Another Damn Remake "Papillon"

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  1. diddlybopper

    diddlybopper Well-Known Member

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    Due to be released Aug.I consider the McQueen version a classic that can't be improved on,the trailer makes the new one appear to be a superhero?? Go figure.
     

     

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  2. NAD80

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    The original is on TCM this month. McQueen is star of the month. 16 of his movies are on TCM. How do you improve that film. You can't.
     
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    Hollywood is getting ridiculous with all the crappy remakes they are pumping out.:no: God forbid they come up with some new ideas instead of ripping off old ones.
     
  4. WobblySam

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    It's unfortunate that there is little real creativity left in Hollywood. The well has run dry. Dismal remakes of Ben Hur, Ghostbusters, Beguiled, etc and they are still milking 40 year old franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. We got spoiled on the greats from the 30s, 40s and 50s and nowadays the bar is so low, anything remotely different is heralded as a masterpiece. Ah, another peril of aging.
     
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  5. jcamero

    jcamero If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind. Subscriber

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    McQueen & Hoffman can't be replaced. I'll pass.
     
  6. Bob

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    remakes are a time-honored Hollywood tradition. gets the executives beyond the
    fear of backing something new, guarantees a future based on past events, and each
    film series/franchise guarantees billionaire status.

    Rocky is now #8 with Creed II. Drago TNG is next.

    Star Wars is 10 or so. Indiana Jones is coming on 5, MI is on #6, with Cruise's reacher
    on 2 with another 15 to go. Aliens is 6 or so with more to come.

    let's face it. it's all in the remakes.
     

     

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  7. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Most of those are sequels, not remakes.
     
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  8. VinylHanger

    VinylHanger Navigaret ex ironia

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    I've always found Papillon hard to watch. Of course, that is what makes it a great movie. Impossible to remake it, especially with the way Hollywood is these days.
     
  9. Andyman

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    I looked into the reviews and they are quite good as is the trailer below. It's on my short list and I'm a huge fan of the original.

     
  10. slow_jazz

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    Rough movie to watch but a classic.

    Seems like this would be more of a fall movie not a summer movie.
     
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    Compared to the book the movie was so-so.
     
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  12. John James

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    Isn't that the way it always is?
     
  13. Bob

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    sequels vs remakes.

    good guy starts out, gets clock cleaned in act 3, wins battle/girl/riches in final ten minutes.

    you call that a sequel/prequel/parallel, perhaps it's technically correct since it happens later or earlier,
    I call that a remake since its the general sequence of events being repeated just with
    better graphics, different actors, different film location. RE: Terminator/Aliens/Ip Man.

    same story line, sometimes same actor, definitely same names (Creed/skywalker/Rambo/Indiana
    [not the dog]), same script at various (exact) minutes in the movie/TV-show, etc.

    like the original star wars with a death star, rebels vs evil, skywaker/princesses galore, stolen map,
    Solo to the rescue.

    Then episode 7 - same, death star, solo showing up, stolen map, etc - I call this remake for the
    young that didn't see the original in 1977.

    episode 8 - didn't someone named Skywalker die? just like episode 6.

    Yikes. like you say potato I say tomato, yes it's a sequel.

    however, Death Wish (then and now), planet of the apes, ben hur, spiderman du jour,
    and all the superman movies are sequels not remakes, each and every new generation
    need to buy into the franchises.

    long live remakes, and sequels, and copycats.
     

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