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these are truly the last days of our civilisation.
Always have and I always will
I want him to star in a remake of the rock.
playing both the nicolas cage and sean connery parts.
school of the rock
the rock horror picture show
by Ben Elton, Queen & Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
reckon he'd be good in a remake of They Live, directed by Lord and Miller or Noe or Wheatley or anyone cool as fuck
I got no beef with the rock.
Not including a change in language or even country. I mean Hollywood to Hollywood. Point Break still feels like a new film to me. I'm sure there are some quicker turn arounds.
I would really like to thank everyone for their help on this one.
Spiderman, Superman, The Incredible Hulk, all that shit. Probably not really remakes though.
I said no superhero films.
fucking hell alcx!
moreso than the recent evil dead was
which is only 15 years old now, but that seems to have been dropped.
As if anyone doesn't just call him the Rock. Embrace it, DWAYNE.
that poster was Antpocalypse now
last film "as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson" was 2007
last "as The Rock" 2005
That's basically how it's always been isn't it?
with hollywood desperately trying to stay alive, but i say fair enough to those who do.
of the endlessly likeable "Dwayne" The Rock "Johnson" is clouding the outrage of it all.
I'm not fooled though, Hollywood, you king shits. BTiLC is about as distinctive a studio film as you could ever find, a totally, organically weird mash up of elements that only came together and worked because of the ineffable alchemy of prime-era Carpenter. Of all of his films, this is the one that least lends itself to being dicked around with.
And the whole point of Jack Burton is that he's a swaggering, misguided lunkhead, drawn in to a story that's way too big for him and somehow bumbling through. An effect that may be dimmed if he was a fucking giant with shoulders the size of crash helmets.
funnily enough a pal phoned me earlier absolutely ragin about this news, saying that of all Carpenters films this should be the last that anyone fucks around with.
it was a self-consciously silly film starring a wrester, and the core concept is identifiable and malleable enough that you could get another version of it without treading on the original (not that I'm encouraging them to do this, though). It's almost as if they've optioned the wrong one by mistake.
and who the fucks gonna play me?!
is that I just learned that James Hong is still alive! 86. Good stuff.
Yeah, I pity anyone trying to match Kurt in this. Totally iconic. And it's not like there's a strong narrative to the film, it's a series of wacky events and mystical Asian gubbins. Which is totally its charm. Imposing a narrative on it just kills it.
Have you read the comic book series that's been coming out the last year or so? It's pretty throwaway but good fun. Carpenter takes a story credit on it.
KR's performance is a John Wayne tribute, so there could be some fun in watching D"TR"J trying to be KR trying to be JW
do you work in hollywood?
I didn't think it was shit exactly, but I didn't really "get" it either... I know people talk about how it's a clever satire of action films because the "hero" isn't really the hero and all that, but yeah, didn't work for me.
who's going to be in it, Lo-Pan won't like it anyway.
How are they going to make it not racist?
he's of indeterminate race, he's kinda white, kinda black, kinda Asian, and kinda Australiasian so basically nobody can be offended by his casting in the lead role, it's how he's gotten as far as he has in Hollywood.
so I watched this last night.
sorry LP, but I didn't love it
Is it as bad as most Kurt Russell films?