Open Discussion – Apr 6, 2012

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  1. So super stoked for the three big CBM’s this year. But besides that, what is the most antipated film of the summer for people? I think mine is Bourne Legacy. have to wait for August for that one to come out.

    • Since you are talking about non-CBM, I would go with Prometheus.

      • Wettest Country in the World
        Gangster Squad
        47 Ronin
        Judge Dredd
        Total Recall

        • Judge Dredd is a CBM

          • I know. Kyle said besides the three biggest cbm of the year, which I took as TDKR, ASM & TA, what movies were u looking forward to.

            • ok my bad

              well Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Man with the Iron Fists. im so looking forward to Dredd but im very worried about that movie too be honest

              • Django unchanged, lawless (which I think is the new title for the wttest county), gangster squad andand wreck it ralph

              • Oh Yea, The Man With The Iron Fist with the RZA is a must see. The only Film i gotta see day of this year. The score/Soundtrack shld be dope.

                Django Unchained is also on my list.

                @Trey, they changed Wettest Country in the World to Lawless? What a boring title, especially in comparison.

    • Besides comic book movies, I’m looking forward to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Prometheus, MIB 3, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Campaign, Neighborhood Watch, Katy Perry: Part of me 3D, What to Expect When Your Expecting, and Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy.

      I might not be serious about most of those.

      • yeah, katy perry kinda stuck out of that list…good one though…but, she would look great in 3DD!

        …not a typo :)

        • LOL.

    • If it’s just for this summer and I had to pick 1 after the CB films it’s hands down Prometheus.

  2. I saw The Hunger Games last night with the fam. And I must say “it was ok”. The one thing that was really annoying was to much camera movement especially for scenes that didn’t need it and for the last fight scene I mean their was so much movement in that last scene you really couldn’t tell how good the fight was. I really hope they change that for the next movie cause I will say that if it’s like that I probably won’t spend my money at the theater for it

  3. why is Hollywood remaking all of Arnold Schwarzenegger classic films. whats next remake of Commando, Raw Deal, Red Heat, The Running Man.

    • I actually wouldn’t mind a remake of Raw Deal. That was on this past weekend and I couldn’t even get through the film, the acting was so bad.

      • @Kahless

        Haven’t seen Raw Deal, maybe that’s a good thing, lol. But I wouldn’t want to see Red Heat remade because who can you find to replace Jim Belushi??? That movie was hilarious because of how different the two characters were mainly thanks to Jim Belushi, lol. :-)

        • @ Ken J

          Think Hollywood would be stupid enough to reboot the Terminator franchise? I think they would be.

          • I wouldn’t watch it anyway if they did that, lol.

            • @ Ken J

              Lol, neither would i. Infact, so far the same goes for the Robocop reboot.

    • The Hunger Games is a semi-reboot of the Running Man…isn’t it? I still haven’t seen it, so I don’t know for sure.

      As for Arnold, I’d like to see a remake of Red Heat with all the same actors. The same movie, same script, same actors, same director. Do like they did with Psycho and remake the entire movie scene by scene with the actors being aged 25 years. It would be revolutionary!

      • “The Hunger Games” shares some conceptual (and a couple of thematic) similarities with “The Running Man” but is definitely a different film AND story…

        • Also reminds me a bit of the Richard Bachman (Stephen King) story The Long Walk in terms of both stories having a competition to the death.

          I could see The Long Walk being made into a movie.

          • I agree Pedro, The Long Walk would make a very good movie, in the right directors hands. the story is short enough that there would not have to be a lot of changes.

  4. Going dark from here on out to avoid anything avengers till after may 4th. It hasn’t been easy as the release slowly draws closer and marketing has begun to increase but it’ll be worth the wait. Just wanna wish all you ranters and everyone at screenrant a happy and safe Easter weekend.

    • Its hard to decide what to avoid. Message boards are the worst. Ruined the after credits scene of thor by reading comments

  5. Just finished reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and really enjoyed it. I hope the film is just as good.

    Happy Easter, everyone!

    • I just finished it last week and I really liked it. The way real events were blended with a vampire twist was pretty cool.
      But, (and I’m curious what you think?) I wonder how much will be changed for the film?
      The way the book plays out especially the final act there’s not much shall I say action?? It’s definately a great read but as a film I’m not sure how it will be received. I’ve heard some changes have been made like adding a villain who is involved throughout but I hope it doesn’t end up being just another vampire film that’s all about the gore and action.
      I don’t know if I’m making sense because I’ve tried to get my point across without spoilers but I think you’ll get what I saying.

      • I really enjoyed the historical fiction style too. I hope they stay true to the book story-wise, but it seems in the trailer that Abe is out on the battlefield like William Wallace in Braveheart. I enjoyed the book because Abe realized that because of his body aging, he couldn’t keep up with killing the un-dead, and Henry’s influence showed Abe the direction he should go. I hope the essence of the book remains, but it seems more and more like it will be another mindless action-horror film like Underworld or Resident Evil.

        • The Resident Evil angle is a turn off for me. From what I heard, I like th books more (lord i hate this next word for its overuse) gritty version.

        • I just re-watched the domestic trailer and I get what you’re saying. While the Train Sequence looks cool it’s obviously an addition that was made for the film. I’m not implying that’s a bad thing because we don’t know yet how much of the story has been changed and how it will fit but it does raise the eyebrows.
          I’d be so dissapointed if it ends up like Underworld or Resident Evil because then it will end up being tossed aside like many other action films. When there is potential to be so much more.

          • I’m with you on this. While I hope the film won’t solely go with a blood-and-guts style, I do find comfort in Seth Grahame-Smith writing the screenplay and hopefully making the movie as close to his book as possible (despite the main vampire vs. Lincoln idea). Watching the trailer, there is the scene where Lincoln is giving a speech, so I’m hoping those elements of the final act will come into play. I’ve talked to a few people who haven’t read the book, and they view the trailer as absurdity and laugh it off as if it’s simply mindless violence. I hope the film will prove them wrong.

            Anybody picking up Grahame-Smith’s new book, Unholy Night, that comes out Tuesday?

            • I will be getting it. Probably not on Tuesday though

  6. So, now that we know Taylor Lautner will be starring in Michael Bay’s “Ninja Turtles (heh heh), whom else is going to star?

    Given Bay’s track record, I’m most worried about whom Bay is going to cast as Oroku Saki, aka Shredder.

    Now, hearing that he has just cast Ken Jeong in his “Pain and Gain” movie, I cringe at the thought of seeing Jeong as Shredder. Please no.

    And no Matthew Moy either, I beg of Bay!

    • I thought Lautner was an April Fools Joke?

      • It was… hence my (heh heh). :) But looking back at my post, I should have put the “heh heh” right next to Lautner’s name.

  7. I love Community. Pillows and Blankets. Awesome.

    • Such a great show & episode. Britta’s pictures had me in tears.

      • It was an excellent episode. Britta’s pictures and the text message “letters” and the Chang-glorious basterds had me rolling. The show continues to impress me.

  8. If anyone has letterboxd follow me “Trey430″

    • Same here.
      The Ranters here should check it out.

  9. What’s everyone’s (best/favorite) movie ending? Genre doesn’t matter.

    • The Godfather!!

      When the door closes on Kate. I love that scene. Its Michael becoming everything he once stoo against.

    • I meant to say Movie Endings.

    • Shawshank Redemption (Red reunites with Andy) Toy Story (now, what could be worse than you Buzz…cue dog barking), the Matrix (never has one movie got me so excited for a sequel and then the franchise completely fail), Ghostbusters (Stay Puft Marshmallow Man), Oceans 11 (love those crime caper endings), Big Trouble (the wrapping everything up type of ending with the hitmen on the plane with Gator fans and Patrick Warburton as a stripper), Star Wars IV (Han returns to save the day-then the medal scene with R2D2 going nutzo), Inception (is it a dream?), The Muppets (mahna mahna), Happy Gilmore (Chubbs, Abraham Lincoln, the Alligator as Star Wars-esque Jedi ghosts), Se7en (bad guy wins!), Sixth Sense (spoiler: the kid sees dead people), Shutter Island (what a twist!), and the Usual Suspects (Keyser Söze).

      • @ B-List

        Got some good ones there. Id have to add Shawshank Redemption,Toy Story,Ghostbusters, Star Wars 4. aswell. Not to mentioned id like to add Star Wars 3 & 6, Jaws & Jaws 2. I know im a fan of show & it was kid/family movie but enjoyed MMPR:The Movie ending aswell.

    • — Good endings —
      Witness for the Prosecution
      The Matrix
      Fight Club
      Planet of the Apes (1968)

      — Bad endings —
      The Ninth Gate
      Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
      Planet of the Apes (2001)
      Battlefield Earth

      Actually, the last 2 under bad endings were just horrible movies overall :-P.

      • @ Kahless

        I agree about Planet Of The Apes(68) I enjoyed Planet Of The Apes(2001) till the ending came. Also i forgot to mention The Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre ending being great.

      • @Kahless

        Yah, pretty pointless to put Battlefield Earth for bad ending since it was bad entire movie really, lol. Avengers was a pretty crappy movie too, but not quite on the level of Battlefield Earth…

      • @Kahless – Battlefield Earth has an ending? I never made it that far.

    • @Wally

      Surprised nobody mentioned these movies for best endings:

      The Sixth Sense
      The Game
      Book of Eli

      • Oh yeah, forgot about Book of Eli; what a fantastic ending. Also The Game—blew me away.

    • Shawshank
      The Usual Suspects
      The Sixth Sense
      Taxi Driver

      • Michael caines monolouge at the end of tne prestige is my favorite. And the end of wanted

    • Some great ones from all. I’d add John Carpenter’s Dark Star and The Thing, and Tarkovsky’s Solaris (again). Also like the final pullback shots in numerous Clint Eastwood movies.

  10. Ones that come to my mind would be…

    The Terminator
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day
    A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    Superman 2
    Batman Begins
    The Running Man
    True Lies
    Dumb & Dumber
    The Hangover
    X-Men: First Class
    Captain America: The First Avenger (after-credits aswell)

  11. I don’t know whether it’s a favorite but the ending of the mist was a genuine shock. One of those holy crap moments!

  12. I’ve noticed that Vic hasn’t had much involvement with Screen Rant; only posting the Open Discussion posts since The Hangover II review. Is there a reason for that? Or does Vic have a bigger “behind-the-scenes” role for SR?

  13. Good movie endings:

    Silence of The Lambs (I’m having an old friend for dinner)
    Jagged Edge
    Repo Men
    Capricorn One
    Soap (also known as Fight Club, which you’re not allowed to talk about!!) :)
    Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978 version)
    Das Boot
    The Sand Pebbles
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Psycho (original, Anthony Perkins just can’t be beat)

    • Thumbs up for Body Snatchers, Pedro – they don’t come much bleaker than that.

      • Exactly, it makes a nice change from a happy ending. Happy endings are fine but occasionally things don’t always work out for the good guys, the ending of John Carpenter’s The Thing was another good one (already in someone’s list above).

        You can take the ending two ways, they were both human and although they died the human race was saved, or . . . well you don’t need me to spell the other out.

        Now JAWS, well Mythbusters already showed scuba tanks don’t blow up, so alternate ending would be Brody gets chomped, Hooper asphyxiates and dies, the shark eventually just moves on to another town, another smorgasbord and lives happily ever after. 😉

      • I did forget one off my list:

        12 Monkey’s