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2017-10-03 07:16:18 AM  
26 votes:
I loved that movie
2017-10-03 09:07:11 AM  
9 votes:

BalugaJoe: You are the Last Starfighter.


Just bought this on Bluray and I'm not sorry.

/Death Blossom
2017-10-03 09:51:20 AM  
8 votes:

FoxholeAtheist: I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.


That was the whole point of the movie: kids are kids, no matter where they're from.
2017-10-03 09:30:48 AM  
8 votes:
I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.
2017-10-03 11:21:58 AM  
7 votes:

GungFu: bdub77: It's no D.A.R.Y.L.

I think you meant to write Mac and Me. This is the movie Spielberg famously ripped off and renamed ET.
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2017-10-03 09:29:22 AM  
7 votes:
Do this one again

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2017-10-03 10:09:35 AM  
6 votes:

togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.


Not wanting movies that are based on books is...just farking weird, considering that some of the movie industries greatest films have been based on books.

Also, this whole "I want originality!" thing is never going to happen.  And not for any cynical "it's all about money" reason, but because there's really no such thing as an original story and there hasn't been for longer than humans have been making movies.  It's all just variations on stories we've already told repeatedly.

Have you maybe considered taking the stick out of your arse and just enjoying yourself?
2017-10-03 11:53:30 AM  
5 votes:
I think it would be much more entertaining if they took really shiatty movies from the 80s and tried to remake them as decent flicks.
2017-10-03 09:47:56 AM  
5 votes:
Compliance!
Really?  I'm the first?
2017-10-03 11:15:56 AM  
4 votes:

stappawho: I've been trying to find this for my kids to watch.  I've been compiling a list of movies they should see now that they are getting old enough.  A few months back we watched Batteries Not Included.

/I don't leak, you leak.


I've been doing a thing with my kid....When I Was Your Age movie nights.  I pick a movie that came out when I was the same age she is now, and we watch it together.

This year so far we've watched:

The Princess Bride
Raising Arizona
Batteries Not Included
The Monster Squad
Innerspace
Spaceballs
Robocop
2017-10-03 11:12:36 AM  
4 votes:

killro: I just had a sad thought... Some kids watching this might not know what an Arcade machine is.

 How are they going to modernize this? By having the kid play the game as a smart phone app? An Xbox? A VR headset?

Now for an amusing thought... what if they remade this movie but the kid is instead brought in as a reluctant hero in the Starship Troopers universe. I'd spend 90 minutes watching a 12 year old kid running for his life constantly as waves of bugs come crashing in to kill him. Would make for a great family film.


Wreck-It Ralph was entirely set in an arcade.
2017-10-03 10:13:22 AM  
4 votes:
Next up is Mr. Boogity.

Just leave "Something Wicked this Way Comes" - that movie was perfect, if not well received.
2017-10-03 09:09:50 AM  
4 votes:
It's no D.A.R.Y.L.
2017-10-03 11:10:11 AM  
3 votes:
I've been trying to find this for my kids to watch.  I've been compiling a list of movies they should see now that they are getting old enough.  A few months back we watched Batteries Not Included.

/I don't leak, you leak.
2017-10-03 10:38:24 AM  
3 votes:
I always thought a good remake would be The Final Countdown (no, not the awful song).
2017-10-03 10:34:52 AM  
3 votes:
It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong
2017-10-03 10:31:34 AM  
3 votes:
Loved this movie as a young kid. However it was one of those movies I saw once, then never heard about it again so I started wondering if I'd imagined the whole thing. Then about 8 or 10 years ago, I found a reference to it and that calmed my nerves. I still haven't rewatched it and I probably never will, to keep that feeling alive.
2017-10-03 09:42:48 AM  
3 votes:
I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.
2017-10-03 01:54:27 PM  
2 votes:
Favorite scene in Last Starfighter:

Lord Kril: Damage report!
Kodan Officer: Guidance system out. Auxiliary steering out.
Lord Kril: Divert! Divert!
Kodan Officer: She won't answer the helm! We're locked into the moon's gravitational pull. What do we do?
[sound of Lord Kril's eyepiece swinging over left eye]
Lord Kril: We die.

What a badass :)
2017-10-03 10:51:37 AM  
2 votes:
As a kid I loved that movie.  Disney Channel used to show it and the making of it all the time.

Years later I rewatch it as an adult.  Ugh, really not that good.
2017-10-03 10:19:51 AM  
2 votes:

RogueWallEnthusiast: Colossal was interesting.


But let's be honest, everyone wants to know what historical figure will be played by Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, or Meryl Streep in the upcoming feel-bad movie of the year, "Just F*cking Give Me an Oscar Already".
2017-10-03 10:05:40 AM  
2 votes:

togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.


Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept, it's a miracle they made it but only because Christopher Nolan was sh*tting gold at the time.
2017-10-03 09:51:33 AM  
2 votes:
I want them to remake Looker and Runaway.
2017-10-03 09:27:20 AM  
2 votes:
Best Paul Reubens role ever!

That movie was the awesome.

If it's not broke, don't fix it.  Wait, Hollywood: If it'$ not broke, we'll fix it.
2017-10-03 08:59:26 AM  
2 votes:
You are the Last Starfighter.
2017-10-03 07:44:24 AM  
2 votes:

rooftop235: I loved that movie


I don't remember that movie.

Oh wait, that one.  Meh.
2017-10-04 09:39:56 AM  
1 vote:
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2017-10-04 07:57:17 AM  
1 vote:

togaman2k: bdub77: togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.

Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept, it's a miracle they made it but only because Christopher Nolan was sh*tting gold at the time.

Exactly.

Interstellar (Nolan, too) and Passengers were pretty good too.

That's why I like movies from the 70s and 80s so much. The studios greened just about everything so you had a wide variety of original movies available (and a bunch of terrible crap, but that is part of the process).


Passengers sucked.
2017-10-03 07:27:08 PM  
1 vote:
Will I buy a ticket?

Compliance!
2017-10-03 05:23:21 PM  
1 vote:
For some reason I was thinking Flight of the Intruder and was confused.

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2017-10-03 05:11:45 PM  
1 vote:

Doubleodoug: Armada by Ernest Cline would make a good spiritual successor to The Last Start Fighter.


Isn't it more of a "rip-off of?"

Kid plays popular video game, very skilled at it, sees alien ship that resembles ship in the game. Shuttle lands, picks up the kid, kid uses skills learned in video game to save the day and fight the bad aliens.

Did I just describe Armada or The Last Starfighter?

I just finished Ready Player One. I enjoyed it, though I was surprised by how much it relied on other people's creations.
2017-10-03 03:28:14 PM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: BalugaJoe: You are the Last Starfighter.

I don't want a remake of that.  Hard to improve on the original.  They'd just ruin it.

MAYBE redo NeverEnding story.  That would be interesting.


I say that they only update the CGI shots and leave all the live action stuff intact.
2017-10-03 02:24:27 PM  
1 vote:

Boudyro: Why a remake? Just do a sequel set nowadays.

One of my favorites as a kid.


Actually not a bad idea.  Alien kids all grown up come back to visit human kids all grown up, their respective offspring get involved in hi-jinks, hilarity and heartwarming fun ensues.
2017-10-03 02:20:24 PM  
1 vote:
Why a remake? Just do a sequel set nowadays.

One of my favorites as a kid.
2017-10-03 01:56:10 PM  
1 vote:

CVGScorch: Favorite scene in Last Starfighter:

Lord Kril: Damage report!
Kodan Officer: Guidance system out. Auxiliary steering out.
Lord Kril: Divert! Divert!
Kodan Officer: She won't answer the helm! We're locked into the moon's gravitational pull. What do we do?
[sound of Lord Kril's eyepiece swinging over left eye]
Lord Kril: We die.

What a badass :)


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Beat me to it.
2017-10-03 01:04:12 PM  
1 vote:

RogueWallEnthusiast: Just leave "Something Wicked this Way Comes" - that movie was perfect, if not well received.


That and Watcher In The Woods were great nightmare fuel for me as a kid.

/ring around the rosies, it was
/nerak
/wtf disney?
2017-10-03 12:59:08 PM  
1 vote:
Christ, enough with the remakes already.  I don't want to see that film again - I want to see something NEW.
2017-10-03 12:25:26 PM  
1 vote:
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...ohhh. I thought you said 'ghost '. My bad.
2017-10-03 12:00:06 PM  
1 vote:

stappawho: ...

/I don't leak, you leak.


Took this thread long enough.
2017-10-03 11:32:45 AM  
1 vote:

bdub77: Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept


Whaaaaaaaat? Inception was a by-the-numbers heist movie dressed up with a fancy gimmick.
2017-10-03 11:24:14 AM  
1 vote:

Teufelaffe: Dingleberry Dickwad: KingBiefWhistle: It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong

How would it be impossible to remake? The big plot point was "Kid does ridiculously well on space fighter video game that's secretly a recruiting tool for aliens and joins an alien space war". Video games are still huge these days. It may not be an arcade game like the original, but the core concept is still highly doable.

Just make it a Xobx One/PS4 game and you wouldn't have to rewrite much of the script beyond that.


Have you seen the trailer for the new Jumanji...basically same concept except it was a Sega Genesis looking contraption.
2017-10-03 10:55:17 AM  
1 vote:

KingBiefWhistle: It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong


How would it be impossible to remake? The big plot point was "Kid does ridiculously well on space fighter video game that's secretly a recruiting tool for aliens and joins an alien space war". Video games are still huge these days. It may not be an arcade game like the original, but the core concept is still highly doable.
2017-10-03 10:25:27 AM  
1 vote:
Gimme some of that sweet, sweet Dabney Coleman action.

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2017-10-03 10:16:42 AM  
1 vote:
I loved Flight of the Navigator as a kid, but I just can't see modern studios getting the sense of wonder and fun right. They'd either go all dark and gritty, or generic action.
2017-10-03 10:14:44 AM  
1 vote:

togaman2k: That's why I like movies from the 70s and 80s so much. The studios greened just about everything so you had a wide variety of original movies available (and a bunch of terrible crap, but that is part of the process).


I'm fairly certain Weekend at Bernie's was made and produced on a cocaine bender.
2017-10-03 09:50:52 AM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.


I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.
 
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