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10.27.2009

Pope Johnny 5

Another week, another remake of an 80s "classic", and lookie here - it's a robot movie! That's right boys and girls, Johnny 5 is making a 21st Century comeback. Where's Steve Guttenberg? Somebody get the Goot!

So 3 years after the rumors of a remake got serious, SHORT CIRCUIT finally signed itself a director in Steve Carr, who previously sent PAUL BLART to the mall. Is that a good thing? Well this probably is - the film is being written by Dan Milano, one of the Robot Chicken scribes and voices, and the brain behind one of my all time favorite shows Greg the Bunny. blah.

Unknown yet if the Goot and Fisher Stevens will be invited back in any capacity, but the plot does change a little, as the friendly 'bot will this time hook up with a sweet lonely kid from a broken family instead of Ally Sheedy. Plan seems to make this one into another franchise for Dimension Films, who's also currently trying to bring back SPY KIDS, SCREAM, HELLRAISER and a shitload of other films that don't necessarily need it. But that robot was cute, so what the heck!

Extra Tidbit: I wonder what The Goot is up tp these days. Wasn't he supposed to direct a POLICE ACADEMY remake?
Source: Variety

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12:05AM on 10/28/2009
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12:03AM on 10/28/2009
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11:13PM on 10/27/2009

Funny...

I just watched Short Circuit 2 yesterday. I thought we already had a sequal/remake.. wasn't it called WALL-E or something like that?
I just watched Short Circuit 2 yesterday. I thought we already had a sequal/remake.. wasn't it called WALL-E or something like that?
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8:59PM on 10/27/2009
WHATEVER!!!

Just get it over with, but try to make it good.
WHATEVER!!!

Just get it over with, but try to make it good.
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12:52PM on 10/27/2009
Blasphemy, I tell you! Blasphemy!
Blasphemy, I tell you! Blasphemy!
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1:58PM on 10/27/2009
The movie or the picture in the article!?
The movie or the picture in the article!?
12:02PM on 10/27/2009

Leave it!

Oh I wish they wouldn't mess with J5. Somethings you just shouldn't touch.
Oh I wish they wouldn't mess with J5. Somethings you just shouldn't touch.
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11:16AM on 10/27/2009

No!

We don't want a remake.

Dimension, leave Short Circuit and Hellraiser alone.
We don't want a remake.

Dimension, leave Short Circuit and Hellraiser alone.
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10:11AM on 10/27/2009
I don't see how they can remake this and make it relevant to today's audiences. It only worked in the 80's because the 80's didn't know what the fuck was going on and it didn't give a shit, or people like me who love the movie were little kids and it holds nostalgic effect on us.
I don't see how they can remake this and make it relevant to today's audiences. It only worked in the 80's because the 80's didn't know what the fuck was going on and it didn't give a shit, or people like me who love the movie were little kids and it holds nostalgic effect on us.
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12:04AM on 10/28/2009
"It only worked in the 80's because the 80's didn't know what the fuck was going on and it didn't give a shit"

This explains the decade perfectly. Well done.
"It only worked in the 80's because the 80's didn't know what the fuck was going on and it didn't give a shit"

This explains the decade perfectly. Well done.
9:54AM on 10/27/2009
India lifted its more than 20 year travel ban of Fisher Stevens earlier this year for his role in SC so I doubt he would return to the role again, especially in this age of PC.
India lifted its more than 20 year travel ban of Fisher Stevens earlier this year for his role in SC so I doubt he would return to the role again, especially in this age of PC.
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6:11AM on 10/27/2009
ehh... I would rather see a sequel than a remake. If they can't get the guy who was the original voice of Johnny then I say don't bother. The funny voice is what made Johnny Five great. It would be cool to see Fisher Stevens and Steve Guttenburg come back as well. Fisher was really hilarious in these movies! I'm standing here beside myself! LOL!
ehh... I would rather see a sequel than a remake. If they can't get the guy who was the original voice of Johnny then I say don't bother. The funny voice is what made Johnny Five great. It would be cool to see Fisher Stevens and Steve Guttenburg come back as well. Fisher was really hilarious in these movies! I'm standing here beside myself! LOL!
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