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New 4 million illegal Wolverine downloads - 11-May-2009, 10:30

4 million illegal Wolverine downloads

By Robert Briel | May 11, 2009

20th Century Fox has said that an unfinished pirated version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been downloaded some 4 million times.

The illegal copy became available on the internet on March 30. According to the Hollywood Reporter, at last years average ticket price of $7.18, the piracy could conceivably though not likely have cost Fox $28.7 million.

The question really is: do these illegal downloads stop people from going to the cinema or are they a rather clever way of promoting the movie at the box office? Especially since this is an unfinished version of the movie. And sure enough, taking in $85 million Wolverine scored a better opening weekend than any other movie this year.

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11-May-2009, 10:56

Well. I can tell you: If you like the X-men, you'll love 'Wolverine'... And that 'workprint' is very, very watchable..

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11-May-2009, 11:20

The WP is watchable, ofcourse, but it is not easy on the eye. Many of the effects are unfinished and in some parts, the mis-en-scene is incomplete. I'd recommend you watch it in the cinema or wait for a complete screener to be leaked before you watch it all.
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11-May-2009, 11:46

watched it in the movies this wekeend, its DEFINATELY a cinema movie
loved it, and suprisingly, the missus loved it too :)

it had a lot more emotions then action (i.e after the movie finished and we walked out of hte cinema, we weren't "oh did u see that fight scene and that action blast" but rather "wow, that fella has strugled so much" :p)

yea yea, take that with a touch, it was no drama, but hardcore action!
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