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

If I were to serve you a ham sandwich that was 98 percent shit would you still call it a ham sandwich ?

This will not be Escape From New York.

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

Some things don't need remaking. They were already perfect. This is so lost on Hollywood today. I wish they understood four things:

(1) We are capable of seeking and falling in love with new things; those things just need to be better than shit, because, much to your lazy fucking chagrin, the riff raff do have taste for good films.

(2) We don't simply value something for being modern only. We enjoy the movies we came up on, and even have a soft spot for these films/stories once they are out of date. They represent a moment in time and our lives. We have loyalty to the depictions of certain characters, so much so it's canonical. "Rebooting" a film that doesn't demand it, just because you've got a slick new Hollywood heart-throb and a CGI budget is not even fucking close to justifying remaking a film.

(3) Young people are not cut off from the films of the past (just like music), especially in the age of the internet. This wasn't even really the case in the VHS era. When young people hear about a great film from older people, something that has been instantiated in culture and accepted as classic, they often seek it out. The idea that young people can't appreciate something 30 years before their time is just fucking stupid. Again, people's tastes are more sophisticated than studios want them to be.

(4) CGI is not that fucking impressive. It's just not. Used tastefully to accomplish something innovative, that would be otherwise impossible, sure. But myself and many other people remember the days when excellent makeup and tangible effects were at their prime, and we miss it. One that stands out in my mind is Carpenter's The Thing. The monster effects in the original are in a different fucking universe that the shitty CGI in the remake.

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

They remake this white movies to fuck with us.

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

Five star post.

(4) CGI is not that fucking impressive. It's just not. Used tastefully to accomplish something innovative, that would be otherwise impossible, sure. But myself and many other people remember the days when excellent makeup and tangible effects were at their prime, and we miss it. One that stands out in my mind is Carpenter's The Thing. The monster effects in the original are in a different fucking universe that the shitty CGI in the remake.

Ever see Legend, with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry? I remember my dad mentioning that movie when I was a teenager so I sought it out and rented it from Blockbuster. Fuck, was I blown away with how the Lord of Darkness looked. No CGI demon could be as terrifying as that villain; he looked like something that could actually be real, something that could be in your presence and felt. Same with Jim Henson movies like The Dark Crystal. Hell, even in the first Underworld movie the Lycans (played by guys in werewolf suits with pogo stick legs strung up by fishing wire so they could climb the walls) had a great sense of realism to them and the movie - IMO - was made watchable because I could believe them to exist in my world. Now everyone relies totally on gaudy CGI that will, let's face it, age horribly in ten, maybe twenty years.

Fuck man, I just want to see some beauty return to movies instead of these CGI fests. But oh well, the Chinese flood our markets with cheap plastic shit all the time so I guess we can return the favor with our movies.

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

Leigh Whannell, the writer and director of Upgrade, has signed on to direct the new Escape From New York.

Turned that shit off after the first 15 minutes.

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

Not touching that one. Unshortened it with https://unshorten.it/

Result sounds pedo: https://nicebabiesforkiss.com/mpxsbegoixnug

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

Undoubtedly, like the Total Recall remake, the Robocop remake, et al. , this will most like suck. I'd rather see an "ESCAPE FROM AMERIKA" with Kurt Russell.

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

Should just retitle the picture: "Escape from Jew York" and make it about a small group of Ethnostate Nationalists that make an attempt to remove the Jew from their country. Pry them from the media, politics, pornography, and other mainstream social constructs in order to free their people. Would probably be a hit honestly.

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

I can't think of a single remake that was as good as the original except True Grit, I actually felt the remake was better.

The list of failures, however is large.

[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Do it with the Muppets, can't go wrong with a Muppet musical!

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

good un

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

John Carpenter's The Thing was a remake. Though second film adaptation of the novella Who Goes There would be more accurate.

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

Good point, I'll have to add that I thought Will Smith's I am Legend was better than either The Omega Man or Vincent Price's Last Man on Earth.

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

True Grit sucked dick.

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

Come on..., the Duke as Rooster Cogburn was as good as it gets. That man was up there with Bogart and McQueen and Brando. Kurt Russel - a hoot to watch him work.

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

I agree, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando only had one character and they played them very well.

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

Jews needing shekels some how. I can't wait for this shit to bomb.

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

very interesting

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

It’s about Italians from Staten Island moving to Tampa, amirite?

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