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06.03.2008

Axel Foley Ever since news broke that snatch crazed fauteur Brett Ratner had signed on to resurrect Axel Foley for BEVERLY HILLS COP IV, fanboys the world over have been bashing their heads against the wall lamenting the raping of another beloved franchise and chastising Eddie Murphy for ever agreeing to be part of such a thing. And what The Rat recently told "MTV Movies Blog" really won't help with the fanboy outcry. When asked what the biggest challenge would be reviving Foley, he said: "10-year-old kids, 12-year-old kids don’t really know the old ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ So it’s an opportunity to make it new for kids. The same way it felt for me watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ when I was a kid, that’s what I want to do for kids today." In all fairness to The Rat, he probably isn't saying that the film will be aimed at ten year-olds considering he used his own experience watching the original as an example but if he at some point says that the film will be PG-13, someone may actually kill him.

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Extra Tidbit: Original BEVERLY HILLS COP director Martin Brest also directed GIGLI.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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4:50PM on 06/05/2008

Beverly Hills Flop

Beverly Hills Cop was never intended to be a kidís franchise. Paramount is in for quite an expensive failure if they think they can have it both ways when it comes to Axel Foley. Part of the reason the third film flopped is that nobody found a neutered Eddie Murphy funny. Moreover, that film WAS rated R. Brett Ratner ruined the potentially amazing third X-Men film with his uninspired direction of lazy, half-baked screenplay. Now he wants to turn a 4th BHC film into a kid-friendly mutation
Beverly Hills Cop was never intended to be a kidís franchise. Paramount is in for quite an expensive failure if they think they can have it both ways when it comes to Axel Foley. Part of the reason the third film flopped is that nobody found a neutered Eddie Murphy funny. Moreover, that film WAS rated R. Brett Ratner ruined the potentially amazing third X-Men film with his uninspired direction of lazy, half-baked screenplay. Now he wants to turn a 4th BHC film into a kid-friendly mutation of a fun, foul-mouthed, edgy franchise grown audiences have embraced the world over. If you want to make a kiddie cop film, Brett, why not turn your attention to a 'Kindergarten Cop 2', and leave Axel in the hands of a far more talented director like...Anyone. Okay, that last sentence was a bit harsh. But seriously, folks, we all know that to successfully re-launch this series, Paramount should enlist Jerry Bruckheimer to produce a very R-rated 'Beverly Hills Cop IV' and grab Martin Brest or Tony Scott to direct. Whoever is being paid to make the decisions on this film is comatose at the wheel. I absolutely love BHC 1 and 2, but I will skip any incarnation that is rated PG/PG-13 without thinking twice.
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12:04PM on 06/04/2008

Get the fuck out of here!

I hate all this PG-13-rated bullshit. Another reason to give multiplexes the middle finger and stay at home watching some decent R-rated movies from years ago when studios (and no-talent directors like Ratner) didn't have their heads stuck up their assholes.
I hate all this PG-13-rated bullshit. Another reason to give multiplexes the middle finger and stay at home watching some decent R-rated movies from years ago when studios (and no-talent directors like Ratner) didn't have their heads stuck up their assholes.
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10:31AM on 06/04/2008

GEEZ!

HOW LONG before they stop trying to sell movies to NO ONE BUT kids?!!! I'm getting so sick of hearing that every new movie that's coming out is being made for the kiddies!

They talk all the time about how pirating, and internet downloading is hurting their box office, right? And the box office supposedly keeps losing money compared to years past, right? Well, in years past they made movies for grown-ups. Now they just make PRODUCT for kids and a big box office opening. And if
HOW LONG before they stop trying to sell movies to NO ONE BUT kids?!!! I'm getting so sick of hearing that every new movie that's coming out is being made for the kiddies!

They talk all the time about how pirating, and internet downloading is hurting their box office, right? And the box office supposedly keeps losing money compared to years past, right? Well, in years past they made movies for grown-ups. Now they just make PRODUCT for kids and a big box office opening. And if downloading is the problem, then why do they no longer make movies for grown-ups, who aren't interested in spending so much time and effort to acquire only some crappy hand-held recording of a movie? KIDS do that! Oh, so, "you kids don't steal this candy! It's just for you... don't take it!"

Also consider, they're making lots of sequels to franchises that are more than 20 years old (Rocky, Die Hard, Alien, Predator, Rambo, Indy, now this). So are they making these sequels because they were loved 20 years ago, by today's ten year olds? Do ten year olds have anything invested in the story of Axel Foley? NO!! And I mean, seriously, Ratner's talking about TEN(?????) year olds!? WHAT?!

I was 7 years old when 'First Blood' was released (of course, Stallone did the new one right, not making a combat movie for kids); I was 9 when 'Beverly Hills Cop' was released; I was 13 when 'Die Hard' was released. They were all rated 'R', and no I didn't get to see them right away, but when I did shortly thereafter, I loved them! They are among my favorites. And I've spent more than my fair share of money on all of them, buying VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, of all these franchises. So, they're STILL getting money from me on all of these. And why? Because I still love the movies, EVEN THOUGH I'm apparently an old fogy now!

So, clearly, they are concerned with little more than opening weekend anymore. They don't even care if movies entertain anymore; now they're just product, to sell to kids on opening day.
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9:34AM on 06/04/2008
I don't get all the hate for Brett Ratner, he's a Director, the one Hollywood goes to to get the job done. He didn't write X3 so blame Kinberg and Penn, or Singer for jumping ship if you like. Rush Hour 3, blame Nathanson. Yeah, his style might be a bit flat but the writing isn't his fault.
I don't get all the hate for Brett Ratner, he's a Director, the one Hollywood goes to to get the job done. He didn't write X3 so blame Kinberg and Penn, or Singer for jumping ship if you like. Rush Hour 3, blame Nathanson. Yeah, his style might be a bit flat but the writing isn't his fault.
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8:29AM on 06/04/2008

When will they ever learn

The first two movies rocked. The third sucked balls from a moose. The fourth... might get even worse.
The first two movies rocked. The third sucked balls from a moose. The fourth... might get even worse.
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5:08AM on 06/04/2008

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This is why people hate Ratner. Not only does he make bad movies but he says incredibly stupid things while making them.
This is why people hate Ratner. Not only does he make bad movies but he says incredibly stupid things while making them.
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12:14AM on 06/04/2008

This is exactly...

...what if feared most when I heard the original announcement. Muthafuck Ratner if he makes it "for the kids". I don't care if there's an unrated DVD where Axel swears up a storm. Put it in the theater rated R dummy.
...what if feared most when I heard the original announcement. Muthafuck Ratner if he makes it "for the kids". I don't care if there's an unrated DVD where Axel swears up a storm. Put it in the theater rated R dummy.
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11:01PM on 06/03/2008
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Wtf? How did I double post?
Sorry bout that folks.
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Wtf? How did I double post?
Sorry bout that folks.
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10:57PM on 06/03/2008
Brett Ratner needs to quit directing movies. He dystroys everything he toutches. You guys remember that short-lived show "On The Lot" and it was about all of these young people trying to become directors and shit? Remember that Brett Ratner was one of the judges!!! WTF was up with that shit?! What makes him so damn special enough to judge people?! And in a CONTEST for gods sake! On the show he was all like: "Nah, it's not that good man. You're film idea is just too extreme and we don't need all
Brett Ratner needs to quit directing movies. He dystroys everything he toutches. You guys remember that short-lived show "On The Lot" and it was about all of these young people trying to become directors and shit? Remember that Brett Ratner was one of the judges!!! WTF was up with that shit?! What makes him so damn special enough to judge people?! And in a CONTEST for gods sake! On the show he was all like: "Nah, it's not that good man. You're film idea is just too extreme and we don't need all of that in this industry". Brett needs to have a foot stuck in his ass. Red Forman can do it for him.
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10:50PM on 06/03/2008
why dont we get judd apatow to direct this, at least he wont be afraid to let axel foley say fuck a few times.
why dont we get judd apatow to direct this, at least he wont be afraid to let axel foley say fuck a few times.
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8:29PM on 06/03/2008
Beverly Hills Cop 3 was totally for kids so it's not like that's anything new. The first two were great, but the series has already been raped once.
Beverly Hills Cop 3 was totally for kids so it's not like that's anything new. The first two were great, but the series has already been raped once.
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7:59PM on 06/03/2008
After the abortion that was BHC3, can it really get much worse?
After the abortion that was BHC3, can it really get much worse?
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7:33PM on 06/03/2008

Eddie Murphy

How the mighty have fallen.
All around badass and funny-man of the 80's (BHC and 48 Hours).
Dr. Dolittle.
Pluto Nash.
Sexual Relations with scary spice.
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I'm sensing a trend.
How the mighty have fallen.
All around badass and funny-man of the 80's (BHC and 48 Hours).
Dr. Dolittle.
Pluto Nash.
Sexual Relations with scary spice.
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I'm sensing a trend.
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7:28PM on 06/03/2008
God I hate brett ratner so much.
God I hate brett ratner so much.
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7:27PM on 06/03/2008
To think that at one time (about two minutes ago), I actually didn't mind Mr. Ratner ("X-Men 3" and "Rush Hour 3" aside). Now I just want to curb-stomp the motherfucker.
To think that at one time (about two minutes ago), I actually didn't mind Mr. Ratner ("X-Men 3" and "Rush Hour 3" aside). Now I just want to curb-stomp the motherfucker.
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7:20PM on 06/03/2008

Sweet Lord!!

He has ruined X-Men!!!! Wasn't one great franchise enough? I mean this guy can not be this dumb, or he really doesn't care what anybody thinks! I hope he gets a VD and dies a slow AIDS filled death. As for Eddie Murphy I understand he does family friendly movies because he love cash, but why go back and destroy an iconic character?

Get sombody with some talent to direct this thing like Antoine Fuqua (not great but good action director), or even Michael Bay. Sure these guys aren't great
He has ruined X-Men!!!! Wasn't one great franchise enough? I mean this guy can not be this dumb, or he really doesn't care what anybody thinks! I hope he gets a VD and dies a slow AIDS filled death. As for Eddie Murphy I understand he does family friendly movies because he love cash, but why go back and destroy an iconic character?

Get sombody with some talent to direct this thing like Antoine Fuqua (not great but good action director), or even Michael Bay. Sure these guys aren't great storytellers but they wouldn't screwup this franchise and would make some interesting action sequences!!
This movie will blow Uwe Boll's donkey #&*!.
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7:08PM on 06/03/2008

sigh..

doesnt surprise me.....what blockbuster isn't PG-13 these days? compare it to the 80s [link] hard) and you'll cry...

i dont know what rating those movies got but they didnt look PG-13 to me...
doesnt surprise me.....what blockbuster isn't PG-13 these days? compare it to the 80s [link] hard) and you'll cry...

i dont know what rating those movies got but they didnt look PG-13 to me...
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6:58PM on 06/03/2008

Ugh...

If this ends up being PG-13, someone's head needs to roll, and preferably it be Ratner's and maybe even Murphy's. He needs to keep it R, he really hasn't had a great comedy in a awhile and keeping BHC4 will kill any shot of it being good.
If this ends up being PG-13, someone's head needs to roll, and preferably it be Ratner's and maybe even Murphy's. He needs to keep it R, he really hasn't had a great comedy in a awhile and keeping BHC4 will kill any shot of it being good.
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6:39PM on 06/03/2008
I've always wanted a real opportunity to kill Brett Ratner. Turning "X-Men" into an atypical superhero franchise? Close. "Rush Hour 3"'s mere existence? Almost there.

Now a PG-13 "Beverly Hills Cop"? It's about time to dust off my metal baseball bat. Ratner heads are going to fly.
I've always wanted a real opportunity to kill Brett Ratner. Turning "X-Men" into an atypical superhero franchise? Close. "Rush Hour 3"'s mere existence? Almost there.

Now a PG-13 "Beverly Hills Cop"? It's about time to dust off my metal baseball bat. Ratner heads are going to fly.
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6:38PM on 06/03/2008
I've always wanted a real opportunity to kill Brett Ratner. Turning "X-Men" into an atypical superhero franchise? Close. "Rush Hour 3"'s mere existence? Almost there.

Now a PG-13 "Beverly Hills Cop"? It's about time to dust off my metal baseball bat. Ratner heads are going to fly.
I've always wanted a real opportunity to kill Brett Ratner. Turning "X-Men" into an atypical superhero franchise? Close. "Rush Hour 3"'s mere existence? Almost there.

Now a PG-13 "Beverly Hills Cop"? It's about time to dust off my metal baseball bat. Ratner heads are going to fly.
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6:36PM on 06/03/2008
Hi, I'm Brett Ratner. In 30 minutes I killed Cyclops. In another 30 minutes i killed Professor X. And in another 30 minutes, I killed The Pheonix (like a half assed version of The Pheonix). Then I made Rush Hour 3 which was fantastic! We took the jokes from the first 2, and put them in the third! And now Im taking a shit and puke on BHC. Obviously I'm full of 'douche bag' ideas. This shouldnt be anything knew.
Hi, I'm Brett Ratner. In 30 minutes I killed Cyclops. In another 30 minutes i killed Professor X. And in another 30 minutes, I killed The Pheonix (like a half assed version of The Pheonix). Then I made Rush Hour 3 which was fantastic! We took the jokes from the first 2, and put them in the third! And now Im taking a shit and puke on BHC. Obviously I'm full of 'douche bag' ideas. This shouldnt be anything knew.
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