KingPagla wrote:But marketing is all about the typical, and how it is reached. The poor title had no effect on people already familiar with the character or books, but I think it did have one the vast number of those who aren't.
And nothing in the marketing: posters, trailers, commercials etc. attracted either group.
Yeah, some of us were going to see it, regardless, a lot were turned.
Understood about the marketing.
I'm still not sure. Perhaps it's vagueness is not attractive, don't know if it is a turn off. I wasn't one who would have automatically have gone. I go to movies because I don't have time to watch movies at home. All of my friends are the type to Netflix it (my family as well). I think some of the reaction has to do with some bad reviews (to which, yes the marketing did not help). Some of the word of mouth here made me decide to see it, I didn't see it on the first week.
Sadly, calling it the biggest flop, isn't helping. Bummer since it really doesn't deserve that title.