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Old 07-06-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Fun fact: The first movie was also bashed into pieces at the time of it's release as well.el?
Really? By who?
I remember standing in line to watch that movie.
I remember the whole audience was psyched.
Everyone loved that movie from day one.
It's one of those movies everyone watches when it's on the tube.

I'll watch the sequel even though everyone I know hated it. But my biggest complaint is why Hollywood has to keep dredging up and ruining old stuff bc they can't seem to put together an idea of their own.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:02 AM
 
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I saw the movie last weekend and it was ok.

It was a shoot em up movie without being suspenseful so it left me underwhelmed. I had no problem with the plot writing acting etc. a lot of people like action movies with lots of explosions. I don't. Stormship Troopers is more my cup of tea.

But how could you measure up to the original?
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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I wonder if anyone in the history of the world has made a movie that was so amazing and wonderful and then said,

"Well. That was awesome. Let's leave it the hell alone and let it stand by itself for all time."
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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This movie hasn't even made half its production budget back in the US. They'll get some monies from the foreign markets, but the huge drops point to this thing not breaking even during its theatrical run.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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You mean Starship Troopers?

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I saw the movie last weekend and it was ok.

It was a shoot em up movie without being suspenseful so it left me underwhelmed. I had no problem with the plot writing acting etc. a lot of people like action movies with lots of explosions. I don't. Stormship Troopers is more my cup of tea.

But how could you measure up to the original?
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Pretty sure I'll be proven wrong but I'll guess maybe North by Northwest. It was many years ago but that movie blew me away with the quality. Of everything.

Sequels used to be rare. It seems like most of the money is spent on re-cycling old stuff now.

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I wonder if anyone in the history of the world has made a movie that was so amazing and wonderful and then said,

"Well. That was awesome. Let's leave it the hell alone and let it stand by itself for all time."

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Old 07-06-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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But how could you measure up to the original?
I dont think ANY REMAKE can be as good as the original..... (Or hardily any -- ESPECIALLY NOW!! (After 2000))
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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How about T2 and Aliens....I think there are a few more as well. After a successful hit, they can avail themselves to a much larger budget. Wasn't the Back to the Future sequels well thought of?

While I loved the casting choices for the original Star Trek......TNG Star Trek (The Next Generation) is far superior in many ways.

Spiderman has seen some great reboots. Though the definition of a sequel gets fuzzy...

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I dont think ANY REMAKE can be as good as the original..... (Or hardily any -- ESPECIALLY NOW!! (After 2000))
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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I dont think ANY REMAKE can be as good as the original..... (Or hardily any -- ESPECIALLY NOW!! (After 2000))
There are exceptions, like The Hills Have Eyes (2006), which blows away the original.

Also, the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake/reboot is a far better treatment of the source material.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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How about T2 and Aliens
Those are sequels, not remakes, and neither are as good as the original Alien and The Terminator.

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Spiderman has seen some great reboots. Though the definition of a sequel gets fuzzy...
The movies with Andrew Garfield dropped the ball.
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