Gangnam Style isn't popular in the US because people think it's a good song -- it's popular in the US because the video is funny. I'm not saying that the song isn't good - it is in its own way, but that's not the reason for its popularity stateside.
This could be great for BoA... if shtick was her game, but it's not. I imagine BoA would want a serious career in the US -- not one that would fizzle once the next viral video comes along 10 minutes from now.
In the last few pages, I haven't seen anyone bashing BoA or saying that their expectations of what BoA is capable of haven't been met. No one is saying that BoA needs to do more or isn't doing enough.
I have, however, seen people talking negatively about AVEX, the company that isn't doing a whole lot of promoting and seems to slap whatever they can together without a whole lot of thought behind it. People aren't upset with, or mad at, BoA -- they're frustrated because they want to see her company care about her as much as we do. To say that people here are acting like "antis" toward BoA or that we're treating BoA is way off the mark to a highly unfair degree. You are over-reacting - Not one person here has bashed BoA, but rather has expressed concern for her while expressing frustration for the company that represents her: AVEX.
Cz I've a view... Thinking at first then do something... Not do something then thinking... I've to manage my money well since I live separately w/ my parents... If I can get it easier by DL-ing,, why not??? And I don't think that all of 4shared files aren't illegal... We also have said that bigger fan ≠ richer fan...
Actually, uploading an entire album to anyplace (4shared included) is illegal. Piracy is, in large part, why a lot of companies are losing money.
I mean, cool if you want to download it and buy it later, but to just download it outright is kinda uncool. It has nothing to do with the "Richer fan =/= bigger fan" argument as you're choosing not to show BoA the support -- the more people pirate her album, the lower her numbers are for that album and it makes her company look like they shouldn't waste their time and money on promoting her since interest seems to be on the decline.
But that's another topic entirely. Sorry.
I would love an album of unreleased songs. I don't think anyone would object to that at all.
To me, there's a huge difference between a live performance and some 150 dollar trinket that will undoubtedly get ignored as time goes by. To compare the two, honestly, is like apples and oranges.
With a performance, you pay for the whole experience: watching, listening to your favorite artist perform with all their heart, while you take in the whole moment. It's pretty spectacular.
With pins or something else that just sits on your shelf collecting dust, what do you have to gain other than being able to have it on display? Sure, it's gratifying for a few minutes, but at least with a performance, you get wonderful memories and/or pictures out of the deal.
Also, to say that the biggest fan spends the most money is absurd. Not everyone is lucky enough to be rich, and even if that is the case, some people know that spending their money on, say, rent, food or transportation may be more important than some trinkets that could be acquired later on. There are other ways to support an artist than to buy every single bit of merchandise available for purchase.
I wouldn't say that mostly dance movies have soundtracks. Scores and are created [either from scratch or with pre-existing songs, or a mix of both] for nearly any movie. Here are some examples from different genres: Inception, Pleasantville, The Hangover, etc.
And maybe I'm just weird, but I'll totally obtain a movie's soundtrack if I like it enough.
Haha. Not to sound racist but I knew.. just knew they were gonna pick a white guy for the lead.
Personally, I think it's awesome that the main romance is an interracial relationship. I may be wrong, but I feel that you almost NEVER see that in Hollywood. The only other movies I can think of are.. Save the Last Dance and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
Because there is already a "Step Up 3D" that was recently release last year. Didn't last very long in theaters.
Actually, it was in theatres for 4 months in the US [August 6th - November 10th].
It received mixed to positive reviews [Rottentomatoes: 48% from amateur critics, 67% from "Top Critics"] and though it was the least grossing "Step Up" film, it made 15 million dollars in its opening weekend [Starting at 2nd and ending at 3rd behind Inception and The Other Guys], and went on to gross over 42 million dollars in the US Alone -- and over 159 million dollars worldwide [source].
Ah,, who's American BoA's fan here???
I'm one. Though I don't think sales will be about BoA's name being attached - It will be about the fact that it's another dance movie for people to mindlessly enjoy. Note that I don't mean "mindlessly" in a bad way - Some movies just exist purely for entertainment's sake and not to make you think. I hope that makes sense.