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Which franchise would you most like to remake and/or finish, with you at the helm?

Alien
0 (0%)
Batman
1 (16.7%)
Die Hard
0 (0%)
Fast & Furious
0 (0%)
Harry Potter
1 (16.7%)
Fantastic Beasts
0 (0%)
Jurassic Park
0 (0%)
The Matrix
0 (0%)
Lord of the Rings
1 (16.7%)
The Hobbit
1 (16.7%)
Pirates of the Caribbean
0 (0%)
Spider-Man
0 (0%)
Terminator
0 (0%)
Transformers
0 (0%)
X-Men
0 (0%)
The Avengers
0 (0%)
Fantastic 4
0 (0%)
Superman
0 (0%)
Cars
0 (0%)
Mad Max
0 (0%)
James Bond
2 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 6

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« on: July 12, 2018, 12:05:22 PM »
I took inspiration from a (much) older poll. I wonder if anyone will remember which.

I mostly included beloved franchises that are uneven, with at least one movie people are generally negative about, with a few exceptions. You can remake the entire franchise or just one episode.
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Re: Do It Right This Time
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 12:19:02 PM »
Harry Potter. Let's redo those first two and Goblet of Fire, with Cuaron in the director's chair. Or heck, just have Cuaron do all of them (although Order of the Phoenix is quite good).
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 12:20:28 PM »
I actually wonder how Cuarón would fair with an HP book that was not my least favourite of all of them.
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Re: Do It Right This Time
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:08:55 PM »
Batman with Paul Dini and Bruce Timm as screenwriters and maybe give Timm a shot as a director.

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Re: Do It Right This Time
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 07:40:06 PM »
The Lord of the Rings, and just follow the damn book. Tolkien was a master storyteller, but Jackson wanted an action film, more than a well written fantasy, and the results were disappointing to a true Tolkien lover.

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 08:45:14 PM »
The Lord of the Rings, and just follow the damn book. Tolkien was a master storyteller, but Jackson wanted an action film, more than a well written fantasy, and the results were disappointing to a true Tolkien lover.

As much as I'm a Tolkien purist and the movies will always bother me on some level in the places they don't adhere to the text... it's hard to imagine another version of the films that would be much closer. I mean yeah, you could go with a more serious characterization of Gimli, add Tom Bombadil (though really, do we want that ?), have Glorfindel around and no elves at Helm's Deep... but would it really be worth it ? It still wouldn't be the books.
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Re: Do It Right This Time
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:19:43 PM »
The Hobbit.

I'm all in with keeping the look similar to Lord of the Rings, but it's just too freakin' long.  Sometimes it just needs a good edit, but at other times whole characters need the chopping block.  And if the structure were in two films, then an extended movie-long war would be unnecessary, as it was in the book.  Not that I'm for following exactly what's in the book, but the third movie was dull and unnecessary.

Although LOTR wasn't perfect, it was as close as anyone's going to get, I think.

And someone needs to fix Fantastic Four.  It's not me, I've never been that much of a fan, but those movies were mishandled.

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 04:14:59 AM »
The Lord of the Rings, and just follow the damn book. Tolkien was a master storyteller, but Jackson wanted an action film, more than a well written fantasy, and the results were disappointing to a true Tolkien lover.

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Re: Do It Right This Time
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 03:23:16 PM »
I voted James Bond just so I'd have a steady job for a WHILE
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