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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by BFox17, May 12, 2012.
Errr, don't you mean Blade Runner.
I'm not saying it isn't a totally awesome movie but I recently read "Do Androids dream..." and I don't think Blade Runner really captures the mood of the book. It's more like they just took some general ideas and character names. That's not a bad thing, either. Both the book and the movie are great as they are.
I haven't read the book that inspired Total Recall, nor have I ever seen the movie in its entirety. A remake can be good or bad, we probably won't know until it's done.
Total Recall was partially inspired by We can remember it for you wholesale
Yeah I guess I am.
We Can Remember for you Wholesale is a short story rather than a book. Any film adaptation has to greatly expand on the limited material. It cannot be faithful unless it is a short film. It can only take the basic ideas and run with them.
No - Commando was crap, and Arnold's movies are generally shit - Conan and the Terminator being the exceptions. Look at the list to see what I mean...
The Expendables 2010 Trench
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Prince Hapi
Welcome to the Jungle 2003 Bar Patron
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Terminator
Collateral Damage 2002 Gordy Brewer
The 6th Day 2000 Adam Gibson
End of Days 1999 Jericho Cane
Batman & Robin 1997 Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries
Jingle All the Way 1996 Howard Langston
Eraser 1996 U.S. Marshal John ‘The Eraser’ Kruger
Junior 1994 Dr. Alex Hesse
True Lies 1994 Harry Tasker
Last Action Hero 1993 Jack Slater / Himself
Lincoln 1992 John G. Nicolay
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Extra
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 The Terminator
Kindergarten Cop 1990 Detective John Kimble
Total Recall 1990 Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Twins 1988 Julius Benedict
Red Heat 1988 Capt. Ivan Danko
The Running Man 1987 Ben Richards
Predator 1987 Dutch
Raw Deal 1986 Mark Kaminsky aka Joseph P. Brenner
Commando 1985 John Matrix
Red Sonja 1985 Kalidor
The Terminator 1984 The Terminator
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Conan
Conan the Barbarian 1982 Conan
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Mickey Hargitay
Scavenger Hunt 1979 Lars
The Villain 1979 Handsome Stranger
Stay Hungry 1976 Joe Santo
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Rico
The Long Goodbye 1973 Hood in Augustine’s office
Hercules in New York 1969 Hercules
People who take his films too seriously are laughable, same as those who want for those films to be actually serious. Many of his films are dumb, but plenty of them are fun too...in a dull kind of way.
But still fun, as in, when you feel completely brain-melted, watching some Arnie film will only melt you more - which is usually good.
Sure, some like them, some don't, that's normal, but I've never seen much point in hating his films. Folks who really hate them and folks who really go crazy about them fall under same category in my book.
I love Arnold's yell. It's the whole reason I like watching his films.
One of the top rules of being cool is knowing how to reproduce the standard "Arnie groan" vocalization technique employed in various motion pictures.
Predator final battle roar is the best.
predator is crap??
One of the better movies, I agree. So add it to the list - Conan the Barbarian - The Terminator - Predator - (Batman & Robin )
What about The Terminator 2?
Don't tell me you think that one is crap.
one that has such a narrow field on arny movies can not be taken serious anyway in a topic about 80s action movies (more or less)
Almost all the movies he made in the 80s and early 90s go from enjoyable to great. Before and after...yeah, lot of crap.
The original is perfect. So a remake can be only worse than the original. It's about money, not about upgrading a story in a new movie.
yeah like the new conan movie.
What was that movie like? - I recently watched the original Conan and still found it enjoyable. The art direction and sets were very well designed, and the three villains were mesmerizing, especially James Earl Jones.
Riddle of Steel
The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, little Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one, no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. [Points to sword] This you can trust.
Ron Cobb the designer of many of the sets for Alien also did Conan.
And OK add Terminator 2 to the list - even though I question the idea of a "good terminator". But I'll never add Commando, never I say.
Sure, to hell with Commando, but was his role in The Expendables some joke to you?
The expendables was a nice little idea, but boiled down to a generic sort of action film with a few cameos. What was a joke was how they advertised him in the movie as if he had a big role.