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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by ballistix45, Sep 17, 2012.
What do you guys think about this upcoming war movie??!
Looks cheesy as heck to me, South Korea invading? No.
I'm hopeful but seeing as the original is one of my all time fav. movies, I think it will be a dud.
Considering most of the actors in it weren't alive when the first one came out, I am betting it's going to suffer.
They got the guy who plays Thor in Patrick Swayze's lead roll as big brother Jed. Not bad.
The character of Robert, first played by C. Thomas Howell, is going to some Hunger Games kid. Don't know how I feel about that. Robert was a protagonist and warrior. He wanted blood at every turn, so the kid better bring it.
Charlie Sheen's younger brother Matt is being played by some kid from the Disner channel. Fail.
The recast I do agree with is Lt. Col. Andy Tanner, formerly played by Powers Boothe, is now being played by Jeffery Dean Morgan from "Losers".
I'll watch it, but not with any high hopes. The first one was pretty epic and had a ton of up and coming stars right as they were emerging.
After watching re-makes of "The Day The Earth Stood Still," one of the all time sci-fi classics perverted into radical environmentalist propaganda, and the truly pathetic attempt to re-make "High Noon," I think I'll pass on this one.
Hope for the best, expect the worst.
The idea that the Norks could invade the US is laughable. Besides, If you managed to get the North Korean army to the US, most of them would probably defect just for a gift certificate for the local Panda Express. The original movie was a product of it's time...The Cold War. That time is gone, it's very hard to recreate the same feeling with today's circumstances. I suspect that it's very likely to suck horribly. I suspect that words like "cheezy", "ridiculous" & "implausible" will be used in the reviews when it hits the theaters. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
I really believe that Hollywood is running out of ideas for new movies. It seems that for the last fifteen years they have simply been remaking stuff from the eighties in an attempt to live off the "glory years". But once in a great while they come up with something good. "Taken"
I don't think I will watch it. For me to give money to those people, the movie has to be really good.
I have to weigh In... I agree with you guys about the cast... Hopefully they will pull it off and I think there were better choices.
With that being said, I totally support them bringing a classic like this back... Same as Dukes of Hazard... It blew chunks compared to the original but, it gave today's kids an idea of what it was and there is a new following of kids watching Dukes reruns now.
Our kids are growing up in a horrible time for tradition and shows that really do effect your life (meaning the Dukes always had a message and was innocent)... Red Dawn taught us to go outside and start a neighborhood clan that protected the town (we all played together and even the kid everyone picked on now had a role in playing and not being picked on). I for one do not want these shows forgotten or only known by us.
- Red Dawn
- Road House
- Smoky and the Bandit (1st one)
- The Fall Guy
- Stroker Ace
- 6 Pack
All classics that wether they are redone to our satisfaction or not, would give our kids an idea of what it was like.
In my day (88-92), had we been attacked, my friends and I knew how to shoot, bud fires, camp, hunt, fix a 79 Chevy Scottsdale, etc. I'm not so sure about todays kids? I would have given my life or, at the very least risked my life to save my parents, my buddies parents. Today's kids, I'm not so sure...
Sorry this was so long... This is something I wanted to discuss for a while now.
I do not understand why Korea is the invader. The Muslim Brotherhood is a better choice. Well I guess I do understand.
Just a comment. Not intended to make this a political thread.
Remakes are always a fail. Want proof? Try to name a good one. The two or three that are good are the exceptions that prove the rule.
I'll attempt to watch it when it hits cable, but it only gets 15 minutes to prove itself, like any other movie.
Okay, I'll play.
3:10 to Yuma. The first one was good, the remake was awesome.
The Thomas Crowne Affair. Naked Rene Russo for the win!
The Italian Job. The first one was meh, the second one was much better.
Ocean's 11. While the first one had the Rat Pack, the remake was so much more classy and didn't have that "rewrite on set" feel to it.
Cape Fear. Oh yes, there was an original before DeNiro rocked it out of the park.
The Departed. The remake was so much better.
Casino Royale. The first one was obviously meant to viewed on acid.
Have you seen the old Captain America movie? Ouch!
WELL, OF COURSE!!! when you throw in the technology of today and the "pre-" CGI, (or CGI of some), you get G-R-E-A-T HD/Cinematic/Surround Sound/Dual Outboard/Flux Capacitor/350 V-8.................
I'm cautiously hopeful that it will exceed expectations and at least come close to living up to the original.
This may be splitting hairs, but I don't think Dukes of Hazzard or Beverly Hillbillies remakes are an example of a good remake. The original shows had an innocence and purity that the cheesy, slapstick remakes never came close to representing. The remakes were all showing the T&A actress hired to shake her fanny and doing stupid slapstick humor never found in the originals. Other than the name and the outfits, I didn't think they were representative of the originals.
From what I've read in the past the original invaders where going to be the Chinese. Hollywood powers that be didn't want to offend the country that the USA is so much in debt to.
As for me watching it, I'll pass. Might watch it when it comes out on Netflix.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. I'm just saying that without the remakes, the youth of today may never even know these movies/shows existed. And I have a glimmer of hope that even if they are way off on the remake, it will in courage them to watch the originals...
I agree the Chinese part would have been more plausible, and would be a better movie if not for the politics.
Tjacobson: the goonies? Lmao. I bought that a couple weeks ago for my girl to watch. She loved it and had been mimicking sloth ever since. Two days after she watched it, wouldn't ya know, we were at the park and the local "special" school shows up on a field trip. I had some explaining to do... Lol
You have to think too. Original movies such as Red Dawn sucked. We love them because of the nostalgia, and the fact that we loved them as kids. Now were older and judge these new releases unrealistically, because we're looking for nostalgia, and new releases rarely deliver that.
Red Dawn was a kick *** popcorn flick when it came out, but we remember how awesome it was, because we were young when we saw it, and to us it WAS awesome. Same here, this generation of kids will find it awesome, then complain in another 20 years when it's remade with the Argentinians invading.
I was 31 years old (not a kid) when the original came out and I loved it and still do as an old bas+^*d of 59. I'm not having much hope for this new one.