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11-17-2008, 09:11 PM
So, as some of us may know, that oh so great movie is being remade. It's even having a midnight showing at the theater that I work at and all the customers are excited. But I do have to say I'm not.
I just finished watching the trailers and might I say, I have not seen such a load of BULLSHIT since Batman! Hollywood is getting worse daily!
I don't know of how many of you have seen the original movie, but that trailer made this "remake" seem like an absolute insult to the original movie. It didn't look in the slightest bit like The Day the Earth Stood Still, it looked more like something similar to Stranger in a Strange land and War of the World with a but load of bullshit added in.
So if you haven't seen the original movie, do yourself a favor and see a rather good movie, if you haven't seen the trailer, prepare to be amazed by BULLSHIT!
11-18-2008, 03:19 PM
I haven't seen the original movie, so I may go and watch this, it looks OK but I'll reserve judgement until I've watched the movie. Obviously because I haven't watched the original I won't have anything to compare it to, so it may seem better to me than it would to you...
12-22-2008, 12:11 PM
Well, we watched it (had nothing better to do lol) and it wasn't that bad. I haven't seen the original so I don't know the differences. Either way, the movie was ok. Not amazing or anything, but interesting at least. xD
12-22-2008, 02:54 PM
In the original, Klaatu comes to earth to warn the leaders of our planet about the dangers of nuclear proliferation. It was made in the 50's when tensions were building between the US and the former USSR and the nuclear arms race was beginning. So it had a contemporary message within it and was a sci-fi classic. In the remake, Kaeanu Reeves comes to destroy humans because of global warming!
Also for the Batman reference, the new ones while not cannon to the older ones, are supremely awesome kthanx. :monster:
12-22-2008, 06:07 PM
it looks like its gonna be good. ill go see it eventually :) not seen the original but the other half has and he thought it was good but also wants to see this 1, we both like keanu reeves so its a plus :D
12-22-2008, 08:01 PM
Your other half is probably gonna be disappointed. The only saving grace for the film are the visuals. The storyline is bland and once again my friend won the bet on whether or not Kaeanu Reeves can act his way out of a paper bag.
12-23-2008, 01:29 PM
Whats this about the Batman movies? You sure as hell better only be talking about Forever and Batman and Robin, and at a stretch, Returns!
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12-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Batman returns was decent in comparison to the two sequels after it, the main mistakes that were made with Batman forever was replacing Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent and making it into a kiddie movie. I think Jim Carey would have made an excellent Riddler if Tim Burton had been allowed to make the movie he wanted.
12-24-2008, 11:53 AM
As soon as Tim's Gotham went it all went lol. Thank the lord for the Nolan brothers.
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12-24-2008, 12:54 PM
indeed. Although I think we might be in for a slight disappointment in the villian department for the next Batman film. After Ledger's portrayal of the Joker you can only go down hill.
12-24-2008, 02:15 PM
indeed. Although I think we might be in for a slight disappointment in the villian department for the next Batman film. After Ledger's portrayal of the Joker you can only go down hill.Feel the exact same way, but then again look how well they done with Ra's and Scarecrow. Although I actually wouldn't mind if they just left it at the Dark Knight which they most likely won't do seeing as they left a good set up at the end.
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12-24-2008, 07:00 PM
I think Jim Carey would have made an excellent Riddler if Tim Burton had been allowed to make the movie he wanted.
Umm Tim Burton only produced Batman Forever and was Directed by Schumacher (whom we know killed the whole series). Where as Returns and Batman was produced and directed by Burton. You did however raise a great point, just making sure you knew.
As for the actual film in topic, I heard its a load of bollocks and so I will just not bother with the film.
Back to Batman since I read more of the thread. lol. I think it will be very hard to make an equivalent or better Batman than Dark Knight because the next one, we will sit there comparing it straight away to the Dark Knight however as long as it stays in the same context and continues the story well I shall stay impressed, despite the Joker being forced out for obvious reasons. It actually makes me feel comfortable with the future movies knowing that Robin will never make any of the films. :)
I love that everytime Tim makes a movie, batman gets mentioned. haha.
07-08-2009, 05:47 PM
I saw that movie with Alex.
07-08-2009, 06:03 PM
It is ok, I like the idea behind oh shit we need to save the planet so lets stop f**king it backwards but other than that it is just a bore fest
07-08-2009, 06:10 PM
The original made more sense.
The original was about the world being invested with war and the alien threatens to destroy the planet until he realizes that people can love. Love and hate work good together.
The remake was about the world being invested with trash and the alien threatens to destroy the planet until he realizes that people can love. Love and trash don't work so well.
Basically they turned what could of been a good movie into another bad movie about Global Warming and recycling.
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