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Wild Hogs = Weird Weekend at the Box Office

I know that it's a big-budget movie with lots of big-name actors that's spending a lot of money on TV ads, but really: Wild Hogs?!? Yes, the perplexing buddy-meets-biker movie with a "did I read that right?" cast — John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen, and William H. Macy — was No. 1 at the box office this weekend, bringing in $38 million in its first three days.

Zodiac, which I liked quite a lot, came in at No. 2. Since I basically ignored the very existence of Wild Hogs, I'm a bit startled that so many moviegoers — given a choice between this movie, 2007 Oscar winners, and even Black Snake Moana failed experiment but at least it's thought-provoking — thought, "Hey, that Wild Hogs movie looks pretty good."

Did any of you see it? Let us discuss;

Popwatch blogger Michael Slezak watched Wild Hogs so we don't have to, and it sounds truly woeful. In one scene, Tim Allen apparently chugs gravy and eats a stick of butter. Ew. Also, poor, poor Marisa Tomei. Let's watch the trailer again, then ponder: What, exactly, about this movie appeals to people?

Photo courtesy Buena Vista Publicity

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popjunky77 popjunky77 9 years
Just watched "The Slums of Beverly Hills" again this weekend, and was reminded of how GREAT Marissa Tomei can be. Can't believe she was in this. Sigh. I totally picture a domino effect with this movie's casting -- they got one name, and then the next actor they approached thought, "maybe it DOESN'T suck that bad if actor X is doing it" and all of a sudden you have 5 big names in a really shitty movie.
nannychica nannychica 9 years
I'm supposed to go see this tonight after work with a friend. "Dumb" movie or not...it looks like it'll be funny! And even great actors like Mr. Macy can make a silly comedy every now and then. I can't wait to see it. :)
Dream-Angel Dream-Angel 9 years
it looks dumb but it's getting pretty good user reviews on yahoo movies (and like D- from critics LOL)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
It breaks my heart that the wonderful William H. Macy is in this stupid looking movie. It makes me want to cry.
skinny-fat skinny-fat 9 years
WILD HOGS????????????????????? This is what America went to see this weekend? How pitiful. I saw Zodiac and enjoyed it very much. Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey were excellent, but Jake Jiggyhall just doesn't do it for me. ************************************************ "I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." Marilyn Monroe
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 9 years
I am going to go see Black Snake Moan on Wednesday.
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