Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Lyon_Wonder, May 18, 2009.
There was a Fantasy Island remake?
^ Malcolm McDowell.
The new Fantasy Island was actually a sequel, not a remake, which was one point in its favor. And it had a great cast, and some interesting ideas. But it suffered from insufficient respect for the original and absolutely abysmal writing.
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Even though I remember an episode of Fantasy Island from the 70s where Rourke matched wits with the Devil... From the start of the 1998 series it was underlined that the island staff were Angels (in training trying to earn their wings) and that their visitors were poor dumb bastards being taught a moral lesson at the expense of dignity like rats through a maze.
That doesn't seem like a sequel.
holy crap, you were AT that game? Jealous me... I have it on DVD and I watch it all the time. You could not have asked for a better game that night. I remember there was a lot of talk about whether they should even be doing it, so soon after the attacks, but it was exactly what the city needed to jump-start the healing process. And...Mike Piazza. How cool.
Really? I didn't know that.
So are they supposed to be the same Messrs. Roarke (Montalban vs. McDowell)?
I thought it was absolutely hilarious from beginning to end. Gibson and Foster had wonderful comic (and sexual) chemistry. (I was always disappointed they never made more movies in the Maverick series.) And I believe they both enjoyed working together - they have remained lifelong friends, and Foster always stuck by Mel even after his questionable activities.
Plus, Alfred Molina was a great villain ("You should have come see me first...I'd have let you fall down for free!"). And who can forget Graham Greene?
If you ask James Garner, he claims the movie is a continuation of the TV show and Mel Gibson is Maverick, Jr. But other people who made the movie say he's a reboot. I guess it works either way.
The original hinted at various times that Roarke was a heavenly figure-- one problem with nuFI was that it lacked subtlety. After all these years I don't remember details, but the new version had some dialogue here and there that indicated it was a sequel; also there was a photograph in Roarke's office of Herve Villechaize as Tattoo.
I believe so.
Mel can't be Maverick Jr, because his father isn't Maverick Sr. - unless "Zane Cooper" is an alias.
I've never even seen the television series, but it always made sense that the Garner was reprising his character to me.
Yes, I had to be there. I was actually going to a lot of games back then. I too have the game on DVD and watch it often.
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