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Old December 2 2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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So Black Hole is officially being remade by Disney?

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Old December 2 2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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This would be one of those rare situations where a reimagining could actually be BETTER than the original.

I hated the original one with those obnoxious robots and Darth Vaderbots...

Ugh...just terrible.

A remake could only be better.
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Old December 2 2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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I think there's a lot to admire about the original film. Its visual effects still hold up very well today. Its designs are gorgeous and its ships have a good sense of realism to them. Its simulation of weightlessness in the early scenes is pretty good, better than most movies bother to attempt. Its science is actually relatively well-researched by movie standards, and it deserves credit for broadening the public's awareness of black holes. And how can you not love a robot with the voice of Roddy McDowall?
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Old December 2 2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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^^I'm somewhere in between... I only saw it recently and liked it better than I thought I would. The acting's rather wooden but the effects hold up surprisingly well. The ending is as silly as ever.
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Old December 2 2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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I was around 5 when The Black Hole came out. I lived near a movie theater and my school had given each kid 20 free movie tickets because we had won some kind of inter-school thing. I saw The Black Hole 10 times.

I think Maximilian was one of the most awesome "evil robots" ever realized, and I even liked V.I.N.CENT and B.O.B.
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Old December 2 2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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^^I'm somewhere in between... I only saw it recently and liked it better than I thought I would. The acting's rather wooden but the effects hold up surprisingly well. The ending is as silly as ever.
Actually there's nothing there I'd really disagree with. Though I think the ending's marginally salvageable if you dismiss the whole "hell" thing as symbolic or hallucinatory.
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Old December 2 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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I think there's a lot to admire about the original film. Its visual effects still hold up very well today. Its designs are gorgeous and its ships have a good sense of realism to them. Its simulation of weightlessness in the early scenes is pretty good, better than most movies bother to attempt. Its science is actually relatively well-researched by movie standards, and it deserves credit for broadening the public's awareness of black holes. And how can you not love a robot with the voice of Roddy McDowall?

Agreed on the FX and the production design overall. That, in my mind was not a problem...and yeah...McDowall was good in just about everything. I've always been a McDowall fan.

I just felt like the movie screamed "Disney" just a little too much for my taste -- and at the time, they were trying to break out of that perception.
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Old December 2 2009, 07:50 PM   #8
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Pick up the pace!!!! It was like being trapped in the event horizon!

I still remember the music though. When ever something is slow I begin humming it.
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Old December 2 2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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Agreed. That was the winter of slow films (Dec. 1979; thirty years ago!) -- first ST:TMP and then Black Hole...
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Old December 2 2009, 09:17 PM   #10
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^^I'm somewhere in between... I only saw it recently and liked it better than I thought I would. The acting's rather wooden but the effects hold up surprisingly well. The ending is as silly as ever.
Actually there's nothing there I'd really disagree with. Though I think the ending's marginally salvageable if you dismiss the whole "hell" thing as symbolic or hallucinatory.
I LOVE the ending because I do take it as a much more symbolic experience than a "realistic" portrayal. It gives it an emotional resonance than a visual portrayal of what would happen realistically.

It gives the movie something different for an ending than most sci-fi/space fantasy films.
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Old December 2 2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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Another fan of the original here, and I've actually wanted to see a big budget remake for years now. The ending has never bothered me, because it's one of those things that if you try to explain it scientifically you're just going to shoot yourself in the foot.

I wonder if they'd do toys for it this time around. I had some of them from back in the day, I think I even had an activity book with punch out ships and such like a spiral cut black hole you could hang from a string.

And I love the score.
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Old December 2 2009, 10:01 PM   #12
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Grrrr fucking cunty bollock motherfuckers.

Writing a remake of that movie was *my* fucking ambition.

Cunts.

Still, at least there's still At The Earths Core and Horror Express...
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Old December 2 2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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And how can you not love a robot with the voice of Roddy McDowall?
For some reason it was very easy. What's next for Disney, a remake of Snowball Express or The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes?
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Old December 2 2009, 10:12 PM   #14
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And get rid of the scenes of being outside the ship without a space suit. ruined the whole rest of the movie.
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Old December 2 2009, 10:29 PM   #15
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I remember absolutely loving the movie as a kid but when I tried watching it a few years ago, I couldn't even finish watching it. It was an excruciating experience. Not entirely sure what happened -- I suppose it could be chalked up to a case of mismanaged expectations -- but even so, it still isn't an especially solid film (even if certain VFX shots hold up or the science is relatively sound).
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