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New movies coming out...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryhoyarbie, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I did not know the new James Bond film had been pushed for the week after.

    Valkyre, I think i'll being seeing that one.
  2. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Oh man I can't wait for Quantum Of Solace !
  3. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    I'm very excited about the new Bond, but mad about the date change, especially since it's out in most of Europe already
  4. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I havent even heard of Yes Man till now
  5. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I think I'd like to go see "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." I'm not sure if it's been released into general circulation just yet, but I know that it's played in a few theaters already.
  6. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Monsters vs. Aliens? whats that all about?
  7. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    A movie I won't see because it looks bad is the new "Star Trek" film by JJ Abrams who did movies like "Cloverfield", "Mission Impossible 3", and created shows like "Lost', and "Alias".

    Abrams stated he created a new Trek movie to appeal to a main stream of people who weren't fans and knew every little about the Star Trek universe in general.

    That doesn't sound too good to me.

    I'm trying to figure out why would you want to do another Star Trek movie with characters like Jim Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Uhura, and others all over again? Why not do a movie that cover what happened after the "Enterprise" series and before "The Original Series"? Or do a movie after "The Original Series" movies left off and before the start of "The Next Generation" television series started? Or do a movie during the TNG, Deep Space Nine, Voyager time line era? A lot of possibilities to do a movie that doesn't need the characters from "The Original Series".

    This is another reboot of a franchise and Paramount Pictures does not give a crap.

    Let's just let Hollywood redo everything. Remake the Back To The Future movies, redo the Gremlins movies with cgi Gremlins, redo Jaws with an even more fake shark that is also cgi.....


  8. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I am getting some resentment ryhoyarbie. You never know it might be great.
  9. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Can Cory not change your mind? :search:

    See Batman Begins for evidence of a good revamp. I'm hoping ST does as well (or heck, even half as well). One of the most popular ST films is the 4th one, where you didn't have to be a supergeek to like. The Muppets and Fraggle Rock (and Dark Crystal) might have the same issues. When no one is watching your property, you gotta rethink how to get people back in.

    Because I would think the "hardcore" people like the original characters best. Remember Kirk-vs-Picard debates? I do.

    That IS what it is. Kirk and Spock join Starfleet, which happens before TOS and after Enterprise.

    I wouldn't mind seeing that. But...

    ... because TNG and later have this irritating problem of being more pessimistic than TOS. Roddenberry tried to get his public out of being depressed over Vietnam, etc. The 90's saw a move away from that, starting with the Borg. Utopia was shown for the unrealistic stuff it was. However, people NEED a pick-me-up every now and again. Compare Jim Henson's "happy" work with his more serious artsy-stuff (DC, Labyrinth,etc). Which was more popular? Thought so.

    To be fair, some thought ST was in DESPERATE need of a reboot, considering what we'd been getting. IMHO, the best TNG one was First Contact, and even that's not agreed upon.

    Back to the Future doesn't need one because (it's arguable) it was never ruined. Gremlins' charm is it's "murderous muppet" sensibility. :crazy: And no remake can make Jaws make sense. They tried a video game, and from what I hear that was stupid too.
  10. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    People will tune in to see the latest movie if it is done well. One thing people hated was Batman and Robin because it really was that bad. If they had made that film really good, we wouldn't have the new Batman reboot starting with Batman Begins.

    Put Paramount has been putting crap out for years with the Star Trek franchise. Rick Berman, heading Star Trek at the time, told Paramount no about making Voyager and wanted Deep Space Nine to go on it's own for a while because he thought adding another television show with the current one and making movies from The Next Generation series was adding too much trek into people's lives. But the people at Paramount threatened to make Voyager without him and Berman decided to play by their rules in order to keep his job. And we all know how Voyager turned out in the end, crap.

    Then came the Enterprise series. It was the second trek series to get canceled and Paramount never figured out what happened. Paramount should have had a good 5 year gap between the Voyager series and Enterprise series to give the fans a breather. The 10th trek movie bombed at the box office in 2002 and Paramount never figured out why that happened. Maybe because the film was bad and was a horrible product shelled out to the fans.

    So now they're going with a reboot of sorts, since it worked so well with the Batman franchise. The people at Paramount don't care about the qaulity of the product, they just want to make money however easy as they can. They just didn't figure out they were making bad Star Trek movies and television shows, and I think they are making the same mistake with this new trek movie that comes out in May of 2009. If Paramount would put out quality products, (films), the fans will come. They always do.

    Yes but that debate started 20 years ago with people in their 40's who grew up on the old series and did not care for the Next Generation series. Even several of the actors of the original series, like James Doohan who played Scotty, did not give the series a chance until they finally sat down and wathed it and liked it. (Although his arguement sounds like mine with this new trek movie)

    Now you get silly debates about a Borg cube vs the Death Star from Star Wars or the Enterprise D verses the Death Star and so on from Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans, which I find outright geekish! It's not about Kirk vs Picard anymore. I think most people can say that Kirk and Picard are different in handling things but they're both good captains.

    But my problem is I've already seen too much from Kirk and company, so I ask myself "what's the point"? If someone wants to see more of Kirk and his buddies, either go back and watch the original series, the original movies, or read the many novels featuring the original crew. Or heck, write about the original crew in your own little fanfiction universe. I don't need Kirk and Spock again, especially if they're being played by younger actors.

    TNG was very optimistic about the future of people. The show said Earth was a paradise, all the humans working on the Enterprise and other ships were good people with very little or no flaws who worked to better themselves. But there were episodes that still displayed problems we're still facing today. "The Outcast" is one episode. (I'm not going to give details of the episodes but you can read up on those episodes!) Other episodes are ones that have Q in them like the one where he gives Picard a second chance at things, or the episode where Q shows Picard really cares for someone which was "Vash" in the episode "Q-Pid", to shows that showed Worf trying to deal with being a parent or dealing with his loyalites of his race or loyalities to the crew he served, etc. Although some of those episodes might have been doom and gloom at the beginning and middle acts, the end acts always showed an optimistic outcome.

    But yeah you had the Borg who were about assimilating everything and everyone, and Picard even addressed that his people seemed doomed, but was reminded that there is always hope and people can get through a tough problem. (Sounds similar with what we're facing with the economy right now).

    The Next Generation series was very optimistic just like the Original Series. You just got to find episodes and how they relate to today's problems.

    Even Deep Space Nine, which was more shades of gray than any other trek series, always showed that there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and no matter how bleak things look, there are always greener pastures on the other side of the fence.

    It all depends on what Paramount puts out. If they out out a good product, the fans will go and see it, kind of like the Muppets. If Disney put out a product that featured the Muppets but was horrible, the fans wouldn't buy it as many have stated with their frustration in the last few years on here.

    With the way Hollywood is these days, you just never know. Although I watched Jaws and Jaws 2 over the weekend on cable, and they were great!

    Guess this little rant shows how much of a trek geek I am! Don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing!
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, there's no point in remaking BTTF at ALL... There's no use for even a sequel. I wish they'd take the Ghostbusters route and make a video game that tried to get the entire cast back. And if they can't get Michael J Fox (due to his unfortunate ailment), the cartoon voice actor was pretty close. Christopher Lloyd shouldn't be too hard to get. he's just such an underrated actors these days. Other than Cyberchase and that one episode of Numbers, he isn't doing all that much.... and I'm sad to say that his house was lost in the California fires recently.

    Gremlins just couldn't be remade as simply either. Especially since the second one turned into a comedy flick (that even had a cameo by Bugs and Daffy).

    However, I do like the idea of reboots. I think that that's what the Batman movie franchise needed. The third one was boarderline campy, and the fourth one was just a joke with all that stunt casting (which is why I'm glad that Cher isn't playing Catwoman in the next one). Now, if Superman's reboot enjoyed that kind of success.... (not that I'm that big a Superman fan)
  12. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    I heard that somebody is redoing "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Is this true?
  13. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    I don't really care what people think about the star trek movie, I am a Trekkie and I am pysched just that it's coming out :D
  14. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Ouch. Are you saying I'm old? ;)
    James Doohan not only didn't want to give it a chance (and if I recall Leonard Nimoy didn't either according to I Am Spock) ... both of these actors still ended up on the show as their characters. A paycheck is a paycheck. I'm not aware of DeForest Kelley's outlook, but even he was in the pilot.

    Anywho, I am a big fan of LOST and I can't wait to see this. Yes, there's the opportunity this may stink, but I'm willing to give it a chance since the last movie IIRC was a TNG knockoff of the infinitely better Wrath of Khan (though it had its good points too).

    Don't get me wrong ... I liked Jaws. I even liked the silliness that was the 3rd one simply because I got a kick out of thinking I could be in danger at Sea World. Would have preferred seeing a battle between Jaws and Shamu, though. :D But this movie only made sense until sharks started ending up on the endangered species list, and even then it was a stretch. "Revenge" just isn't in a shark's vocabulary. Of course, if you decide to look at the 3rd and 4th ones as what happens when HUMANS start getting irrational about tragic events, it is a little better. Even the author of the book regretted writing it. THAT should tell you something. It is cinematic history, but the plot is still unrealistic and stupid.

    I'll be honest, the only movies I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to are Muppets and Fraggle Rock. Harry Potter to a certain extent. I also want to see Transformers 2 (just to see more Starscream ... sigh....). But my priorities lie in Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
  15. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I saw that preview. I don't know if it's going to be good or not.

    To tell everyone the truth, most movies now a days are pretty down right bad, even the blockbusters that are shelled out over the summer.

    I might have to take up watching more art house movies....:excited:
  16. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    I've seen a couple trailers for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. Not very promising. I think it's safe to say that any hard-core sci-fi fan would consider the original a mile-stone in science-fiction films and this just goes to show that Hollywood has little/no rescpect for good concepts. The new plot sounds pretty stupid. In the original: Aliens see us as a potential threat to the rest of the universe so they simply give us a warning. In the new one: Aliens decide to wipe out humanity to preserve the Earth. So it goes from being a message of peace, to enivronmental propaganda.

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