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Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Mike, Aug 1, 2018.

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Remakes?

  1. Yes! Let's keep making the same 20 movies FOREVER!

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  2. NO! God No! Make it stop!

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  1. Mike

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    Fucking suck sooooooooo bad. Does anyone else wish they would just stop retroactively ruining our favorite franchises?

    Robocop: Terrible
    Alien: Incredibly Terrible
    Blade Runner: Ok I guess but why tho?
    Terminator: God no, please just stop. No Mas
    Godzilla: Meh
    Star Wars: Ok to terrible in record time
    Predator: Pretty bad, the best one was the one with Eric Foreman in it
    The Thing: An insult to the original in every way
    Halloween: Who thought they should let Rob Fucking Zombie direct movies?!?!?
    NOES: Bland and forgettable. I bet you forgot they made this.
    Independence Day: I mean really though? Really?
    Jurassic Park: You managed to make dinosaurs boring. W O W


    Is anyone actually enjoying these? Anyone else wish they'd just try a new fucking idea every once in a while? That was the cool thing about the 80's, they weren't afraid to actually try new fucking ideas.
     
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    Phr3121 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Robocop, Alien, and Star Wars had awesome sequels/prequels. Some better than others. The rest on your list I agree, they sucked. You left out 'Jaws' and 'Rocky', both had terrible sequels.
     
  3. Mike

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    For Robocop I meant the reboot in 2013 or 2014. Alien had Aliens which is incredible. The other sequels are pretty bad though. I did not enjoy the star wars prequels.

    Not Really a Jaws guy. I do enjoy Rocky 1, 2, and 4.
     
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    Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    When it comes to remakes it’s really more misses than hits. For sequels and prequels it depends. If it’s part of a trilogy like the Matrix, or longer stories like Star wars then of course it is required to have the whole story.

    My issue is more with a standalone movie which is a complete story on its own, and because the movie does well they make part 2 and 3 just to milk it. Sometimes they get it right, but other times they should leave well enough alone.
     
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    Awesome remakes:

    Dredd
    3:10 to Yuma
    True Grit
    The Bourne Identity
    True Lies
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Let me In
     
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    Blade Runner is a pretty amazing movie. Visually stunning with a very solid script.

    I expect no less from Denis Villeneuve
     
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    The Total Recall remake had its moments, but was shitty overall, IMO
     
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    John Carpenter’s The Thing was a remake of The Thing From Another World.
     
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    RollSonnenRoll 2018 PWD Poster of The Year

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    Excellent horror remakes
     
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    What is NOES?
     
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    RollSonnenRoll 2018 PWD Poster of The Year

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    Nightmare on Elm Street

    And yes, it was terrible
     
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    Oh yeah, and they didn't use Robert England even though he was alive and available
     
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    Loved Blade Runner 2049, it felt that they actually put some love and thought into it so it wasn't a straight, uninspired cash grab like most sequels/reboots/remakes.
     
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    I used to hate the incessant remake craze, but I'd gladly take it any day over this ridiculous SJW PC craze we're currently experiencing.
     
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    TCM Is awesome
     
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    I'll give you Hills but holy shit no to the other two. The saving grace for Chainsaw was Ms Biel in them jeans...ok but the Friday remake was definitely turrible.
     
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    Point break - useless
     
  18. Phr3121

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    Blade Runner 2049 sucked in my opinion. The movie ends where it started, nothing changed. Wallace, the bad guy, is alive and knows how to find Stelline, the good girl. Bad guy lives to kill the hero on another day. I'm like, that's it?
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Jaws 2 was pretty good.

    Rocky series is legendary. Even 5 isn't that bad.

    But the common trait of the series listed in the OP is that they have mostly had shitty sequels / prequels / remakes / reboots in the last 5 years or so.
     
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    What the hell are you smoking?
     
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