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12 April 2011 @ 09:18 pm
A remake of The Crow?!? Will Hollywood never give up? You have to vote with your wallets, people. They keep on doing this crap because you pay for it.
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chands_wsprchands_wspr on April 13th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
Good God! Why the hell would they want to mess with perfection? I also feel it's an insult to Brandon Lee... I mean he died making that movie!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 13th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
9: FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-rottensick on April 13th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Wow Hollywood, way to respect your fucking dead.
Alessaralessar on April 13th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
Actually people are voting but hollywood is too stupid to realize the results.
Steve Hutchisonfoomf on April 13th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
It's not that they remake it. Just that it's too soon.

They're making yet another 3 Musketeers too.

IN 3-D. And what appears to be the Countess de Winters is a freaking NINJA.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: What?!?archmage on April 13th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
God, that show was hideous.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 13th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
The movie never hit that level for me, but the original comics were close. I liked the film, sure, but it wasn't nearly as powerful. I'm just really fed up with remake after remake.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 13th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
I see a vast distinction between remaking, say, Seven Samurai as The Magnificent Seven and taking a recent film and just making it again. Who was it that said that there are only so many stories that can be told? Taking one of those archetypes, switching to a different genre, adapting for a completely new setting, that still shows creativity. On the other hand, taking a recent film and simply making it again is on par with plagiarism. You're simply copying the old work. If you ARE changing enough things that it's a new story, then show the creativity and make it your own, don't just slap a name on it and ride the coattails (The Lawnmower Man, anyone?).

As for the outrage at this due to Lee's death, well, that's not my view. Actors die like everyone else, and if they die on set, that shouldn't make the film sacred.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 13th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well, therein lies a point that relates to the core: is a remake actually referring to the original source material for it's inspiration, or the "original" adaptation? In this case, all accounts imply that the remake of The Crow is remaking the film, which was never a very good translation of the book. If this was someone trying to actually make the book into a film (as opposed to the "original" film, which was "we like the look and idea, but we're rewriting the story"), I'd at least give it more creedence. Sadly, very few remakes fall into that category.

As for rewatching the film...not long ago, actually. Yes, it's dated, though that is not a sticky point to me. Most films set in 'the real world' (as opposed to science fiction/space types or historical/fantasy types) will have this through no fault of their own. This is not a good enough reason, in my opinion, to make it again, just to "update" it. Where does that particular slide stop? Is it then fair game to make it again and again, ad nauseum?
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 13th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)

may the ghost of brandon lee rise up and kick their asses.
Jay Bohmerjaybohmer on April 13th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
There hasn't been anything 'new' out of Hollywierd in a while. With the possible exception of feature length animation.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 13th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
And that's exactly my issue. I may not like these flicks, but I can't blame H'wood. They've openly admitted that they aren't in it for the art anymore, they're a business. As long as the populace continues to pay for shit, shit is what they'll get.

You make things, you set a bar, a standard. Some things will make that line, some exceed, and some fall short. If the public continues to accept that which falls short, they allow that bar to drop, and the cycle continues.

Sure, I'm annoyed at H'wood for this crap, but I'm actually mad at the zombified public who not only accepts but apparently WANTS "entertainment" which is more and more of the same (and less), and requires them to remove their brains.
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Mauler_mauler_ on April 19th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)

Please, just no.

Base a film on another one of the comics which isn't Eric Draven, fine. But not a film where the star passed while making it, but not when it's already so timeless and perfect and not when the soundtrack is so damn astounding.

What the fuck. Money. >:(