Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Gaastra, Apr 18, 2018.
'M.A.S.K' Movie Finds Its Writer (Exclusive)
I can't wait to see how they are gonna screw this one up.
We haven't had much luck in terms of new movies from 80s content; Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT are all examples. History teaches us that the odds on this, and whatever they do with He-Man, being good are very low.
You can't blame him, Sony was responsible for the last mib movie bomb.
If MASK can get a movie how about a live action Voltron!
You really want Hollywood to f*** that up too?
I don't think a M.A.S.K. movie will end up being as abysmal as that clueless Jem and the Holograms flick, but I doubt it will be much better than The Rise of Cobra.
Man, this director's resume is all over the place. Some surprisingly good to even great movies under his belt, but just as much total dogshit in there too.
I imagine his take on M.A.S.K. will essentially just be a carbon copy of his Fast Familehhh installment right down to Vin Diesel probably being part of it.
To be fair, Fast 7 basically WAS what a MASK film should be, what with a tour bus having hidden machine guns in the lower luggage bay and an attack helicopter deploying an armed UAV mid-flight.
And Hobbs and Shaw also had some MASK moments - basically anything involving Brixton's bike and then the tow truck combiner road train in the climax
Well yeah, that was my point: he already basically just made a MASK movie, so an official one sporting the actual moniker will likely just be (and CAN be) a total do-over of the terrible gutter trash one he did with the Diesel clowns, but this time taken in the proper context it should be. Hell, the last several F+F movies would have been great if they were actually MASK or even GI Joe movies as opposed to the hood rat basic bro's who now inexplicably act like superhero / covert op teams instead of doing what they really would be otherwise: getting tribal tattoos on their 'ceps, crushing beer cans on their heads and sniffing Nos.
Nah, I think the Fast and Furious films thrive on the fact they don't even pretend how absolutely, mind-numbingly dumb the plots are, because the whole point is just to have fun watching wild car stunts - granted I think 8 didn't really know what to do with itself but I loved 7 because of how dumb the plot was (Dom needs to find Shaw so he goes on this crazy international adventure to find a person locator program involving a terrorist cell...and who comes right to Dom in the middle of all that insanity, twice, with absolutely no connection to what was going on at the time? Shaw.)
MASK has its job cut out for it, though, since the transforming vehicles were half the gimmick. There's also the gigantic headpiece "masks" which are probably going to take a lot more reinvention for the modern audience than it does having a car deploy a thousand guns from hidden panels.
So will the movie have R2D2 transformed into a bike like Matt Tracker's son from the cartoons?
You're kidding, right?? Because that's, like, THE fundamental problem with these pieces of eye cancer: they 100% absolutely DO take themselves entirely seriously and DO pretend that they aren't the mind-numbingly stupid crimes against cinema that they are. Diesel and his lil' douches constantly talk about how deep these things are... how they're about brotherhoods this familehhh that... and on and on and on. Conversely, that's the one thing Hobbs and Shaw got right - THEY didn't pretend. THEY knew they were making a mindless action fest loaded with bullshit and comedy, and marketed as such right out of the gate. The Furiously Fucktarded, however, have deteriorated into cheesy "surprise, you have a kid!" and "surprise, you now have a long lost brother too!" soap operas that happen to have some cars n' action in them where grease monkey street racing dropouts are now somehow literal death defying military trained battle hardened elite super soldiers fighting submarine owning crime syndicates. That's why they're the worst of the worst to embarrassing degrees.
Now take all of that lameness, slap on some franchise labels like MASK or Joe or whatever else where this nonsense is exactly what's expected, and bam, you actually have some GOOD movies. Well, save for the Diesel. Get that knob out of there, find someone who has even a little actual acting talent and can speak like a human, and they could have a decent franchise on their hands.
I agree to a point, but also think could damn near remake the last 3-4 F+F movies note for note, swap some names & actors, add in more gimmicky vehicles, and boom, a pre-built MASK franchise with sequels in the can.
Maybe it could be good if they set it in the 80's like Bumblebee.
I will admit that I might have a bit of a man crush on Jason Staham that might be playing into this.
I dunno, just drop a giant MASK helmet on Vin Diesel and he doesn't even need to act.
Haha, fair enough.
Ohhhh he won't - no worries there.
I am actually interested to see how this all develops, though. For better OR worse.
Remember when some people thought the first teasers for "Cloverfield" was going to be a Voltron movie? "IT'S A LION!!!"
I don't know but i heard that M.A.S.K movie wouldn't have T-Bob years ago.
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