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Fletcher1991



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:11 pm Reply with quote
This guys movies seem to mostly have mixed to poor reviews. I don't know if this is good news, guess its good its moving along though.
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Great Rumbler



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:21 pm Reply with quote
I'd hardly call this "moving along". It's been nothing but a revolving door for writers and directors since it was first announced. I'll be surprised if it ever actually gets made.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:32 pm Reply with quote
Who?
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Toa Phoenix



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:50 pm Reply with quote
Great Rumbler wrote:
I'd hardly call this "moving along". It's been nothing but a revolving door for writers and directors since it was first announced. I'll be surprised if it ever actually gets made.


Didn't it take 20 or some odd years to get a Watchmen film out? I thought the end result was pretty good.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:51 pm Reply with quote
People people!! If we stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies, so do NOT think about seeing this at the movies even out of curiosity. Pretend it doesn't exist, after all, it shouldn't exist.

There are 2 solutions to bullcrap like this -
- If the movie stinks, JUST DON'T GO!
- If it's a remake of a classic, RENT THE CLASSIC.

http://www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=​EtLr-​UUUVI8
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rootsofjustice



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:24 pm Reply with quote
All of a sudden, the Hughes Bros. don't sound that bad anymore.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Hmm. It was just yesterday that numerous websites were reporting the project to be dead. Example: http://www.comicsalliance.com/​2011/​07/​13/​akira-​live-​action-​film-​dead-​chris-​weston/​

Guess they were wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:37 pm Reply with quote
Another director? Let's hope this one sticks. Remember the golden rule for these things, nothing is solid until they actually start filming.

TopGunman wrote:
Pretend it doesn't exist, after all, it shouldn't exist.


We should also pretend it doesn't exist because it doesn't exist. Also, a movie that doesn't exist can't be bad.

Seriously people, I'm tired of the instant remake=bad knee jerk. Just wait until the thing comes out.
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Toa Phoenix



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:48 pm Reply with quote
Penguin_Factory wrote:

TopGunman wrote:
Pretend it doesn't exist, after all, it shouldn't exist.


We should also pretend it doesn't exist because it doesn't exist. Also, a movie that doesn't exist can't be bad.

Seriously people, I'm tired of the instant remake=bad knee jerk. Just wait until the thing comes out.


Thank you. Somebody understands.

If you don't believe this is true, go back and look at what Transformers fans thought about the first movie before the first teaser (not the rover one), and after the first teaser.

Bottom line: May look crap on paper, looks good on film.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:19 pm Reply with quote
Toa: Except for the ending not matching the graphic novel, I enjoyed Watchmen.

As for Orphan, I haven't seen it, but the guy at least seems a little more like a thematic fit than the Hughes Bros. Of course, that also depends on whether or not he can avoid going Pitof Catwoman on it.

luhead: Warner keeps trying to bring it back for some stupid reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:35 pm Reply with quote
I don't know why you guys are all paranoid. Akira's only quality is its production values, as it's an incoherent mess in terms of story. A remake could actually do the story a favour.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:29 pm Reply with quote
This seems like an interesting development.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:34 am Reply with quote
Great Rumbler wrote:
I'd hardly call this "moving along". It's been nothing but a revolving door for writers and directors since it was first announced.


With Hollywood's recent record about Japanese remakes, maybe it's for the better that the first team or two don't get to do the remake. They probably would've remade it like they usually do.

Maybe they're having a harder time remaking Akira because it's harder to find people who could remake it not like the usual way Hollywood does it........? Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:04 am Reply with quote
luhead wrote:
Hmm. It was just yesterday that numerous websites were reporting the project to be dead. Example: http://www.comicsalliance.com/​2011/​07/​13/​akira-​live-​action-​film-​dead-​chris-​weston/​


That article was completely speculative, and based mostly on old information. I admit I fell for the headline and promptly showed it to our news staff (Egan and Andrew), but they were quick to realize that there was nothing there (except poor journalism).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:13 am Reply with quote
Toa Phoenix wrote:
Penguin_Factory wrote:

TopGunman wrote:
Pretend it doesn't exist, after all, it shouldn't exist.


We should also pretend it doesn't exist because it doesn't exist. Also, a movie that doesn't exist can't be bad.

Seriously people, I'm tired of the instant remake=bad knee jerk. Just wait until the thing comes out.


Thank you. Somebody understands.

If you don't believe this is true, go back and look at what Transformers fans thought about the first movie before the first teaser (not the rover one), and after the first teaser.

Bottom line: May look crap on paper, looks good on film.

Toa Phoenix
Let's all chill.


Not sure this is the best example, seeing as so many consider the Transformers movies pretty dang horrendous...
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