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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

I'm so sick of all of these remakes that I actually laughed when writers went on strike a few years ago.  You want more money for what? Not being able to come up with a fresh idea all by yourself? Pffft.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

View Postmissymoo999, on 29 March 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

I wasn't implying it was a remake.I was just saying Hollywood sucks now,and all the movies are just dull,no matter how much money they sink into them.
This is why I had no problem not going to the movies for a month....
JC,being such an obvious reference to Jesus Christ,is what turned me off from just the coming attractions.

I actually went to the movies last night,but it was foreign,not hollyweed,but they of course,are already remaking it .
There's a gushing review of it on my blog .


Well... The author certainly made no attempt at equating John Carter with Jesus Christ... (Neither did the film makers actually...) Back when the story was written protagonists in almost all 'adventure stories' had "Manly" names... John, Jack, Mike, etc (Like Jack Armstrong)...  Carter was the last name of a friend - or so I was told...

I don't know why the movie people didn't call it "A Princess of Mars" like the book...


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostTaun, on 29 March 2012 - 05:35 PM, said:

Well... The author certainly made no attempt at equating John Carter with Jesus Christ... (Neither did the film makers actually...) Back when the story was written protagonists in almost all 'adventure stories' had "Manly" names... John, Jack, Mike, etc (Like Jack Armstrong)...  Carter was the last name of a friend - or so I was told...

I don't know why the movie people didn't call it "A Princess of Mars" like the book...
I don't know,it seemed glaringly obvious.Stranger summoned to a planet from somewhere far away,to be a savior.
Is say its one of those things that was debated on book reports about it.

http://www.slate.com..._christian.html
Other people had the same impression

http://www.holyblasp.../bibleblasphemy

http://live.hollywoodjesus.com/?p=9762

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

I'm actually kind of excited about the remake of Carrie.  Bad as it was, I enjoyed the original, and I adore the actress from Kick Ass and Let Me In, so I'll be watching this... tho probably not in the theater since I don't do that unless the movie is an absolute must see for me.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

I think it is a crummy idea, the Hitchcock obsessive Brian De Palma made a fine Carrie with Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, John Travolta, etc.

With a young cast of up and coming talent how can you top that? You cant.

Hollywood needs better writers and needs to let classics remain classics not let their shine be dimmed by these shake and bake studio crud.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:57 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot Carrie already had a cruddy 1999 sequel The Rage: Carrie 2 and a cruddy 2002 TV movie remake.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:11 AM

View Postdside, on 30 March 2012 - 02:57 AM, said:

Oh yeah, I forgot Carrie already had a cruddy 1999 sequel The Rage: Carrie 2 and a cruddy 2002 TV movie remake.
The original Carrie,is a cult classic.
I totally agree.
Hollyweed needs to get over itself.
They're renaming superman,AGAIN ....
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:25 AM

View Postmissymoo999, on 30 March 2012 - 05:11 AM, said:

The original Carrie,is a cult classic.
I totally agree.
Hollyweed needs to get over itself.
They're renaming superman,AGAIN ....
Yah

And besides, Brian De Palma tacked on that scare at the end which has become so classic.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

View Postdside, on 30 March 2012 - 05:25 AM, said:

And besides, Brian De Palma tacked on that scare at the end which has become so classic.
Damn autospell REMAKING superman,third time.I LOVE the guy tho.He was in The Tudors .Henry something.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:40 AM

I think it's a perfect time to remake Carrie. In light of all the focus on bullying, Carrie was sort of ahead of it's time. If every person who got bullied had psychic powers we'd have a real mess on our hands and even with out powers it is still sad. Look at how many kids end their lives because they're bullied. I think done well this could really outshine the first. If you haven't watched it in a while it really is sort of dated. The music alone is what I think bugs me the most. I love Sissy Spacek in it, she's wonderful but some of the other characters were sort of diffrent than the book. I love Stephen King movies if they're done well (and some are and some aren't) so hopefully they'll try to improve on it. There was already a  tv remake and a sequel out a while back that was not great but it was sort of fun in a campy way.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

The fact that a film is dated is no justification to remake it and in most cases there is no need. The story is set in the 1970s,many classic films are set in a certain period of time which I think adds to the atmosphere of them.

I think the ideas for new ones ran out a while ago. The story lines on some of the old black & white films are better than many of the latest offerings which seem to rely heavily on ever more graphic violence, swearing and special effects, which is probably the treatment the new Carrie film will be getting.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:10 AM

View Postdarkmoonlady, on 02 April 2012 - 04:40 AM, said:

I think it's a perfect time to remake Carrie. In light of all the focus on bullying, Carrie was sort of ahead of it's time. If every person who got bullied had psychic powers we'd have a real mess on our hands and even with out powers it is still sad. Look at how many kids end their lives because they're bullied. I think done well this could really outshine the first. If you haven't watched it in a while it really is sort of dated. The music alone is what I think bugs me the most. I love Sissy Spacek in it, she's wonderful but some of the other characters were sort of diffrent than the book. I love Stephen King movies if they're done well (and some are and some aren't) so hopefully they'll try to improve on it. There was already a  tv remake and a sequel out a while back that was not great but it was sort of fun in a campy way.
I never thought of the bully aspect .Good point,but then,so many movies have this in it to a degree,but she is really really bullied.

Ever see Chocolate ?
It's a Thai movie with a girl named JiJa Yannin.
She's autistic,but kind of an idiot savant,and she sits around watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies all day.
She's not exactly picked on,but in a way.
Get where its going ?
Very cool flick.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Wasn't there already a Carrie remake a while ago? I think at the end she moved to Florida.. I'm not very excited about this. I'll probably end up watching it anyway though.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

A Carrie / Christine combo movie would be good.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Ugh, count me in as someone who is sick of these remakes...the same rehashed story is boring... :sleepy: I'd actually prefer seeing a prequel or something. What about the nutcase mom? What were her teen years like? lol





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