October 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm #196670
Why is there so little buzz for this December release?
It seems like prime Oscar bait — the true story that inspired Herman Melville to write “Moby Dick.”
This sweeping epic has it all — a cowardly captain, a heroic first mate, a ship wreck when a whale attacks, adrift at sea, etc.October 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm #196672
I think so. It looks really good to me, but its sudden release shift has left me worried. Still looking forward to seeing it though.October 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm #196673
I’m not really buying it. The delayed release date is worrisome and Chris Hemsworth isn’t really a draw without his hammer. So who knows how it’ll do at the box office if it is a critical misfire.October 28, 2015 at 7:37 pm #196674
I noted this elsewhere, but the delay seems to imply confidence. If the film was a bomb waiting to happen it’d come out in January, not December.October 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm #196675
They shifted it for awards. Well Ron Howard took to twitter to say it wasn’t but we know it was. I would see that as more of confidence than its March original slot. But it could get into the techs like sound, visual effects, and possibly score? I think Howard will only be nominated for Frost/Nixon type dramas from now on.October 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm #196676
I don’t care whether it will be a contender or not, it’s a story I’m interested in and I want to see this regardless. But I agree with Kyle and Dominic that the move to me seems more like confidence than the lack thereof.October 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm #196677
No.October 29, 2015 at 7:56 am #196678
This is one of the two films that I am waiting to see that I think are under the radar dark horses; the other one is Creed – I have been really surprised this one isn’t a frontrunner for at least a Best Picture nomination. My gut intuition syas this could move in and one of the other frontrunners people haven’t seen yet will move out… time will tell…December 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm #196679
Just saw the film and if you ask me its chances are dead in the water (excuse the pun). Don’t know why they pushed the film back, seems like a BO flop in the making. Not a bad movie, but not great enough to make it into the race. The best they can hope for would be tech nods I think. Acting is fine but no one shines, characters aren’t really developed enough.December 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm #196680
Just saw it. We are not underestimating it. I don’t think it’ll flop since it doesn’t have much competition this weekend but yeah I may have enjoyed it more as a March release if that makes any senseDecember 8, 2015 at 7:51 am #196681
How many nomination it can get? Which categories?