I'd rather see a continuing story than a reboot. Sad to say, they would need to get new actors to play the parts Campbell, Connelly, and Arkin had done.
Who would play them now, do you think?
If a reboot is done, as long as it's made to represent the late '30's or very early '40's, I may be interested in seeing what they come up with.
Connelly needs to gain some weight back and regain those curves!
This movie is already off to a tough start, as it won't have 1991 Jennifer Connelly - literally the best a woman has ever looked.
Other than that, meh. I love the hell out of the original, but if they want to try a reboot, I'm not bothered.
Of all the reboots they could do this might not be a bad one. I liked the original but don't consider it sacred. Would be nice if Timothy Dalton would make an appearance.
I'm on the fence, not sure on this.
I'm in, as long as they don't do something violently stupid like set it in the present day.
I second the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! I F@#*%#+!&*# HATE this idea!! I love the original and hate the idea of a reboot. There are so many reboots lately, I can't think of too many that have worked.
No Jennifer, No Timothy Dalton, It's no Rocketeer.
Cancel this reboot.
i hereby advance the opinion that we need a dedicated organised effort to utterly obliterate any legitimacy the word "reboot" has for films. somehow, it's weaseled its way into the common psyche that it's acceptable to "reboot" things over and over, and that a "reboot" isn't a remake ~ well, ok, it isn't - it's worse. it's some ba$tardised half-ar$e effort that remakes the film but changes it just enough to annoy anyone who liked the original. it's a cover word for "unimaginative".
if you want to remake and/or update a film like this ~ and there is a line of thought that if you redid it know w/ far superior effects that CGI could provide, it'd be worthwhile - then just effing DO IT, don't try and come this *** that it needs a reboot so somehow legitimise it. "well it'll only work if the turtles are actually aliens" etc etc.
Your'e right, the term reboot has to eliminated from the collective conscious of Hollywood executives.
Better idea: Hollywood executives need to be eliminated.
always liked this film.i hope they do a new one but please keep it set in the 30's.big budget and lots of top quality cgi.
I'd prefer a sequel rather than a reboot but children these days don't know the Rocketeer well unless they are raised by cool parents like our members
I was just thinking about this kinda thing this morning either a sequel or a reboot and how they'll try and make it look like a 1930s Iron Man just because that's what is hot at the moment. How long before Disney starts rebooting it's animated movies too?
This is interesting because, about a month ago I was engaged in a conversation arguing with someone about how reboots suck. They asked me if there was any movie I wouldn't mind seeing rebooted. After some thought, I answered "The Rocketeer" - as long as it still takes place in the 30s.batguy said:
I LOVED the original, but I realized there were some points that made it a prime candidate:
- I wasn't attached to the actors. They did a good job, but it's not like it would be terrible if they were replaced by different (good) actors.
- The original story didn't leave room for a sequel. To put it another way, it was a stand-alone story - which is okay, because some stories aren't meant for sequels. (Yes, I know, there are things they could have done, like have Pevee rebuild the rocket pack from the blueprints, but that would have been stretching.)
- While the original was good, it wasn't perfect. The biggest flaw is that they couldn't decide who they wanted their audience to be: kids or adults. If they rebooted the story and had a solid statement of audience, they could improve on this.
Having said that, there are some reasons why I think this might be a BAD idea:
- You'll never get a better score/theme than the one James Horner did for the original. They'll probably crap it up with modern music.
- The temptation is too great to put it in "present day" - that would be instant death (for more reasons than one, but mostly because it would compare weakly to Iron Man).
- There would be a temptation to make it a purely action movie - the original had a story, not just action.
- There would be a temptation to use the same lines and shots from the original which would be a bad idea. New movie, new everything.
- The worst part would be the temptation to make it dark - one of the great things about the original is that it wasn't dark.
All-in-all, I think it would be an interesting experiment. Of all the reboots ever done, the ONLY one I really enjoyed was Casino Royale. Otherwise they've all been pretty crappy.
1.) Yes, to just about all of the above. In spite of my deep-seated loathing of reboots, I too was thinking about a reboot of The Rocketeer and that, if done well, it MIGHT work for the reasons you describe. Although it might also NOT work for the other reasons you list.
2.) Casino Royale wasn't really a reboot. The original was a comedy about seven James Bonds. The new one was a modern version of the original novel. Yes, I know about the "Jimmy Bond" American TV show, but nobody's ever seen that.
I was thinking of Casino Royale as a "reboot" to the James Bond series, not necessarily the movie itself (given that he starts off as a brand new "00" agent).
I consider Casino Royale as reboot within the James Bond series
This would be terrible. A second adaptation of the same comic.
Who ever heard of such a thing?!
I'm not nearly as opposed to this as I was to learn of the Total Recall and Robocop reboots. And given that I was pleasantly surprised by how well Star Trek turned out... well, this could be worth at least the benefit of the doubt.
Having said that, I think that a lot of the points - both for and against - stated above are valid ones. I won't rehash them too much.
I tend to think there's a decent chance, if this happens, of keeping the movie set in the proper era. I would not have thought that pre-Captain America success (of course that WAS the same director...).
Another Reboot another who cares
Only time a reboot is in order is if the original tanked, like the spiderman series. I seriously hope they do this justice and do a separate story.