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post #181 of 264
Saw Looper tonight, also with lens flare but a much more interesting twist in time travel.
post #182 of 264
I don't understand why there is such a long thread on such an awful movie. It had a better cast than the original but was not interesting for even one frame.

Looper was at least OK.

We need Spielberg to remake Forbidden Planet.
post #183 of 264
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I don't understand why there is such a long thread on such an awful movie.

and you're a member here?

Just kidding, I think it's has something to do with the scent of poop attracting until you get close.
i could only take the research so far wink.gif
post #184 of 264
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We need Spielberg to remake Forbidden Planet.
Hmmm...I might spring for a ticket to see that.wink.gif
post #185 of 264
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Originally Posted by inky blacks View Post

We need Spielberg to remake Forbidden Planet.
Why should a great movie be remade? There isn't much to gain and there is a high risk of ruining it.
Now if something like Plan 9 From Outer Space (so bad that not many know about it) gets remade...
post #186 of 264
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We need Spielberg to remake Forbidden Planet.


wink.gifwink.gifwink.gif
post #187 of 264
I have always been afraid this video of me would go viral (damn ex-wife mad.gif)....
post #188 of 264
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I have always been afraid this video of me would go viral (damn ex-wife mad.gif)....

lol - well the scene sums up my thoughts rather well regarding a Forbidden Planet remake wink.gif ...and yet it IS happening.
post #189 of 264
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lol - well the scene sums up my thoughts rather well regarding a Forbidden Planet remake wink.gif ...and yet it IS happening.
Huh???
IT IS?!?eek.gif



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I just found this at Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Planet#Remake
post #190 of 264
Just watched this, it was low on my priority list but I actually enjoyed it. Not anything worth owning but good mercy sweet sweet Kate... eek.gif It might be time for her to dethrone Marisa Tomei from the top of my pick 3 list! I was kinda bummed when I found out there was no Mars or aliens as I enjoyed that in the original but was also glad they didn't just make a copy. At least they still tried to change a few things to make it somewhat separate. All in all it was worth a rent and entertaining but Kate was mmmm, ok, you get the point. biggrin.gif
post #191 of 264
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Just watched this, it was low on my priority list but I actually enjoyed it. Not anything worth owning but good mercy sweet sweet Kate... eek.gif It might be time for her to dethrone Marisa Tomei from the top of my pick 3 list! I was kinda bummed when I found out there was no Mars or aliens as I enjoyed that in the original but was also glad they didn't just make a copy. At least they still tried to change a few things to make it somewhat separate. All in all it was worth a rent and entertaining but Kate was mmmm, ok, you get the point. biggrin.gif

What aliens in the original?
post #192 of 264
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What aliens in the original?
Mutants, aliens, whatever. "Where did this reactor come from?" "Aliens build it" wink.gif
post #193 of 264
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What aliens in the original?
Mutants, aliens, whatever. "Where did this reactor come from?" "Aliens build it" wink.gif

True the aliens built the reactor, but all you see are mutants, the aliens are long gone. Original still lacked...cheesy production and too much Ahnold.
post #194 of 264
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What aliens in the original?
http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/zorg-industries/media/screencap.jpg.html
post #195 of 264
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True the aliens built the reactor, but all you see are mutants, the aliens are long gone. Original still lacked...cheesy production and too much Ahnold.
The original was far from perfect but it was "original" so there wasn't a shoe to fill. Also it made up for some of the shortcomings with what was at the time a healthy serving of gore biggrin.gif I mean, "see you at the party Richter" just doesn't work without also tossing some shredded arm stumps.

Aside from her looks and charm I enjoyed Kat's character more than Stone as well but it did kinds feel like an iRobot spin-off at the same time.
post #196 of 264
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Just watched this, it was low on my priority list but I actually enjoyed it. Not anything worth owning but good mercy sweet sweet Kate... eek.gif It might be time for her to dethrone Marisa Tomei from the top of my pick 3 list! I was kinda bummed when I found out there was no Mars or aliens as I enjoyed that in the original but was also glad they didn't just make a copy. At least they still tried to change a few things to make it somewhat separate. All in all it was worth a rent and entertaining but Kate was mmmm, ok, you get the point. biggrin.gif

At the very least it is a passing of the torch for old style and new style sci-fi action movies.
post #197 of 264
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At the very least it is a passing of the torch for old style and new style sci-fi action movies.
So you all are fine with the credibility of traveling through earth core compared to traveling to Mars?
post #198 of 264
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So you all are fine with the credibility of traveling through earth core compared to traveling to Mars?

They already did in The Core a few years ago. So we know it's possible. wink.gif
post #199 of 264
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So you all are fine with the credibility of traveling through earth core compared to traveling to Mars?

They already did in The Core a few years ago. So we know it's possible. wink.gif

Let alone all the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" films.... wink.gif
post #200 of 264
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They already did in The Core a few years ago. So we know it's possible. wink.gif
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Let alone all the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" films.... wink.gif
Hmmm, lets see...

Team earth core:
The Core
Journey to the Center of the Earth
At the Earth's Core

vs.

Team travel to Mars:
Viking 1
Viking 2
Mars Pathfinder
MER-A Spirit
MER-B Opportunity
Phoenix
MSL Curiosity
Those are successful landers. There are many more successful obiters and flybys.

I know which team I'm betting on. tongue.gif
post #201 of 264
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So you all are fine with the credibility of traveling through earth core compared to traveling to Mars?
I meant more in terms of the lead action hero and effects of the 80's versus now. Old TR is superior but New TR is what we get today.
post #202 of 264
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I meant more in terms of the lead action hero and effects of the 80's versus now. Old TR is superior but New TR is what we get today.

I still remember coming out of the theater in 1990 after seeing the original and raving at the action and special effects. But it was the combination of this, the Verhoeven edge it had, and so many winning lines that made the package. Arnold was at the top of his star power and, for the time, the original had it all for effects and content in this genre.

I enjoyed "new TR" as it was a fun rental that looked and sounded slick with current cgi etc. - and Kate was awesome. But hard to find a movie in this genre that gives effects and content...
post #203 of 264
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I still remember coming out of the theater in 1990 after seeing the original and raving at the action and special effects. But it was the combination of this, the Verhoeven edge it had, and so many winning lines that made the package. Arnold was at the top of his star power and, for the time, the original had it all for effects and content in this genre.

I enjoyed "new TR" as it was a fun rental that looked and sounded slick with current cgi etc. - and Kate was awesome. But hard to find a movie in this genre that gives effects and content...

Hence the passing of the torch....even if the next torch carrier sucks.
post #204 of 264
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

They already did in The Core a few years ago. So we know it's possible. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Let alone all the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" films.... wink.gif
Hmmm, lets see...

Team earth core:
The Core
Journey to the Center of the Earth
At the Earth's Core

vs.

Team travel to Mars:
Viking 1
Viking 2
Mars Pathfinder
MER-A Spirit
MER-B Opportunity
Phoenix
MSL Curiosity
Those are successful landers. There are many more successful obiters and flybys.

I know which team I'm betting on. tongue.gif

Well we are talking sci-fi. Can you tell me where the waldo came from?
post #205 of 264
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Can you tell me where the waldo came from?
Let me guess, earth's core? smile.gif
post #206 of 264
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Can you tell me where the waldo came from?
Let me guess, earth's core? smile.gif

Internet should make it easy, it's another great science fiction writer's invention that came to life and is used on those Mars missions....
post #207 of 264
I just saw this one over the weekend thanks to Redbox.

I had avoided it in the theater; I just wasn't that interested. Although I liked the original and would consider it "essential" sci-fi for a guy my age, let's face it, it was a cheese-fest. A remake didn't interest me.

I'm going to have to break rank here and say that I really enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the camera work and set design. The scene when he first breaks out of rekall, the camara moved in, out, and 360 degrees around the action all at the same time. It wasn't shaky-cam and I thought it was awesome. I loved the long shots of the running over the roof-tops. I loved the "Blade Runner" vibe it had. The CGI was good. The action scenes were very well done. I hate it when hand-to-hand action is edited with quick-edits; it pulls me totally out of what's happening. This felt just right.

I was surprised at the scene where he breaks through security. There was the heavy woman in the fore and she looked so similar to the woman in the original that I just knew she would turn into Colin Farrell. Nope. Worth a grin.

Three-breasted lady? Check. Gotta have that.

Sure there were some technical issues regarding the story like traveling through the earth's core, the guns with endless casing-less ammo. I noticed it but didn't care a bit. Not once did it pull me out of what was going on. And compared to the original, this was well within the bounds of believability.

It's a shame this one didn't get more love. I guess the 2012 Total Recall will become one of those guilty pleasures for me.

Cary
post #208 of 264
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It's a shame this one didn't get more love. I guess the 2012 Total Recall will become one of those guilty pleasures for me.

I agree. The Total Recall remake is loud and dumb but it is well performed by an excellent ensemble cast. So what if you have to check your analytical skills and incredulity at the door? The film moves fast and is a lit of fun, so what's not to like?smile.gif
post #209 of 264
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People seem to forget that the Verhoeven *cough* masterpiece was laughable at times, even in 1989. While it did have success, Arnold showed here that he can't really act even when he tries. While he has forged a likeable persona (at least on screen), and the audience do like him, he's not an actor, he's a screen presence. The 2012 version took liberties with the orginal story (so what?) and focused on action. The horror!...... And it was doomed from day one being a remake of such a cinematic landmark.... To me it was fun and a remake of an average sci-fi flick (sorry!), and it worked. As blasphemous as it may sound, I think I'll have more fun rewatching the remake than the original. eek.gif
post #210 of 264
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Well we are talking sci-fi. Can you tell me where the waldo came from?

That's easy, Robert A. Heinlein novella in the book Waldo and Magic Inc.. It refers to mechanical hands used to manipulate objects remotely, as seen in the very first George Lucas film THX 1138. This 1971 film was a studio budget remake of a low budget George Lucas student film.
Edited by Gary McCoy - 5/1/13 at 7:17am
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