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08.24.2012by: Jim Law

The Ten Spot: 10 Awful Re-Imagined Movie Characters

I don't hate remakes. There's plenty of decent ones to go around. I do hate the phrase "re-imagining". There's just some sort of smug undertone to it that says "I have a better way of telling someone else's story". Look, if you have such a unique vision on things go make your own fucking movie. Screwing up memorable characters is the worst part of the whole process. which is why we're here. I stuck strictly to movie-to-movie roles. Breaking down television characters brought to the big screen is a whole different battle.

10. Paul Crewe - THE LONGEST YARD

You know who is this generation's 1970's Burt Reynolds? Nobody. Specifically not Adam Sandler. In fact, if I were to make a list of actors to fill the shoes of 1970's Burt Reynolds (and I might, don't test me), Adam Sandler wouldn't crack the top 100. Gross.

9. Arthur - ARTHUR

I dare somebody to justify Russell Brand's entertainment value to me. Have you seen his new TV show where he just stands on a stage spews douche-juice all over a hand-picked audience? It's subconsciously-slam-yourself-in-the-face-with-a-hammer bad. So when you replace Dudley Moore, one of the funniest, fun-loving actors ever, with this asshole and you've got....... nothing.

8. Nancy - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Fact - The remake of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and Rooney Mara's great performance within, has everything to do with this role. She has to know how bad she was here, right? Nancy is of genre hero legend, rightfully placed on a pedestal next to Laurie Strode. Mara shows up and basically sleepwalks (you'll take that pun and like it, bitch!) through the entire film.

7. Peter Vincent - FRIGHT NIGHT

I generally had a good time with this film but the changes they made with the original`s most interesting character. Why go from a local horror icon who`s trying to keep his career alive by portraying a vampire hunter to a gigantic dick-bag goth magician? That cool factor they were looking to hit was missed by a few miles.

6. Yoda - ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Imagine if that new MUPPET MOVIE last year replaced all the puppets with little CGI assholes jumping around doing spin moves over and over. I understand Yoda, at some point in his life, could kick some major ass, and the fact that it took Lucasfilm sized computers to make him look so blurry while doing so. Why use those same computers to show him sitting on his ass? There was a lovable comfort to the clumpy Yoda puppet that's lost when you look really close at digitally enhanced Yoda. I don't know if any of this makes any sense to anybody else.

5. Inspector Clouseau - THE PINK PANTHER

The unique humor of Peter Sellers basically defined the Clouseau character. Steve Martin simply makes him a more functional version of the retard he played in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (great film, BTW). It's like he's trying so hard to be Sellers he actually forgot to add any defining vision to the actual character.

4. Medusa - CLASH OF THE TITANS

There's something special about the original Medusa. Her creepy stop-motion slithering, the face that looks like it's carved out of brick, and those eyes...... those ridiculously awful eyes that haunt my dreams. The re-imagined Medusa is kind of hot. WTF? Her movements remind me of a video game monster. She's so silky smooth and alluring, which kind of makes sense, I guess. Still, I'd rather be creeped out by her than want to make sweet love to her.

3. Dr. Loomis - HALLOWEEN 2

I could have went with the aforementioned Laurie Strode here and the white-trash version of her Rob Zombie delivered but I'd rather stick to what he did to the heart and sole of the entire franchise. Loomis was the glue that held these films together. As bad as they got, fans had the comfort of knowing the great Donald Pleasence was there to make us feel at home. So when you take Michael Myers' archenemy, the ultimate good to his ultimate evil, and turn him into a greedy douchebag publicist whore, you've got to know you suck. Weird Al knows what I'm sayin'.

2. Edward Malus - THE WICKER MAN

This is sort of like replacing Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER with Krusty the Clown. I'll never know if this is truly supposed to be a comedy but I haven't laughed this hard for the better part of three decades. And yes, I realize the characters have different names therefore making them two separate roles but I imagine that's only because the original filmmakers saw a cut of the remake and made them change the name.

1. Godzilla - GODZILLA

I'm like a broken record when it comes to this fucking movie. Still, if I can save one more soul from seeing this pile of shit with each paragraph I write, it's worth it. Let's just cut to it - Godzilla is a prehistoric monster with dinosaur origins NOT a super charged iguana. Godzilla doesn't burrow underground from pesky helicopters and fall for sneaky "fish traps" in the middle of Manhattan. Godzilla does not die by getting tangled in bridge cables and ripping off the end of KING KONG. Godzilla does not have Reese Weatherspoon's chin.
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1:35PM on 05/22/2014

NOPE!!

The CGi Yoda was about the only thing they did RIGHT!!! He looked exactly how I thought he should look especially after that god awful puppet from The Phantom Menace...IF they could have done the puppet exactly like Empire or ROTJ, then I would have been with you....but since they didn't and actually COULDN"T remake the puppet properly for some damn reason, the CGi Yoda wins hands down in my book peeples......
TIDBIT...maybe ole George made sure the puppet looked like shit so he could sell
The CGi Yoda was about the only thing they did RIGHT!!! He looked exactly how I thought he should look especially after that god awful puppet from The Phantom Menace...IF they could have done the puppet exactly like Empire or ROTJ, then I would have been with you....but since they didn't and actually COULDN"T remake the puppet properly for some damn reason, the CGi Yoda wins hands down in my book peeples......
TIDBIT...maybe ole George made sure the puppet looked like shit so he could sell everyone on the CGi Yoder......waddya think??
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2:06PM on 05/15/2013

What about Buzz?

So, the character 're-imagined' in the image for this post is a humanized Buzz Lightyear. Which led me to believe that this would be a 'What If?' kind of blog post. For example, What if they did a live action Buzz Lightyear film, wouldn't that be awful? That would be an interesting post, this is something else. This is a loosely tied list of annoying characters, some of which are re-imagined, some of which are just poor characters. What happened to the human Buzz Lightyear that made me
So, the character 're-imagined' in the image for this post is a humanized Buzz Lightyear. Which led me to believe that this would be a 'What If?' kind of blog post. For example, What if they did a live action Buzz Lightyear film, wouldn't that be awful? That would be an interesting post, this is something else. This is a loosely tied list of annoying characters, some of which are re-imagined, some of which are just poor characters. What happened to the human Buzz Lightyear that made me interested enough to click on this post?
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9:54PM on 04/01/2013
in ancient Greek mythology Medusa was one of the prettiest girls in Greece. Poseidon had sex with her in Athena's temple and Athena's punishment was to turn her hair to snakes and make it so that anyone she looked at would be turned to stone. so she's meant to be pretty.
in ancient Greek mythology Medusa was one of the prettiest girls in Greece. Poseidon had sex with her in Athena's temple and Athena's punishment was to turn her hair to snakes and make it so that anyone she looked at would be turned to stone. so she's meant to be pretty.
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1:53PM on 05/15/2013
actually athena turned her ugly as well. tusks, bat wings, bronze claws.... no snake bum though
actually athena turned her ugly as well. tusks, bat wings, bronze claws.... no snake bum though
6:50PM on 05/07/2013
Just wanted to clear this up. Medusa WAS beautiful, but when Poseidon raped her in front of the statue of Athena in Athens, she called out to her city's patron goddess for help. Athena was disgusted (in those days, if a woman was raped, it was her fault), and cursed her by turning her hair to snakes and stripping her of her beauty to such a degree that any man who looked upon her was turned to stone. It was never any sort of magical eye-laser power that turned people to stone, it was her
Just wanted to clear this up. Medusa WAS beautiful, but when Poseidon raped her in front of the statue of Athena in Athens, she called out to her city's patron goddess for help. Athena was disgusted (in those days, if a woman was raped, it was her fault), and cursed her by turning her hair to snakes and stripping her of her beauty to such a degree that any man who looked upon her was turned to stone. It was never any sort of magical eye-laser power that turned people to stone, it was her ugliness itself. So, in short, she WAS pretty, but Athena turned her ugly. Medusa is NOT supposed to be pretty, as a gorgon. :)
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11:59AM on 01/02/2013
Reece Witherspoon's chin....love it.....yeah and This Godzilla (monster zero) sucks ass......
Reece Witherspoon's chin....love it.....yeah and This Godzilla (monster zero) sucks ass......
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6:19PM on 12/26/2012

agree

i think, the cgi idea was alright but badly executed.
they really should have consulted better fighting experts on how such a little and agile person would conduct a sword fight. jumping around while fighting with a sword like a bouncy ball seems like such a bad idea.
why is he so agile anyways, he is only about 30 years older in episode 6 than he is in episode3 .30 years of over 800 years. if he does some kind of kung fu sword fighting thing at least give him a little bit of posture.
i think, the cgi idea was alright but badly executed.
they really should have consulted better fighting experts on how such a little and agile person would conduct a sword fight. jumping around while fighting with a sword like a bouncy ball seems like such a bad idea.
why is he so agile anyways, he is only about 30 years older in episode 6 than he is in episode3 .30 years of over 800 years. if he does some kind of kung fu sword fighting thing at least give him a little bit of posture.
and his mimicry and eyes were just shallow acting.
but yoda is not the only character the prequels treated badly
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3:41AM on 12/11/2012

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I disagree...in mythology she was actually hot that being the reason she is turned into medusa in the first place. I do think she was a little to animated and they could of went with more of a mechanical costume like the werewolves in underworld.
I disagree...in mythology she was actually hot that being the reason she is turned into medusa in the first place. I do think she was a little to animated and they could of went with more of a mechanical costume like the werewolves in underworld.
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6:51PM on 05/07/2013
Jim nailed it. And it was her ugliness that turned men to stone, not magic.
Jim nailed it. And it was her ugliness that turned men to stone, not magic.
3:10PM on 01/31/2013
She was beautiful as a human. Athena turned Medusa into the hideous gorgon that no one could bear to look at.
She was beautiful as a human. Athena turned Medusa into the hideous gorgon that no one could bear to look at.
12:39PM on 08/25/2012

CGI Yoda All The Way

That puppet does not look good anymore. Time was not on that puppets side. Sorry nostalgia buffs but you can't keep defending shit for the sake of defending it. I look at old movies or TV shows and sometimes they hold up but sometimes they don't. While the STAR WARS movies still hold up, sadly not the puppetry that was used at the time. That whole Cantina scene looks like a fucking episode of sesame street. Lucas is constantly getting bashed for improving upon his art and thats just sad.
That puppet does not look good anymore. Time was not on that puppets side. Sorry nostalgia buffs but you can't keep defending shit for the sake of defending it. I look at old movies or TV shows and sometimes they hold up but sometimes they don't. While the STAR WARS movies still hold up, sadly not the puppetry that was used at the time. That whole Cantina scene looks like a fucking episode of sesame street. Lucas is constantly getting bashed for improving upon his art and thats just sad.
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12:39PM on 08/25/2012

CGI Yoda All The Way

That puppet does not look good anymore. Time was not on that puppets side. Sorry nostalgia buffs but you can't keep defending shit for the sake of defending it. I look at old movies or TV shows and sometimes they hold up but sometimes they don't. While the movies still hold up, sadly not the puppetry that was used at the time. That whole Cantina scene looks like a fucking episode of sesame street. Lucas is constantly getting bashed for improving upon his art and thats just sad.
That puppet does not look good anymore. Time was not on that puppets side. Sorry nostalgia buffs but you can't keep defending shit for the sake of defending it. I look at old movies or TV shows and sometimes they hold up but sometimes they don't. While the movies still hold up, sadly not the puppetry that was used at the time. That whole Cantina scene looks like a fucking episode of sesame street. Lucas is constantly getting bashed for improving upon his art and thats just sad.
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3:47AM on 08/25/2012
I'd almost say this could be higher. I love Steve Martin...but man, everything about this movie (and his performance in it) was dreadful.
I'd almost say this could be higher. I love Steve Martin...but man, everything about this movie (and his performance in it) was dreadful.
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3:41AM on 08/25/2012
This would've been an all-timer if they just cast Norm MacDonald doing his Burt Reynolds character.
This would've been an all-timer if they just cast Norm MacDonald doing his Burt Reynolds character.
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3:04AM on 08/25/2012
Breaking down television characters brought to the big screen is a whole different battle.



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Breaking down television characters brought to the big screen is a whole different battle.



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10:54PM on 08/24/2012
To be fair, I think it was the script that sucked. She did the best she could with it
To be fair, I think it was the script that sucked. She did the best she could with it
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8:50PM on 08/24/2012
Unpopular opinion but, I loved this movie. And I love this character.
Unpopular opinion but, I loved this movie. And I love this character.
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5:26PM on 08/24/2012
I've read that even Rooney Mara admits that she sleepwalked through the role. She almost quit acting because of this movie, then Dragon Tattoo happened.
I've read that even Rooney Mara admits that she sleepwalked through the role. She almost quit acting because of this movie, then Dragon Tattoo happened.
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3:58PM on 08/24/2012
The puppet will always be my Yoda of choice, but I understand why they used the CGI to have him do things he couldn't as a puppet, such as the fighting. Also, I thought the CGI for the character and his fighting improved a lot in Episode 3 (maybe due to fan backlash from episode 2). That dual between him and Palpatine is pretty awesome.
The puppet will always be my Yoda of choice, but I understand why they used the CGI to have him do things he couldn't as a puppet, such as the fighting. Also, I thought the CGI for the character and his fighting improved a lot in Episode 3 (maybe due to fan backlash from episode 2). That dual between him and Palpatine is pretty awesome.
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1:48PM on 08/24/2012

Here Here!

10 out of 10 Law. Fuck New Peter Vincent and don't get me started on Noomi Rapace in NM she was horrible! The chick who played Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy) , was SO much better. I was bummed when she died. She was the only thing worth watching.
10 out of 10 Law. Fuck New Peter Vincent and don't get me started on Noomi Rapace in NM she was horrible! The chick who played Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy) , was SO much better. I was bummed when she died. She was the only thing worth watching.
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3:20PM on 08/24/2012
Noomi Rapace? Dude, wrong Girl with a Tattoo
Noomi Rapace? Dude, wrong Girl with a Tattoo
1:30PM on 08/24/2012
Yes! I agree 300000000 % with you here. How is this not # 1?
Yes! I agree 300000000 % with you here. How is this not # 1?
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1:29PM on 08/24/2012
I enjoyed Tenant here, even if the character was underwritten a bit.
I enjoyed Tenant here, even if the character was underwritten a bit.
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1:28PM on 08/24/2012
I forget it was Mara in this awful remake. She was terrible here.
I forget it was Mara in this awful remake. She was terrible here.
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1:27PM on 08/24/2012
Is it sacrilegious to say that I preferred this remake to the original? A) I like Brand, he's got an odd charm about him. B) Greta Gerwig vs. Liza Minelli? No contest for me- Gerwig is adorable and awesome and sweet and fun, and Minelli is the spawn of Satan (I really hate her). C) Helen Mirren was (and always is) great!
Is it sacrilegious to say that I preferred this remake to the original? A) I like Brand, he's got an odd charm about him. B) Greta Gerwig vs. Liza Minelli? No contest for me- Gerwig is adorable and awesome and sweet and fun, and Minelli is the spawn of Satan (I really hate her). C) Helen Mirren was (and always is) great!
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12:51PM on 08/24/2012
Yeah and Sellers acted with his eyes a lot. Lots of looking left and right...etc. Steve looks straightforward. Kevin Kline should have played this instead.
Yeah and Sellers acted with his eyes a lot. Lots of looking left and right...etc. Steve looks straightforward. Kevin Kline should have played this instead.
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7:16PM on 08/24/2012
As in, instead of Steve Martin. Nothing will beat Sellers.
As in, instead of Steve Martin. Nothing will beat Sellers.
12:50PM on 08/24/2012
I always felt Yoda was so powerful he didn't even need to engage in a lightsaber fight. I'm sad Lucas felt he had make a character unintentionally funny.
I always felt Yoda was so powerful he didn't even need to engage in a lightsaber fight. I'm sad Lucas felt he had make a character unintentionally funny.
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12:48PM on 08/24/2012
sorry. David Tennant was hilarious. One of my favorite parts of the movie.
sorry. David Tennant was hilarious. One of my favorite parts of the movie.
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12:11PM on 08/24/2012

YES!

Peter Vincent was the greatest character of the original movie. Tennant sucks in this role.
Peter Vincent was the greatest character of the original movie. Tennant sucks in this role.
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11:46AM on 08/24/2012

Agree

Totally agree. I so wanted to love this scene but A) It looked so God Damn ridiculous and B) That wasn't the Yoda I knew, he used his mind and not his flipping ability.
Totally agree. I so wanted to love this scene but A) It looked so God Damn ridiculous and B) That wasn't the Yoda I knew, he used his mind and not his flipping ability.
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11:33AM on 08/24/2012
personally I couldnt care less as a kid or now if he was an iguana,dinosaur,turtle,crocodile, whatever. a giant reptile destroying a city is all thats required to please me in a godzilla movie
personally I couldnt care less as a kid or now if he was an iguana,dinosaur,turtle,crocodile, whatever. a giant reptile destroying a city is all thats required to please me in a godzilla movie
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11:27AM on 08/24/2012
Yoda wielding a lightsaber was the most epic realization of a childhood dream
Yoda wielding a lightsaber was the most epic realization of a childhood dream
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11:24AM on 08/24/2012
I actually liked this one. And no annoying laugh like the original. that laugh always made me cringe
I actually liked this one. And no annoying laugh like the original. that laugh always made me cringe
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11:12AM on 08/24/2012
I would have disowned you if Godzilla wasn't on the top of the list, good call.
I would have disowned you if Godzilla wasn't on the top of the list, good call.
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10:26AM on 08/24/2012
Such a disappointing scene. So much missed potential (though that could be said for the whole movie). The room they were also didn't help. The tight quarters of the original added to the claustrophobia and made it feel like one false move could be the end. No tension whatsoever in the remake.
Such a disappointing scene. So much missed potential (though that could be said for the whole movie). The room they were also didn't help. The tight quarters of the original added to the claustrophobia and made it feel like one false move could be the end. No tension whatsoever in the remake.
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10:23AM on 08/24/2012
Personally, Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner were the two most watchable things about the NOES remake. The movie is a disappointment, but I actually liked watching the two of them.
Personally, Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner were the two most watchable things about the NOES remake. The movie is a disappointment, but I actually liked watching the two of them.
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8:38AM on 08/24/2012
Triple Post
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8:29AM on 08/24/2012
Heather Langenkamp is a terrible actress and the ending where Nancy boobytraps the house is so cheesy. Langenkamps performance in Elmstreet 3 is even worse.
Heather Langenkamp is a terrible actress and the ending where Nancy boobytraps the house is so cheesy. Langenkamps performance in Elmstreet 3 is even worse.
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8:28AM on 08/24/2012
Yoda kicking ass in EPII was one of the best things about the movie. Everybody loved it back in the day. I like his CGI look better than the puppet from Phantom Menace.
Yoda kicking ass in EPII was one of the best things about the movie. Everybody loved it back in the day. I like his CGI look better than the puppet from Phantom Menace.
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8:27AM on 08/24/2012
Double post
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8:11AM on 08/24/2012

Peter Sellers Clouseau > Steve Martin Clouseau

I totally agree because the humour felt extremely forced. When Peter Sellers was setting up or in a chaotic scene he made his bumbling look natural unlike Steve Martin who'd constantly wink at the situation like "hey, guess what happens next when I do this"
I totally agree because the humour felt extremely forced. When Peter Sellers was setting up or in a chaotic scene he made his bumbling look natural unlike Steve Martin who'd constantly wink at the situation like "hey, guess what happens next when I do this"
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8:24AM on 08/24/2012
Bingo.
Bingo.
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7:20AM on 08/24/2012
Even as a kid, that final duel he had in Ep II made me laugh at how stupid it looked.
Even as a kid, that final duel he had in Ep II made me laugh at how stupid it looked.
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6:57AM on 08/24/2012

Good list

Of all those on this list that I've seen, I completely agree. For those I didn't see, it's because I sensed what a pile of shit they were going to be so chose not to see them. So on those, again, I agree in theory :)
Of all those on this list that I've seen, I completely agree. For those I didn't see, it's because I sensed what a pile of shit they were going to be so chose not to see them. So on those, again, I agree in theory :)
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6:20AM on 08/24/2012
Great List, but my No.1 pick would be Anakin Skywalder of the Stars Wars prequels. You´ve come a long way from the creepy, cool and mostrous badass villain to him being a whiny, annoying little kid and an arrogant, boring Emo-jerk in part 1-3.
Great List, but my No.1 pick would be Anakin Skywalder of the Stars Wars prequels. You´ve come a long way from the creepy, cool and mostrous badass villain to him being a whiny, annoying little kid and an arrogant, boring Emo-jerk in part 1-3.
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6:39AM on 08/24/2012
Good call. I toyed with using this one but, in the end, I guess I just considered them 2 separate characters.
Good call. I toyed with using this one but, in the end, I guess I just considered them 2 separate characters.
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6:19AM on 08/24/2012
Great List, but my No.1 pick would be Anakin Skywalder of the Stars Wars prequels. You´ve come a long way from the creepy, cool and mostrous badass villain to him being a whiny, annoying little kid and an arrogant, boring Emo-jerk in part 1-3.
Great List, but my No.1 pick would be Anakin Skywalder of the Stars Wars prequels. You´ve come a long way from the creepy, cool and mostrous badass villain to him being a whiny, annoying little kid and an arrogant, boring Emo-jerk in part 1-3.
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6:15AM on 08/24/2012
Great choice, I hated what they did to Loomis.
Great choice, I hated what they did to Loomis.
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6:10AM on 08/24/2012

YES YES and YES

The CGI Yoda is terrible. A puppet from 1980's is way more believable and realistic than this obvious CG creation. His fight was (un?)intentionally laughable but other than that he was always taking me out of the movie. I was thinking why would they think this looks good or even better than the puppet!?
The CGI Yoda is terrible. A puppet from 1980's is way more believable and realistic than this obvious CG creation. His fight was (un?)intentionally laughable but other than that he was always taking me out of the movie. I was thinking why would they think this looks good or even better than the puppet!?
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12:27PM on 08/25/2012
You said it perfectly, except, it's the other way around. That puppet is fucking ridiculous and does not hold up. Why would you think flinging a puppet around to simulate fighting, would look better.. That's just silly. Even you have to know that
You said it perfectly, except, it's the other way around. That puppet is fucking ridiculous and does not hold up. Why would you think flinging a puppet around to simulate fighting, would look better.. That's just silly. Even you have to know that
12:26PM on 08/25/2012
You said it perfectly, except, it's the other way around. That puppet is fucking ridiculous and does not hold up. Why would you think flinging a puppet around to simulate fighting, would look better.. That's just silly. Even you have to know that
You said it perfectly, except, it's the other way around. That puppet is fucking ridiculous and does not hold up. Why would you think flinging a puppet around to simulate fighting, would look better.. That's just silly. Even you have to know that
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6:08AM on 08/24/2012
Oh man this was a terrible change. I loved Peter Vincent in the original but this douche character was really annoying
Oh man this was a terrible change. I loved Peter Vincent in the original but this douche character was really annoying
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6:06AM on 08/24/2012
I didn't hate the remake. I gave it a low score because of the execution of the scares, the director should be to blame here but the actors did a pretty decent job, though inferior to the original - especially Jackie Earle Hayley who in my opinion was way more horrible than Nancy.
I didn't hate the remake. I gave it a low score because of the execution of the scares, the director should be to blame here but the actors did a pretty decent job, though inferior to the original - especially Jackie Earle Hayley who in my opinion was way more horrible than Nancy.
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6:04AM on 08/24/2012
I'm with you on not understanding Brand's popularity. I don't hate the guy, I think with the right material he can be okay, but his stand-up is terrible.
I'm with you on not understanding Brand's popularity. I don't hate the guy, I think with the right material he can be okay, but his stand-up is terrible.
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6:03AM on 08/24/2012
that's just a forgettable movie to me. Nothing that's really awful but nothing good either
that's just a forgettable movie to me. Nothing that's really awful but nothing good either
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5:35AM on 08/24/2012
This was one of the action flicks my brother and I grew up with and though we both admit it isn't a great film now, when we were kids it was just so much fun - the visual effects work was and still is rather cool. Of course, I knew nothing about the Godzilla character and its heritage, and can now understand why fans of the original Gojira were so offended by the film. I have very high hopes for Gareth Edwards' remake!
This was one of the action flicks my brother and I grew up with and though we both admit it isn't a great film now, when we were kids it was just so much fun - the visual effects work was and still is rather cool. Of course, I knew nothing about the Godzilla character and its heritage, and can now understand why fans of the original Gojira were so offended by the film. I have very high hopes for Gareth Edwards' remake!
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5:31AM on 08/24/2012
Disagree as well. I own a life-size statue of Yoda armed and ready to attack, and I personally think it is a cooler pose to display him in compared to holding a walking stick in a swamp. Of course, nothing can compare to the artistry of the animatronics and puppeteering work (and Frank Oz's performance), but it was really cool to see Yoda in action, engaging in all-out lightsaber duels, even if it meant him having to be a CGI creation.
Disagree as well. I own a life-size statue of Yoda armed and ready to attack, and I personally think it is a cooler pose to display him in compared to holding a walking stick in a swamp. Of course, nothing can compare to the artistry of the animatronics and puppeteering work (and Frank Oz's performance), but it was really cool to see Yoda in action, engaging in all-out lightsaber duels, even if it meant him having to be a CGI creation.
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5:29AM on 08/24/2012
If anything, the Arthur remake was wholly unnecessary, if not completely bad (Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner kinda sorta rescued it from Brand's clutches).
If anything, the Arthur remake was wholly unnecessary, if not completely bad (Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner kinda sorta rescued it from Brand's clutches).
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3:25AM on 08/24/2012
I completely disagree with this. I thought David Tennant did a great job in the movie.
I completely disagree with this. I thought David Tennant did a great job in the movie.
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1:44AM on 08/24/2012
In his defense, Brand is good in his Aldous Snow movies.
In his defense, Brand is good in his Aldous Snow movies.
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1:27AM on 08/24/2012
I disagree. I always found Heather Langencamps performance to be fittingly cheesy for the 80's. She overacted the entire performance. Look at the scene where Johnny Depp dies. Her whole screaming scene was soooo overacted. On the contrary, I felt Rooney Mara (whose a superior actress anyway) came off as more natural and a better Nancy overall. In fact, she was one of the very few good things about this remake (including the awesome Jackie Earle Hayley's Freddy, although that isn't to say that
I disagree. I always found Heather Langencamps performance to be fittingly cheesy for the 80's. She overacted the entire performance. Look at the scene where Johnny Depp dies. Her whole screaming scene was soooo overacted. On the contrary, I felt Rooney Mara (whose a superior actress anyway) came off as more natural and a better Nancy overall. In fact, she was one of the very few good things about this remake (including the awesome Jackie Earle Hayley's Freddy, although that isn't to say that he did a better job than Robert England).
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+13
1:19AM on 08/24/2012

disagree

I'm still surprised how entertaining this remake is, and the cast is great including Sandler in one of his best roles. A cool, more well rounded character. Nothing shockingly impressive or anything but not bad by any stretch. And I mean come on, it's a reimagining of the character, not 'this generations _______'. oh well though
I'm still surprised how entertaining this remake is, and the cast is great including Sandler in one of his best roles. A cool, more well rounded character. Nothing shockingly impressive or anything but not bad by any stretch. And I mean come on, it's a reimagining of the character, not 'this generations _______'. oh well though
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-7
1:17AM on 08/24/2012

disagree

I was actually surprised by this movie. It wasn't great or anything but it wasn't bad at all and actually kind of cute / enjoyable. Brand was good as Arthur as well, though obviously Brand haters will hate Brand roles lol
I was actually surprised by this movie. It wasn't great or anything but it wasn't bad at all and actually kind of cute / enjoyable. Brand was good as Arthur as well, though obviously Brand haters will hate Brand roles lol
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+5
1:16AM on 08/24/2012

the movie sucked the big one

but I thought the two leads were actually pretty solid.

If anything the reimagined FREDDY should be on this list instead of Nancy.
but I thought the two leads were actually pretty solid.

If anything the reimagined FREDDY should be on this list instead of Nancy.
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1:08PM on 08/24/2012
@Jim - huh? what do you mean checked the footnotes? or are you just saying you liked Nu-Freddy?
@Jim - huh? what do you mean checked the footnotes? or are you just saying you liked Nu-Freddy?
6:21AM on 08/24/2012
No, he shouldn't have. I just checked the footnotes.
No, he shouldn't have. I just checked the footnotes.
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1:15AM on 08/24/2012

meh

I thought he was a fun character in the movie, but ultimately a bit of a forgettable one (just like the movie itself). Blah.
I thought he was a fun character in the movie, but ultimately a bit of a forgettable one (just like the movie itself). Blah.
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+15
1:14AM on 08/24/2012

disagree

though I'm not a hater of episodes I-III and not a lover of IV-VI so maybe that's why. But I thought it was awesome seeing Yoda up and about kicking ass, and upon a recent revisit the puppet in the original movie looked pretty lame at times.
though I'm not a hater of episodes I-III and not a lover of IV-VI so maybe that's why. But I thought it was awesome seeing Yoda up and about kicking ass, and upon a recent revisit the puppet in the original movie looked pretty lame at times.
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+2
1:13AM on 08/24/2012

disagree

he was surprisingly good in it, and this coming from a fan of the original PP. The movie was a surprise as well, fun flick. The sequel totally dropped the ball though, ugh...
he was surprisingly good in it, and this coming from a fan of the original PP. The movie was a surprise as well, fun flick. The sequel totally dropped the ball though, ugh...
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+12
1:12AM on 08/24/2012

can't say as I've never seen the movie

however I have seen some awesome clips/mash ups from it probably a thousand times hahaha
however I have seen some awesome clips/mash ups from it probably a thousand times hahaha
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+18
1:10AM on 08/24/2012

agreed

I actually don't hate this movie as much as others, but it was still a big disappointment as a Godzilla fan (even one with an open mind). When future kids look back at it I bet they'll just say 'oh you mean the shitty version of Cloverfield?' haha
I actually don't hate this movie as much as others, but it was still a big disappointment as a Godzilla fan (even one with an open mind). When future kids look back at it I bet they'll just say 'oh you mean the shitty version of Cloverfield?' haha
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1:10AM on 08/24/2012
...I'm glad the ARTHUR re-imagining was on here? Otherwise, my repeated reaction (to the films with re-imagined characters that I *have* seen) is, "meh, says you."
...I'm glad the ARTHUR re-imagining was on here? Otherwise, my repeated reaction (to the films with re-imagined characters that I *have* seen) is, "meh, says you."
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1:09AM on 08/24/2012

disagree

McDowell was phenomenal and super memorable as Loomis in H2. About the only good thing about it aside from a couple of the other actors though, unfortunately.
McDowell was phenomenal and super memorable as Loomis in H2. About the only good thing about it aside from a couple of the other actors though, unfortunately.
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1:13PM on 08/24/2012
Aw that's too bad dude haha, I really thought he was great. No he wasn't the opposite of Myers, he was corrupted, he was human and McDowell nailed that aspect and actually made for a more memorable Loomis than Pleasence. Again though, it's a reimagining -- it's supposed to be different, not like the original / the opposite of Myers. But if you didn't like it you didn't like it
Aw that's too bad dude haha, I really thought he was great. No he wasn't the opposite of Myers, he was corrupted, he was human and McDowell nailed that aspect and actually made for a more memorable Loomis than Pleasence. Again though, it's a reimagining -- it's supposed to be different, not like the original / the opposite of Myers. But if you didn't like it you didn't like it
6:34AM on 08/24/2012
Phenomenal?!?!? This legitimately makes me sad.
Phenomenal?!?!? This legitimately makes me sad.
+8
1:08AM on 08/24/2012

one of the few on this list I agree with

one of the coolest characters / villains... and it went so wrong
one of the coolest characters / villains... and it went so wrong
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