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    Sep 28, 2017, 3:06 PM - Flight of the Navigator (remake) #1

  2. Cephus's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2017, 3:13 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #2

    Oh look, another good movie that will be screwed up by Hollywood.
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    Sep 28, 2017, 4:10 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #3

    nooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    Sep 28, 2017, 4:30 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #4

    Jesus. These people never f***ing learn. They go for the most obvious, surface level crap and then just keep reproducing the window dressing without any thought for why people really like what they like.

    Stranger Things is enjoyed not merely because it's retro, but because the story and acting are fascinating, it features a cast of incredibly talented kids who come across as very genuine and natural on screen (which is almost unheard of), and it's clearly a labor of love for the Duffer brothers.

    It's not just "make it 80s and I'll go see it," you morons.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 2:49 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #5

    We've gotten to the point where even the old obscure movies will be remade.

    That's desperate as all hell.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 3:22 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #6

    Wow, another movie I will only be watching through semi-legal methodology.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 3:27 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #7

    My God is there anything NOT being remade from the eighties?????
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    Oct 1, 2017, 3:29 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #8

    The Mad Professor said: View Post
    Wow, another movie I will only be watching through semi-legal methodology.
    I won't be watching it at all. I've got the original, I don't need a remake.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 3:48 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #9

    Cephus said: View Post
    I won't be watching it at all. I've got the original, I don't need a remake.
    I'd watch it out of morbid fascination. Pretty much the reason I watched Showgirls and the first Twilight film.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 4:05 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #10

    The Mad Professor said: View Post
    I'd watch it out of morbid fascination. Pretty much the reason I watched Showgirls and the first Twilight film.
    The only reason I saw any of the Twilight movies is because Rifftrax did them. Otherwise, zero interest.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 8:03 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #11

    Why does my childhood have to keep getting touched inappropriately? These producers are like catholic priests!
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    Oct 1, 2017, 8:08 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #12

    ZeroSum said: View Post
    Why does my childhood have to keep getting touched inappropriately? These producers are like catholic priests!
    Heyoooooooo! Try the veal.
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    Oct 2, 2017, 1:12 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #13

    No, no, no, no, no, no, etc.
    It's a classic. Some classics can be remade, if the story is an adaptation of a book, or it's historical/mythological... but this.. it's already perfect!
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    Oct 2, 2017, 10:17 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #14

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    Oct 2, 2017, 11:17 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #15

    There are such things as good remakes.

    I'm not saying remaking everything is getting tired, or that this one will be good-- just saying that the attitude of saying remake = childhood raped = bad movie is pretty negative.

    I mean, sure, the odds are in favor of that, but it's not a foregone conclusion.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 12:46 AM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #16

    Last Starfighter would be a fantastic remake if taken seriously and Hollywood kept the current flavors of the month away from it. Too bad the rights are f'in nightmare...
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    Oct 3, 2017, 1:10 AM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #17

    alienscollection.com said: View Post
    Last Starfighter would be a fantastic remake if taken seriously and Hollywood kept the current flavors of the month away from it. Too bad the rights are f'in nightmare...
    No. Just no. No more remakes, ever. Enough already.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 2:16 AM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #18

    Doesn't it get exhausting hating everything though?
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    Oct 3, 2017, 11:14 AM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #19

    SethS said: View Post
    Doesn't it get exhausting hating everything though?
    People only hate bad things. Maybe Hollywood should stop making bad things.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 2:31 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #20

    hollywood, please stop making remakes

    next you tell me they are going to remake monthy python and the holy grail.

    leave the classics alone and invent something new for fecks sake
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    Oct 3, 2017, 2:48 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #21

    CessnaDriver said: View Post
    My God is there anything NOT being remade from the eighties?????
    And coming next year: "Batteries Not Included..... which will be renamed... USB Cord Not Included"
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    Oct 3, 2017, 3:04 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #22

    I hope they remake Cocoon but still starring Steve Guttenburg.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 4:43 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #23

    SethS said: View Post
    There are such things as good remakes.

    I'm not saying remaking everything is getting tired, or that this one will be good-- just saying that the attitude of saying remake = childhood raped = bad movie is pretty negative.

    I mean, sure, the odds are in favor of that, but it's not a foregone conclusion.
    Not in this day and age anymore.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 8:10 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #24

    SethS said: View Post
    Doesn't it get exhausting hating everything though?
    You're a writer, yeah? In Hollywood, as I recall? Or am I mixing you up with someone else?

    Anyway, if you're a writer -- assuming you are -- I would think this **** would infuriate you.

    Think of all of the original ideas that people have. All the cool concepts for a story to tell, and no one is telling them because the suits are too busy greenlighting this kind of bull****.

    At best, you get an IP wrapper on an original idea that has been massaged beyond recognition to fit the wrapper. Which in turn, just makes the IP pointless except for branding alone. The whole thing is this awful feedback loop where you want your movie to be original and different, but you want to option a brand so that it's familiar and recognizable.

    You cannot do both. Or at least, it's very, very difficult to effectively do both, to the point where you're better off just taking a ****ing risk for a change and greenlighting something new and interesting.

    A couple of years ago, the Wachowskis came out with Jupiter Rising. It was...nuts. Completely out there. Also kind of boring and dumb. But you know what? I appreciated that at least it wasn't just some branded property dug up from the 80s graveyard and jolted to life with a CGI budget and "modern sensibilities" in the writing. It took a risk. It took a big, bold risk and fell flat on its face, but dammit we should have been better off for that.

    We need more people taking risks, not microwaved 80s TV dinners and 4 ******* Avatar sequels.


    I love me some Marvel and Star Wars, but there needs to be more than just that.

    Doesn't this stuff just burn you up? Or do you have to numb that part of yourself lest you descend into madness and nihilism?
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    Oct 3, 2017, 9:09 PM - Re: Flight of the Navigator (remake) #25

    Back when there still was a backstage tram Tour at Disney / MGM (Hollywood) Studios in Florida, one of the 2 full size MAX saucers was rotting away in the bone yeard:

    DisneyStudiosMax.jpg


    It makes me grin to see that Disney took the other full sized saucer, painted it red, threw on some engine greeblies and tossed it on the roof of a Coca-Cola stand in Tomorrowland:

    cool_ship_top_005.jpg

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