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Movies That Should Have Been Epic
#71
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
I fucking love The Fifth Element. Don't you go dissin' that film, too. It took art direction from a comic book guy, so it ended up being like a live-action comic. Which I adored.
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#72
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
I wasn't dissin' The Fifth Element. I love that movie. It's not a serious sci fi movie, obviously. It's sci-fi comedy.
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#73
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
"The Tourist". How can a director who makes such a genius movie like "Das Leben der Anderen" (The lives of others) continue to make something so shit!
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#74
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
(December 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm)teaearlgreyhot Wrote: I wasn't dissin' The Fifth Element. I love that movie. It's not a serious sci fi movie, obviously. It's sci-fi comedy.

I can agree with that. It was a sci-fi action comedy. And it was super green.
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#75
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
I can't be bothered looking through the thread to see what films have been mentioned, so if I repeat anything, suck on my Biggoron Sword.

Eragon should have been awesome. I read the book when I was pretty young, but the movie was so painful to watch.

Dragon Ball Evolution... hah... well, Dragon Ball is my favourite manga and I knew the live action film was going to be atrocious, but I went to see it anyway. I must say that it is one of the most amusing things I have ever seen.
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#76
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
(December 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm)The_Germans_are_coming Wrote: every single novel which was attempted to be put onto the big screen. At least every single one I have seen is shit.

Except for "Angela`s Ashes"

I have to disagree, and not going to argue but...

The Road, Silence of the Lambs, The Thing, Trainspotting, Ex-Drummer, Children Of Men, Das Boot, The Godfather and hundreds more.

So you can say that you've never seen any movie based on a book that you liked?

(December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am)Stimbo Wrote: If he's thinking what I'm thinking, he probably meant the original theatrical cut which was so fecked over by executive meddling that it became almost a travesty of what it should have been. The principal offense, of course, was Deckard's voice over which pulled the rug from under the entire film in the final scenes.

Incidentally, there are rumours of a Blade Runner 2 floating around, as well as a BR/Prometheus crossover.


Not a rumor, Scott is putting off the sequel to prometheus to film.

A direct sequel to blade runner, and Scott has also said that both alien and blade runner Ate in the same universe. There was an easter egg buried in the extras of Prometheus tying them together.
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#77
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
(December 21, 2012 at 12:21 am)JayZero Wrote:
(December 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm)The_Germans_are_coming Wrote: every single novel which was attempted to be put onto the big screen. At least every single one I have seen is shit.

Except for "Angela`s Ashes"

I have to disagree, and not going to argue but...

The Road, Silence of the Lambs, The Thing, Trainspotting, Ex-Drummer, Children Of Men, Das Boot, The Godfather and hundreds more.

So you can say that you've never seen any movie based on a book that you liked?
Here's my addition to the list: Night of the Hunter, Pickpocket (based loosely on Crime and Punishment), Lincoln Lawyer, Sophie's Choice, The Hunger Games, Mystic River, Shutter Island, Gone With the Wind, Postman Always Rings Twice, No Country For Old Men, True Grit (either version), Little Children, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Maltese Falcon, From Here to Eternity, either the 1933 or the 1994 version of Little Women, American Psycho, The Shining, Day of the Locust, The Butcher Boy, and (my all-time favourite film) A Clockwork Orange. And that's just movies I own on DVD!

Oh, and Angela's Ashes is an autobiography, not a novel, unless in Germany "novel" means something very different from what it means to us yanks.

Of course, I do agree with you: The Tourist is definitely big a step down.
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#78
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
As a life long fan of Garfield, I was really disappointed in the Garfield movies.
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#79
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
I loved the Australian movie , its weird and funny. Ever since seeing the movie, salvation army women seem a little sexier. Smile

Although it's not a movie it should have been an epic series, Firefly.
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#80
RE: Movies That Should Have Been Epic
(December 20, 2012 at 8:49 am)Tiberius Wrote: How was Blade Runner a terrible movie?
It wasn't, but it wasn't a blockbuster success either.

(December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am)Stimbo Wrote: If he's thinking what I'm thinking, he probably meant the original theatrical cut which was so fecked over by executive meddling that it became almost a travesty of what it should have been. The principal offense, of course, was Deckard's voice over which pulled the rug from under the entire film in the final scenes.

Incidentally, there are rumours of a Blade Runner 2 floating around, as well as a BR/Prometheus crossover.
Deckard's V/O was Scott's initiative. The major offense to the theatrical cut was the ending.

Here's my next one:

LEGION (Exorcist III)

Although I haven't read the book, I understand that Legion doesn't have an exorcism in it, and it was tacked into the movie at the studio's instance. Angry If they had trusted W.P.B. then they would have had another blockbuster like Exorcist I.
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