The Rocketeer reboot

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  1. samsnee Ok

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    This sounds like a bad idea. I don't care if it wasn't a financial success, the original was pretty much perfect.

    http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/disneys-the-rocketeer-being-reloaded.html

     
  2. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    I'd be really surprised if a Rocketeer reboot happens, just because I can't see any momentum building for it.
     
  3. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    and is there really a demand for one? I mean the first one is great, but didn't it bomb? I don't think the general public is really foaming at the mouth for a remake.
     
  4. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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  5. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    Yeah, and although there were a bunch of movies just this year that there didn't seem to be much, if any, demand for, like Battleship, Total Recall, and another Spider-Man origin story in The Amazing Spider-Man, I have a hard time believing that Disney would push ahead with a new Rocketeer movie without feeling the want or need.

    I don't have any personal feelings about the idea, though. I liked The Rocketeer, but I don't have any attachment to it.
     
  6. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Hiring writers to write a script for a potential franchise is a small investment that could pay off.
    Alan Horn likes his franchises.
    Could be a few directors out there who were fans of The Rocketeer and would want to be involved.
     
  7. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    Rocketeer is just another movie, like The Crow and Point Break, that should just be left alone.
     
  8. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Disagree, the original, while charming, has a lot of missed potential.
     
  9. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    I love it. That's why I want it left alone. If there is a remake and it's good, I'll probably like it too. :yay:
     
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    I believe a few weeks later "Terminator 2" blew it away. It COULD have been a success but it was badly placed.

    I just loved James Horners uplifting opening theme. The effects aren't that bad either.
     
  11. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    ^ and Jennifer Connelly looking incredibly beautiful
     
  12. craigdbfan Registered

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    Lily Collins for the Jenny Blake.
     
  13. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    She also looked very voluptuous.:hrt: I wish she still looked the way she did back then.
     
  14. Anubis Sup?

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    I'd go see it. Maybe they can fix the problems the original had.
     
  15. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    I hate the original but love the concept and potential. Bring it on. And hire someone who can act as the title character this time.
     
  16. jacobed Registered

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    I like the original and the effects are still pretty good but I agree about the title character. I found him to be very uncharismatic
     
  17. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    And keep Johnston away, even as a producer.
     
  18. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Last year I watched this movie for the first time since I saw it in theaters as a kid. I had a REALLY good time watching it. I'd say it's still better than a whole lot of the comic book movies that have come out since the boom that started with Blade/X-Men.

    I'd probably go see the reboot.
     
  19. Doctor Jones shocked and baffled

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    You can definitely do a better film. I liked the first movie, but there is more potential for this character. Especially with today's technology.
     
  20. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I hope they don't overdo cgi, though. I feel like more practical effects would add to the charm of the movie.
     
  21. The Guard Registered

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    But will it be period?
     
  22. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    I don't see how it would work any other way.
     
  23. Lasirius tarifa

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    I loved this movie as a kid, I need to see it again.

    I'd be down for a reboot.
     
  24. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    Meh, speaking as a fan of the original, I don't see the problem in a Rocketeer reboot. If Hollywood's recent track record for remakes is anything to go by, odds are this will only end up validating the original even more.
     
    #24 Jochimus, Aug 22, 2012
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    Nazis inventing jetpacks to invade the US again? Not a very realistic idea at all.
     

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