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(io9)   Director of The Fifth Element wants to remake The Fifth Element   (io9.com) divider line 130
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2013-09-13 12:14:30 AM
And neither the headline, nor the article actually have anything to do with the quote.  He didn't get to use all the cool toys the kids have these days, so he wants to make another sci-fi film and:

I don't know if it would be directly connected [to The Fifth Element] but it would be the same area and the same genre. So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other
 
2013-09-13 12:46:18 AM
But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.
 
2013-09-13 12:58:38 AM
The Fifth Element still holds up well.  I watched the Opera Shootout scene from that movie countless times demo-ing surround sound systems and (then new) HDTVs when I was slinging electronics back in the day, but I still enjoy the film.

I'd love to see another sci-fi movie from the same director.
 
2013-09-13 01:02:38 AM
5th Element is one of my favorites

/it's here in the collection in frequent rotation
//for some reason, I really like the closing credit music, among other things
 
2013-09-13 01:10:35 AM
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2013-09-13 01:40:32 AM
Is that what she meant by "multi-pass"?
 
2013-09-13 01:48:40 AM

show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.

 
2013-09-13 01:56:10 AM
Remake the Fifth Element?  Boron!
 
2013-09-13 01:58:05 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 5th Element is one of my favorites

/it's here in the collection in frequent rotation
//for some reason, I really like the closing credit music, among other things


Peter Gabriel song, written just for the movie, I think.

I also like the taxi chase scene music.. I found the original track by the Pakistani singer accidentally, back in my old music file sharing days.
 
2013-09-13 02:03:59 AM
It's fine the way it is, asshole.
 
2013-09-13 02:05:11 AM
Yo dog, I heard you like thermal bandages...
www.cesarsway.com

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2013-09-13 02:10:20 AM
Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships.

He's going full Bay.
 
2013-09-13 02:10:58 AM
Sounds like he's just saying that it would be a lot easier and more fun to make a movie like that now.
 
2013-09-13 02:11:27 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The Fifth Element still holds up well.  I watched the Opera Shootout scene from that movie countless times demo-ing surround sound systems and (then new) HDTVs when I was slinging electronics back in the day, but I still enjoy the film.

I'd love to see another sci-fi movie from the same director.

 I don't recall if it did well at the box office, but I really enjoyed the movie and yeah, it made a pretty good demo of both video and audio setups.
/might have replayed the "reconstruction" scene just once or twice. Because leeloo.
 
2013-09-13 02:12:50 AM
Fifth Element is a live-action anime.
 
2013-09-13 02:21:07 AM

JonBuck: Fifth Element is a live-action anime.


It's way too coherent for that

/Though a remake that got rid of Ruby Rhod would be an immense improvement.
 
2013-09-13 02:22:03 AM
Mmmmmmm No. When will we learn. STOP F***ING WITH CLASSICS.
 
2013-09-13 02:22:46 AM
Why remake it? It was .... perfect.
 
2013-09-13 02:23:02 AM
Another Fifth Element movie?

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2013-09-13 02:30:10 AM
The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...
 
2013-09-13 02:45:26 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


It's a fun movie.  Like The Princess Bride.
 
2013-09-13 02:58:52 AM
i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?
 
2013-09-13 03:00:57 AM
Another case of dumb Subby not reading the article.
 
2013-09-13 03:01:06 AM

some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?


Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.
 
2013-09-13 03:04:46 AM

kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.


Ditto.  It's a fun movie.  Don't try to get a deep meaning out of it (even though they try for that).

And the Ruby Rhod character is farking hilarious, though you'll want to punch him in the face (multiple times).
 
2013-09-13 03:05:41 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


It's a good example of how a movie can be better than the sum of its parts. There are a a number of perfectly valid criticisms that can be leveled at it (silly story, questionable casting and some really bad acting, stilted dialogue, Chris Tucker turned up to 11 and so on) but for some reason, it just works.
 
2013-09-13 03:06:14 AM

kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.


My favorite Bruce Willis movie by far.  Also a standout, screwball performance by Gary Oldman.  And Chris Tucker as a 23rd century radio personality.
 
2013-09-13 03:06:20 AM

LucklessWonder: JonBuck: Fifth Element is a live-action anime.

It's way too coherent for that

/Though a remake that got rid of Ruby Rhod would be an immense improvement.


Heresy, he's a very fun character.
 
2013-09-13 03:08:30 AM

Snapper Carr: The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...

It's a good example of how a movie can be better than the sum of its parts. There are a a number of perfectly valid criticisms that can be leveled at it (silly story, questionable casting and some really bad acting, stilted dialogue, Chris Tucker turned up to 11 and so on) but for some reason, it just works.


It's a movie that should under no circumstances be watched critically.  Just sit back and be entertained, don't try to overthink it.
 
2013-09-13 03:09:54 AM

OgreMagi: kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.

Ditto.  It's a fun movie.  Don't try to get a deep meaning out of it (even though they try for that).

And the Ruby Rhod character is farking hilarious, though you'll want to punch him in the face (multiple times).


Yes great way to put it. Its a fun movie. Over the top in parts. In a fun way. Ruby Rhod is a good part of the movie. Almost the unwilling sidekick. And Gary Oldman. Definitely a watch.
 
2013-09-13 03:15:20 AM
One of the best ways to describe it. An over the top, independent Sci fi film. It reminds you more of kind of an indy film than a big budget sci fi film.
 
2013-09-13 03:39:35 AM
Lets get Joe Johnston back so he can remake The Rocketeer too while we are at it.
 
2013-09-13 03:42:23 AM

tinderfitles: Lets get Joe Johnston back so he can remake The Rocketeer too while we are at it.


SHhhhhh. Dont give them any ideas.
 
2013-09-13 03:48:36 AM

tinderfitles: Lets get Joe Johnston back so he can remake The Rocketeer too while we are at it.


There are hints of The Rocketeer (style-wise) in Captain America. I think Joe could rock it.
 
2013-09-13 03:58:32 AM

Hebalo: tinderfitles: Lets get Joe Johnston back so he can remake The Rocketeer too while we are at it.

There are hints of The Rocketeer (style-wise) in Captain America. I think Joe could rock it.


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow had a similar feel as well. I should watch that again, that was a good  movie.
 
2013-09-13 04:08:40 AM

kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.


Make sure you get the movie version, not the 'edited for television' chopped up version that everyone tends to play now.

/miss the 'gimmee the cash!!!' scene
//who wants to negotiate
 
2013-09-13 04:26:38 AM
Ah, Gay Star Wars. I dunno, if I knew it was a screwball comedy going in I probably would have liked it more. But Milla's little naked boobies salvaged it.
 
2013-09-13 04:30:13 AM
Can it just be about this guy?

thefilmstage.com

Cause that shiat was certainly not chalkboard-nailingly abrasive.
 
2013-09-13 04:49:17 AM

Alphax: kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.

My favorite Bruce Willis movie by far.  Also a standout, screwball performance by Gary Oldman.  And Chris Tucker as a 23rd century radio personality.


My second best Bruce Willis film after Hudson Hawk. And maybe 12 Monkeys.
 
2013-09-13 05:02:50 AM

Alphax: The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...

It's a fun movie.  Like The Princess Bride.


This.

And before people come out of the woodwork defending the Princess Bride as some amazing masterwork of depth and character, stop and think about it.  The story is literally a children's story, complete with all the cliches, plot holes, and logic issues that entails.  The very reason why the movie is good is because it acknowledges that, even gives us a reason to dismiss the issues so we can shut up and enjoy the entertainment, and shocker people actually shut up and enjoy the entertainment.  Instead of nitpicking over continuity and "why didn't they just..." we all just listen to the hilarious exchanges and enjoy the stellar performances by the star-studded cast.

The Fifth Element should be treated the same way.  Stop paying attention to how unrealistic it is that a planet made of liquid evil can make a phone call (or exist in the first place) and start laughing at the one-liners, getting excited by the action sequences, and doing double takes when you realize that yes, that is really Gary Oldman.
 
2013-09-13 05:09:12 AM
Ecto gammat!
 
2013-09-13 05:10:02 AM

some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?


Yes.  It was advertised as the new star wars before the new star wars shiat all over the old star wars.
 
2013-09-13 05:20:32 AM

timujin: And neither the headline, nor the article actually have anything to do with the quote.  He didn't get to use all the cool toys the kids have these days, so he wants to make another sci-fi film and:

I don't know if it would be directly connected [to The Fifth Element] but it would be the same area and the same genre. So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other


Man, if he feels bad, he should talk to John Carpenter about Escape from LA: most of the budget went into special effects which now look like they were done by a competent 15 year-old with a video toaster.
 
2013-09-13 05:40:35 AM

yukichigai: Stop paying attention to how unrealistic it is that......


This.  People shouldn't need to be reminded though.  I think it's a cultural shift of sci-fi and fantasy being geek cliche and getting a bad rap... despite the current desire to have geek chic.

Normal people pick one thing to geek over just to be "cool"(A game like WoW for example, because grinding requires little intelligence), but continue to shun all other area's of geekdom.

A lot of good things from the genres just don't become hits because the populace is too uptight.  We all pretend we're "above it" in one area or another.  But people still flock to the rom-com.

Fifth Element was good because they did it big, yet didn't care what anyone thought.  They weren't over-acting or being unrealistic(the movie came up in a thread the other day about scene chewing).  That is how that universe operates. When it's the goal, it can't be faulted for it.

It's over the top fun.  It was meant to be.  Anyone complaining about realism in a movie like this shouldn't ever be criticizing anything but Lifetime movies and documentaries and Judge Judy.
 
2013-09-13 05:44:50 AM
Enjoy this while it lasts, subby. P2P cockpunch technology is just around the corner.

/don't you have a Deadline Hollywood headline to write?
 
2013-09-13 05:53:09 AM

thamike: Enjoy this while it lasts, subby. P2P cockpunch technology is just around the corner.

/don't you have a Deadline Hollywood headline to write?


A 3D printer, making a flying fist, with cock tracking and homing capability?
 
2013-09-13 06:29:19 AM

kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.


YES. It's just...fun. :) And a movie I can rewatch endlessly. Don't take it seriously and just enjoy it.
 
2013-09-13 06:34:35 AM
Or maybe he could just film  The Incal.
 
2013-09-13 06:40:26 AM
Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships.

Oh, god, no, not more Shakey-Cam! I want to find whomever is responsible for Shakey-Cam and beat them to death.
 
2013-09-13 07:05:34 AM
Hmm...

"The Sixth Element: Korben's Gentleman Juice".

Leeloo gives birth to a full-grown Howard Stern, who immediately proclaims himself King of All Media and banishes Ruby to the dark planet.

Itcouldwork.jpg
 
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