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    Remake of the Day the Earth Stood Still

    No...No no no no no no no. Stupid...Keanu Reeves? Hollywood needs to leave some things alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    No...No no no no no no no. Stupid...Keanu Reeves? Hollywood needs to leave some things alone.
    I agree.....kindoff We REALLY like watching remakes of old films, its like a hobby! We have fun comparing the two films and asking each other what we like or dislike about the new one. Like "I am Legend", didnt like it at all but Ive seen the orig "Last Man on Earth" many times and I REALLY like, and the remake, "The Omega Man" and liked Omega Man a whole lot more! Its just fun.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    No...No no no no no no no. Stupid...Keanu Reeves? Hollywood needs to leave some things alone.
    There are no new ideas in hollywood.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    No...No no no no no no no. Stupid...Keanu Reeves?

    That part is pretty much true about all movies. Who told this guy he could act?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    No...No no no no no no no. Stupid...Keanu Reeves? Hollywood needs to leave some things alone.

    What, you can't imagine Keanu saying "Klaatuu ferada niktu"? That's how most of his lines sound anyway, even when he's speaking English.
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    Instead of remaking old films they should just play them backwards. Cool stuff happens. Jaws becomes a movie about a friendly shark that swims around throwing up people.
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    I actually liked I Am Legend better than Omega Man. I've never liked Charleton Heston's acting style. He forced the movie to be about him. Will Smith, oddly enough, sunk into the movie. But the Day the Earth Stood Still is not an action movie. It wasn't about special effects or showing how you could make things blowing up the coolest thing blowing up ever. It was a movie about human's ability to destroy themselves. Sure, compared with CG, there were some pretty cheesy parts, but hasn't ever taken from the core of the movie. Adding special effects and CG will only distract from that message, if that message is even still in the flick.

    I think everyone should watch the original, because it still has meaning. It still shows us that we have control over our own destiny. I'm afraid this new one will only be entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I actually liked I Am Legend better than Omega Man. I've never liked Charleton Heston's acting style. He forced the movie to be about him. Will Smith, oddly enough, sunk into the movie. But the Day the Earth Stood Still is not an action movie. It wasn't about special effects or showing how you could make things blowing up the coolest thing blowing up ever. It was a movie about human's ability to destroy themselves. Sure, compared with CG, there were some pretty cheesy parts, but hasn't ever taken from the core of the movie. Adding special effects and CG will only distract from that message, if that message is even still in the flick.

    I think everyone should watch the original, because it still has meaning. It still shows us that we have control over our own destiny. I'm afraid this new one will only be entertainment.
    So what did you think about "Last Man on Earth" with the late great Vincent Price?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058700/
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Haven't had the chance to see it. I've been wanting too...wait....just put it in my instant queue on netflix

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    There are no new ideas in hollywood.
    +1, just look at all the films Hollywood is ripping off wholesale from Asia (i.e. The Departed, all the j-horror, etc.) Hollywood pumps out garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
    +1, just look at all the films Hollywood is ripping off wholesale from Asia (i.e. The Departed, all the j-horror, etc.) Hollywood pumps out garbage.
    Hollywood also ruined a lot of great foreign TV shows, like The Office, Coupling, Iron Chef, etc. Now the latest disaster is trying to copy the great (or should I just say goofy) Japanese game shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    Hollywood also ruined a lot of great foreign TV shows, like The Office, Coupling, Iron Chef, etc. Now the latest disaster is trying to copy the great (or should I just say goofy) Japanese game shows.
    So true, only what I've heard is that they're not knocking off Japanese game shows, but what their perception of what a Japanese game show is.

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    They're treading on sacred ground, here... feh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    They're treading on sacred ground, here... feh!
    there is no sacred ground in hollywood
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    there is no sacred ground in hollywood
    Sure there is---that spot on the sidewalk where Lindsey Lohan puked. It's a shrine now. People are leaving that fake plastic vomit, and teddy bears and balloons of course.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    there is no sacred ground in hollywood
    I could give a **** what Hollywood thinks is sacred, this is all about me
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
    What, you can't imagine Keanu saying "Klaatuu ferada niktu"? That's how most of his lines sound anyway, even when he's speaking English.
    It was seeing him in "Much Ado About Nothing" that really surprised me. What was Branagh thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    There are no new ideas in hollywood.
    I heard today that the new X-Files opens tomorrow.
    That's one that should have been left in the planning room.
    Even Fonzie did not jump the shark like the X-Files
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    Nanu Nanu

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    It would be cool if the entire movie was 360 degree pans of frozen action (ala Matrix) with no dialog.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I have a new goal in life.

    Find the person who put the final stamp of approval on the remake of the movie in question, and punch them in the throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I have a new goal in life.

    Find the person who put the final stamp of approval on the remake of the movie in question, and punch them in the throat.
    punch them once for me, please.

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    Will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I actually liked I Am Legend better than Omega Man. I've never liked Charleton Heston's acting style. He forced the movie to be about him. Will Smith, oddly enough, sunk into the movie.
    I can buy that Heston focuses his movies too much around himself, but Will Smith is the last guy I'd pick as a counterpoint (although I haven't seen I am Legend)
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    I can buy that Heston focuses his movies too much around himself, but Will Smith is the last guy I'd pick as a counterpoint (although I haven't seen I am Legend)
    That's what I thought, but, oddly enough, it works.

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