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BHC: Ratner promises R

02.11.2009

I didn't know people asked Brett Ratner for his views about anything but apparently that happens, since here he is today to regale us with his thoughts about his upcoming BEVERLY HILLS COP movie:

"Its a hard R... [and] were not going to call it 4,... It will be a new Beverly Hills Cop... There was all this stuff on the Internet and theyd read a script... Its not the script Im making... Its a reinvention... Im going to reintroduce it to a contemporary audience. Im going to take the best of the first two films and put it into the new one.

I find it truly hilarious that Brett Ratner thinks by asserting his movie will be a hard-R and that the script he's shooting isn't the one you've seen derided online, that people will cease to think it will be a piece of shit. Dude, people think it is gonna be a piece of shit because you're directing it. You could have reanimated Nabokov, Tolstoy and Flaubert to write it for you, people will still think that. Look at your credentials.

In the interest of presenting a fair argument though, I should acknowledge that there are worse alternatives to having Ratner direct. You could have Uwe Boll. Or a caveman. Or a sail boat. Although possibly not the sail boat.
Extra Tidbit: HERE is a cool idea for the script to this thing. Almost made it too.
Source: MTV

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11:53AM on 02/15/2009
Brett Ratner is the Joel Schumacher of the 21st century.

Also, X-Men The Last Stand was also destroyed by Tom Rothman.
Brett Ratner is the Joel Schumacher of the 21st century.

Also, X-Men The Last Stand was also destroyed by Tom Rothman.
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1:28PM on 02/12/2009

The blog link

The link to that blog is a lot of whiny, self-congratulatory complaining over NOTHING. He doesn't have a script idea, he has a casting idea. Not even his idea because "his" casting idea is.... use the same cast!

I never understood this Ratner hate. "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2" were hilarious, and "X-Men: The Last Stand" was as good as it could have been considering what Ratner had to work with.
The link to that blog is a lot of whiny, self-congratulatory complaining over NOTHING. He doesn't have a script idea, he has a casting idea. Not even his idea because "his" casting idea is.... use the same cast!

I never understood this Ratner hate. "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2" were hilarious, and "X-Men: The Last Stand" was as good as it could have been considering what Ratner had to work with.
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12:07PM on 02/12/2009

Red Dragon...

Ratner has delivered some pure shit in the past, but Red Dragon was surprisingly good. And I've got to admit I enjoyed the hell out of Rush Hour 2...
And I guess he's talking about the whole 'hard R' thing because Live Free or Die Hard and Terminator Salvation are the first PG-13 films in those two franchises. And wasn't BHC3 PG-13? Axel Foley has to say 'fuck'. A lot.
Ratner has delivered some pure shit in the past, but Red Dragon was surprisingly good. And I've got to admit I enjoyed the hell out of Rush Hour 2...
And I guess he's talking about the whole 'hard R' thing because Live Free or Die Hard and Terminator Salvation are the first PG-13 films in those two franchises. And wasn't BHC3 PG-13? Axel Foley has to say 'fuck'. A lot.
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10:48AM on 02/12/2009
Anyone really give a shit about a new Beverly Hills Cop movie to begin with?
Anyone really give a shit about a new Beverly Hills Cop movie to begin with?
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9:48AM on 02/12/2009

Rush Hour

Rush hour rocked. And he is for sure a better director than everybody below! So what? some of his movies sucked! There are a lot of bad directors and at least this guy really seems to love movies. I think this could be cool.
Rush hour rocked. And he is for sure a better director than everybody below! So what? some of his movies sucked! There are a lot of bad directors and at least this guy really seems to love movies. I think this could be cool.
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8:38AM on 02/12/2009

Lot of Negative Energy

I will not sit here and defend Brett Ratner. He did turn X-M#N 3 into the worst in the franchise, but we must remember that part of that blame rests with Bryan Singer for leaving the franchise in the first place to direct SUPERMAN RETURNS, which most people on this site also seem to dislike (even though I enjoyed it).
That said, I love RUSH HOUR, I like RUSH HOUR 2 and I can sit through RUSH HOUR 3. RED DRAGON was a great thriller, and to me the best in the Hannibal franchise (I'm sure someone
I will not sit here and defend Brett Ratner. He did turn X-M#N 3 into the worst in the franchise, but we must remember that part of that blame rests with Bryan Singer for leaving the franchise in the first place to direct SUPERMAN RETURNS, which most people on this site also seem to dislike (even though I enjoyed it).
That said, I love RUSH HOUR, I like RUSH HOUR 2 and I can sit through RUSH HOUR 3. RED DRAGON was a great thriller, and to me the best in the Hannibal franchise (I'm sure someone will have a problem with that). And, AFTER THE SUNSET wasn't a bad movie, it was just too rushed to be a good movie. Oh, and MONEY TALKS was pretty funny. (I won't get into how I believe THE FAMILY MAN was just too darn corny for words.)
Anyway, I don't get what the big deal is, I mean the original BEVERLY HILLS COP movies were rated R, so what's so amazing about this one being R? So, it's a hard "R". OK, so I guess that means we're gonna see Axel Foley ssying something to the effect of "I stuck a banana in your tailpipe" and then go like all PUNISHER-style on two innocent civilians.
I mean, what the heck does that mean for a BHC movie, hard R? Please.
Anyway, I'm gonna stay neutral on this until the movie arrives. I mean it might be great, who knows?
Eddie Murphy needs a hit (And, I mean NEEDS a hit), and reprising old characters worked out pretty well for Stallone (Rocky, Rambo), so maybe it will work out here.
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3:18AM on 02/12/2009
I can't figure this guy out. Red Dragon was awesome, but everything else he's done is crap.
I can't figure this guy out. Red Dragon was awesome, but everything else he's done is crap.
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2:06AM on 02/12/2009
meh.
i did like Red Dragon however,
or did i just like Edward Norton?
maybe that was it.
meh.
i did like Red Dragon however,
or did i just like Edward Norton?
maybe that was it.
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11:52PM on 02/11/2009
Ratner has to go around GIVING his opinion even though nobody asks him anything because he knows that nobody ever will, will ever want to, or will even think of doing so. I hate Ratner for X-Men 3 and now I hate him even more for even showing interest in the God Of War video-game-to-movie project. And when I say hate I mean it in a very violent, very vile, sadistic way.

If only I could torture Ratner.

Hmmm....
Ratner has to go around GIVING his opinion even though nobody asks him anything because he knows that nobody ever will, will ever want to, or will even think of doing so. I hate Ratner for X-Men 3 and now I hate him even more for even showing interest in the God Of War video-game-to-movie project. And when I say hate I mean it in a very violent, very vile, sadistic way.

If only I could torture Ratner.

Hmmm....
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7:28PM on 02/11/2009
I give Ratner good credit on only two films - the first two RUSH HOURs. I'm semi-alone on that stance as well, but I'm a martial arts junkie and I thought they worked well.

That said, everything else this man says or touches is shit. I can't believe people think it's a good idea to let him direct their franchises.

I see him on the same level as Paul W.S. Anderson - his few talents occasionally shine in his original properties and even if his own original movies end up sucking it doesn't
I give Ratner good credit on only two films - the first two RUSH HOURs. I'm semi-alone on that stance as well, but I'm a martial arts junkie and I thought they worked well.

That said, everything else this man says or touches is shit. I can't believe people think it's a good idea to let him direct their franchises.

I see him on the same level as Paul W.S. Anderson - his few talents occasionally shine in his original properties and even if his own original movies end up sucking it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is when they rape other franchises that they had no business being near.
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6:55PM on 02/11/2009
Or a toilet...I think a toilet could do a better job than Ratner.
Or a toilet...I think a toilet could do a better job than Ratner.
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4:49PM on 02/11/2009

I don't get Ratner's take on this at all...

The version posted in the Extra Tidbit is definitely the way to go - "A reinvention"? Ratner needs to be canned. Call Tony Scott and use the script idea from these other guys.
The version posted in the Extra Tidbit is definitely the way to go - "A reinvention"? Ratner needs to be canned. Call Tony Scott and use the script idea from these other guys.
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3:33PM on 02/11/2009
how until we hear that will i am douche is remix the Axle theme. i hope im wrong, but given ratners involvement & murphy's slump this is going to be the most obnoxiously crude film in the series.
how until we hear that will i am douche is remix the Axle theme. i hope im wrong, but given ratners involvement & murphy's slump this is going to be the most obnoxiously crude film in the series.
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2:27PM on 02/11/2009
Ratner sucks when it comes to doing anything but Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 (Rush Hour 3 was a piece of shit).


That being said, yes... yes I think he will fail miserably with BHC4.. did any of you see X-men 3??
Ratner sucks when it comes to doing anything but Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 (Rush Hour 3 was a piece of shit).


That being said, yes... yes I think he will fail miserably with BHC4.. did any of you see X-men 3??
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2:00PM on 02/11/2009
Whoa, wait, so it's actually a remake? Or reboot? Or reimagining? Or whatever the fuck they're calling do-overs these days?

... Weird.
Whoa, wait, so it's actually a remake? Or reboot? Or reimagining? Or whatever the fuck they're calling do-overs these days?

... Weird.
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1:49PM on 02/11/2009

NOOO

Sounds like Superman Returns with all the reinvetion/first 2 films things
Sounds like Superman Returns with all the reinvetion/first 2 films things
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1:48PM on 02/11/2009
Brett Ratner isn't as bad a director as people make him out to be. He's really good when it comes to making buddy comedies. I think he should stear clear of comic book movies, but buddy comedies are fine for him.
Brett Ratner isn't as bad a director as people make him out to be. He's really good when it comes to making buddy comedies. I think he should stear clear of comic book movies, but buddy comedies are fine for him.
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1:21PM on 02/11/2009

Another point of view

Y'know, I may be the only person who doesn't feel deeply insulted by Ratner's involvement. And here's why.

Murphy needs a hit! And not just where people go see the movie because it's got Eddie Murphy in it, but he need a movie people go see because they LIKE Eddie Murphy, and what he used to represent. But even the old Murphy had bad movies. And since Ratner's rep is that he's mostly mediocre, well, that says he doesn't out-and-out suck, he just lacks whatever specialness that makes a movie
Y'know, I may be the only person who doesn't feel deeply insulted by Ratner's involvement. And here's why.

Murphy needs a hit! And not just where people go see the movie because it's got Eddie Murphy in it, but he need a movie people go see because they LIKE Eddie Murphy, and what he used to represent. But even the old Murphy had bad movies. And since Ratner's rep is that he's mostly mediocre, well, that says he doesn't out-and-out suck, he just lacks whatever specialness that makes a movie more than a bloated excuse to kill some time. And unlike the infamous Boll, Ratner is a comercially viable director, for whatever reason.

Oh, and another thing, somebody already bastardized Beverly Hills Cop with the third installation. So really, Ratner's not about to pull an "X-Men 3" on us, worst case scenario we get a movie along the lines of "Lethal Weapon 4" or "Indy 4" that feels truly irrelevant, that strives to be like its predecessors just a little too much. And THAT is why I'm not angry at Ratner.
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12:28PM on 02/11/2009

take murphy out of this

this cast should be:
Nick Cannon as Axel Foley
Rob Schneider as Rosewood
Carlos Mencia as Taggart
Kate Hudson as whatever chick they put in it.

this way i could avoid ratner and everyone else who SUCKS at the same time.

this cast should be:
Nick Cannon as Axel Foley
Rob Schneider as Rosewood
Carlos Mencia as Taggart
Kate Hudson as whatever chick they put in it.

this way i could avoid ratner and everyone else who SUCKS at the same time.

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12:16PM on 02/11/2009

Yawn

Beverly Hills Cop and Brett Ratner. You don't need to be a genius to see this is gonna suck.
Beverly Hills Cop and Brett Ratner. You don't need to be a genius to see this is gonna suck.
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11:56AM on 02/11/2009

No sailboat??

I bet Tugger could do a pretty decent job of it, but i bet if he was directing Russell Crowe would probably be staring.
I bet Tugger could do a pretty decent job of it, but i bet if he was directing Russell Crowe would probably be staring.
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11:33AM on 02/11/2009

dick

Brett Ratner is awful awful human being.
Brett Ratner is awful awful human being.
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11:19AM on 02/11/2009
I feel bad sometimes. Ratner reminds me of that kid in school, who you are forced to collaborate with in school projects, and even though you hate every single one of his ideas, you have to be nice.

Even though....Hardly anyone on this forum is nice. Poor Ratner. It's okay. At least no one cares about Youngblood.
I feel bad sometimes. Ratner reminds me of that kid in school, who you are forced to collaborate with in school projects, and even though you hate every single one of his ideas, you have to be nice.

Even though....Hardly anyone on this forum is nice. Poor Ratner. It's okay. At least no one cares about Youngblood.
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