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The Real Reason Mortal Engines Was A Massive Box Office Flop

The Real Reason Mortal Engines Was A Massive Box Office Flop Mortal Engines was a massive flop at the box office. What was the reason that this potential series builder bombed so hard at the box office, really? There’s a lot to unpack with this movie – which potentially just killed a franchise. Despite a $100 million budget, and a marketing budget of more than $120 million, Mortal Engines pulled in a measly $7.5 million domestic in its opening weekend – only good enough for fifth place. What went wrong exactly? Well, we can start by looking at the marketing.

Despite a lot of cash and ads, unless you were familiar with the 2001 Philip Reeve book (and books after), the idea of cities on wheels that roll around and gobble up smaller cities sounds… well… silly. The ads didn’t do a very good job explaining what exactly was going on. Another issue was the presentation: Is this a drama? An action movie? Is it a teen drama? If you went with teen drama for Mortal Engines you’d be correct, and we are at a time when teen/young adult dramas are flopping left and right; the timing was rather poor.

Then Mortal Engines had the misfortune of opening against Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and The Mule – which eliminated two major age groups from seeing it. Add in a surprise exclusive showing of Aquaman via Amazon Prime and holdovers like Ralph Breaks The Internet, it’s not a surprise at all that the city on wheels movie never got rolling.

The mortal what now? | 0:13
City in ruins | 0:55
Worlds collide | 1:46
Rotten roll-out | 2:49
What’s the story? | 3:33
Missing the moment | 4:23


Biggest Unanswered Questions In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Biggest Unanswered Questions In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse As with any superhero movie, not everything gets wrapped up in the closing minutes of Into The Spider-Verse; after all, they need to leave room for sequels. Here are the biggest unanswered questions in Into The Spider-Verse. And obviously, swing on out of here if you haven’t seen the movie yet: spider-spoilers ahead.

Are the Inheritors out there? | 0:16
A little too revealing, Miles? | 0:46
Why back to the beginning? | 1:16
Ultimate End? | 2:07
Where did the spider come from? | 3:02
Will Aunt May help Miles? | 3:58
Will Peter B. Parker reunite with Mary Jane? | 4:26


Small Details You Missed In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Small Details You Missed In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse For Spider-Man fans, Into The Spider-Verse was a non-stop parade of references all revolving your favorite web slinger. Here are even more small details and easter eggs you might have missed in Into The Spider-Verse. And it should go without saying, but we’re saying it anyway: swinging Spidey spoilers ahead.

Even more creator shout-outs | 0:17
Does whatever a spider-car can | 1:34
Aunt May and Olivia Octavius | 1:56
Ben Reilly, Spider-Man at last | 2:49
Plenty of love for Glover | 3:12
Spider-Man, Spider-Dad | 4:11


The Untold Truth Of Ronin

The Untold Truth Of Ronin If you’ve seen the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, then you’ve gotten a glimpse of Clint Barton’s return. But the man previously known as Hawkeye is very likely returning to the MCU with a whole new codename: Ronin. If you’re wondering what the deal is with this mysterious new persona, you’re probably not alone. Let’s break down the history of this Marvel Comics samurai.

Echo | 0:20
Maya Lopez: Ronin I | 1:22
Clint Barton: Ronin II | 1:58
Widowmaker | 2:56
The Splendiferous Spider Hero | 3:49
Endgame’s cinematic Ronin | 4:52


Movies That Bombed So Hard They Bankrupted Studios

Movies That Bombed So Hard They Bankrupted Studios Some movies are such duds that they don’t just lose a studio millions, they also put entire companies out of business. Here’s a look back at some historic mega-bombs that straight up bankrupted studios.

The Golden Compass | 0:12
The Rocker | 1:04
Cutthroat Island | 2:09
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within | 3:05
Multiple Global Road projects | 4:09


Jaw-Dropping Horror Movies That Flew Under The Radar In 2018

Jaw-Dropping Horror Movies That Flew Under The Radar In 2018 2018 has already delivered a number of standout horror movies, many of them flying under the radar of most moviegoers – so we’ve collected our favorites in this list, making it easier than ever to find some gold in this ever-growing content heap.

Annihilation | 0:14
A Quiet Place | 1:09
Upgrade | 2:15
Ghost Stories | 3:31
Wildling | 4:26
Cargo | 5:30
Hereditary | 6:23
Mandy | 7:19
Halloween | 8:07
Overlord | 9:20
Suspiria | 10:02


Venom Writer Teases A Spider-Man Crossover

Venom Writer Teases A Spider-Man Crossover From the moment we all learned there would be a Venom movie, everyone wondered, “Would we see a Spider-Man crossover?” It could be anything, from Peter Parker just walking along to a full-on wall crawler dressed up in his finest Iron Spider. But alas, despite fans scouring the extras walking by as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) sulked around the streets of San Francisco, no Peter Parker (Tom Holland, or any of the other incarnations) appeared. But after the surprising success of Venom – take that critics! – it looks as though we may just get that Spider-Man appearance in the Venom-verse.

Jeff Pinkner, Venom co-writer, heavily alluded to the fact that Spider-Man and Venom could indeed meet up. Director Ruben Fleischer went a step further and stated that Tom Holland – and not another actor playing Spider-Man – would be the Spidey they’d use in a Venom/Spider-Man crossover. Does that mean that Venom is indeed part of the MCU? Well, it’s not that simple. Venom is still a Sony product, and technically Spider-Man is on loan to the MCU, so maybe it’s vice-versa, and Spider-Man is really in the Venom-verse? Look, it’s complicated.

The takeaway from this is that the success of Venom has reignited Sony and their comic movie division – but they aren’t about to let the Spider-Man Tom Holland crafted be replaced with their own Andrew Garfield version. It looks like Venom and Spider-Man will indeed meet – providing Spider-Man recovers from his decimation via Thanos’s snap.


Easter Eggs You Missed In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Easter Eggs You Missed In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse If you’re even slightly a fan of Spider-Man, you’re in for a treat with Sony’s new animated movie. There’s enough hidden away inside the film to keep surprising viewers on their second, third, or even fourth watches. Here are just a few of the Easter eggs you might have missed in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Revisiting history | 0:17
Creative contacts | 0:55
(Comic) Coloring Book | 1:33
Rockin’ Around the Spider’s Web | 2:03
Choose your costume | 2:47
Imitation is flattery | 3:32
Law and order | 4:09
Hello There, Times Square | 4:37
Imagine that | 5:05
Pointed reference | 5:50


The Ending Of Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse Explained

The Ending Of Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse Explained Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has finally arrived in theaters, giving everyone a chance to dig into one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The movie is also fairly complex, blending a massive cast of characters with different animation styles, multiple villains, and a plot line that hops dimensions. If you’re still trying to figure it all out, we’re here to help.

Oh, and that weird feeling? That’s your spoiler sense tingling.

An interdimensional relationship | 0:23
Spider-Man the artist | 0:57
The Kingpin of prison | 1:20
Peter Parker redeemed | 1:43
Venom: Into the Spider-Verse | 2:26
Miles and his parents | 3:02
The next villain | 3:39
Meanwhile in 2099… | 4:05


3 Best And 3 Worst Things About Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

3 Best And 3 Worst Things About Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse *Be warned: some spectacularly minor spoilers abound.*

Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is finally here, and it is, in a word, amazing. With a few tweaks, the next entry in the Spider-Verse saga could be even better. Here are some aspects which the filmmakers totally nailed, and some which left a little, very, very little, room for improvement.

Best: The animation | 0:23
Worst: The rendering of the backgrounds | 1:19
Best: Miles Morales | 1:46
Worst: Some characters get short shrift | 2:38
Best: Spider-Gwen | 3:35
Worst: The Kingpin | 4:11
Amazing and entirely spectacular | 4:49


The Best Movies Of 20018 That You Completely Missed

The Best Movies Of 20018 That You Completely Missed Year after year, a ton of incredible films are released only to end up going largely unnoticed, and 2018 is no different. But don’t worry about missing out on all the future classics slipping under the radar – we’ve got the scoop on the very best…

I Kill Giants | 0:14
Thoroughbreds | 1:09
Disobedience | 1:49
Searching | 2:49
Blindspotting | 3:34
The Miseducation of Cameron Post | 4:29
Leave No Trace | 5:28
Unsane | 6:35
Bomb City | 7:50
You Were Never Really Here | 8:59


What Parents Are Warning Others About Netflix’s Mowgli

What Parents Are Warning Others About Netflix’s Mowgli Make no mistake: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle may be based on The Jungle Book, but it’s definitely not for children.

When Andy Serkis announced his plans to direct a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, no one batted an eyelash. Disney’s 1967 animated original was an instant classic, with wholesome elements that viewers of all ages could enjoy, folded into a story of self-discovery. Wouldn’t Serkis’ adaptation be just as delightful?


How Avengers 4 Could Bring Back These Dead MCU Characters

How Avengers 4 Could Bring Back These Dead MCU Characters Will Avengers 4 end up being just like it is in the comics – where no superhero is really dead forever? and that same mantra could every well apply to the MCU and specifically Avengers 4. Even without Thanos’ snap, many a character, hero and villain, met their own personal decimation. With rumors banding about concerning time travel in Avengers: Endgame, we have to wonder, “Is any character really gone?”

It’s natural to assume that some that met their end pre-snap in Infinity War, such as Vision, Gamora, and Loki are prime candidates to make a triumphant return from beyond, but are we really limited to just those MCU characters? Many have fallen along the way, and if Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are really time hopping, what’s to stop them from going after Black Panther’s father, T’Chaka, and preventing his Sokovia demise? Could Iron Man go all the way back to his parents death and prevent The Winter Soldier from taking out Howard Stark and his wife Maria? Can Scarlet Witch finally get the closure she needs and go visit her twin brother, Quicksilver, and stop him from dying? But what about villains? Frank Grillo has already publicly stated that his character Crossbones – who really set everything in action during Captain America: Civil War – will return in Avengers 4.

Avengers: Endgame is the final chapter, and as we all know, anything goes in the final chapter. Will we see heroes and villains return? You’re already expecting a bunch of heroes to be unsnapped – don’t be surprised if there’s more than just them.

Crossbones | 0:17
Peggy Carter | 0:49
Gamora | 1:20
Vision | 1:52
Arnim Zola | 2:12
T’Chaka and T’Challa | 2:54
Loki and the Asgardians | 3:25
The Guardians and their families | 3:56
Howard and Maria Stark | 4:22
Quicksilver | 5:12
The victims of the Snap | 5:47


The Biggest Unanswered Questions From The Avengers 4 Trailer

The Biggest Unanswered Questions From The Avengers 4 Trailer The wait for the trailer and title release of the fourth Avengers movie nearly drove the whole internet out of its mind. But now that it’s out in the wild, it’s raising way more questions than it answers. Here are the biggest questions we’re left grappling with.

Thanos’ next steps | 0:14
When are we? | 0:54
What is the plan? | 1:39
Ant-Man’s amazing escape | 2:39
Is Rocket okay? | 3:47
What is Clint up to? | 4:36


Why Hawkeye Will Be More Important In Avengers Endgame Than You Think

Why Hawkeye Will Be More Important In Avengers Endgame Than You Think We all knew that Hawkeye wouldn’t remain absent from Avengers 4 completely as he did from Infinity War – he is obviously going to be there for the Endgame and likely will be very important to the story. Despite the rumors mentioning it, seeing Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in his Ronin getup did pose a lot of questions about why he’s dressed up as a samurai assassin. The obvious assumption is that Barton’s family didn’t survive the snap and became “decimated” causing Barton to snap himself. When Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) pops up in Japan to “visit” Barton, she has the same look on her face we all do – shock and confusion.

If we look at the Infinity comics run, we can guess that Hawkeye is going to be very important to Avengers 4. In the comics, Hawkeye spent his Ronin time taking out Skrulls – something that we know from the Captain Marvel trailer will indeed exist in the MCU universe before she makes her way back to Earth. Will Ronin be a Skrull hunter in Avengers 4?

During the comic run, Hawkeye also trained a new Hawkeye – a girl named Kate Bishop. With MCU’s Phase Three wrapping up, could Hawkeye also be playing a crucial part in setting up Phase Four, with a younger cast taking over the familiar roles? Barton might not get his own movie, but don’t underplay how important Hawkeye is to Endgame and the future of the MCU.

Nothing to lose | 0:21
Ronin recap | 1:00
Skrull capping? | 1:28
More Ronin rumors | 2:09
Passing the bow | 2:54
Small screen setup? | 3:53


Movies So Bad They Were Pulled From Theaters

Movies So Bad They Were Pulled From Theaters Sometimes a movie performs so poorly and becomes so poisoned by terrible word-of-mouth that studios or distributors will pull it out of theaters abruptly to end the embarrassment. Check out this round-up of box office disasters, because you probably didn’t see them in theaters.

Jem and the Holograms | 0:16
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure | 1:21
United Passions | 2:26
Silent Night, Deadly Night | 3:22
Honky Tonk Freeway | 4:30
Postal | 5:34
Gigli | 6:49
Swept Away | 7:45
Delgo | 8:44