Question of the Day, October 26, 2010

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Question of the Day, October 26, 2010

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In last week's column, Moviebob discusses how a few of your favorite movies almost turned out completely differently. If you had the chance to rewrite one movie, which one would it be and why? How would you change it?

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X-men: Last Stand.

First time I watched it, it was good. The second time, I thought it was bad.

Calumon: Alot of them, so Jack'll let me watch them with him.

I would change Mad Max, make it 400% bigger, more explosive and more epic, still was a good movie, just needs some more ummmpfff

I think I'd add an epilogue to Vacancy, so that we get to find out the result of everything crazy that went on throughout the film.

Star Wars needs a big asterisk next to it regarding whether its the original trilogy or the entire thing. Trilogy is perfection, the first 3 well.. we'd all be better off without them or atleast give them another crack

Easily Terminator 4. It was awful. The idea that he brought up sounded like an awesome idea that would have changed everything about Terminator, but as it stands it was just a crappy movie.

I'd make the Doom movie not shit.

As in, actually having some resemblance to the games, aside from the BFG, and the United Aerospace Corporation intro.

As in teleportation experiments dialling hell, rather than Resident Evil On Mars.
And Dwayne Johnson gets his face chewed off by a Pinky demon within the first fifteen minutes.

From the list: Terminater: Salvation

Not on the list in particular: Star Wars Episode I to III. Wipe them. Destroy them. Rip them from this world.

The Last Airbender.

I would change the Matrix. Because I feel that Keanu Reeves could easily be replaced by an angry looking pillow. Also the last two movies are completely redundant. In the first movie Neo gets admin rights for the server and God mode turn on. In the last two he's just being a dick and kicking every ass and even manages to DIE for his people in the end. So what I'm saying is: Neo is Adolf Hitler.

Prove me wrong.

Come on. No-one thinks to mention Transformers? Take Michael bay off the project, drop shia le buttfuck and wasshername and remake it to actually be ABOUT the transformers battling it out on Earth!

Super-man, I would make it less sucktastic. Especially all the ones without Reeves.

The "last" Spider Man movie, it would be salvageable, I think.

Star Wars, Continuity needs some addressing as does the romance in eps 1 - 3, but if it's the original film then......Other, Star Wars episode 1

Matrix: Revolutions.

WHERE IS THE MATRIX?! WHERE ARE THE REVOLUTIONS?! All I remember from that movie is, spoilers obviously since whole poll is a spoiler:

1. Neo is in Matrix.
2. An hour in real world.
3. Neo still asleep and in Matrix.
4. Neo awakes, sent on mission, all goes to hell.
5. More machines.
6. A bit of Matrix, not too much.
7. Crappy machine fight.
8. God vs God fight.
9. Crappy and impossible to understand ending. Neo lost, but win? Neo lost to win? Neo won by losing? Smith won and therefore had no need to exist anymore? Cookies killed all of them?

I would make all of the Star Wars prequels way less lame.

I would kill the Max Payne film with fire and remake it with actual intent of using the source material.

If you put X-Men last stand up as a choice, the only thing thats gonna compete with it is not Spiderman as it says here, but Spiderman 3.

Spiderman 3 - No emo spider-strut - No Venom finding Sandman in a random dark alley to be BFFs - no Godzilla Sandman or Sandman that screws over his sick daughter in the end for his spontaneous man crush on Spiderman - no random sunsetting death scene with Harry Osborn - and absolutely no butler with actual dialogue.

Just Spiderman and Harry Osborn fighting in the alley - Spiderman whipping a pumpkin bomb at Harry's face - and that french waiter scene with Bruce Campbell
In fact, that movie should have ended with Osborn saying "mmmm pie" - that's it - roll credits. Pre-mmm pie, it actually seemed like a true Spiderman sequel, a few scrapped knees here and there on logic, but damn decent, Post-mmm Pie, the movie decided scraped knees were for pussies, and decided to do a face plant.

I'd change romantic comedies into non-existence.

Or into comedies. And drop the romantic part.

X-Men Last Stand. Drop Magneto (as much as I like Sir Ian McKellan using the same villain over and over again is boring and unimaginative) and do a proper adaptation of the Dark Phoenix saga with the Hellfire Club and less Wolverine.

Thurmer:
Star Wars needs a big asterisk next to it regarding whether its the original trilogy or the entire thing. Trilogy is perfection, the first 3 well.. we'd all be better off without them or atleast give them another crack

I would change episode six though, they really jumped the shark on that one, case and point

http://www.filmthreat.com/features/172/

I'd change the star wars eipsodes 1,2,3 so they were actually scripted well. I would also change I Am Legend, just so its a lot more faithful to the book its based on ( they suppose to be Vampire not Zombies!!)

Fight Club. Why? Hear me out.

I'd have myself playing Tyler Durden. Do you know how easy it would be to pick up girls if I was Tyler fucking Durden?

Very easy.

This whole poll would have been epic if it was more clear, it's beating around the bush for some reason.

- When it says Matrix - we all assume it means the sequels brought to you by the letter R. (but i won't vote that one cause it just says The Matrix, which was an epic movie, and I have mad respect for it)
- When it says Star Wars - we all assume it means the prequels (but again, mad respect for the originals, so I can't vote that one either)
- When it says Spiderman - it's just one number away from meaning what we all know its supposed to mean - 3 (but again, can't vote that one cause the first Spiderman was one of the reasons why the Superhero genre of movies are so huge and make me love life)

This is the reason why X-men: Last Stand and Terminator Salvation has no competition - because they actually are clear. Why not make the other ones clear so its not just those two against each other?

If this thread wasn't random, and arbitrarily decided to miss the mark, I'd think it was genius.
And the fact that Fight Club is in it makes me want to cry, like heavy manly eye raindrops, like a whole a river of misery because somebody randomly decided on a whim to put Fight Club near these movies in some odd cheap shot cause i guess it wasn't their cup of tea. That's why it's at 1% lmao. That movie was God. Someone put God with X-men Last Stand.

I was also curious about this poll. You have three trilogies vs. three stand alone movies. Personally, I assumed that it was Spider 3, which was just awful. Personally, I hated all of the X-Men movies and figured a crappy ending was well suited for a crappy series. Anyways, if the whole poll was actually fair I might actually care, but someone has to get their facts straight and take Fight Club off that list.

Fight club was a good movie but to me it didn't have the effect of leaving anything with you after watching it like most great films do. You watch it, and you're done. Apart from anything the end scene where he shoots himself in the head but still lives is enough to annoy me to want to change it.

Matt-the-twat:
Fight club was a good movie but to me it didn't have the effect of leaving anything with you after watching it like most great films do. You watch it, and you're done. Apart from anything the end scene where he shoots himself in the head but still lives is enough to annoy me to want to change it.

I think he shot himself through through the cheek.

I would change one of my all-time favourite films - Oshii's Ghost in the Shell. The English voice acting for the central character, Major Kusanagi, is just not up to par, and Oshii himself has said he dislikes the english dub. I would have the voice redone by the person who voices Kusanagi in the Stand Alone Complex series. She does a fantastic job, by comparison.

Star Wars.

The entire sequence goes Star Wars (Old Edition), Empire Strikes Back (Old Edition), Return of the Jedi.

There are no other Star Wars films. There are no Xmas Specials. These are not the remakes you are looking for.

CitySquirrel:
I think he shot himself through through the cheek.

That may be, but my biggest issue with it is how somehow he killed 'Tyler' by doing that but he was still ok enough to just chill on a chair and watch some buildings collapse. I don't know, I just think with more thought the ending could have been reworked into something better, I doubt many people would share my view.

(sorry for all the spoilers I may have given away too, cba to work out how to do the whole spoiler thing)

Terminator:Salvation

The only change i would make to fight club would be to include a large amount of cheesy cracker biscuits but thats only because i have problems

X-men. Give Kitty a larger role, and actually explore her character within the narrative, instead of using her as a poorly fleshed out door-jam for Rogue and Iceman.

It really did piss me off that they reduced my favourite character to a mere plot device. A sub- plot device, no less.

Chun-li was always one of my favorite characters. I have not seen the movie, but I would change it so that it was a different movie. With a Chinese-American actress. And the main character actually awesome.

"Superhero Movie".

It should have been original movie heroes (Unbreakable, Hancock, Super Ex-Girlfriend, ect.) instead of comic book heroes who just happen to have movies.

individual11:
I'd make the Doom movie not shit.

As in, actually having some resemblance to the games, aside from the BFG, and the United Aerospace Corporation intro.

As in teleportation experiments dialling hell, rather than Resident Evil On Mars.
And Dwayne Johnson gets his face chewed off by a Pinky demon within the first fifteen minutes.

Totally what I was going to say

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