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Thanks but no thanks
but Gerard Butler better be playing the Patrick Swayze character or this is bullshit
rather than post the comment
And yes he is
I know, I clicked the link straight after I posted it
It's a good film, it's totally accessible, the lead character in it is still a bankable actor. Are we really so bereft of new ideas?
The real horror in that story is the news that they're making an Olympus has Fallen sequel. Because that film was absolutely shocking.
I love him.
Or quite possibly has a terrible agent. I can't think of one good film he has been in
I'm not sure i've seen any of his films. woops. I just meant that he seems nice and he looks nice.
But yeah, he has been in a lot of rubbish.
*fires gun into the air*
(I didn't really like it one little bit)
are they just buying the right to use the title, because they erroneously think the target audience who wasn't even born the original came out, might be slightly more keen to see this if it has the title of another film on it, and wasn't Fast& Furious basically a remake of this already but with cars?
also coming up, The Naked Gun with Ed Helms and more Disney-produced Indiana Jones movies, most likely without Ford, Spielberg and Lucas . . .
that the surfeit of available media across all platforms has a blurring effect, making it difficult for anything unproven or unfamiliar to stand out amid all the clutter, so just by invoking a brand/title that the audience is familiar with you've got people's attention. Every film has to do it, really, hence why even small independent films are 'from the makers/producers/studio who brought you...'. It's just amplified a thousand fold when a company is putting up hundreds of millions of dollars. The quality of the original piece doesn't really matter, and it seems neither does that of the new movie, as long as the name lodges somewhere in the deep recesses of the public's psyche and they recognise the lead actor from another thing they saw once. Sometimes, like with the new Dredd, it's worthwhile. Generally, it is not.
North Shore is a much better, as is Big Wednesday
or Grosse Point Blank.
so why do they continually re-employ proven failures like this guy who got paid substantial sums to write such SMASH HIT films as 'Equilibrium, Ultraviolet, the Total Recall remake and Salt'? I mean, did you even need a professional writer to rustle up the shitshow that was the painfully dull desecration of Total Recall? Is it that hard to watch a film and then hastily bungle together all the bits you can remember from a single viewing while inserting a fist fight/explosion/gun fight/foot chase every ten pages?