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(io9)   Director of The Fifth Element wants to remake The Fifth Element   (io9.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-13 08:17:17 AM
4 votes:

RedZoneTuba: Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.


And they were *RIGHT*.
2013-09-13 03:08:30 AM
3 votes:

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 03:05:41 AM
3 votes:

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 02:45:26 AM
3 votes:

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 02:22:03 AM
3 votes:
Mmmmmmm No. When will we learn. STOP F***ING WITH CLASSICS.
2013-09-13 01:00:41 PM
2 votes:
It's nice to see the Milla love around here. Most of the douchebags I know won't look at a girl that doesn't have DDs, no matter how plastic they are.
2013-09-13 11:26:55 AM
2 votes:
I try to work the line "Negative, I am a meat popsicle" into my conversations at least once a day.
2013-09-13 03:06:14 AM
2 votes:

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 03:04:46 AM
2 votes:

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 02:22:46 AM
2 votes:
Why remake it? It was .... perfect.
2013-09-13 01:56:10 AM
2 votes:
Remake the Fifth Element?  Boron!
2013-09-13 12:46:18 AM
2 votes:
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 04:58:56 PM
1 votes:
Some people already thought the first one was a remake:
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/hot like a angry Loc-Nar.
2013-09-13 03:47:42 PM
1 votes:
I love this movie. If I stumble across it switching tv channels I always end up watching it, no matter how far into the run-time it is.

Youngish Bruce Willis in a sweaty tank top, stunning Mila in a bandage bodysuit kicking ass, goofy giant alien rhinos, stunning production design and a sense of humour akin to a Monty Python movie. It's right up my alley.
2013-09-13 01:06:42 PM
1 votes:

Spanky_McFarksalot: SpectroBoy: What she needed to understand is why is life worth living and protecting.

which would be a really bad design flaw by the race that engineered her. The fate of the entire universe rest on the  off chance that the 5th element discovers a reason why life is  worth protecting before the darkness destroys everything.

What exactly was their plan if her ship wasn't attacked and she ended up finding the Bruce? Have her join Match.com? go on a few dates? fall in love? then save the universe.

I'm guessing a race that engineered a "perfect" being would program in a line or two about life being worth protecting.


She needed something to get her over the disillusionment of discovering that the human race often acts with all the restraint and peacefullness of an enraged gorilla with a flame-thrower.
2013-09-13 11:30:51 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-13 10:56:50 AM
1 votes:
I remeber the exact moment when I was watching Fithf Element that I told my brain, "this isn't a movie for you, so better take a hike for now"

when Gary Oldman takes the BFG and starts showing the aliens all the different things it can do, etc. and the stupid net pops out among other things.

Ah, good times. Also Lee-loo.
2013-09-13 10:15:03 AM
1 votes:

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


i always put these movies together as examples of perfect movies.  where the direction and the characters and the tone of the movie come across perfectly, and everything clicks.  they've got action, romance, humor, suspense, but the whole movie has the tone of having fun and not taking itself seriously.  i can't really think of other movie that fit that kind of category.
2013-09-13 09:47:10 AM
1 votes:
I liked the movie except for the whole "unless someone loves me I'm gonna let the universe be destroyed" ending.
2013-09-13 09:18:59 AM
1 votes:

show me: Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.


Yeah it wasn't a throw away, but it was put together very fast and loose.

Originally Natalie Portman was turned down by the casting director, but apparently she came back for a second reading insisted on reading again. The casting director lamented and Luc was there for it this time and was so impressed he casted her on the spot when the leader for the role at that moment was going to be a young Liv Tyler.

Also Oldman was allowed to chew through the takes improvised in many of the scenes. During his interrogation scene almost the entire thing is improvised and the actor playing the father had no idea Oldman was going to lean in and smell him, so that moment where he looks like really uncomfortable is like real emotion there. Besson basically let Oldman run free in the movie, which is why it worked pretty well.
2013-09-13 09:16:49 AM
1 votes:

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...


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2013-09-13 08:59:32 AM
1 votes:

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



YES!  I worked at a movie theater when this came out.  The employees were given a preview of all of the trailers that were about to be released.  For 1997 graphics, that was the coolest damn thing we'd ever seen. We all came out of there dying for May to come.  It was every bit as awesome as we thought it would be.  We would sneak in to the theaters during downtimes just to watch whatever snippets we could.

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoKssDjs64o


/That's a... very nice hat.
2013-09-13 08:33:51 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-13 08:33:28 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-13 08:19:56 AM
1 votes:

RedZoneTuba: I HATED HATED HATED this movie.  I enjoy steak, pizza, burritos, and Indian food. - just not when they're all put in a blender together and served in one heaping pile.  It's like each actor thought they were in a different type of movie and the director just indulged them.

Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.

And the viewer thinks he's in hell.


I am so sorry for you.
2013-09-13 07:38:28 AM
1 votes:
The Fifth Element is a horrible guilty pleasure of mine.  I love that takes so many pokes at the "serious" epics like Blade Runner and Star Wars and generates so much butthurt.
2013-09-13 07:32:14 AM
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Yup, also with Gary Oldman and of course introducing Natalie Portman


Natalie was so hot in that movie.

I keed, I keed.

Really though, they need to make "Mathilda". Well there might already be another movie named Mathilda but name it something else but have Natalie Portman's character return as an assassin.
2013-09-13 05:10:02 AM
1 votes:

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 05:09:12 AM
1 votes:
Ecto gammat!
2013-09-13 05:02:50 AM
1 votes:

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 03:06:20 AM
1 votes:

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 03:01:06 AM
1 votes:

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 02:30:10 AM
1 votes:
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 02:23:02 AM
1 votes:
Another Fifth Element movie?

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2013-09-13 02:21:07 AM
1 votes:

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 02:03:59 AM
1 votes:
It's fine the way it is, asshole.
2013-09-13 01:40:32 AM
1 votes:
Is that what she meant by "multi-pass"?
2013-09-13 01:02:38 AM
1 votes:
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 12:58:38 AM
1 votes:
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 12:14:30 AM
1 votes:
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
 
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