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NewKidOldKid
06-29-2011, 04:27 PM
I adore this movie. The original still works today, even though the computers in the film are prehistoric.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/WarGames_Remake_Declared_Seth_Gordon_To_Direct/7811655

Is it really necessary to remake every single movie out there?

MattW
06-29-2011, 04:34 PM
Is it really necessary to remake every single movie out there?Yes. Something has to fill the 8 million screens during the 40 weeks a year when something fresh isn't playing. And few enough people are able to take risks in Hollywood - too many people live in fear of the career ruining flop (though some are bulletproof to flops).

NewKidOldKid
06-29-2011, 04:37 PM
What's the thinking behind it, though? People liked the original, so they'll watch this one too? It's just a question of bringing people into the theater? Because this remaking thing is ruining so many good movies!

AlexPiper
06-29-2011, 08:25 PM
What's the thinking behind it, though?
"Hey, X was a popular movie in its day, and it's been Y years since it came out. That means there are people with disposable income who either never saw the first one, or never saw it in the theater, but who might recognize the name. If we remake it, we can probably get some of them into the theater, and since the story's already there as a base it shouldn't take long. And we already own the rights to the property... quick! Get Z on the horn to do a remake of X!"

I should note that at my writing group last night, it was pointed out that having a character make a Ghostbusters reference in one story might make it somewhat dated, because "lots of readers these days probably haven't seen the movie." That generated a moment of abject depression among all the group members.

alleycat
06-29-2011, 08:44 PM
That one seems like a better candidate for a remake than many of the others.

movieman
06-29-2011, 10:05 PM
That one seems like a better candidate for a remake than many of the others.

I'm not quite sure why remaking a movie about nuclear war would make sense today. Or will he be hacking into bin Laden's porn stash in this one?

BenPanced
06-30-2011, 09:41 AM
Wow. Another remake I never knew I wanted. Thanks, Hollywood! :Thumbs: Maybe I can see this after the Footloose remake, another one I didn't know I was looking forward to! Thanks, Hollywood! :Thumbs: Or maybe even after Red Dawn! I never knew I liked that movie enough to look forward to its remake! Thanks, Hollywood! :Thumbs:

:sarcasm

Amadan
06-30-2011, 09:48 AM
I'm not quite sure why remaking a movie about nuclear war would make sense today. Or will he be hacking into bin Laden's porn stash in this one?


Well, the cold war may be over, but everyone does still have nuclear missiles pointed at each other. So the premise hasn't suddenly become obsolete.

Zoombie
06-30-2011, 11:24 AM
I freaking love that film. The old one at least...

third person
06-30-2011, 12:56 PM
An English teen hacked the CIA. He could have easily done something resembling the plot. Maybe. It's a stretch but still. The site that shall not be named *coughTVTcough* calls this "Truth in Television." This movie would NOT provide the wonder and magic the original did. OG geeks excluded, when that movie came out more than half the world had no idea what the hell computers were capable of. It was pure fucking magic. And it was beautiful. There won't be any magic in this one. How could there be? EVERY ONE OF THE DEVICES WE CARRY AROUND TODAY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. My mp3 player has the friggin' internet. Computers aren't mystical wonderthings anymore.

Hollywood execs. Stop strip-mining my goddamned childhood for all that was wonderful and original and LET THE FUCKING ASPIRING WRITERS AND DIRECTORS MAKE THE ORIGINAL AND WONDERFUL THINGS THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING. Really simple, really...get rid of all the execs and let movies become about entertainment, wonder, and inspiration again instead of being used as a way to fuel a massive coke habit.

Sigh.

*dives off soapbox onto a bed of spikes*

K. Taylor
06-30-2011, 01:00 PM
There's already a DVD sequel to the original movie which was almost a remake.

areteus
06-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Didn't they already remake this? Though they called that version Terminator 3 :)

I agree that it is silly to remake everything unless you have a very good new angle to throw on it. And no, 3D is not a new angle, its a gimmick that is quickly becoming old as every film is made with it.

They also seem to forget that the charm of many of these old films lies in the talent of the director and cast rather than the special effects or even the story. Can they get an actor like Matthew Broderick or would they get some Hollywood hunk?

Calla Lily
06-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Hollywood execs. Stop strip-mining my goddamned childhood for all that was wonderful and original and LET THE FUCKING ASPIRING WRITERS AND DIRECTORS MAKE THE ORIGINAL AND WONDERFUL THINGS THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING. Really simple, really...get rid of all the execs and let movies become about entertainment, wonder, and inspiration again instead of being used as a way to fuel a massive coke habit.



THIS. A THOUSAND TIMES, THIS.

MattW
06-30-2011, 04:55 PM
Any news on Justin Beiber being cast in the remake?

NewKidOldKid
07-02-2011, 05:29 AM
Any news on Justin Beiber being cast in the remake?

Excuse me while I vomit.

Snitchcat
07-02-2011, 03:01 PM
Really, a remake of that old classic? It's a classic 'cos of the way it was made and its charm remains. Hollywood, unless you can do a way better job than the original, please leave it alone. I loved the original.

K thx bai.

(^_^)

Camilla Delvalle
07-02-2011, 06:46 PM
In theatre, Shakespeare's plays are remade all the time. Now the art of film has become old enough that remakes have become viable, and we'll see everything that is half good get remade again and again. It's just to get used to it.