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Updated w/ Response From Fox! We Don't Want Your WOLVERINE Reviews!!!

Beaks here...

Not yet, at least. Not until the film screens in an actual theater. Because the only way you're seeing it right now is through illegal channels, and we're not going to condone that. I hate running this story, but the deluge is about to come. Forums on other movie news sites are already overrun with links and reactions to a fairly high quality studio workprint that leaked this evening - and I don't care to comment on any of it because I don't want to encourage piracy at a time when the studios are laying off employees in droves. This is bad, bad, bad for the business. But it's also unprecedented. While I don't know if this is the biggest film to ever leak (back in 2007, there were reports of SPIDER-MAN 3 rips turning up in China a week prior to release), I can't think of a single $100 million-plus summer tentpole that hit the internet a full month early. This is significant because, as Drew posted at HitFix, no matter how hard Fox cracks down on this leak, the toothpaste is out of the tube. If you want to watch WOLVERINE online, you're not going to have to work too hard to find it. And then there's the matter of sharing your reaction. That's where I'm struggling. While we can control what we post to the site, there are these pesky little things called talkbacks where folks can write pretty much whatever they please so long as they're not advocating genocide or disparaging Vic Tayback. I called Harry the minute I knew this leak was real (on April 1st of all days), and we went back and forth on how to handle this. I considered disabling talkbacks for this story, but knew that the discussion would just bleed into other stories. Then I floated the idea of banning anyone who expressed an opinion based on the workprint, but quickly realized that would be a moderating nightmare. There's really nothing we can do aside from report on the leak and let you steer the discussion. If you're excited for WOLVERINE and don't want to be spoiled on the kickoff to Summer '09, I'd stay far away from this talkback. Hopefully, most of you will do the honorable thing and not download the movie. Ball's in your court. All I can promise is that we won't run a single review until the movie screens for press (be it junket or otherwise). And, yes, I'm well aware that we're in a gray area here.

The following statement was just issued by Fox re: the leak of the WOLVERINE workprint:

Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail. The FBI and the MPAA also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film.
Reiterating: "It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music." And for those of you who questioned our motives in posting this story: "We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film." X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE hits theaters on May 1, 2009.

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  • April 1, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Nice try

    by BenBraddock

    1/4/09

  • April 1, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Yow

    by Frankenbastard

    I mean i'm not the most honest guy on the planet but that's kind of shitty.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    wow you really got me for a minute

    by TheDark0Knight

    that would have to have been the biggest leak in the history of film.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Shit

    by Frankenbastard

    I fell for it.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Fuck piracy

    by deanbarry

    Seriously. I hate shit quality, illegal copies of movies. Whenever a friend of mine offers me a movie of dubious origin, i always pass. I LOVE my movies, as much as anyone else on this site. So how can i condone watching an illegal version that hurts the industry and looks like crap. I want to enjoy the experience. Large screen. Great sound. Via a cinema screening or on nifty blu ray. I'll be avoiding this at all costs and cursing the bejesus outta anyone who spoils it for me on the TB's.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    haha

    by wash

    The date is just a co0inky dink dudes. It's real as he...scratch that, I mean it's as real as Tom Rothman's douchey-ness.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Maybe not :-)

    by aigam

  • April 1, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    And if I have been fooled

    by deanbarry

    Kudos...but i still stand by my rant.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Worse than X3

    by robzass

    see for yourself.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Shit, I forgot it was April Fool's:(

    by ganymede3010

    I was hoping to read a review or 2. Oh well, May is going to rock! Wolverine, Star Trek, T4. Bow chica wow wow.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    AICN as a rule, does not do April Fool's Stories

    by HEADGEEK

    Honest injun!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    I guess it "could" be an April Fool's joke...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    but it has been all over the place, news-wise. Though, I haven't necessarily seen any lay-man reactions, though I haven't really checked out any forums. So what say you, John Q. Public? Shitty? Did the Re-shoots save it?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    it's the workprint, not the full movie anyway.

    by hellnback

    turns out it's the workprint and not even fully complete. the new scenes that were recently added to beef up the movie are not included in the workprint. the cgi is missing and the movie looks horrible without it. yes i downloaded it and watched it and know the story somewhat but trust me even if you see the workprint you're still going to have to go see in the theater to fully experiance the full movie with cgi effects fully intact. trust me without the cgi this movie looks terrible and cheesy. so yeah you can watch the workprint and then go watch the real full movie in the theater and see what changes they've made and what cgi they improved on, which would be all the cgi. some of the mutants abilities and appearances look stupid without the cgi.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Oh, well, there you go Robzass...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Anything you can ambiguously discuss without really ruining anything about it?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Balls

    by alaero

    AICN has grown Big Balls good on you guys!!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Just watched Wolverine !!!

    by everstranger

    It's pretty meh. I also just watched Terminator Salvation, Avatar and Star Wars Episode 7. Spoiler alert: Jar Jar Binks is the new galactic emperor.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Yes. It really is horrible

    by robzass

    Nothing i can discuss that you can't see for yourself. it's everywhere iamnicksaincnsn. just get a copy. apparently this version is pre-reshoots but honestly....i doubt those help that much. it seems beyond fixing.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    we don't condone piracy, but its easy to get if you want it!

    by BMacSmith

    piracy sucks, but what can you do?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Just finished watching it.

    by critch

    It's not an April Fools joke. It's not done by any means, while the quality of the transfer is perfect quality, any scene with CGI is unfinished to say the least. Most of the time it's just untextured standins. The movie itself is unfinished too, as the final version will have 20 more minutes added to it. As it is, it's not horrendous. It's got a lot of stupid in it, but a bit of awesome as well (Unexpected cameo at the end was terrific) and Liev Shrieber pulls off a really great Sabretooth, though why he has transformed into Tyler Mane by the time the first movie rolls around is completely left unexplained. How Logan's memory is lost is idiotic as well. Gambit is pulled off about as well as anyone, though I wasn't really feeling the actor. The main plot is kinda meandering, and there were a few random mutants that weren't fleshed out and just as quickly disposed of. Ryan Reynolds was great as Deadpool, until they screwed him up at the end. Interesting but way too short fight at the end too, and the entire Sabretooth vs Wolverine plot is also dropped... Yeah, it needs another 20 minutes, much of it needs fleshed out more, as it is it's a very light summer flick that will come out one week and be blown away the next (Star Trek seems like the better movie if the trailers are any indication). In the X-franchise, it's nowhere near as good as 2, and probably along the same lines as 3. Like I said, it's unfinished though. This has happened before. Remember when Hulk leaked early? The bad word of mouth about the effects hit that movie hard when it released. I'm wondering if a similar effect is going to happen here.

  • maybe it does who the hell knows! all i know is that i will watch the workprint, pay to see it, then even if it sucks ill buy the blu-ray as im that kinda guy :)

  • April 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    this workprint is supposed to be missing 14 minutes

    by caipirina

    i'd stay away from it! could be a very different movie from what will be released in a month ... it might be fun to compare this workprint AFTER having seen it on the big screen ...

  • April 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I would watch it...

    by Duncan Irons

    But then I will go to a proper theater when it is released... Not the same thing, and how can Wolverine be spoiled anyways, everyone pretty much knows how the story will roll...

  • April 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I have to disagree...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    ...if you want to help the Hollywood industry lay offs, you've got to point the finger at the over indulgent pay checks at the top, not piracy...the way bottom. <P> I tell you man, whenever there's an Econ crisis, the little man and the little'er man get it point blank while all the fat cats keep what they always had and, in fact, usually end up with more. <P> Sorry, busting a little early 20th century soap box in Washington square style. <P> Solidarity people, Solidarity.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    I just finished watching it as well

    by BadMrWonka

    I saw it on Kevin Smith's AICN inspired website...

  • April 1, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    hmmm

    by hellnback

    in the past i've always found it interesting to see the workprint version and then see the full version just to see how they've improved it. what changes they've made. i find myself sometimes going "wow, the changed the ending completly." or "they didn't kill that guy like in the workprint".

  • April 1, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    So someone at Fox leaked this?

    by geek molester

    because Fox management sucks sweaty donkey balls? Just thinking out loud.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    lol

    by geek molester

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    14 missing minutes...

    by critch

    Unless those fourteen minutes give us some kind of closure on Sabretooth, flesh out Deadpool, make the farm sequence not stupid, and completely erase the "Adamantium bullets", and add at least one more kickass action scene for a total of 1 and a half, I don't think it's going to be a different movie. The opening credits do kick ass though.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Ummmm.....theater attendance is better than ever.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    And there is not one shred of evidence that pirated films negatively impact ticket sales.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Works fer me

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I can wait until someone sees it at a legit showing

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Remove Article

    by enderandrew

    If you don't want to support piracy, then don't spread the word that there is a leak. Now tons of people are going to look for it, and spread it even more.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    bone claws in the first 60 seconds!

    by geek molester

    this movie sucks!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Exactly. This article just told hundreds of people its out there

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • April 1, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Box office records are being made in the last couple of years!

    by silentbobafett2

  • April 1, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Piracy Does Effect Sales

    by enderandrew

    Not each download equates to a lost sale, because some people pirate who don't have the financial means, or any real desire to pay, but piracy does effect some sales. That's just common sense.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Most people who pirate would not pay to see it anyway.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • April 1, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    perhaps

    by geek molester

    I saw Taken online, would have paid to see it in a theater otherwise. Maaaaaybe the good word of mouth was boosted by the pirated version but maybe not.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    PIRACY IS BAD but STUDIOS ARE WORSE: REPORT:

    by silentbobafett2

    Not really a report! lol! But seriusly, this is my view: 1) Get better theaters with better staff. 2) If I borrow a film off a friend... is it piracy? 3) If I tape a film off of TV - is it piracy? 4) If I buy an import - is it piracy? 5) How comes all kinds of records for box office have been broken recently? 6) Didn't Dark Knight come out last year, that is now one of the most succefull movies ever? THERE WAS A DVD RIP (HQ) OUT OF THAT THAT WAS REPORTED IN THE NEWS!!! 6) Seeing a film on the big screen in a GOOD CINEMA with a GOOD STAFF WORKING THERE will always beat a file off of a computer. 7) Theres more but lets just say these lay-offs and fear of piracy is studio BS. An excuse to cut costs and scare people. There is a lot more that the studios could do to save the industry than worry about the occasional leaked work print etc

  • April 1, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    And Beaks. If you're concerned about Hollywood layoffs....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....perhaps you should stop promoting films shot outside of the U.S. Runaway production is a massive crisis for the industry resulting in mucho job loss here in the states. Of course the suits don't give a fuck. The films are still getting made, with non-union crews and they're pulling in massive profits.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Can't take it!

    by RedwingsHoolihan

    I know it's wrong, but must watch now! WWJD?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    first 10 minutes are O.K.

    by geek molester

    I'll pay to see it, always intended to. Besides, this is far from a finished cut. And it's going to make a butt-load of money, even with the good will lost from X3.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    alright, it's real

    by BadMrWonka

    I thought it was a joke, but if MSNBC is reporting it, I'm willing to concede that this print really is out there...and that's bullshit. at least they know who leaked it and he's gonna get shitcanned...<p> http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

  • April 1, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Aw you naughty pirates!

    by Bjornegar

    Now we have a reason to blame for our movie's shitty under-performance. ('Cause, God knows, no one's gonna let us blame Hugh Jackman's jazz-hands.)<P> "Why are these kids willing to settle for shit-quality downloads of our big-screen blockbusters?", always asks the idiot selling software applications for palm-sized media devices.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Great point with Dark knight...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    There were very good copies out there, and yet... Movie theater attendance always goes up during times of economic strife.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    As Did Every Other Site That Ran The Story, Danny

    by mrbeaks

    No-win situation here. It's a major leak. We reported on it, and left it up to the readers.<br><br>And tell my friends who've been laid off over the last few months that they should be thrilled about that spike in theater attendance. Or the ones who will be let go before the end of the summer. The industry is in a transitional phase - and the scale of that transition could be staggering.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by critch

    *golfclap*

  • April 1, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    God I love a good Rick Roll.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Its like a blowjob after breakfast.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    America's entire industrial base

    by geek molester

    is being moved off-shore. We're gonna be a 3rd world country any time now.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Yup...the transitional phase is: cheaper crews = more money.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    THANKS AUSTRALIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Not downloading, but thanks to you lads who did...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...for saving me the effort of finding out for myself that it was shit.<p>Then again, the short-haired Sabertooth and the ridiculous flying-attack-on-helicopter pretty much telegraphed how it was going to turn out.<p>Can we PLEASE have the Miller/Japan story now we've exhausted all the tiresome 'Weapon X' bollocks?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    but don't worry, communism/fascism will save us

    by geek molester

    just ask your Lord Obama!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    It all comes down to OUTSOURCING AMERICAN JOBS.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The studio fucks can come up with a million excuses. They can point the finger at shit like piracy all they want. They're pulling in records profits, yet more and more American employees are laid off while production overseas soars. Sound familiar? Yeah. Sounds just like every other fucking industry we've lost.<p>

  • April 1, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    "and the scale of that transition could be staggering"

    by Bjornegar

    Or, it could mean there will only be thirty theater screens within 15 miles of me instead of forty-seven. Won't really matter since 18 of them will still be showing "Wolverine" and the other twelve won't be showing anything I'm willing to pay $11 for either.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Who'd have thought

    by CRanga

    Anyone that read the shithouse script knew that the final product was gonna be terrible, even with any rewrites/reshoots. I'm still gonna download it and watch like I always intended to, but no I get it a month earlier and in better quality. Thanks for the heads up AICN.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Um...AICN guys...?

    by Grievey

    I had no idea there was even a leak. You guys basically just advertised it to everyone who visits your site and didn't know about it. =S <BR><BR> But I won't watch it yet anyway. I relish the experience of being in a theater with a full audience, soaking up the big screen. w00t.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry, now I can get it before Fox pulls it.

    by cossack_says_die

    If you wouldn't have said anything, then I would have probably gone to sleep and not checked my usual sources. But since you did, I am currently downloading the motherfucker. Ill be watching it when I wake up tomorrow. This shit is legit people, not an April fools prank.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    I can Hear Hollywood Crybaby Washington Already.

    by gusradio

    This movie will suck, Almost as much as X-men 3, and now when it doesn't get the numbers ($$) they want, they will blame torrents and petition Senators to kill more of the freedoms of privacy that we enjoy on the internet. I'm not saying that piracy is even remotely OK. But there are many benefits to things like newsgroups, file sharing, ect. that we will dearly miss when Hollywood corporate money talks Washington into taking it away. That is why the Wolverine leak is bad. I know filmmakers and musicians that put their art on torrents themselves (mdotstrange, Giuseppe Andrews, ect) because they want to reach people and can't get they're movies distributed because of the way Hollywood bullies the distribution process. I'm not happy at all that this film was leaked and I will refrain from watching a workprint, but I saw that lame ass trailer and I'm tried of watching butchered stories that I've known by heart for over a decade. Also, I've grown out of enjoying paying to sit in a cramped theater, overhearing conversations through movies, shifting around to let drunks go take a piss, and smelling your farts. I'll watch this when it hits video, what can this film possibly enlighten me about Wolverine? I've read those comics since I was like 6 years old, and the movie will obviously be a let down. So far this year my favorite film has been Coraline in 3D. It was like watching a living diorama. Henry Selick is a visionary, while Gavin Hood (the director of Wolverine) directed Kickboxer 5 and an episode of Stargate SG1.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    oh my god its not a joke

    by TheDark0Knight

    I watched the first scene and the opening credits...I wont watch anymore until theaters, it looks to badass, I want to see the proper f/x.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    BEAKS: come on... I agree with about piracy and this film BUT

    by silentbobafett2

    You can't tell me you think your friends are loosing jobs because of it! Cheaper crews, international production bases, the ECONOMY DROP MIGHT have something to do with it... MIGHT! Beaks - I have friends who are looksing their jobs. There were thousands and thousands in the last few months of factory workers - WAS THAT BECAUSE OF PIRACY? THE WORLD IS IN TRANSITION! DOn't give us that "piracy is killing the industry line". It's an excuse. And I will tell your friends who lost their jobs that. It's a shame but they deserve to know the truth and fight for whats right! Not fight on a lie... Is priacy bad? Yes. Is it the devil? No. Ask your friends how many big cheese suits took pay cuts? How many of them PAID to see a film at the cinema? How many took h ome a screener? Take away the piracy issue, which I'm sure has an effect but it's minimal compared to other factors, and see what you're left with.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Lots Of Production In New Mexico, Louisiana And Michigan

    by mrbeaks

    But that's not much help to California crews. Runaway production is an entirely different issue, and really isn't germane to this discussion.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    that's ridiculous

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    i didn't know this leaked, until you said so.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    dude that showed Harry a copy of AOTC...

    by wash

    got in a shitload of trouble. Just sayin'<br>

  • April 1, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Wolverine....?

    by JERRY HORROR

    Work prints usually suck. I'm not "super" excited for this film either. It looks like "Wolverine and a whole bunch of other mutants crammed in for the fan boys".

  • April 1, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Dark0knight

    by critch

    You just watched the best part of the movie. It's all downhill from there.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    silentbobafett2

    by Nintendo Dude

    Nice try, but you read the "actor" portion of his IMDB profile, not his director credits. What do I say next? Fail? Burn? Cookin the books? ::insert trendy net phrase here::

  • April 1, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I agree it's fucking shitty if true.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    There is one thing I truly support it's the arts. That goes for music, movies and the such. I agree to pay for said content because I want it to keep coming. It's enjoyment. <BR> <BR> When assholes leak shit and others steal it in the long run you are not only hurting yourself but everyone else. Eventually this type of stuff will hurt the quality and the amount of movies you will see in the theater. And that goes for home media too. Rent a movie if you have to by paying for a service like netflix but stop stealing it because you're fucking it up for everyone else in the long term and that's just selfish.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Danny Glover's Dickblood...

    by Darth Mulder

    ...How the fuck did you come up with that?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    I can't believe people would watch this...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...even pirated. The trailers look like canned ass. Not worth the time to find it.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    WHO CARES...

    by CENOBITE

    I've seen plenty of rough cuts, prescreenings and test viewings. STILL going to see this at the theater because TONS.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Like others, I didn't know

    by POST

    until you told me it was leaked. good job adding to the problem.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    ...(dang writing in the dark)

    by CENOBITE

    hit the enter button... anyways... TONS of edits can be made and entirely change the feel of a film.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    "The biggest film to ever leak"?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    May I remind you of a little film affectionately referred to as "Episode III", out as an essentially finished workprint about two weeks before its release.

  • April 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    correction to my previous post

    by gusradio

    Gavin Hood did not direct Kickboxer or an Episode of Stargate. He did Rendition and Tsoti. I've honestly never seen either (but still don't care).

  • April 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    I know who leaked it

    by saint seiya

    it comes fro Rising Sun Pictures, the date of the print is march 2, 2009. http://www.rsp.com.au/news.htm

  • April 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    "Piracy" = resistance to censorship

    by berserkrl

    http://tinyurl.com/c6d67l

  • April 1, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    As for April Fools jokes...

    by deanbarry

    Johnny Depp in talks to become Freddy Krueger almost had me. I love Depp, but he ain't Kruger.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    It's hard to blame flagging US production . . .

    by Fletch F. Fletch

    . . . when you've got both studio heads and unions tearing the profits to pieces with their bullshit. Same thing with the auto industry; it sucks that things are bad, but at some point we have to acknowledge that marginally-skilled labor requisite of nothing higher than a GED might not be worth six figures a year and lifetime benefits. As far as the studios go, they'll do well to remember that those in the horse-and-buggy business didn't gain their shares back in a changing market by making it harder to buy the same old surrey. In these times of downturn, people need to remember that the purpose of the economy is not to provide jobs or keep any specific business afloat. The only thing the economy has ever been capable of meeting demand and supply. If you can't shift your supply to the demands of the market, you either fail as a business or your market goes to the next available opportunity cost. After hearing Fox at ShoWest declaring that they'd like to set a $5 premium on certain tickets atop of their regular price, I think having a studio or two fail in this economy isn't the worst thing. And if those studios happen to be . . . say . . . Fox and the Weinsteins, I can't really pretend to be that upset or surprised.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Clones

    by Bass Ackwards

    That was a big deal leak wasn't it (in fact Harry ran his orgasmic review based on the pirated version if I recall correctly).

  • April 1, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    by saint seiya

    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pdvd000a.jpg

  • April 1, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    DGDB - You're welcome!

    by Happyfat73

    Hey, The Australian film industry got reamed in the ass on our local content quotas when we signed an FTA with the USA (much cheaper for local networks to buy the rights to American product than get behind domestic productions)... Aussie crews gotta eat too, you know.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    by saint seiya

    http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6905/pdvd000a.jpg

  • April 1, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Here is what I hate about the Movie Business..

    by conspiracy

    In a restaurant...you eat dinner before you pay. The unspoken rule is this...if you get served crappy food, there is a good chance you won't have to pay, provided you complained from the first few bites, at the very least you'll get a new plate.</p><p> But the way Hollywood sets this up...you pay before you take the first bite...hell, you pay based upon 30 seconds of a 2 hour movie and the pompous ramblings of what are usually some bought and paid for "critics", then 20 minutes into what turns out to be shit...they typically won't refund your $ if you walk out.</p><p> Oh...you can demand your money back...but it isn't often they will give it too you...Nope....you pay up front..and when the movie sucks you don't have much recourse.</p><p> The Box office should be at the exit...if you leave before the half way point because it sucks ass..no charge.</p><p> Why this rant here? because the way I see it Hollywood owes me at least one pirated movie per year...Fuck, they owe me three for Cloverfield alone...one to pay me back for the money I wasted watching it...1 more awarded for damages for the 80 mintes I'll never get back, and one more for pain and suffering.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    watching it now

    by breathwillowmist

    Im about an hour and ten minutes into the workprint at the moment. While I do realize this isnt the final product I cant see how adding 14 minutes to it will fix the problems im seeing. The acting is pretty good but the story is such a let down. Its got a very slow pace after the beginning 20 or so minutes. All in all I will check out the final product and see how things go but this is a very huge letdown as I cant see them turning what so far is an ok movie into an amazing one with a few new scenes.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    "Some men just want to watch the world burn."

    by CGI_Pants

    Down with the system! <br> <br> Screw Mr. Beaks' friends! Man, my friends have lost their jobs too, but the only difference is their jobs were not cool and didn't pay well and my friends are now losing their houses and having to make hard choices about what to do next. <br> <br> Come back when we're talking about real life and not the effect that movie downloads are going to have on your wimpy friends. <br> <br> Ad hominem attacks work best. <br> <br> I won't be downloading this because I have better uses of my time, bandwidth, and hard drive. Thanks for letting me know about it though so I can follow the hysteria! <br> Love this shit!

  • April 1, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    IT'S NOT PIRACY KILLING THE STUDIO'S, IT'S SHITTY MOVIES!!!FACT!

    by THEFUCKINGCREEPYTHINMAN

    Why don't the studio's try to produce movies for less than 100 to 300 million dollars and actually try to hire good directors, good writers and MAKE SOME GOOD FUCKING MOVIES!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Movies leak all the time

    by Monkey Butler

    Beaks, can't believe you don't remember the Hulk leak. Mori had a massive sanctimonious bitch about it here, and was roundly outbitched by tb'ers for his hypocrisy. I think you've done the only thing you can do in this situation - you're a news site, it'd be remiss not to report this news, but you've managed to make the point about "piracy bad" without resorting to Mori's level of basically saying "it's OK when I do it because I'm a professional".

  • April 1, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the exposure!

    by EjkoUSC

    Dark Horizons didnt report it. Didnt hear of it anywhere else. Another case of AICN the biggest movie site on the net (i think) reporting something while claiming they didnt report it. Thanks for the exposure! You know this cant be contained but AICN dedicating a headline to it sure wont help matters. At all. You guys are silly. Besides times are tight. Its the great depression didnt you hear! ;)

  • April 1, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck

    by Series7

    Is Deadpool not mentioned in the trailers? Is he some secert? Is there a reason I only see trailers for this movie on Cartoon Network? Is the name Deadpool to menacing sounding? I mean they do that WHOLE stupid Blob, Cyclops, Kitten, Minx, Fozzie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal line up of all the Marvel people in this movie but no Deadpool? I mean its not like they are showing the Blob eating the Wasp? Seriously, is Deadpool suppose to be some sort of surprise, like this movie was trying to be till it got leaked? Ahhhh Hood why couldn't you have just made another sequel to your only worthwhile accomplishment in life American Kickboxer.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I've heard that Harry Potter makers are......

    by Mundungus

    ... only putting prints together for a few screenings then disassembling the prints, otherwise they plan to keep the film segmented until it has to be sent to distribution. It seems like a good plan since it has been complete since 2008 and they have a bunch of HP fans who were pissed at WB for pushing it out 9 months. <p> It seems as though film companies should spend more effort refining their chain of custody security than trying to murder john doe downloader in the courts. <p> How can they not know who's copy was pirated?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    I know a bank that fired people because of piracy.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Specifically, because they plundered a few dozen accounts. <p> <p> Yeah, just as "the crisis" is the best excuse now, allowing thousands of company executives to do whatever they want and blame "the crisis", "the piracy" is an even better excuse for several industries. Get ready for holy calls of: "We need more online surveillance and content control in Web 2.0, because WOLVERINE TUK ER JERBS!"

  • April 1, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Piracy has existed forever....

    by DrunkyMcLush

    .... and the world is still turning..... who would want to download Wolverine anyway? It looks HORRIBLE and so far it seems that that is the general consensus....... Also -- BEAKS...... I had no idea that this was going on until you posted it.... in trying to keep people from downloading it you just opened a can of worms and now even more people are downloading it because of your post..... make sure you don't tell your friends that when they lose their jobs.......

  • April 1, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Pirate copy reviews.

    by goldenage

    Please have harry post an op-ed piece stating categorically that neither he (or any writer associated with this site) have ever watched a non-studio sanction pirated copy of a move and commented about it on the site. <p> Or shut the fuck up.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Nice

    by AgentCross

    I wouldn't of know had you not said anything, now Im downloading it. Thanks for telling us! :P

  • April 1, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy

    by Bjornegar

    You sat through CLOVERFIELD, and you're only asking for one free movie to cover your "pain and suffering."<P> Dude, why are you being so easy? Any civil court would award you six months of free showings, plus popcorn! CLOVERFIELD sucked major balls!<P> Tell me you paid for WATCHMEN, too, and I get you a year of cinema, popcorn and a reach-around from the ticket girl. The physically-challenged one, bro - not the hottie. Be reasonable.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Serious

    by AgentCross

    I'm not joking, why didn't you just stay quiet?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Clones

    by Son of the Suns

    http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=11796 Pot. Kettle. Black. Failing Editorial Standards.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    by Son of the Suns

    remove the space in that URL for it to work.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Son of the Suns

    by breathwillowmist

    went to the link and damn... definetly makes AICN look like a bunch of hypocrites right now

  • April 1, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Fox Threatened AICN.com

    by Media Messiah

    At least, that is what this article seems to suggest, if you read between the lines. When has AICN.com refused to publish advanced fan reviews that are authentic, in the past?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Can't feel bad for Fox

    by Series7

    They gave us Marley and Me, they deserve every bad thing that comes to them for that gift from Satan (or God depending on who's side your on).

  • April 1, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Harry's Famous Attack Of The Clones Review...

    by Media Messiah

    ...from a bootleg copy? Can anyone square that with this latest edict?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    I miss the old days of this site - before the paychecks

    by Professor_Monster

    when badasses worked here.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Bravo

    by SiouxieSioux

    That's all I have to say.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Answers would be awesome

    by breathwillowmist

    I doubt anything will be said in response to this. Im just curious as since you say you talked to Harry about the leak... did he ever mention how he might look like a hypocrite? Since he reviewed a pirated copy of Star Wars in the past on this site. Did he bring up how stupid he might come off here? Honestly?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Are the reviews of the non-pirated WOLVERINE expected to be any

    by Bjornegar

    Or any worse? It's WOLVERINE!!! Who gives a s # ! t? Pirate it into the ground!!! Hollywood can only be BETTER if this kind of garbage is un-profitable.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Pirates

    by breathwillowmist

    I have never met a person in real life who has been against pirating of music or movies. Maybe its my age group(mid 20s), maybe its because I dont know anyone personally in the movie industry. Not everyone knows how to pirate and get these movies early or the first week they are in theaters... but everytime I find one of these movies and show my friends they are grateful. Never once have I had anyone get self-righteous like you try to in your original news story. Laughable in my opinion... but whatever

  • April 1, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    "banning anyone who expressed an opinion"

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Ahh, the true spirit of the internet...

  • April 1, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    fingers crossed avatar leaks

    by cool_britannia79

    and I really DONT have to pay Fox to see a movie this year.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, we hate reviewing bootlegged copies...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Except for when Harry watches Episode 2 on a bootleg or any other reviews that aren't Hostel 2. You know you aren't allowed to report to outside media sources what you saw in a test screening either, right? This film won't get hit hard because of Piracy. That shit has been proven straight up to be a myth. It will get hit hard because it looks shit, and once word of mouth gets out that it is shit, it will tank. The workprint won't help matters. But for an alternative, just witness Taken. Full DVD quality out on the net almost a year before it hit cinemas. People were talking about it endlessly after bootlegging it. And its still a huge hit. I also have another question...Why are you covering for Fox? I mean, why do you care if people express their opinion on bootlegged material. It never bothered you in the past when it was Moriarty talking about pirated Myiazaki flicks.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    By the way...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I haven't seen it. Why the fuck would I waste precious porn bandwidth on a sure fire turd like this? Oh, and whose gonna get fired for leaking it?

  • April 1, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Fox released it themselves so they can blame the low BO

    by Professor_Monster

    on the fact that it is available for download. They know they made a piece of shit and this is a brilliant move on their part.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    I assume this is a wind up, otherwise, why post it?

    by Brody77

    Looks like all you've done is have everyone going on about piracy yet again. By the way - whoever made the restaurant allegory, I like it.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Alonzo Mosely - so true

    by Professor_Monster

    Drew the cock suck McWeeny banned me twice from this place because he couldn't argue points I brought up.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    it is pretty dull

    by breathwillowmist

    I am having trouble even bringing myself to finishing the movie. Got about 30 or so minutes left. Wraith and Wolverine are just about to go get Gambit. The movie is dull as shit though. I mean its great seeing Wolverine again as I think Hugh Jackman is awesome in the part, but my god the movie is just fucking slow as shit most of the time.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Get fucked fatty here's my take...

    by alucardvsdracula

    Even watching the thing for free thanks to those swarthy pirates I still felt ripped off. It was that fucking bad. End of review. Oh and Harry, if you want to help the Hollywood goldmine some more, don't publish such a pathetic article in the first place which may as well have been titled "ATTENTION, WOLVERINE WORKPRINT NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREEEEE DOWNLOAD FOLKS... BUT WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T MENTION IT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND DON'T TALK ABOUT IT TO ME!!!!! Sorry but fuck em, if some overpaid dickless corporte stooge is stupid enough to leak this in the first place then they deserve to get ass fucked by the general public.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I rarely pirate. Its usually for films that get fucked over in my country in regards to releases. Like Grindhouse or whatnot. I do however, RENT alot. I used to go to the movie once or twice a week. Now its more like that a month, simply because the experience is beyond a fucking joke. Ticket sales are down because you pay a fortune for shitty visual and audie quality, up to 45 minutes of ads (not trailers, just fucking ads) and constant interruptions from assholes, and now STAFF. I went to see Dark Knight opening night at the biggest, most expensive cinema in Sydney. Talking throughout the whole film, constant DELIBERATE sound drops (to trace the copy if it was pirated) and staff doing nothing about cell phone calls, but shining fucking torches in our FACES during the flick to see if anyone was recording. Plus assigned seating, to save on cleaning up. Fuck em.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Heads are gonna roll at the DFX house!

    by sevadro

    Somebody really screwed the pooch this time. The people I really feel bad for is the cast and crew. Working hard for months, re-shoots, hoping to please the fans and now the early reviews seem to suggest the internerds are aiming to shred this bitch. In the end though, the studio is ultimately responsible. They really should of had this print on lockdown.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by Toilet_Terror

    That's so screwy.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Whiny

    by Bjornegar

    I had none of that during my viewing of DK. Yet, I still wanted my money back at the end. Over-rated, poorly-filmed piece of...

  • April 1, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Film Business & The Economy

    by ArmageddonProductions

    The reason the film business might be doing poorly in these times has to do with the fact that the studios are being run by their marketing departments in order to "maximize profits", rather than by artists and artistic vision. The biggest money-makers in history, aside from maybe THE DARK KNIGHT, have all been huge gambles (STAR WARS, E.T., JAWS, TITANIC, even GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ), but nothing like that will ever get made in today's overly-greedy studio system, not when you can just handily remake movies that were making money ten years ago and stick a Jonas Brother in it. <pr></pr>Instead of paying Brad Pitt 20 million dollars, actors should all make a regular working wage (which would also weed out people who are strictly there for a massive payday) and participate in the profits. If a movie does well, they get what they deserve and the profits are distributed evenly. If not, then the studio isn't out 120 million bucks.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Bjornegar

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Depends on the flick. I think we were the first in the world to get Dark Knight, so they expected bootlegs from here. Despite the fact that the minute a print hits ANYWHERE in asia, a private screening and a video camera are set up.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Auto Industry...and others...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Cutting the fat from the unions and bottom earners is pointless, because its already been cut below what it can tolerate. It has to come from the top, which, coicidentally, is where the most money is wasted. You could cull half of the corporate side of any large industry and lose absolutely nothing of value. Yet save a fortune. Same goes for hollywood. Producers (some, not all) and executives contribute very little to a films actual production, yet because they hired some guy to do a cool trailer, they get paid ten times what half the workers on set get paid.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Good on ya

    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    While I don't think piracy is killing the industry, I'm glad to see you guys banning reviews. I mean, come on guys. We all wanna see a wolverine movie (a good one anyways). But do we really wanna see it first on some shitty workprint? Kills the fun man.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    DFK DFC

    by mrbong

    as in don't fucking know, don't fucking care. if it's a joke, it would have been better to use a film that people are really keen to see (T4, for instance), if it's legit, well, happy days for all that are so passionate about Hugh Jackman.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    How utterly Tragic after FOX leeched off Watchmen

    by G100

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh. What goes around comes around.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    yeah i saw it

    by E_Nizzle

    and its harbage. anyone who enjoys a comic brought to the big screen should stay away. anyone who enjoys a good flick period should stay away

  • April 1, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    i meant garbage. i fail

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Runaway productions actually hurt everyone...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Including the countries they run to. Canada and Australia's creative film community essentially lives off the American teat now. We exsist to work on your productions, basically leaving only the dregs around to work on ours. Also, you somehow get films like The Matrix sequals getting Aussie tax breaks because they somehow classify as an Australian film. Its sort of like how Nike claims they are helping third world economies by taking their people out of the rice paddies and putting them in sweatshops. Meaning a small few profit off of it.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    "all that are so passionate about Hugh Jackman"

    by Bjornegar

    Mrbong, sir, you are a tremendous person. You have just coined the most sensitive, non-offensive euphemistic alternative for "screaming queers" I've ever heard.<P> Bravo, sir!

  • April 1, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Grey area? It's pretty black and white for this site

    by TallBoy66

    Site AICN reviews movies before they're released. Person sees movie through whatever means and then sends it in here. I don't see the problem. You're telling me that every single one of AICN's advance reviews were based upon screenings? In theatres? Riggghhhttttt... Anyway, I probably won't DL this if it's missing 14 minutes. But there's alot of sites out there, if you don't like posting your IP through a torrent site, try looking for a site that has rapidshare links. those go up and down like hotcakes.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Beaks; Your not thinking clearly

    by gusradio

    if you posted this: "there are these pesky little things called talkbacks" and this : "Then I floated the idea of banning anyone who expressed an opinion based on the workprint," What kind of nazi horse-shit is that? Without the talkbacks, this site doesn't exist. Many of your talkbackers are profoundly more entertaining and intelligent than yourself or anyone else employed by AICN. Do you realize how much you completely suck as a (so called) journalist right now? You can't retract this shit. But you should apologize. And like I said Before, this movie will suck. The leak will give mediocre filmmakers a scapegoat for lousy returns in the third week. Piracy can't be good for any industry, but good product sells itself (The Dark Knight). Also what pirate do you know that doesn't also have a huge collection of legitimate dvds, games, and music? The pirate's appetite is insatiable, they can't collect enough.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    this may turn out to be the catalyst...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...for releasing movies online. face it, the cinema is dying guys. its time to watch movies like we do everything else: online. i mean, defenitely not this movie. this is as close to a religious experience ive had, PIRATING actually saved me from spending the money i dont have to go see a movie that i didnt even like watching for free

  • April 1, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Let's face it, a review of a leaked screener is BETTER than Harr

    by quantize

    ..little previews he gets

  • April 1, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Interesting piracy observation...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...The last two movies I downloaded were All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and Let The Right One In. I loved both. I took two friends to see Let The Right One In last week (even though it was only showing in one fucking cinema miles out of the way in my entire city - Sydney, with a population of over 5 million) so the piracy MIGHT have helped (though not really, as I was dying to see it anyway). In regards to All The Boys? Guess what, its not out here. And it wont be in the foreseeable future, because distributors don't believe it has an audience in my country. I've never downloaded a big studio flick before, simply cause...whats the point? They're always unfinished copies or cams, and most of the time, its shit I want to see on the big screen. Like Watchmen, which I saw twice.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Um, guys...only One Website Has This Up

    by Darkwood

    And it's an affiliate of AICN (Drew Mcsweeny no less). Check all the others. No such wolverine spill.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    This movie will be delayed!

    by ganymede3010

    This could be a blessing in disguise. I can't believe what I'm reading. How can you screw up Wolverine? You have to be the worst fucking director in the universe (Cough, Sam Rami)to fuck up Wolverine(or Spiderman). This movie will still make money though.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    this movie wont make shit

    by E_Nizzle

    trust me

  • April 1, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    The bottom line is...

    by kungfuhustler84

    if you don't want the people to pirate all the shitty movies you are spending millions of dollars to make, then stopping putting so much energy into shitty cinema, thus forcing pretty much everyone to have to preview things first. If more people trusted Hollywood to not make so many dumb movies, they would probably be much less hesitant to spend their good money at the theaters.<p>Wolverine is a totaly toss-up. Some people say it's gonna be shit, while others hail it as the next coming of the cinematic bliss train. Personally, I think the movie's gonna suck. I don't plan on pirating it, nor do I plan on seeing it unless I happen to be at a friend's house, and I'm not paying with anything but my free time.<p>If this really is a leak, whatever. Ha-ha for FOX. Cry me a river you failed douche bags of a film production company.But...<p>if this is an April Fool's Joke, then that's fucking hilarious.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    no joke...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...its the real deal. and goddam if it aint a total waste of time. do not spend your money to see this move

  • April 1, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Hey Whiny

    by Happyfat73

    I'm with you, man... I don't download pirated films unless I have no other option. I downloaded Let the Right One In... but that's because there is no planned release here in Qld. If it was screened here, I'd pay to see it. I also downloaded season 5 of The Wire, which we've been screwed on with the DVD release. I see downloading pirated gear as a last resort punishment for distributors who are not getting with the program.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Legit...

    by Mr. Profit

    It's being hosted on a few sites. I'm in shock FOX could let this happen to a film so big. By the weekend the DVD will most likely flood the streets. The damage is done. This film is ruined. Average Joe movie watcher who gets his shit off the street 5 for $20 is not going to care about any reshoots, or that the score was temp or that the film is unfinished. To most people who see this, they will just know they saw "Wolverine" early. And they won't see it again in the theater. FOX fucked up BIG TIME.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Darkwood

    by Happyfat73

    I read it on CHUD before I saw it here.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    and for the record....

    by E_Nizzle

    this is what you get for being total money-grubbing asshole fuckheads, FOX. i hope you all die in a fiery plane crash

  • April 1, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    "I did nufink wrong" says Blackbeard

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    "I was jus' sailin' the merry seas and saw a copy of Wolverine floatin' in the ocean. I gave it to some folks. Does that make me a pirate? I dunno. I like to think it's the sinkin' of those British naval ships and the parrot on me shoulder. That's for you to decide, my hearties."

  • April 1, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    The movie DID leak, it's not a joke

    by TallBoy66

    I seen the screencaps. It's real and it's not a virus. I won't DL it because the X-movies are FX porn and what's the point of watching FX porn if half the money shots are missing or even half-finished.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Yeah, and it couldn't have happened...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...To a nicer studio. I hope the losses on this stop you from raping the corpse of either Alien or Predator yet again, you fucking scumbags.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    dont even have to dl it. watched it right off a website

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    that Queen Jackman plays a mean butch

    by robzass

    despite this movie sucking, i'll give him props for that.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Also Wolverine as a child = FAIL

    by Mr. Profit

    I saw the first 10 minutes and was underwhelmed. But then again, I really wasn't excited about the trailer after I saw Wolverine casually walking away from an explosion. Again, FOX fucked up. Do we all think any other high profile Summer movie will be leaked too? It seems like this shit is going to only get worse.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    as long as T4 and Star Trek dont get leaked...

    by E_Nizzle

    im fine. they cant be as god-awful as this pieve of shit was

  • April 1, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    When all actors are replaced with avatars...

    by Castlemonster

    ...They can reboot this series. Reviews for this aren't something I'd go through the trouble finding.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Fox better appologize to deadpool

    by BrainFart

    and all the fans that almost paid hard earned money to get fucked. Imagine a rape victim getting a bill, thats how i would have felt. Now i know its not "done" yet so maybe the final will be better. it would have been a better movie had they not crammed deadpool in it killing him in the process. THIS IS SPIDERMAN 3 ALL OVER AGAIN.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    forget the series...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...reboot the movie

  • April 1, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    "Yee gads fellas!"

    by kungfuhustler84

    "Our shitty movie has been leaked on thosed damned interwebs! Now all will know of our shitty movie, and no one will want to pay for it! Whatever shall we do?"<p>There are reviews sprinkling the internet as we speak. If this is an April Fool's joke, there are a lot of people in on it.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    and yes...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...they fucked deadpool in the ass. that was harsh in the worst way. fucked everything about him up, except for the first 10 minutes of screentime he had.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Marvel take back your properties

    by BrainFart

    These studios dont learn from their mistakes. "spiderman 3 was successful and we shit all over their beloved characters so lets do it again"

  • April 1, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    They got my 8$ with X3, but not this time!

    by xbagboy

    I watched the first 15 min and it was really sub par. Scenes felt rushed, sabretooth wire jumps look awful. I like Jackman as Wolvie but something is missing!

  • April 1, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    by kungfuhustler84

    Holy shit Fox.<p>Wouldn't it be great if this just kept happening and they went out of business? At least there would be less boring, distractingly dumb previews.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    "honest injun"? I'm gonna have to contact the ACLU

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 1, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds was perfect casting

    by BrainFart

    so was hugh jackman and they still fucked it up.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds was perfect casting

    by BrainFart

    so was hugh jackman and they still fucked it up.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    All that said

    by kungfuhustler84

    Piracy could potentially ruin the movie business. While production companies like Fox consistently make crap to be avoided, there are other companies, like Miramax,Universal, Warner Brothers that all have made at least a few good movies. I would hate to see any of them go down the drain that Fox might.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    FOX tries to screw WB on Watchmen...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...and now their summer "blockbuster" gets leaked. instant karma is a bitch, huh?

  • April 1, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Another good production company

    by kungfuhustler84

    MARVEL.<p>Now they fucking got it right. Whadya say Fox? Wanna give that X men property back to the people it belongs to? I want my Phoenix Saga done the right way, in space and everything.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    I swear to god...

    by E_Nizzle

    ... if Star Trek bottoms out like this godawful fuckall of a movie, im gonna start firebombing

  • April 1, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Just finished watching it.

    by cossack_says_die

    It wasn't horrible like some people say. I didn't mind it. Although what the fuck did they do to Deadpool. They fucked that shit up bit time. I was screaming at my computer screen. I love the temp score, which was actually the score from the transformers. It was also really interesting to see a working copy of a movie. Its weird to see all the wires on people, and the unfinished FX. I will still probably spend the 10 bucks to see it with my friends when it comes out just to see what kind of musical score it will have and how the FX turn out.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Next in the franchise:

    by Castlemonster

    X-Babies! Same cast!

  • April 1, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I heard Deadpool gets Cyclops powers at the end...

    by kungfuhustler84

    ...<p>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!<p>...<p>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! HAAAA!!!!<p>What the fuck Fox? Cyclops powers? Laser beams and Terminator vision? Do you even read the comics? That is the funniest shit I have read in a long time.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Heres a thought...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...if these big-wig retards at the production studios just took the source material from these funnybooks, got decent actors that looked somewhat like the characters, and just glitzed it up a bit, us nerds wouldnt be here at 2:00 in the morning whining about the movies they make

  • April 1, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    by Warloch

    Who needs Hollywood anyway.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Fuck You Beaks, You on Fox's Payroll Now?

    by MrInsidious

    Talks of banning people who post is ridiculous, the fact that the only thing that stopped you from doing it is that it would be to much work for your fat fingers is just down right scary. Please remind yourself that all of us make this website possible, that those of us who prefer to watch a piece of shit like Wolverine for free as opposed to paying 10$ for said piece of shit are implied to have any less honor is something you should be ashamed of. Long have the men in charge at Fox pissed all over us, long have they made quick and dirty comic movies with the sole intent of raking in cash that I feel no pity for them should we the dishonorable choose not to line the pockets of people who dont give two shits about us or our opinions. This site has been a daily visit for me, and never have I been offended the way I am today. As far as Im concerned, people like us dishonorable folks who see these shitty movies for free online actually do a service for lovers of cinema everywhere. If the box office is terrible, perhaps in time Fox and like minded studios will figure out that their audience will not accept just anything, and that we expect them to respect the franchises that we all hold so near and dear to our hearts. If Wolverine had been good upon my blasphemous free online viewing, I would have gladly seen it again in the theaters as well as recommend it to my friends. Instead I will do my fellow celluloid citizens a favor and advise them to steer clear of this monumental failure of a movie. This is what this website is supposed to be Beaks, a voice for us the fans who pay for these movies, not the lip service of the studios who fuck us in the ass. Shame on you Mr Beaks for your insulting note, shame on you for not at the very least taking these reviews from us pirates in order to empower us to take a stand against these soulless, heartless studios, mostly just shame on you for acting like a complete douche bag. May God have mercy on your soul.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Agreed that the people at the bottom

    by tomdolan04

    always get it in the neck. During this recession the people at the top are still living wealthy, healthy lives. Unless there is a fundamental change in the greed in the higher tiers, then the layoffs at the bottom are still going to happen piracy or no piracy. <p> This isn't conding piracy - theft is theft and it impacts on the industry. The trouble is if the Workprint of Wolverine was good, then it will still make an insane amount of money at the box-office. People still underestimate the critical importance of word of mouth. <p> Its a fanboy project - the merchandise, boost in the Wolverine franchise, comics, DVD/Blu-Ray sales etc would be insane if the quality of the product was good. It's looking like its average at best. <p> Additionally I wasn't aware that it was 'out there' until I read this page today.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Adamantium bullets...

    by E_Nizzle

    ... LOL hes Wolverine, not a fuckin werewolf

  • April 1, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    - 1 for Beaks

    by dailysportspages

    :pity:

  • April 1, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    I agree with MrInsidious...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...youre a tool beaks.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I'm watching Let the Right One In

    by kungfuhustler84

    I paid to watch it at the theatres, I paid for it on DVD, and I never pirated it. I wouldn't want anyone too. Instead, I spend a good $25 to see it more than once, because it's actually a movie with some patience and some heart. Earlier I watched Be Kind Rewind. Again, I had already seen it at the theater, and again I bought it so I could rewatch it in the comfort of my own home. I spent all that money because it was well directed, well acted, had a lot of heart, and was just generally a good movie.<p>fox, start making good movies, and I gurantee you at least $30 from me for really well made movie you create.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Start circulating a fake one...

    by Frogurt

    Comeon geeks - someone needs to start circulating a non-Wolverine torrent labelled as Wolverine to frustrate this. (if Fox aren't already)

  • April 1, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    I would rather see it in theaters

    by abovo

  • April 1, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Watching it on your cmputer.....

    by Playkins

    Versus first weekend with a crowd on a giant screen with a sound system.<P> No comparison.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I know someone that watched it...

    by Playkins

    ...adn they said there were obviously rough edits and very, very temp effects all over the place.<P> Doesn't seem like a very fair way to pass judgement on it if you ask me.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    "creative licences"? people dont want to

    by BrainFart

    see creative licences. They want to see their heroes the way they read about them. Doing otherwise is lying and stealing their money.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    We had this when The Hulk leaked.

    by chuffsterUK

    And AICN came over all`Holier Than Thou`-very hypocritical if you ask me!

  • April 1, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    its fair to judge it...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...bad acting, horrible plot, failure of the source material. no special fx doesnt mean no movie. jeez, kids these days

  • April 1, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    I'll be honest

    by kungfuhustler84

    I want this movie to do well, just cause I'm an optimistic sucker that hopes and prays they do Wolverine in Japan for a sequel, and they get someone to do it right.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    E_Nizzle: Come on, man.....

    by Playkins

    Are you going to be able to make a fair judgment about a painting if you only see 1/4 of it?<P> Kids? Fuck you, elitist twat. I'm sick to death of "fans" like you.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    oh...

    by Playkins

    And you obviously didn't pay for it, so why the fuck are you complaining?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    I pirated a c64 game once...

    by Potatino

    ...I know, I'm a trouble maker!

  • April 1, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Just make it

    by kungfuhustler84

    Wolverine versus the Hand and maybe toss in a Silver Samurai cameo. make it a story about Yakuza, and the warrior's code, and his love interest with Yuriko as Lady Deathstrike, and maybe toss in a Mojo cameo when she gets he big claws.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    dude relax...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...you need to get the old blood pressure down. opinions are like assholes, remember? everybody got one. so just take it easy, go pay 25 bux to take your fat girlfriend to see this trainwreck of a movie, and ill be here to tell you i told you so

  • April 1, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman is Wolverteen!

    by Castlemonster

    Nobody understands him!

  • April 1, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    If you simply MUST be a pirate, then please...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Stick to capturing cargo ships full of Ukrainian tanks and oil tankers.<p> Kids, piracy isn't cool, unless its a Gore Verbinski trilogy that seriously disappoints in the last act.<p> Let's hope they capture these scoundrels and hang them in chains, but not before they sing some corny fuckin' pirate song that will make at least one AICN critic jizz in his pants.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    yo ho

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    E Nizzle

    by kungfuhustler84

    You talking to me? I'm just laughing my ass off. I promise you will never see me watching Wolverine in the theater. You don't even know me dude, trust me.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    i see you didnt dispute my theory that your gf is obese

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Haha nevermind

    by kungfuhustler84

  • April 1, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    E_Nizzle: Not a chance.

    by Playkins

    Not when you're fucking with my livelihood. Download a movie for free and bitch about it on the internet? Maybe you ought to concern yourself less with my "fat girlfriend" and seek other forms of entertainment. Hopefully something that meets the maturity level you're trying to project. Opera, maybe? Don't forget this is a movie based on a comic book. It's not Puccini, and it isn't trying to be.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    E Nizzle

    by kungfuhustler84

    Asshole of the night.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Paybacks a Bitch

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Rupert Murdoch and his coke-fueled sycophants just got what they deserve. I feel bad for Jackman because he put the product through, but this is just deserts for a media empire that is the biggest steaming pile of shit to hit these shores since the Japs attacked us in WW2 These jaded fucktards at fox will continue to profit despite a big leak...but it does not look good when the the crucial fanbase has already seen the movie. Again, don't mean to disparage Hugh Jackman-the trailers actually looked pretty good-and he should be congratulated for being creative. He just hooked his horse to the wrong wagon (Fox media whatever). *Rant off* -MLB

  • April 1, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure the final cut with all the fx...

    by kungfuhustler84

    will still have Daredevil with Terminator sight and laser eyes.<p>And boy is that some dumb sheeyit.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    what its trying to be is good...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...and it failed. end of story

  • April 1, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    I don't watch pirated movies

    by Roborob

    Yes I am the mug who only buys legitamate DVD of a movie, I don't watch films on the internet, I don't download them either. I am not a Knock off Nigel.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Now daredevils in it?

    by BrainFart

  • April 1, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Nope, not Daredevil?

    by kungfuhustler84

    Deadpool! But why not add a couple of Daredevil and Elektra (played by Jennifer Garner) cameos in there to dumb up the damn thing.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    /decapitate/

    by BrainFart

    now had that line been in a yellow square box i would have rolled and gave fox some props

  • April 1, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Check out Wolverine's "intended origins"

    by kungfuhustler84

    On Wikipedia. In one of them he's a really evolved form of an actual animal Wolverine, but the other one was actually kind of cool, but Sabretooth was the dad. Who the hell decided to make him a sissy pilgrim boy in Canada?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    E_Nizzle: you're not even watching a finished product.

    by Playkins

    When you go to a restaurant, do you run back to the kitchen to bitch about the food before the chef is finished?<P> Opinions like assholes, huh? More like an asshole with an opinion.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    no...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...but when my eggs taste like shit, i do

  • April 1, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    just once.....

    by Playkins

    ...I want yto see you admit that this movie isn't finished.<P> I know for a fact that they are still working feverishly on it.<P> Go ahead, placate me. Just admit it.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    DVDs can still be nice

    by kungfuhustler84

    Invest in a nice televison, and set your time movie clack back about three months, and it's fine.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    ill give you this much...

    by E_Nizzle

    the fx are not complete. however, being as i can see tell a shit movie when i see one, it doesnt matter.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    kungfuhustler84:

    by Playkins

    I thought his cannon origin is that he was a child during the Victorian era that accidentally killed someone the first time he popped his claws?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    poor ryan reynolds he channelled

    by BrainFart

    wade wilson when he was allowed to. I think ill just send him my 8 bucks instead. he earned it. And it looks like when jackman said he really cared about the fans he was refering to his fans and not the comics fans. Please oh please let the finished product be an improvement. Wolverine and Sabertooth had a tender moment together WTF. Why not just make them fuck because that would be just as beleivable. Its akin to having Batman and Joker shake hands and say "ill always be there for you bro".

  • April 1, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    E_Nizzle:

    by Playkins

    I'll tell you for sure, neither is the edit. They've got a good two weeks before it has to go out for processing.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    who THE FUCK cares about wolverine ????

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    seriously.<p>A V A T A R. December. Nothing else matters.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Dude, look...

    by E_Nizzle

    ... i take back the fat gf thing, that was my bad, even though you are kind of an asshole, and i know your heart is in a good place by trying to give this movie the benefit of the doubt. thats cool. but im telling you, raw though it is, there is absolutely no redeeming quality to this movie. so please, quit trying to sell me on it, cause it aint gonna work

  • April 1, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    today is Randy Orton's birthday

    by Jesiah

    I'm going to Wrestlemania 25 on Sunday in Texas (I'm from soCal). I don't care if Randy is supposed to be the "bad guy" If that cocksucking bastard hhh wins I'm fucking rioting. Oh, and fuck the title of this movie. So very fucking insulting title

  • April 1, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    AVATAR:

    by Playkins

    Of which we've seen NOTHING. If ever there was a movie that someone could by no mean logically form an opinion about at this point, it is Avatar.

  • April 1, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    E_Nizzle:

    by Playkins

  • April 1, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    this leak doesn't hurt the industry

    by Movie_Grinder

    if anything - it'll rev up the interest in the movie. The people who download it can be divided into two groups: 1) the geeks who'll go to see it anyway ro see what changes has been made, and 2) people who wouldn't have gone to the cinema but wanted to see the movie for free. And it's professional of AICN not to publish any reviews.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    whoops: E_Nizzle:

    by Playkins

    Ok, it's a deal. The Dude abides.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    FBI caught me downloading a torrent of MAC & ME...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...It's been 18 mos. and I'm not allowed to turn off my PC until I've seeded it at least five times.<p> It's just NOT worth it, kids.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    awesome

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    One instance where a leak hurt a movie:

    by Playkins

    The Happening.<P> EVERYONE badmouthed that thing before it came out.<P> Of course, that was perfectly justifiable. It was AWFUL. And I normally like MN Shammy movies.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Bjornegar

    by mrbong

    you flatter me - quite unintended, but now that i read my comment again, i cannot argue with your findings!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Burn hollywood to the fuckin ground

    by BrainFart

    Bunch of cuntz tried to rob me of my hard earned fuckin money. Ive had enough of this shit. I feel lied to and cheated. This is the best thing that can happen for the movie industry, start leaking movies in advance so the public wont be tricked into seeing the shit they slaped together by making a cool trailer. If a movie is leaked and is good it will dominate the box office, just look at taken, gran torino. they leaked and guess fuckin what there raking in tons more money than they ever would have. If something is quality people will pay for it. If your tricking the consumer youll earn their hatred.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Freddy vs. Wolverine!

    by Castlemonster

    With Huch Jackman as Freddy Krueger and Jack Black as Wolverine!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Something this terrible could not have happened to worse SOB's.

    by The Tao of Joe

    Fox got what they deserved. After the stink they kicked up about "Watchmen" (who cares if that movie sucked, Fox still acted like rat bastards about it). They're going to be selling this thing in barbershops across the country, $5 a pop. On, and Tom Rothman, I got bad news for you, the comic fans that you don't care about whatsoever? Nearly all of them know how to use the internet. Hahaha. Who perpetrated this crime? The Comedian? Hope that percentage of the gross you guys are skimming of the Watchmen will heal the gaping wound that will be the box-office results for "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." BTW, fanboys, you can kiss that Magneto movie goodbye, as well as the FF and Daredevil reboots. Probably a good thing, though. This is hilarious.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Internet Distro'ed, Fanboy DESTROYED

    by redfist

    Considering that the nerds are going to make or break this film, the leak is a bad deal for the FAUX. <P> The word of mouth from how bad this is will get around and do damage, like with the Hulk leak. <P> FAUX will post on its network about the evil commie pirate hackers and before you know it, Uncle Sam is forcing bandwidth limits on households so they are not downloading tooo much content.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    The Tao of Joe:

    by Playkins

    I'm kinda hoping that Marvel Studios gets back the rights to their characters, but I'm also pretty sure they're going to fuck up pretty bad eventually. They came really, really close to wrecking Incredible Hulk, so they're not perfect.<P> I do hope they get them back, for no other reason that it would be fun to see characters pop up into other movies like they do in the comics.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Beaks is pissing me off

    by BlackJackBauer

    ban people for talking about a movie? a MOVIE? really dude?? the fuck is that? its a leak of a shitty movie by a shitty studio! if you are gonna take that kind of hard stance on anything, at least make it worthwile. just the idea of becoming a talkback nazi is bad enough, but the fact that you had to type to US that you were flirting with the idea shows that you are just another fake power hungry nerd really overstepping his bounds. just shut the fuck up, ya know? its not about YOU. *** ANYWAY*** this movie sucked major assage. anytime you have the main star slowly walk away from a giant explosion with that extra cool look on his face, you KNOW you have a shitty movie. it is absolutely horrible.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    The problem is...

    by executiverocker

    You have now brought a lot of attention to a movie which a lot of people (including me) didnt know was available illegally online and in good shape. I don't think a story on this matter was appropriate.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    actually

    by ranma627

    I found the workprint that leaked for the remake of Halloween to be a lot better than the theatrical release even though both versions weren't good. I'll avoid this workprint because of the lack of effects and also the fact that I don't even really want to see this movie once, let alone twice.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    and yes this story was unneccesary

    by ranma627

    It just helps to further exploit the fact the movie was leaked. I wouldn't have known otherwise.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    So how reviews differ from Harry's Star Wars Ep 2 in 2002?

    by Mister McClane

    Saw via a secret source, and reviewed on this site. So why the high moral ground now? Why can't people post reviews, AOTC wasn't finished either...

  • Sorry guys, but AICN is in danger of destroying it's reputation with this. Over the years there have been countless reviews from people who had seen some kind of "workprint" - and nobody cared if there was anything "illegal" to it. Didn't Harry himself write a review about one of the new STAR WARS movies, where he described how he saw the film "illegally" in some hotel room, always fearing that some SWAT-team might storm in any minute. And now, all of a sudden, you start to care? Know what I think: there is some huge financial interest involved here (and I don't talk about WOLVERINE'S Box Office here...). The question ist: how much money was on the table, exactly?

  • April 1, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    In an interview with Tim Burton

    by BrainFart

    he said he has never read a comicbook. He directed batman and hes never read a comicbook. That speaks volumes about studios. They could give 2 shits about the product they sell as long as they can advertise the fuck out of it. We are to blame, we the public who is fooled time and time again all while the studios are trying less each time. They think we are retarded sheep with money for wool. We need to apply negative reinforcement. Remember when they made new coke and people stopped buying it. Now imagine if we all just said fuck it and kept buying it, then we would all be drinking new coke still.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    We the people find the defendant guilty!

    by The Outlander

    This feels more like seizure of evidence in court case against 20th Century Fox rather than movie piracy. THE LIST OF CHARGES: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Dragonball Evolution (2009) Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Max Payne (2008) Babylon A.D. (2008) The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Space Chimps (2008) Meet Dave (2008) Jumper (2008) AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007) The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Pathfinder (2007) Eragon (2006) My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) The Omen (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Fantastic Four (2005) Hide and Seek (2005) Elektra (2005) AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Watching Wolverine online is bad.

    by Iowa Snot Client

    Harry seeing Attack of the Clones early and posting about it... good. He's a professional and an all-around good person. Now go enjoy the latest from Script Girl.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    and yes AICN is a bunch of hypocrites

    by BlackJackBauer

    these old nerds got a couple lines in to a few dicks at a few studios and completely lose their balls. amazing how a couple free screenings and set visits can make someone sell out so easily. at least get some cold hard cash Harry! and what does Beaks get? LOL@ him saying its bad for business. dude..you ARENT in the business. you post blurbs on the fucking internet. "in the business" this is not. you are a wannabe,the guy who put gel in a security guards hair on the red carpet, a got damn flea bro. ARGH delusions of grandeur PISS ME OFF LIKE NO ONES BUSINESS!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    IT WAS HIS SLED. THERE I JUST SAVED YOU TWO BOOBLESS HOURS.

    by gruemanlives

  • April 1, 2009, 5:45 a.m. CST

    LOL "Silverfox...."

    by BlackJackBauer

  • April 1, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHA

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    OOOOOooooohhhh FOX ;) <P> Isn;t it funny guys? We bitch and moan about trailers and we always get nothing but "OOOHHHH well just WAIT and SEE it!"... Well guess what? I just SAW it and it was FUCKING DREADFUL! A temp score and a few unfinished FX shots of CGI planes isnt enough to make me hate a movie. <P> What IS enough is shit acting, bad plot and a general raping of source material. Avoid it guys unless you think 15 mins or reshoots will save an already 2 hour clusterfuck. <P> FUCK YOU FOX!!!!! <p> Oh, and go ahead and ban me.. but know this... if you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    it sucks, whether you watch it now or in theaters

    by Gungan Slayer

    movies got shit written all over it. Can't see how one would have high hopes for this

  • April 1, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Outlander that's a stunning list of failures

    by Toilet_Terror

    Even more stunning is that I've seen seven of them. What's wrong with me? <b> The notion that this was a VFX intern's nerd-venge for the Watchmen suit is hilarious.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    what a load of crap

    by cool_britannia79

    where's wolverines edge gone? 2 days after his girlfriend croaks and he's joking about in a boxing ring? Will.I.Am can't act, and Deadpools fate is a fucking crime. Download this, DO NOT GIVE FOX YOUR MONEY

  • April 1, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    took me 15 seconds

    by TheExterminator

    to find it. and harry you're not going to have much luck telling people not to dl a fox film

  • April 1, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    look at it this way....

    by BendersShinyAss

    I'm in the middle of watching it... and im actually getting jazzed up to see the actual finished print at the cinema.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Missing the point

    by WT

    A studio blockbuster needs to make three times its original budget. That profit is then put into more experimental films. Without Titanic, do you really think Fox would have spent $70m on Fight Club? Personally I'm against piracy. OK, you can argue that it has led to the development of Itunes etc, but then World War led to the mass production of pencillin, didn't make it right. OK, I'm rambling now. Also, nothing beats watching a film in a cinema.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Pull Your Story

    by Tigermyth36

    All you are doing is advertising that the work print exists. I had not idea. Saw you article and jumped on a few sites and there it was. Figured you were April fooling us. I wonder how many additional people have watched the movie because of your article. Not me. Even free, I have no interest in this trash.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    those added 14 minutes...

    by Blancoshadow

    Deadpool's mask is added...fanboys rejoice!!!! Watchmen still fuckin blew!!! Saw it, still better that Spidey 3 aka Tobey Dancing With the Fucking Stars.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I'll just watch it

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    to get more of Beaks' friends fired. Hopefully then he will grow a personality, help them out full time and stop writing pretentious articles! *fingers crossed*

  • April 1, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    And One More.

    by The Outlander

    Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

  • April 1, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Enough boo-hooing over Fox's bottom line.

    by The Tao of Joe

    Karma's a bitch and they had it coming. http://tinyurl.com/cb7cym

  • April 1, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Blancoshadow

    by BrainFart

    so .... he puts the mask on nods to the camera and is then decapitated droped into a nuclear reactor and has roughly a million tons of concrete droped on him.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    actually... its pretty bad

    by BendersShinyAss

    if i didn't know better I'd say there was no real director, only hugh jackman with a camera crew and him yelling "ok, lets do this now"

  • April 1, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    yeah beaks

    by TheExterminator

    is pretty pretentious...and fond of the word derivative

  • April 1, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    We don't need another hero !

    by theplant

    All we want is life beyond the internetdome eh ? Actually this is Fox doing brilliant promotion ont the movie.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    This is OUR version of people sending Harry films for free. He d

    by silentbobafett2

    This is OUR version of people sending Harry films for free. He don't pay - but he watches them. He slags them off, the company, everything. He even siad this week that FOX don't want him seeing their films but "SOMEONE" sends him films. Well SOMEONE just send us a film... SORRY WE SAW IT BEFORE YOU GUYS! And MR BEAKS your comment about your "friends" lossing jobs is so infuriating! What about everyone loosing jobs around the world right now! What a shame they aren't in cool jobs that can blame the simple pre-release of a SHIT FILM for the reason they lost their jobs. What a great industry that must be.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    It's not that bad actually....

    by cameron1975willi

    ...with a talented editor the finished article could be better than X3. Don't like the pre-credit sequence for example.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Well, Fox did fuck up Watchmen's release

    by ricarleite2

    So who cares if this piece of crap gets distributed online. I won't be seeing this one, regardless.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    I met with a Fox once

    by BendersShinyAss

    back in 2006. had a meeting, talked about my aspirations. told them a plan for a film franchise. can't remember the guys name, (I seem to have wiped it from memory) <p> basically the guy told me they don't need any new franchise because they have a hundred years of films to re-make and sequelize. <p> I remember laughing in disbelief at what a cock smoker he came accross as. I was genuinely there to talk business and all this guy could do was flex his muscles about how good he was and how secure he'll be without me. <p> needless to say, i learned a lot about the reality of filmmaking that day. <p> The future looks bleak and I'm in agreement with the above poster - karma is a bitch.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    derivative

    by Potatino

    is that some sort of maths thing, like when you differenciate or whatever. Oh and the movies studios might be laying people off because of a little thing called the stock market crash/credit crunch/econopolypse not ummm piracy. Just an opinion. Oh and happy april 1st

  • April 1, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    X3 was god awful, of course this is better than x3

    by BrainFart

    But if the rumors are true that they add Mr Sinister that would tie the movie together beter. There would be a central antagonist because striker didnt do it for me. it made no sense to for striker to make wolverine then say good now kill him and we'll start over with someone else. why not just control wolverine . Thats a pretty big plot hole.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Met with 'a fox headhoncho'

    by BendersShinyAss

    that was meant to read... <p> what was his name?? can't for the life of me remember. I wonder if he remembers me?

  • April 1, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Ha Ha Ha

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Just watched the first 20 minutes of this before i HAD to turn it off. Okay, i'm not the target audience for this kind of movie, but seriously - even for a superhero cheapie this is very, very bad. The first laugh out loud moment was when the kid gets pissed off and screams into the overhead camera, then tiptoe runs away after killing daddy. The second was when Liev Schreiber suddenly does an impression of "Cats" during D-Day. The hobbit guy who can make elevators run with THE POWERS OF HIS MIND was also very funny. Everyone involved should be embarrassed for quite some time. Unbelievable what trash passes for entertainment these days. <p> WAIT! I get it Fox! Very funny! Making a multi million dollar ridiculous fake version of Wolverine and leaking it on April First?? GENIUS!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Re:Brainfart

    by Blancoshadow

    Exactly...hahahahaha...So everyone gets what they want. By the way isn't Avatar that fuckin thing on my Xbox Live?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    maybe it got leaked in order to attempt to track people download

    by Potatino

    oh i like paranoia

  • April 1, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    one_guy_from_andromeda

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    i literally LOL'd during the D-Day scene. So offensive on so many levels hahaha. <P> Happy April 1st FOX :D :D :D

  • April 1, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    The temp and unfinished parts had no bearing on the critique of

    by cossack_says_die

    Im judging the movie on story, plot progression, character development and acting. Generally FX don't weigh too much on a critique. This working copy had everything necessary for it to be judged. If I was to take FX into heavy consideration then I would have been one of those fucktards that liked transformers.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Do you think after the studio had them add

    by BrainFart

    deadpool to the cast and Ryan reynolds to play him, Hugh jackman was scared Ryan would be the new captain of the mutant movies. So Hughs creative control was to kill off the character, after all you read most of the original script that was bought for the movie online, they changed the end fight to have wolvie and Sabertooth team up instead of fight(just like SpiderMan3 with harry)

  • April 1, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Remember Moriarty berating some for influx of HULK workprint rev

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/15389 <p>Yeah, I don't like piracy, either. There was an anti-piracy ad aired on tv and the only memorable person I remember in that ad was Jim Cameron with a fancy video camera.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    OK you hypocrites

    by Wolfrankula

    Remember when the Watchmen lawsuit was in full swing, remember BOYCOTT ROTHMAN AND FOX MOVIES, remember DON'T GO SEE WOLVERINE, FUCK FOX? Well, boys and girls, now you CAN fuck with Fox and Rothman. Fuck them if they lose money. If the current econom ic crisis should be teching us anything it's that MONEY IS NOTHING BUT A METHOD OF ENSLAVEMENT. A penny is worth nothing these days, and a hundred times nothing is still nothing, so what's a dollar worth? When are we going to wake up and realize that without money we could still live, work, create, and be kind to one another and grow as a culture, just like Harry fantasized about in his Marley and Me essay. We can achieve the Star Trek ideal IF WE JUST GOT RID OF FUCKING MONEY!

  • April 1, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    There was also a workprint of Kill Bill Part 1 that leaked.

    by FookU

    This is what you get for making X-Men 3 and fucking with the Watchmen Fox. LOL.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Didn't Harry review an Attack of the clones workprint?

    by lex romero

    :-/ Erm, so what's the difference from reviewing that and reviewing this film?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I bet fox wished everyone had 56k still

    by BrainFart

    then by the time anyone downloaded the leaked movie it would be june

  • April 1, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    lex the difference is it's "ok" when Harry does it.

    by FookU

    It's like when your parents smoke but tell you not to. It's ok for them but not for you.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Vic Tayback Sucked!

    by Kid Z

    Uh... am I banned now? Actually, Vic Tayback was okay by me... he WAS "Mel".

  • April 1, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    lex romero

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    its different because in 2002 Harry didnt have about 1,000 corporate dicks up his ass and he had what some of call "integrity". <P> Look it up Harry/Beaks.. you guys might just get some by accident.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    piracy is not killing box ofice returns

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    2 perfect examples are taken and the dark knight. Taken DVD has been available online for months (because it was already out in europe) and its still making tons of money, and correct me if i'm wrong but TDK was both the number one movie at the theatres as well as the number one download for weeks last summer<P>bottom line is you can't stop piracy, but if you make a movie good enough, peoplw will pay to see it either in theatres or on DVD

  • April 1, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    but what Harry has never had...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    is an edit button. <P> I can't wait for the year 1999 to get here and the future and all its fancy editorial features will be upon us :D wait, what year is it again?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    AICN was built upon piracy and breaking the law

    by alpine

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. In the late 90's and early 00's this was the place to go to find all kinds of illegally leaked spoilers and leaked images. Then Harry sold out. Now the site is a shell of what it once was. Quint started doing reviews. A kid who had never seen a vast library of historic movies but he had seen Jaws. Now we have warnings on AICN about now watching something because of hurting Hollywood business? Aha. I guess the people at AICN finally grew a soul...a decade too late.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    no reviews please unless your a plant

    by walrusholder

    I'm sure soon enough we will have a planty review from someone called Octopuss Prime or something that saw a secret showing in Santa Barbara or something and it won't any spoilers and they loved it and you will too if you don't love the usual comic book movie. I'm sure the f/x were still a little choppy too

  • April 1, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Consensus: B4 AICN report, # of illegal "seed" minimal...

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    ...now it exploded to over 1500 seeders and 15500 leechers on just one within half a day. <p>Bigwigs at Fox: "Bring me the head of the leaker!"<p>We can only hope Jim Cameron and co. keep very, very tight reins on Avatar. So tight not even the mice's asshole can emit a fart.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Did Harry actually say "Honest Injun"?

    by chrth

    Shouldn't he be banned as mentioned in the article for promoting genocide?

  • A title like that screams "Hey, X-Men fans! We know you're too stupid to realize a movie simply called WOLVERINE features Wolverine, so we're making the title clumsy and unnecessarily stilted. You know, just like the movie itself."

  • April 1, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    should have been called wolverine: origins

    by lex romero

    like the comic was. No need for the x-men bit, people aren't stupid, wolvy is the best known of the mutants out there, everyone will know who he is.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Taken

    by Tigermyth36

    I would argue that the buzz from people that watched Taken online got many people to go see it.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    What's the difference between us watching it --

    by Professor_Monster

    And one of the fucks here writing a blow by blow scene by scene "review" of the damn thing once it comes out and you've already suckered the comic con crowd out of their mom's and dad's hard earned money?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Fox are scared of piracy for one core reason....

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...The film sucks. Its leaked. Now everyone knows it sucks. I paid to see Dark Knight and Watchmen twice at the movies. Once regular with friends, once again on Imax. Imagine if I had seen a shitty quality vresion of the film first? I'd definately have to see it on the big screen. This film is a pile of shit, and no matter how much studio shill sites try to convince everyone otherwise, the truths out.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Playkins

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Maybe if you weren't a useless fuck who made films worth seeing, your liveliehood wouldn't be in danger. Like I said, I've seen pirated flicks. The ones that suck never get watched again. The ones that rule get not only rewatched on the big screen, but I usually take friends or recommend them to people. Sort of like how I downloaded both Arcade Fire albums. Thats 50 dollars they missed out on from me. But I also went to see them two nights in a row at 80 dollars a ticket. The second night I even paid for a friend to come. So they came out ahead 190 ahead.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    No need to watch this shit now

    by turketron

    The previews looked dumb (wtf at that stupid sound effect they use when someone bounces off The Blob) and I really hope the person above wasn't serious about Deadpool getting Cyclops powers at the end. I don't even know if I need to download this crap anymore.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    The real "April Fool's Joke"...

    by AgentArchangel

    ...would be to let Yoko run the site for the day. Crayon and paste style homepage, anyone?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    WT

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "Nothing beats watching it in a cinema". Except watching it at home where you actually get value for money. Sorry man, the cinema going experience has been turned to shit. In a day and age with so many entertainment options at my fingertips, the half assed effort put out by the film industry just fails to cut it.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    piracy - assumed vs actual loss

    by mrbong

    ok, let's try to move this away from the abusive line. giving any monetary figure to "losses" from piracy is borderline nonsensical as one cannot quantify the figure. if someone downloads or buys a pirate "Wolverine", there is no way that you can prove that individual would in fact have instead given the money over for the original. who hasn't been offered or given a stack of films on DVD-R's that they usually would have no interest in? now, the guys that make / sell the pirates, different debate, as they are trading off someone else's work and efforts. downloading a film or buying a pirate IS NOT the same as stealing a car or shoplifting a disc. from my side i am against pirated films, but i grow tired of the "consumers" of them being lambasted and attacked; the actual problem is those who "release" and sell them.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Yeah, piracy dudes still can't explain...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...How almost perfect copies of Gran Torino and Taken being on the streets didn't seem to dent their box office. In fact, it seemed to boost them.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Yes, Deadpool did have cyclops powers.

    by cossack_says_die

    Just terrible. He also had terminator vision at the same time. What the fuck. FOX needs to take a step back and think for one fucking second. If they don't I'm going to kick their fucking ass. Then Im going to be fucking done with them, professionally.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    April Stool!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fuck the law.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    ranma627

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Yeah, I watched the workprint of Halloween The Remake okay. When I rolled into the cinema, I actually was mildly dissapointed by the finished flick.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I still attend the theater regularly but..........

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'm a slut for the torrents.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Great, now EVERYBODY knows about the leaked movie.

    by Martorelli

    Way to go to "stop piracy".

  • April 1, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    I prefered the ending of the Halloween workprint

    by Stuntcock Mike

    But we wouldn't have a sequel then, would we?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE!

    by photopunisher

    nogh said

  • Unless your name is Harry Knowles right?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Even if I was technically capable of downloading this

    by Darth Busey

    I wouldn't, since everything I've read about this movie from the start has sounded bad. Hopefully, the more this bombs, the greater the chance of X-Men rights reverting back to Marvel.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    illegal channels, and we're not going to condone that.

    by FookU

    nm

  • April 1, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I wasn't aware that WOLVERINE was on BitTorrent until now

    by Curious Jorge

    Thx for the tip!

  • April 1, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Newbie Here

    by Rebel_Lantern

    What are some sites to grab the workprints from?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    remember WATCHMEN

    by nooneimportant

    seed this fucker into the ground!! Fox tried to derail a shitty comic movie all for money. seed this thing like you were growing pot.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I am a Pirate and I have a Pigeon named Pervis McGillicutty

    by hatespeech

    ""I don't want to encourage piracy at a time when the studios are laying off employees in droves."" - soooo.. if studios were not laying off employees in droves you WOULD ENCOURAGE PIRACY?!! Nice..

  • April 1, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Just saw Avatar!!!

    by Blancoshadow

    Man it blew Jar Jar Binks' mother...Can't wait for it to be another Serenity, by the way was that ever released at the box office???

  • April 1, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    My theory: Fox did this intentionally

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Let's face it, it had to be someone on the inside, why not the people in charge. My guess is that this leak will put a very minor dent in the overall box office take, and the film was already doomed to be a failure (massive last minute re-shoots anyone??? When is that ever a good sign). Now the Fox big wigs can claim that it was piracy that made the film a failure, not the fact that the film is more than likely a piece of crap. This is coming from someone that wouldn't watch this film if they were handed a prisitine copy signed by Hugh Jackman's pectoral muscles. So get ready folks, the film will underwelm at the box office, the internet will be blamed, and the idiot suits won't realize that if the film was good, people would actually go see it. Get ready for more "you should feel guilty" even if you don't watch pirated movies commercials before your next $20 dollar a ticket visit to the local cinema chain.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Vote with your feet!

    by Kid Z

    If the area in which you live is economically depressed and all the jobs suck ass, move to another area where the outlook is better! I agree that the corporate greedheads have screwed us all over with their funny paper games and outsourcing friggin' every industry and believe it will soon lead to Americans emigrating en masse to other countries that actually have jobs.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    THIS ONE'S FOR YOU WATCHMEN!!!

    by VALENTINEproductions

    FUCK FOX. SEE HOW SHIT ALWAYS COMES BACK AROUND. I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THIS MOVIE AND WAS WILING TO PAY TO SEE IT, BUT THANK THAT DUDE JESUS CHRIST I DIDNT. WHAT SHIT THIS MOVIE BE.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I agree mrbong

    by BendersShinyAss

    Piracy is not a problem per say - we all watch shit for free. thru friends, tv, etc. the problem is these fuckers who take a pirated film and sell it. some make a pretty decent trade. There is a couple west of me who were able to build an extension onto their house thru their pirating business. <p> those types need to go to prison - thru their sheer arogance alone.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Asinine Post

    by Yeah I Wrote That

    Piracy is a fact of life. It is unstoppable. The film industry, like the music and software industries before it, need to accept it, perhaps even embrace it. And I do seriously wonder, if Fox had managed to keep Watchmen from the light of day, if this post would exist.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Alternate Reality: Ishtar leaking back in 1987

    by Samuel Fulmer

    So it's 1987 in an alternate reality where computer technology is advanced enough to where Ishtar leaks onto the internet. I guess it doesn't go on to become the massive box office success that it was right???

  • April 1, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    IRONY! Any geek worth his wait in geek will wait!

    by spooky2k

    The version that leaked has so many people riled up, but if you use google to search for screenshots you can see that it is NOT the final release. The SFX are looking like 1920s film homages (drawn onto print) and the score isn't the real one. Any geek worth his weight in geek will wait.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Piracy

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    I really don't believe piracy has cost anyone their job. The FANBOIS will go out and see it, buy the DVD, either way. I would hope the studio would try paying the actors, say 10 million instead of the 20 million per picture instead of letting Hank the boom operator go. I could be wrong but I don't see a shortage of people lining up to help make these movies. I think there is another problem because it isn't the stream of cash coming into the studios. If the studio is holding out paying "the common man" when they are making so much and paying actors such inflated rates then I say blame them. Not some kid who buys every XMan comic, every DVD, every lunch pail, and sees the movie 2x with his buddies. PIRACY??? Try greed.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    *wait=weight. god i'm tired.

    by spooky2k

  • April 1, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Friends who lost their jobs- Try blaming the

    by Samuel Fulmer

    WGA!!!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    it's not an april fools joke...

    by Cap'n Jack

    I found it. Downloading now. on another note, remember when AICN wasn't a bunch of studio whores. Listen to how they phrase how they're going to 'handle' all the talkbackers. Should they be banned, should they be blocked. What a bunch of corporate whores...

  • April 1, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Make a Wolverine movie 1/10th as good as the Dark Knight and just watch people pay for tickets instead of churning out crap like the first 3 x-men movies. People don't pay for movies like that at all... :o|

  • April 1, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I normally don't understand why people download cams

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Or workprints. I'm a movie perfectionist so even mediocre movies deserve a proper viewing with great sound and picture, even if I end up turning it off after 15 minutes because the film is unwatchable.<p>In this case though, I condone every man, woman and child downloading Wolverine. Twice.<p>Fox needs to join the Big Three automakers on the chopping block. Like Ford and GM, Fox has spent years pumping out garbage products and acts like an indignant douche when nobody shows up to watch their shit.<p>This studio gave us Max Payne, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Babylon A.D. within a four month window. Three of the worst movies ever made in the same season.<p>And early reviews would at least BE reviews, something this site seems to have forgotten about.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    You'd think security would be tighter than a choirboy's asshole

    by JuanSanchez

    Seriously - how does this happen?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Video Pirates-GRRRAAAHAHHHHHAAAA

    by redfist

    There was a movie in the 80s that had a bit about "video pirates" that dubbed VHS. When the FBI warning came on the Captain cried "OOOHHHHH I AM SOOOOOOOO SCARED" and the crew went "GRRRRAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAA" and laughed. Good Times. <P> But really, I was talking to a guy about AICN and we agree, that most of the guys running the site are just cunts. "let me tell you about the Hooker that Mory hooked up with in LA" Stories and forgetting what made this site cool, putting the cool in aint it cool.....YOU. <p> The Talkbackers, the professional, the first trolls, the spoilers, the spammers, the flamers, without you this site aint shit news.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    This is probably one of the most interesting debates I've seen o

    by silentbobafett2

    Mr Beaks and the AICN crew - ever owned/brought/listened to a BOOTLEG? I remember how cool it was to have them. Thats just piracy but with a cooler name. Ever tape a film of TV and keep it? Ever borrow a film of someone and watch it? Ever receive a screener through the post and see it without buying it after? Ever go to see a sneak preview? Ever been shown a workprint?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Harry's VHS Tapes

    by Tigermyth36

    I wonder how many movies Harry taped off of the tv growing up. I am sure now that he and his site are so responsible, he went back and paid all the studios for his copyright violations. Oh and I am sure he disposed of all of the offending VHS tapes.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The film corporations are exactly like...

    by Sonny_Williams

    every other corporation on earth. Every one is now run on the basis of "How do we maximize profits THIS year?" There is no forward vision, there is no concern for making products or providing services that people will flock to. It's just about expending the least effort and money possible to make the most profit possible. Long-term vision is apparently obsolete. On the other hand, killing the goose that lays the golden eggs has never been more popular.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    When Hugh Jackman sends you e-mails

    by Samuel Fulmer

    You don't want people watching bootleg copies of his films.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    redfist, that was Amazon women on the moon

    by MontyPigeon

    Great film with great sketches.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Downloading!

    by Conanreturns

    I am as Axl Rose once described, I'm a "dowloading motherfucker"! The reason for this, is simple. I am sick and tired of getting ripped off buying shit, constantly, with albums and movies that are utter shite, but I have little to no way of knowing for sure, unless I GET the film or album off the net, first. I downloaded the Chinese Democracy leaks. I loved them. Then I went and bought the CD of Chinese Democracy the very first day it was released. I loved it too. I have been to thousands of films and paid for every single one of them. I have also reached the point where I am entirely fed up of paying to see bad films, that I hold hope for. Bad films I want to see, cause I take perverse delight in obviously bad filmmaking, will continue to attract my business. So the "suits", and I include the operators of this site in that, can blow me, if they don't like this. I'm downloading as I type this and "trying before I buy" from now on. For all movies and albums. My bandwidth is enormous and costs the same per month as an album and couple of paid for movies... There is not one goddamned thing you pricks can do about it, except make decent movies. Your choice. Cheers.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Can we talk about something more serious?

    by Blancoshadow

    Who will win Battle For The Cowl? Geeks unite...

  • April 1, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    It's "per se" goddammit, not "per say"! Uneducated idiots shouldn't use fancy words they can't even translate. <p>

  • April 1, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Didn't know this was out there until now.

    by fanboy71

    Thanks AICN, now I don't have to take my 12 year old to this turd, buy tickets for something else, and sneak in. Well, maybe I will anyway to compare the finished film to the workprint. I bet Hugh Jackman is one pissed off Aussie today.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Slumdog Millionaire= The It miniseries

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The material with the characters as kids was compelling, the parts of the film where they were adults were terrible. The adults in that film seemed better suited for a bad daytime soap, not an "award" winning film.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Isn't this the site that told us to boycott FOX before? Hmmm

    by silentbobafett2

    And didn't they suggest a boycott of MIRAMAX? MR BEAKS - you moral master - how would those boycotts have helped your friends?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Ok, so I'm retarded when It comes to this stuff...

    by MY_BLUE_PENIS

    I can't find it! Where is it?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Terminator Salvation will not leak

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Because if it were to, Chritian Bale will come to your house and trash your lights.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I'm with Samuel Fulmer

    by Blancoshadow

    Guy goes out of his way to email this site so what do fanboys do...stab him right in the back. Nice, I'm still putting my money down. Anyone read that McG has already changed the ending to T4:The Dark Knight cause of the leaks?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Support bootleggers!

    by themasterofnonsense

  • April 1, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    BluePenis

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Hey go to www.iwanttodownloadilleagalshitandgoeztojailooohhhnoezz.jimmy Seriously did you just ask that here of all places??? lol :oP

  • April 1, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Blancoshadow: It's not about Wolverine

    by silentbobafett2

    It's the two-faces-ness of Beaks. The way he "had a go" at us before we even knew it was available, let alone downloading it (which I'm NOT going to), was disgusting. Plus this has turned into a debate over how much piracy damages the industry like Beaks and his coporate pals tell us it does. Alot of us, including me, believe the impact is very minimal. Taken, Dark Knight, Gran Torino to name only three were all out at time of release, if not ages before, but it didn't hurt their box office. People get all high and mighty about piracy but it's a fear of technology. Taping off of TV, bootlegs, borrowing films from friends - it's all the same thing you just didn't use a computer for it.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Boycott FOX!

    by T 1000 xp professional

    judging by how this movie looks boycotting it will be pretty easy.. doubt it'll even be worth a download. sad. condolences to Jackman, bigger and better roles will head his way.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD is right....

    by warghost

    Please spare us the usual economic suffrage BS, because it's common knowledge that when things are bad in the US, movies usually experience higher turnouts and more profits. I have downloaded movies before and see no harm in it. If the movie sucks, I saved myself some hard earned cash, if it's good then it's worth a movie ticket. Who defends us when a movie is garbage? I think movies should be set up like most games, give us a demo to sample the movie. We all know that trailers are rarely enough to tell us if a movie is shit.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Does anyone see a problem with dloading it AND going to see it o

    by Beniffer

    Why don't the studios simu-release a title online and in theatre at the same time and see what makes better revenue? Just a thought ...

  • thanks fox

  • April 1, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    "Friends losing their jobs"...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Maybe they shouldn't leak work prints to the internet and FOX wouldn't have to fire them. I would like to see what the correlation between a leaked workprint and someone being fired is. I mean, we KNOW what it is, and thats lazy pieces of shit constantly putting out crap films and flooding the market before word of mouth can kick in. Sadly, these leaks allow word of mouth to spread. Well, sadly if you are making a giant steaming pile of shit like Wolverine. Not so sad if you are Clint Eastwood, because then the word of mouth gets people into the cinema. See how that works?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Nevermind the fact..

    by Swoomustdie

    That you have posted reviews of movies that have come from these very same piracy sites you damn right now. That, or it's just amazing coincidence. Multiple times. Fact is, if the movie is good I'll still go to the theatre to experience it. Not to mention I've found many movies like Gabriel out of Australia I never would have heard about - or watched - without them. If Hollywood wants to bitch about firing people, blame the fact they are regurgitating the same sloppy shit over and over and looking dumbfounded when noone wants to Pony up. If the movies good, the crowd will be there always.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I really see no problem

    by MY_BLUE_PENIS

    In downloading films...especially FOX films.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The WGA strike probably did more economic

    by Samuel Fulmer

    damage than any North American piracy ever will. Chinese piracy is another story, considering how they treat copyright law in that country (and how many more people live in said country).

  • As someone pointed out earier, you can't get a refund for a bad movie as easily as you can get no charge for a bad meal at a restaurant. Why do you think people read movie reviews? To help decide if a movie is worth their money. Something tells me the movies will get a hell of a lot better if the studios had to back it up with a money-back guarantee.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Still have no desire to see this even with workprint!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Didn't know one was out there and still care less!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I JUST SEARCHED FOR WOLVERINE

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    and "busty teen gets spanked hardcore on sofa" came back as a result. Needless to say that's the vid I'm downloading now.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I just what Beaks actually wrote.

    by cossack_says_die

    I don't know how to feel right now. I'm stricken that Beaks, if it was easy to do, banned anyone who posted a reaction to the pirated copy. The only thing that stopped him was that it would have been a "moderating nightmare." Wow. I just don't know what to say other then the obligatory go fuck yourself. Other then that I am speechless.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Plus, you want paranoia.

    by Swoomustdie

    This movie sucks. Fox leaks a print, and now they can blame the shitty box office on piracy and not putting out a sub-par wannabee origin story of Wolverine and His Amazing Friends vs Mutano, the Mutant Supreme! Bam, conspiracy theory for the day done.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    ChaimBenSexyback

    by MY_BLUE_PENIS

    I got something like that too....man, porn really is EVERYWHERE these days...

  • April 1, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    one guy from andromeda

    by BendersShinyAss

    build a bridge, put up a toll and then call someone who gives a shit

  • April 1, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Criswell predicts...Harry loves Wolverine!

    by themasterofnonsense

  • April 1, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Re:silentbobafett2

    by Blancoshadow

    I'm with yah, I understand the point, I feel bad for Jackman, Iwant the guy to succeed, I wanted this to be a good movie and now this is all just a big fucking mess.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Considering western movie going audiences get to kick back and enjoy the fruits of chinese slave labour, and a lot of chinese people couldn't afford to watch the flicks even if they wanted to, the piracy there doesn't mean much. Head on over the South Korea. Relatively good wages, they certainly can afford to sustain their own exellent industry. Interestingly enough, you can go into some net cafes there, (or if your a student in Sydney, some Korean cafes here) and pay 50 bucks and load your portable harddrive up off of their databases of pirated movies, anime and music. Look, I rent a shitload of movies. I'd happily pay to use an itunes like service to download movies whenever I want. Except for the odd tentpole IMAX release, they have fucked the cinema going experience up so much with greed and stupidity that its not really enjoyable anymore. Get with the fucking times, and start releasing your movies straight to download, and charge less. Ohmygod, you might have to pay your grossly over paid stars and executives less. Boo fucking hoo. If the bottom feeders of the industry are losing their jobs, then they can blame the goddamn greedy assholes who are running the system into the ground.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the Gay ass "Bone claw" movie is real

    by wcme

    I did locate a print on ZSHARE. Lots of the links are already taken down at Rapidshare and Megaupload. But, saddly, this isnt a joke. It really did leak. Now I have to sit through the damn thing, gay ass "bone claws" and all. What a way to spend April 1st!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Anyway, heres an old AICNers alternate take...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...To beaks in regards to movie piracy. [10:52] -Moriarty- It's taken me almost 25 hours to download SPIRITED AWAY. [10:52] -Moriarty- BUT I AM WITHIN FIVE MINUTES!! [10:52] -Moriarty- IT WILL BE MINE!! [10:52] -Moriarty- This is the longest any film has ever taken. [10:53] -Moriarty- Because I am sick and fucking tired of waiting for Disney to stop boning American Miyazaki fans. [10:53] -Moriarty- I can't wait. Don't you feel for all those poor Japanese animators (and the guys who sweep the animation house floor)? Being put out of work by these bad, bad men?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I somehow believe this is all orchestrated

    by T 1000 xp professional

    this post is designed for us to demolish fox and download the bootleg.. He basically just notified us of the existence of a bootleg copy by "declaring" he is against such a thing.... Genius....down with fox!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I GIVE BUSTY TEEN 5 OUT OF 5 SPANKS

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    At least someone knows how to make a great movie!! Fuck you Fox~!!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Beaks and his nazi approach

    by BendersShinyAss

    I would like to see your black box response to people questioning your flirtation with the idea of banning anyone who talks about a movie. <p> Seriously man, how far is fox's cock up your date? are you paralized with your head pointed to the sky - the cock tip visible poking out your mouth with you saying in a muffled voice "take it out just a little please" <p> what gives man? is that really the direction you want this site going? banning people for talking about upcoming films? <p> whats even more damning is that you must have seen the download yourself and then noted how shit it was. only to come running to Harry <p> "Harry, the film is shit, the jig is up - no longer can we give ratner hell - what do we do - the word will spread this film is bad. we must quickly post a headline about this film so we can sort of take responcibility and then, hey - we can ban all those fuckers we always wanted to. lets just say "don't talk about the film or we'll ban you" <p> to which harry replies "Wolverine?"

  • April 1, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I agree w/ Hawaiian Organ Donor....

    by We_Are_Trapper_Keeper

    Fox deserves it. For crap movies and what they did to Deadpool (or Cyclopool or Termipool or whatever the hell they turned him into). So, pirate away me hearties yo ho!!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Since when have these guys actually commented

    by T 1000 xp professional

    on pirated movies. It doesn't make sense especially on a movie they've been so ready to bash (justifiably sp) as the fox helmed, stinking from a mile away movie known as Wolverine.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Theres also...

    by Dmann

    Wanting to see the difference between the work in progress print and the real movie. If I end up liking the finished print, I may actually grab the workprint, afterwards, and see the differences. I aint' ashamed to say I did that with HALLOWEEN redux, and frankly, the work print was better, although I liked both.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    You mean now I can see Wolverine...

    by dukrous

    AND contribute to the downfall of Fox's shitty X-Men franchise? SWEET...off to find that torrent!

  • April 1, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    bender..

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...As evidence by Moriartys need to see Spirited Away RIGHT NOW! and Harry's delight in watching stolen workprints, I'm guessing Beaks is/was alone on his anti piracy crusade.

  • April 1, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Danny and the fall of AICN

    by meta4

    Normally I could give 2 flying fucks about DannyBonaDuces_DickSauce or his lame ass opinion's but today sir....you've won the round. Your still a piece of shit though, in other AintItCorporateNews................

  • April 1, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    If piracy kills the movie industry...

    by themasterofnonsense

    ...does that mean it will kill this shitty website as well?

  • April 1, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    AICN embedded/linked to a leak of the Watchmen opening credits. Its interesting because I just read that people doubt an FX house could have done it, because they only get watermarked versions etc etc. Yet the Watchmen credits were clean, if I remember correctly.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Vic Tayback mentioned...

    by EriamJH

    Is worth ANY geekdom must read article! He was in Star Trek Original Series as a gangster, after all!!! VIC FUCKIN' TAYBACK!!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Let me create a talkback for a titled BOOTLEG WOLVERINE

    by T 1000 xp professional

    DO NOT enter if you don't want to hear negative things about this movie. DO NOT come in if you do not want to know the truth. DO NOT read if you DO want to waste your money.... I love AICN ;)

  • April 1, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Don't get your panties in a knicker or whatever the expression is, we are united in our shared hatred of the worst hack this site has ever seen - the pretentious fuckwit called Beaks. I must say i am pleased that finally more than just a few people realize what an idiot that guy is. I've been saying it since his "glorious return" and got banned for it.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    anti-piracy propaganda vs. marijuana prohibition propaganda

    by OBSD

    I liken the anti-piracy company line "but, but the common man working in the movie industry will lose his job if you pirate a movie!" to the crazy "if you smoke a joint, you're supporting the terrorists" bullshit they tried to sell us 6 or 7 years ago. They're both 1.) not provable and 2.)not true. Instead of thinking of piracy as a competing buisness model (which it is), the studios try to threaten people with lawsuits or play on their sympathies. "We know that 90% precent of our products are crap, and we know that the places to view our product are unpleasent, but please go to a shitty expensive movie theater with overpriced snacks where we refuse to hire ushers or excercise any control over the obnoxious theater-goers who might make this an unpleasent experience for you so we can afford to pay Joe The Gaffer. Because everytime you pirate a movie, you're stealing a dollar from Joe the Gaffer's paycheck so he can't afford to feed his 9 kids." Sounds like bullshit, doesn't it?

  • April 1, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Saw the workprint. Biggest surprise was....

    by EastBayFrankenstein

    ...the AMAZING CGI work done in creating a virtual performance by Vic Tayback playing Wolverine's gruff-but-lovable uncle, BadgerMan. Gotta admit, I DID NOT see that comin'!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Question about JJ Abrams' Star Trek

    by Blancoshadow

    When does Spock eats Kirk's brains? And do they save the Cheerleader?

  • April 1, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Here's the real reason the theater industry is dying.

    by TheMark

    No quality control (read: shitty kids who talk and text through movies; if you hired ushers--FUCKING USE THEM) and the fact that going to see a movie costs well over 10 dollars for JUST a ticket. I went to a movie about two months ago and for me to take myself and enjoy a drink and a popcorn cost 27 dollars! 27 fucking dollars!!! I live in freakin' Cincinnati, OH. This isn't New York and there's no reason it should cost me that much to go enjoy a movie. That's why the DVD business does well, I can buy a DVD for 15, and get a box of popcorn and a case of soda for LESS than 27 dollars...and I don't have to put up with some disrespectful wanna be gangstas mixed in with those Guitar Hero Hero kids. JUST BECAUSE YOU PLAY GUITAR HERO DOESNT MEAN YOURE A MUSICIAN EITHER! <br> <br> Glad to get that all off my chest! Whoo!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    talkback titled*

    by T 1000 xp professional

  • April 1, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I'd still like harry to reply about...

    by lex romero

    ...why his review of Attack of the Clones was ok to do, but for any of us to download the wolvy workprint is 'wrong'. <br><br> I've skimmed through the film, feels pretty meh tbh. I don't think an extra 15 minutes of deadpool would really solve that.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Suprising Cameo

    by superheroshows

    http://tinyurl.com/d2c6hf

  • April 1, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    ?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "When I first met Harry Knowles... the very first time... we hooked up because I was looking for a way to get something onto the Internet for other fans to enjoy. It was something I wasn't supposed to have. It came from someone's office who had no idea I had it. I was told by someone online to try Harry Knowles. I got in touch with him in Texas. He hooked me up with a guy in Australia. Why? To circumnavigate US copyright law. That's why. Hello, kettle? It's the pot. I'm black." - Moriarty. Bugger me, I had no idea Moriarty was a brother.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    lex romero

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Brian Michael Bendis' says its because this site is studio paid and bought for. Considering the two main driving forces of this site for so long both loved a bit of the old boot and legging, I'm guessing its because they don't want their access cut off to press screenings and shit like that. Fair enough. Harry Gotta Eat (in moderation).

  • April 1, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    1 word review of it:

    by palewook

    Lame.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    fox brought this on itself with the watchmen suit

    by palewook

    not shocking some angry geek hit fox back

  • April 1, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    lex romero are you new here?

    by themasterofnonsense

    Harry NEVER responds when being called out. Harry Knowles is and always has been a chicken shit.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Thanks Beaks...

    by GaiustheBrave

    I didn't know there was a leaked copy to find! ;) Um, but, yeah, it's bad, just horrible...just horrible.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    oh god

    by BendersShinyAss

    it's terrible.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Way to save the movie theater industry

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Bring back vertical integration. That way the studios own the big first run theaters, and maybe the ticket prices/vending prices would come down.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Did they really catch the source of the leak?

    by YackBacker

    My god, that guy is gonna be in a world of pain. Amazing.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    "Because the only way you're seeing it right now is through ille

    by epitone

    Ahem. If someone attends a super-secret advance screening, signs a non-disclosure agreement, and then emails you a review, THAT'S ALSO ILLEGAL. For crying out loud, this site never would have gotten off the ground in the first place if it hadn't been for all manner of illegal activities. Isn't AICN already banned from anything relating to Fox? How much more trouble can you guys get in at this point?

  • April 1, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    ok but enjoy being "AINT IT OLD NEWS"

    by FleshMachine

    really stupid philosophy.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Fuck Beaks

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Can that guy just be "let go" off the site after this? Pretty please? Just slowly phase him out, not making a big deal about it? Come on Harry!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    BONER CLAWS: THE MOVIE

    by turketron

    Would be awesome.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I would not have known...

    by MrGreenStache

    ... if it wasn't for this story. Way to go.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    BONER CLAUS: THE MOVIE

    by turketron

    Potentially awesomer.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Ban Me !

    by TheCap

    The movie will sukz0rs. And as to AICN, "as a rule does not do April Fool's Stories" ... what about that anal eruption of a column that fatass's wife writes about crap music ? If that's not a joke, then there is no Dog.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    WOLVERINE MOVIE LOOKS DUMB ANYWAY...

    by AwkwardAvenue

    This movie looks horrible. Wouldnt see it either way.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Vic Tayback Was Not Perfect

    by kevinwillis.net

    I know you people think he was. But he was a man! He had flaws like anybody else. Don't put him on a pedestal!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    ITS OFFICIAL AICN SUCKS THE STUDIO COCK

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    OH THOSE POOR STUDIOS!!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Calling Out

    by breathwillowmist

    Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that Beaks hasnt said a word since he knows the majority of people are gonna bitch him out for his banning free speech comments. Harry aint saying shit either since he knows hes a fucking hypocrite right now. This site is a bunch of bullshit and both of these men can go fuck themselves.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    breathwillowmist

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Watch out, man. You'd be banned by Beaks in no time if it wasn't such a moderating nightmare.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the head's up on this, AICN!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Didn't even know it had leaked. And banning people that discuss it? Perhaps you should heed your own advice and ban yourselves for discussing it in this article?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    VIC TAYBACK IS A BITCH

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    You were all thinking it, I had the guts to say it.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    redfist

    by FleshMachine

    yellowbeard!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    oh yeah it was amzon women not yellowbeard

    by FleshMachine

    yellobeard was funny tho

  • April 1, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    VIC TAYBACK WAS A SAINT!!

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Ask Alice!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I learned in the morning about the leak

    by ominus

    and was thinking about aicn how will handle it.ofcourse it did the right thing.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    What if you WANT the film to fail???

    by IndustryKiller!

    Why is it automatically the "honorable" thing not watching it online? I certainly wasn't going to pay for this turkey in the theater. I'm flat out fucking sick of studios bastardizing comic books (Thats Joe Quesadas job) and this is one of the biggest offenders of all time. It's a fair question Beaks, what if a film DESERVES to fail?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    one_guy_from_andromeda

    by breathwillowmist

    there are worse things that could happen than being banned from this site. I like coming here to read news but the actual people that run this site are a bunch of jackasses.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Reverse psychology?

    by OBSD

    We all know how much of a mad-on AICN has for FOX, so my question is this: Could this have been an experiment in reverse-pschology from AICN? "please, please, please, whatever you do, don't send us reviews for Wolverine based on the leaked workprint that's on bittorrent and that you didn't even know about until just now because I just told you." I know then Beaks said, "blah blah blah banning people who talk about it blah blah blah some of my best frinds lost jobs because of piracy blah blah blah.." but I can't help but think that this was a calculated move to tell as many people as possible about this in order to screw with Fox while at the same time saying to Fox "But we told people NOT to watch it!" Maybe I'm seeing wheels within wheels when there's just a dumbass who, if he just shut his gob, wouldn't have accidently let thousands upon thousands of people in on the bootlegged Wolverine worprint. Thoughts?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    breathwillowmist

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    I know, but is that really germane to the discussion, as a pretentious ass like Beaks would say?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    This is obviously

    by Ebolarama

    An attempt by AICN to get people to spread the torrents. Do you really think AICN is that stupid, to say "don't send us reviews of the leaked Wolverine workprint!" thereby telling everyone about it?? If they wanted to keep this in the dark, they wouldn't have said anything about it, and just deleted all reviews that were sent it.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    obsd

    by BendersShinyAss

    hahahahahaha.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    haha! someone's going to jail!

    by HaterofCrap

    sloppy!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    by Ebolarama

    Nipples on Batman Flames on Optimus Nuked the Fridge Trashed your Lights Banned by Beaks

  • April 1, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    And why when...

    by emteem

    ...Beaks or Moriarty post one of these stories about how it's bad to see shit in advance or bad to post spoilers do they never actually address the fact that their entire lives are based around this very kind of shit no matter how many people call them on it? Oh yeah because most of the guys who work for this site are douchebags with Beaks easily being the biggest douche of them all.<p>I get so tired of reading these assholes asking for scripts and then reading said scripts and then telling us about the time they read said script, but then harping on about how we should avoid spoilers because it's apparently for our own good.<p>Stop being holier than thou assholes and I'll stop pointing out that Beaks is a fucking cock.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Beaks uses The Secret and this film SUCKS!

    by XSE_Drake

    Since Beaks is using the power of attraction and actually means AICN WANTS YOUR REVIEWS... Good fucking golly does this movie suck! The opening credits were the best part of the flick. The chick in this is awful, Gambit is awful, Dominic Monaghan is completely wasted, Blob is just a human guy who eats a lot, and Ryan Reynolds ought to fire his agent after forcing him at gunpoint to skullfuck Rothman because they fucking DESTROYED Deadpool. Easily the best as-of-yet unfilmed X-character, with serious potential, and they turn him into some hack version of Mimic? And remove his mouth? HE'S THE FUCKING MERC WITH A MOUTH!!!! And the "after the credits" endings? A fanboy could have done better. Fanboys could have made this whole damn movie better! I suddenly understand why, in that promo shot, all of the actors are looking down at the ground while Jackman looks at the camera. They are embarrassed to be in this joke of a movie. SOOOO glad I won't be paying to see this.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    still watching this thing in spurges

    by BendersShinyAss

    it just doesn't make any sense. they've taken the back story of the 3 films and convoluted it all into something that is just a massive big mess.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    i am sorry,did i undestand correctly?

    by ominus

    DEADPOOL doesnt have a mouth in the movie? is this true?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    what the fuck, removed deadpool's mouth? WWHHAA AH AHAAHAHAH

    by turketron

    I say, in the immortal words of Stone Cold Steve Austin, "WHAT!?"

  • April 1, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Who the hell calls himself a geek and watch it online?

    by Koji_Kabuto

    This is bad news for everyone in the industry me included. Bad economy and now this. Don't get me wrong, if it sucks when I see it then fine, it still will suck, but to leak a movie a full month before it's release with no FX and no re-shoots inserted to make it better is horrible. Hope they get the fucker and hit him hard to scare others.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Today's Game: Spot the Fox Talk Backers...

    by JackLucas

    It's really great fun. Scroll this monstrous talkback and pick out the comments and users you think are Fox damage control lackeys posting comments such as, "Watching it on your computer versus first weekend with a crowd on a giant screen with a sound system. No comparison." & "Oh, and I know someone that watched it and they said there were obviously rough edits and very, very temp effects all over the place. Doesn't seem like a very fair way to pass judgement on it if you ask me." Get your ballots in early because there is a very good chance that with all of the backlash this early in the game, Harry may give Beaks the OK to start banning all of us and perhaps even just pull this story all together. Have fun, kids!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I KNOW WHO LEAKED IT!!!

    by Sephiroid

    Hugh Jackman did, so after the major bsshing and consequent fail, he can finally stop playing Wolverine... Now get Hugh to play Snake in the Metal Gear Movie!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Fuck Rothman!

    by Judge Briggs

    I want to dl this shitty movie just to stick it to Rothman's bitch ass!

  • April 1, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    What about test screenings?

    by supertoyslast

    It's par for the course to run reactions based on test screenings - even if the people running them ask the audience not to leak anything (which they usually do). So if there's a test screening before a press screening for Wolverine you won't run anything based on that? Does this "press screening only" rule only apply to Wolverine or to all future movies?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Wake me when its over

    by redfist

    Indeed.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Oh no! No Worlverine reviews?

    by ecm

  • April 1, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Dear Jim Cameron

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Please leak a workprint of Avatar online ASAP. Cheers.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Oh no! No Wolverine reviews?

    by ecm

    I could care less. Xmen 3 sucked huge donkey dick and I have a feeling this will be no differnet. But, hell, I might be wrong. Could be cool. But it might suck. I don't care.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I Knew It Was Shit

    by medicinaluser

    Even before the Workprint got leaked (not downloaded it btw) but thanks to everyone out there who have seen it and warned others away from wasting money on this clusterfuck of a movie.<BR><BR>Fox get no sympathy from me at all and as for the lower minions working for them they will be better off unemployed with starving children than in the service of such a corrupt/evil corporation.<BR><BR>As for the bigwigs maybe if they had actually treated the Director better and maybe if the star of this POS with money invested in the movie had the balls to stick up for said Director a little more we might have got a half decent flick<BR><BR>Rothman you fuckwit hows your day going so far?

  • April 1, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    another FOX TBer for you

    by Cedar_Room

    "This is bad news for everyone in the industry me included. Bad economy and now this. Don't get me wrong, if it sucks when I see it then fine, it still will suck, but to leak a movie a full month before it's release with no FX and no re-shoots inserted to make it better is horrible. Hope they get the fucker and hit him hard to scare others." <p> so if it sucks after you see it in the cinema, after shelling out £10 or whatever - thats fine? But if you watch it for free and it sucks thats evil?

  • April 1, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Beaks - then don't f'n WRITE about it.

    by JimCurry

    You don't want to comment on it, yet here's a big article with over 400 hits. Makes sense...

  • April 1, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Palewook

    by Rollofpennies

    You said it. People told FOX if this would happen if Watchmen was interfered with. I wont see FOX's Dawsons Creek version of Wolverine anyway. Movie looks really cheap especially the trailers. After fucking up 3 times its too late to pretend they give a damn about this franchise.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    the leak was the best thing that could happen..

    by maceodkat

    for wolverine. i didnt want to see this, after the bad reports form the sets, and the fox logo that comes up before the film, but having seen it (wait, no i didnt), i cant wait to see it in theathers, and possibly on imax. it was bad ass, and hands down the best x-men movie i've seen(erm, no i didnt). shame about deadpool and all that, but otherwise, wow. i think the problem with the showbiz industry is content, and not pirates. do you know who is downloading these films and NOT going to the movies? people who are broke as a joke and couldnt afford to see it anyway. i dropped nearly $70 on the 3d version of Monsters vs Aliens on the IMAX experience, got a decent TS copy of it(erm, no i didnt) and cant wait to own it on blu-ray, right along side my other movies. when paul blart makes crazy figures fatter than kevin james waistline, and the box office overall is UP this year, then i just dont buy this crap about the "woe is me" take on the industry. its more like inflated paychecks that need to be scaled back. how about hollywood hire less PA's to grab latte's, and just sip on a regular cup o joe they get themselves. also, i dont see the difference between this leaked workprint, and the early screeners that you clowns illegally post up here in the first place. "you are the first people to see this" / "some of the effects aren't finished yet" / "n.d.a. blah blah blah / the people who downloaded this paid the EXACT same amount that those people did to enter the screening. and its a shame you guys arent at least talking about what they did right on this film after all the naysayers and gloom and doomers. honestly this isnt gonna hurt the b.o. the poor were never gonna make it out on may 1st, but i assure you everyone who was even on the fence on this film would go see the completed film, and just for the simple reason that it was a hell of a lot more than just a couple of unfinished effects. (or was it? i'm not sure i didnt download it, that would be wrong)

  • April 1, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    We Don't Want Your... = INSTANT MASSIVE TALKBACK! lol

    by G100

    Nicely done guys why didn't you just write, EVERYONE POST HERE!!!!<p> <p>I'm trying hard to feel sorry for FOX, no wait, no I'm not. Laughing my ass off that's what I'm doing. Laughing VERY hard indeed.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I LOVE HOW YOU HOTLINK TO IT..YOU FUCKING TOOL

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    Jesus Christ this is the most ridiculous shit this site has ever pulled.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    BUT WHAT WOULD BALE SHOUT!!!

    by G100

    Leaked the Movie ? LEAKED THE MOTHERFUCKING MOVIE ?!!!!?? FUCKIN AMATEURS !!!! You're all like Dah,dah,dah,dah!

  • April 1, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    MaceodKat

    by medicinaluser

    You work for Fox right?<BR><BR>

  • April 1, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Its fucking BRILLIANT, what are you people on?

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    of course by brilliant, i mean much better than the others in the x-men franchise. definitely worth watching. probably go to see it in the cinema too.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    This movie will fail, Turkish Wolverine will rock

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • April 1, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by Arteska

    At least some of us can remember what it was like to actually anticipate a movie, any movie and what going to movies used to be like before everyone hated it. Now people want to watch incomplete work on 3 inch screens and laptops and attempt poor Maslin impressions about everything under the sun from inception to release via social networking. It's far more insufferable than any bad movie could ever be.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Pffffffff.....

    by Samplelord

    Some movie experts... You can't judge a movie by the workprint? Bad acting is bad acting, out of focus shot is out of focus shot, retarded script is retarded script... Do you know how many decisions are made by watching dailies? If you can't spot something fucked up about a movie, anything, from a workprint...then that explains the good reviews for crappy flicks. I used to watch movies on old scratched up Betamax(for the youngsters,look it up..)tapes, didn't make The Thing any worse. But The Bat People was then and is still a shit movie, even in HD. No re-cutting, color correction nor re-shoots will save a stupid concept. Now I'm gonna watch the Wolverine print in nice old fucked up o' vision.... When I'm finished I'll be back to bitch sa mo....

  • April 1, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    So...we shouldn't WINK WINK..download it? WINK

    by knowthyself

    I WINK got ya WINK.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    fuck FOX, fuck you and the pony you rode in on...

    by penhapus

    In this day and age of technology and whatnot, how the hell you can wave your hands in the air shouting 'unfair' when a film leaks online? To compare the film industry to the music industry - the latest Pet Shop Boys album was locked down tight; no preview copies were sent out, any playbacks were in tightly monitored situations. I have no idea how much Wolverine cost, but I'm guessing upwards of $80 million, so letting 'work prints' float about is retarded. It's perfectly acceptable for AICN to print reviews of workprint screenings providing they come from the right people apparently, but when a workprint turns up online and the masses get their fourpenneth on whether it's a shitty flick or not, that's not OK? You were happy to roll with Harry's ep 2 review because it suited you. This doesn't suit you so it's boo-hoo 'piracy and the internet is killing the movie world' - no, rubbish films, endless remakes and generally expecting the populace to bend over and take it is what is killing movies. Every single person writing for AICN is a hypocrite if you don't pick the best bits of the most coherent reviews of the screener and put something together. The game has changed and it ain't cool to stick your heads in the sand.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    "you wouldn't shoot a policeman..."

    by OBSD

    "Then steal his hat. Then go to the toilet in his hat. Then send his hat to his widow. Then steal his hat again. Piracy. It's a crime." This whole thread all I can think of is that parody from The IT Crowd and that guy, pants around his ankles, crapping into a dead cop's hat. That and the stupid techno music that plays during these PSAs that I have to sit through whenever I steal a movie from the internet.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    But AVATAR is coming & we have to keep FOX sweet

    by G100

    Is what a FAR more cynical person than myself would think. But not me. No,no,no,no,no. No.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Deadpool fans must be fucking pissed as hell

    by SpyGuy

    "The Merc With a Mouth...with No Mouth." Way to go, Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    First Hulk Movie was online 2 months before release

    by BigNickBG

    and was likely a huge cause of the horrible box office.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    First Hulk Movie

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And most importantly it wasn't very good.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    BigNickBG

    by penhapus

    No, the first Hulk tanked because it wasn't very good. Unfortunately, as it was leaked, they couldn't keep a lid on it. It's opening weekend wasn't bad, but it dropped off bloody quickly on word of mouth. Because it wasn't very good, not because everyone was downloading it instead.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Piracy never hurt the HK movie industry!

    by Darth_Inedible

    Nope in fact HK is now producing more movies than ever thanks to piracy. And look at mainland China which has a huge level of piracy and how they're not poised to overtake Hollywood as the number one producer of filmed entertainment, unlike India with it's less pirate friendly culture which is currently struggling. Guys this is pretty clear cut! Anyway I'm heading back to my burner all my Craigslist stuff is sold out and I need a new set of rims for my escalade.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Just watched it,only the scenes

    by ominus

    with Deadpool in order to see how they have treated him. yes its true,he has no mouth,he has those claws in his arms,he looks a lot like BARAKA from Mortal Kombat and he has the ability to duplicate the powers from other mutants,like mimic or rogue from the xmen comics. <p>thank you very much FOX for fucking one of my favourite comic characters.thank you rothman.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    First Hulk movie leak...

    by OBSD

    I think the fact that the first Hulk movie sucked a family sized bag of dicks had more to do with the horrible box office than any internet leak.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    yeah deadpool has no mouth

    by cool_britannia79

    by the end, it absolutely fucking sucks. and he dies. decapitated dies. shooting lazers. out of his eyes. and did they kill cable? WTF is with the cameo at the end?

  • April 1, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    lacklustre

    by TheExterminator

    that's what the film was

  • April 1, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Lesson Learned??? Piracy hurts bad movies

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Not good one.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I got an idea...X-Men Origins Deadpool

    by Blancoshadow

    Shia Labeouf is Deadpool and Will Smith is Cable...take that Fanboys! Shonuff Samuel L.Jackson is Longshot!!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    What a bunch of assholes.

    by TheLastCleric

    Those of you justifying piracy can go choke on your dad’s hairy cock and die because seriously, there is no justification and despite what supreme fucktards like Danny Glover’s Dickhead write, studios lose plenty of revenue to piracy, especially when the quality of the film is good and can be sold for 5 bucks a pop at a swap meet or downloaded for free online. Reading some of you shit squirts talk about how you and your douchebag friends don’t have a problem with it doesn’t validate the theft but rather illuminates just what a bunch of narrow, selfish asshats all of your motherfuckers actually are. If the film is that bad, why the fuck are you yeasty twats even watching it? Answer: Because you are fucking hypocrites, losers and generally soulless little bitches who have a ridiculously overblown sense of entitlement. When shit doesn’t go your way or you can formulate some sort of pedantic, silly logic for immoral behavior, you then take whatever the fuck you want and then claim the crime is victimless.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I'll NEVER justify piracy.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I just do it. You don't like it? That's tough shit.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I thnk Taken's Box Office is proof that downloading...

    by maceodkat

    a movie early hurts its box office. that thing drops 6 months before it screens. and regarding medicinaluser, lawlz.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Fuck that, I'll watch it

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    And if it's good (which i doubt), I'll pay to watch it again on the big screen. Piracy has never prevented me from going to see a movie in theaters, a movie I'm anticipating is a movie I'm going to see the way it was meant to be seen regardless. Honestly, most of the 'geek' community thinks this is gonna suck anyway, it's Joe Public (most don't even know what a torrent is) that's gonna make this film bank.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    An open letter to Summer Hollwood Blockbuster,

    by OBSD

    You've given me much joy over the years, but you've also given me an insane amount of bad quality product that I cannot get a refund for. So here's the deal: from now on I'm going to jump on any chance I can to see what a movie is like before it hits the theaters. So, yeah, I'll skim through this after work and THEN I'll decide if the movie is worth my ten bucks. And if it is worth my 10 bucks, then it'll be worth $25.00 for the blu-ray. But before I dish out the cash for your product in it's various forms, I need proof that your product has the goods. This is a pattern that you can expect to continue if you insist on expecting me to continue to pay sight unseen for an inferior product.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Crazy kids and their kooky magic 8 balls interwebs

    by Darth Macchio

    You crazy kids and your magical intertransitsuppositorytubes with your cryspace and facetwitter. You must all be genie-us's to use that crazy technomagical stuff! I plugged in my vcr and that shit started blinking at me and i just had to give my brain a rest! gosh! i don't see how you kids do it! And downloading movies sounds like something The Riddler did to Val Kilmer a few years back. Almost fucked up batman for good and yet here are you kids insisting on technological implants and looking into brain replacement computers that will run on crappy energizer batteries!<p>And I have always wanted to kill the energizer bunny. Seriously. I've been in a few fist fights here and there, but as far as humans go, I've never actually killed one of them or wanted to. Kick someone's ass? Sure but not kill them. That's serious stuff. But I'd like to kill the energizer bunny and then, not kill, but beat the fucking shit out of the guy who came up with that ad campaign. If someone buys me a gift that needs batteries and they get me energizer bunny batteries, I smash the gift over their melon fucking heads immediately. I've been known to burn their houses down too. Die, energizer bunny. Die 1000 times every night in my dreams. I kill you a thousand times in my dreams, energizer bunny. Every night. 1000 times.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Well box office was up last year.

    by hallmitchell

    So if you make movies like the Dark Knight and Iron Man. People will show up. Downloading is here. It's here to stay. Movies should be available legally to download on the films release. I will still go to the cinema if this happens.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    This couldn't have happened to a more deserving studio

    by Harry Weinstein

    Well, I suppose it could have happened to the Weinstein Company, actually.

  • April 1, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    This is what Fox gets for being a baggadouche

    by Sixtyhurts

    and for fucking around with Watchmen. <p> I can't wait to watch the 1/2-assed bootleg of this 1/2-assed movie. Deadpool with NO MOUTH??!?!?? That is truly laughable. <p> I got an idea--lets make the next Wolverine without his claws. And he's a girl. A black girl. Yeah--that's a great idea. <p> Fuckin' Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    what a shitty movie

    by nooneimportant

    Deadpool gets turned into a teleporting bald mute with Cyclops eyebeams?? Really? And ends with a giant nuclear tower falling on Wolvie just as he's saved by Gambit flying through the air and cutting said nuclear tower in half? riiightt.. check please

  • April 1, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Regarding Taken

    by penhapus

    this is a rare occurence of a film doing the rounds in Europe first and then making it over the Atlantic. Normally, we get pissed about with release dates - The Mist took nearly a year after the US release to arrive in the UK.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman as DIRTY HARRY!!

    by wtriker1701

    Hey - it's Remake-Time these years. If WOLVERINE doens't get its job done at the box offices, let's get Hugh for a Prequel/Sequel/Redo-Series of HARRY CALAHAN! He's the perfect Reincarnation of Good Ol' Clint! <br> You KNOW it's true!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    There is no gray area.

    by directorsaab

    Leaking stuff like this, and then downloading it, is wrong, wrong, wrong. And if you don't think it is, ask yourself how you would feel if a project you worked on for months (sometimes years) was given away for free and without your consent. If this continues it will kill the industry. Personally, going to avoid this film like the plague. It's 20th Century Fox so it will most likely be an overproduced bland mess.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    this is payback for watchmen

    by bacci40

    fuck fox<p> and fuck how they changed logan's origin story<p> oh...and the opening acting is for shit<p> hope this fucker tanks now<p> i have downloaded the entire movie, am burning it, and will hand out copies in front of 7/11

  • April 1, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    What a GREAT day!!

    by Rebel_Lantern

    I have so enjoyed reading all the post/opinions from the good, the bad and the potty mouthed. I can't wait to get home and see it for myself if it's a steaming pile. This has truly been a Great Fucking DAY!!! Post on, Please!!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    The editor of this article was clever....

    by sho_me_da_money

    In that he plays both sides of the field.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Nobody has seen the film

    by syn_flood

    The workprint is not the finished film so your opinions are useless. I will be waiting to see the actual film.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Is piracy wrong?

    by sho_me_da_money

    If the industry was getting paid proportionate amounts to say an IT Analyst like me or a mother with multiple jobs or a dude slaving 37.5 hours per week at McDonalds, then I wouldn't be making a big hoo ha about it. I don't expect them to make an equal amount BUT i don't expect them to make a ridiculous amount also. Although Piracy is wrong, I'm actually happy that it goes on for the lower class earners like me. At the end of the day, Fox and Hugh Jackman and the rest will be getting a fat greasy wage regardless of the leak. They should be proud and content with the material they produced and the wages they get paid.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I feel sorry for Jackman

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    I think he was the only one who wanted to deliver a good movie. Isn't it ironic to see this released on April Fools Day?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Toby_FN_Wong

    by Argentino

    I'm not so shure. Jackman seems like a nice guy and all, buy he's the star and also a producer in this, so he probably had some creative control.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    People with short memories

    by mastes360

    All you people moaning about this being leeked should remember what that FOX producer said (Rothman or something like that), when asked in a interview how the fans will like the movie, the 'cool' FOX producer basicly said "Fuck the fans", no FOX FUCK YOU! ha ha ha ha ha.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Nobody has seen the film syn_flood

    by terribleg

    This movie is an epic fail. Although my opinion may not matter to you it is in fact more informed than yours at this point. But absolutely go ahead and save up for a ticket to the giant bucket of suck that opens May 1st. I will be waiting on your awesome reply. Oh, and a pox on Fox!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Who watches the Jackman?

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Somewhere out there, a Warner Brothers executive is laughing furiously. Hurm.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Germane

    by nahdogg

    I love that word thanks for using it Beaks. I think the real problem is not piracy or fat cats (every industry has executives that make big $$$. Taxes and unions are what are driving jobs out of the US...Big money goes where it makes sense and peoples republic of California is a place it doesn't make sense to do business. Until there is some kind of purge of unions (which destroy the industries they infiltrate) and an end to confiscatory taxes which gives incentive for business to look for greener pastures the flight of jobs will continue.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    directorsaab

    by chuffsterUK

    So,saying you're not going to bother watching the film helps the film industry then??

  • April 1, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    have you noticed that the only people

    by oisin5199

    who have pirated the movie are snarky assholes who use terms like 'teh suck' and 'epic fail'. Which goes to show, only giant douchebags pirate movies.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Lars Ulrich just called. Said "Fuck you assholes!"

    by Darth Macchio

    And then he got back to having forced buttsex with Jason Newstead. While the other band mates play the ocarina and rub feces on each other.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    The fact that this was pirated didn't need advertising.

    by Reelheed

    AICN, I respect your "hey don't send your reviews to us" stance but you could have just set a blanket junk filter using the words "my review of xmen origins" and not alerted all these geeks to go firing up their e-wires and limedonkeys. Thanks, Hollywood.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    redfist - The Video Pirates

    by mrbong

    it was indeed the magnificent "Amazon Women On The Moon". if i recall, it was no less than Peter Boyle and Christopher Plummer as the pirates! well worth finding on DVD or, in keeping with this thread, downloading :)

  • April 1, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I'm snortin a bunch of blow off this hooker's ass

    by ebolamonkey

    And I hear this Ex-Man Wolf-marine movie I'm EPing is all over the fuckin internet! Do you people have no fuckin shame? That's MY fuckin movie!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Headcount.

    by chuffsterUK

    Anyone who hasn't ever,EVER watched a pirated film,say so,if not,fuck off with your holier than attitude.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    This is just an apology from FOX for X-Men: The Last Stand

    by Darkknight37

    And I graciously accept said apology, and will find out if I drop top coin for a midnight screening. Joking aside, this is sucky for them, but karma's a bitch when you wait for WB to finish a film before you try to extort money from it.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Wasn't going to pay to watch it

    by tbransonlives

    And I'm not going to watch it for free, it looks like shit.<p> I'm not one of those negative ahole talkbackers, but Fox has proven they dont give a shit about these properties or their fans beyond the profit margin.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I've seen it...it's a LION!!!!

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    oisin5199....i didnt pirate shite

    by bacci40

    movies can now be streamed...so i dont have to download, therefore, i did not commit a crime....FUCK FOX...FUCK ROTHMAN

  • April 1, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    oisin5199

    by terribleg

    Oh yeah, I'm a snarky asshole for sure. Thanks for noticing, jerk. To think you could have used your spectacular powers of insight to warn Fox ahead of time so they wouldn't embarrass themselves. Instead you waste time calling me a d-bag and a pirate, but it won't change the fact that Fox has made a steaming pile of a movie that will royally offend any fan of the X-Men.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    hypocrites!

    by jambone

    How is this different than a guy downloading the movie and watching it for free and then writing a review of it any different than a guy who goes to a free test screening, signs a waiver saying he won't post anything about it online, and then sends you a review that you post? There is no difference, only if he passes the material on. Weak Beaks.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Ace the film industry remakes shit because of piracy

    by Darth_Inedible

    Think about the 70s, the last great period of originality when people actually had to go into a theater and pay money to watch a new release. Now in the age of video games, cable tv, home theater and one-click piracy they have to use the biggest trawl nets possible to the stupidest, widest audience. Remakes have that audience built in. The smarter, more original and geekier your story the more likely it will be strangled by piracy, ie: BSG and it's consistently feeble 'official' ratings forcing the changes that ruined season 3. It didn't matter that every geek in the universe was watching it online because that didn't sell the ads which pay directly towards production of the next episodes.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Deadpool with NO MOUTH = Flames on Optimus

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • April 1, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    really isn't germane to this discussion.

    by terribleg

    THE GODDAMN GERMANS GOT NOTHIN' TO DO WITH IT!

  • April 1, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    "I'M GONNA BARBEQUE YOUR ASS IN MOLASSES!"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • April 1, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    BIGGEST LEAK = REVENGE OF THE SITH

    by Mullah Omar

    I bought the workprint for $2 before it was in theaters. It was a lousy copy but it was the best I could find in an area about 500 miles from the nearest movie theater.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck Wolverine, where is the LOST talkback?!

    by Dhaemon

    Come on give us the goods.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    first hulk leaking

    by stupidmop

    Yeah I agree with people that the first hulk didnt tank because of piracy but becaue the movie was terrible, it was one of the few movies in a long time that i wanted to walk out on and not finish my popcorn

  • April 1, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Piracy?

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Fuck, I would turn this piece of shit off if it was on FX tomorrow.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    It's an april fools alright

    by DrLektor

    and the jokes on Fox. Here's the way piracy works for me. Yes I read a lot of reviews, AiCN and JoBlo are bookmarked so I can get the skinny on what the boys and girls who review movies on a daily basis think but at the end of the day I prefer to make up my own mind. If a movie comes out, I think I should have the right to get a taste, a preview, much the same way I'd go to a music store and have a listen to an album before I buy it. 9 times out of 10 the quality of the film will suck but I get an inkling of what it's like. If I think the movie is good, you'd better believe I'd see it in the theatre too AND get the DVD (in some cases multiple copies of the same film! Take that credit crunch.) But if the movie is say... Catwoman, or the Legend of Chun Li or Dragonball, I just saved myself untold amounts of money and time by checking it out for free, not to mention sticking it to the studio in question for releasing crappy timewasters. Yeah I'm a criminal but the real crooks here are the people who spend untold millions and pass this garbage off as entertainment. If your food is underdone at the restaurant, you send it back, what can a movie fan do except write a scathing review? Peace.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    By running this story....

    by HBdoubleJ

    You have a bunch of people now seeking the leaked copy. Therefore, supporting piracy.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Early to rise, early to bed.

    by CerebralAssassin

    In and between I cooked and cleaned and went out of my head. Going through life with blinders on, it's tough to see. I had to get up, get out from under and look for me. There's a new girl in town and she's looking good. There's a fresh freckled face, in the neighborhoood. There's a new girl in town, with a brand new style. She was just passing through, but if things work out she's gonna stay awhile.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    dhaemon

    by stupidmop

    ya where the hell is the lost talkback, though if you read the description of tonights ep on abc there is a major spoiler

  • April 1, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Princess Amadalla: This is a Douche we can not win

    by ThePilgrim

    You'sa sayin we'sa gonna die. <P> Never fell for it. Fell Towards It, Fell Into It, Fell Over It. but not For It. Only Boy George tumbles for ya.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the info AICN!!!!

    by Seth Brundle

    thanks to you now i can go download Wolverine and save money! i didnt know it was available! thanks for the heads up! (/Sarcasm) LOL

  • April 1, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Finally...

    by BendersShinyAss

    ...You cunts will never EVER say another bad thing about Ratner and X3. THAT film was fucking awesome.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I broke my own code of ethics...

    by Magunga

    ...and watched this dreadful movie online. Seriously, people, this is worse than X-Men 3. It was worse than, Twilight, for God's sake!

  • April 1, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    The reason the 70's rocked

    by Samuel Fulmer

    There were a number of amaing talents that came into their own in that decade, and corporations hadn't totally took the artistry out of the industry yet. A smaller amount of piracy has nothing to do with it. If you want to blame anyone for the poor product we are now getting blame corporate America, people with short attention spans who will watch a movie just because it's called "fill in the blank popular old movie/comic/toy series", and just the general poor lack of talent we have right now.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    By running this story...the terrorists win? Um...NO.

    by SpyGuy

    This story is all over the internet so it's hardly AICN's fault. And considering they would have gotten as much shit for NOT running it, it's safe to say they made the right call.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    They Sodomized Deadpool!

    by Magunga

    ...Figuratively speaking, of course.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    what a day

    by BendersShinyAss

    All that work into bringing this film to life and it all come to april fools day 2009. <p> honestly, i reckon Fox leaked this on purpose, write it off, claim insurance, blame the internet and help rupert murdock get one step closer to owning the cyberspace and shutting all of us down in the process. <p> hahaha. nah im joking. the film is shit. it'll always be shit even when the visuals are finished and the editing tightened. people don't like shit. except those 2 girls with the 1 cup.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Like Sodo in the Ass Sodo?

    by ThePilgrim

  • April 1, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    So, AICN just told me that I can watch Wolverine...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    ...early.<p> I wouldn't have looked for the leak, but Beaks said it was a good idea to look for it.<p> Nice, AICN, nice...

  • April 1, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Wha, Wha, Wha. . . .Poor Hollywood!

    by Darth_Kaos

    We're in a recession, yet everyone is still going to the movies. Won't pay the bills, but they'll pay $10-12 bucks to watch a movie.<br><br> Like all things, the hardest working people (Film Crew-even union) gets screwed, while the same overpaid dickweeds (Hollywood Executives and some actors) continue to get work. Now, piracy does affect a segment of the bottom line no doubt. But not to the degree that they want you to think (its only around about 3-8%) unlike the music industry which is around 20-35%. <br><br> Personally, I think people who buy or participate in piracy suck. Those who do it, don't have a artistic bone in their body. Cause if they did, they would know how it feels when someone steals your work. Imagine if someone walked in your room, stole your ipod and PS3. How would you feel? And that's the whole point. Hollywood isn't hurting.<br><br>

  • April 1, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    from the BBC

    by BendersShinyAss

    One user wrote on aintitcool.com: "The CGI is missing and the movie looks horrible without it. <p> "Even if you see the workprint you're still going to have to go see it in the theatre to fully experience the full movie with CGI effects fully intact." <p> (who the fuck are they kidding???)

  • April 1, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    HEY DGDB!

    by The Eskimo

    Are you gonna review this over on aintitbalenews...or take the "moral high ground"? Inquiring minds want to know...you amateur fuck :)

  • April 1, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Toby_FN_Wong

    by DeusExMachina

    I agree, I think that Hugh Jackman wanted to deliver a really bad ass movie. Just like Thomas Jane wanted to deliver a good Punisher. That's hard to do though when the studio has the last word. With that said. I don't like what I've heard so far, but it is April Fool's Day. I read in one review that Ryan Reynold's scenes were very short, which means that all that extra filming they did a few months back is not in this leaked copy. So I'm going to wait until May. I'm still not going to pay $10 for it. I'm going to get it from the hatian guy at the chicken shack.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Just came back from the Comic shop...

    by Blancoshadow

    No one cared about fucking Deadpool or what they did to him. People are going to see the movie about WOLVERINE. Face it people, I love the site and read everyone's talkback but Watchmen and all it's legal bullshit is done with. It was a fuckin one week wonder that no one gives 2 shits about, people still have no idea it was a comic book, holy grail of comics my ass...

  • April 1, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Speaking of 2 girls 1 cup

    by turketron

    I'd rather order and pay for the full version of that film than pay to see this pile of shit, after what I'm hearing about it.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Downloading is theft.

    by DennisMM

    Period. Pro-pirate types say information wants to be free. Information wants nothing. THEY want information to be free, even when it cost someone millions to create. Ask them how they'd feel if they stopped in Penney's and stole a shirt. Do shirts want to be free?

  • April 1, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    OH so AICN hates Fox; then loves them. ADD nerds

    by BurgerKing

    One minute FOX is fucking over Watchmen and all the internet nerds are shitting their pants and boycotting Fox. Then Fox's biggest summer movie leaks on the net and all of a sudden AICN predictably forgets about how they hated them weeks earlier and now all of a sudden want to help and defend Fox because times are hard for the industry. <p> Give me a fucking break. Try remembering back more than 2 weeks.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Oh sure, Piracy is to blame

    by RaptorJesus

    Why can't these numbskulls get it through their heads? People don't download as well as go to movies, they download instead of for a movie they would not have seen anyway. Any fans of Wolverine are going to pay for it regardless. People who realize it's just another lame superhero movie(As opposed to a great superhero movie) will download it and not mind. To blame theaters losing their jobs because of piracy is just naive.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Yawn

    by chuffsterUK

    Said it before,say it again,anyone,ANYONE on here NEVER,EVER watched a pirate movie,not even is a kid?Perhaps a rare horror,or ET,anything?? I doubt it.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Your whole argument about piracy is totally fucking flawed.

    by Holeman

    The plain and simple fact of the matter is this: if your film is good, it will do well at the box office. "Taken" has proved this beyond doubt. "Wolverine" is a shit movie. No fucking way is an extra 15 minutes of CGI sparkly going to improve this turd. It DESERVES to fail and no one should be forced to pay for this tripe. It is completely irrelevant that a bunch of people worked and slaved to bring this picture to theaters. All the people who worked on this movie WASTED THEIR FUCKING TIME! The plain and simple fact of the matter is this: they created a wholly worthless and unsatisfying product. No one should be forced to pay for this shit. If this movie fails, it will have failed because it deserved to. No one with even the slightest amount of taste would watch this movie and walk away thinking they got their money's worth. The message that Hollywood should be taking away from this is: MAKE BETTER FUCKING MOVIES! Unfortunately, I doubt-fuckheads that they are-the point will make it across. Fuck this movie. Everyone please download it.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    KARMA FOR WATCHMEN SUIT

    by spidermanfreak20

    All is right in the world. How funny how the universe wraps everything up. They tried to steal and shutdown Watchmen (even turned in a profit) and now they will lose that from THEIR biggest Superhero movie. How utterly satisfying to know their greed did not go unpunished.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    It's not that 'hollywood is hurting', it's that piracy hurts the

    by Darth_Inedible

    When you're dealing with a market rife with piracy savvy consumers you have to aim at the broadest, basest audience to ensure the same return that you got when everyone had to pay to see your product. Nobody's saying that Hollywood is going to starve, but you can bet that they're going to make their money by churning out as few gigantic mega-tentpole 70-80s-remake 3D blockbusters as possible.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Screw Vic Taybac

    by shran

    Just screw him.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    ..hurts the product.

    by Darth_Inedible

  • April 1, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Riley Martin

    by breathwillowmist

    Yes there is a carnival scene

  • April 1, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    The Eskimo

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'll be posting a review of this epic in a day or two. Thanks for the sterling contributions by the way.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah I'm a thief

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    But I don't feel a single amount of remorse about it, because at least 3 times a month I still plop down 20 bucks for my girlfriend and I to see a movie worth our time (ok, sometimes just worth her time). Not to mention the 4 dollar sodas and 8 dollar hot dogs. So yeah, piracy is 'wrong wrong wrong', but I don't give a fuck fuck fuck.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    And one more thing

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    I never download any shitty bootleg cam copies of new movies. If anything, piracy might prevent me from buying a dvd, but not seeing a movie in theaters.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I love conspipracy

    by Phategod2

    And I think Hollywood owes a sh!tload of Pirated movies like Back taxes.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Hey Beaks I've downloaded it and I'm gonna watch it.

    by FookU

    Fuck you and your out of work friend asshole.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I love conspiracy

    by Phategod2

    And I think Hollywood owes me a sh!tload of Pirated movies like Back taxes.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Corporations hadn't taken over in the 70s because...

    by Darth_Inedible

    People actually had to go to a theater and PAY MONEY to see your independent film in the '70s. You couldn't check it out on youtube or download the torrent. You didn't have to sell your soul to Warner Brothers to get something off the ground because you could actually make money distributing it yourself to paying audiences. And to people who say this is because of a lack of independent theaters today, I urge you to go ahead and start an indy theater in your town and see how unsustainable that model is in the internet age.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    oh, give me a break

    by fastcars

    1) movies are overpriced, and the people that work on them are overpaid. 2) most of the nerds that download wolverine will see it in the theater and buy it on dvd, anyway. out of x-men loyalty, and because action movies suck on computer monitors. 3) why not post viewer reviews? you did it for every futurama movie, which people obviously downloaded before its release date. i mean, if you're going to post an article letting people know about the leak, you might as well post reviews 4) i say this as someone who does not download, because i'm happy with netflix, and i don't care enough about any upcoming movies to go the torrent trouble. aicn's the shit, but file this article under 'lameness' next to the christian bale defense article.

  • April 1, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Wait if you can

    by ao33

    It's shit for the most part... I can see how some of the finished fx might be interesting but the ending was horrible. Hopefully they fix it because, one thing in particular happens (if you've watched it you know) that just fucks the whole movie...

  • April 1, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Too late Fox, I've already got it.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Watching it tonight.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE hits my house,

    by Stuntcock Mike

    TONIGHT!

  • April 1, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Fox,you cunts

    by chuffsterUK

    `Hurts the fans of the film`-how?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    "and above all, hurts the fans of the film."

    by odj310388

    Who would be a fan of that piece of crap story?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    "Fans of the film"?

    by Darkknight37

    I'm pretty sure there won't be many of those after watching this piece of shit.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    How about... SUCK MY BALLS, FOX.

    by Fenrisulfr

    That's right, suck my big hairy sweaty balls. I really don't give a shit about this movie, but I after what they did to some of our beloved 80s franchises, after assraping Hitman fans with the movie of the same name... I won't miss one chance to insult these bastards. And in other news, I know no one gives a shit, but I'm going to bang a really hot italian chick in 2 weeks.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I'm a fan of the film

    by penhapus

    you bastards! *sobs*

  • April 1, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Fox Thinking Of the Fans

    by medicinaluser

    WTF when did they release that memo as I sure as hell missed it.<BR><BR>They will never care about the fans as Rothman said so himself "FUCK THE FANS, WE ALREADY GOT THERE MONEY" <BR><BR>Ummm not this time Asshole.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    For someone to go to jail

    by cmbuzzkill

    over this piece of crap is almost as funny as someone going to jail for releasing a workprint of the Ang Lee Hulk movie. Don`t drop the soap...

  • April 1, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    "going to bang a really hot italian chick in 2 weeks""

    by boosebaster

    Love it, boasting about sex you haven't had yet.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I'd still like harry or beaks to make a reply...

    by lex romero

    in the thread. <br><br> I understand that a site has to grow to survive, I like to think the beginning of the site was its teenage years. It worked from the outside and got secret scoops and was fighting the "man". <br><br> As the site grew up it started getting invites to screenings and film sets, and, if it wanted to keep doing those things it had to grow up and accept it couldn't still try and be the rebel. So the site gives up one thing in the hopes of gaining something better. That's perfectly fine and I get it. <br><br>What I don't get is this sudden turn around, this holier than thou attitude that downloading the film would be terrible, reviewing it would be terrible and it would leave all of the films cast and crew homeless and penniless. <br><br> It's been pointed out that AICN have posted reviews of workprint films before, Harry himself has! So to act like that comes across as condescending and hypocritical. Especially after a few weeks ago it was "boycott fox!". Now it's "go see it in the cinema!". <br><br> I'm ok with you not wanting to promote piracy, not wanting to have reviews of the workprint on your site. But I just think the tone of the article and the way you talk about it comes across as if you're on an incredibly high horse. Which is bull.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Fenrisulfr

    by medicinaluser

    Pictures/Video or it never happened OR all along was really your hand with a mini dark wig stuck on top as you pleasured and talked dirty to yourself in an Italian accent.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    illegal downloads are for stupid people

    by FamousEccles

  • April 1, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    i will kill who leaked it

    by dioxholster

    sorry but i wish the guy would die.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    A Vic Tayback reference?! Now that IS cool!

    by Uncle Stan

  • April 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Fox thinking of the fans?

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    I guess that's why Firefly was shown in the incorrect order. I guess that's why Tru Calling was axed while it got better and better. I guess that's why Jonny Zero was shown in the incorrect order. I probably forgot a lot of other series that had lots of potential. They screwed up Deadpool. He is the merc without mouth.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    FamousEccles

    by chuffsterUK

    Twat.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, when are you posting your review?

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    Cuz we all know you've watched this.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    i still don't get the double standard

    by drturing

    if harry reviews a workprint or a prerelease, it's ok. if someone sends in a test screening review for an unfinished film it's ok... so there's basically you all in the gilded castle where rules can be bent, and then everyone else. let's face it aicn made its name doing exactly what you're up on your high horse condemnding. meanwhile merrick is dealing with his asperger's syndrome and adding up the price of bond dvds.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but who gives a

    by electric_sheep

    fuck about Fox. Seriously.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    btw i say this as someone who has

    by drturing

    never downloaded a movie, and attended early screenings and not once written it up. i just don't understand how aicn can take a side here.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Ain

    by Bandit 37

    "We Don't Want Your WOLVERINE Reviews"...but if you have a bootleg Phantom Menace script we'll take it. This story is ridiculously hypocritical. This site is founded on stolen/leaked material from studios. But now that it's a very small part of the same system leach on you suddenly don't approve it all?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Pretty awful

    by pearlanddean

    So they spend a fortune putting adamantium in Wolvie, when he goes running off he decides he has to be killed? Best of luck with that. The whole scene with the motorbike and the helicopter looked dreadful and I doubt any amount of tidying up will help. And how come it crashes and blows up, Wolvie sparks a convenient trail of gasoline, chopper blows up again! Gambit breaks up a fight with Wolvie and Sabretooth but why? He was kidnapped by him, why help him escape? And converting Deadpool into a mute with Cyclops eyes and full length swords in his arms was truly daft. And Adamantium Bullets to reset his memory of the entire film? I could do with some of those myself. FX and wires aside, it was dreadful and you Fox shills and plants trying to save it can go fuck yourselves.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Hypocritical News?

    by Bandit 37

    "We Don't Want Your WOLVERINE Reviews"...but if you have a bootleg Phantom Menace script we'll take it. This story is ridiculously hypocritical. This site is founded on stolen/leaked material from studios. But now that it's a very small part of the same system leach on you suddenly don't approve it all?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Fox the fans.

    by chuffsterUK

    Still don't know how the fans are being`hurt`-if you want to watch it,watch it,if you don't,don't,simple choice. No-one's forcing anyone to watch an unfinished print. Tell you what though,it's always interesting to compare a workprint with the finished product. Wonder if anyone here whining about piracy ever understood the value of pirate copies of the`Blade Runner`workprint and the like?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    as for respecting fox...

    by drturing

    calling them out for them actually following up on what legally they were supposed to do, and the constant bitching on tom rothman (which is deserved no less). it's just hilarious to see you people go all white knighty. in a weird way i think the hypocrisy actually emboldens impulsive adolescent morons to download this film to spite you all, because it looks like you have a special relationship now.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Damn I love Genovide...

    by Shock Corridor

  • April 1, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I'd just as soon wait til it's on DVD anyways.

    by Sal_Bando

    No real interest in seeing this otherwise. Who cares? As for the illegal copy-fuck that shit. Why bother?

  • April 1, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Well, AICN is re-iterating...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...FOX's stance with that whole "We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy..." blah blah blah. I signed up for AICN to post my thoughts only yesterday, and here is my overwhelming feeling: this sight is so fuckin hyppoctitical its amazing. fuck beaks and harry. they were sitting front fucking row last night to see this shit movie on their computers and we all know it. those two cocksuckers wanna play FOX and Friends, go ahead. but not this kid. beaks, harry, take this faggot movie and shove it up your asses, you fuckin tools. i hope you and this site rot in hell.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Well, AICN is re-iterating...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...FOX's stance with that whole "We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy..." blah blah blah. I signed up for AICN to post my thoughts only yesterday, and here is my overwhelming feeling: this sight is so fuckin hyppoctitical its amazing. fuck beaks and harry. they were sitting front fucking row last night to see this shit movie on their computers and we all know it. those two cocksuckers wanna play FOX and Friends, go ahead. but not this kid. beaks, harry, take this faggot movie and shove it up your asses, you fuckin tools. i hope you and this site rot in hell.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    NEEDS GIANT ROBOTS

    by Sal_Bando

    (Sentinels) you know I'm right.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    AICN Posted An FU On Fox

    by spidermanfreak20

    They posted it when Watchmen might be stalled. They linked to shitted talk rants. Remember eat all the dicks. Now AICN are saving themselves the AD dollars I am sure Fox will give them when Wolverine puts out flash trailers. If I see 1 Wolverine ad on this site...whoa brother.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Uncle Stan

    by shran

    I said screw him. All to heck.

  • April 1, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    you see...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...how many FUCKS were in cocknasty's last post? that prok is serious. AND SO AM I! FUCK THIS SHIT MOVIE! I WANTED TO PUKE ALL OVER MYSELF THINKING I MIGHT HAVE PAIDE TO SEE DEADPOOL FALL INTO A FUCKIN NUCLEAR REACTOR

  • April 1, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    To all of the "pirates"

    by Rorschach1

    1. You don't care about the work that was put into them, or the idea behind the film, whether it was great or not, I guarantee its better than you can do. Write your own million dollar movie script and then you're allowed to say what sucks. Thanks

  • April 1, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Somewhere Rupert Murdoch is sharpening his knives

    by fiester

    I've no doubt he will catch the culprit and have all responsible parties shipped to his secret island that doubles as a Fox torture lab where he and his dominatrix-clad Chinese piece-of-ass wife will go all torture porn on them.<p> "Cuz I'm Rupert Murdoch, billionaire tyrant, and that's how I roll, yo!"

  • April 1, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    AHHHHHHHH.....

    by E_Nizzle

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • April 1, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    To be honest..

    by Stalkeye

    I don't give two shits about the debate on piracy it's not as a danger to the Movie studios as some would make it out to be. because if it's a good film, people will flock to see it. Taken has been out on the torrents for quite sometime before the US theatrical release which took in a lot of BO returns.<p>Hollywood has been staying afloat thanks to comicbook adaptations and to some extent; shitty remakes.Let those fuckers come up with something original for once instead of bitching about piracy (which I don't condone, but if it's free, what the fuck?) as me and my friends shell out our hard earned dollars for Blu ray DVDs and theater releases.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    To Rorschach...

    by E_Nizzle

    ... we appreciate GOOD work, GOOD ideas. i myself tend to believe that perhaps shit movies getting leaked is a good thing. so people can see it online, for free, and not waste their hard-earned cash on it. and as for this movie? any fuckin retard with a little cash for fx can write a better movie than this. so why dont you im your buddies at FOX and tell em i said GO FUCK YOURSELF, YOU FILTHY COCKSUCKERS

  • April 1, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the stern update AION

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Hows that Rothman dick taste Harry/Beaks? Probably tastes like cold hard CA$H. <P> This has nothing to do with "Oh, look its freeeeeeeee!!!!" It has to do with the fact that we've been hearing nothing but bad news and now we can confirm it. You've desecrated yet another potentially amazing film. This is the bed Fox has made by making such gems as: <br> X3 <br> AVP <br> AVP:R <P> Die Hard 4 <P> FF4 <P> FF4:RotSS <P> Hitman <P> Daredevil <P> Ghost Rider <P> Do I REALLY have to keep going? ALL of those films had the potential to be absolutely mind-blowing...ALL are utter SHIT! <P> Still got that work print of AOTC lying around Harry? How about that TPM leaked script that you BUILT YOUR FUCKING CAREER ON?!?! Thanks for the ethics lesson. Now go shove it right up your fat ass.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, Beaks

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    That's pretty much all that needs to be said. What an asshole.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    HER HERE^

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    "We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources..."

    by Leafar the Lost

    According to the statement, it appears that FOX is going to arrest not only the people who released the movie, but also the people who saw it. So, all you geeks who thought you saw a free movie will now be paying for it the hard way, by spending time in jail getting your buttholes violated. I quote, "We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail." Tommy Rothman enjoys using his power to punish geeks by throwing them in jail, and then forcing them to see his movies 24 hours a day. Get ready for Hell, bitches!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I wonder if beaks ...

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    ...will be my cellmate? i fuckin hope so...

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Rorschach1

    by lex romero

    Argh, that's the worst attempt at defending a shit film I've ever heard, I hate that logic. <br><br> "Murr you couldn't paint a painting/write a book/direct a film, so you can't have an opinion on whether it's good or not!" <br><br> Wtf? So only people who have made one of those things themeslves can have opnions on other works? Becasuse I've not made a film I can't point out if a film is shit? If it has a crap script or acting? Don't talk bollocks.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    FOX is also shutting down all public libraries for...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...giving out their movies for FREE to people with library cards. They will be punished to the fullest extent of the LAW.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    OH LAWDY THEY IS TRACKIN MY ELECTRONIC IMPULSES

    by turketron

    FROM MY COMPUTAH!!!! *THROWS MONITOR AT THE WALL* <p> pussies.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    E_Nizzle

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    of course he watched it. Don't let his sob story fool you. Guess all those reports of theater attendance being up and all those B.O. Records being broken isn't enough for this upcoming and "staggering" transition. Guess your buddy will have to get coffee for another empty suit, Beaks.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    that's funny beaks remember when you

    by drturing

    used to do script reviews?<p> http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=12709

  • April 1, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    yeah Rorschach1, get fucked by a bag of acid filled cocks

    by turketron

    I have never been fucked or fucked anyone after filling my cock with acid, but I have a strong feeling that it would suck!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Sad to say, but...

    by DonQuixote

    ...I have to agree with the folks pointing out the obnoxious hypocrisy from the powers-that-be at AICN. It's pretty clear that their attitude towards the behaviors that obtained the original kinds of "scoops" that generated the news that was "cool" back in the day are now the tactics that are not just frowned upon but sneered at -- now that AICN has very clearly become something of a publicity arm of the studios. Oh well. They know it. We know it. Time to move on.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Oh man! They had 3/4 of a good movie here

    by Offmehead

    I was going to see this at the cinema - I really was - and yet I could not resist and downloaded the workprint. For the first 3/4 of the movie it was great - and then they shat all over it. Deadpool - OK - I could almost live with the adamantium swords - but the teleporting?? the optic blasts?? Oh for fucks sake!!! The last 20 minutes of this movie are utter shit. They unfortunately destroy the previous hour and 20 that I was liking a lot - maybe even loving a little. Apparantly there is 15 mins missing from this movie - lets hope its the last 15 minutes, rewritten and reshot because I have never seen a movie kill its ending as badly as this - and I saw Reign of Fire!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Forensically mark our content...fuck off utter horseshit

    by quantize

    i couldnt give a fuck anyway, i wouldnt download it much less see it in a theater or on DVD

  • April 1, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Fanboys won't like this...

    by kjmad25

    But I'm not a fanboy. Looking at this purely as a mindless action flick it's really not too bad.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Someone please confirm for me the Cyclops vision / Deadpool thin

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    I mean seriously, if the idiots at Fox don't have the decency to respect the comic book stories they interpret in to film by simply NOT ADDING RIDICULOUS PLOT POINTS THAT ARE NOT PART OF MAJOR CHARACTERS' BACKSTORIES, then I see no reason to pay money to see this. One of the things I loved so much about the Dark knight was the way Nolan had renvisioned the Batman universe witha good dose of realism and any changes he made were neccessary to that end. that is whythe Joker worked so well- the idea of an acid back was not realistic. But what he did was better- he grounded the character in reality. But Fox unnecessarily adding things like mutant abilities to Deadpool he never had is simply ridiculous. It shows that Fox truly has no respect for the fans of the material. There is no reason to reward that kind of movie making. It's time these jackasses learned to treat both their subject matter and their fans with respect. WB loves Pirate Bay!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Opinions on Workprints EQUALLY valid to Harry 'previews'

    by quantize

    thas a fact

  • April 1, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Offmehad

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    I agree with you. 3/4 of the movie was good and maybe even very good. The Deadpool part killed it.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    we can identify sources that [...] download it

    by photoboy

    I'm sorry but that's just bullshit, how do you track when someone watches a re-encoded piece of video? It's not possible. I understand they want to preserve their box office opening but lying to people who will know you're lying is just insulting. And given what they've done to Deadpool it's not like people were excited about this film in the first place...

  • April 1, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    i like the way cocknasty_buttstank writes his comments...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...lets collaborate on a movie man.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    SHITS RAW, SON

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    What about Taken

    by movienerd

    i pretty sure Taken was out on dvd in the U.K well before the theater release in the US and thats made over 100 million in the theater

  • April 1, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    what im wondering

    by FrenchBastard03

    is why people keep bashing on rupert murdoch and saying how pissed off he must be right now. you do know rupert murdoch has nothing to do with the Fox Entertainment division, which is headed up by the sloth that is tom rothman. get your facts straight people, damn.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    This is why they...

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..made such a stink over Watchmen. They realized that once word of mouth got around on this movie, they had a bomb on their hands, and were going to need that extra money to make up for it. Bad form Fox. Bad form.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    What a load of horseshit

    by DrLektor

    Where's your integrity AiCN? More importantly, where are your balls? Fox have continued to fuck us for years and we just bent over and took it, quite frankly it's about time they got a shot of cock in the ass for a change.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I Don't Really Care About Wolverine . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    But this: "We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it."<br><br>That's not possible, douchebags. Do you really think the geeks are that stupid? You can forensically mark it so you can find out who originally leaked it, but that's pretty much it. Figure out who downloaded it? Now, you're just trying to scare people.<br><br>Fortunately, most people won't have any real interest in watching this movie for free. Downloading takes time. Watching a movie also takes time. Who wants to waste their life energy on another Fox superhero clusterfork?

  • April 1, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Fox: "We suck in doing movies...

    by joergn

    but if it comes to lawsuits,...we rule!!!" or "the last one who broke our law is still in Guantanamo...err..jail!" Sorry, but Karma really seems to be a bitch, boys.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    A Quick Review of the Wolverine Movie

    by kevinwillis.net

    Based on the trailers, and the fact it's fox: Epic Fail.<br><br> I bet actually seeing the movie won't change this opinion.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I will torture that guy who leaked it

    by dioxholster

    i will electrocute him for hours before i hand him to the authorities. i mean it. im like dexter execpt better looking with a slightly smaller penis...im honest.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Looks like its back the Oklahoma!...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...for you, Hugh. i never thought id say it, but id rather watch you nance around in drag than see that trash you just made again

  • April 1, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    3/4 of it was good?!

    by Magunga

    What movie did you watch? There was no character development, no chemistry, the plot was silly and cliched from scene 1, the dialog was embarrassingly cheesy, and the movie had no flow. Perhaps the missing footage will fill in some of the gaps in the movie's timeline and help explain the motivations behind the characters' actions. This was awful from the beginning.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    @ movienerd

    by Rollofpennies

    The thing about Taken is that is was good. Wolverine wont get word of mouth like Taken did. But it will make some kind of money. I loved Taken. Even the trailer was nice. But this so-called WOlverine movie looked bad from the gate. Less money. Same story. Not dark just more of Logan getting his ass-kicked and a few curse words. Still no blood, more love and kissing. An adult Twilight. Excruciating amount of wife-beaters and FOX interference everywhere make this a so-what movie. No costumes, no Imax, no 3D.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Not the first or the last

    by WickedJester

    Star Wars leaked before release, LOTR TT leaked before release.<br><br>As long as people have an internet connection, they'll be out there.<br><br>If a movie's good, I'll buy it.<br><br>Me going to the cheap Tuesday for $6 isn't going to pad Fox's account.<br>Make a good movie and I buy the blu-ray..

  • April 1, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Saw it and wow just...man...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Trust me when I say I thought X3 was the final nail in this franchise's coffin. I was wrong. <p>This movie is the Blade3 of the X franchise. I..I just considered it a blessing I didn't waste my money.<p>PEOPLE. ARE. GOING. TO. BE. PISSED.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    COCKNASTY

    by E_Nizzle

    ill bet if we wrote a script like that, FOX would produce it. fuckin assfuckin queers that they are

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I will end this this debate right now..

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    ..and I'll do it using my usual flawless LOGIC ( R.I.P George) <P> The studios think that because someone downloads a movie they'll never pay to see/own it. Lets end this debate right now, shall we? <P> We'll use TDK as the example because it's current and disputably the highest grossing film of all time, an Oscar winning film and a critic/fan favorite. Its also made by WB but thats another story... <P> So according to the assumptions of FOX and other studios, if they look at my HD and find a DVD quality rip of TDK, they WON'T find it on my DVD rack. Well sorry to disappoint but you'll actually find both. A further investigation will also reveal 3 ticket stubs for TDK in my desk drawer, 2 of which are for the IMAX version, which is twice the price of a regular ticket. Now why is this? The answer is simple... <br> Because it a movie WORTH buying and supporting! Thats it... mystery solved. The film-makers, studio, actors, writers, producers and everyone down to the caterers gave 110% on that film and it SHOWS! More importantly, they RESPECTED THE FANS AND SOURCE MATERIAL. <P> Now lets flash forward 5-6 months after Wolverine has opened and now is hitting DVD. If you would look on my HD, my DVD shelf or in my desk drawer, you will not find a shred of evidence that "Wolverine" ever even happened. Why? BECAUSE IT FUCKING SUCKS!!!! Its not a film worth owning/seeing/supporting. Its poorly made/acted/written/shot/paced and I bet even the food on the set wasn't much better than steamed toast. <P> You want a successful film that fans will be happy to spend their hard earned money to see and support? Then make it a GOOD FILM! <P> Piracy has absolutely no effect on a persons decision to spend money on a film. Shit I've bought 3 different versions of "Oldboy" since I first saw it as a bootleg. Why? Because I love it and I can tell the film makers did as well. Watching Wolverine was like watching a kid get more and more frustrated with his new big ass Lego set and by the end, he's just throwing the pieces at the wall or shoving them up his nose. <P> Make better movies FOX, end of story.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    The Times They Are a Changin'

    by Darkknight37

    Damn, I remember when leaks were the most badass news to speak on, when the internet was in its infancy. Since this is the #1 way of getting any movie information, now rebel sites are all apart of the evil empire. They are all at risk of bullying so much, that they stay loyal by straddling the fence with who they used to be. You don't want to be a site that condones these actions? Stop reporting it then. You are not that site anymore with the ability to post something that is so scoop worthy anymore. This place is a haven for friends of insiders that walk on eggshells in order to protect their relationships with people who can get them tickets to advance screenings. We'll,here's an advance screening, review away.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck Fox

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Forensically mark this, bitches.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Rorschach1

    by chuffsterUK

    "You don't care about the work that was put into them, or the idea behind the film, whether it was great or not, I guarantee its better than you can do. Write your own million dollar movie script and then you're allowed to say what sucks." Are you a filmmaker?If not,YOU are forbidden to express your opinion on any film from now on.This also applies if you are not a sportsman/musician/artist/etc etc. If I see ANY comments from you with a personal opinion of a movie,I will demand that you remove them immediately. Cock.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

  • April 1, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    AICN doesn't condone piracy?

    by GhostDad

    Moriarty: It's taken me almost 25 hours to download SPIRITED AWAY I remember before this site, back in the old newsgroup days, Harry was THE GUY to get you bootlegs, leaked script, workprints, etc. This site was built on that. But now it's wrong and costs people in hollywood jobs? Nah, now they don't condone it because it means Hugh Jackman's assistant won't write emails to Harry as Hugh saying how he's his best friend. Now it means no XXXXL Wolverine T-shirts. The point of sites like this (and the old corona site, etc) were to seize the new frontier of the internet, where everything was available, and give readers access to stuff they won't find in variety or anywhere else. I guess maybe call it over-saturation, maybe "maturity," but that's not the case anymore. I'd be fine with this is all of you at AICN would just go ahead and say "Yes, we condoned piracy in the past." Also, would you be so opposed to piracy if this was a leak of "Meet the Spartans" or "Epic Movie" and not a "geek tentpole?" I highly doubt it.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    The following are my personal opionons on movies

    by E_Nizzle

  • April 1, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I think it's funny that...

    by DanielKurland

    A LOT of people were wishing this would happen, back when the Watchmen lawsuit was resolved, and FOX would be making a ton of money for nothing. I guess this makes them even?

  • April 1, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    and make a fucking edit button

    by GhostDad

    for christsakes

  • April 1, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    AintItCorporateNews

    by meta4

    AintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNews...so is it safe to say the reason Mori left is because Harry Sucked Rothmans dick during a secret screening of Fantastic 4 3 AND swallowed his pimp juice all in the name of unbiased news reporting?...AintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNewsAintItCorporateNews

  • April 1, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    Why did Gambit lose his accent in the end? How do they plan on making a Deadpool spin off when they killed him off? Why are Silver Fox and Emma Frost sisters? Why is Emma Frost so ugly? Where did teen Scott get ruby quartz lense glasses? I'm guessing Victor Creed and Sabertooth are two seperate characters in movie canon. I have a lot of gripes with this film. It genuinely upsets me.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    by E_Nizzle

    wolverine: SUX MY BALLS X3: NOT WORTH THE SWEAT ON MY SACK Matrix2: FUCK THIS PIECE OF SHIT Matrix3: FUCK THIS PIECE OF SHIT the Little Mermaid: Classic Rorschach, suck my anus you fuckin narc. I want to blind you by skullfucking your eye socket, then lobotomize you with a spork and feed whatever matter i remove to my fuckin gerbil you loose-anused stoolie

  • April 1, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Oh, and don't pirate movies.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    It's against the fucking law.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    If this movie was any good

    by Dapper Swindler

    They might want a few bootleg copies to get out and create buzz. But it ain't, so they aren't

  • April 1, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Nice legal perspective on piracy

    by CRanga

    Check this out. Done by a Sydney University I think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is2KYGDp1Rs

  • April 1, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    A Very Elegant Written F Bomb: Outside Observation From Michigan

    by lostinmyroom1981

    I have been coming to this site for years. I have been a socially constructed labialised fan boy ever since my parents fell into the marketing scheme of the late 90s known as the return of Star Wars. Back then, my parents would buy me all those Kenner action figures with what money they could muster up, ever since I was hooked on the movie marketing machine. .. Oh how the internet really picked up in anticipation for the Star Wars prequel known as the Phantom Menace. It was a real innocent time, before the dark side consumed all, so to speak. I truth I am not sure how I found Aint It Cool News. But once I did I would come here almost every day and read what material they could dig up. Us fans wanted something so bad, we could taste it, and we the consumers needed to know what are dreams would be like. And as we eventually found out, our dreams never even materialized. Time went by, most of the population of this site had to go to college, break up with girlfriends, watch their parents grow older. The same people who ran the site had to do the same. As the internet has changed everything it now must be the same. There is no room for sharing, trading, or getting anything for free in the simulated world in which we now live. The internet it abstract, it is lucid, but like everything else in your feeble lives it is now officially owned. How ironic it truly is that this occurred on April fools day. While the Billionaires are fighting Pirate Bay in world court, Hulu is advertising on your TV set. Free programming for all, brought to you by NBC, ABC, FOX, and the Federal C C. I am not sure. I know Wolverine is only one shameless attempt and making money, much like Marvel itself. It’s a system of deceit, assimilation, and socialization. And while most suffer in this country because of credit card bills, medical bills, and starvation the corporations (S) morally suffocate us with their hypocrisy of dare I say, a juvenile plethora of bullshit. Were not children anymore, don’t let them talk to you like children. This site is over. It has officially been consumed by everything you hate. We have made them rich, fat, and allowed their terrible uneducated babble filter the very cyberspace ways that were free from such a physical tyranny. Much like face book, My Space, and Amazon ( most likely goggle) Aint It super Cool high five News is a marketing contraption for the brainwashing elite. Its over here… Move on if you are a fan… The people who run this site should be ashamed of themselves. Thank you for the years, there are many good people on these boards, much like there is throughout America. But this is a day when a new site should be started by fans who hold free speech as well their personal freedom the foremost priority in their short lives. First that letter from the home schooled writer of the Watchmen movie ( how did that blue tiger get formed by the way?) and now this “obey the man talk”. Its about time, put these morally condemning hypocritical assholes out of business. Do it for America. America fuck ya! Sincerely A middle class fan… …

  • April 1, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Leaked info MADE this site.

    by geekzapoppin

    If AICN hadn't posted spy reports back in the day, it would have never become what it is today. Yup. They're sellouts, but they have been for a loooong while now. It's harder and harder to visit here without Moriarty's reviews and articles. The bad thing is, his new site sucks as well. Oh well.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Deadpool=Mimic Stryker=Mr. Sinister/Apocolypse

    by Thanos0145

    Just watch the trailers,you'll see the whole movie.15-20 minutes isn't going to help this film.The film feels like a cheap televison show.They butchered Deadpool.The poster with the characters looking down sums it up.I feel bad for Hugh Jackman though. Hey Rothman, you know what they say about Karma, F*** you!Don't insult the fans that care about these characters and would pay their hard earned money to see a quality film. Headgeek=Corporate suckup geek.I guess if this movie came out say 12 years ago like say Batman&Robin,then it would be "cool" to rip it.Joel Shumacher forgot to email Headgeek to kiss his butt for a positive word of mouth review.Let me guess,Harry's going to LOVE Wolverine:Origins.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Cosmo Nautilus

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Like the law means anything. I've got a question. If the FBI arrests me and I go to jail and lose my house, will the government bail me out. After all, my theft amounts to exactly ZERO dollars (I would never, ever, for the life of me watch Wolverine at the movies or on DVD and as it stands I wont even waste my time downloading it) but corporations can steal...what is it...billions? Fuck them in the ass. Also, props too AICN and beaks for updating with blatant bullshit propoganda.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by E_Nizzle

    ... is a fat, spineless sellout. Fuck that queer

  • April 1, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    GhostDad

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    According Moriarty its because they are now "insiders" that they can see how their early actions hurt the very thing they love. I think, in simple english, they mean "Now that the industry has almost allowed us to nearly get our big toe in the door, we must suck satans cock HARD and furious."

  • April 1, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I got something you might want..

    by Aeghast

    some Wolverine stuff I got from a ABC staffer's home computer

  • April 1, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Yes sir

    by Rollofpennies

    The thing about Terminator Salvation or Transformers 2 is that we would gladly pay to see those in theaters seeing as they are big movies that want to please fans. Wolverine however is controlled by the studio that doesnt care about making movies good. Which is what people are starting to understand. Wolverine can be just as big as any other blockbuster. However, for a summer release I really dont see anything visually stunning about this movie. The characters dont look entertaing or drastically different from each other in any way, plain looking sets, too much sun in a movie thats supposedly dark. No thanks FOX. After watching Street Fighter and Dragonball on the same night, Its clear you care shit about how your movies turn out. No other studio would treat these properties this way. Marvel, take us home baby.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    We feel bad about pirating from these people?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "Fox Home Video's newly inaugurated strategy of removing "extras" from DVDs sent to rental stores ran into trouble this week as thousands of buyers of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire discovered that the extras, such as the "making of" documentary and deleted scenes, which were advertised on the packaging were not included on the disc itself. On her Deadline Hollywood Daily website, Nikki Finke noted that so many complaints poured into Amazon, that the online retailer posted an alert notice reading, "We are aware that special features were missing from a number of Slumdog Millionaire DVDs. Fox has set up a hotline telephone number (1-888-223-4FOX) for those consumers who may have purchased a version that does not contain special features. Upon calling the hotline, these consumers will be able to have their disc replaced for one containing special features. Fox regrets any inconvenience this has caused." These greedy, scummy fucks are WHY people fucking pirate. Let The Right One In is another good example. You can download a nearly perfect copy from the net. Or if you purchase it in an American store, you run the 50/50 risk of getting some bastardised version Magnolia pictures thought would be more appealing. Also, I visit IMDB out of habit, The Onion A.V. Club for news, interview and reviews and AICN to bitch and moan and talk about shit and gossip. AICN was the only one of the three reporting on it.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Hahaha, Dragonball: Evolution

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    "Dragon Ball Energy? D.B.E.... catchy!" Oh, fuck Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    If this movie leaked out of someones ass...

    by E_Nizzle

    ...then we need to fuck it right back in

  • April 1, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    GhostDad

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    EXACTLY! I remember coming to AIC every day when they launched because this was wear EVERYTHING leaked. Now its a corporate marketing tool in disguise. Notice how Harry and Beaks haven't said anything on the subject? Its because their corporate masters haven't given them permission to yet. That "update" was noting more than a muzzle.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    seriously though merrick is semi retarded, right?

    by drturing

    i mean, seriously. he's the least functional "journalist" i've ever seen. tila tequila's myspace blog is more revelvant and thoughtful than his posts.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Yay for Fox! Oh wait. I hate Fox.

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    Fuck you Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    LIke I said on Nikki Finke's site

    by YackBacker

    FOX needs to reexamine it's security protocols. If you think its safe to leave large piles of money on your front lawn for anyone to steal, don't be so shocked and appalled when someone actually takes advantage of the opportunity. That being said, piracy is dirty... and sexy- but wrong, like sex with farm animals.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Darth_Inedible

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Thats actually what they would do regardless of piracy. Its one of the many reasons no one gives a fuck about what happens to the studios. Same with the fact that instead of giving us what we want, namely giant ass imax screens that destroy the act of watching something on a computer screen, these cheap cunts try and force gimmicky junk on us like 3D, and if Katzenbergs to be believed, they will end up charging us to buy our own glasses. Piracy has exsisted since the early 80's, and TV has exsisted as direct competition for longer. Its been proven, beyond a doubt, that piracy at worst has little effect on returns, and in some cases, like Taken, seems to boost returns. What FOX is worried about is word of mouth. The best kind of advertising you can get, will work against them because they are cheap, lazy, greedy fucks. They are con men. They are selling a shit product, and they don't want anyone to know. So fuck em.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Not a review for a movie that i did not download from piratesbay

    by namasteandgoodluck

    So I wouldn't know that it's a huge piece of shit. I wouldn't know that the story completely had nothing to do with Wolverine's origin, that the acting sucked....basically I wouldn't know to tell you not to go see this piece of shit. Oh yeah, I do know...Fox can eat a dick. Fox can eat all the dicks and just when Fox thinks that's all the dicks they can eat, wrong; they can eat MORE dick.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    All I can promise is...dookie

    by jambone

    Beaks - "All I can promise is that we won't run a single review until the movie screens for press (be it junket or otherwise)." But we'll run a shitload of reviews for movies that are test screening (which were not for press), or post reviews for scripts (like Superman) that haven't been made. WTF!? This site was made on posting reviews from test screenings, what is the difference?

  • April 1, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    And double-fuck you Focks for Dragonball

    by Darkknight37

    Two examples right out of the gate in Dragonball and X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Tale as Told By The Gay Guy from the Oscars of how you do not care about the source material. Get any jackoff director to take something so sacred to others, and see if it can be pimped to the fullest. It's like George Lucas secretly seized your studios and starting spreading his failness onto as many properties as possible. Star Wars RIP Aliens RIP Predator RIP X-Men DOA Fantastic Four DOA Die Hard RIP Too bad you guys aren't run by General Motors.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric... tell it like it is!!!

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Just kidding. You're a douchebag!! You sound like an accountant for Fox who's pissing over the .0003% of revenues you're losing over pirated copies of Die Hard sold at the Swap Meet. You fuckin little worm! Obviously the only one who would be pissed at pirating is someone who thinks he's losing money from all this, someone in the industry. So you're not getting paid enough? Well, think about the working class joe who had to shell out $50 to take his kids to watch Star Wars I, II, or III just to make them happy and realize he wasted $150 he could have spent on clothes or food for them, instead of taking them to watch $100 million cartoons made to rob moviegoers of their hard-earned money. You FUCK!! You're no better than those RIAA assholes who want to sue every single person who downloaded a 10 year old song on the internet and send them to jail, all for losing a microscopic piece of profit to pay for the flooring in your Malibu beach house. I shit on you, you greedy bastards! You guys and losing shit, while making us pay more to watch your movies, hoping... just hoping... that we didn't just waste $10 to watch some overhyped piece of shit... which is what you put out there 75% of the time. So shut the fuck up and post Wolverine back online so I can watch this potential crapfest for free... and maybe, if it is halfway decent, and not as shitty as these people say, I'll take my friends and watch it in the theater as well as recommend it to others.... But probably not.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Again

    by enderandrew

    All you were doing is adding publicity, so more people were sharing it via torrents.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Cry me a river. Thanks for illuminating us to why piracy is bad. Its because, and I'm not quoting directly here, "You are cock suckers. I hate you. Continue rant." Now I see the light!

  • April 1, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Remember when FOX wasn't a fucking joke?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Remember the days when FOX was actually a legitimate studio that didn't take properties with a built-in fanbase they could manipulate and turn them to shit? This was the studio that brought us Star Wars for fuck sake.<p>And look at them now. What a joke. It seems a crime that good people are losing their jobs in other professions whilst the jokers at the top of the FOX foodchain keep fucking us over again and again.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    TOM ROTHMAN .... KISS MY GRITS!!!!!!

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    It's tayback time!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    shogun

    by GhostDad

    A lot of the problem is too that in the old days, all of this information came from low level, unessential production personnel, whether it was PAs, writer's assistants, assistant editors, etc. The problem is now sites like AICN have direct contact to the hire ups, that the low level folks wouldn't dare leak stuff (unless told to, which happens a lot), in fear of losing their jobs. I haven't heard of Harry doing this, but I know for a fact that Devon from CHUD has gotten many PAs fired by calling producers and giving up his source in exchange for confirming a rumor. Why should they care about protecting a low level source when the info will be "leaked" to them by the marketing department or the producers themselves? That's lead to the studios having essentially full contol over what info gets out there. Hell, most marketing companies have their own talkback "personality" and a team of people posting positive reviews and comments on multiple sites. Nobody is gonna risk their jobs to leak information anymore. I don't condone piracy at all, as I've worked in the industry since before AICN existed, but something about the righteous indignation of this article just doesn't sit right with me.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Also

    by GhostDad

    I think reviewing the first draft of a script does far more damage than leaked workprints, especially ones with unfinished effects.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    YEAH, REVENGE OF THE SITH WAS LEAKED EARLY

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    I saw a PRISTINE copy - PUH RIS TINE - long before the fanboys started camping outside the Ziegfeld. <P> Wolverine? I wouldn't waste bandwidth on.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    psylocke?

    by stupidmop

    noticed in the credits that someone played psylocke? I didnt notice the hottest super hero ever? Oh and i thought the movie was great, cant wait to see it in the theatres since i didnt download it and watched it in an undisclosed hotel room. With finished effects and some major tweaking to the ending it will be the best xmen movie yet. Oh and was anyone else surprised that wil I am can actuallly act?

  • April 1, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Ways in which I hurt the entertainment industry.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    When watching a television show or listening to a song on the radio, I will frequantly change channel when the ads are on, and when I do hear the ads, I usually don't purchase the product. Theft. When I do see a movie like X Men Origins: Wolverine, its usually when I rent them in a giant stack from the video store on those "Rent any 5 weeklies for 5 dollars" night. Frequantly, a shady friend will offer to let me listen to "this" on his Ipod on my lunch break. I am sure he did not sign a lisencing agreement whereby he could share musical content with others. Two other shocking examples. I borrowed a pirated copy of Taken and Gran Torino off a guy at work. I watched and enjoyed them. I then took my girlfriend to see Taken (fell asleep in the last 15 minutes though)and my dad to see Gran Torino. This unfortunately proved that piracy being the death knell of the industry is a bunch of horseshit, and therefore I hurt the film industries attempts to demonise it. Sorry film industry. Anyway, I feel for the guy who empties the bins on FOX PIECE OF SHIT # 4567 getting sacked because I watched a movie for free that I never would have paid to see anyway. I'm sure its that revenue loss of...0 dollars that caused your firing, and not greey fucking actors and executives over paying themselves.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    stupidmop

    by CRanga

    Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I was being hypothetical there, since you'd have to PAY ME to download fucking Wolverine. Studios should just bite the bullet and do with the internet what they did TV, and get into the communication supply business. Pay your 60 dollars a month for ulimited broadband, download whatever the fuck you want from the Warners database. Jesus, just look at the bandwidth I've wasted on the Where The Wild Things Are trailer.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    So I just saw this on CNN

    by Tommy999

    There was this guy bragging and talking about seeing the workprint. Which was stolen, so an illegal copy of the movie, unfinished and missing some special effects and scoring. oh wait.. wait.. no that was back in 2002 and that guy was Harry and the movie was Attack of The Clones.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Wolverine-Review!

    by laraz

    www.myspace.com/martinjunior84. If you want a review off it becaus AICN doesnt have the balls to, check out my page and add me if you like what you read. By the way just because a film hits the internet a month a day or a week early, doesnt mean it still wont make its $$. If good word of mouth comes from the leak the studio makes its money back! Hell i saw the dark knight two week early before it was released! It became the 2nd picture of all time in america! So stop being spoiled, condone illegal activity, but not for profit!

  • April 1, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Big assumption by me...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...But does Beaks get paid for his work on AICN? If so, he's actually profiting from piracy and theft (intellectual and otherwise) as opposed to people downloading it for free, and not purchasing it off some dudes card table at a flea market.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I miss the old AICN...

    by namasteandgoodluck

    ...before Harry and the gang started sucking, slurping and swallowing the movie industries cock AND balls. Before you start complaining about how piracy is killing an embattled industry, maybe you should acknowledge the fact that poor quality, overpaid execs, bad deals and outsourcing have more to do with the state of the industry than a shitty download of a shitty workprint that will just turn out to be a shitty film when it's finished anyway. Do any of you have any integrity anymore? You gays are starting to sound more like paid off movie critics...oh sorry, I meant guys. Fags.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Van Wilder and Merry.

    by Swoomustdie

    I wonder how much they got paid, seeing as they both end up with about a dozen lines of combined dialogue and three minutes of combined screentime. And goddamn Fox, I wanted a real Deadpool movie with Reynolds starring. What the everliving fuck was that monstrosity at the end? The Mute With A Mouth? Oh fuck you FOX, I'm glad I didn't pay a CENT for that TRASH.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Fox=Cannon Films

    by MetalMickey

    The end.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Irony.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Studios complain of workprint leaks. Fans complain of remake saturation. Look Fox, just think of the cinema relase as yet another fucking remake.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    the fuck do you guys care anyway..weren't you boycotting?

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • April 1, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Studios OWN AICN. Big shocker.

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • April 1, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Oh another thing

    by Tommy999

    While I was trying to find a clip of Harry on CNN talking about AOTC I found this old interview... times sure have changed. Ebert sums it up perfectly at the end I feel http://tinyurl.com/d8afqp

  • April 1, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    A Few Things...

    by mrbeaks

    I've been extremely busy today, and I have to run out in a couple of minutes. Still, I want to address some of your concerns/criticisms/opprobrium.<br><br> 1) This workprint was not meant to be screened. So it's *slightly* different from a test screening. Now, is a test screening meant to be reviewed? No - and that's part of the gray area I mentioned in the above article. That said, when a film tests, that means the filmmakers are comfortable enough with the film to solicit feedback from a recruited, non-pro audience (and AICN's been doing this long enough that most people reading the site understand this). Again, not the case w/ the WOLVERINE workprint.<br><br> 2) I probably could've worded the banning idea better. Basically, it was just an initial idea I had, and one I quickly abandoned because I knew it was unworkable. I also knew I was overreaching. But I really didn't want this talkback to become ground zero for reviews of the workprint - which I'm happy to say it hasn't. It's mostly become a "Bash Beaks" fest. And I'm honestly fine with that.<br><br> 3) It's odd to find myself in the position of defending Fox, but I'm 100% anti-piracy regardless of the studio. I've never been into file sharing or anything of that nature (from Napster onward). I prefer to pay for my movies and my music.<br><br>But while I sympathize with Fox's plight, I still think Tom Rothman is a micromanaging doofus who's compromised a number of potentially great films (see KINGDOM OF HEAVEN). And yet the man got MASTER & COMMANDER made. It was a passion project for him. So he's not all bad.<br><br> 4) I try to provide perspective when I run script reviews. I never give away third act twists and only condemn a screenplay when it is flawed on a conceptual level. (See my SEVEN SAMURAI remake review at CHUD.) If we started running WOLVERINE reviews, experience tells me that a majority of the write-ups would be pure vitriol. And since this movie is missing upwards of fifteen minutes (or so I've been told), it's probably a little early to throw it in the stocks.<br><br>Perhaps you disagree. Maybe you've got all the ammo you need from the workprint. I can't stop you from discussing it (and that's why I've only deleted one talkback, which was a direct link to one of the file-sharing sites). But I'm not going to pass judgment until we've got a screenable cut.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah yeah fox,please,do prosecute them

    by ominus

    to the full extent.and force the FBI and the american justice system to hunt and hung those criminals in the most severe way. <p>this world will be a better place without movie pirates,even if killers,rapists,drug dealers,terrorists,sex slavers,etc are still out there. <p>not having mr rothman the money to get one more private jet plane,is a very serious crime than killing.go get them fbi.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Extremely silly to not post reviews. Does that ever happen?

    by happybunni

    Normally when you receive a review of an unfinished movie, there's a disclaimer. The reviews should be posted with disclaimers, same as they would be in any other case. Studios own AICN.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Thanks Beaks

    by breathwillowmist

    in all honesty what he just said clears up alot for me. Now all I want is Harry to say why hes being hypocritical when he himself has posted reviews about stolen pirated copies.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    to add

    by breathwillowmist

    said pirated movie was weeks in advance as well (star wars)

  • April 1, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I don't download yet this mirrors the war on drugs.

    by hallmitchell

    You can't win. There will always be film pirates. Most people uploading don't make a cent of it anyway. If someone wants to watch a blockbuster film on a seventeen inch screen on a creaky chair. Let them. Yet why can't films be available for download on a films release? Everyone knows it's the future. So why not bring it forward.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    cranga

    by stupidmop

    wasnt being sarcastic i really enjoyed the movie, as an avid x-men fan growing up of course it had its problems but what super hero movie doesnt, is just as good as the first two

  • April 1, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    MetalMickey

    by thesinofthesky

    Dude- Cannon Films made some entertaining shit back in the day. I'm not saying their films were the greatest thing ever, but when you're feeling down in the dumps and need some cheesy 80's action, "Delta Force" and others like it are the way to go. Oh yeah- Harry and Beaks are a couple of fucking cunts. And Harry is a Maoist cunt to boot.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks everyone

    by WhySoSerious

    thank you AICN for bringing this to my attention. if it wasn't for you reporting about the leak, i wouldn't have known about it. off to pirate bay now.....

  • April 1, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    This movie is a joke, so how fitting for it to leak today.

    by polyh3dron

    Revenge is sweet. Fuck you Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    For those that saw it...

    by Darkplanet

    I'm just guessing here but a vast majority who viewed the workprint probably stopped watching a 1/4 through. Not because it was bad but because it had potential to be good(or at least rentable). I don't think Fox has too much to worry about with the leak but it will be an interesting experiment. And yeah, they SHOULD throw whoever leaked it in jail. I mean that's just some really lowball shit to be doing to any production.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Keep this in perspective.

    by Purgatori

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,219185,00.html ''We don't know how he could have seen it,'' insists a Lucasfilm rep, who declined to comment on plot points or the apparent leak.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    come on beaks, dont be an asshole

    by E_Nizzle

    we all know you watched this movie, so lets relax on the "anti-piracy" schtick. if you were anti piracy you wouldnt be working for AICN, so shove it you dog

  • April 1, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    My opinion on the film really is

    by Tommy999

    It needs more editing, the Escape from Alkali Lake needs to be more brutal it looked to me like almost no one died.. and hey maybe that's in the reshoot footage. In what I saw there's a good movie, is there bad acting, yes.. but you'll get that from most of your summer blockbusters. So I know I'll be seeing it again in theatres and I look forward to going back to and the workprint and comparing what I saw, and discussing the choices made between the final cut and the work print we saw

  • April 1, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Worse criminals

    by enderandrew

    That is actually a pretty weak defense. We shouldn't enforce the law so long as there are worse criminals out there? They attempt to prosecute all criminals they can catch. Sentences are worse for worse crimes. And piracy does affect industries. Almost every single PC game company I enjoyed as a kid went belly-up, all citing piracy, or migrated completely to consoles, because it is harder to pirate on consoles. It is amazing that all the CRPG buffs I know played Planescape: Torment, but the company that made it no longer exists because I don't know anyone who bought it. When you don't pay for products, you are not voting with your wallet, and you don't get a right to bitch. The same idiots in these talkbacks who were trashing Watchmen and saying they'd boycott it are upset that movies like this are made. Sadly, this movie will probably make twice watch Watchmen did, and prompt sequels. What you need to do is financially support the movies that get it right (or at least mostly get it right like Watchmen) or don't bitch when those movies cease to exist.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Good Editing and Good Pacing

    by enderandrew

    Check out the first 2/3rds of X2, which are extremely efficient in their storytelling.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Beaks!!!!

    by medicinaluser

    "It's mostly become a "Bash Beaks" fest. And I'm honestly fine with that."<BR><BR>So your saying its ok to bash you, hmmm well ok let me see even without your fucking permission we would be doing that anyway.<BR><BR>We dont need you to stroll along making a quick post before you *have* to run out telling us its ok to bash you..... OK.<BR><BR>Now can those who have watched it post FULL reviews in this TB with spoilers and feel free to mention it was AICN's attempt to get us all to boycott this POS film in the first place over the Watchmen debacle that led you to download it.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    ok

    by E_Nizzle

    They round up a shitload of mutants to steal their powers to give to deadpool. captain picard...i mean, professor x shows up at the end of the flick. sabretooth saves wolverine at the end. they wipe out wolverines memory with adamantium bullets. ADAMANTIUM BULLETS

  • April 1, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by ominus

    do u know that in the fbi's priority list for fighting crime,that their second priority,after terrorism,is movie/music/software piracy? <p>nobody said that the pirates,WHO SELL the stolen artwork,and not those who share it freely,shouldnt be prosecuted.ofc they must go to jail. <p>but i ask you,you as an american tax payer,what are the priorities you want the fbi to have in the war against crime? <p>do u want the fbi to spend its resources,money and people,in order to catch first a movie pirate or do u want to go first and catch a serial rapist,killer,drug dealer,sex slaver etc? <p>think about it.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    It's just a movie.

    by hitchcockhill

    Although it is a first of its kind to be pirated so early - it is after all - just a movie. Of course people put in countless hours to create the film. You run a site about movies - and you're talking about squelching people's ability to talk about what they have seen? If people don't want to read spoilers they won't show up. The movie industry is somewhat at fault for the piracy that happens. I can't believe they even do awards screeners anymore. Just have the lazy voters go to a theater where they can see the movie for free. Of course this is an inside job - but come on guys - this is a movie - not rocket science.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ominus

    by enderandrew

    The FBI is concerned with federal crimes. And the United States has a horrid trade deficit because the world doesn't buy our products. The one thing the US excels in producing is intellectual property, which few people seem to pay for, especially outside the country. You can literally buy pirated DVDs, games, etc. on store shelves in Asia. If the rest of the world were paying the actual creators of these products, even at significantly reduced prices, the US economy would be MUCH better off. So yes, I want the FBI to make an effort to curtail piracy because intellectual property is crucial to the economic future of the country.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    FUCK THE FOLLOWING

    by E_Nizzle

    the FBI, AICN, The American Government, Wolverine, Rush Limbaugh, and the entire Republican Party. FUCK YOU ALL IN YOUR STUPID ASSES

  • April 1, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    right on nahdogg

    by bobbofatz

    Preach it! California, one of the biggest economies in the world is crumbling. Run into the ground by overtaxing, over regulation and big unions. Get rid of unions and the politicians that back them. The companies will again flourish including Hollywood.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Fake article or no?

    by Dazzler69

    I am confused if this is a fake article for April's fools day or a real story.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of the Clone Wars embargo on reviews

    by axel fff

    Wasn't that some shit? AICN has sold out, like, 8 or 9 times by now. This is getting to be old hat. <p> And there's nothing wrong with file-sharing, since it exposes you to music and movies you probably wouldn't have known about otherwise. Then when you discover something that's special, you'll fork over the dollars to own a better, physical copy of it. Quite simple. The studios are scared shitless, though, because they know 95% of their product isn't worth a pile of dog shit.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Ok Fox, now we're even.

    by Vesuvio

    You fucked me up with X-men III, I'll contribute to fuck YOU up on X-men origins.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    May1st

    by stuntdriver

    I will be there. Not even being able to see it a month early would stop me.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    stupidmop

    by CRanga

    My mistake. I just assumed because I didn't like it and could only stomach the first 20 minutes, that everyone else felt the same way. I'm assuming that for the most part it's the same as the script which is floating around. God that script was fucking awful.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    PIracy doesn't kill movies...

    by Wolfrankula

    People do.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Also like the war on drugs you can't just give up...

    by Darth_Inedible

    ...because you "can't win". When you give up you end up like China where the only films that get made are prestige pics funded almost exclusively by the State and a non-existent software industry. Anyway what I love is how all the "hardass pirate" types in these talkbacks read like child molesters in training.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Remember when this site was about Guerrilla tactics

    by Phategod2

    Now it's about Cowtowing to Hollywood and Comprimising Harry you got to start saying Fcuk the establishment if it cost you a interview so be it How much is you credibility worth.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Harry's credibility

    by CRanga

    I think his credibility is worth the admittance of one. About $11 sounds right.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    enderandrew u ignore something

    by ominus

    yes the usa economy would have been better,but the ratio poor/rich would have been decreased? <p>ofc not.because as ,always,the majority of the pie,aka money,goes to the rich guys,those who control the economy and own the capitals. <p>do u know that the golden boys of your bank system,get bonuses while everyday more and more american citizens lose their jobs? why do think mr obama turned agaisnt these bank execs and demanded control of their doings? <p>a better economy is just numbers and statistics,but at the end of the day,the difference is the guy who owns a ferrari and the guy who hasnt money to eat.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    enderandrew listen one more funny thing

    by ominus

    a good example of the reality of this world. <p>the ford and general motors owners,visited mr obama in order to ask his goverment,to help the american automotor industry,now that there is a world wide economy crisis. <p>people who work in this industry will lose their jobs etc etc. <p>they aske from mr obama to lend them money in order to strengthen the car industry.several million dollars i think. <p> whats the funny thing? they travelled to meet mr obama,the usa president,with their super luxe private air jets.u gotta love the irony of it,right?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Ominus

    by medicinaluser

    Yeh the American economy is in the tank but your still a few years away from being like say Brazil with a wealthy elite and then an extreme poor not a middleclass in sight.<BR><BR>My better half wants to adopt from some poor country and was thinking the Eastern bloc but if things get really bad over the pond we might have to rescue a colonial child and bring him/her back to the free world.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Check it out!

    by ghostofrorschach

    They have 2 reviews of Wolverine posted at www.mymavra.com. That's the website all the Ain't It Cool News talkbackers started. Now that I know it's that cool and it's not even finished, I can't wait to see this movie in the theater.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    So, Wolverine has two holes in his forehead??

    by fanboy71

    Good thing that cop's bullet in X2 didn't get through one of those holes. He'd have woken up and benn like "Shit, who am I? I hate when this happens!! Guess I gotta go to Japan and whine awhile." UTTER SHIT!

  • April 1, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Piracy is not that bad

    by Nabster

    its an exageration how much money it causes a movie to lose. Wolverines a homo anyway.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hell Yes!

    by TedKordLives

    Great news. Too bad I won't be able to pirate this POS. Bacci40, can you give me the address of the 7-11 where you'll be handing out copies?

  • April 1, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    BTW The Hong Kong flim industry

    by Nabster

    is in the toilet. Read a newspaper.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    all you who think you're badass by downloading...

    by dagwood

    ...fail to see how this hurts movies. I'm not captain do-gooder by any means, but those who have downloaded it (and gloated about it here) are not helping movies get made. What do I care, you ask (no doubt posting some ridiculously witty and sarcastic comment)? And your justifications for getting back at fox are absurd...do any of those posters get out of their parent's basement? Contribute anything to the movie business other than being trolls? Doubt it.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    The only way to live in this world is without rules...

    by Nicodemus07

    ...according to the talkbackers at aintitcool.com Because if you don't totally condone the illegal process of bootlegging, then you're not 'with it', and enjoy all manner of homoerotic intercourse with the proverbial 'man'! Get off you're high horses people, and do it NOW. You're embarrassing yourselves and the demeaning the very art form you claim to love so much.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Harold WANTS your reviews.

    by Sal_Bando

    But only after the first.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    i saved 10e by not going to

    by ominus

    watch the film at a cinema,when its officially released,because i watched the pirated release,and yes the movies sucks badly. <p>does that make me a stupid person for saving my money,or a bad guy who hurts the film industry? <p>hmmmm

  • April 1, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Rothman.

    by InfiniteRegress

    I just had a look at Tom Rothman's bio on Wikipedia and found out he's married to Jessica Harper. Now I hate that fucker even more.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Remember when this site had balls?

    by Kampy0jay

    If i download a movie, and it's great, or even just good, i will pay to go see it. This is the same for most people i know using torrents and file sharing. DONT MAKE BAD MOVIES and it wont even be an issue. Piracy will never be stopped, and with the economy going down hill, people cant afford to pay to see shitty movies anymore. Personally, i loved Wolverine and def will pay to see it next month, wish i had the chance every year to preview the summer blockbusters, toned down without effects and such. If the studies were proud of their movie, and embraced the age of the internet...they would make it available, i'd pay an Itunes type fee to preview an unfinished movie.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Dagwood....

    by InfiniteRegress

    Piracy does hurt the film industry, but you know what hurts it more? Shitty Summer blockbusters with no soul, cynically put together by money men who no feel for the art or craft of cinema. These douchebags, and Rothman is merely a turd sitting atop a very large mound of shit, have no respect for the audience OR films in general. The X-Men series was once a pretty solid franchise but, just like many before it, the commerce has taken precedent over the art and the executives are happy to squander the goodwill of the audience. Wolverine is clearly a bad film, no matter how many flashy effects will be in the final film. Sure, I would have paid to see the thing and now I've saved my money. If it had been decent, or even half decent, I would have happily forked over cash to see it again on the big screen. Now I don't need to do that and I can use that money to go see something else. That's not hurting the film industry, that's hurting the box office of a shitty film and contributing to the takings of a, potentially, better one.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    There is no rationale defense of piracy, its just cheap assholes

    by dr sauch

    Whether you think art should be free or not, if its not your art, and so you don't get to decide whether its free. If someone else makes something, and says you can't have it, and you take it, that's stealing. You can rage on all you want about the corrupt and predatory entertainment industry, but the fact of the matter is, unless you made it, you can't have it for free.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Nicodemus07

    by CRanga

    Wolverine and art form don't even belong in the same sentence. And your comment about piracy and being "with it" is a little short sighted. I constantly download stuff but am not deluded enough to think that my actions aren't illegal, nor do I think I'm any better than someone who doesn't download material. I know my actions are illegal but I choose to do it anyway.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Dr Sauch.

    by InfiniteRegress

    I don't think art should be free, if the artist wants remuneration for their work. However, I wasted two hours of my life watching Wolverine this morning as you can rest assured: It's about as far from being 'art' as is humanly possible.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I"ll probably go see it at a really CHEAP matinee.

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    But I hope they clean it up in a month. I just skimmed over it, not really watching much. But the finale was god awful. A showdown with Deadpool should've been kind of cool, but was ridiculous. I hope that's the area that's getting some major re shoots.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    See, CRanga is honest, and I can respect that

    by dr sauch

    If you admit that you just want free shit, that's cool. I want free shit as well. And I don't necessarily respect the artistic merit of fucking "wolverene," and its not like i'm taking money from starving artists if i download it, but to say that there is some meritorious reason to steal shit is absurd.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    InfiniteRegress, I totally agree. Wolverene is prob. a shitty m

    by dr sauch

    But that doesn't mean its okay to steal it. It's no less of a crime to steal a Honda Civic than a Ferrari.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    What about that person that was NEVER gonna pay to watch this?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ....I am just wondering how much a DL hurts a film that a person would not even spend a rental on?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Copyright and stealing

    by CRanga

    Just for clarification, copyright infringement is not the same as stealing. Copyright is a chose in action. It's intangible property. To equate copyright infringement to stealing is theoretically and legally incorrect.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Those BluRay Rips off Rapidshare are sooooooo enticing....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • April 1, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    DarfurOnTheRocks

    by CRanga

    I guess in that case, downloading would have the effect of whatever your opinion on the product was. The effect would be through either positive or negative comments to others.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    This Leak Is A Publicity Stunt By Fox

    by Media Messiah

    They are just looking to create some buzz on the street for this movie among the press and the public. I'd bet everything on it that Fox leaked it themselves!

  • April 1, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Piracy is OUR Economic Stimulus Package

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    The fuckers at Wall Street and Detroit are getting rewarded for mismanagement and outright thief.... Who cares if some one downloads a movie?

  • April 1, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Some cannot afford to watch 15 movies on Summer Blockbuster Seas

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Tickets are expensive.... And I am not talking popcorn... Maybe an individual would pay to watch 5 top summer flicks and then DL the rest.... I don't know... I am not saying it is right.... But this is what happens. No one can contest that the cinema experience is superior. But damn it is getting expensive.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Piracy doesn't hurt attendance - shit movies do

    by theghostofdonsimpson

    I download movies. I especially like workprints, I like the look behind the scenes of the process. I also spend about £1000 a year on cinema tickets, the same again on DVDs, scores and published screenplays, so fuck anyone who says I'm hurting the industry. At the end of every calendar year every award-tipped film is hugely widely available in perfect DVD clarity, ripped from Awards screeners, weeks or months before they hit the cinemas, and they still deliver box office bank. This last winter you could download Slumdog, Gran Torino, Milk, The Wrestler, Benjamin Button, The Reader, Revolutionary Road and a load of others before any of them hit a cinema. Did it cause them all to flop? Did it fuck. What cause flops is bad reviews and bad word of mouth, both of which this piece of shit will receive if there is any justice in the world - I'm not going to review it here, but suffice it to say... Christ. Just... Christ. I want to weep for what the creators of Deadpool must be going through right now. Anyway, the alarmist rantings of the anti-privacy moral high horse brigade are just as flawed as the wannabe-anarchist, fuck money, everything should be free piracy supporters. The cinemas are full and yet the files are being downloaded over and over - the two things are barely related. Everyone needs to just calm the fuck down.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    dagwood

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Fox isn't helping movies get made either. If you had seen this thing you'd know. <p><p> Oh, and Beaks: Thank god there's members of "Pro Audiences" around here like you. Go fuck yourself.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Meh....

    by mazzy2u

    The fact that some of the effects are finished, I reckon that when it was being delivered to another effects house, the courier took a detour to his/her PC and made a quick copy... I still wouldn't have gone to the cinema to see it anyway...

  • April 1, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    theghostofdonsimpson

    by CRanga

    Well said. At last, an intelligent response. I'm of the exact same opinion.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    OMG, Ryan Reynolds rocks as Deadpool!

    by ganymede3010

    Well, the first 20 minutes is great as everyone has conceded. I'm still watching it so I we'll see how the rest turns out. I'll definitely pay to see this movie to support super hero movie cause.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    "Pirates! Yarrrr!" or The Fox Excuse

    by Sithtastic

    Guys, shotgun slinger has basically said everything I wanted to say in relation to supply/demand and how films are consumed, supported and ultimately how franchises survive or perish. Whereas I have an almost sadomasochist affinity for Marvel screen translations, I will see Woverine, though I can't help but think that film will fail, regardless of how the geek community sees it. Best guess says there can be only two outcomes for the film: It opens big and the casual Wolverine fans, along with random action junkies give Wolverine a modest opening, after which word of mouth will all but sink it thereafter or (more likely) Wolverine may very well mark the one time I saw a fan community's outright revolt against one suit (Tom Rothman) actually slaughter a film's chance right out of the gate. And Fox? Oh well, you know what they'll say. "It was pirates I tell you! They killed our film!"...watch their board buy that too.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Rob Liefeld was the creator of Deadpool

    by nooneimportant

    I'm sure he's actually thrilled with the way Deadpool turned out.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Try before you buy

    by Locutus_Jones

    If I order a meal that sucks, I get my money back. Until we get something like that for movies, this is the best way to protect yourself. Prophylactic Piracy

  • April 1, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    How do steal a damn Movie

    by Phategod2

    Its copyright infringement Not stealing your taking anything away and trust me your still spending your time watching it and there no refund on time of life you'll waste.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Your statement is straight up false. They don't even target more substantial crimes that affect a greater number of people. Fraud being a case in point. In fact, most of the banks and insurance companies that were engaging in massive fraud have been rewarded for their crimes. This a crime that you should prosecute...Right after you get done with crimes which actually harm people. Torrenting in the western world has little effect on financial returns. Anyone saying otherwise is a straight up liar. Pirating throughout eastern europe and asia is different, but the arguement there is that the products they pirate are actually out priced for them anyway, and wouldn't be consumed. Also, the U.S. losing out due to intellectual property being so easy to pirate? Boo Hoo. You shouldn't have been so fucking stupid to start to center your economy around something that doesn't exsist. It's really hard to care at this point. You have no problem enslaving people in the third world to make products for you to sell at massively inflated prices so that bottom feeders in your country can have a luxurious standard of living, yet you want to begrudge a third world from using products designed by you, even though there is no way in hell they would ever be able to afford them anyway. Sauch, your talking out of your ass. If you read my posts, you know its not about free shit. I'd be happy to rock up and my multiplex and pay the 20 dollars to see Let The Right One In or All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. I'm not happy to pay 50 dollars a pop, wait a month, to take a chance on the flicks. Distribution companies, especially thouse like Miramax, don't respect the consumer, and as such, no one gives a shit when they get pirated. Look at Grindhouse, another film I downloaded. I'd happily pay 40 dollars to see it at the cinema (which ended up happening about a year after its release and the flop of Death Proof) yet The Weinstein company decided they didn't want Australians to see the movie. I don't get how the theft (of which they wouldn't notice) of a film they didn't want to sell me anyway matters. Nicodemus07 - Its not just the talkbackers who condone it, its just that some of us do it. Its the owners of the site who are actively making large amounts of money off of copyright infringement and bootlegging and intellectual property theft. Darth_Inedible - I hope your a studio lackey, because your post makes zero sense. China has a fucking huge film industry, funded by private sources. Software industry non exsistant? In a country where the government is actively opposed to tele-communications? No shit?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Then again...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...To respond to all the anti-piracy people on the board, I can just spam two titles over and over. Gran Torino. Taken. Gran Torino. Taken. Gran Torino. Taken.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    CRanga

    by Nicodemus07

    I know you're probably going to say it's a cliche, but you really ARE taking money from starving artists when you download it. Every 'assistant' whose job it was to get coffee for the big dogs who has aspirations to be a filmmaker is a starving artist you're taking money from. And another thing: Art is Art. Wether you agree with that or like it or not. The writer of this movie wrote something that he believed in. Gavin Hood did everything in his power to make this a respectable film. Heck, every production designer, costumer, and storyboard artist made ART that deserves to be respected. Just because every genre movie isn't Citizen Kane doesn't give you the right to decry it's very existence.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I don't like Tom Rothman but I won't steal his movie

    by D.Vader

    I'll pay for it when I want to see it.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    censorship is bad

    by BBSloth

    grow some balls AICN

  • April 1, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    look at fox trying go all csi

    by crazybubba

  • April 1, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    aicn and fox working together to stop piracy

    by crazybubba

    they go together like peanut butter and chocolate

  • April 1, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    whineybitch intellectual property made America...

    by Darth_Inedible

    I'll point you towards China's flourishing software and film industry... Oh. Or how about every other country's pharmaceutical industry that either steals or licenses our stuff. Yea, what a horrible plague on humanity the concept of intellectual property is.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Nicodemus07

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "but you really ARE taking money from starving artists when you download it." "Every 'assistant' whose job it was to get coffee for the big dogs who has aspirations to be a filmmaker is a starving artist you're taking money from." They aren't starving artists. They are tea boys. I'm not taking money from them, Hugh Jackmans unjustifiable 15 million dollar pay cheque is. The fact that they are a completely unnecessary part of the film industry...a leach if you will, doesn't help either. In fact, if them being fired could lower the price of tickets, I'd be all for it. "Wether you agree with that or like it or not. The writer of this movie wrote something that he believed in. Gavin Hood did everything in his power to make this a respectable film. Heck, every production designer, costumer, and storyboard artist made ART that deserves to be respected." I don't know what fantasy world you live in, but everything you said is false. This film sucks. Thats why the leak is bad. Because everyone now knows it stinks. The people involved in the film DONT deserve to be respected, because they didn't do everything in the power to make a good film. They did everything they could to piss out a sub par product and walk away with a cheque based on the original artists good work in building a fanbase. This isn't Brazil or something similar, where, wether you thought it was good or bad, you could see a large amount of effort went into making it a great film. This is lazy hackwork by people making an easy buck off others hard work. The little people on the set, those who have no control over how the product turns out, well, they can go and do equally meaningless tasks on any other production. Do you think they hold the boom operator resonspible for the financial failure of a movie? There were quality work prints of the last Star Wars film doing the rounds weeks before its release. It didn't hurt, because people wanted to watch it. This is tenuous, because this film has looked like shit from the very beginning. If word is that it is shit, people might be relcutant to spend their money on it. Thats the way the cookie crumbles. If Fox really cared, they wouldn't have allowed the film to be leaked. Its not that hard in actuality. The idea that this was a deliberate leak from someone in the chain, either to deflect the upcoming financial disaster, or simply a disgruntled employee is likely, but if you have a decent product, you shouldn't fret. But, like most studios, they know they have a giant pile of shit they are trying to hoodwink the audience with, and are now sweating. tl;dr if you are worried about Australian film crews losing work, don't bitch about piracy, bitch about Brad Pitt pulling the plug at the last minute on an effects film, because he feels like having a holiday in france or wherever the fuck. Also gotta ask, how often is Beaks in melbourne, Australia? I mean, if its his friends losing work over this leak?

  • April 1, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    pirating

    by Magnethead

    If I see it, I'll pay to do it.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Butchered Deadpool=nipples on the batsuit

    by Thanos0145

    Reality Check:Movie Companies make more money on DVD sales than on the theatrical runs of their movies.Watchmen is going to make Warner Bros. more money on the DVD sales.F*** you Rothman.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Nicodemus07

    by CRanga

    Watching a copy of Wolverine in no way takes money from an assisant who worked on it. The assisant has been paid for their employment, and they no longer have any financial link to the film. It's questionable if it even takes money away from the studio considering I had no intention of going to the theater to see it. You're right that "Art is Art", it was merely my poor attempt at humour when I said that Wolverine and art form don't belong in the same sentence. Artistic merit is of course no basis for awarding copyright. I wasn't decrying the existence of Wolverine, I was just saying that I thought it was terrible. I'm not saying the world would be better off if it never existed, but it would certainly be better off if the film was better than it is.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Darth_Inedible

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    You mean like how U.S. firms move into India, and put a patent on local seeds, thereby cutting out the actual producers from making money from their own product? Chinas flourishing film industry? Are you joking or what? For a country with such a massive disparity between the rich and poor, like India, the fact that they produce more filmed entertainment than the U.S. is pretty impressive. Intellectual property is a fucking stupid idea to be invested in. Its like having the plans for fire. You think people are going to cease making fire once they know how, simply because they don't have a lisence? Invest in sticks and kindling, not the process. This is all a moot point in relation to the subject at hand anyway.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I don't care

    by My best friend

    if this movie sucks or not; I still have the original graphic novel and the complete mini series that I bought when I was 7. Wolvie was a lot cooler before Hugh Jackman

  • April 1, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    The examples people are raising...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Would be more suited to the idea of Warner Brothers stealing the script and pre production notes/art for Wolverine, and shooting the same film starring Russell Crowe.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I just streamed it online

    by thedirtystache

    CGI, new footage, and a new score will not save this movie. Is it really that hard to take a graphic novel and flesh it out a little more. The changes to deadpool were horrible, let alone the horse crap that is the story.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Fox/Rothman:"We're the BEST there is at what.....

    by Thanos0145

    we do,and what we do is make shitty movies."

  • April 1, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Serves Fox right...

    by phit_demon

    ...for trying to fuck with Watchmen. Karma's a sexy bitch sometimes.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Now Fox has an excuse for impending fail-ness

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    "Oh, it performed poorly because it was leaked." In someone's coked-up world, that was a smart call. <br><br>I really wanted this movie to be great, what a disappointment. I mean c'mon, Liev Schrieber is a great actor. Paired with ackman, they should be tearing the screen apart, not squinting at each other in a coquettish fashion. Bring on Fantastic Four 3: Tokyo Drift. I don't give a flying fuck about Fox projects no more. I'll cut you, Fox.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    cut you deep...

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

  • April 1, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    not a prank

    by quentintarantado

    Checked you-know-where and yes, there it is available for download. The pirates who did this timed it exquisitely because those who will report this happened will be suspected of playing a prank.

  • April 1, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    A response to the empty rhetoric of the nobility police

    by IndustryKiller!

    what kind of bullshit is this preaching anyway? "Whaaaahhhh People could lose their livelihoods whaaaaahhhh!!!!!" Bullshit. Everyone who worked on this film is already getting paid. It's not like they are gonna shut down what little pre-production (which is probably none) that they have left and screw these VFX guys out of their money. Or they'll ask the marketing team to return their paychecks. The ONLY people who stands to lose from this directly are big shot producers and actors taking money of the back end. And you know what, straight up, fuck 'em. I'm tired of this hollywood blockbuster pap that hits the streets every summer and is barely watchable garbage that easily entertained automatons lap up like mother milk regardless of the quality. And I'm even more tired of them doing it to films that utilize characters I have an affection for. I don't want this film to succeed. I didn't before the leak, I don't want it to after, and that is a PERFECTLY REASONABLE stance to take. <P> "WHAAHHHH If it fails it should fail on merit of it's quality not piracy WHAHHH!!!!" Nope, fuck you. The studios have made some kind of idiot faustian pact with the American public wherein if the film costs above 100 million and stars a comic book character the public MUST turn out in droves. It's a literally no fail situation for the studio. Well I want that to change, and if it changes, just this ONE time, then good. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving film. If the movie does poorly then maybe we get less X3's and more Irons Man/Dark Knight. If it succeeds we get more crap. There is no fucking way this isn't a good thing and aside from arbitrary moral standards no one has argued otherwise. <P> "But WHHAHHH all these people worked so hard WHAHHH!!!" Yes they did, but what stands out int he context of time is the quality of the work, not the god damn box office. That is just one tiny part of a films life. Those people still have every ounce of the work they put into it, it's all up there on screen. NOTHING was robbed from them so stop saying otherwise. Oh God forbid they get to see it for free. Well if it's art, and they already got payed, they shouldn't care. The point is people WILL see it, in some form. This isn't some little indie flick that could, it's a massive summer blockbuster, so no one is getting robbed of their recognition.<P> "WHHHAAHHH the lack of revenue is bad for the film industry WHHAHHHH" Yeah, but what if hte industry doesn't deserve that revenue? So now every film should do well on merit of a bad economy? Horseshit. Just like the downturn will force Ford to stop making shitty cars, some studios should be FORCED to make better pictures, and hot damn if Fox ain't the grandaddy of 'em all. They have it coming all the way around. Besides they WILL make big money on this film. The amount it will dent the box office will be negligible, unless bad word of mouth spread, in which case good riddance. But DVD and toy revenues will more than make up for it. Fox is going to turn a profit no matter what. So just sit back and have a coke and a smile and be happy that you saved some money.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Industry, this is what makes me laugh all the more...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...We have Beaks, and no doubt some other folks from L.A. complaining that pirating Wolverine could cost friends jobs. Funnily enough, they seem to completely ignore the fact that their friends already lost work because greedy assholes like Fox took their production to Australia. Of course, the executives and above the line folk are still getting paid more than ever before.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    "This is bad, bad, bad for the business."

    by ebonic_plague

    GOOD. Anything I can do to help the existing studio system fail, I'll do it. People will still make movies, even if Hollywood is reduced to a smoking crater in the Earth... the only difference is, they might actually be movies worth watching, rather than just test marketed tentpole brand name cash-grabs. Thanks for the tip, Beaks, I'll help seed this.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    As for the little folk...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Its like someone comaplaining that their friends who make Nike shoes will lose jobs, because of knock offs, despite the fact that they already lost their job because greedy pieces of shit already moved the production base to china.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Another funny anecdote...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I have several friends who work in the television industry, and they ALL download and watch flicks. They don't care, cause they get paid regardless, and production wont stop because THEY ARE MAKING MORE MONEY THAN EVER BEFORE.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    On PURPOSE to GENERATE BUZZ.

    by noncents

    They want you hungry for those missing effects. Put out an unfinished film to get you disgusted with yourself for downloading it, so you go and pay for it.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    blah blah blah

    by anakinsoyo

    You should all be good citizens . Watch the trailers belive all the hype this film is really good ! Go out and buy the fast food meals and all the action figures this movie is good . Go to the cinema and watch even more adverts after paying for over priced junk food then watch this and convice yourself its good it really is good . And then pay full price for a film on dvd you have already paid to see at the cinema which cost less than one percent of what it sells for . This movie is good . Do not downlown this film or even attempt to watch it for free . Mr hollywood will suffer he wont be able to buy his wife more fake tits or get himself a third house . Get your money out . We are free !

  • April 1, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    NO ONE is losing their jobs though WHiny

    by IndustryKiller!

    The films is wrapped, its all over. If the studio doesnt make money its because they made a bad film and then......well thats the industry. It's a comic book movie, none of these actors are gonna be judged in the films performance save for Jackman, and his star power is sealed. Any VFX guys that worked on this are gonna get other jobs just fine. Everyone else has already wrapped their time on the film and moved on. Casting, grips, lighting, gophers, they are all long on other projects. This film's performance as far as piracy is concerned isn't going to sink Fox in any way. That's all reactionary bullshit.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    It's International Sales That Will Be Hurt...

    by NoHubris

    ..by this.<p>An action/comic book movie like this expects big overseas ticket sales. Piracy will certainly hurt on that front.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    i must add

    by anakinsoyo

    Battlestar Galactica came on tv and we didnt have to pay to watch it . I gladly paid for all the boxsets how lucky are we ? Support quality :) im not even gonna bother watching this wovlerine film because i dont have any money left i gave it all to george lucas and now im living in a box on the street :)

  • April 1, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    by dagwood

    Make better movies and I'll stop illegally downloading them is an infantile argument if I've ever heard one. I am a filmmaker and can tell you that this, whether it's a small film, medium or large film, hurts.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Um...Deadpool, everyone : http://tinyurl.com/dewudr

    by PTSDPete

    It's true. It sucks.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    anakinsoyo

    by codymr

    Well said my man.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    CRanga

    by Nicodemus07

    Thank you for your well reasoned response. One correction: I know you weren't the one decrying the existence of Wolverine, but most every other 'pro-piracy' fellow on here was. That was what I was referring to.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Not supplying context is infantile Dagwood

    by IndustryKiller!

    Because that is what this is all about. It hurts sure, but it hurts with Wolverine for purely monetary reasons. No one who made this could possibly have thought they were making a great Wolverine film, and if they did then they are morons. With a small film reputations that arent already cemented in the Hollywood fabric are at stake, that is just flat out NOT the case here. This is a bad comic book film that people will come out to see if its good. and if its not good then it doesnt deserve it.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    fuck fox

    by bacci40

    its on the net....once on the net, it stays there forever<p> delete it from all the sites that you want...someone on justintv will be playing that sucker 24/7<p>plus, it is now up on all the torrent sites, and techincally, a torrent is not a full copy of anything<p>fuck you fox...WE ARE IN CONTROL....EAT SHIT AND DIE YOU MONEY GRUBBING FUCKS

  • April 1, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    and what films have you made dagmer?

    by E_Nizzle

    ill bet theyre AWESOME. i feel compelled to add that i think wolverine was the best movie ever made...

  • April 1, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    What amazes me...

    by Continentalop

    ...is the amazing amount of hatred and venom directed at the film industry. Yes, Hollywood is not producing that great of product right now, but if you don't like it just don't see it. No one says who have to see movies, and no one said that having affordable entertainment is some kind of fundamental right. The way some people talk here is that you think it is in the Constitution that Hollywood should supply us with films for free. <p> As for myself, I walk the talk. I barely see any new Hollywood releases (have yet to see Watchmen or about a dozen other heavily promoted movies on AICN) because I doubt they will be any good. When I want to see a movie and nothing I want to see is playing, I go rent/buy an older one or else I go to the Egyptian, New Beverly or another revival house and see a classic.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    nooneimportant

    by bacci40

    liefeld stole deadpool from dc, where he was called deathstroke from the teen titans<p> knowing this, fabian nicieza changed the character into a jerk<p> future writers turned him into a walking, talking injoke<p> who cares what liefeld thinks...man is a hack who cant draw feet

  • April 1, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    As much as it pains me to say it.

    by ganymede3010

    This isn't a good movie overall. Hugh Jackman isn't the same Hugh Jackman that played Wolverine in X1 & X2. He's not into this character anymore, you can tell he's only in it for the paycheck. And this director is as a fucking hack. Gavin Hood another Tim Story, why does Fox and Sony continue to hire these hacks? What a sad day for comic book geeks. Oh well, I'm hoping the final version will address the plethora of problems plaugeing this film, worst of all, the acting is atrocious, and I blame that squarely on the hack ass director Gavin Shithood. What a travesty. This shit is 10 times worst then X3, this shit makes X3 look like X2. I'm so frigging pissed right now. Star Trek is going to obliterate this shit into the next star system.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    DeadTermiClops...

    by TedKordLives

    sounds like-like-like-I really can't wrap my head around it. Why? WHY? WHY WOULD THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT? Guys, come on. Everyone, we are all, collectively, being jerked around for the amusement of...I don't know, Rothman or Satan or a group of suits who read these like I used to and roar with laughter. Since I've signed up a lot of shit has gone down, and I just can't be one of those douchey trolls (well, sometimes I can. What? It's fun!). But for real, fellow geeks, dorks, nerds and film buffs- we've got to help bring Fox down any way we can. This is just ridiculous. I think we might have to *gasp* work together on this one.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    YOU GLUTTONOUS INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

    by jedimast3r

    Piracy is ethically wrong, and legally wrong, yes. <p>Overindulgent, overpaid actors and industry figureheads is also unethical. It just doesn't have the benefit of being legally wrong, and that's the problem with our world. <p>Cancer, aids, starvation, drugs...what a different world this would be if money wasn't the only thing these idiots care about.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    It's hard to stop 20 million people from doing something

    by Orionsangels

    You can't being lawsuits to 20 million people. You have to get it at it's source. Crack down the ones supplying these pirated movies. Someone is obviously leaking them online.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Clicked on the tinyurl tag just now and....

    by nobunaga209

    hahaha...Deadpool def looks like Barracka...cute!

  • April 1, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    i have a question about piracy

    by bacci40

    look, i can understand going after outfits that pirate movies and make profit off of selling dvd's<p> but file sharing is what we have done since we were kids<p> who hasnt borrowed a record to make a tape? wtf do people think why dvd and cd burners were made, and dual vcrs?? <P> the concept of going after people not making profit from sharing files is totally absurd<p> whats worse is companies going after sites like youtube for posting video clips of songs, movies and tv shows that cant be found anywhere else and are not available on dvd<p> last nite, i watched a couple of epis of an old kids show, here come the doubledeckers<p> the show is not available on dvd/bluray or video tape<p> technically, its still piracy...but who the fuck are we stealing from?<p> i never intended on going to see wolverine, or buying the dvd...so fox didnt lose any money on me<p>and fuck the man...he dont pay my bills

  • April 1, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Only Brian Singer can save X-Men!

    by ganymede3010

    And the probability of him coming back in any capacity is nil. This franchise is dead folks. Now their making a Twilight X-Men with mutant teenie boppers. What a fucking disgrace. Marvel, please get the rights back to this franchise. They've had the license now for 10 fucking years. How much more time have to allow these imbeciles at Fox to ass rape your characters.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Motherfuckers are reporting STAR TREK leaked, too

    by zillabeast

    I know it's April fools and such, but if that's true....

  • April 1, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Movies are bad enough

    by kabong

    A work print won't be an improvement.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Let's be real folks shall we...

    by nobunaga209

    I'm downloading it as I type this. I'll be porting the movie over to my iTouch and I'll watch it tomorrow during my gym time. Point is, I don't give a flying fuck about FOX, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, or anyone who runs AICN...fuck 'em IMO Thing is though I will still see it on May 1st and then get it on BluRay...why? Because I can...that's why...

  • April 1, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    fox is mad they cant trick us into giving them

    by BrainFart

    a big opening weekend because the movie shits on the fans. They are actually mad their hustle didnt work. FUCK YOU FOX YOU DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE FANS. how hard is it to stay true to the material. thats what we love thats what we want. You made the most heated rivalry in comics into a touching brotherly moment at the end of the film.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Has anyone else noticed...

    by sambafreak13

    that when the "wire-fu" in a preview looks shitty the movie invariably is shitty as well..I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone "jump real high and kind of awkwardly" in a preview and said to myself "wow, this movie will suck"...and it always does....I think there's a direct correlation...based on this, I'm not surprised if this sucks...I feel like all, the previews had shitty looking jumping...am I the only one?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    ganymede3010...the young xmen would work

    by bacci40

    but they would have to do it in old school style...patterned after the kirby/lee comics, and making the prof more of an evil controlling character<p> they wont, so ya, the movie will suck ass

  • April 1, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    ganymede3010...the young xmen would work

    by bacci40

    but they would have to do it in old school style...patterned after the kirby/lee comics, and making the prof more of an evil controlling character<p> they wont, so ya, the movie will suck ass

  • April 1, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Wolverine:X-Men Origins=I Love You,Man2

    by Thanos0145

    Wolverine and Sabertooth's catch phrase:Bro's before Ho's(Silver Fox)

  • April 1, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Cutting piracy through zero tolerance...

    by NoHubris

    ...on ALL piracy is one way to deal with it.<p>Granted, it's a crime for anyone to leak a print. But if equal weight in punishment is afforded when some unethical suit or "creative" type steals from someone else's script, treatment/synopsis, independently produced/unreleased film or whatever, it would likely have a chilling effect on piracy and benefit the industry as a whole.<p>Bottom line is that any industry is hurt when individuals who provide a resource do not benefit from their efforts due unethical behavior of others. Just look at the Madoff scandal.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Continentalop....you are a sheeple

    by bacci40

    to not avail yourself of the newest technology is just silly<p> why did sites like itunes get started? because of napster and other file sharing sites<p> the dinasour media with the help of congress and law enforcement have chosen to fight rather than join in the new age<p> it is the duty of all consumers to force them into the 21st century<p> in 5-10 years, there will not be cable or satellite...all media will stream in hd quality...and studios will have to give the consumer the choice of watching at home or going to the theater<p> but this wont happen if people like you just kick back and accept your lot in life...eff the man....THE REVOLUTION WONT BE TELEVISED...IT WILL BE STREAMED IN HIDEF

  • April 1, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    meant "...due TO unethical behavior of others..."

    by NoHubris

  • April 1, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    May 1st either way

    by witpunk

    Leak or no leak, ill wait for the REAL,FINISHED Movie.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Wolverine/Blob Fight = Nuke the Fridge

    by robzass

    Also Deadpools mouth is sewn shut taking away his nickname "merc with a mouth", has an combination of all the mutants powers and can teleport as well as shoot optic blasts like Cyclops. He actually delivers about 5 lines in the whole film too. SPOILER...yeah he dies too so that eliminates any chance of a spinoff.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    If FOX doesn't want...

    by codymr

    their stuff pirated, then don't let it leak. It is that fucking simple. Once it's out in the wild it's fair game. <P> While I sympathize with the little guy when an industry reaches a tipping point and starts to collapse (like the automotive industry) it is hard for me to sympathize with the big fish such as Jim Gianopoulos and the like who are living a life of EXTREME excess (if anyone has been to a Hollywood party you know what I'm getting at) and who will be just fine if the studio he manages falls on hard times. <P> It just reinforces people's belief that viewing stolen copyrighted material is OK... Especially when FOX puts out press releases judging people who view the video that is streamed online – as if to imply it was the viewers fault that their workprint wasn’t distributed they way they intended. <P> !SPOILER! <P> Oh and by the way... the Darth Maul inspired death scene in this load of poop is really half assed. In addition, so is a character getting "pushed" to where they want to jump to by the force of an explosion. That is very gay as well and oh so 90s. <P> FOX needs to get their heads out of their collective asses.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Star Trek leaked

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Star Trek leak is REAL i'm just watching it, about halfway through and it's AMAZING! I'm just at the scene where young Kirk meets old Spot on the Ice Planet "Perastaltic" (no idea if that's spelled right). It's a really respectful scene with lots of nods to the old shows. Spock has a kind of monologue where he explains exactly what happened wo change the timeline. Oh my God!! He just said live long and prosper! Geekgasm after geekgasm guys! <p> But the stuff i liked best so far is in the very beginning. Spock's mum and Kirk's mum actually meet aboard a rescue ship and have a little bonding with lots of foreshadowing - amazing scene and great showcast for Winona Ryder who KICKS ASS as Spock's mum. The scenes with young Kirk are great too! He's a really cute kid and doesn't afrait of ANYTHING!!!!1

  • April 1, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Problem with this ' Piracy ' Thing :

    by PTSDPete

    Is it's really only ' illegal ' in America, and a few else. Sure, there are these supposed ' international laws ' and shit, but come on.</p> If the U.S. govt. could get away with that line of logic in their rendition policy, what's to stop a fricking bootleg ?</p>

  • April 1, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Wolverine movie was what we all thought it would be

    by RobertCrane

    I have been watching movies for awhile now, since the days of having to stand in line to watch a movie, having to reserve a VHS copy when it was released, etc. I did all of that. Total fan of good cinema and will let you know when something sucks. Lately, movies suck. Too much CGI and most of it is not even needed in films. Tired of seeing cars thrown at people and they get up without a scratch, Victoria Secret models who weigh 100 pounds kick boxing men three times their size and not even breaking their hands, the list goes on. This Wolverine movie should not shock anyone. Hugh Jackman got paid, this was his production company, he read the script, cashed the check, filmed this steaming pile and will laugh as the money rolls in. I cannot even begin to tell you the faults in this flick. The XMen franchise was doomed after X2. Greed is not good and the over saturation of bad comic book movies will be the end. Maybe this is what the true intention was. FOX, fuck off and die, please.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    wow

    by Tighxo

    just watched...god awful. i weep for fans of deadpool and decent comic movies.let's see apologist mod's try to spin this trainwreck.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Doesn't the FBI have better things too do?

    by conspiracy

    that protect some multinational corporations business interests? Ya know..like contribute to the New World order or eavesdrop illegally on some kid playing Halo online who happens to be name Mohammad? I'm not saying "piracy" in necessarily right..but nothing pisses me off than some Big Corp or worse, their lap dogs in Washington, threatening people. Fuck You Fox..and your Buddies in D.C. I hope the Confiker Bunny left a few eggs in your baskets.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    This is because of how they handled WATCHMEN.

    by noncents

    KARMA is a bitch and she just cheated on you with your sister.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    lol

    by geek molester

    looks like everyone here that watched it hated it. But I can't trust you jaded mofos, it's probably not that bad. I watched the first 10 or so minutes though and it was kind of 'meh.'

  • April 1, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    one_guy_from_andromeda...Post Win Or STFU

    by conspiracy

  • April 1, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Alright...

    by lovecraftian

    You know, Harry, I never downloaded this flick. I wasn't planning on it either. But this? Well, it goes beyond the pale. You're supporting the absolute worst of the corporate mentality by advocating Fox's side on this to the extent you just did. With that in mind, I'm done supporting AICN. I'm outta here. So long Harry. It was nice knowing you till you chose to act in this manner. I'm done.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    now if only the ST leak was true

    by Tommy999

    screw you anticipation I want it now next week give me TF2 and T4 and well that'd be ok

  • April 1, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Even in its rough cut, better than X3

    by blindambition238

    but the story, acting, and tone still fell bellow X2. <p> If they aren't bullshitting about the rumored changes, edits, and extra characterization (especially with Deadpool) they added during reshoots, it could be a good film. But there are some big things they likely couldn't manipulate that were a bit cringe worthy. <p> If the legit reviews for the final product are positive, I'll pay for to see it again.

  • April 1, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    by Tighxo

    must admit that reynolds as deadpool was perfect. Wish he was used more and didn't (SPOILER) get such a sh***y story arch ending

  • April 1, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    noncents

    by Jesiah

    Wasn't even thinking that angle, but yeah Fox had this coming the way they dicked WB re: watchmen

  • April 1, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    NoHubris

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Overseas sales? This flick is gonna be day and date in most areas where it counts. Its not gonna affect overseas sales anymore than domestic. Asia, middle east? Perhaps...But then again, they pirate the fuck out of this shit already anyway. Contielope...If I wasn't going to pay to see the movie anyway, how does watching it for free make a difference? Also NoHubris, having a zero tolerance policy would mean we couldn't discuss this issue because AICN would be smack out of business.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Sell Outs

    by redfist

    Our corp. masters throw us bones and shit. One site I found the movie on had one 100,000 views for the day, that is close to 1 million is cheddar lost. And explain it away its poor quality with "rough cut, missing effcts, temp music" cant save the aboration that is this movie. FBI and MPAA in the same sentance makes me.......so happy.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I call bullshit on the whole thing

    by DuncanHines

    And not in an April Fool's way. In a bullshit about it being a "leak" and that it'll affect this movie's box office performance in any way. I think that the studios are catching on to how finicky and whiny a healthy portion of the audiences are for these movies, so they leaked the movie themselves to see what people like and what they don't like so they could essentially let their audience edit it. They have listened to every person who bitched about X3 and even Watchmen, and they're trying to get this one as close to right as they can. The best way to do that would be to release (leak) an incomplete early draft of this movie and see what the fanboys have to say about it. They're going to cut and then re-edit the whole thing to please as many people as possible. Mark my words. I'm not always right, but I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares about this trainwreck?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And who the fuck cares about Fox and their PG-13 bullshit movies?

  • April 2, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    "they're not advocating genocide"

    by Prossor

    Oh i've seen genocide advocators here alright, almost the norm here especially in political tbs.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    WNB

    by NoHubris

    I was simply suggesting zero tolerance for the unethical few inside the industry who shamelessly steal from true artists and creative people without batting an eye.<p>In other words, it's a very big deal when someone pirates a whole movie, but barely a voice is raised when the little person's work - treatment, synopsis, script, or independent film (without distribution)- is raided for material by the vultures. It is wrong on both ends but is not treated as such IMHO.<p>Scoops, film coverage and cool news are a different story entirely. I'm all for a free press, especially internet news.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Its official

    by BrainFart

    new interview with ryan reynolds says if they decide to do deadpool right he would love to play him. This ends any hope for reshoots saving this peice of shit. I thought i was mad a spiderman 3. Cant we sue or arrest FOX for trying to trick us into seeing this movie. Its misrepresentation. Its theft what they were doing not the pirating. Pirating is good for a good movie, it creates buzz sinsations like taken and gran torino. What FOX tried to do is criminal.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by BrainFart

    had creative rights. Im telling you he was forced to use Ryan Reynolds in the movie and was scared of the next 4 xmen movies centered around him and not jackman. He destroyed any hope of that and left himself open to receive the next big xmen paycheck

  • April 2, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    jackman interview...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...In Sydney papers just recently. He stated that the final creative decisions on the film rested with him. He chose the cast and crew. He's no Bob Fosse, thats for sure.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    The Eric Bana Hulk workprint was leaked early too...

    by Mrhazard

    This is nothing new...

  • April 2, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    stealing a movie vs movie stealing our 10 $

    by theplant

    I think someone should put out a case of movies not keeping their side of the bargain ie being shitty -- in that case, who is suing Fox, Warner, or whomever ? Why do we have to pay to see shit movies that don't entertain ?

  • April 2, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    We live in a culture...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...That rewards mass theft and fraud and corruption. You think people are going to take the moral high ground on watching a shitty movie for free, especially from a studio that has pissed on its consumers time and again in the last decade. Just like ripping them off with the new Slumdog DVD.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    If you order something from amazon

    by BrainFart

    they cant just send you a different item with a label from the item you ordered. Thats against the law. Isnt that exactly what Fox tried to do.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    I Maintain we should pay AFTER we watch it,...

    by conspiracy

    The way this industry is retailed...we pay before we even get a taste...are rare is the theater that will refund your money.</p><p>By having the customer pay after the movie...it holds those that make it accountable...like a great chef. In any restaurant worth going too...If the Food stinks..you complain a few bites into the dish..and you either walk out or get a new plate that is too your liking. ONLY the cinema makes you pay up front for something that may be pure shit, and laughs as you walk out poorer and cheated. 90% of the time when they release a clunker, which is often these days, they know is sucks..they know it will die 2 weeks into its run..and yet they market the shit out of it...get it to recoup its losses on release and hope for DVD sales. They KNOW they are fucking the audience...and they..don't fucking care. Well Fuck them...I'll get my taste from Lime, or Piratebay, or emule...or from some punk Korean kid who stole it somewhere...and if I like it on the laptop..THEN I'll go see it properly in the movie house. But No more will I pay up front to be insulted and cheated like I have been lately...Hollywood...you and me are DONE professionally..Fucking Ass

  • April 2, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    It really is BAD

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    I thought all this talk of awful was the usual talkback hyperbole, but no, it really is that bad. A horrible mess of a story with some bad acting to boot. Sadly, 14 minutes will NOT save the film. Now I can see why Fox is so pissed! Oh, and whoever said this was better than X3 must have been watching a different movie.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    How could they not learn from spiderman 3

    by BrainFart

    oh yeah i forgot even though it sucked it made more money than any other movie that year. They learned a lesson that movie premise and a good trailer is all you need. They actually stole the fomula used in spiderman3.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    no its still beter than x3

    by BrainFart

    No major villain was killed by running into a wall or by the power of love. Less wolverine crying too. but being better than x3 is not an acomplishment sir.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Piracy already killed the music industry, douchebags

    by gruntybear

    And piracy is currently killing all print media and creeping up on film and gaming. There are virtually no independent music stores left; just Walmarts and Targets as far as the eye can see. And why? Because teenage fucktwits seem to think that what entertains them should be perpetually free. It don't work that way, kiddies. Someone needs to actually get paid or the fucking media doesn't get made. Borders should be gone within the month. The Chicago-Sun Times filed for bankruptcy. All stemming from the scourge that is the internet and the basement dwelling douchebags that can't understand that if you STEAL the media, the media will soon no longer exist for you to bitch about. Not unless you're seriously into the homegrown shit that's on waste-of-space sites like Youtube. I loathe what the internet has done to popular culture - absolutely loathe it. Look at the pathetic state of the music industry. That is exactly where the film industry is heading in an exceedingly short time. If the "sampling" argument for piracy were true, then the music stores should be booming right about now. But they're not. Why? Because the digital file is now the end-product. Why buy physical, when the digital copy is "just as good?" Why pay iTunes for something we can torrent for free. When the end-product and the "sample" eventually merge into the same thing, the industry dies. Mark my words, this is already happening with film. It's only going to get worse over time.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    What's with the DRAMA!!????

    by ElJuano

    Know what it's not done, Do they need to expand on the Deadpool character YES!!! I hope they will with this extra footage they took back in Jan. Know what if anyone did see it take it like a screentest and go from there post some comments that will hopefully help this movie. I'm a HUGE Wolvie Fan and I REALLY WANT TO LIKE THIS MOVIE! but if Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, whoever, needs to aim at a certain genre or fanbase then please let us in on the production part of the movie making experience. Know what we will be the ones either loving or hating the film. Why not HEAR our input? Why not ask for our thoughts and opinions. FOX you should freely let the fans see an early screening of the movies you are making directed toward this group of fans via the web were we will all have our say in the matter. Wolverine is one of these flicks. Maybe, JUST maybe WE wont have such an adverse and condemning taste in our mouths everytime we hear you are producing product that we hold dear. This leak sux but know what learn from it and don't hide something that can eventually be better if and only IF you (FOX and the others I mentioned earlier) are willing to admit you don't know everything about OUR GENRE, OUR Geekdom and let us at least voice our opinions. Just listen you might learn something! Gracias.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by BrainFart

    Piracy helps the music industry. By industry i mean the bands. Piracy spreads the music around more than a 10 dollar cd does so when the band comes to town it sells out faster than ever prompting more tour stops and raking in insane amounts of cash. Way more than 10 bucks per person. and more money goes to the artist.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    you cant pirate an experience like a live concert

    by BrainFart

    thats something youll never forget and well worth the chunk of change

  • April 2, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    gruntybear..The only thing Dead about the Music business..

    by conspiracy

    is the Business end of it...which has been dying since long before the Normal folks invaded the net my friend.</p><p> The artists never made SQUAT from sales to begin with...they make 70% of their income from TOURING, and live performance. So Piracy isn't hurting the artist...it is hurting the Douchebags who sell .50cent wholesale CDs for $14.95. It isn't hurting the producers, the roadies, the session guys, the promotions people or the guy who give Bono his Wheat Grass Enema before the show...it IS however killing the VP and A&R heavy Suits...the guys who tell the artist to "pop" it up and make it accessible to the average retard.</p><p> And I say Good riddance...that isn't Capitalism..that is a subsidized monopoly. From now on...the Producer and artist will release direct to the net...probably for free...and once their music is out there and people are demanding more..get down to the business of touring and making their money. All that the Artist and Consumer have done here is what good Capitalists have always done..look for advantage, cut out the middleman(the army of lawyers,A&R guys,and corporate VP's) and let the market decide price and how and when it is too be paid.</p><p> And I've been FUCKED one too many times by Hollywood to get teary eyed over some pirate forewarning me away from their latest shit fest. I'm glad this leaked...I'm glad it is being universally picked apart...Why? I just saved $12 and about 2 hours of my life..thats why...If only I'd had this type of warning with Cloverfuck. Color me retarded...but I am not going to get upset that Fox was cheated out of cheating me out of a few bucks to watch their crappy film.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Hulk workprint was 2003

    by robzass

    back then it took like 5 weeks to download.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Piracy isn't killing the film industry, Bad scripts are!

    by Alkohal

    WOW after viewing the piece of buffalo shit, I may never return to Fox's X-men series again. Deadpool got FUCKED!

  • April 2, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by CRanga

    You think piracy killed the print media. How about the fact that you can get the news instantly from pretty much anywhere via the internet, or you can wait until next morning and get the news 12 hours late. Advances in technology is killing print media, and that's a good thing.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Hollywood deserves the downloading

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    For years a lot of us have been paying hard-earned cash to see movies. We have paid way too much for dvd's or VHS tapes. All this was money in the pocket for those pervert, childmolesting, cokesniffing, cocksucking, whore fucking, assfucked assholes in suits who think the world belongs to them. Internet has become the day of reckoning and I like every second of it. If a movie is good people will support it anyhow.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    So muians should only make $$ from live shows?

    by gruntybear

    That's bullshit and you know it. 99% of the artists that have any marquee value - EVEN TODAY - got where they got because of the "evil" studio system. You would seriously consign musicians to essentially holding their hat out at live shows to make their livings from this point forward? The myth that you've apparently bought into that the artists see little to none of the profits from recorded media is just that: a fucking myth, and a REALLY TIRED ONE AT THAT. There are innumerable alternative revenue streams these days for artists to make bank from their recorded catalog. To say they should not receive a share of the revenue that ought to be generated from these "loss leaders" is doing a disservice to the musicians, themselves. Piracy can't be justified as a righteous punishment to the "greedy" corporate overlords. It's cheap bastards using technology to "get theirs," while fucking over a huge portion of the industry that works the middle - the technicians, the tour managers, the roadies, the sound engineers, the album design teams, etc., etc.

  • April 2, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    And CRanga, where does that "news" come from, if no one pays?

    by gruntybear

    The bloggers leach from legitimate journalists who are paid to go into places like Afghanistan and Pakistan to actually report the news. Where do you think the bloggers get their information? 'Cuz I don't see them sticking their necks out for free. The problem with "free" journalism is that you get exactly what you paid for: absolutely nothing worthwhile.

  • April 2, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    What a goddamned load of pish (SPOILER)

    by Brody77

    I was gonna bite my tongue, but that made X3 look like X2. Utter pish. Ryan Reynolds got assfucked on that one. Go do Flash with WB mate, be a better move. If this is the way it's hitting cinemas (with finished cgi etc obviously) then Fox can ram it up Rothman's arse. Not just that the film was bad - it seemed like Jackman was in Van Helsing mode ie phoning it in. I did like the cameo from you-know-who but it reminded me of Robin Hood Men in Tights! I don't know who to blame for the pishness of the movie. The only good bit was the wartimes stuff. And the cynic in me agrees that this was leaked on purpose - either by someone inside who is really passionate about Wolverine the character, or by the studio to find out how big a turd they plopped.

  • April 2, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Can someone explain Jackmans insta -dry hair!?

    by Alkohal

    He jumps out of the tub , then jumps naked down a waterfall and yet next scene after his hair is perfectly dry and shaped. HOW!?

  • April 2, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    "What you in For?"

    by proper

    "Murder.And You?"."I pirated Wolverine"."Pick up my Soap Please,and by the way from now on your name is Anne Bonny".Who'd want to nicked for that????????

  • April 2, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    by Darkknight37

    This movie is comedy. I swear, if anything in the theater resembles the last half of the movie, I'm killing the first small child I see as I walk out.

  • April 2, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Piracy is not as evil as they claim

    by dookiew

    piracy is like free advertising for a lot of artists. Piracy turns many users on to a new work of art at a large scale. Radiohead tried to prove some of this when they offered their latest album for free. Think of how much additional exposure they got for almost no price at all, and how many additional records they sold of previous albums, not to mentions merchandise and concerts. There are even some studies that claim piracy to have a positive effect on the economy.(http://tinyurl.com/dzp2jk)

  • April 2, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by CRanga

    My point was print media not being paid for because it's outdated. There's still room for news through other mediums, such as CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Reuters. I was just responding to your statement that piracy is killing the print media. I dare say that the reporters sent into war zones or foreign countries are employed by major corporations, not by the Chicago Sun Times. Their reports are then picked up and disemminated through a network of news services, this includes TV, radio, newspaper and blogs. As a rule, bloggers don't really unearth the news, they just present it to a wider audience. That hardly amounts to leaching or piracy. In fact, a defence to copyright infringement is reporting the news.

  • April 2, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    saint seiya

    by cinemaniac

    The jpeg you linked to is error 404 ...And what makes you think Rising Sun had anything to do with the leak?

  • April 2, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    well done AICN, you made the bbc website!

    by Mr_X

    http://tinyurl.com/cnmaty.. <p>" more than 75,000 copies of the film have already been downloaded ..."</p> <p>One user wrote on aintitcool.com: "The CGI is missing and the movie looks horrible without it.</p>

  • April 2, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    i wonder if Fox could get the ip addresses of AICN users

    by Mr_X

    I mean those of you who've said you've watched it and prosecute

  • April 2, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Wow, this is one intricate April Fool's gag

    by BenBraddock

  • April 2, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Did u know Logan is an adamantium werewolf?

    by Max Meanie

    Only one way to stop him! Adamantium bullets! This talkbalk is MORE entertaining!

  • April 2, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Bad CG was the best part

    by Wandering_Prophet

    Dunno about you guys, well, actually I do because I've been reading all of this, but my friend downloaded this and showed it to us on a projector. Honestly, it was so painful, the only entertaining parts where the one thing that everyone else is saying is a detriment to the final film: the CG. From the minute the CG W