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michael bay is making a thundercats movie.
would somone shoot the fuck while i still have one or two childhood hopes gettin by on chemo?


Apr. 17th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Re: heh
But that's just it: there's nothing to say that they can't restart a series from the beginning, only this time in movie form. It's even possible they could improve on it a bit by restarting.

I'm just sick of them doing these re-imaginings that don't respect the original material. I think they could have made a Transformers movie that both respected the original fans AND pleased new viewers...they just chose not to.

Superman Returns is another good example of a successful movie in an established franchise. As a long-time Superman fan, I thought that it was a worthy addition to the canon. Unfortunately, movies like Superman Returns and TMNT are exceptions, not the rule.
Apr. 17th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Re: heh
Oh, there have been reboots. Current Trek movie? Reboot. The Fugitive? Reboot/retelling of the original series. Mission: Impossible, anyone? Those types of movies ARE done, and they CAN be done well. Then there are flicks like Wild Wild West, I Spy (which I avoided like the plague, because I just could not watch Murphy play a role originated by Cosby), S.W.A.T. and... I could mine imdb for titles, but I think you know your cinema history better than I do so I don't have to. :)

What it comes down to, I think, is the bottom line of ALL CREATIVITY: The amount of bad often out weights the amount of good. So yeah, the good examples are the rarity. Name your genre, medium, and decade, and the same truth will hold. So on that respect... I feel your pain. I deal with it by being part of the solution. We'll see how well I do in a few years.

And Superman Returns... you know, I enjoyed it the first time I saw it, except the music bugged the hell out of me. With each subsequent reviewing, I noticed more and more similarities to the Donner films until I realized I was watching a million dollar fan fic. It even follows the same damn theme, (the son fulfilling the roles given to him by the father). I think I would have enjoyed something entirely new.

One of my favorite remakes was John Carpenter's The Thing. Half remake, half SEQUEL. It was brilliant (if not gory). I wonder if maybe that's the ideal way to go with rehashes and the like.


Edited at 2009-04-17 07:58 pm (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: heh
Once again, I don't think you quite take my point...and I'm tired of clarifying, honestly.


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