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    Posted: July 02 2010 at 12:57pm
MANY a MOVIE FRANCHISE HAS DIED of NATURAL CAUSES WHEN AUDIENCES LOST INTEREST in SEEING THEM CONTINUE -- THE PREDATOR SERIES, for EXAMPLE. BUT WITH HOLLYWOOD's CURRENT ATTITUDE of "EVERYTHING OLD SHOULD BE TRIED ANEW AGAIN," DAMN IT IF DEAD FRANCHISES AREN'T REGULARLY RISING from THEIR GRAVES!  

IN a YEAR CHOCK FULL of UN-NECESSARY, UTTERLY UN-ORIGINAL and UN-INTERESTING PRODUCT, PREDATORS HAS to RANK HIGH AMONG the TITLES WHOSE EXISTENCE WE SIMPLY CAN'T UN-DERSTAND. IS IT POSSIBLE EVEN WE AREN'T as CYNICAL as MODERN MOVIE STUDIO EXEX??  

AS for the SPECIFIC INDICATORS THAT THIS FILM IS a LIKELY RAZZIE® CONTENDER: IT TOP-LINES a FORMER OSCAR® WINNER (IN HIZ 2nd HORROR MOVIE ROLE in the LAST 2 WEAKS!) ITz HELMED by a GUY (LITERALLY!) NAMED "NIMROD,"and ITS TWO IMMEDIATE PREDECESSORS WERE BOTH WORST SEQUEL/REMAKE NOMINEES...  

SO...HOW MANY MORE UN-CALLED FOR, UN-WELCOME, UN-SUCCESSFUL FOLLOW-UPS, RIP-OFFs and "HOMAGES" CAN HOLLYWOOD POSSIBLY UN-LEASH DURING the REST of 2010? THE ANSWER to THAT MAY BE the SCARIEST THING the INDUSTRY COMES UP WITH THIS YEAR...



ADRIEN BRODY: OSCAR® WINNER...UNDERWEIGHT 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 1:29pm
They say Adrien Brody weighs 120 lbs (I weigh 130), and is not convincing with a rifle. This film is just another prolonging of Hollywood's worst new trends...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 1:52pm
People bitched and moaned when Danny Glover starred in the second "Predator" movie. Personally, I'd rather have him in an action movie than the guy who played the village idiot in "The Village". I mean come-on, we're suppose to believe that Brody belongs with a team of cutthroats and killers, and somehow he might outlast all of them at the end of the movie? WTF?!  
 
Now, if this movie's makers had some balls, they would pit the Predators vs. the cast of the Expendables. Yes, that movie would still be s***, but at least then it would be helluva more interesting and exciting than when you have the alien hunters vs. a whose-who of non-action heroes! But no, that's not what we're getting here.  
 
Damnit, Hollywood, why must you rape the corpses of dead movies and movie series that should remain dead? What's next, a reboot of "Faster, Pussycats! Kill, Kill!" Why not, I just found out there's a remake in the works of "I Spit On Your Grave"!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 4:48pm
This movie looks very good. And Adrian Brody looks tough.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 5:05pm
No, MWG, Brody looks like a 120 lb. man pretending to look tough. 

Man, you're too easily sold -- telemarketers must love you! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 6:46pm
I have an idea: Suppose we pit the creatures from Predator...against the creatures from Alien...aboard the Titanic!  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I hope no executives from Fox see this post -- Since they own all three franchises you mentioned, they might actually consider making such a monstrosity!  

BTW: Not sure if its was merely an Internet rumor, but I heard recently that Fox is working on a direct-to-DVD "sequel" to TITANIC...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 7:08pm
Shhh ... if you listen carefully, you can actually hear a Hollywood studio exec planning to pitch that very idea during a "creative" meeting ....
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I actually kinda like the mechanics they're going for here --  They're making it feel like a survival test/game, and they're trying to make it interesting for the current generation.  It's not so much a sequel, but a remake of the first film.  The difference is that the characters were chosen for a survival test/game on an alien planet, and not on a military mission in South America. 
 
And Burn, would you stop talking about Hollywood's 'originality shortage'?  You've talked about it enough times for us to get your biased mindset.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 8:21pm
Oh yes, my "biased mindset." 

How dare I talk about Hollywood being unoriginal in a forum that is devoted to mocking Hollywood for being unoriginal ... BECAUSE IT'S TRUE. 

Maybe I should be more productive and express my "biased mindset" against "Twilight" instead??  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 9:41pm

Well, what you say is not completely true. ..Hollywood does have a shortage of original ideas, but you make it sound like they're actually trying to ruin people's memories.  Well, guess what?  THEY'RE NOT, SO Censored OFF!  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 9:49pm
wow...the heat must be making people cranky tonight LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 10:01pm
Of course not. It's not like Hollywood is hell bent on taking every single movie, TV series, cartoon, and toy line from 30 years ago and turning all of them into stupid, unwatchable pieces of s*** that critics and fans almost universally hate, hoping they will make a quick and easy buck for the studios. Oh, no, wait, THEY ARE!  

Is this is the part when you say how I'm "heartless" and "should have faith in Hollywood"??  

Maybe I should change my gimmick up a bit. Like instead of ranting about Hollywood being unoriginal, maybe I'll rant about...I don't know, the music business being full of talentless hacks who only sell records (or is it downloads?) because of their images? NAH!
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We'll have to wait and see the reviews on this one. From what I read and hear about this, 20th Century Fox hired Robert Rodriguez to pen a script for this in 1994. The script was well-recieved, as he harkened back to what made the first "Predator" so successful, but Fox scrapped the idea and went to release the sh*tty AVP movies instead. The movie is called "Predators" because it's like a sequel to "Alien" was called "Aliens", and iit also has a double-meaning in both species are hunting each other.

Now somebody at Fox went back into their vault and pulled this out. So who knows, judging from the trailers, this might be the resurrection this series needs. It might've been a smart decision on somebody over at Fox's part. Hey, it won't rise to the level of "Batman Begins" or "Casino Royale" in terms of series reboots, but we'll see what happens.
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I repeat: Hollywood is not trying to ruin people's memories.  If you really think that Hollywood is trying to ruin people's memories, then you are paranoid, cynical...and stupid.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 2:16pm
 Okay, so let me get this straight. People watch a certain movie, or TV series during their childhood some 20+ years ago. They have fond memories of this movie or TV series, and enjoy watching it on DVD, or discussing the show with friends, or even passing it down to their children. It's a fixture of their lives, at one point or another.
 
Then along comes Hollywood, with its greed and lack of unoriginally. They see the movie or TV series from the past and how successful it was, they figure it still has a fan base and so they are going to do a remake to the movie, or an adaptation of the TV series. But Hollywood doesn't want it make the movie in a way that's loyal to the original. No, they feel they have to change it around to suit their liking. They have to make dumb, or campy.
 
Then the movie comes out and the people who held the old movie or TV series in their hearts go to see it. It sucks, it's NOTHING like the movie or TV series of yester-year. The fans are pissed that the studios took such huge liberties with something they once held dear. And now because of this s*** movie, the fans can no longer look at their once favorite movie or TV series ever again because in their eyes, it has been ruined forever.
 
THAT is what I'm talking about! I'm not saying studio heads are stroking their beards like evil masterminds, plotting which old movie or TV series from the 1980s to ruin next, but in that end, that's what they are doing. Maybe when they start doing remakes of stuff from the 1990s that you held dear as a child, you might understand.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 3:36pm
Everything you just said above is a lie.  Hollywood is not trying to ruin people's memories.  Your Rush Limbaugh mentality is preventing you from seeing that.  What's more is that you believe the lies in MPC's 'moviepocalypse' theory.  The truth is that Hollywood is making these remakes, sequels, and other revivals for a new generation so that they can enjoy it and fans of the original can welcome it.  You and MPC don't give an inch to any of these revivals and stereotype every one of them as bad.  The makers do not intend these revivals to be bad, but some of them do turn out to be bad (and the problem isn't always the movie's relationship with the original).
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