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Old 06-23-2011, 11:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Because the stuff from the 40's is too far back. You won't get people in their 30s or 40s with any nostalgia pining to see a reboot from something before their time. It's a marketing strategy by a business, nothing more. They are not taking a gamble, they are doing guaranteed money. It's guaranteed because A) You have the millions of people from late 20's to early 40's, still movie-going age, who will fall into memory-land and take a bite at the apple, and B) You have a new era of 12-20 who haven't seen the 80's stuff and are going in for the first time.

It's nothing more than a calculated business movie during a recession. When the economy improves and more money starts flowing then you'll see a wider variety of movies.

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I mean they are even redoing Red Dawn!! Next Tom Cruise will play Tom Skerritts role in Top Gun the redo....
Actually Top Gun reboot is in development currently, and chances are that's not an inaccurate statement.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Recession is an excuse...they have been redoing the 80's for 10 years now.
The Haunting (1999)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
The Ring (2002)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Toolbox Murders (2003)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The Grudge (2004)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
House of Wax (2005)
Dark Water (2005)
The Fog (2005)
The Ring Two (2005)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Omen (2006)
Pulse (2006)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Black Christmas (2006)
The Hitcher (2007)
The Invasion (2007)
Halloween (2007)
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
One Missed Call (2008)
The Eye (2008)
Shutter (2008)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Prom Night (2008)
The Echo (2008)
Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)
Mirrors (2008)
It's Alive (2008)
Long Weekend (2008)
Quarantine (2008)
Train (2008)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
The Uninvited (2009)
Friday the 13th (2009)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Night of the Demons (2009)
Sorority Row (2009)
The Stepfather (2009)
Don't Look in the Basement! (2009)
Halloween II (2009)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Some other non-horror
The Departed
Oceans 11
Casino Royale
War of the Worlds
3:10 to Yuma

Now not all of these are the 80's but most of the horror ones are from around there....and there are tons of others that have come out in the past 10 years that are nothing but remakes.

And what will be sad about a Top Gun reboot....we have not changed jets...we still fly the F-14 along with F-18
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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to be fair, casino royale was not a reboot. the original was a james bond spoof by woody allen...
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just look at it as if I was the studio exec running the business. Where's the incentive to invest $50 million for a potential flop, when that same amount can bring in a guaranteed $200 million return on investment? It's like being invited to a casino and told they rigged the roulette wheel it'll pay out next bet w/ black... would you bet on red? No, dump money on black take the safe bet and rake in the easy money. At least back in the days when the Mafia owned Vegas instead of Corporations, but that's for a different topic all together.
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B) We're in a Recession.
hollywood doesn't take chances no matter what time it is. we get box office bombs because they suck at determining slam dunks.
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They're redoing all the crap because they own the rights to that particular crap. Studios are too scared of getting sued for coming up with a "new" idea that some hack turns around and says that the character name, or location, or suitcoat that the main character is wearing was ripped off of their story. Plus, it's cheaper to have an existing story updated and cgi added, since then they don't have to deal with the writers as much.
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And what will be sad about a Top Gun reboot....we have not changed jets...we still fly the F-14 along with F-18
Not quite true... there are no active F-14 squadrons. All squadrons have been replaced by the Super Hornet as of 2006.
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Not quite true... there are no active F-14 squadrons. All squadrons have been replaced by the Super Hornet as of 2006.
lol yeah i think only some middle east importers use them now? shame, what a badass plane.
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Not quite true... there are no active F-14 squadrons. All squadrons have been replaced by the Super Hornet as of 2006.
Yep I missed that one actually. Not that the Hornet is much younger than the Tomcat....8 years....and since the 22 has been cancelled....we have no real new combat jet that is not already 30 years old. All hail the Obama administration and thank him for cancelling America's next top fighter....now all we have to look forward too is JSF F-35 that everyone will have....yeah.
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Yep I missed that one actually. Not that the Hornet is much younger than the Tomcat....8 years....and since the 22 has been cancelled....we have no real new combat jet that is not already 30 years old. All hail the Obama administration and thank him for cancelling America's next top fighter....now all we have to look forward too is JSF F-35 that everyone will have....yeah.
The F-22 wasn't canceled, production was capped at 187. People wonder why the flyaway cost per unit is so high... Original production was supposed to be north of 700 units.


The last users of the F-14 are the Iranians, and from what I understand, intel have been a bit sketchy on their current capabilities. They bought 80 (79 delivered before the revolution), and then their supply line dried up for parts. Who knows how many are still flying.
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