Hugh Jackman speaks of Wolverine leak heartbreak
A 'serious crime', thunders thesp
Hugh Jackman has described himself as "heartbroken" by the leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine which saw an incomplete version appear on several BitTorrent websites ahead of the official 1 May US release date.
According to the BBC, the Aussie thesp described the rough footage - featuring no CGI effects - as a "Ferrari without a paint job". He added: "There's no doubt it's very disappointing. Obviously people are seeing an unfinished film."
The FBI is currently looking into who was responsible for the leak, which Jackman denounced as "a serious crime".
Fox News thinks the matter's pretty serious too, and earlier this week confirmed it had fired columnist Roger Friedman for ill-advisedly posting a review of the paintless Ferrari in his weekly column. ®
Hugh "diddle my clit" Jackman speaked with forked tounge.
Well on one hand I think well yeah.... IF they do a decent product that is worthy of patronage, so be it.
But on the other hand - they are selling a lie.
According to the biblically brainwashed - it's demonic; which is always good for a laugh.
But the more relevant points are that there is a whole heap of really unhealthy marketing spin going along with the product.
Coke doesn't add life - it rots your teeth and gives you diabetes.
Kids are groomed to be neurotic little "me too" consumers - because they have the latest and greatest "In Thing" - so everyone else has to be like them and have the paraphenalia too.
Then you have all the in-movie product placements...
And the list goes on and on and on - all the spin, the hype and marketing.
And when it ever comes on TV., it will be milked for all it's worth - by rudely interrupting the add show with little movie breaks.
And when it gets to the DVD shop - it will be region encoded, to stop me from buying it on DVD in the USA at 1/2 the price it comes out in Australia.
As for his whining about internet piracy - that is a scam too; the figures are rigged by the movie studios.
I also figure that with all the downloaders - chances are they wouldn't have gone to see it at the cinemas in the first place..... so where's the loss?
So while Hugh "diddle my clit" Jackman's heart bleeds about the consumers being as justifiably unethical as the movie studios - I say, "I don't have much time for him and his industries crap".
Don't worry Hugh!
I wont be downloading it. Mind you I wont be watching it at the cinema, so no loss there, eh?
I find is funny how people who've watched the previous 3 X-men films and hated it are still complaining here about how much this pre-quel sucks. Does it take a brain to figure out it would b the same deal? Most piraters just download it cause they can and have this usupered feeling of why pay when you can get for free feeling or to show off to there friends how they got an early copy of a movie that won't be out until next month. Lots of tards on the net or just tard actors with nothing better to do with their nocturnal lives. That being said, I thought the movie was alright with the fact that only a fraction of the movie was CGI which was mostly at the end. Also, if you take the words of Jackmans words of 'It's a serious crime and there's no doubt it's very disappointing -- I was heartbroken by it' minus the serious crime, he's basically admitting the movie was disappointing. :D
All this media about piracy and torrents only brings more people to the understanding that everything but hardware can be downloaded for free on the internets and the rise of even more piraters. No stoppable force I say. You then even got MPAA/RIAA or whatever government official that fights against these doing it themselves and sometimes getting caught in the process as well. Everyone is doing it. The revolution cannot be stopped. Just adding DRM etc. will only aggravate people who actually buy the products in general with issues it may or may not cause.