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Old 07-31-04, 03:34 PM
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Assault on Precinct 13 - Starring...Brian Dennehy & Ja Rule?

There's a REMAKE of Assault on Precinct 13 coming...

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sounds cool
Old 07-31-04, 05:20 PM
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Bah! Remake$$!!! When will $t00pid Hollywood get their 0wn idea$1!!!!11
Old 07-31-04, 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Bah! Remake$$!!! When will $t00pid Hollywood get their 0wn idea$1!!!!11
Interesting comment, since Assault on Precinct 13 is itself a contemporary makeover of Rio Bravo.

Remakes are nothing new - Hollywood discovered remakes before talkies were invented.
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Ethan Hawke and Gabriel Byrne? I'm there.
Old 08-01-04, 12:43 AM
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I just watched the origional last night...good camp factor, but what a poorly acted movie!
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I love watching the original in that it is very much a precursor to Halloween (which is one of my all-time favorites). You take "minimalist" score and the slow building tension involving mute attacker(s), add the horror influence of Black Christmas, and Halloween was the logical progression of John Carpenter. I hope the remake turns out well. The casting is looking good, although I'm not too sure about the acting ability of Ja Rule. Comparitively speaking, his Scary Movie 3 line delivery makes LL Cool J look like Marlon Brando.
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Not sure about some of the casting, but this is one I really don't mind seeing remade. I thought the original had a great premise, with some nice touches (the score in particular) but had a lot of flaws.
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Hopefully Ja Rule only has a couple of lines of dialogue. He has to be one of the worst 'actors' in the last 10 years.
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This was just remade a couple years ago: Ghosts of Mars.
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Unbelievable. I wouldn't be surprised if every one of Carpenter's films got remade at this point.
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You know, I like Assault On Precinct 13. It's a fine little movie that's carried along by its concept.

Now, a remake? I'm all for it.
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What's next, a remake of The Thing? Leave the originals alone.
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One problem I forsee is it will probably be PG-13.
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Originally posted by mookyman
What's next, a remake of The Thing? Leave the originals alone.
Assault On Precinct 13 is far from original. It was a modernized Rio Bravo.
SInce you mention The Thing, not only was that already made (The Thing From Another World), but it was an adaptation of a short story (Who Goes There?). Calling either of them "originals" is, well, silly.
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One problem I forsee is it will probably be PG-13.
A film's quality is not decided by its rating.

While I very much doubt that a remake would be less than an R, you could very easily make a PG-13 version of Assault... After all, a lot of the violence is offscreen.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Assault On Precinct 13 is far from original. It was a modernized Rio Bravo.
SInce you mention The Thing, not only was that already made (The Thing From Another World), but it was an adaptation of a short story (Who Goes There?). Calling either of them "originals" is, well, silly.



Daht's dah johke.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
A film's quality is not decided by its rating.
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Originally posted by mookyman

Daht's dah johke.
Indeed, it was as obvious and funny as when the pictured character tells a joke... are you sure you weren't just wrong and are now trying to cover your tracks?





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Somehow I doubt anything in the remake will top the shock of the little girl at the ice cream truck in the original.
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This is the funniest thing in a long time . . . people complaining that remakes suck and they shoudl leave the originals (specifically Assault and the Thing) alone!

Face it, we have hit a point in society where creativity is running very low. I was adverse to the remake thing, but then I have come to embrace it in some instances. Remakes can be a good thing if they 1) are a re-imagining of the material, not just knocking off the original with hip young [air quotes]actors[/air quotes] OR 2) bring to the screen a movie that many people would have otherwise never even heard of (such is the case with a lot of the foreign import remakes).
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Originally posted by harosa
Somehow I doubt anything in the remake will top the shock of the little girl at the ice cream truck in the original.
"I wanted a vanilla twist!" *thwup*
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At the rate they are going with all these remakes Hollywood is probably going to remake Heavan's Gate, and Ishtar.
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I pretty much refuse to see anything with a rapper in a main role, so I'm sure I'll skip this.
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Originally posted by harosa
Somehow I doubt anything in the remake will top the shock of the little girl at the ice cream truck in the original.
That was truly shocking...

I love that movie - but I really hate that scene... it's 1000 times more disturbing than anything else in the film.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Indeed, it was as obvious and funny as when the pictured character tells a joke... are you sure you weren't just wrong and are now trying to cover your tracks?





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I'll agree with obvious. I'd have to be pretty dumb if, out of all of John Carpenter's films, I chose the one TRUE REMAKE as my example.

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