Looks like a whole bunch of re-boots are in the works

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  1. Phil A

    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Are we now officially in the Dark Ages of Film, the middle, towards the end?
     
  3. Phil A

    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I don't know but it seems with all the CGI and other things that go into films, they take a heck of a lot longer to get done and out to the theater. I saw the remake of 'Total Recall' and really didn't care for it. It's hard when the original is such a classic one is used to (and has higher IMDB ratings). I felt the same about the remake of 'Planet of the Apes' as well.
     
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    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    ( in my Stewie Griffin voice) I saw Weird Science in the list, and now I have the best of Oingo Boingo playing in my head.

    Last month I purchased a couple of John Hughes films from the 80s and to see one of them being remade just makes me sad.

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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Some of these movies are more apt now then they were when they were originally made (Videodrome, War Games) but why not make a new movie dealing with these subjects today and call it whatever instead of making it a formal remake with the same title?
     
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    More expensive and risky to market.
     
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    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Wasn't "Eagle Eye" starring Shai Lebeouf based off of "War Games"?
     
  8. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    A lot of that list reads like a future turkey farm. Some have possibilities, some just should not be done - don't fuck with a classic -, most are 'you gotta be kidding me' why are they wasting the money, or not another one?
     
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    Not that I recall. Completely different plots. Eagle eye was just "government can literally spy on everyone down to the micro level, with satellites." IIRC
     
  10. Pete Mazz

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    I still cringe thinking about "The day the earth stood still" and "War of the worlds" remakes. Especially that they're 2 of the greatest Hollywood actors.... :confused:
     
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    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    Agreed. I remember someone posted the words "Klaatu barada stinko" about the first one you mentioned.
     

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