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Postby movieartman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:05 am

Been rumors for a bit that a HIGHLANDER remake/reboot was coming.
Ryan Renolds was rumored for the lead (.... no, michael fassbender or nothing)

today its rumored that Tom Cruise might be playing Sean Conery's Role
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2014/11/20/is-tom-cruise-sharpening-his-sword-for-highlander-mentor-role/
ok i like tom cruise a lot and even im like... really? really dudes?\

your toughts on this news, the reboot in general and your ideas for it?

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Postby NemZ » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:14 am

Well that's surely a trainwreck waiting to happen...

The correct answer would be a Ewen Mcgregor and Liam Neesan flick, reprising the master/student roles they had in phantom menace with metal swords instead of lightsabers.
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Postby Ray » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:47 pm

Am I the only one whos sick to death of Remakes at this point?
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Postby mechashiva » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:25 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Am I the only one whos sick to death of Remakes at this point?


Nope. I am too.

I'm just like...have they really run out of things to make movies about, they have to keep remaking things? At least remake something bad (or at least flawed) and make it good.

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I guess I'm missing the point since its all about brand recognition. Pfft.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:43 pm

There can only be one. And that one was made already.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Highlander would be a really banal affair without all the weird chuckling, scenery chewing Scottish Egyptians and Kurganry.

If what they did with Robocop is any indication, this will be a soulless, workmanlike execution of a plot lacking any personality or flair, but I will still give it a chance.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:11 pm

View Original Postmechashiva wrote: At least remake something bad (or at least flawed) and make it good.



This is exactly what they did with Dredd, but nobody saw it.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:27 pm

Point of order: Dredd is an adaptation of the source material, not a remake of the first film.

It's also one of the best movies of the year.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:41 pm

Highlander sucks.

Highlander has always sucked.

Highlander will always suck.

Tom Cruise is an entertaining action star.

If Tom Cruise is in a Highlander remake it means it will still suck.

Will suck a little less than all previous Highlander though.

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Postby Ray » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:55 pm

The first Highlander had its own cheesy 80's action movie charm, I don't think it was all that good personally but it was fun to watch.

. . . and it had Clancy Brown before he voiced Lex Luthor.

There is potential in the PREMISE of Highlander (immortals in the modern age), but Highlander itself? Like Terminator it kind've had it's time, and now its just being milked for Nostalgia dollars.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:44 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:
. . . and it had Clancy Brown before he voiced Lex Luthor.



Or Mr. Krabs.
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Postby mechashiva » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:13 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:The first Highlander had its own cheesy 80's action movie charm, I don't think it was all that good personally but it was fun to watch.

. . . and it had Clancy Brown before he voiced Lex Luthor.

There is potential in the PREMISE of Highlander (immortals in the modern age), but Highlander itself? Like Terminator it kind've had it's time, and now its just being milked for Nostalgia dollars.


Yeah, that's the thing. Its a cult movie. Maybe not necessarily GOOD per se but its a cult movie.

But yeah, like you said: the premise could be interesting but don't go ripping up another person's franchise to do something new. :irked:
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Postby Dima » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:54 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Highlander sucks.

Not true, see below

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Highlander has always sucked.

The first one was very good, the same goes for the TV series. The Directors Cut of the second film was so and so. The rest is garbage (i liked Endgame a little tho)

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:If Tom Cruise is in a Highlander remake it means it will still suck.

Maybe.

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Will suck a little less than all previous Highlander though.

Probably.
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Postby movieartman » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:41 pm

IMO
1 - fantastic
2 - disregarding continuity changes/retcons its fun
3 - Damn good and fun
Endgame - good
The search for vengeance (madhouse anime) - freaking awesome

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Postby Dima » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:06 am

^

I pretty much agree with that. What do you think about the TV series?
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Postby movieartman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:51 am

View Original PostDima wrote:^

I pretty much agree with that. What do you think about the TV series?

have not seen it or the other movies that came after endgame. sorry

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Postby Dima » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:10 pm

Only one movie got released after Endgame and it was on TV. It was planned as the first part of a new trilogy but the movie got many negative reviews so i think they scrapped that plan.

If we get another Highlander movie i hope we get Sean Connery on a role, even as a cameo. I know that this is a pipe dream since he stopped making movies since 2003 (?) but still......
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:13 am

I really like Highlander II. Not because of anything really interesting on a cinematic level, just because they went so out of left field. I appreciate when someone is given a task like writing a sequel to a closed story and they come around and realize they have nothing to lose and throw themselves at it.

Highlander II feels like that to me. It has that bad 80's toy commerical cartoon feeling, a kind of don't-give-a-fuck that transcends itself and transforms into brilliant satire of the creative process.
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Postby movieartman » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:26 am

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2015/02/12/report-dave-bautista-joining-highlander/

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Postby Trajan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:58 pm

Didn't like the first one, so I'll probably skip out on this one unless it gets a 90%+ rating on RT or something. All of these Gen X morons need to get over their nostalgia though.
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