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C'mon Hollywood #224

10.06.2009

...enough Comic book reboots!
by J.A. Hamilton

We’ve all had to come to terms with the “reign of remakes” that’s overthrown Hollywood, and though we’ve all bitched and moaned about one remake or another, most of us can’t honestly say we’re totally against them (myself included) for fear of being singled out as hypocrites. After all, we can’t say ALL remakes are horrible and then turn around and praise films like STAR TREK or THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. That said, nine out of ten remakes are nothing short of aborted pieces of filth that bring about a foul taste in the back of our mouths that just won’t go away. But now something else has happened, the remake virus has evolved and formed a new strand: Comic book reboots. Hollywood is now remaking/re-launching films and franchises that aren’t even five years old! This way of thinking does nothing but set directors and producers up to fail by not only condoning mediocrity, but encouraging it! It’s almost like they’re saying, “It’s ok if your movie sucks, because we can just remake it in a couple years anyway.” I don’t know about you, but that pisses the hell out of me.

"Does this make you MORE or LESS interested in FF?"

The proper thing to do at this point is bring up the original BATMAN and SUPERMAN films. These are two example of how to do this right. Besides, these films were from another time and weren’t as much remade as they were reinvented. The problem with the term “reinvented” is that once one person uses it, EVERYONE starts throwing it around, attaching it to their ideas and the world loses all its meaning. For example, after STAR TREK became a huge success, Neal Moritz comes out with “Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we’re going to do the same thing with CLIFFHANGER.” First off, that’s easily one of the dumbest f*cking things I’ve ever heard, way to try and ride STAR TREK’s coattails dumbass. Now as for comic book remakes, first and foremost, we have THE FANTASTIC FOUR. But come on, the first one came out in 2005 and the second in 2007 for Christ sake! And the first (as comic book films go) wasn’t even that bad. The sequel was garbage, but rebooting the franchise!? Highly unnecessary.

"Why would you choose Nicolas Cage to play me, WHY!?"

Now I know I’m in the minority on this one, but I enjoyed DAREDEVIL (one of the very few worthwhile unrated/extended cuts). Affleck and Garner were supposed to do a sequel but backed out, now there are rumors galore about a remake, but in all honesty they could just as easily call it a sequel and be stricken from this list. Thomas Jane’s PUNISHER was also a good flick, the reboot, not so much. God only knows what’s going to happen with the SUPERMAN films, the best thing to do there is say a prayer and hope we get at least one more (I’d love to see Kevin Smith’s screenplay hit the big screen, though I know deep down it’ll never happen). GHOST RIDER is also quite a mess (it should never have been dummed-down to PG-13), and with Nic Cage still at the helm, I’ve all but lost faith in that franchise. X-MEN FIRST CLASS is another thorn in my ass, no matter how I try to envision it my “suckage” alarm is tripped every time. I’m not saying WOLVERINE was perfect, but it beats the idea of FIRST CLASS.

"It's gonna take something really special to rekindle our interest"

So what happens next, are they going to re-cast Blade and give his franchise another go around? Is Sony planning a SPIDER-MAN reboot? They’ve already advertised the fact that James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC, THE RUNDOWN, BASIC) is penning the scripts for both 5 and 6 which appears to have nothing to do with the current cast and director. And what about VENOM, could that be why Sony’s all “hush, hush” about this spinoff, could it maybe play a part in this rebooting of the franchise, as a VENOM movie would not be complete without SPIDER-MAN’s involvement on some level. There are so many different characters in the Marvel and DC rosters, so why focus on these few, remaking the shit out them, when we could have three or four new franchises by now (i.e. let’s focus on CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, GREEN LANTERN, VENOM, LOBO and drop X-MEN in favor of AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE).

"Is there a even a chance this can be good?"

What I’m trying to say here is that this “Everything will be fine, because we can just remake it later” slump is drowning Hollywood in sewage and the stink is getting unbearable. Not to mention how we, the fans, are watching our favorite heroes dragged through the mud, while various directors and producers struggle to get it right. My advice, spend a little more time at the drawing board, as half this shit needs to be pulled over by the script police and given two to the back of the head. I understand wanting to “keep a good thing going” but what happens when these “good things” go sour? The trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER was awesome, so were the many SPIDER-MAN 3 trailers. The films themselves were nowhere near what they could have been, and I’m sorry, but I have NO SYMPATHY for failed comic book films, as there’s just too damn much source material there to screw up (or at least one would think). Hollywood needs to slow down a bit, stop worrying about annual grosses, and raise the bar as far as their writers are concerned. I’d rather wait an extra year or two for something spectacular, instead of suffering through another half-assed installment or reboot.
Extra Tidbit: I really wish Todd McFarlane would stop taking his sweet-ass time with SPAWN 2 (and I can't wait for the return of the animated series). At least he learned his lesson and is shooting for an R rated film this time, hopefully with Michael Jai White attached.
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10:46AM on 12/01/2009

Somewhat agree

I do think a lot of comic book films need a reboot. Most notably Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider. I think the The Incredible Hulk is a fine example of a successful reboot, it had a great story, fight sequence, and an ideal cast.
I do think a lot of comic book films need a reboot. Most notably Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider. I think the The Incredible Hulk is a fine example of a successful reboot, it had a great story, fight sequence, and an ideal cast.
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12:20AM on 10/07/2009

remakes suck

i totally agree that the DAREDEVIL unrated dvd is one of the best and worth while buys i have made. sick of the remakes. who isnt?? the best to date is DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 and im not even a zack synder fan.the day they remake JAWS or BACK TO THE FUTURE is my last day on this Fd up planet
i totally agree that the DAREDEVIL unrated dvd is one of the best and worth while buys i have made. sick of the remakes. who isnt?? the best to date is DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 and im not even a zack synder fan.the day they remake JAWS or BACK TO THE FUTURE is my last day on this Fd up planet
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9:52PM on 10/06/2009
No need for more Fantastic Four, Ghostrider would only be good if its R, and Daredevil wasn't nearly as bad as people made it out to be. If Hollywood would do what your asking and put more time into their projects we wouldn't have to worry about reboots.
No need for more Fantastic Four, Ghostrider would only be good if its R, and Daredevil wasn't nearly as bad as people made it out to be. If Hollywood would do what your asking and put more time into their projects we wouldn't have to worry about reboots.
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9:11PM on 10/06/2009
Its true about Daredevil. The director's cut was so much better and really worth seeing. Thats a movie that could of been continued. Besides as bad as it was I thought Colin put a superb performance as Bullseye and that alone made it worth watching. I will agree though that both Fantastic Four movies were dead awful and pure garbage and that I saw Ghost Rider once and swear that I will never see it again. Those two can get the reboot treatment by all means. I mean they ruined Dr. Doom! How
Its true about Daredevil. The director's cut was so much better and really worth seeing. Thats a movie that could of been continued. Besides as bad as it was I thought Colin put a superb performance as Bullseye and that alone made it worth watching. I will agree though that both Fantastic Four movies were dead awful and pure garbage and that I saw Ghost Rider once and swear that I will never see it again. Those two can get the reboot treatment by all means. I mean they ruined Dr. Doom! How could you ruin Marvel's best villain?! How?!
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8:44PM on 10/06/2009

Sigh

"But come on, the first one came out in 2005 and the second in 2007 for Christ sake! And the first (as comic book films go) wasn’t even that bad."

Yes, it was. Have you even seen it? The acting is horrible, the suits awful – especially The Thing who look plastic rather than rocky (I know it's made of rubber, but it looks plastic). And for fuck sake... Dr. Doom was a joke.

"The sequel was garbage, but rebooting the franchise!? Highly unnecessary."

Too bad you can't hear how
"But come on, the first one came out in 2005 and the second in 2007 for Christ sake! And the first (as comic book films go) wasn’t even that bad."

Yes, it was. Have you even seen it? The acting is horrible, the suits awful – especially The Thing who look plastic rather than rocky (I know it's made of rubber, but it looks plastic). And for fuck sake... Dr. Doom was a joke.

"The sequel was garbage, but rebooting the franchise!? Highly unnecessary."

Too bad you can't hear how contradictory that sounds.

Wait... you liked Daredevil? No point in even responding to this...
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8:40PM on 10/06/2009

Fair enough but...

I agree that rebooting franchises generally turns out for the worst, but the answer to your question of "why focus on these few" is simple. Different studios own different properties. Sony own Spiderman and they will do him to death because if they stop making movies Marvel get the rights back. Fox is the same with X-Men. People are less interested in seeing a fourth or fifth movie than they are a reboot because it becomes less likely they saw the one before and so continuous stories become
I agree that rebooting franchises generally turns out for the worst, but the answer to your question of "why focus on these few" is simple. Different studios own different properties. Sony own Spiderman and they will do him to death because if they stop making movies Marvel get the rights back. Fox is the same with X-Men. People are less interested in seeing a fourth or fifth movie than they are a reboot because it becomes less likely they saw the one before and so continuous stories become difficult. It's far easier to say: "right, reboot it from scratch", as you open yourself up to a wider audience. Yes, it's stupid but Marvel are getting on with their new franchises. Also, this article could easily include horror movie reboots, which are ridiculously abundant.
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7:43PM on 10/06/2009

I agree....kinda....

I'm all for forever banning quickly thrown together, cheaply made, [link], "Even if it flops, there's always merchandising!" comic book movie remakes, but I think you're being a tad bit ridiculous to call out ALL future [link] as automatically awful for no other reason than there was already a version of it floating around out there.

I DO think that movie studios need to be a LOT more frugal with which comic book properties they remake, and with how long they wait to remake those
I'm all for forever banning quickly thrown together, cheaply made, [link], "Even if it flops, there's always merchandising!" comic book movie remakes, but I think you're being a tad bit ridiculous to call out ALL future [link] as automatically awful for no other reason than there was already a version of it floating around out there.

I DO think that movie studios need to be a LOT more frugal with which comic book properties they remake, and with how long they wait to remake those properties. For example, I absolutely LOVE The Incredible Hulk, but I also think that it's a movie that was released about five years too soon--It had been a while since the first "Hulk" film, but the taste of it hadn't quite been washed out of moviegoers collective mouths. If that movie had been released five, heck even two or three, years later then I honestly believe that it would've been a smash hit, as opposed to the lukewarm reception that it ended up getting.
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7:20PM on 10/06/2009
I agree, there's so much potential out there and what seems like little effort being put forth. And yeah, the rating plays a huge role in deciding if the movie will be good or not. And most cases, they're not.
I agree, there's so much potential out there and what seems like little effort being put forth. And yeah, the rating plays a huge role in deciding if the movie will be good or not. And most cases, they're not.
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7:13PM on 10/06/2009

eh

I just want a badass FF movie.
I just want a badass FF movie.
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7:12PM on 10/06/2009
The Daredevil R rated directors cut was a fantastic movie.
The theatrical cut of Daredevil...not so much. It's too bad that no one has seen the directors cut of Daredevil, because it's such a better movie than the shitty PG-13 version that was showed in theaters.
The Daredevil R rated directors cut was a fantastic movie.
The theatrical cut of Daredevil...not so much. It's too bad that no one has seen the directors cut of Daredevil, because it's such a better movie than the shitty PG-13 version that was showed in theaters.
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7:17PM on 10/06/2009
The R rated directors cut of Daredevil was the shit, if only more comic book flicks followed that trend, we'd all be so much happier.
The R rated directors cut of Daredevil was the shit, if only more comic book flicks followed that trend, we'd all be so much happier.
6:41PM on 10/06/2009

Blade

Yeah, it's only a matter of time before they try to reboot Blade, and no doubt make it PG-13. I'm holding my breath for Spawn, but like you said, at least it's gonna be R this time.
Yeah, it's only a matter of time before they try to reboot Blade, and no doubt make it PG-13. I'm holding my breath for Spawn, but like you said, at least it's gonna be R this time.
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5:24PM on 10/06/2009

Truth be told..

Hollywood will carry on splatting diarrhea onto our screens and dragging our favourite comic book cahracters through the mud because they know these films will make money, so why bother taking the time to make a good film? Have you not realised Hollywood is lead by people like Akiva Goldsman (who in his spare time burns down orphanges) Ron Howard and Micheal Bay. Sam Raimi screwed up royally with spidey 3, but hey, it made money, so he's making another. Unfortunately, money is the only thing
Hollywood will carry on splatting diarrhea onto our screens and dragging our favourite comic book cahracters through the mud because they know these films will make money, so why bother taking the time to make a good film? Have you not realised Hollywood is lead by people like Akiva Goldsman (who in his spare time burns down orphanges) Ron Howard and Micheal Bay. Sam Raimi screwed up royally with spidey 3, but hey, it made money, so he's making another. Unfortunately, money is the only thing that gets these films made, and most of them are unwilling to take risks like Nolan did with Dark Knight.(For the record Sam Raimi was one of my favourite directors until Spidey 3).

This is a great article, and i'll say this, I'd love a Hellblazer: Constantine remake, one which is actually is based on the comic, cos' fuck knows who they based Keanu on. But it aint gonna happen because 'still don't nothing move but the money'. I just hope they don't fuck the Criminal Macabre movie up like they have with so many others.
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5:06PM on 10/06/2009
This is an article I can back up.
This is an article I can back up.
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5:05PM on 10/06/2009

Yup, Ghost Rider Sucked

Ghost Rider Sucked. Spawn sucked. I'd rather they just move both movies to the Pit of Despair and be done with them.
Ghost Rider Sucked. Spawn sucked. I'd rather they just move both movies to the Pit of Despair and be done with them.
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5:05PM on 10/06/2009
Yeah, these are all terrible ideas for remakes, but if they're coming anyway, let's hope they stop making them for kids and give them the proper treatment.
Yeah, these are all terrible ideas for remakes, but if they're coming anyway, let's hope they stop making them for kids and give them the proper treatment.
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4:06PM on 10/06/2009

You are missing a big piece

You are missing a big piece to WHY this is happening, and frankly I am surprised you are given all the information out there because of the Marvel Disney merger...

If these companies who have bought the movie rights to these characters stop making movies with the characters, the rights will revert back to Marvel, or whomever owns them originally.

So we are getting a new FF movie for that reason alone. And I bet that is why we are getting the new Daredevil, Ghost Rider, etc. Because if
You are missing a big piece to WHY this is happening, and frankly I am surprised you are given all the information out there because of the Marvel Disney merger...

If these companies who have bought the movie rights to these characters stop making movies with the characters, the rights will revert back to Marvel, or whomever owns them originally.

So we are getting a new FF movie for that reason alone. And I bet that is why we are getting the new Daredevil, Ghost Rider, etc. Because if they don't use it, they lose it.

Again, this information is everywhere right now. So while your sentiment is good, and I agree with it in principle, you shouldn't be asking why. It is a financial decision.
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3:49PM on 10/06/2009

What?

There were terrible scenes in Spiderman 3, but that huge box-office return had to come from somewhere - obviously somebody liked it! Besides the horrible dance sequence, it wasn't the worst movie I've watched. Comparing Spiderman 3 to Fantastic Four 2 is ludicrous! Are you really fucking serious about that?
There were terrible scenes in Spiderman 3, but that huge box-office return had to come from somewhere - obviously somebody liked it! Besides the horrible dance sequence, it wasn't the worst movie I've watched. Comparing Spiderman 3 to Fantastic Four 2 is ludicrous! Are you really fucking serious about that?
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3:35PM on 10/06/2009
AMEN!!!!! Hes 1000% on the money with everything he's said, and YESS BRING BACK SPAWNN!!! Ghost rider = a flaming pile of shit and the punisher did not need a reboot, thomas jane was bombbbb
AMEN!!!!! Hes 1000% on the money with everything he's said, and YESS BRING BACK SPAWNN!!! Ghost rider = a flaming pile of shit and the punisher did not need a reboot, thomas jane was bombbbb
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3:05PM on 10/06/2009

The first Fantastic Four movie not that bad!?

That was the most rancid, corn and cashew laden log of sh*t I have ever had the mispleasure of watching. GOD AWFUL from beginning to end. You lost me as soon as you defended that turd.
That was the most rancid, corn and cashew laden log of sh*t I have ever had the mispleasure of watching. GOD AWFUL from beginning to end. You lost me as soon as you defended that turd.
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3:03PM on 10/06/2009
I think Hollywoods biggest problem is they are not respecting the source material & they market these films to younger audiences. We all know comics like The Punisher, Daredevil, Ghost Rider & even Batman are much darker comics. The viewing public is not stupid but hollywood seems to think remakes & reboots is what they need to make money period. If its crap though people will not see it or waste their money in these trying times.

Great column btw, best c'mon hollywood in a long while
I think Hollywoods biggest problem is they are not respecting the source material & they market these films to younger audiences. We all know comics like The Punisher, Daredevil, Ghost Rider & even Batman are much darker comics. The viewing public is not stupid but hollywood seems to think remakes & reboots is what they need to make money period. If its crap though people will not see it or waste their money in these trying times.

Great column btw, best c'mon hollywood in a long while keep it up!
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2:56PM on 10/06/2009

AGREED

and i still dont understand why people dont like daredevil. that was GOOD!
and i still dont understand why people dont like daredevil. that was GOOD!
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2:52PM on 10/06/2009

Ghost Rider

I think Ghost Rider should totally be remade but do with it as they did the Thomas Jane's Punisher. Dark and not so dang much CGI, besides the skull obviouslly
I think Ghost Rider should totally be remade but do with it as they did the Thomas Jane's Punisher. Dark and not so dang much CGI, besides the skull obviouslly
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2:35PM on 10/06/2009
i liked the punisher war zone. it was a fun blast.
i thought daredevil looked good but lacked everything else. superhero comics and movies have to appeal to such a broad age range that most of them seem lame to me.
i liked the punisher war zone. it was a fun blast.
i thought daredevil looked good but lacked everything else. superhero comics and movies have to appeal to such a broad age range that most of them seem lame to me.
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1:44PM on 10/06/2009
This is awesome! Agree entirely, especially about how cool the Daredevil Director's Cut was. Also, I liked ROTSS. But all these reimaginings and such are just squandering potential.
This is awesome! Agree entirely, especially about how cool the Daredevil Director's Cut was. Also, I liked ROTSS. But all these reimaginings and such are just squandering potential.
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1:26PM on 10/06/2009

Roninphan

I'm ok with the remakes simply because the original (FF, Ghost Rider, Daredevil) sucked so bad I would like someone to do them justice and make a great movie.
I'm ok with the remakes simply because the original (FF, Ghost Rider, Daredevil) sucked so bad I would like someone to do them justice and make a great movie.
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12:52PM on 10/06/2009
HOWARD THE DUCK!!!!
HOWARD THE DUCK!!!!
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12:22PM on 10/06/2009
I'm looking forward to a reboot of Fantastic Four. Yeah - the original films were just released years ago, but I'd like to see them improve the product. Hopefully it won't be a complete reboot (more of a semi) and just continue the story (without going over their origin again).
I'm looking forward to a reboot of Fantastic Four. Yeah - the original films were just released years ago, but I'd like to see them improve the product. Hopefully it won't be a complete reboot (more of a semi) and just continue the story (without going over their origin again).
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12:08PM on 10/06/2009
Great article, and completely agree! Honestly, the only franchise I would like to see remade is X-Men, but only if FOX sells the rights back to Marvel. Because let's face it, while the X-Men movies were entertaining, they had jack-all to do with the actual comics.
Great article, and completely agree! Honestly, the only franchise I would like to see remade is X-Men, but only if FOX sells the rights back to Marvel. Because let's face it, while the X-Men movies were entertaining, they had jack-all to do with the actual comics.
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12:07PM on 10/06/2009

kiddy doesnt sell well

None of these movies listed are any good bc they are to kiddyish. They are looking for to wide of an audience. The only one to break that mold was the first 2 terribly boring spider-man movies, most movie critics thought it was boring and they were right but a million 12 year old boys and fans say its great but itsnot any movie with Spidey will make money no matter how bad, like spiderman 3 which not even fans like, then bc of spidey you got Fantastic 4, ghost rider and superman returns and
None of these movies listed are any good bc they are to kiddyish. They are looking for to wide of an audience. The only one to break that mold was the first 2 terribly boring spider-man movies, most movie critics thought it was boring and they were right but a million 12 year old boys and fans say its great but itsnot any movie with Spidey will make money no matter how bad, like spiderman 3 which not even fans like, then bc of spidey you got Fantastic 4, ghost rider and superman returns and they all sucked. Lets go back to adult themed movies bc that who pays for them and thats who makes them, remeber this stuff started bc of a R rated Blade, a mature X-Men and a grown up Batman, 300 and Sin City. These are the best and most succesful comic book movies and they made money
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5:05PM on 10/06/2009
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
11:41AM on 10/06/2009
Yeah, X-men First Class looks dumb as hell, and nobody needs another Fantastic Four either. Let's focus on new stuff and like Vlad said, bring on the crossovers.
Yeah, X-men First Class looks dumb as hell, and nobody needs another Fantastic Four either. Let's focus on new stuff and like Vlad said, bring on the crossovers.
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11:08AM on 10/06/2009

Bring on the crossovers!!!

Great article J.A.! I couldn't agree with you more. Since the whole Hollywood/Superhero situation is so insane right now, the only thing I look forward to is the crossovers and multiple hero films. I always wanted to see Spider-Man & Blade together against Mobius the Vampire. The perfect chance to take Spidey seriously and make him a little more dark & mature. Open with Mobius killing MJ!!!

***Cliffhanger remake? WTF?! Talk about unnecessary!
Great article J.A.! I couldn't agree with you more. Since the whole Hollywood/Superhero situation is so insane right now, the only thing I look forward to is the crossovers and multiple hero films. I always wanted to see Spider-Man & Blade together against Mobius the Vampire. The perfect chance to take Spidey seriously and make him a little more dark & mature. Open with Mobius killing MJ!!!

***Cliffhanger remake? WTF?! Talk about unnecessary!
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11:40AM on 10/06/2009
I totally agree.
I totally agree.
11:03AM on 10/06/2009

Is that how it is now?

So instead of developing NEW ideas or NEWer ideas, we'll just keep "rebooting" these movies that didn't do so hot the first time. Invest millions of dollars to a do-over that a lot of people don't really care too much about.
This makes me sad.
Because people are just going to continue to accept this idea and we'll have "The Matrix" redone by 2014 with an all Muppet cast.

Because someone thought it would work.

So instead of developing NEW ideas or NEWer ideas, we'll just keep "rebooting" these movies that didn't do so hot the first time. Invest millions of dollars to a do-over that a lot of people don't really care too much about.
This makes me sad.
Because people are just going to continue to accept this idea and we'll have "The Matrix" redone by 2014 with an all Muppet cast.

Because someone thought it would work.

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10:53AM on 10/06/2009

Remakes are fine

I don't have a problem with Remakes, but can't they give it time for the dust to settle? The remakes that work are the ones that happen years after the original (whether it was good or not). Thats why Star Trek worked, the Origninal Punisher remake, or the Halloween remakes. It's about letting the other becoming dated before trying to re-imagine.
I don't have a problem with Remakes, but can't they give it time for the dust to settle? The remakes that work are the ones that happen years after the original (whether it was good or not). Thats why Star Trek worked, the Origninal Punisher remake, or the Halloween remakes. It's about letting the other becoming dated before trying to re-imagine.
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10:52AM on 10/06/2009

"Hollywood needs to...

slow down, and stop thinking of yearly grosses?"
That's a stupid thing to say. These studios have employees to pay, it's a business, and they need to make money EVERY year. Understand? This "Come On Hollywood" is pretty crappy. You're bitching about studios making comic book films over again? WTF?
slow down, and stop thinking of yearly grosses?"
That's a stupid thing to say. These studios have employees to pay, it's a business, and they need to make money EVERY year. Understand? This "Come On Hollywood" is pretty crappy. You're bitching about studios making comic book films over again? WTF?
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10:39AM on 10/06/2009
I think if a studio realizes they fucked up when it came to making a movie (Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Hulk) than by all means a remake is welcome if they're going to do it right this time. The Incredible Hulk is a perfect example. If Ghost Rider drops Cage, PG-13, and Goyer out of the picture than it'll most likely be a great film.
I think if a studio realizes they fucked up when it came to making a movie (Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Hulk) than by all means a remake is welcome if they're going to do it right this time. The Incredible Hulk is a perfect example. If Ghost Rider drops Cage, PG-13, and Goyer out of the picture than it'll most likely be a great film.
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10:34AM on 10/06/2009
I've said it before and I'll say it again. X-Men First Class should be done as a TV show ala Smallville. Call me crazy but I'd rather see that than a big screen version.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. X-Men First Class should be done as a TV show ala Smallville. Call me crazy but I'd rather see that than a big screen version.
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9:10AM on 10/06/2009

Here's my two cents....

Fantastic Four- If you get a cast and crew that had the same passion for the property as Chiklis did that won't make it into some shitfest than you can guarantee a great movie.

Punisher- Should've never attempted to done the property without Jane. Jane was the bread and butter of that movie and when they went for Stevenson (whom looked the part but couldn't act out of wet paper bag) and had Jigsaw be a knock-off of Tim Burton's Joker from "Batman" and seem to be more interested in upping
Fantastic Four- If you get a cast and crew that had the same passion for the property as Chiklis did that won't make it into some shitfest than you can guarantee a great movie.

Punisher- Should've never attempted to done the property without Jane. Jane was the bread and butter of that movie and when they went for Stevenson (whom looked the part but couldn't act out of wet paper bag) and had Jigsaw be a knock-off of Tim Burton's Joker from "Batman" and seem to be more interested in upping the ante in terms of gore instead of story, it fell flat on it's ass. Ma Gnucci or Barracuda would've been better villains in my opinion too.

Ghost Rider- As long as Nicholas Cage is still around, it's going to be condemned to an eternity of purgatory and brimstone.

Blade- A fourth movie would be nice but not the shlock Goyer made. Do what Del Toro did with it. Solid movie that's dark, violent, but still pleasing to watch.

X-Men: First Class- I have no idea where to take this franchise anymore. I hope the "Wolverine"-sequel will be better than the mediocre first and hope Jackman hires a director that LOVES the character instead of Hood whom seem like he was just going through a simulated walkthrough than actually giving a damn about what he was doing and compiling every single mutant into the picture and taking away the real story--- Wolverine.

I would rather have an "X-Men 4" movie and "Magneto" movie but whomever does those movies, as I've said before, really needs to know what the hell they're doing and the characters. Singer did the first two films brilliantly because he knew these characters and he could identify with them. I think that must be said with all comic-book properties. Don't jump onboard the ship just because "Ooh! I always wanted to direct a comic-book film" or "Star in a superhero movie." Be like Raimi whom adores Spider-Man and that universe. Be like Donner whom gave Superman the powers to fly and marvel us. Be like Nolan whom has finally given us a worthy Batman.

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7:06AM on 10/06/2009

Punisher

Punisher needs a good movie....it's about time! Tom jane's was ok but not the punisher, Stevenson's was the Punisher but a mediocre film.

Give us a serious punisher!!
Punisher needs a good movie....it's about time! Tom jane's was ok but not the punisher, Stevenson's was the Punisher but a mediocre film.

Give us a serious punisher!!
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6:48AM on 10/06/2009

Agree...

Though have to say that the reboot of "Hulk" was a welcome relief. The Ang Lee version was so putrid :(

I liked Fantastic Four and Daredevil also, so with you on that. What makes a reboot decision happen? Is it the box office? Fan feedback? Simple greed?
Though have to say that the reboot of "Hulk" was a welcome relief. The Ang Lee version was so putrid :(

I liked Fantastic Four and Daredevil also, so with you on that. What makes a reboot decision happen? Is it the box office? Fan feedback? Simple greed?
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6:05AM on 10/06/2009
well technically the new star trek wasnt a remake but a continuation, thanks to the time traveling
well technically the new star trek wasnt a remake but a continuation, thanks to the time traveling
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4:29AM on 10/06/2009
I gotta say I pretty much agree with you bud. Certain things getting the reboot treatment just don't even feel worth it. And things like Ghost Rider 2, wtf? Arg ... shameful. The only thing I want to see done right is Superman, I think Singer came close but certain casting and story plots I think failed an otherwise good film.
I gotta say I pretty much agree with you bud. Certain things getting the reboot treatment just don't even feel worth it. And things like Ghost Rider 2, wtf? Arg ... shameful. The only thing I want to see done right is Superman, I think Singer came close but certain casting and story plots I think failed an otherwise good film.
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