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59 Responses to The Blockbuster Movie Formula For Success [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:42 am
    Link: The Blockbuster Movie Formula For Success - In a nutshell.
  2. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Meh
  3. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 am
    I don`t remember Lady Tremaine ever trying to take over the kingdom. Actually, the entire Cinderella column is pushing it.
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 am
    You forgot marketing.
  5. Profile photo of Tekinette
    Tekinette Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Kinda obvious, btw you could probably add a hundred more blockbusters to the list... But if you look at black & white movies this rule doesn`t work as much, the good old days when hollywood wasn`t so lazy.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am
    a stretch.. timone and pumba were not social outcast. they were at the peak of the social ladder.. they knew everyone!!
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:34 am
    There were four hobbits.
    Sam, Pippin, Merry, and Frodo.
    Fail.
  8. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:47 am
    definitely a stretch. Darth Vader already took over the galactic empire.

    The droids were droids, not social outcasts.

    Baloo and Bagheera were feared and respected throughout the entire jungle.

    Simba wasn`t even really an orphan. His dad died, but his mom was still alive.

    Cinderella`s mom didn`t try to take over jack squat, an she was only friends with the mice inasmuch as they were willing to help make her dress. Hell, she was friends with ALL the woodland critters, not just those two.
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    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Fail
  10. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Stretching it.
  11. Profile photo of Birdfather
    Birdfather Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:04 am
    Some of these are stretching it...I mean, Bruce Wayne adopted Dick Grayson and Alfred was his butler.
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
    waste of time... pooty post
  13. Profile photo of Ranarc
    Ranarc Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:23 am
    LOTR = wrong. Sam, merry and pippin. More than two.
  14. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:34 am
    The Evil Godmother from Cinderella wasn`t trying to take over the Kingdom.

    Simba did not defeat Scar by using a "Pride Rock".

    Chewbacca and Han would be better social outcasts than C-3PO and R2D2.
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    dub47 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:36 am
    ALFRED IS NOT AN OUTCAST. He is a badass.
  16. Profile photo of Adora
    Adora Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:37 am
    Actually, that was Cinderella`s step mother..Her mother was ill and died. Then her father did the same. And i believe the point with the Mice is that those were the two that were the social outcasts of all the creatures. In fact in the original book they were a bit on the special side.
  17. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Luke Skywalker wasn`t an orphan, his father is alive and is an integral part to the story.
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Several flaws in this chart. But I`m sure someone`s pointed all of them out by now.
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    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:51 am
    Heh, heh...pleated pants!
  20. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:00 am
    "Simba did not defeat Scar by using a "Pride Rock".
    "

    Well technically he did. In Mortal Kombat terms, it was an enviroment kill where Scar tried to sneak attack Simba, Simba threw him over the edge, where he was turned into Hyena feces.

    Yeah, I have a 4 year old daughter...What, WHAT!!!!
  21. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:02 am
    "a stretch.. timone and pumba were not social outcast. they were at the peak of the social ladder.. they knew everyone!!"

    Actually they were BOTH outcasts. Pumba`s outcast story was outlined in Lion King 1, and Timon`s outcast story was outlined in Lion King 1 1/2.

    I can still use the 4 year old daughter excuse right? RIGHT!?!
  22. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:21 am
    Actually they were BOTH outcasts. Pumba`s outcast story was outlined in Lion King 1, and Timon`s outcast story was outlined in Lion King 1 1/2.

    outcast at one point. but only to unite adn lead the jungle to acunamatada.. you dont learn acunamatada but sitting around under a log like a social outcast!!
  23. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Really? A number of movies have followed one of the 7 basic storylines? SAY IT AIN`T SO!!
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    squoggle Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Hahaha defeats villain with a cliff
  25. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am
    Go figure.
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:45 am
    How is alfred the butler a social outcast? and when did the joker try to take over gotham city, to my knowledge he has only ever tried to blow it up, and he definitely was never stopped with a batarang. He was stopped with strength of will and a whole arsenal of crazy shiz. And luke didnt beat vader with a lightsaber, he beat emperor palpatine with vader. And simba wasnt an orphan until scar tried to take over the pride lands. This is dumber than idiocy. This is 4chan dumb.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    There is no right combination to make Frodo have 2 outcast friends and no more.
  28. Profile photo of xerch
    xerch Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    @Joeraccoon: Geek.
  29. Profile photo of bastrid
    bastrid Female 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Joeraccoon, Please,get laid and get a life
  30. Profile photo of LegerDemain
    LegerDemain Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    I`m definitely on Joeraccoons side on this one. The number of errors in this pic is astounding. Vader didn`t try to take over the galactic empire, he (palpatine) was already in power. Cinderella didn`t exactly live happily, and her stepmother did not try to take over the kingdom.

    If you are going to do a thing like this, it has to be at least moderately accurate.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    the supernerds are angry
  32. Profile photo of toastertown6
    toastertown6 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    There`s this weird thing called The Heroic Pattern, so guess what? Heroic stories are going to follow that pattern.
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    Phantomz Male 13-17
    148 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    I call FailPost!
  34. Profile photo of SorasNobody
    SorasNobody Male 13-17
    80 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    Forced.
  35. Profile photo of XaveMomma
    XaveMomma Female 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Def. a dumb post. It was a group of 3 mice, not 2, in Cinderella.
  36. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Luke is not an orphan, in fact his father appears in the chart. fail
  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    win
  38. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Too forced. Dumb.
  39. Profile photo of Milo_Pretzel
    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    Orphan doesn`t mean their parents are dead. Where was Darth throughout Luke`s life, huh? Orphan.
  40. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    It was really good until it got to the defeating part. Then it kind of went whack...
  41. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    Except C3P0 and R2D2 were looking specifically fo r Obi Wan and happened upon Luke. At no point were they "living happily" with him.
  42. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    not quiet right, but i see what your getting at
  43. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    poo!!! My plot is blown again! I have to come up with a new script...

    Seriously, the scene in "2012" with the An225 on the way to Hawaii is just like a gag I wrote, with music, in 2004 (but did not publish...)

    Homer said there were only about 7 plots and all stories are built by combining them like music.
    When applied to any period, contemporaries will always
    produce overlap.

    BTW, Avatar is totally Disney`s Pocahontas done in space.
  44. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    but Simba has a mother. He wasn`t an orphan.
  45. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    So many flaws to be numbered
  46. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    yeah, i agree with Angelmassb
  47. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 2:18 am
    Simba wasn`t friends with two social outcasts until after he stopped living happily ever after, was never an Orphan, Scar *did* take over the pridelands, and didn`t really use a mountain to kill scar. (He was killed by Hyenas).

    Also Vader never lost a fight to Luke, and *spoiler alert* Vader is Luke`s Dad, ergo, not an Orphan.
  48. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 4:44 am
    Um...it`s a method of story telling called, "The Hero`s Journey". It`s as old as time itself.
    Yes, it`s formulaic, but that`s why it`s so successful. We`ve been telling stories of this kind since we could throw poo at each other.
  49. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 4:47 am
    [quote">BTW, Avatar is totally Disney`s Pocahontas done in space.[/quote">

    BTW, Pocahontas is totally Stranger in a Strange Land done in cell animation.
  50. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 11, 2011 at 5:17 am
    "Luke... >>I<< am yo` Daddeh!!..."
    "NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!!!!!"
  51. Profile photo of Eavalos
    Eavalos Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 5:22 am
    My word Baalthazaq! Everyone the formula doesn`t work! THE FORMULA DOESN`T WORK!!!
  52. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 7:31 am
    Nothing new under the sun. Get over it.
  53. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 8:37 am
    >Samsquanch
    Not quite sure I agree with you at all concerning Stranger in a Strange Land." ^^
  54. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 8:42 am
    So?
  55. Profile photo of xmbo
    xmbo Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Well duh.
  56. Profile photo of shadowmagini
    shadowmagini Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    technically its Sam, pippin and merry....3 social outcast friends....
  57. Profile photo of K0ttin_K0b
    K0ttin_K0b Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    Seems a little like you`re stretching it. You can choose all kinds of things that are similar about the stories and all kinds of things that are not similar. Of course the main idea is that they`re all good overcoming evil, but that`s typically how stories work, so there`s nothing new here.
  58. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    worst chart ever. some of the "outcasts" arent even outcasts...
  59. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2011 at 12:58 am
    He defeated him with a mountain?

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