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  • Epoetker
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    Originally posted by Sparko
    wow. Do you have some obsession to mention something about race in every one of your posts?

    Do you sit around in your mom's basement wrapped in a Nazi flag or something?
    You know what we do.

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  • Epoetker
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    Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    Actually, the recent True Grit movie was excellent, albeit for different reasons than the original John Wayne classic was. I own both of them.
    Heck, I hear the Judge Dredd remake was far more excellent than the original. Good directors and effective imagination matter.

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  • Zymologist
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    Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    Actually, the recent True Grit movie was excellent, albeit for different reasons than the original John Wayne classic was. I own both of them.
    There are choice exceptions, of course.

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  • Chaotic Void
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    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
    Wait...you mean to tell me that a Hollywood remake is inferior to the original? I'll believe it when I see it.

    /sarcasm
    Actually, the recent True Grit movie was excellent, albeit for different reasons than the original John Wayne classic was. I own both of them.

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  • Zymologist
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    Wait...you mean to tell me that a Hollywood remake is inferior to the original? I'll believe it when I see it.

    /sarcasm

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
    Just further evidence that Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas.....
    Yup.


    isn't it time for another Spiderman, Superman, Batman, or Hulk reboot?

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  • Littlejoe
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    Just further evidence that Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas.....

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  • Sparko
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    wow. Do you have some obsession to mention something about race in every one of your posts?

    Do you sit around in your mom's basement wrapped in a Nazi flag or something?

    Leave a comment:


  • Epoetker
    started a topic Robocop

    Robocop

    Saw the movie recently,

    1. It's definitely not as well-made or darkly funny as the original, or even Robocop 2. The callbacks to the first film are basically just references instead of reimaginings, though given how the recent Star Trek movie handled its source material, that's probably a very good thing.
    2. The science is alternately more and less stupid than the original, leading me to believe that the theory behind it was written by a committee of wildly divergent understanding of the science behind it.
    3. There is way too much Alex Murphy family time that isn't used as a vehicle to drive the story or explore how a cyborg would actually act with humans, basically all the pathos of A.I. with none of the Spielbergian focus.
    4. On the other hand, since the director is a low-paid import from Brazil doing the job Americans won't do, he never had time to submit his script to the Proper White Authorities for vetting, as his view of the Detroit police department tends to match the actual Detroit Police Department (3 out of 4 of the major black characters are corrupt. Would warrant a SPOILER ALERT if you didn't see it coming a mile away in the first scenes.)
    5. Samuel L. Jackson seems to be acting much less than he's preaching nowadays. Assume that any speech he's given in the past 4 years or so reflects his actual opinions. Including any regarding snakes on planes.

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