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Grumpy Cat, the movie, to premiere at Christmas

Last posted Jun 25, 2014 at 11:56AM EDT. Added Jun 12, 2014 at 06:59PM EDT
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It’s very, well, bad for a couple of reasons outside of trying to make widespread money on a meme:

  1. It’s an Internet meme. Unless it’s got major staying power (which is probably more like an Internet site or subculture or person), then it’s probably going to be long dead and unpopular even among people who caught on to it late. Grumpy Cat isn’t dead, but it isn’t nearly popular enough in any circle today to expect much success (or maybe they’re just aiming to turn a couple of bucks. If they didn’t spend much money on it, then it might be able to do that.)
  2. Even if it is a good movie on its own, people probably won’t go and see it because they just think it’s about the meme.

I still owe Blubber a response to his PM, which was, hypocritically enough, prompted by my initial PM prompting a response from him.

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:25AM EDT

Like Verbs said, making a movie about a meme is a bad idea. Movies have long production times even for the cheap ones, and memes usually have a maximum half-life of about a month, which was basically Grumpy Cat’s timespan of relative fame. If you want to make a YouTube video that takes a week or something to make about it, go for it. It’s relatively cheap amd you can still make it in time which is what most people do, but making a movie? Really? Also, even if you catch it while it’s still popular, your movie has a high chance of killing the meme with the “Family Guy Effect”.

Jun 13, 2014 at 03:46PM EDT
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A movie based on a meme. I think this movie will have the same destiny that “FRED:The Movie” had

Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54AM EDT
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FMA 155 wrote:

A movie based on a meme. I think this movie will have the same destiny that “FRED:The Movie” had

But with a CGI talking cat.

Jun 25, 2014 at 11:56AM EDT
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