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  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    The last few months have seen the start of a new Spidey franchise, the end of Nolan's Batman trilogy, a new Judge Dredd, and endless speculation for the new Trek...

    So, this week's contest is all about the reboots.

    For those unclear on a reboot, its when the same character is used, but with a new castin' choice and new continuity from what was previously established.

    Christian Bale as Batman is a reboot.

    Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner is not.

    All entries have to conform to board rules - up to 150x150, and 140KB if animated.

    Entries should be posted by Friday mornin' so I can get the poll goin' in time for the weekend, dependin' on my work schedule. A recap will be posted Thursday.

    Good luck!

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  2. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    My entry -

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    - Karl Urban as Judge Dredd.

    'cause that movie was bad ass!
     
  3. It's Christmastime Again - Kai "the spy"

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    Though I'm anything but a fan of this particular reboot, it was one of the first to come to mind.
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    Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/Robocop
     
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  8. It's Christmastime Again - Kai "the spy"

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    Not sure if this qualifies. The line between sequel and reboot is a bit unclear on this one. Though that's, of course, for od0_ital to decide, he makes the rules.

    As alternatives, I suggest MoS, though basically most other Superman incarnations would also qualify as reboots. L&C, SV, all cartoons after the Fleischer ones, even the Richard Donner movie could be considered a reboot of a franchise formerly associated in the general public with the 50s TV show.
     
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    :wtf: That's from an actual film? :eek:
     
  11. It's Christmastime Again - Kai "the spy"

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    Yes, it's from the upcoming Robocop reboot. If nothing happens to radically change my mind, I'm going to ignore it. Paul Verhoeven's original happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies, and I simply don't see any reason to reboot or do anything other than leave a masterpiece be that goes beyond a movie studio's desire to cash in on the name.
     
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    I'm okay with it...while Bryan Singer tried to do a sequel AND a reboot in the same movie, failin' at both, that Lois Lane's son wasn't a part of her character for the third film from the original series shows that this was meant to be a fresh take on the character. That there was an entirely new cast works in its favor for this contest, as well.

    Though I would be more likely to vote for Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor than Brandon Routh's Superman...hell, I'd vote for Brandon Routh's Clark Kent before I voted for his Superman.
     
  13. Maple Dog

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    Yeah they have this obsession in rebooting everything,even if the original movie was a hit,i think it might be cause the younger generation,does not want to see "old movies"
     
  14. It's Christmastime Again - Kai "the spy"

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    I know. A colleague of mine won't watch any movies that are older than she is. That's like a rule to her.
     
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    They do not know what they are missing.
     
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    As much as I want your vote, I'll stick with Supes. BSG woulda been my second choice but it's been done.
     
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    So not even, say, "Wizard of Oz"?
     
  19. Klaus

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    Assuming Nosferatu as the original, here are the notable reboots... :D

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    I would say "kids today are stupid," but actually I think most kids whenever are stupid to be fair.
    I was talking to a younger friend of mine who's 21 (I'm 28) about the new Total Recall remake and asked him if he'd seen the original. "Nah, I don't really like old films."
    Movies from 1990 are considered "old films" :rolleyes:

    So he was born in 1991. I was born in 1984, but never had a problem as a kid watching films from the early 80s, late 70s etc


    Then again he's not the sharpest tool in the box, but still.
     
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