Amph RoboCop remake

Discussion in 'Community' started by Aytee-Aytee, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Recent Conan was an attempt at a redeux/reboot/kind of a remake. Arnold/Conan while not 100% equitable to Howard was not that far off the mark. I have yet to see the most recent Conan film.

    There was a Footloose remake? What?
  2. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it was made near where I live too.
  3. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Original Conan was plenty far off the mark. There's token references to Crom, a villain from Kull (Thulsa Doom), and no real evidence of the rest of Hyboria. At least in the new one, which is great for fantasy fans (and not for mainstream audiences) we see clearly evidence of Aquilonia (where Conan takes his crown, eventually) etc.

    If you haven't seen it and liked the Conan books, I'd recommend giving it a go. Not buying, just renting.
  4. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Given that the recent Total Recall is based on a book (or a short story) it isn't really a remake either just a different adaptation of the same material.
  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Well, no. That would be like remaking Blade Runner and claiming it's actually another take on "Do Androids..?".
  6. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    If it's another adaptation of the story, it's not a remake of the film.

    The recent Three Musketeers 3D was not a remake of the numerous other films, it was another adaptation of the book.

    If someone directed another Lord of the Rings Trilogy in 20 years they would not be remakes, simply new adaptations of Tolkien's work.
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  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OK, quick question - have you read "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"?

    Because Total Recall was loosely adapated from that.

    Total Recall 2012 was a remake of Total Recall, which doesn't count as a new adaptation of the source material the way Conan does.

    EDIT: If your ridiculously flawed analogy re: LOTR was to work, it would require someone in 20 years to remake the Jackson films, not to adapt the Tolkein works. How you fail to distinguish that not subtle distinction is baffling.
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  8. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Harry Potter would be the same, making new films would be new adaptations of the books and not remakes of the previous movies.


    However, I will concede that giving the movie the same title is arguable in favour the remake idea, as it would be if another version of "Do Androids Dream..." was made into a film and also titled Blade Runner as that would suggest an attempt to redo the original movie as opposed to the story itself.

    The newer Total Recall has the same title, but it does have a lot of plot differences from the original movie (in fact, more than the original story since Mars is not featured) .


    None of which matters in terms of Robocop since that started out as a film and so the new movie if it deals with the origin idea as in the original would be both a remake & reboot.
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  9. GargantuanThrillMachine Jedi Master

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    hmmmm, that sounds just like a remake
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  10. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Just an adaptation. Remakes is something say if someone redid star wars
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  11. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    So why don't you just rent them and watch them so that you can properly add to the discussion?
  12. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    I don't watch horror movies thank you. And I could of brought up a movie that's being remade without having seen it.
  13. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    And what about RoboCop? Did you watch the original?
  14. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Remake would imply they looked at the Conan film and said, we're going to do that again. They didn't.

    In your world, the Russell Crowe Robin Hood film is a remake of everything from the Errol Flynn films to Men in Tights. Which is a terrifying and silly world.
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  15. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    If I remember correctly, when I was little I've seen most of the first one, but its been many years since that time. I also remember the cartoon show they had on for awhile.
  16. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Arlol you know you just remind me of Elias from Clerks II right?
  17. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Dude...RoboCop...HORROR MOVIE?


    Arlon dude....Go to Blockbuster or Netflix, rent RoboCop and RoboCop II, watch them both.

    Don't bother with RoboCop 3 or the TV series.
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I think Arlon's responses was in response to my inquiry of this:

    And not RoboCop being a horror film.
  19. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Oh thank god. I thought I was going to have to kidnap him, tape pins and needles under his eyes and force him to watch the movie. :p
  20. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Under his glassies, Lee. If you're going to put him in a ludovico get the terminology right.
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  21. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    No to your clockwork orangeness
  22. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    You know about that movie (or, incredibly, actually seen it?) and yet you barely remember RoboCop nor seen so many other popular movies that are part of this generation's collective psyche. You are a strange individual, Arlon. Next thing you'll tell me is that you've seen 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  23. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    1. I've looked up stuff about robobcop, that's how I mostly know it, but I was talking to actual memory of watching it, which is barely any due to being a kid when seen it.
    2. Looked up clockwork orange a long time ago because that was some of the stuff Heath Ledger studied to get into the role of the Joker, and I was just seeing what it was. But no I have not seen it, neither do I want to.
    3. Never seen that space movie.
  24. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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  25. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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