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Old 17-01-2013, 10:00
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...-a-reboot.html

Before anyone says "Having a new version won't mean the original doesn't exist" or words to that effect.....I know that.
But i just don't understand why they keep doing this to franchises that are just fine as they are.

We don't need a reboot for Gremlins, in fact we don't really need a sequel of sorts. We've managed 20 years without one.
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:22
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I really can't add anymore to your post. Except a CGI Gizmo would be heresy IMO.
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:44
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Nowadays it's either a reboot of an old film or if Hollywood does comeup with an original idea, they flood the market year on year with sequels.

I mean, was it really necessary to reboot Total Recall? I'll wager that a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles reboot is on the cards somewhere
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:10
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As long as its good! But yeah it will be CGI which is such a shame. They did save Gizmo from Gremlins 2 for a 3rd movie. The Gizmo from Gremlins one rotted
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:34
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Gremlins back on the big screen?? Fantastic news. Wish it hadn't taken them so damn long.
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:36
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Reboots are almost universally crap. I have no doubt this will be too

The original is the best. The sequel is excellent too.


No need for a reboot, but as Total Recall has shown, the original is usually better, and the reboot will be forgotten quickly.
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:47
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Im all for this aslong as its good
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:51
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More Gremlins ? Maybe

More Phoebe Cates ? Yeeeeeeeeeees
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:58
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More Gremlins ? Maybe

More Phoebe Cates ? Yeeeeeeeeeees
I'd stick to the original then mate, seeing as Phoebe Cates is 50 this year and hasn't been in a film for 12 years.
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Old 17-01-2013, 13:15
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I'd stick to the original then mate, seeing as Phoebe Cates is 50 this year and hasn't been in a film for 12 years.
I suppose they could her and Zach Galligan could have cameos in any new version like David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser had cameos in the Starsky and Hutch remake

The same goes for Dick Miller who played Mr Futterman
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Old 17-01-2013, 13:27
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Do not want a CGI Gizmo. It will take away from its cuteness
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Old 17-01-2013, 14:03
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Do not want a CGI Gizmo. It will take away from its cuteness
Probably be voiced by Seth MacFarlane as well.
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Old 17-01-2013, 15:16
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The only problem is when there is a confusion as to which version is on TV, like with "Total Recall" and it's re-bake (a cross between a re-boot and a re-make)


I imagine it's about creating a "franchise" with toys and so forth, hence it will be awful since no decent director would go near it and it's bound to pull every punch so as not to offend.


But it really has no effect on the original, we've seen this over and over again. If anything an original gains from comparison to an icky reboot.
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Old 17-01-2013, 15:33
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The only problem is when there is a confusion as to which version is on TV, like with "Total Recall" and it's re-bake (a cross between a re-boot and a re-make)


I imagine it's about creating a "franchise" with toys and so forth, hence it will be awful since no decent director would go near it and it's bound to pull every punch so as not to offend.


But it really has no effect on the original, we've seen this over and over again. If anything an original gains from comparison to an icky reboot.
It's like whenever The Fog comes on TV, I think "Cool, I can watch this again". And then it turns out to be that sh!t achingly awful remake version. I can't reach for the remote fast enough.
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Old 17-01-2013, 16:31
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I'll wager that a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles reboot is on the cards somewhere
Good call. A Michael Bay helmed version is about to start filming very soon for a summer 2014 release.
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Old 19-01-2013, 17:27
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Grow up you lot. They didn't make the original just for you. It'll either be good or it won't but it doesn't affect you in the slightest.
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Old 19-01-2013, 17:42
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oh well ..i will keep my Gremlins on the tv planner and rewatch that again and again lol
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Old 19-01-2013, 17:49
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It's like whenever The Fog comes on TV, I think "Cool, I can watch this again". And then it turns out to be that sh!t achingly awful remake version. I can't reach for the remote fast enough.
Is the remake the one with the guy who played Clark Kent/Superman in Smallville??
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Old 19-01-2013, 18:01
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Is the remake the one with the guy who played Clark Kent/Superman in Smallville??
Yes. In chunky knitwear.
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Old 19-01-2013, 18:05
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Gremlins back on the big screen?? Fantastic news. Wish it hadn't taken them so damn long.
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Old 19-01-2013, 18:07
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Reboots are almost universally crap. I have no doubt this will be too

The original is the best. The sequel is excellent too.


No need for a reboot, but as Total Recall has shown, the original is usually better, and the reboot will be forgotten quickly.

That's a ridiculous statement...granted the Total Recall reboot was not up to much, but what about the recent Batman franchise, and the Spider Man movies?

These reboots don't bother me in the slightest, the very fact that it's a reboot means it stands completely apart from the original, and whether it stands or falls it does not affect the original.

I just don't see the need to get upset over something like this.

And people keep asking why...simple, money. Plus the older the movie, as in this case, whole new generations of people will not have seen the original and will go and see it...so there is clearly money to be made.
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Old 21-01-2013, 13:02
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100% agree. Never understand why people get so het up about remakes. As if all of a sudden the original version will cease to be!!!

If anything it lets people who would never have heard of the original have a chance to check it out (Fright Night, Piranha, Infernal Affairs) and on some occasions it betters the original (Oceans Eleven, Ben Hur).

End of the day, a film getting remade makes no difference to the quality of the original. I'm actually looking forward to some of the remakes on their way - RoboCop, Evil Dead - far more than some of the sequels slated for the near future - Hangover 3 and Smurfs 2 I'm looking at you!!
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Old 21-01-2013, 13:24
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I'll wager that a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles reboot is on the cards somewhere

It is


As to new in the the OP

Why?
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Old 21-01-2013, 13:51
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Do not want a CGI Gizmo. It will take away from its cuteness
Wasn't Gizmo CGI at times in Gremlins 2?

I thought he was CGI in the scene where he ran down an alleyway and when he was dancing on the table.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVej1rFG2i4

..although I think they should use puppets where possible in regards to Gizmo/Mogwai...for the "Gremlins" themselves it wouldn't matter as much as CGI can replicate reptiles very well (in the right hands).
.....

I'd prefer they didn't do a straight remake of the first story. Do something different with them. A gremlins origin story would be interesting. I suppose Gremlins on a cruise ship, in a theme park or maybe used as a "chemical weapon" could all work.

..it'll be interesting to see if they go for a more "horror" vibe or keep it light ala Gremlins 2.
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:01
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That's a ridiculous statement...granted the Total Recall reboot was not up to much, but what about the recent Batman franchise, and the Spider Man movies?
The Spiderman reboot was crap. The Nolan Batman movies are massive improvements on the Schumacher movies, but inferior to the Burton movies.
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