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PostSubject: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:46 am

Why God? WHY!!!


After roughly a month of negotiations, Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast in the lead role for HIGHLANDER. Reynolds will play Conner MacLeod, a Highlander who discovers he is one of a dwindling group of immortals who wander the earth and kill each other in combat for the final “Prize”





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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:56 am

Why can't they cast an actual Scotsman in that role?
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:11 am

Is it the casting that's unfavorable or the fact that they're making it?
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:41 am

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Is it the casting that's unfavorable or the fact that they're making it?

For me - BOTH!

They should NEVER have sequalized the original - or made it into a TV show ( I know it has it's fans on this forum - SORRY GUYS!!  Very Happy )

The guy is a jinx when it comes to movie franchises! *couch* Green Lantern *cough* Deadpool *cough*

Van Wilder is a douche & should step away from Comic Book Movies & Fantasy genre!!

Leave this movie alone - go & pester someone else's movie please!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:44 am

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Why can't they cast an actual Scotsman in that role?

James McAvoy?

Kevin McKidd?

Gerard Butler?

Thinking out the box - Michael Fastbender?

All better suited to the role. A role that needs no remake/re imagining. FFS!! Will folks STOP tinkering with the classics!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:55 am

This a remake tat I would actually check out to see what they do with it.

Until that casting decision. It seems these studios aren't paying attention to how most of the movies he has done outside of his comedy niche, and a lot of the blame falls directly on his role.

Someone suggested Jeremy Renner, and that appealed to me. But with Ryan, I think even going with an unknown would be better.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:08 am

I got to take an Australian to see Green Lantern before it came out in Australia.

He didn't like it.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Man...I knew he was in the running, but didn't know he got the part. Regardless, I didn't have high hopes for this remake to begin with - since I read not too long ago something about immortals running around with machine guns...

The original was a classic; I ignore the first sequel and the second was ok, but basically a rehash of the first.

I liked the TV series, but logically it didn't fit in with the universe of the first movie, even though Connor was in the pilot. The first movie based in the TV universe was ok (and that is putting it nicely) but the followup, well, I refuse to even discuss it because it was so bad.

Never understood why they never got Gregory Widen back for the original movie series...
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:38 pm

Just Scott wrote:

The guy is a jinx when it comes to movie franchises! *couch* Green Lantern *cough* Deadpool *cough*

It's not his fault any of those were bad. They would have been bad either way, he just happens to be in (a lot of) terrible films. I don't think he's that bad of an actor.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:40 pm

I normally don't get hyped for remakes (I tend to outright ignore them) but this one I was a bit curious about.

Yeah, when it comes to the tv series, you have to retcon things a bit. Connor fought Kurgan, but it was not for the prize, and the gathering continues.

I never watched any of the tv series movies, and from what I heard about them, I'm probably better off.

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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:49 pm

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Just Scott wrote:

The guy is a jinx when it comes to movie franchises! *couch* Green Lantern *cough* Deadpool *cough*

It's not his fault any of those were bad. They would have been bad either way, he just happens to be in (a lot of) terrible films. I don't think he's that bad of an actor.

Actually, I liked both Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Different strokes for different folks...


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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:34 pm

Just Scott wrote:
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Is it the casting that's unfavorable or the fact that they're making it?

For me - BOTH!

They should NEVER have sequalized the original - or made it into a TV show ( I know it has it's fans on this forum - SORRY GUYS!!  Very Happy )

The guy is a jinx when it comes to movie franchises! *couch* Green Lantern *cough* Deadpool *cough*

Van Wilder is a douche & should step away from Comic Book Movies & Fantasy genre!!

Leave this movie alone - go & pester someone else's movie please!! Razz

Well, now you got some idea of how I feel about Trek 2009, I had, and still do, have that loathe and hate for it.  Welcome to the club, sir.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:41 pm

Do we get a badge? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:55 pm

Hopefully the world will end in 2012, before this comes out.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:02 pm

bret_owen99 wrote:
Hopefully the world will end in 2012, before this comes out.
Sorry to go off topic, somewhat, but the Mayan prophecy, Hopi prophecy and other 2012 related stuff said nothing about the world ending. That's just the fear porn folks wanting to scare yas. It's pretty much like what my sig says.

And the best way to deal with a bad film is to not watch it, don't buy tickets, don't buy the DVD and all that.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:22 pm

Meh... the Highlander sequels and TV series ruined it for me far worse than any remake could.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:10 pm

I watched the original Highlander under suggestion of a Scotsman, and was advised not to see any sequels.

Advice heeded, though my sister's husband owns the sequels, TV show, and I gave him the animated series.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:12 am

I would have loved to see a remake with a young, completely unknown Scot playing Connor. I'll see the film, but my expectations are low.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:33 am

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I would have loved to see a remake with a young, completely unknown Scot playing Connor. I'll see the film, but my expectations are low.

Why even bother watching it?
Robocop's going to be another victim of Hollywood's remake syndrome, and I'm not going to watch it.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:10 am

Let's see

This one
Robocop
Spider-Man
Total Recall


Wonder what else is going to be next.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:20 am

The Castellan wrote:
Let's see

This one
Robocop
Spider-Man
Total Recall


Wonder what else is going to be next.

Let's see, what else...

Dredd
Carrie
Red Dawn
Dirty Dancing
Evil Dead

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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:11 am

I also heard a faint rumour of remaking The Great Escape & The Towering Inferno too!!??
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:50 am

Just Scott wrote:
I also heard a faint rumour of remaking The Great Escape & The Towering Inferno too!!??

The Great Escape is a reality show, with people trying to escape from Alcatraz.
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Ronpur wrote:

The Great Escape is a reality show, with people trying to escape from Alcatraz.

I saw that the other day. It was woefully bad!!


If they were to attempt a Great Escape remake/re imagining - I wonder if they would set it during WWII or would they try & rework a Gulf War kind of storyline?

I honestly hope it is purely a rumour & never gets made. The Towering Inferno, on the other hand, could be quite good??
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PostSubject: Re: NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................!!!   Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Actually, a Great Escape that was accurate and true to the real story would be very welcome by me.
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