Jurassic Park crew remaking War of the Worlds

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Stephen Spielberg and Tom Cruise are planning to ruin *cough* I mean remake the classic movie "War of the Worlds". David Koepp, who adapted Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novels is going to write the screenplay.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1171975,00.html

    Maybe it's just me, but the people behind Jurassic Park are going to mess with one of the classics?! No good can come of this.
     
  2. Doflamingo

    Doflamingo Freedom is not enough.

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    Spielberg is a great director, Cruise is a decent actor and the team behind JP is awesome. We'll just have to wait and see. :dunno:
     
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    ill try to be positive until i see it... :hs: then if its crap, ill start ranting & raving... :rant:
     
  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The team may be good, but the product was shit. Except for the real looking dinosaurs. The story sucked. Which is really bad, considering that the source material was good.

    JP2 was even worse, and 3 was just :ugh:
     
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    the first JP was good :o

    book was far better though
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I didn't like it.

    Ok, that's not exactly true. I did enjoy it, but I still recognize bad filmmaking. It's a long string of narrow escapes followed by new crises. It's the "Oh, noes! Oh, good" formula.

    Look at the T-Rex attack scene:

    Oh, no! The power is out.
    Oh, good. The fence is intact.
    Oh no! the T-Rex is loose!
    Oh, good. He can't see us.
    Oh, no! He sees us!
    Oh, good. We're in the car.
    Oh, no! He flipped the car over!
    Oh, good. He's walking away.
    Oh, no! He knocked the car over the ledge!
    Oh, good. We're in a tree.
    Oh, no! The car is going to fall!
    Oh, good. We got out.
    Oh, no! It's going to fall on top of us!
    Oh, good. It got stuck on a limb and we're out from under it.
    Oh, no! It's tipping over on us!
    Oh, good. The open sunroof fell around us.

    Then at the end:
    Oh, no! The Raptors are after us!
    Oh, good. We're locked in the kitchen.
    Oh, no! It can open doors!
    Oh, good. We can lock it in the freezer.
    Oh, no! It broke out!
    Oh, good. We got away.
    Oh, no! There's more!
    Oh, good. The T-Rex ate them.
    Oh, no! The dinosaurs are overrunning the island!
    Oh, good. Here's the chopper.

    :rolleyes:

    Don't get me wrong, there's a lot that was good, but the writing was cheap and did no justice at all to the book.
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It was a great book, wasn't it? :)

    I hope they're adapting the book itself, not a previous screenplay.
     

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