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Feb 9th, 2012 04:16 PM
Zomboid But his tone implies that it didn't work, which it really, really did. Spider-Man frequently going maskless is a bit much, though. I'm not the least bit interested in that anyway, though.
Feb 9th, 2012 02:36 PM
kahljorn to be fair he did kind o flook like he rummaged around in garbage a lot.

smeared ketchup up the side of his face from desperately licking ketchup off of napkins and fast food restaurant trays. His suit is trashy enough already, but dudes so poor he can't even afford the matching hat with the top punched out.
Feb 9th, 2012 02:13 AM
Zomboid
Feb 8th, 2012 11:48 PM
Phoenix Gamma Dark Knight.

Feb 8th, 2012 07:31 PM
Tadao ICP
Feb 8th, 2012 05:56 PM
dextire I would also like to know what movie has hobo Joker.
Feb 8th, 2012 01:42 PM
Zomboid I don't get the Joker reference.
Feb 8th, 2012 11:47 AM
Phoenix Gamma So I had this idea...

We take Spider-man, and we replace Toby McGuire with a prettyboy with an Edward Cullen haircut. That whole "ordinary guy becoming Spiderman" thing is tots gay and we need a new face.

Oh, and while we're making Peter Parker look handsome, let's have him rarely wear the Spider-man mask. Like, give him the suit, but have him keep the mask off for 70% of the scenes where he's actually Spider-man.

Oh oh! And let's keep the comedy to a minimum. Spider-man isn't some wise-cracking smartmouth. He's an angsty kid. The best part of Spider-man 3 was the part where he was a fucking tool, after all.

Perfect! This is better than that time they turned the Joker into a hobo in a pimp suit!
Oct 11th, 2011 04:32 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost Wasn't that what the thing was though? A shapeshifter?
Oct 11th, 2011 04:20 PM
J. Tithonus Pednaud I guess a remake of a remake just was too much.

From what I hear though, the new Thing walks a very fine line between remake and prequel. The tested film waswas shit on so much by fans that the studio got scared and demanded rewrites as well as reshoots to change elements. This thing has been in post for a long time now.

I've also heard that the monster sequences did not test well and are vastly different in both tone and appearance from the Carpenter version - which leads one to question how it can be a prequel if it's so different.
Oct 11th, 2011 01:59 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost I might go see it. Its actually not a remake though. spoilers for this movie unless you've already seen the original:::::
Spoilers!
Oct 11th, 2011 01:42 PM
ThrashO I just love the original so much that I kind of want to see what they do with it.
Oct 10th, 2011 04:55 AM
kahljorn so i saw previews for the thing

is anybody gonna see it?

i dont want to but also really want to at the same time
Oct 9th, 2011 01:27 AM
MailCall You know it's gone too far when they remake a remake:
Sep 30th, 2011 11:23 AM
J. Tithonus Pednaud I dislike remakes, I think they are often just lazy. But they can be instant bank for a studio.

A ready made fan base, previous public awareness and a proven story/script are all reasons for a remake.

Sometimes, studios screw up when they forget about one of those elements.

The Fright Night remake failed because it was a cult film - not enough public awareness of the title - and the fans that exist are rabid fans of the original. The studio didn't understand this and didn't expect the fans to completely ignore the remake.

Had it been a reboot, with a nod to the original, it might have been a different story.

The Planet of the Apes remake was a financial success because it had name recognition, the fans of the original were open to an update and the story was a proven formula. It was a critical failure, but a financial success.

In fact, the POTA property and brand was strong enough to make the prequel a GIANT success despite the fact that it was technically a prequel to a shit remake.

I can see why studios do it. It's a low risk move. But it is a low blow move that I don't respect. I'd rather see some original stuff rather than recent rehashes. I'd say a film should to be at least 30 years old before it's remade unless it is a retelling and re-imagining of source material outside of a previous film.

But I guess by that logic I have to give the Spider-Man reboot a pass.
Sep 24th, 2011 01:00 PM
replicant Eww.... that is a horrible thought, Nick. Let's just hope they don't go there.
Sep 22nd, 2011 12:28 PM
k0k0 It's not really a remake, or a sequel for that matter since it doesn't involve the same characters, but they are planning on making a new scarface movie. Which sounds like it will be utterly shit.
Sep 1st, 2011 01:17 AM
Nick
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I heard Alex Winter was going to redo Rock n Roll High School and I am fairly upset about this, but as long as it never really happens that'll be ok.

It's older than 8 years, I know, but I just happened to remember it.
Rock 'n Roll Highschool isn't interesting without the Ramones.


Image if they redid it with Lady Gaga or Ke$ha.
Aug 27th, 2011 12:03 AM
Colonel Flagg
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I hear Kid Rock is going to be in it.
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Will someone please fucking murder him already? Please?
Bawitaba.
Aug 25th, 2011 04:39 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost
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Will someone please fucking murder him already? Please? Some lunatic or disgruntled fan angry about him breaking the laws of space and time by somehow getting WORSE with the whole country music thing? He doesn't have to suffer, but he needs to stop existing
I know the reply that I'm going to get but I wouldn't mind seeing kid rock in concert. If you don't listen to all the radio singles he has he is actually pretty talented and can play 18 different instruments.

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I heard Alex Winter was going to redo Rock n Roll High School and I am fairly upset about this, but as long as it never really happens that'll be ok.

It's older than 8 years, I know, but I just happened to remember it.
I wouldn't mind this either. I love Alex Winter.
Aug 25th, 2011 12:28 AM
Kitsa I heard Alex Winter was going to redo Rock n Roll High School and I am fairly upset about this, but as long as it never really happens that'll be ok.

It's older than 8 years, I know, but I just happened to remember it.
Aug 20th, 2011 09:39 PM
Grislygus
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I hear Kid Rock is going to be in it.
Will someone please fucking murder him already? Please? Some lunatic or disgruntled fan angry about him breaking the laws of space and time by somehow getting WORSE with the whole country music thing? He doesn't have to suffer, but he needs to stop existing
Aug 20th, 2011 11:41 AM
Supafly345 Okay you're right, but I definitely won't see it without a soundtrack by Bono and The Edge.
Aug 20th, 2011 11:24 AM
Tadao Yes you will.
Aug 20th, 2011 09:48 AM
Lastpatriot If the new Spider-Man doesn't have Bonesaw, I'm not watching it.
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