Patrick Stewart in new Charlie's Angels.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Tenacity, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There's a new Charlie's Angels movie coming out in mid November of this year, Sir Patrick will play Bosley.

    Or I should say one of the Bosleys, apparently there are three (or more?). Looks like it might be a fairly small role, but I just know Sir Patrick will be the best thing in the movie, as he always is.

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  2. Greg Cox

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    Looks like fun.

    And, yes, apparently "Bosley" is now a job title, presumably inspired by the original Bosley.
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I went to see the first two movies, I'll go see this one.

    Gotta admit, Bosley as a job title makes a lot more sense than Bill Murray & Bernie Mac as the Bosley Brothers.
     
  4. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    Let's see...

    1. reboot: check
    2. a few penciled tweaks to the format while still using the brand name: check
    3. stunt casting: check
    4. autotune and a generic tonal beat that any teenager on a keyboard sold at a toystore in 1985 could do: check
    5. the hopes the movie isn't another glossy shallow action piece as templated as everything else: check

    May it do better than previous reboots, but what's the new one going to do better than previous incarnations? What depth of storytelling exists to keep people coming back for more renditions? Gotta be more than turning Boz into a title, which - despite the overall tone of my reply is - actually a step in the right direction for an espionage agency... What happens when enough brand names no longer draw interests? Contrive an even more bogus scenario to inspire interest? Looks like the Bosley Troubadours might be it for this outing.

    But while remakes suggest the brand is good, remakes were also more prevalent in the past when only Shakespeare wrote. Innovation is impossible nowadays so it's only wheel-of-reboot anymore? (It's not that reboots can't work, the current ratio isn't all that great based on the decades it's been done, but original movies are also a gamble...)

    Like the teen bands, replacing the musicians and keeping the same brand doesn't always work. Spice Girls, 2 Unlimited, New Monkees, you name it...

    But what they should do... remember that old TV show "Police Squad (in color)"? Made it into a big screen movie with a shiny new name but same characters? The perfect time is ripe for another old show, "The Critic":

     
  5. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Kind of lacks the cozy feel of the original.

    And "Just because they can, doesn't mean they should?" Seriously? :rommie:
     
  6. auntiehill

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    Not even Sir Patrick could make me want to watch this crap.
     
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  7. mos6507

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    Stewart aside, after seeing Aladdin I resolved to follow Naomi Scott's career path because she was the one standout in that film (IMHO) but this movie isn't going to help her move forward.