To be honest I loved the first movie, the cast was good. Not as good as the show but still good.
well wtf, i shouldnt be allowed to post after working till 2 in the morning. haha, i totally thought about adams family.
Still, bring christopher lloyd to the munsters too xD
The dope is that this will be quite different than the original, which itself only lasted 2 years, so not a smash hit despite that it's been in reruns forever. The guy behind it told Entertainment Weekly that his goal is for the show “to be an American Harry Potter…to have that sense of a magical world that you get to go to with your family and find stories told in a fantastical way that are instantly relatable.” The Munsters an American Harry Potter? WTF? Good luck with that, pal. The new show's title is Mockingbird Lane, not The Munsters.
No worries, I can't see this lasting very long. For the record, I like Jerry O'Connell in general and think he could pull this off.
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That's about the size of it.thats like calling braveheart the irish lord of the rings.
these people are getting stupider by the minute
Sometimes you catch a flash in the pan hit because EVERYTHING clicks...
You can NEVER replace this cast. It wasn't the premise, or story that made the munsters work...
It was the CAST.
It can't be recastedededed.
The cast made that show. That and the house!
The new one could be pulled off with the right cast
(Brad Garrett for one) but this reboot isn't sounding to promising.
The original show was technically two seasons although
they had 3 season worth of episodes. I think there was 28
episodes a season or something to that effect.
That turd they made afterwards The Munsters Today ran three
years but was just stupid to sit through. Not sure how it lasted
as long as it did. Joh Shuck was horrible as (Midget) Herman.
rofl! HOW DID I MISS THIS THREAD! art tossed it at me like a beanbag over on facebook ... i friggen love you guys and i fully agree with most of you ...WHY ARE THEY REBOOTING THIS, nothing can ever compare to the original :< good thing i got rid of my cable box a while ago .... less room for dissapointment :>
I am so sick of reboots, re-imaginings, re-this and that. And naturally, the "darker, edgier" cliche is never far behind. It doesn't matter: movies, comic books, etc. all do the same thing. That's why I've given up on them all. I keep hoping that someone will do something original, have a success, then all the 'monkey see monkey do' producers, writers and directors will fall all over themselves trying to emulate this "bold innovation".
Remember the days of Star Trek IV production, when the word was that they were going to go for a more "light-hearted" approach? Imagine that happening today. If you ask me, all the "dark, gritty" crapola is having the cumulative effect of desensitizing today's kids and burning out their imaginations and senses of wonder...and I can't help but wonder if that's intentional.
That, or it's just the end result of producers, writers and directors who grew up with Garbage Pail Kids....
(Oh, I forgot to include todays' music on the list of desensitizing elements..)
Gotta agree. I too am sick of the gritty "depressing" feel of most of the movies today. I never thought about the "burning out their imaginations and senses of wonder", but that's really the way I feel too. These movies just aren't as cool and rewatch worth as the films from before the 90's.
This is one of the reasons I don't care for the Nolan Batman universe. There's just nothing "fun" about them. When I go to a movie, I want to be taken away to another world without the dirtiness of today's society. It's like watching the news, it's all so depressing.
The ONLY reason I'd watch it is to see if they do an updated Dragula and Koach. This is a show where it would be really hard to duplicate because the original actors were so good.
You still have snake balls and other unidentified creepy crawlies....and Steve
The Grandpa concept art that appeared in Entertainment Weekly showed him in a snazzy suit rather than the cape, tux, and medal we all know from Lugosi, so it seems they're going for a far different look.The ONLY reason I'd watch it is to see if they do an updated Dragula
From the EW interview with Bryan Fuller:
Were not doing bolts in the neck and Bela Lugosi. Its almost the Real Housewives of Transylvania. These are a blinged-out representation of what monsters would be doing if they lived in our society today. How they would look, how they would interact. Our wardrobe is heavily influenced by Alexander McQueen and his use of animal textures. For instance, with [the vampire] Lily, all of her wardrobe comes from nature. The first time we see her this nest of spiders weaves her dress on her body as shes standing there. Well see ravens come in and assemble her blouse out of their feathers. We wont see animal skins because the animals are donating as opposed to dying for it. She has domain over nature and nature has a fantastic esthetic.
We'll see, I guess.
first US harry potter, now real housewifes of transylvania?
and lily suddenly is the goddess of nature?
yeah, those people need to be hit over the head with a blunt object, thats all i can say...
the house looks like bad cgi, something you would find in a medieval RPG, such as world of warcraft, and grandpa doesnt look like he belongs in this family at all. He looks like a retired president of a big company...
What are those people smoking? Can't be anything good.
This just sounds awful. I remember hearing something about a Munsters MOVIE in the works several years ago, I had heard they were taking the same approach as the tongue-in-cheek Brady Bunch & Beverly Hillbillies films from the 90s.
Honestly, with the right cast, that sounded like it could have been a fun movie. But this? Just plain awful.
And while I thing Portia de Rossi is great in Arrested Development, but she's no Lily Munster. From the pictures I've seen posted here, that role should have definitely gone to Error!