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-   -   So uh guys....They're remaking Old Boy. Is nothing sacred? (https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/television-movies/126733-so-uh-guys-theyre-remaking-old-boy-nothing-sacred.html)

Shas'Ui 07-11-13 07:34 PM

So uh guys....They're remaking Old Boy. Is nothing sacred?
 
Are you sitting down?


http://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.co...ster.jpg?w=499


I love Josh Brolin...but this is just wrong.

Jacobite 07-11-13 07:49 PM

We were talking about this at work the other day. Apparently they have kept the hammer scene as is but:



I also like Josh Brolin but how old was he when he got put locked away? 12?

Loki1416 07-11-13 10:48 PM

I've never seen nor heard of the origional. So looked it up and it looks pretty good. Will have to watch the origional first.

normtheunsavoury 07-11-13 11:04 PM

This is just made of wrong!

Tyrannus 07-11-13 11:09 PM

The Poster looks cheap and terrible.

I actually feel a bit sick. I loved Old Boy and this......this should not exist.

Jacobite 07-11-13 11:30 PM

It's the way Hollywood is working these days, they are after cash cows. A lot of mid budget films are struggling to find funding. I remember hearing that Lincoln (DD Lewis etc) had problems finding funding from studios because they are primarily after big budget films that they can franchise and just start pumping out sequels to make them money and it stands to reason, look at the films that the big studios are making these days:

Avengers/Marvel films....
Hobbit films (that was 2 and is now 3)....
Twilight....
Hunger Games...
Seventh Son (about to come out, first in a book series)
Pacific Rim (plans to franchise),
Legion (was seen as the first in a trilogy)
District 9 (Sequel currently being made)

They want a proven platform that they can draw the punters in with. Why do you think Infernal Affairs was made into the Departed. Hollywood has been remaking Asian films for years and rumors of an Oldboy remake have been around since about 2004 I think. For years in the mid to late 00's pretty much all Hollywood horror blockbusters were asian remakes, list of them here: IMDb: American Remakes Of Asian Horror Films - a list by fuwwy11139

Wusword77 07-24-13 12:21 AM

I didn't like the first one and never understood why people liked it.

All this movie gets from me is a resounding Meh :boredom:

Loli 07-24-13 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacobite (Post 1394872)
It's the way Hollywood is working these days, they are after cash cows. A lot of mid budget films are struggling to find funding. I remember hearing that Lincoln (DD Lewis etc) had problems finding funding from studios because they are primarily after big budget films that they can franchise and just start pumping out sequels to make them money and it stands to reason, look at the films that the big studios are making these days:

Avengers/Marvel films....
Hobbit films (that was 2 and is now 3)....
Twilight....
Hunger Games...
Seventh Son (about to come out, first in a book series)
Pacific Rim (plans to franchise),
Legion (was seen as the first in a trilogy)
District 9 (Sequel currently being made)

They want a proven platform that they can draw the punters in with. Why do you think Infernal Affairs was made into the Departed. Hollywood has been remaking Asian films for years and rumors of an Oldboy remake have been around since about 2004 I think. For years in the mid to late 00's pretty much all Hollywood horror blockbusters were asian remakes, list of them here: IMDb: American Remakes Of Asian Horror Films - a list by fuwwy11139


But the problem is, the Hollywood versions are all terrible.

MidnightSun 09-16-13 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jacobite (Post 1394872)
ISeventh Son (about to come out, first in a book series)

I know that officially, it's based on the Joseph Delaney book series. But I refuse to acknowledge them part of the same universe, let alone a film adaptation of a book. Fuck Hollywood, the first few Spook's books kicked ass. Not even the dignity to put the Bane in the film :(

Midnight

Stella Cadente 09-16-13 09:08 PM

Give me Chinese movies like red cliff over this Hollywood shit any day.

Chaplain-Grimaldus 09-16-13 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Stella Cadente (Post 1413960)
Give me Chinese movies like red cliff over this Hollywood shit any day.

Stella. For the first time I find my self agreeing with you buddy.

Squire 09-16-13 10:37 PM

I think it's pretty cheap just remaking foreign films instead of coming up with decent stories and taking a chance with them, but whatever this film is like it won't affect my opinion of the original. Having said that, during the film I think there should be pop ups every twenty minutes saying 'This is just a remake of a Korean movie. Watch the original'

Stella Cadente 09-17-13 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaplain-Grimaldus (Post 1413980)
Stella. For the first time I find my self agreeing with you buddy.

I love the fact the budgets are usually pathetic compared to a Hollywood movie, yet they make something 10x more visually impressive and have to concentrate more on that thing...err...story I think they call it

Chaplain-Grimaldus 09-17-13 10:23 AM

Exactly. They have to make up for it with better story, better acting and good old fashioned fx.

I will watch Chinese, French, Korean films all day any not be disappointed.


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