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If It has Arnold in It, Donít Remake It.
The Freehold ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr

Posted on 08/29/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT by EveningStar

Actually, I would appreciate if people didn’t remake anything. Some originality would be nice.  While, I would appreciate no remakes, this goes double for ones with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It as actually quite interesting how many of Arnold’s films were science fiction or fantasy based.  It is also interesting how every remake of one of them is a complete flop.  The latest edition of Total Recall going to the remake scrap-heap is prime example.  Great CGI, No originality and No Arnold equals epic fail.  It seems the original which was recently called ‘cheesy’ by some critic did far better at the box office than the new one which is cooler looking.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: adventure; arnoldschwarzenegger; cinema; conanthebarbarian; edrabysr; fantasy; film; movies; remakes; schwarzenegger; sciencefiction; scifi; thefreehold; totalrecall

1 posted on 08/29/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg; KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 08/29/2012 2:36:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

TR was in our local theaters about three days.
Oh, well Arnold is making a new movie where he is a aging sheriff of a western town.
Did you see Expendables?
I found it really fun and entertaining.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 2:39:47 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: EveningStar

I saw an ad for Dredd 3-D

ugh


4 posted on 08/29/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

Though not a remake, I thought “Predators” was quite good...which shocked the hell out of me, I gotta tell you.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 2:49:13 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EveningStar

I must say, I don’t get Arnold’s appeal. This is a guy that failed as a Republican governor. Never WAS a good actore. Had an affair with his MAID and kept her working while her offspring...HIS offspring grew up without being claimed by Dad until it was unavoidable.

He really is kind of a pig.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 2:49:13 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: GeronL

I HAm Teh LAWWW!!@!

7 posted on 08/29/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: GeronL

Was it him or the dude that played Spock in Star Trek that ‘came out’ as a homosexual?

Please tell me Judge Dredd isn’t gay. Please....


8 posted on 08/29/2012 2:50:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC_Lion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rVFi6qkPHE


9 posted on 08/29/2012 2:52:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I have no idea, I pay little attention to celebutards...

I did hear that Leonard Nimoy likes taking nude pics of fat old women though.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 2:54:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

Sorry, but Ahh-nuld is in Ka-lee-for-nee-uh and that place needs to be remade.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 2:55:13 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: GeronL

Actually I meant Spock in the new remake movie.

But the Nimoy thing is....disturbing...

And not logical ;)


12 posted on 08/29/2012 2:56:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I think you are correct...

some of us don’t like to call the new film “Trek”


13 posted on 08/29/2012 2:57:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Dredd has no time for sex. It’s all about The Law. At least if they do any justice at all the the comics.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 3:00:08 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: GeronL

Space Adventure Film, set in the Future...OF SPACE!!!

15 posted on 08/29/2012 3:01:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: KC_Lion

lol!


16 posted on 08/29/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

I misread the headline, which at first seemed to indicate that Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to be in a remake of “It,” the 1927 film starring Clara Bow and Antonio Moreno.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Spock, not him (Karl Urban)


18 posted on 08/29/2012 3:03:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: EveningStar

I am so out of touch, I didn’t know they remade Total Recall.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: mnehring

Thank you for saving my childhood ;)

I wasn’t sure which but I knew one started bating for the other team.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 3:06:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EveningStar

Actually, there is one movie that is about due for a low-budget, low-risk remake: Hercules in New York (1969).

First of all, it’s been a long time since the last live action Hercules movie, and the last of them, with Lou Ferrigno (83,85), were hilariously campy. Low rated, but a guilty pleasure. But that’s o.k. That’s what you want in a Hercules movie.

I’m sure they could get many dozens of body builders for various roles, and a few might be able to act. As well a large number of very buxom women.

And they should also strive to keep the Mediterranean flavor to the movie. Oddly enough, stop action animation would be far better than CGI for most things, instead using the CGI more subtlety.

They would have three choices in settings: classical, campy, or fish-out-of-water modern. I would start out with classical, to establish the character.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Winstons Julia
Speaking of Arnold, nearly bumped into him last Thursday morning - he was strolling around downtown Los Gatos, CA apparently with his retinue of Austrians. If I might be allowed a little gossip - I had no idea he's only about 5'9".

No, I'm not a big fan.

22 posted on 08/29/2012 3:16:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes the new actor playing Spock is homosexual.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 3:23:11 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: packrat35

I don’t think it will be long before the homofication of movie ‘icons’ so to speak, is in full swing.

I can easily see some hypermasculine roles being gayed up to help ‘normalise’ young men’s views that they are ‘just like us’. And to be looked up to.

I know they do it everywhere else but so far the Supermen/Arnie type roles havent been killed through anything but bad/worse acting.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 3:35:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: razorback-bert

No biggie, no one can totally recall how bad it is.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: EveningStar

This may be totally off the subject, but I’d like to see a sequel to Commando, where daughter Alyssa Milano is the badass commando saving Ahnold from bad guys.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: skeeter

So the Sperminator is a shawty.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 5:16:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
I must say, I don’t get Arnold’s appeal. This is a guy that failed as a Republican governor. Never WAS a good actore. Had an affair with his MAID and kept her working while her offspring...HIS offspring grew up without being claimed by Dad until it was unavoidable. He really is kind of a pig.

When Arnold was a popular movie star either that stuff hadn't happened or people didn't know about it.

Sure he was a lousy actor, but that's typical for action stars -- Stallone, Van Damme, Norris, Chan. Maybe Willis and Statham are a bit better.

Now that all that stuff has happened (and he's been out of pictures for years) he's really not that popular.

28 posted on 08/29/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT by x
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To: Norm Lenhart
There are a lot of rumors that Arnold was "gay for pay" in his early years, when he was trying to break into show biz.

Wouldn't surprise me.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

29 posted on 08/29/2012 6:38:54 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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