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2013-01-17 11:20:35 AM  
Oh, no! Not Gremlins! The horror, the horror! We are talking about the American Motors car, aren't we?

As an attempt to grab back some of the compact and sub-compact market from the Japanese, they were distinctly sub-par.  Those dastardly Japanese with their low prices and quality-controlled production were so unfair!

The movie was mildly entertaining and good MST3K B-movie fodder. Some of the cult movie fans may be attached to it. But there's no way the general audience cares. Damn the Hollywood executives and pointy-headed nerds, full speed ahead!

I'm sure they could do some better special effects today, although it was originally puppet-work and good puppet-work, so they are unlikely to splash out a lot of money on good CGI.
 
2013-01-17 11:23:31 AM  

you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.


I won't mistake Gremlins for sacred but it just sounds like lazy make-work for Hollywood. I watched the movie recently and except for a few 1980s hairdos and some bits of dated dialogue, it aged pretty well. The "bathroom buddy" looks clunky but it's supposed to be tacky and is every bit as relevant today.
 
2013-01-17 11:24:55 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-01-17 11:33:21 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Why does Hollywood keep doing remakes of 80's movies instead of coming out with those sequels they've been promising us for decades, like "Buckaroo Banzai vs. The World Crime Syndicate"?


Who do we have to kill to get Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money?
 
2013-01-17 11:35:03 AM  

you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.


Arguably, it's better to remake average movies than classics. With Casablanca, there's no room for improvement. A tatented director COULD, in theory, make a better Gremlins movie, or at the least provide a refreshing look that would stand on its own right.
 
2013-01-17 11:36:57 AM  

Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 384x1500]


You could cast anyone else in any other part, Hugo Weaving as Ming would make it good.
 
2013-01-17 11:41:30 AM  

SithLord: Will it be in 3D? Because it should be in 3D.


The only movie that should ever be in 3D is Nature Trail to Hell.
 
2013-01-17 11:42:25 AM  
We need to figure out how to clone Phoebe Cates and unleash a new version every 20 years.
 
2013-01-17 11:43:55 AM  

Phil Ken Sebben: SithLord: Will it be in 3D? Because it should be in 3D.

The only movie that should ever be in 3D is Nature Trail to Hell.


And Deep Throat.
 
2013-01-17 11:44:06 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Fun trivia fact: the deputy in Gremlins is Mike from Breaking Bad.


And the high school teacher was Mayor Royce from The Wire.
 
2013-01-17 11:50:35 AM  
It's okay Hollywood. It's not like I've had a real reason to go to a theater in years anyway.

/going to watch the Hobbit
//in the privacy of my home and for way cheaper when it comes out on Netflix
 
2013-01-17 11:50:50 AM  

padraig: you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.

Arguably, it's better to remake average movies than classics. With Casablanca, there's no room for improvement. A tatented director COULD, in theory, make a better Gremlins movie, or at the least provide a refreshing look that would stand on its own right.


My heart longs for such remakes. How many times have you watched a film where the casting was slightly wrong, or some shots seemed botched, or the effects were beyond the makers etc? Sure seems some midlivel movies could be remade. Of course, those movies, being failures, wouldn't attract investors.
 
2013-01-17 11:50:52 AM  

you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.


I recently saw it and Highlander a few weeks ago.  Both are classic examples of 80s crap.  Poor direction, bad acting, bad editing, bad production values, and bad direction.  They both scream for a reboot.  And Highlander is already in process.

/Highlander had reasonably good music
 
2013-01-17 11:51:54 AM  
FNRTFA but I was wondering, dies this have anything to do with the Kim Kardashian pregnancy?
 
2013-01-17 11:52:33 AM  

mechgreg: Mad_Radhu: Fun trivia fact: the deputy in Gremlins is Mike from Breaking Bad.

And the high school teacher was Mayor Royce from The Wire.


That is fun when watching old movies. Watched Almost Famous last night and Dwight Shrute works for Rolling Stone. And Eric Stonestreet was a desk clerk.
 
2013-01-17 11:55:09 AM  

gingerjet: you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.

I recently saw it and Highlander a few weeks ago.  Both are classic examples of 80s crap.  Poor direction, bad acting, bad editing, bad production values, and bad direction.  They both scream for a reboot.  And Highlander is already in process.

/Highlander had reasonably good music


Highlander was cool, and kinda fun with great music, but dear god it was bad like you're saying. I think a reboot would be great as long as they don't try to remake Highlander 2 or any elements from it.

/yeah yeah, "They made a Highlander 2?"
//Gremlins isn't as great as we remember it, it's aged poorly. A remake would be fine by me.
 
2013-01-17 11:58:10 AM  

WippitGuud: Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 384x1500]

You could cast anyone else in any other part, Hugo Weaving as Ming would make it good.


And no real reason to re-cast Prince Vultan. BRIAN BLESSED would still work just fine in the role.
 
2013-01-17 11:59:01 AM  

born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!


I'm sure Howie Mandel would love work that doesn't involve having to touch people again.
 
2013-01-17 11:59:21 AM  

Brick-House: FNRTFA but I was wondering, dies this have anything to do with the Kim Kardashian pregnancy?


You're thinking Alien.
 
2013-01-17 12:02:22 PM  

tricycleracer: At least it's not The Goonies.


www.videogameobsession.com

The Goonies already had it's horrible reboot.
 
2013-01-17 12:05:12 PM  

WippitGuud: Brick-House: FNRTFA but I was wondering, dies this have anything to do with the Kim Kardashian pregnancy?

You're thinking Alien.


You know, now that I think about it, you're right. Gremlins is casting Snookie and her spawn...
 
2013-01-17 12:06:55 PM  

Phil Ken Sebben: SithLord: Will it be in 3D? Because it should be in 3D.

The only movie that should ever be in 3D is Nature Trail to Hell.


farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-17 12:07:01 PM  

born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!


I can just see the poster now...

"...And Jack Black as Gizmo"
 
2013-01-17 12:07:48 PM  
No Phoebe Cates pics yet?

/going to lunch there better be some when I get back!
 
2013-01-17 12:11:22 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!

I can just see the poster now...

"...And Jack Black as Gizmo"


Well shiat.. If that's how we're going to roll we might as well give the lead to Dane Cook
 
2013-01-17 12:11:57 PM  

tricycleracer: At least it's not The Goonies.


I'm still surprised they haven't at least made a half-ass Direct-to-Video sequel to The Goonies yet.
 
2013-01-17 12:17:36 PM  

wildcardjack: The only way I'll be okay with this is if they release a mogwai robot that can actually walk around the house and engage with at least Furby level language skills.

What, you think that's a silly idea? Think of it as a stepping stone to practical household robots. If we have to make it a movie tie-in then so be it.


I think they already have those. They call them Furbies, and I would rather have an infestation of actual gremlins before i allow another furby to exist in the same house as me.,
 
2013-01-17 12:18:27 PM  

Brick-House: FNRTFA but I was wondering, dies this have anything to do with the Kim Kardashian pregnancy?


SOOOO glad I was not drinking coffee when I read that. Well done.
 
2013-01-17 12:19:51 PM  

houginator: wildcardjack: The only way I'll be okay with this is if they release a mogwai robot that can actually walk around the house and engage with at least Furby level language skills.

What, you think that's a silly idea? Think of it as a stepping stone to practical household robots. If we have to make it a movie tie-in then so be it.

I think they already have those. They call them Furbies, and I would rather have an infestation of actual gremlins before i allow another furby to exist in the same house as me.,


Ohhhhh

Cha na...


WEEEEEEE!
 
2013-01-17 12:22:16 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.

I came here to say this basically. It's a great movie, and a pretty good sequel, and I enjoyed it immensely...but...yeah.


Because it doesn't NEED to be remade, especially not rebooted. It's fine as-is, most likely if it is remade, they will laze through it, and it will suck, thereby dragging the original movie down by association. Also, there's nothing to add without farking up the movie, and if they add nothing, the SFX were good enough the first time around that there is beyond no need to do this.

Not only that, the movie-viewing public needs to stop letting them get away with this lazy bullshiat, it's just a way to ump out more movies while doing less work, and it's the suckers who keep going to this crap that are helping to perpetuate it.

That's why...
 
2013-01-17 12:24:24 PM  

movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.


Wouldn't it just be easier to re-release the original, then? There's nothing wrong with it as is. That's usually the problem with remakes - there was no reason to do them in the first place, so it's an exercise in futility.
 
2013-01-17 12:25:55 PM  
You do with mogwai what your society... has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand.

/watched it over Christmas.
//It was everything I remember about the 80's
 
2013-01-17 12:26:51 PM  

styckx: The Martian Manhandler: born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!

I can just see the poster now...

"...And Jack Black as Gizmo"

Well shiat.. If that's how we're going to roll we might as well give the lead to Dane Cook


I haven't heard, "NO NO NO NO NONONONONO" for awhile. I vote Shia Labeef.
 
2013-01-17 12:27:30 PM  

kbronsito: Black Swan on the other hand... that's due for a remake. In fact, it should be remade every year with two different actresses. I'm thinking Anne Hathaway and Rachel Bilson. Also are there any plans to remake whild things yet?


Do you like watching awkward pseudo-sex scenes between actresses you find? They managed to make sex between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman a complete turn off. Why on earth would you want to see more people do that? You have the Internet - it's full of porn, a lot of it with pretty girls actually looking like they enjoy doing that to each other. Just saying.
 
2013-01-17 12:27:58 PM  
"They're ruining my childhood" is the most tiresome thing on the internet. Misusing epic is high on the list too.
 
2013-01-17 12:32:06 PM  

Karac: tricycleracer: At least it's not The Goonies.

[www.videogameobsession.com image 298x332]

The Goonies already had it's horrible reboot.


That game was a staple of my childhood. You shut your whore mouth!
 
2013-01-17 12:33:33 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: "They're ruining my childhood" is the most tiresome thing on the internet. Misusing epic is high on the list too.


I'm more exhausted by the folks complaining about what other people post on the internet, to be quite honest.
 
2013-01-17 12:34:49 PM  
FARK CGI gremlins..That is all
 
2013-01-17 12:35:19 PM  

BigLuca: styckx: The Martian Manhandler: born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!

I can just see the poster now...

"...And Jack Black as Gizmo"

Well shiat.. If that's how we're going to roll we might as well give the lead to Dane Cook

I haven't heard, "NO NO NO NO NONONONONO" for awhile. I vote Shia Labeef.


For giggles, I'm just going to keep saying "no" until you hang up.

// no, no, no, nonono, nononononononononon-
// way, way back in the 1980s this was obscure
 
2013-01-17 12:36:48 PM  

houginator: wildcardjack: The only way I'll be okay with this is if they release a mogwai robot that can actually walk around the house and engage with at least Furby level language skills.

What, you think that's a silly idea? Think of it as a stepping stone to practical household robots. If we have to make it a movie tie-in then so be it.

I think they already have those. They call them Furbies, and I would rather have an infestation of actual gremlins before i allow another furby to exist in the same house as me.,


In 2000, they released a Gizmo version of the Furby. They typically fetch $100+ on eBay these days.
i.ebayimg.com

/They also did a Yoda Furby
 
2013-01-17 12:42:20 PM  

tricycleracer: At least it's not The Goonies.


They better farking leave my Goonies alone or I swear to Christ I will cut someone!
 
2013-01-17 12:44:30 PM  

BigLuca: styckx: The Martian Manhandler: born_yesterday: BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.

And in the remake--Gizmo can talk! And boy, does he have some HILARIOUS one-liners!

I can just see the poster now...

"...And Jack Black as Gizmo"

Well shiat.. If that's how we're going to roll we might as well give the lead to Dane Cook

I haven't heard, "NO NO NO NO NONONONONO" for awhile. I vote Shia Labeef.


Shia will have the role of Billy

I suggest Kristen Stewart as Kate.
 
2013-01-17 12:45:17 PM  

nharrisphoto: I wonder if they'd have the balls to go the original, darker route of the story.


Nah, I picture it being another one of those overly computer animated deals where the horror subject runs up walls and along ceilings, combined with huge amounts of slashing and blood. Basically like every other horror movie they have released in the last several years.
 
2013-01-17 12:47:27 PM  
Not exactly a cinematic classic, there
 
2013-01-17 12:48:58 PM  

digitalrain: tricycleracer: At least it's not The Goonies.

They better farking leave my Goonies alone or I swear to Christ I will cut someone!


Chunk, I'm pretty much ODing on all your bullsh*t stories!
 
2013-01-17 12:49:06 PM  

busy chillin': mechgreg: Mad_Radhu: Fun trivia fact: the deputy in Gremlins is Mike from Breaking Bad.

And the high school teacher was Mayor Royce from The Wire.

That is fun when watching old movies. Watched Almost Famous last night and Dwight Shrute works for Rolling Stone. And Eric Stonestreet was a desk clerk.


I just watched Galaxy Quest the other day and Rainn Wilson (Dwight) played one of the aliens and Justin Long was the main kid.
 
2013-01-17 12:49:22 PM  

FarknGroovn: Remember how much Gremlins themed crap got sold in the 80's? Hollywood is probably drooling at the potential renewed merchandising revenue generated from this reboot.


Been in a ToysRUs lately? They're *still* selling Gremlins stuff. I'm not sure they ever stopped.
 
2013-01-17 12:50:42 PM  
Just put the finishing touches on a screenplay for a live action motion picture of this iconic superhero:

www.pbs.org


Your move, Hollywood.
 
2013-01-17 12:50:55 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: gingerjet: you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.

I recently saw it and Highlander a few weeks ago.  Both are classic examples of 80s crap.  Poor direction, bad acting, bad editing, bad production values, and bad direction.  They both scream for a reboot.  And Highlander is already in process.

/Highlander had reasonably good music

Highlander was cool, and kinda fun with great music, but dear god it was bad like you're saying. I think a reboot would be great as long as they don't try to remake Highlander 2 or any elements from it.

/yeah yeah, "They made a Highlander 2?"
//Gremlins isn't as great as we remember it, it's aged poorly. A remake would be fine by me.


It didn't help that Christopher Lambert can't act his way out of a paper bag.

Though I did like him in Greystoke. Probably just a coincidence that he didn't speak english through the bulk
of the movie. Just a lot of "ooh ooh" and grunting.

The Hunted was good too - but that was *in spite* of Lambert and not because of him.

The only movie I actually liked him in for *him* was...sigh...Mortal Kombat.
 
2013-01-17 12:52:45 PM  

thecpt: I'm okay with this.

/Still wants a mogwai.
//probably a bad idea


But it comes with frozen yogurt

/which is good
 
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