rumored gremlins sequel now a full on remake

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  1. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    http://social.entertainment.msn.com/movies/blogs/blog--now-it-looks-like-theyre-remaking-gremlins#

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3...dnight/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    umm yeah i knew i should have suspected this but still......****
     
  2. Bim Registered

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    A rehash? :csad:
     
  3. Teelie Jokerface

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    I'll remain optimistic but reserved. At this point I'll take a good remake even if it isn't a sequel.
     
  4. jacobed Registered

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    I'd be fine with it except Seth Grame Smith is involved. The man is a complete hack
     
  5. sueb1863 Registered

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    Why remake a movie that was already perfectly fine? It doesn't need to be redone.
     
  6. Octoberist point blank

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    I think this should stay in development hell.
     
  7. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I like AB: Vampire Hunter, and the book and P&P and Zombies was a great book. Also I liked Dark Shadows. Am I a horrible person?

    On topic this probably will suck. Gremlins does not need to be remade.
     
  8. StarLord <<<<<<<<<<

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    CGI can go and **** itself. So can this remake.
     
  9. Victarion Iron Captain

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    They could go with Spielberg's original plan to do straight horror.
     
  10. Octoberist point blank

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    The original Gremlins (and maybe the crazy sequel) were lightening in a bottle due to the era. Gremlins got away with what it did because the lack of a PG-13 rating. So with its PG rating, it went nuts tonally because it can. You can't make a movie like that anymore. it's a product of it's time, just like how a film like 'Blazing Saddle' can never be made today.
     
  11. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Read this yesterday and all I can think is CGI crap-fest, I highly doubt they'll even consider using practical effects, let alone similar designs for the creatures as featured in the originals.
     
  12. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    I'm not opposed to a remake, but what I worry about is that it'll either end up being either pure horror or pure comedy, but nowhere in between. To me that's what makes the original so great - it's able to not only go back and forth between being funny and dark, but sometimes can do both at the same time. Joe Dante himself may disagree, but I rather appreciate the fact that in the end it's never fully either of the two...as much as that movie had me on edge at age 7, I doubt I could have tolerated seeing Billy reach the house just in time to see his mom's severed head bounce down the stairs.
     
  13. venom892 Coming Home

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    In complete agreement. I rather this franchise not be touched and seeing the writer involved gives me zero faith in the project.
     
  14. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Ohoho, another classic getting remade.:up:
     
  15. Duke Registered

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    I'm totally opposed to this remake. :mad::down
     
  16. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    I would rather see a movie that covers where these little suckers actually come from, like are they aliens or conjured up by magic or just ancient mystical creatures.

    Was Gizmo the first & only Mogwai that always brings about the meaner & nastier gremlins or was he merely a survivor Mogwai from a previous batch before they became gremlins?
     
  17. KenK Registered

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    I was just watching Gremlins 2 last night, and that movie still holds up! It's still amazing to see how much more detailed and articulate they made the puppets compared to the first film. And I just love the whole damn thing so much! The Brain, Mohawk, the trio of George, Lenny, and Daffy, so much hilarity!!!!

    I'm definitely wary of a remake, unless we get confirmation of them using practical creature effects. That would definitely be a step in the right direction. Although, I always thought he'd be nice to do a sequel with Gizmo in the care of Billy and Kate's offspring, preferably a daughter, and maybe taking place at a college. C'mon on, the gremlins on a panty raid at a sorority house?!?!? That s**t would be hilarious!!!!
     
  18. venom892 Coming Home

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    I agree that a sequel would be best and hopefully they would be smart enough to use practical effects. There was a certain charm to the puppets that I don't think would be replicated with CGI.
     
  19. Thundarr Registered

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    That's actually a much better idea than the remake. And were the gremlins ever weaponized? I think I read somewhere that the back-story of the gremlins was that they were used by the Chinese during WWII to sabotage enemy planes and tanks, hence the old belief that when things inexplicably went wrong with a vehicles engine, it was due to gremlins. But I'm not 100% sure on that. It could be something someone else told me that THEY read, I don't remember for sure.
     
  20. Thundarr Registered

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    That would be a GREAT sequel. Especially if they go back to the original horror/comedy blend, and not try and do a straight up comedy like The New Batch.
     
  21. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Ghoulies beat you to it.
     
  22. Thundarr Registered

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    :up: Agreed 111%
     
  23. KenK Registered

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    Man, F*** GHOULIES!!! :cmad:
     
  24. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    Well said :up:
     
  25. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    New Gremlins Snickers commercial airing in the UK and France

    [YT]/d2bhoIpwb88[/YT]
     

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