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And yet they've pumped out two DTV sequels. The original was rated R with a B-movie cast with a B-movie script yet made with a blockbuster budget. Put a name in it, with a hot girl, pump it full of SFX, keep it PG-13, and you won't even need to write a good script. Hell, it worked for Transformers. (This is in no way an endorsement of Michael Bay or a suggestion that Michael Bay remake Starship Troopers.)
R rated Transformers would have owned.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:18 PM
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R rated Transformers without Michael Bay and better writers would have owned.
Fixed that for you
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:11 PM
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Fixed that for you
You'd be surprised how much plotholes and bad acting can be glossed over in action movies with titties, blood, and liberal use of "fuck".
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:35 PM
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You'd be surprised how much plotholes and bad acting can be glossed over in action movies with titties, blood, and liberal use of "fuck".
Example: The Expendables
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Example: The Expendables
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amen, x2 that dawg
It's worse when you are watching it at home instead of in the theater
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:55 PM
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I like that movie, very fun, lets remember, many movies are for entertainment, not analyzing the deep underlying meanings or anything.
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And yet they've pumped out two DTV sequels. The original was rated R with a B-movie cast with a B-movie script yet made with a blockbuster budget. Put a name in it, with a hot girl, pump it full of SFX, keep it PG-13, and you won't even need to write a good script. Hell, it worked for Transformers. (This is in no way an endorsement of Michael Bay or a suggestion that Michael Bay remake Starship Troopers.)
Spawning low-budget sequels is not a good sign. "The Punisher", for instance, got a direct-to-DVD sequel even though it wasn't a huge box office success. Or, look at all of the "Universal Soldier" sequels that didn't get theatrical releases. Usually, if a big-budget movie has several lower-budgeted sequels, that's an indication that investors are only confident that the franchise has appeal to hardcore fans of the original and/or the source material, not mainstream audiences (where the big $$$$ are). That's the situation with "Starship Troopers" now - the novel may have fans, but for most people (even sci-fi lovers), it's a relic of the Cold War era. If I were a producer, I would be hard-pressed to convince my investors that such material has enough box-office appeal to be worth $150 million of their money.

Attaching some big Hollywood names (director, actors, F/X houses, etc.) might help, but it's still hit-or-miss when the material has such limited appeal to contemporary audiences. "Transformers" may have done well, but look at, say, last year's "Land of the Lost".
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Attaching some big Hollywood names (director, actors, F/X houses, etc.) might help, but it's still hit-or-miss when the material has such limited appeal to contemporary audiences. "Transformers" may have done well, but look at, say, last year's "Land of the Lost".
They Will Ferrelled that movie to Hell and back.
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They Will Ferrelled that movie to Hell and back.
I haven't seen it, and I used to watch the TV show when I was a kid.
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