomm, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; and let's not forget AIG. So, yeah, when an entertainment entity tries that argument; don't believe it.

When the new Wolverine movie was announced; many fans were excited. A whole host of everyone's fanboy favorite mutants were slated to be in the movie alongside the adamantium Canuck. Well, when the trailers came out, and a few pre-screenings were held; fans weren't impressed. Everyone's favorite Deadpool sucked in his role and people were complaining about Sabretooth and even the bits of story that were shown too. In short, there were complaints that the story wasn't up to fanboy par.

So FOX, by releasing a beta of their movie, has a win-win. They garner a wider opinion by a small but larger percentage of fans who have the savvy to download the testprint of the movie, critique on it, make opinions, and so on and so forth. And with the blogosphere and news awash with the MPAA and the FBI investigating this so-called leak; 20th Century Fox gets free advertising.

And if the movie tanks, they'll blame it on the pirates.

--
'A good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!" '

"I’ve always found that sticking your fingers in your ears and humming loudly solves a whole slew of problems."

'I put some shampoo in there too, but it's dog shampoo, so I don't know if it'll work, but we're all praying like hell that it does.'




RE: A Movie Beta Test
By bodar on 4/3/2009 5:47:28 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't seen it, but anything's got to be better than the first X-Men movie's Sabretooth. Ugh.

Also, quotes signature? Seriously, WTF? Just stop.


RE: A Movie Beta Test
By cubby1223 on 4/4/2009 10:22:38 PM , Rating: 2
Are you that delusional you'll grasp at any possible chance to defend piracy? If you don't know the difference between the movie industry and music or video game industry, then there is no hope for you.

Music is meant to be replayed often. Video games are meant to be replayed often. Most movies for most people are a one time viewing and *that's it*.

Beta test... just have to shake my head at that one.


RE: A Movie Beta Test
By SiliconDoc on 4/8/2009 3:15:15 AM , Rating: 2
I don't agree the studio or the parent holding company does it on purpose, but I do agree the "free advertising" that results is advantageous in the long run.
It does create a buzz, and news items that would otherwise not exist, and there are certainly a lot of news watchers and onliners who are suddenly REMINDED or get a first exposure to the title.
As they try to say, no publicity is bad publicity. (not entirely true, but the idea is sound in most cases)


Bells & Whistles...
By Aeonic on 4/3/2009 10:18:11 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
Twentieth Century Fox insists the leaked version is worthless as its missing some of the sound effects and other post-production bells and whistles.


That just shows how the movie industry has the wrong attitude, IMO. A movie shouldn't need the bells and whistles to be worth watching. Not that they don't help, I like the big explosions as much as anyone. It's just that the worth of a movie should be in the story and the acting. Even a comic book or superhero movie.




RE: Bells & Whistles...
By frobizzle on 4/6/2009 9:14:43 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
A movie shouldn't need the bells and whistles to be worth watching.

Agreed! A classic example is 12 Angry Men. One cheesy looking jury room set but that was all that was needed. Great script and excellent acting made it one of the all time classics!


Trailer
By really on 4/3/2009 1:01:34 PM , Rating: 2
All I know is this past weekend I went to see Watchmen and they had a preview trailer of this movie and it looked like it will be awesome. I may be biased as Wolverine is one of my favorite X-men, and the inclusion of Gambit. I'll save judgment until after I see it, anything before then is just speculation and negativity.




RE: Trailer
By hwhacker on 4/3/2009 9:13:49 PM , Rating: 2
Title for my other post should read: "Did Anyone Else See Taken..."


Not on purpose
By kyleb2112 on 4/3/2009 7:48:07 PM , Rating: 2
No way was this intentionally leaked. Fox's only hope to get decent money out this was to have a big opening weekend before word of mouth gets out that it sucks. The leak just put an even crappier version into the hands of thousands of geeks who'll do nothing but rip it.

Some fanboy in the production pipeline got his hands on the workprint to win the internets, and Fox's security failure will cost them tens of millions.




RE: Not on purpose
By hwhacker on 4/3/2009 9:12:18 PM , Rating: 2
...last Summer?

That film leaked months and months before it was actually released in the theater, and as a SCR no less. Hell, an R5 was available in early October.

Yet, last week, a friend came over after just seeing it in the theater and mentioned how she really loved it. I had to rack my brain to remember that far back. I looked online and saw that movie has been out in theaters and still running fairly strong at #10 after 'TWO MONTHS' of release. It's made around $140M.

What does this tell you?

1. People whom watch scene releases are a very small margin, no matter what the quality.

2. People will go see a movie irregardless, granted it does not suck.

Taken was not a "George Lucas SW Eppy 3" (which also has it's work print leaked early) grand-style movie, and yet it still made money after being leaked in decent-enough quality.

I understand it sounds conspiracy theorist, but truly, leaking this movie to cover-up why it will bomb does make sense. The rls scene has little to do with box office, regardless what ANYONE wants you to believe. This movie sucks, and if it bombs, it's because it doesn't deserve anyone's movie the first time, let alone on multiple viewings movies like this count on.


meh
By yacoub on 4/9/2009 8:47:21 AM , Rating: 2
I don't really care about the "source material", the unfinished version was pretty awesome and I look forward to seeing it in the theatre and owning it on DVD.
It's also a HUGE step above that miserable third X-Men movie and makes a nice prequel to the existing X-Men movie trilogy.




RE: meh
By TennesseeTony on 4/10/2009 7:57:25 AM , Rating: 2
The finished movie is going to be great, I agree! I'm not a comic book reader, so maybe the die hard fans won't like it, but as someone who knows nothing about X-men except for movies I-III, this one is going to rock!

The theory that the studio leaked it because it's going to suck and they needed piracy as a scapegoat is ridiculous. It's going to be a winner.


So I am not alone
By habbakuk on 4/3/2009 12:45:14 PM , Rating: 2
Seems that a lot of people agree that this film is going to tank.I have only seen the trailer and I must say part of it were as if they were making a grade B flick and also what in the God's name did they do to Gambit.




Yeah I saw it
By BruceLeet on 4/3/2009 12:55:42 PM , Rating: 2
Was on movie-forumz dot org.

I was starting to wonder why the effects looked off, like explosions in the opening sequence of wars. And when the Van Wilder dude was jumping around you could clearly see the wires hes attached to. Clouds were very solid/fake.




x men leak
By frank6191 on 4/3/2009 11:33:45 PM , Rating: 2
i c'n it, the storyline is good but compared to todays standards it was slow paced with limited mutant an special effects an the ending scene was really weak




Really?
By SavagePotato on 4/4/2009 12:27:57 AM , Rating: 2
Did anyone honestly think this movie was going to be anything but a steaming pile after that trailer with the Austin Powers helicopter jump?

The guy playing Sabertooth was mildly amusing in the trailers but that's about it.




not everyone hates it....
By brian770 on 4/4/2009 7:41:57 PM , Rating: 2
guess i must be the only one here that saw it and actually thought it was a awesome flick. cant wait to see the polished version. the whole deadpool sideline was lame though.




Speculate?
By plonk420 on 4/5/2009 4:59:21 PM , Rating: 2
well, speculation hasn't been very good recently. "people speculated" that the FBI raid on Core IP Networks was a result of the Wolverine leak, when it seems to have turned out to be an ILEC not paying their bills for VoIP service...




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