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[–] Frank_Barone [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

i like david lynchs DUNE now. funny story: went to it as a kid hoping to see something similar to 'star wars', left disappointed.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The thing with the Lynch Dune is that unless you get the unedited 3h+ cut it makes no sense without reading the book, BUT the unedited version is also really bad in a lot of ways. The narration from the beginning of the movie is worse, and the characters say a lot more "inner voice" stuff that is just cheesy as hell. It's easy to see why a lot was cut.

The story is amazing, the actors involved were actually really good too, but the overall execution left a lot to be desired. As a result, the people who seem to really enjoy the cinematic release of Dune are often the people who already know the story and can fill in their own blanks.

You might like Children of Dune, which takes place after the events of Dune the movie and spends a lot of time showcasing just how fucked up Alia (Pauls quick-bake sister who is born a Reverend Mother) is. It does a lot of flesh out the consequences and effects of the Bene Gesserit breeding program that was used to create the Kwisatz Haderach.

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[–] greiierg 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Sippio 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The story and setting is just too vast to fit into even a trilogy. It would be better to create a series that's faithful to the source material.

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[–] drakesdoom 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Water world.

I think it is one of the few movies that would look better with modern effects.

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[–] AnarchoCapsLock 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That movie holds up really well though. One of my favorites of all time!

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[–] gentlemanadventurer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Agreed. It doesn't need much in the way of special effects.

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[–] gentlemanadventurer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I watched Water World many times in the theater. Often drunk or buzzed. I thought it was a good movie and I heard it was tanking and the budget was immense so I tried to do my part to help out ticket sales. I even took several friends with me. They didn't appreciate the movie as much as I did.

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[–] hwong 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Spiderman.... you know, because the first five times they remade it just isn't enough!

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[–] Frank_Barone [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

and this time marrisa tomei is aunt may? never thought i'd live in a world where i'll be masturbating to aunt may and here we are

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[–] leavethebag 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Really she's aunt may now.

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[–] srgmpdns 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

An almost, kinda-remake, clearly 'inspired by':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_%282005_film%29

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[–] srgmpdns 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They Live.

Branded, a Russian cyber-satire on advertising and late-stage capitalism.

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, a truly awful film adaption of one of the greatest, most obscure 60's underground novels.

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[–] Fambida 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

You want them to desecrate They Live and shit on Rowdy Roddy's memory?!?! You MONSTER.

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[–] barset 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Willow.

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[–] Fambida 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But who would have Warwick's part? Dinklage? Wee Man? Gary Oldman? (Oldman actually did pretty well playing a midget in a whole movie full of midgets http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316768/)

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[–] barset 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Tom Cruise and Peter Dinklage in Kilmer's role.

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[–] Frank_Barone [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

saw willow when it came out in the theater, didn't realise untill now ron howard directed it.

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[–] bagano1 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Black Hawk Down was so awful if you've read the book. Total pile of shit. I think an accurate adaptation would be one of the toughest war movies you could ever watch.

Straight Outta Compton was completely sanitized too. Hated it.

Finally, Braveheart. The Mel Gibson version was almost total fiction.

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[–] theburntsausage 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

def braveheart.

made them look like germanic savages fighting the first Roman legions. reality was is that scotland looked like any other part of britain. they had money, people, and good resources. thats the reason impovershed and broke England invaded in the first place.

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[–] bagano1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Is that all true? I know that even today, Scotland is very poor. I don't think the Scots were the cavemen they were shown to be, but I do think they did lack things like a heavy cavalry, right, among other things? They probably would have been like what Mexico is compared to the American armed forces today.

Stop me if I'm wrong about this. I'm not an expert on their militaries at the time aside from a few things.

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[–] kyprioth 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Eragon. But into a tv series or something where the can actually fit the content.

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[–] 5052440 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Definitely Eragon. The books are great but the movie was ass. It had way too much content for one movie.

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[–] kyprioth 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Even so, it could have done better.

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[–] Frank_Barone [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i've never read the books but i've certainly read how bad the movie is and how badly it strayed from the source material

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[–] kyprioth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They're alright. Not amazing, certainly, since the story is pretty basic technically, but certainly pretty entertaining.

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