American Werewolf in London Remake

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  1. Tekkaman Blade

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    Yeah no. I'd prefer the Werewolf not look like hot garbage when it has to move. That movies effects look terrible.
     
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    Some of them do. Examples off the top of my head
    There are several books in the Lincoln Rhymes besides Along came a Spider that would be interesting on Film
    I'd love to see some of the later Spenser for Hire books on screen from Robert. B Parker
    Clive Barker (Hellraiser) Has a lot of novels and short stories that would make interesting movies
    There was a book called Jack Handey the Stench of Honolulu that if done right would be pretty funny on screen.(Yes the character from the old SNL bits)

    Then there are all sorts of books that never got good movies or TV series I'd also love to see done.
     
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    I think you have movies confused.
    This is American Werewolf, not Underworld.
     
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    The Force Awakens showed what you can with today's technology and budget with old school effects. We could see the entire animal, though obviously the less is more deal worked really damn well.

    I want more horror honestly. I love that it was funny as shit, but there's the opening with the guys at the Slaughtered Lamb, the wolf attack, then about an hour of talking. Good talking scenes to be sure but way less horror than I remember even with the nightmares.
     
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    Who's confused it was fucking awful. The sequel, despite how forgettable it was, is the better movie. Any Underworld movie was leagues better than any American werewolf movie.
     
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    :lol 

    Oh wait- you're serious! o_O 
     
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    Hey Dad I remade your movie.

    Great son.
     
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    I'm not usually one for remakes, but this one has me excited. If they need extras for the Yorkshire Dales ... I could do inbred yocal. Though it will probably get shot in Ireland.


    Can't tell you how many nightmares this scene gave me as a kid. (18+ only)

     
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    Do any of those movies have anything as shockingly original and surprising as the clip posted above?

    I've watched them all, I'm sure if they did I'd remember it.
     
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    An American Werewolf in London is one of the best horror movies of all time, so this is a terrible idea. The worst part is that Max Landis is doing it. Sure he did a short on his YouTube channel paying homage to the transformation scene with practical effects, but the guy can't write likeable characters to save his life. He's a bad director too, and he's too close to the original since he is the son of John Landis. Plus, I just find him annoying most of the time.
     
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    All I see is a bunch of rubber, hair, and air bladders. Fake looking and drags me right out of the movie. I'd rather have bad computer effects than that shit.
     
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    Did the original American Werewolf in London have those things when it came out?

    Don't be so quick to embrace and apologize for mediocrity.

    His post marks the first time I've been tempted to put someone on ignore, and he hasn't even insulted me personally or anything.
     
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    Who's embracing? All I posed was a question that you know is probably asked at every film pitch/meeting since...2003?
     
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    actually watch the short clip I was referring to and next time try to comprehend the point someone is making before you respond.

    I don't know what you thought I said, or what clip you thought had been posted but the point I was making had nothing whatsoever to do with effects techniques. I never mentioned that. And I was replying to a post you made that apparently had nothing to do with effects. But perhaps you are unable to see past these superficial aspects to the actual merits of these movies, and the fact that the older movie is a little rough around the edges means the more slickly produced modern efforts are inherently superior by your perception. That's not a conversation that interests me.

    it's the clip where they are at home watching the Muppets.
     
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    I watched it once. NEVER. AGAIN.

    If the special effects had been better then I'd have been able to ignore the movies other bad points. The horrible acting and the fucking dialogue. 25 minutes in I wanted to strangle whomever wrote it. 45 minutes after that strangling was too merciful and quick. I wanted those person(s) to die horribly and slowly.