does anyone think this movie is in desperate need of remaking?share
I could see them doing a remake of it but I think a remake would take away from what made this such a fun movie. Sure, the special effects would be spectacular but would it still have its same B movie feel to it? If they were to do a remake, I would hope they would have Larry Cohen write the script for it.share
No. But I think all the people on these boards yammering about remaking this or that classic movie are in need of a spanking. <G>
You sir, if you are not already working for a movie production house (perhaps specializing in remakes of already good movies for quick cash), should avoid seeking a career in the movie production business. Seeing as it is already full of talentless, money worshipping, lazy, soul destroying, shameless hacks. Your particular ideas, while still offending the public at large who like old movies the way they are and don't want their memory tarnished by shoddy remakes, would also be looked down upon by the other no good talentless hacks out there.
If on the other hand you do already work for one of those production houses and are perhaps vetting your ideas with the public before recommending your production house buy up the rights to this film, then I dutifully suggest that you seek redemption by removing yourself from polite society by going on a swimming vacation with a hungry nest of Everglade alligators. Take some of your producer friends with you. Please, do everyone a favor.
For everyone else reading this poor, pathetic thread, do any of you notice that whenever you visit the page for a really good movie from a few decades ago, there is sure to be someone there asking everyone what they would think of a remake of this and who would you like to see cast in it and here is what I would change about it? Is IMDB being used by producers to vet ideas about easy to make remakes? Are we in fact helping them to put out substandard product based on well made movies, whose only crime was to have been made before the 14 to 25 year old crowd had a chance to see them? Will using the same script and adding todays special effects make up for the substandard acting that inevitably infests these remakes? I say that if these parasites who have taken over Hollywood cannot come up with ideas of their own then they should step down and hand the reigns of power in Hollywood to a new generation of film makers who are willing to take a chance instead of retreading older movies into mediocrity.
Anyone else contributing a cast call of recent actors in a sorry attempt to remake this film deserves a wakeup call consisting of a swift, solid kick in the posterior.
I take it that's a 'no.' <G>
jeez harsh much dude? and I still stand by my original statement, I really like the premise of this movie and its not a bad movie, but lets face it, its defiantly cheesy and I feel with a bigger budget and a good script it could be something special. See the only movies that should really be remade are the ones that could be improved, remaking movies that were fine to begin with(like The Omen remake) is I agree pointless, but as I said before this movie could be much better with better special effects, better script etc etc(but I'm repeating myself)
alas this movie is so obscure nobody would bother remaking it anyway....
R.O.D the tv...nuff said
oh yes and one more thing
ad hominem is a lousy thing to do in a debate
R.O.D the tv...nuff said
That guy was being an IntegritySnot. I understand his pain, there are too many remakes, but I also get your point about Q's special effects...
In the end, however, my criteria for remake-worthiness is: is the original bad? If so, re-do it. If it's flawed but still succeeds, let it be. I put Q in this latter category.
A film I'd love to see redone is Ghost Story, done as a 3-night TV mini-series so they can get all of the plot details of the book. Ironically, the terrible script for the 1981 original was penned by...Q auteur Larry Cohen.
Should have checked my facts: it's a different Larry Cohen who wrote "Ghost Story."share
Au contraire! I believe that Rams Lakers did a rather skilful job of getting his quite relevant point across. Though he used a 'gimmick' of phrasing his argument as a hope that 'thecalhouns' does not belong or join the ranks of those who badly remake classic movies, I did not see a single example of him directing denigrating commentary at 'thecalhouns' person, nor of 'attacking the speaker instead of the subject'.
It was in fact, a speech worthy of parliament! :)
The special effects are fine IMO. Give me stop motion over CGI any time!share
When I read rams_lakers' comment I read it in Comic Book Guy's voice.share
NO. And neither was Planet of the Apes, The Haunting, The House on Haunted Hill, Psycho, House of Wax, 13 Ghosts, Rollerball, hmm...have I forgotten anything??? I think you get the point!
"...and your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!!"
Yes. Generally I'm against remakes but in the case of Q a remake would be welcome. A case of movie with a good concept and some cool elements that ultimately fails, ultimately boring the hell out of any audience.share
I don't think that films have anything to do with "needs".
If someone wants to remake something and they can get the necessary permissions, they should remake it.
Is everyone in this house a total nutzoid or is it just me?
Nic Cage would continue to pour his reputation and cult movies down the toilet!
Nicolas Cage is a good actor, but cult movie reduxes just arent his thing. Just look at the Wicker Man redux.....share
"Nicolas Cage is a good actor, but cult movie reduxes just arent his thing. Just look at the Wicker Man redux....."
He was actually the best thing about it. Could you imagine how dull that thing would be with a more straight-laced actor?
No way this should be remade. Amusing, above-average script, excellent acting and charming effects, set against a New York whose primary angst was over crime and grit, not terrorism
A remake would be unlikely to have a good scrip; it would probably remove all the humor and character quirks that make the original interesting when there aren't monsters or blood onscreen. It would probably consist of dull exposition and a lot of dark lighting to make it seems "intense" and you wouldn't be able to see the effects too well because the damn camera won't stop shaking.