Originally Posted by pr0xyt0xin
Fan following does not equate to box office smash. Do you think Godzilla is more widely known than Superman? Do you think Man of Steel will even come close to approaching $1 billion?
I agree "that abortion of a film" in 1999 was absolutely terrible. Just like Batman and Robin, a movie whose reboot suffered substantially because of it's failures. And Superman Returns a movie whose reboot is bound to suffer because of its failures (we can follow up on this in a month).
And Godzilla (unlike King Kong) doesn't even have the benefit of a famous director. He is a nobody. Nor for that matter, a single A list actor. Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe eh...? B+ list at best.
Now I'm quite certain the movie will be good, possibly even great. But over $1 billion? You sticking with that answer?
all of what you just said could be applied to tasm, who is marc webb? garfield, stone, leary, ifans, a-listers? sure it had sheen and fields, but even those two are hardly considered a-list anymore.