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Movie "Bullet Train" climbs to #1

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Movie "Bullet Train" climbs to #1
Posted by Convicted One on Monday, August 15, 2022 3:43 PM

In just it's second weekend after release, the Brad Pitt thriller climbed to   the top rung in revenues.

Could this mean that the American public is developing interest in funding a North American HSR passenger network?  Hmm

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2289107972/?ref_=bo_hm_hp

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:12 AM

If you built HSR so it had R-rated amenities and the equivalent of 'dinner theatre' with multiple assassins, or ninjas, or some other form of politically-correct vicarious stimulation... maybe.

Problem is that at our transcontinental distances, even with maglev trains the 'entertainment' might start to flag, or even induce a kind of Stockholm syndrome.  The amount of this actually generating chronic repeat riders for (even more very expensive) true HSR would seem to me to be limited.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:56 AM

Overmod's ideas sounds like 'Murder on the Orient Express' + 'Supertrain' + 'Blade Runner'.

This one's an assassin fight movie starring Brad Pitt that just happens to take place on a train.  The could have set it on a cruise ship or large jetliner and it would still be doing just as well. 

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:18 PM

What sort of train does the movie have? Does it look like an Acela?

Still in training.


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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:59 PM

It's supposed to be the actual Japanese bullet train, with filming in Japan, and based on a Japanese book.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:38 PM

Haven't heard of the movie until reading this thread.

Jeff

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