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Molon Labe
10-26-2011, 01:21 PM
What in the heck makes people have to remake every friggin' good movie ever made. I will not be surprised to hear that someone will be trying to tap into the Star Wars Episode IV remake.

They're remaking Spiderman less than a decade after the original....Now they're remaking after the failed remake of Superman franchise.

And now this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/

Total Recall 2012. :rolleyes:

http://www.daemonsmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/total-recall-colin-farrell-movie-photo-01-550x365.jpg

Tipsycatlover
10-26-2011, 01:31 PM
There are no safe new ideas. And fewer yet that won't offend the liberals and still make money.

djones520
10-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Pretty sure this was all covered in here about a month ago. :p

Arroyo_Doble
10-26-2011, 01:34 PM
The original fucked up Philip K. Dick's story to begin with.


Oh, and no. Original ideas don't have a ready market for safe investment.

noonwitch
10-26-2011, 02:05 PM
The original fucked up Philip K. Dick's story to begin with.


Oh, and no. Original ideas don't have a ready market for safe investment.


I loved the original-it's not Oscar material, but it is fun.

My favorite line:

"Consider this a divorce".

Molon Labe
10-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Pretty sure this was all covered in here about a month ago. :p

didn't see that one.

You know they're remaking

Barbarella, The Black Hole, and Popeye too. :mad: :rolleyes:

Arroyo_Doble
10-26-2011, 02:34 PM
didn't see that one.

You know they're remaking

Barbarella, The Black Hole, and Popeye too. :mad: :rolleyes:

One of my favorite pieces of dialog in the movies.


The Tax Man: You just docked?
Popeye: I has.
The Tax Man: Ah ha, let's see here, that'll be 25 docking tax.
Popeye: What for?
The Tax Man: Where's your sea craft?
Popeye: It ain't no sea craft, it's me dinghy and it's under the wharf.
The Tax Man: Ah ha. ahh-ha. This your goods?
Popeye: They is.
The Tax Man: Yeah. You're new in town right?
Popeye: If you call this a town, yes.
The Tax Man: Well, first of all, there's 17 new-in-town tax, and there's 45 rowboat-under-the-wharf tax, and one dollar leaving-your-junk-lying-around-the-wharf tax, so all together, you owe the Commodore $1.87.
Popeye: Uh, who's this Commodore?
The Tax Man: Is that the nature of question? There's a nickel question tax.

Molon Labe
10-26-2011, 02:49 PM
One of my favorite pieces of dialog in the movies.


The Tax Man: You just docked?
Popeye: I has.
The Tax Man: Ah ha, let's see here, that'll be 25 docking tax.
Popeye: What for?
The Tax Man: Where's your sea craft?
Popeye: It ain't no sea craft, it's me dinghy and it's under the wharf.
The Tax Man: Ah ha. ahh-ha. This your goods?
Popeye: They is.
The Tax Man: Yeah. You're new in town right?
Popeye: If you call this a town, yes.
The Tax Man: Well, first of all, there's 17 new-in-town tax, and there's 45 rowboat-under-the-wharf tax, and one dollar leaving-your-junk-lying-around-the-wharf tax, so all together, you owe the Commodore $1.87.
Popeye: Uh, who's this Commodore?
The Tax Man: Is that the nature of question? There's a nickel question tax.

underrated classic movie. I think it flopped at the box office.

Articulate_Ape
10-26-2011, 03:57 PM
underrated classic movie. I think it flopped at the box office.

It did flop at the box office, because it's impossible to underrate that movie.

marv
10-26-2011, 05:55 PM
There are no safe new ideas. And fewer yet that won't offend the liberals and still make money.

Shakespeare learned that lesson early on. When there are only seven basic plots to work on, it comes down to things like acting, directing, setting, dialogue, etc., to make the difference. I've never seen a sequel that was better than the original. I never expect to see one.

A word about jazzing sequels and remakes up; from the thirties until CGI, artists and clamation experts would make figures/characters do reasonable things while looking fake. CGI comes along and makes figures/characters do very unreasonable things while looking real.

A good example of spoiling an original is The Thing, 1951 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121/) original, 1982 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/) remake, 2011 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/) remake.....

djones520
10-27-2011, 06:23 AM
Shakespeare learned that lesson early on. When there are only seven basic plots to work on, it comes down to things like acting, directing, setting, dialogue, etc., to make the difference. I've never seen a sequel that was better than the original. I never expect to see one.


You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.

RobJohnson
10-27-2011, 06:28 AM
I agree with djones, there have been a few good sequals over the years....often rare to find, but some are better then the first...

I thought for sure we would see Nightmare on Elmstreet part XXI come out this month!! :D

marv
10-27-2011, 07:13 AM
You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.

I've got the series. The difference with Star Wars is that all episodes were scripted out before number four first came out. In the episode release sequence of 4-5-6-1-2-3, CGI became more prominent as the technology progressed.

Molon Labe
10-27-2011, 07:31 AM
You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.

Yep. That's the crown jewel of Star Wars. One of the reasons why I think is because Lucas didn't direct it. :D

I think the Dark Knight was even better than the first Batman Begins

Some argue that Godfather II is superior to the first one, though I disagree.

djones520
10-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Yep. That's the crown jewel of Star Wars. One of the reasons why I think is because Lucas didn't direct it. :D

I think the Dark Knight was even better than the first Batman Begins

Some argue that Godfather II is superior to the first one, though I disagree.

I agree Dark Knight was better, but that's such a hard comparison. They were both stellar movies. I haven't seen the Godfather series, so couldn't comment on that one.

noonwitch
10-27-2011, 08:36 AM
People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.

djones520
10-27-2011, 09:28 AM
People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.

They weren't bad. The last couple movies have done a lot better work in trying to stick to the actual novel then the first ones did. I think a lot of that had to do with the age of the actors though.

Read the books sometime, their good stuff.

namvet
10-27-2011, 10:15 AM
http://content9.flixster.com/photo/10/96/17/10961711_gal.jpg

wonder if the remake ends like this :D

Zathras
10-27-2011, 10:44 AM
You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.

Or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

enslaved1
10-27-2011, 01:35 PM
People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/righteous_slave/Starwarsvharrypotter.jpg

:cool:

Molon Labe
10-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

forgot about that one. Still the best of the series.

Zathras
10-27-2011, 03:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/righteous_slave/Starwarsvharrypotter.jpg

:cool:

Holy crap...never thought of it that way.

enslaved1
10-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Holy crap...never thought of it that way.

Me either, I just lifted it off another forum. Haven't read any HP books, so I don't know if it's accurate, but it sure is funny and fits the topic well.:D

Hawkgirl
10-27-2011, 06:58 PM
So who is going to play the next Terminator? Leonardo diCaprio? He's looking buff, if anyone who saw Blood Diamond knows.

Articulate_Ape
10-27-2011, 07:01 PM
http://content9.flixster.com/photo/10/96/17/10961711_gal.jpg

wonder if the remake ends like this :D


No, but that will be what people's faces look like as they leave the theater. :D