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February 11th, 2005, 05:53 AM #16
Easy guys, there are plenty of Americans who frequent this board... Not everything Hollywood touches turns to cack... Look on the bright side, if they rip-off the story line, all but one of the actors will get torn to shreds!!!
February 11th, 2005, 09:34 AM #17Originally Posted by juzzza
Sorry Juzzza, I though I was just bemoaning the fact that Hollywood can get it wrong when it appropriates ideas from elsewhere, and I am not a fan of empires. I do however like Hollywood blockbusters when it sticks to what it knows.
Hollywood being a separate entity to the American peoples
February 11th, 2005, 09:37 AM #18
I don't disagree Leiali, I was more concerned with:
throw daggers at the theatre screen any time and american shows up. GRRRRR!!!!
February 12th, 2005, 09:27 AM #19
I can see how this thread might read a bit ambiguously, so just to clarify : The US turns out some great horror movies, so it's not that I think it impossible that a great sequel can be produced. ...But unfortunately all the pointers seem to suggest the production is angling towards becoming one of those dreaded straight-to-video sequels like Starship Troopers 2.
Part of the joy of the first film was the decidedly british sense of humour. That will be washed away in a tide of American gung ho militerism I imagine.
I agree about the understated humour part, however. It's not that our american friends can't do dry wit (The Simpsons, anyone?) ... its just that bit rarer...
Last edited by Ouroboros; February 12th, 2005 at 09:30 AM.
February 14th, 2005, 12:31 PM #20Originally Posted by Ouroboros
I do wonder if we are being pessimistic though. One would hope that the original makers of the film would hold onto an element of independence and mix it with a bit of what makes Hollywood good. You never know!
And I take your point Juzzza. Not sure how I missed the post that was immediately above mine either.
March 1st, 2005, 03:04 PM #21Originally Posted by ChrisW
a BIG fan
March 1st, 2005, 06:07 PM #22
Well presumably he has not seen "Sex lives of the potato men".
In any case he is wrong.
March 2nd, 2005, 11:32 AM #23
Hah, try 'The Calcium Kid' one of the worst movies, period. Let alone worst Brit movie.
Dog Soldiers is brilliant. And part of the brilliance is that it knows what it is and yet strived to deliver an excellent script. It refused to use CG in favour of hilarious costumes and laughed at itself and showcased the dry brit sense of humour. Class.
March 2nd, 2005, 01:52 PM #24
Hoi, I never checked this thread since I liked the news about a Dog Soldiers sequel very much but didn't want to know too many details.
But now I did look and have to say:
Originally Posted by Ouroboros
But I like Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed even more than the first part, while I don't think the prequel Ginger Snaps Back was a real success . . .
March 2nd, 2005, 03:33 PM #25
Shockingly, I haven't seen either the Ginger Snaps sequel or prequel yet ... They're playing on the Sci-Fi channel as far as I know, I just keep missing them.
March 2nd, 2005, 05:20 PM #26
I was fortunate and watched both of them in a movie theatre, within two or three days. Now I own the Ginger Snaps 2 DVD and re-watched it last Sunday - still as good.