Watch Hell in the Pacific.
lol Just noticed my typo...a Fatwa.
Dune is an interesting one. The miniseries was truer to the novel but still a long way from the grandeur that a properly done treatment would display.
Still I will always think of Sting at Feyd-Rautha.
That being said, my rule of thumb is that remakes should only movies that were fatally flawed should be remade.
Starship Troopers - Unfortunately it would be difficult to find a director out there who is any more capable of doing the book justice than the crap sandwich served up by Verhoeven.
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov is one of the demi-gods of science fiction and his short story collection about artificial intelligence is a cornerstone of the genre. Hell it's where the 3 Laws first appear. The film has literally no connection with Asimov's work, they just bought the name to slap on an unrelated script. Want to do it right? Use Harlan Ellison's brilliant screenplay.
I Am Legend - Another movie that only has a tangential, at best, connection with it's namesake. The ending was so badly mangled that it completely erased the entire FREAKING POINT OF THE NOVEL.
Sadly Lee Marvin & Toshiro Mifune are both dead.
I kinda liked what they tried to do with Tron, the movie itself wasn't bad, but could have been better. The idea of taking a classic and not remaking but extending it would be cool.
I was horrified when I first learned they were doing a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing. Handling it the way they did, showing what happened at the Norwegian camp resulted in me doing a 180. Not a bad flick at all.
every once in a while we get a movie like The Magnificent 7.
You mean abysmally shitty?
I am issuing a Ratwa against anyone who advocated remaking classic films.
Be it upon your head Rubix.
Literally every single point in this post is inaccurate.
Tenured faculty work an average of 52 hours a week.
Being granting tenure only protects a faculty member from being fired without cause.
Generally speaking the academic staff is the primary revenue generator at most universities.
Let's keep in mind that the University of Cincinnati has an annual budget of around $1.25 Billion while the Bearcats' Athletic Department spends approximately $50 Million.
Sparty fans were the original Big 10 conspiracy theorists. The cult is just louder, and more vile.
Mark May just hated Ohio State.
Mark May wasn't always the designated heel.
I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.
So this is what a life void of personal accomplishments looks like.
Mystery Men you say? So you're a fan of movies that deconstruct the genre? Because if so....
Clearly you've never reached uber enlightenment.
(Wanders over to the underrated movies thread...)
But wouldn't it be nice?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Grave of the Fireflies
The left eye is commonly associated with Horus/the moon with the right eye being associated with Ra/the sun.