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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 02-21-2008 00:56 »

After fixing a typo later--I must've done a whole bunch of searches for a thread like this and I couldn't find one exactly what I wanted to bring up and that's the fact that Hollywood is banking on bringing back stuff from our past rather than work on original stuff.
Look at the films: Tranformers, TMNT, Rambo, Rocky Balboa, Live Free or Die Hard, King Kong, and more horror movies are remakes of old films. Basically most of these films are remakes, sequels or adaptions of popular 80's cartoons.

They are making the Indy 4 and there's talk in Ghostbusters 3, GI Joe the Movie, Thundercats the movie, Smurfs in CGI and others.

TV has remakes/adaptions of popular franchises. Terminator, Bionic Woman and now Knight Rider,

Why is that? Is it just for money? Or is because that people where work on these films and TV were childs back in the days of watching this classic stuff. I think it's a little bit of both, and that the world is so frightening now that Hollywood is using our past memories to remind us of simplier times.

I personally like trend to a certain degree. There's talk of remaking 1980's films like Friday the 13, Nightmare on Elm Street and Back to the Future. I personally think these films shouldn't be remade, esp BTTF.

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« Reply #1 on: 02-21-2008 02:29 »

IMO, it's all about the dollars; studios want to make them, but they don't want to spend them.  There's only so many new projects that can succeed; many fail.  Since today's studios are not run by creative types (like in the past), but are more likely to be run by accountants & bean counters, the suits at the studios would rather spend money on remakes of old series & films (which have built in audiences & will bring in viewers/moviegoers who saw the original) than risk money on a concept that might not make lots of money.  Either that, or they'll spend minimal amounts of $ on mind numbing low cost dreck; hence "reality" TV, which is not what you'd call creative, but makes money because it costs next to nothing to produce. 

Back in the 20's through the 60's, the studios were a lot more creative than today & took chances.  Nowadays, they'd rather produce old stuff rewritten for today's "edgier" audiences, because it will give them a "guaranteed rate of return on their investment". 
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« Reply #2 on: 02-21-2008 06:30 »

I don't see much need for remaking '80s films or TV series unless it is done in a very different way to the original like the new Battlestar Galactica.
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« Reply #3 on: 02-21-2008 10:14 »

A remake of BTTF would be one of the worst ideas in history. Up there with Star Trek XI and The Dukes of Hazzard.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-06-2008 22:50 »

The Rock is set to star in the Disney remake of Escape from Witch Mountain.  I loved that old movie and its sequel.  Disney likes whoring itself.

They remade The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Herbie all with Lohan.  The Freak Friday remake sucked compared to its original.  The original's ending was much better and climatic than the remake.
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« Reply #5 on: 03-18-2008 18:06 »

I just found out that He-Man is turning into a movie.  I remember that awful movie from the 80's.  I hear this time around, it's going to be like 300.
 http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965714.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Thundercats is comin in 2010 and GI Joe is coming in 2011. 
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« Reply #6 on: 03-18-2008 21:10 »

If they touch Back to the Future then I start cracking some heads.
any1else

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« Reply #7 on: 03-19-2008 05:20 »

Yeah. What the feck? Back to the Future doesn't need re-making. Nightmare on Elm Street on the other hand..that film makes me laugh. But it'd probably still have the same effect with new-age "special" effects as well, like Freddy Vs Jason and..any other movie like that. Harr, imagine, people remaking things like Saw in 30 years time..
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« Reply #8 on: 03-19-2008 12:12 »

they should make a sequel to the Goonies
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2008 12:26 »
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It's finally happened.  Hollywood is remaking 80's films.  I just saw a trailer for PROM NIGHT.  It's a remake of the classic horror movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis.  The thing that sucks is that this remake is PG-13.  Slasher movies are supposed to be R rated not PG-13.  PG-13 movies suck.  I plan to buy it on DVD if an unrated edition is made.  Another classic slasher movie is being remade My Bloody Valentine is set for 2009

New Line Cinema wants to remake Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm, I just hope they don't rate them as PG-13.
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« Reply #10 on: 03-19-2008 19:26 »

Now they'll be remaking 80s films too? And I thought it was bad enough that they screwed with what flew back then so well. They wonder why it gets low ratings and such. It's because they can't do it right twice. Why do they even need to remake BTTF? I'm sure it'll get some bad rap from the fans and critics... When will Hollywood learn... Oops, I forgot, they don't learn. They're Hollywood.  roll eyes
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« Reply #11 on: 03-19-2008 21:39 »

 
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Yeah. What the feck? Back to the Future doesn't need re-making.

I'm not saying it does. Quite the opposite in fact. I was threatening to go agro on anybody who tries to screw with it.

Hehe. Noticed how I worked agro in there? 50 80s points for me.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-19-2008 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I just found out that He-Man is turning into a movie.  I remember that awful movie from the 80's.

*slaps fryfanSpyOrama upside his head*

Masters Of The Universe was fantastic in its own right and was hands down one of my fav movies in the 90's up until I last saw it in 2002. I would love to get my hands on a copy, but alas that video store has been closed.  cry
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« Reply #13 on: 03-20-2008 00:34 »

They're remaking Rosemary's Baby, too.

Heads will roll.
any1else

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« Reply #14 on: 03-20-2008 05:18 »

 
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 I'm not saying it does. Quite the opposite in fact.
I know. That's why I was agreeing with my 'yeah'.  tongue

I don't understand re-makes. Sure, if the story changes fair enough. Red Riding Hood used to be about menstruation, so a bit of variation doesn't hurt. But when it's the exact same thing with a shiny coat of varnish..well you can get that with digitally enhanced dvds and such. No need to re-enact the whole thing.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-20-2008 21:21 »

Sorry I didn't notice the "Yeah". Yesterday was a long day.
any1else

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« Reply #16 on: 03-20-2008 21:39 »

I hate those days. They're never around when you're enjoying yourself. Bastards.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-17-2008 17:29 »
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Yeah. What the feck? Back to the Future doesn't need re-making. Nightmare on Elm Street on the other hand..that film makes me laugh. But it'd probably still have the same effect with new-age "special" effects as well, like Freddy Vs Jason and..any other movie like that. Harr, imagine, people remaking things like Saw in 30 years time..

Michel Gondry has remade BTTF...sort of.
 http://www.slashfilm.com/article.php/20060920gondry-back-to-the-future
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« Reply #18 on: 04-23-2008 21:18 »

I kind of hate this whole trend of remaking/bringing back 80's stuff. Some of those movies are awersome and don't need to be remade. Some of them suck noodles and should not be remade.
One thing I do kind of like is that there is merchandise available today that wasn't around when I was a kid. But I do get  sad when I see punk kids wearing cool t-shirts (like transformers, gi joe, my little pony, disney afternoon stuff, smurfs) 9 times out of 10 they know nothing about the show but just bought the shirt cause it was at hot topic.
Ben

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« Reply #19 on: 04-23-2008 22:32 »

Their Ramones and Nirvana shirts must have been in the wash.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #20 on: 05-13-2008 17:19 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2008 17:19 »

I just learned of two remakes.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li- The actress who plays Lana Lang on Smallville will be playing Chun Li.  Michael Clarke Duncan will be playing Balrog and thank goodness Jean-Claude Van Damme turned down in playing Guile.

Child's Play is getting remade in 2009.  Once again another classic slasher movie gets an update.  http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=1666


One good thing is that Brad Dourif is expected to play the voice of Chucky again.  To be honest, I would rather see a remake than another Chucky sequel.  Seed of Chucky wasn't that good.  It will be interesting to see them try and reboot the franchise.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #21 on: 08-04-2008 00:24 »

CW is airing 90210 this fall.  Is this a remake or a sequel?  They've even remade the theme song.
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« Reply #22 on: 08-04-2008 06:37 »

Sorry, but what does CW stand for?

All I can think of right now is Citizen Wane but I'm pretty sure that's not what you mean.   wink

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« Reply #23 on: 08-04-2008 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2008 13:41 »

It's a TV Network   smile

But I think it stands for Crappy Washed Up Television No one Cares About...all it has on it is Gossip Girl   roll eyes

And that's only good because of Blake Lively

And its a remake fryfanspyo-rama. Everyone whos anyone knows about it
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« Reply #24 on: 08-05-2008 12:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2008 12:19 »

But wouldn't that make it the CWUTNOCA?
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« Reply #25 on: 08-05-2008 13:28 »

The CW Network is a TV network that resulted from a merger of UPN and the WB. It stands for "CBS and Warner Brothers".

It is not to be confused with "continuous wave", which is an unrelated form of radio transmission and another name for Morse code.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-05-2008 14:45 »
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Gosh Flip It Xanfor, STOP IT! You walking wikipedia!!
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« Reply #27 on: 08-05-2008 15:50 »

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« Reply #28 on: 08-05-2008 22:28 »

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« Reply #29 on: 08-06-2008 23:41 »

 
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It's a TV Network    smile

And its a remake fryfanspyo-rama. Everyone whos anyone knows about it


I read on an outline article of this series will feature some cast members of the original 90201, playing the same characters only much older to cameo on the new cast.
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« Reply #30 on: 09-11-2008 23:47 »

Bump!

I'm trying to figuire out a name of a cartoon I watched on Fox Kids back in the mid to late nineties. It was based on some sort of secret agency at wars with aliens. I can't remember the damn title but I was messing with X-Com and the damn thing came to mind. Anyone here remember the cartoons name?
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« Reply #31 on: 09-12-2008 09:16 »

Was it Bureau of Alien Detectors?
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« Reply #32 on: 09-12-2008 09:24 »

THEY'RE MAKING A REBOOT MOVIE!!! SQUEEEEEE!
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« Reply #33 on: 09-14-2008 14:11 »

Possibly David A. I can't find anything about it on YouTube. If it involved Banshees and other paranormal crap I think that was something else.

It was a pretty graphic balls to the wall sort of cartoon where people died. Not even Batman had that.

Also, Donkey Kong Country hasn't aged a bit smile.
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« Reply #34 on: 09-14-2008 19:14 »
« Last Edit on: 09-14-2008 19:22 »

Some remakes actually turn out be quite good, including the 'reboots' (Batman, Bond, hopefully Star Trek XI), but some films should not be redone...Red Dawn for example. I do hope that it's a joke that they plan to do a remake of it.
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« Reply #35 on: 09-15-2008 23:00 »

Daaayum David A, it IS it. BAD eh? Wonder why such a cheesy assed thing slipped my mind.

*watches*
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« Reply #36 on: 09-20-2008 00:37 »

If there's a Reboot movie coming, could that be a sign of an upcoming Sonic movie based on the cartoon that was shown on ABC?   
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #37 on: 09-20-2008 05:54 »

Nickelodeon has a new show, My Family's Got GUTS.  It crosses over two of my favorite game shows back in the day, Family Double Dare and Nickelodeon Guts.  After watching one episode, it doesn't look as good as some of the game shows NICK used to do.

NICK sucks like Disney Channel sucks now with crappy shows.  I haven't watched/followed a show on Nick since they cancelled Danny Phantom.  Disney Channel had Kim Possible, which was awesome, but now their shows suck.  Hannah Montana, Suit Life, Cory in the House, all are piles of crap.

KurtPikachu2001- I would love to see a Sonic movie as well.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-20-2008 21:06 »

If there is a Sonic movie, Michael Chiklis as Robotnik! 
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« Reply #39 on: 09-20-2008 21:32 »

Didn't most of the sonic cartoons suck?  I liked the original plot... which wasn't very complicated.  Also... Disney channel pretty much always sucked... every once in awhile they had something that was ok to watch... and Nickelodeon has sucked for a long time.... even before Danny Phantom really.  Cartoon Network pretty much sucks now too.... 'cept for their Adult Swim lineup, which is doing rather well I believe.
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