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Well it had to happen eventually. The Last Starfighter is charmingly fun but the effects have not held up at all. I just hope they can retain the fun of the original film, it had a great story that I loved as a kid.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/37867/-last-starfighter-to-get-a-tv-vr-reboot

Alien law enforcement and "instilling a moral code"?... :huh:

Sounds far more like a rehash of Space Precinct, + beat the audience over the head of PC nonsense, than The Last Starfighter, and has FAIL plastered all over it.

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Well it had to happen eventually. The Last Starfighter is charmingly fun but the effects have not held up at all. I just hope they can retain the fun of the original film, it had a great story that I loved as a kid.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/37867/-last-starfighter-to-get-a-tv-vr-reboot

"The first TV series to embrace virtual reality"? At first, I thought, "Wow... these guys have never heard of Sliders." Then I read the rest of the article and thought, "Oh boy... we've got another Captain Power in our hands." This idea will not fly with audiences - and not just fans of the original film.

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Given the different direction of this Ghostbusters film, I don't mind that they are using a later model Cadillac for the car. There could be a number of reasons for why, but I don't necessarily buy the reasoning dictated in the article. I'm more inclined to think that this new movie has its own art direction and a late-80's Cadillac fits better with that art direction than the old Ecto-1. The reason also may hinge on whether this is truly a remake/reboot or if it is new fiction set at a later date where multiple ghost busting franchises now exist in the same universe.

I haven't been following the news on this close enough to substantiate that last comment, though.

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The reason also may hinge on whether this is truly a remake/reboot or if it is new fiction set at a later date where multiple ghost busting franchises now exist in the same universe.

I haven't been following the news on this close enough to substantiate that last comment, though.

I think that's the only way it could really work...

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Patrick Swayze must have rolled over his grave twice after this trailer was released.

I can't say I enjoyed the original very much so I don't hold out much of a chance for this remake.. im sure there was other stuff more worthy of attempting..

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Alien law enforcement and "instilling a moral code"?... :huh:

Yeah, I don't understand how that description has anything to do with The Last Starfighter?

Doesn't sound like a remake but, rather, a continuation in the universe with nothing or little to do with what was seen in TLSF.

Chris

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Looks like it's going to be "The Last Starfighter" in name only.

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Add Men in Black to this list. New trilogy with a new cast in the works.

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Add Men in Black to this list. New trilogy with a new cast in the works.

What? I thought they were doing some stupid ass cross over with Tatum and Hill in the Jump Street series? Either way, that's lame.

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What? I thought they were doing some stupid ass cross over with Tatum and Hill in the Jump Street series? Either way, that's lame.

A reboot would be bad enough - they have a perfect opportunity to have agents J and K break in a couple new agents to replace them (and thus start over right where it began). The idea of doing a crossover with Jump Street makes my skin crawl...

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A reboot would be bad enough - they have a perfect opportunity to have agents J and K break in a couple new agents to replace them (and thus start over right where it began). The idea of doing a crossover with Jump Street makes my skin crawl...

For the record, they're calling the new Men in Black trilogy a "reinvention."

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For the record, they're calling the new Men in Black trilogy a "reinvention."

Reboot became passe awful quick!

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Add Men in Black to this list. New trilogy with a new cast in the works.

really!?!? :wacko: oh god no please.. well.. it couldn't be any worse than the first 3! :rolleyes:

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I've got an idea.... It's really out there so bear with me.

Some script writers go out and write a film script for something new, not related to any film they have written before or has been written before or a book that someone else wrote.

I know its wacky but it might just work.

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I think that's the only way it could really work...

I thought the original ecto-1 was an old ambulance because it used to be an emergency vehicle. This new one is a hearse. That doesn't make sense to me. Why not use an 80s Caddy ambulance.

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Greatest American Hero is probably a good candidate for a Reboot. The original kinda tried to tell an ongoing story with the hero getting used to the suit but TV at the time would not allow a continuing plot like that. Now they can use the whole season to handle an ongoing plot.

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Holy hell, I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since the first MiB came out!

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Holy hell, I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since the first MiB came out!

yeah I didn't realize its been that long either! wow 1997 eh! doesn't time fly..

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Spiderman seemed like it got a quick reboot.

This thread should be called, "Hey, what movies are coming out?", because Hollywood is mostly remakes now, with a sprinkling of sequels and franchises.

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Interestingly enough, Memento could work as both a reboot and a sequel, because continuity is not really an issue...

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Since everybody already forgot how the plot came together - "Memento" gets a remake.

So so stupid. Describing it as a masterpiece pretty much means you SHOULDN'T remake it because you're not going to touch a masterpiece. There are plenty of movies that had great promise but were executed poorly and could use a remake just to fix what was originally wrong. But remaking Memento is stupid, it didn't have those problems.

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Memento was a fantastic movie that went over the heads of your more idiotic moviegoers. I got it on the first viewing and thought it was one of the smartest movies I'd ever seen with a clever way of telling its story that still left the audience guessing as to what the truth really was. To remake it is a horrible idea.

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I'm still surprised they haven't tried to remake Titanic yet.

Only a matter of time....

Memento was a great movie, a remake is so useless.

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i cant say that I particularly liked the original and given that there are quite a few poor reviews about the remake already then I'll definitely not be making time specifically to see it..

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I'm still surprised they haven't tried to remake Titanic yet.

Yeah I can see it now, "Ice burg dead ahead!" Ding ding!!! "Hard to port!!!"

"Phew !! That was close"

"Oh what's that girl doing on the bow rail ?"

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