The unnecessary reboot/remake of the week thread

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Foxhot, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Foxhot

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    My brother was reckless enough to throw HIS escape information at McClane merely because he assumed he was about to perish. It was all so very Batman TVish. Simon, you chucklehead. Wait for verification.
     
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  2. Aragorn

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    In the next Die Hard, the third Gruber brother can finally take down Bruce Willis with the one thing he hates the most -- by making him work for more than two days on a movie set.
     
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    If you like the heist genre, look in on Money Heist on Netflix. It's a Spanish production and is VERY good, IMHO.
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

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    I started watching that with my stepdad last weekend and I thought we could plow through it because it's only "5 parts" which turned out to be "seasons" and there's actually like 60-some episodes which we didn't catch onto at first lol. Since he'll only watch stuff if it's not subtitled I can vouch that they seem to do a good job with the dub.
     
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  5. Owain Taggart

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    I'll take a look at it! I was considering it but didn't know if it was any good, :)
     
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  6. marillion

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    There's a lot to unfold with this show and it has a LOT of twists and turns. But if you stick with it, it pays off (so to speak).
     
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  8. wayoung

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    I'm probably in the minority here, but I would have liked a final follow up to the Banderas movies. He's the same age as Hopkins in the first one and it might make up for how bad the sequel was. The first remains an all time fav action adventure film.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    I love the character of Zorro but I don’t really see Wilmer as a swashbuckling lead. Then again, if Paul Rudd, Chris Pratt etc can play superheroes, I’m willing to give him a go.
     
  10. shapeshifter

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    I don't see how this survives in this age of superhero glut, without making him one to?

     
  11. cardinal biggles

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    I wonder if this means Valderrama is exiting NCIS, or if he'll be able to film Zorro when his other show is on hiatus?
     
  12. Owain Taggart

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    I've always kind of considered him a superhero of his day.
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    I wonder will they give him Batman-style tech, rather than having him face down baddies with nothing more than a sword, mask and cloak?
     
  14. Owain Taggart

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    And why would they strip him of what's unique about him? The great thing about Zorro is that it's part historical-fiction, part fantasy, and I'd say he does alright by just having a sword. He's a folk hero, which is more or less a superhero.
     
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  15. CorporalClegg

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    It's been so long since I saw them but didn't Banderas have some steampunkish Bat-lite tech?
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Not as far as I can remember. You might be remembering something else.
     
  17. UssGlenn

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    Two of the earliest prototypes for superheros (who we still remember) are The Scarlett Pimpernel (1905) and Zorro (1919). Both are upper class men who hide their identity while helping those they deem in need of help. Zorro adds the costume. Add in Superpowers to that formula and you get The Shadow (1930) who was plagiarized to create Batman.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    Plagiarized seems a bit strong.
     
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    The Shadow didn't have super powers, not until he moved to radio which I'm pretty sure was after Superman debuted

    (I just rewatched the Baldwin movie a couple weeks ago and read up on him)
     
  20. UssGlenn

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    The plot of "Partners of Peril" was lifted directly into "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" Batman's first story. The Shadow is even described as "batlike" in that story.
     
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