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« on: November 28, 2012, 06:02:17 PM »

Okay,I remember everyone was really expecting the movie to be shit when it was first released in 1995,at the time it was the most expensive movie ever made at $175million(which is nothing nowadays),and when the movie was released,sure it was semi-crap but i think a lot of people were expecting worse,i do admit i watch it every now and then when it is on

The movie made $260+million worldwide,maybe because people wanted to see this 'biggest flop ever'

Anyway,i am getting away from the topic on hand

They are up for remaking it,SyFy disgust want to remake it,but are in two minds whether to make it a TV series(would be a better idea) or a Movie remake(on SyFy channel this is a terrible idea...i watched the Moby Dick remake with Barry Bostwick the other day,hilarious dog shit!!,just like all the other SyFy 'great but terrible' movies)

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/notorious-kevin-costner-flop-waterworld-to-get-a/292330

The link says the original movie cost $235million to make,where as Box Office Mojo says $175,it was the 175 figure i remember from the 90s when it was released
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 06:16:22 PM »

Waterworld may have not been a successful movie, but what it did for waterproof toupees should guarantee it's place in history.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 06:37:07 PM »

I actually enjoyed the movie, but holy crap, it is NOT a film worthy of a remake.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 06:59:48 PM »

I'm personally pulling for a Howard the Duck remake. But I'm sure they will mess it all up and use CGI instead of the incredibly real looking puppets and midgets in costumes from the original.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 07:09:51 PM »

I credit the movie for 2 things: 
1.  Teaching me that drinking pee is a survival option if I'm ever stranded on a boat
2.  Waverunners can go underwater and then launch up and out like a surfacing submarine

If the remake can be as educational as Kevin Costner's version, I'm all for it.  He had 2 good ones back to back with Waterworld and The Postman.  How could Kostner do that to Will Patton? 
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 07:59:44 PM »

When I first saw waterworld I was like 'this ain't so bad'.

Rewatched it in the past 2 or 3 years and it sucked. Sucked bad.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 11:50:23 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on November 28, 2012, 07:09:51 PM

1.  Teaching me that drinking pee is a survival option if I'm ever stranded on a boat

Please.  Like you don't go down that road if you're in line at the DMV even...
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 12:06:31 AM »

See, bad movies are the ones you should remake. There are lots of movies that started with an interesting idea but failed on execution. Really bad movies shouldn't be remade, though. There's no turning Solarbabies into a good movie.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 05:56:54 AM »

Remaking one of the most expensive movies with a small budget like Syfy has doesn't sound like a great idea.  icon_lol And yeah, I think sometimes it's better to leave things dead. I wonder why they think it's a good idea.

Might make for a better miniseries though.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 01:03:24 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on November 29, 2012, 05:56:54 AM

Remaking one of the most expensive movies with a small budget like Syfy has doesn't sound like a great idea.  icon_lol And yeah, I think sometimes it's better to leave things dead. I wonder why they think it's a good idea.


They haven't had a good idea since the monumentally bad one to change their name so it reads more like a nickname for syphilis.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 06:04:45 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 29, 2012, 01:03:24 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 29, 2012, 05:56:54 AM

Remaking one of the most expensive movies with a small budget like Syfy has doesn't sound like a great idea.  icon_lol And yeah, I think sometimes it's better to leave things dead. I wonder why they think it's a good idea.


They haven't had a good idea since the monumentally bad one to change their name so it reads more like a nickname for syphilis.

*sigh* man...back in the day when they used to show Sealab, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, and all those old classics, I would have Sci-Fi on for HOURS every day. Then you'd get MST3K-worthy films on the weekends. Remember the anime fests they used to have on Saturday mornings? I miss those days.
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 09:56:59 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 29, 2012, 01:03:24 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 29, 2012, 05:56:54 AM

Remaking one of the most expensive movies with a small budget like Syfy has doesn't sound like a great idea.  icon_lol And yeah, I think sometimes it's better to leave things dead. I wonder why they think it's a good idea.


They haven't had a good idea since the monumentally bad one to change their name so it reads more like a nickname for syphilis.

Warehouse 13, Haven and Alphas have all been good.
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 10:15:14 PM »

SyFy is the home for Fact or Faked for me,i love that show  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »

Remaking this IMO is a good idea - especially if they rewrite major chunks of the script. On the other hand, SciFy having anything to do with it is a bad, bad idea.
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 04:12:19 AM »

given the crappy cheap production values for anything on syfy not set in a warehouse, I expect the water scenes will be shot at the Y. 
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 04:36:29 AM »

Quote from: Caine on November 30, 2012, 04:12:19 AM

given the crappy cheap production values for anything on syfy not set in a warehouse, I expect the water scenes will be shot at the Y. 

You know what. If they shot this entire thing inside a YMCA pool, and made it obvious they were doing so, I'd probably tune in.
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 06:01:16 AM »

Haha, yeah, actually that'd be hilarious. Waterworld done on a smaller scale. Zoom back at the end to show a swimming pool.  icon_lol
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