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It's been clear for decades that Hollywood is almost completely out of ideas and nothing is sacred when mining the past for inspiration. Disney, not content with flogging Marvel's back catalogue until everyone's sick to death of it, has set about rebooting its animated classics in live-action (read: CGI) remakes (I mean, you …
But you know I saw this movie this year called last year called er, 'Basic Instinct'. Okay now. Bill's quick capsule review: Piece-of-Shit. Okay now. Yeah, yeah, end of story by the way. Don't get caught up in that fevered hype phoney fucking debate about that Piece-of-Shit movie. "Is it too sexist, and what about the movies, are they becoming too dddddddd." You're, you're just confused, you don't get, you've forgotten how to judge correctly. Take a deep breath huuh, look at it again. "Oh it's a Piece-of-Shit!" Exactly, that's all it is. Satan squatted, let out a loaf, they put a fucking title on it, put it on a marquee, Satan's shit, piece of shit, walk away. "But is it too, what about the lesbian connot.. ddddd." You're, you're getting really baffled here. Piece-of-Shit! Now walk away. That's all it is, it's nothing more! Free yourself folks, if you see it, Piece-of-Shit, say it and walk away. You're right! You're right! Not those fuckers who want to tell you how to think! You're fucking right! Sorry wrong meeting again. I keep getting my days mixed up. tomorrow, it's the meeting at the docks. Tonight it's comedy entertainment with young Bill. Horrible film. And then I come to find out after that film. that all the lesbian sex scenes, let me repeat that, all the lesbian sex scenes were cut out of that film, because the test audience was turned off by them. Ha. Boy, is my thumb not on the pulse of America.
Some are ok, some are appalling
The "new" ghostbusters was in the appalling category.
If you HAVE to do a reboot PLEASE
1. Do NOT repeat an existing film
2. Actually get a good script. Spend money, Take your time and get the script right. It is "easy" to make a good looking film with CGI BUT without a good story it is just a wast of money.
If you have a good story then this will shine through.
"If you have a good story then this will shine through."
Most of the listed proposed re-makes/re-boots are SF films. There's an enourmouse amount of decent SF books out there that have never made it to the big (or small) screen. Often because they were visually difficult or impossible to make previously. I mean, a quick scan through the Hugo or Nebula winners might be a good place to start.
Most of the listed proposed re-makes/re-boots are SF films. There's an enourmouse amount of decent SF books out there that have never made it to the big (or small) screen. Often because they were visually difficult or impossible to make previously.
Correct. Ready Player One made it to screen, Snow Crash might never. Ender's Game tried hard.
A Judge Dredd sequel? A re-remake of Total Recall [good this time]?
"but it's all too crude and/or violent."
And therefore, FUN (instead of 'saturday morning schlock for the widdle kiddies').
ESPECIALLY nauseating when the aforementioned SCHLOCK contains all of those 'parental lessons' embedded within them. [cartoons are supposed to be FUN, not an attempt at Disney doing parents' jobs for them].
/me fondly remembers Animaniacs, which I have the great fortune to have seen for the FIRST time as an adult [so I got all of the jokes].
"ESPECIALLY nauseating when the aforementioned SCHLOCK contains all of those 'parental lessons' embedded within them. [cartoons are supposed to be FUN, not an attempt at Disney doing parents' jobs for them]."
Inspector Gadget springs to mind. As a young'un I felt personally insulted by that programme. It's creators must have considered me especially dim, if they thought I wouldn't notice the plodding do-gooder messages sprinkled throughout it.
Live action Road Runner has already been done - The Villain from 1979.
Arnold Schwartzenegger as the Road Runner, Kirk Douglas as the Coyote, Ann-Margaret just because. Looks like a western, but has a lot of old Road Runner gags.
I'd suggest whomever they polled have never actually seen any of the more recent reboots.
I mean, name one that is anything other than 'better than expected', when 'expected' has become 'utterly godawful' lately.
Steven "it's OK though, the originals will still be enjoyable so don't stress too much" R
"They should make a new version of Star Wars Holiday Special - I want to see the funny shenanigans of Jar Jar and his family!"
I don't wanna see Jar Jars dad watching the equivalent of cross species porn, though.
(seriously that was one weird sequence in the Holiday Special...)
I think you're right.
I hate "sequels/remakes for the sake of it". That kills so many franchises for me.
Bladerunner, Total Recall, Ghostbusters, all kinds of things have been ruined by re-makes.
Very, very, very few movies series ever get the momentum going... I was honestly surprised that MiB3 was actually as good as it turned out (mainly cos I love the little time-guy character, and they cast the "young" K really well).
Even Aliens was killed by the "too many sequels" thing and they STILL keep banging on it and the Predator franchises.
Some things are just better left alone. Don't even get me started on "The" Italian Job...
"Bladerunner, Total Recall, Ghostbusters, all kinds of things have been ruined by re-makes."
Add 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. A perfect example of why NOT to do a remake.
Klaatu. Barada. Nikto [mumble mumble mumble]. Heh.
(I hear "they" wanna do a remake of THAT movie, too - the one where the protagonist says that shoutout phrase like a magic incantation, improperly, and comedy ensues - I have the DVD but for those who haven't seen it, let them google for it, heh)
They want to remake Army of Darkness?
I'm not sure how they can do that, given that it's basically a loose story tied around Bruce Campbells ability to do physical comedy, ham it up, and spit out false bravado like it was going out of fashion. The rest of the plot is fine, but is basically an excuse to do some neat practical effects.
(army of darkness is genuinely one of my all time favourite films, so I might be biased)
Ash Vs Evil Dead was cracking good fun.
The, I think, penultimate episode ending musical sting was very good.
Only three series, but all three were very good and worth a watch if you like comedy, gore (lots of gore) and some reasonably atmospheric horror elements - and of course, with Lucy Lawless and Brucey in there, more ham than a pork factory.
Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago were, it must be said, also well matched to the series too.
Better to go a bit early while good than to go on too long and get....well, look at the Simpsons.
For every great remake, there are a hundred reheated, rehashed and regurgitated movies and TV shows. I can think of only four remakes or reboots I enjoyed*. That's a remarkably bad return on all the time and effort and put into the productions.
* The only exceptions to this I can think of are movies based on Shakespeare**
** Other than anything having to do with Romeo and Juliet. I just want them to kick off and be done with it. I can't help it. They're so annoying!
YES, Galactica, where that main 'hunky man' was replaced by a woman?? thoughts please...
To be fair 'Face man' was a really crap actor....
Even his best effort (the episode that wrote out his character Robinson Crusoe style) was only a fair to middling effort.
As to 'hunky' - people are weird - 'Starbuck' in male or female form could never be considered a reliable love interest, a self absorbed car crash personality in both cases.
"This time, 'Marty' will be a woman"
This would, after all, empower Holly-weird SJW-types to forcibly cram "this is how it was in the 1950's which is why we do not return to it" exaggerated 'misogyny' (their definition of it). As entertainment. And indoctrination.
and when THAT kind of thing happens, their ticket sales reflect audience desire to NOT have politics crammed at them when they go to the movies to ESCAPE it...
There seem to be a lot of crapsack-world post-apocalytpic movies, too. Where's the _ENTERTAINMENT_ in THAT kind of "doom/gloom" everywhere? I thought people went to the movies to have FUN? ['feeding the WRONG wolf', to quote another movie that's QUITE a bit more positive, something that was NOT a remake, either - it sets the doom/gloomers up as either the BAD guys, or those who've given up, and the young millenial protagonist as AN OPTIMIST, despite everything]
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