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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Eesh, that... does not look good. And I say that as someone who generally enjoys vigilante movies.

 

post #2 of 22

I dunno why... but it's SO weird to see Bruce Willis in doctor-garb.  I know he's played some forms of doctor in the past, but still...

 

I don't think the last trailer (the one that had such a schizophrenic tone) ever brought up that he's a doctor.

 

 

His delivery of "WELL SOMEONE'S GOTTA DO IT!!!" is funny.

post #3 of 22

Removing the AC/DC was a mistake.

post #4 of 22

Wait, Eli Roth's directing this? How did I miss that info?

 

I'll keep an open mind but I'm not optimistic.

post #5 of 22

I'm always happy to see Brian Garfield's name on a movie poster.

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Haha they removed every single instance of Willis shooting or threatening a non-white person.

post #7 of 22

Eli Roth must be spinning in his grave!

post #8 of 22
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Haha they removed every single instance of Willis shooting or threatening a non-white person.


​In a time where the Black Lives Matter and Racism in general rear their ugly head on a daily basis, this movie has failure written all over it followed by another Millennial think piece to go along with it the following day when the box office receipts have this failing just cause of it.. An Unnecessary remake indeed.. Bruce Willis should stick to the Unbreakable Sequel "MR GLASS" and forget shit like this...

post #9 of 22

It did kind of spring out to me that his preferred vigilante attire happens to be a hoodie. The older white man appropriating the clothing item closely tied to the BLM movement while he kills with apparently no reprisals on his part.

 

I mean the think pieces kind of write themselves don't they? 

post #10 of 22
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It did kind of spring out to me that his preferred vigilante attire happens to be a hoodie. The older white man appropriating the clothing item closely tied to the BLM movement while he kills with apparently no reprisals on his part.

 

I mean the think pieces kind of write themselves don't they? 


​Devin Faraci's old website BMD will be all over this with a think piece and probably have it all written ready to post when this movie fails beyond words..

post #11 of 22

Thinkpieces are way more likely when a movie like that is successful.

 

If it fails beyond words, there's likely less incentive to publish about it.

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

Yeah it'll probably go the way of God's Of Egypt - people going on about what a bad idea it is every time the film is brought up before release, and then never mentioning it again once it flops.

post #13 of 22

see also, PASSENGERS

 

The movie got thinkpieces for sure because it was a fair bet that it would be successful (starring Lawrence and Pratt).  But the movie ended up just doing ok-to-solid business relative to its $110 million budget and never set the world on fire.

 

The thinkpieces pretty much stopped right away, if I recall.

 

 

NEXT TARGET!!!

MOVING ON!!!

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

Passengers. What a silly benign movie to cause such outrage.

post #15 of 22

it being so benign was actually partly why it got that response, I think!

post #16 of 22

I just saw that this was produced by Sylvester Stallone. I can only conclude from this trailer that he hates Bruce. 

post #17 of 22

Must be his revenge for Bruce asking too much money for Expendables 3.

post #18 of 22

Stallone was planning to star in this remake for years. Guess after his Oscar nomination he threw Bruce a bone.

post #19 of 22

I don't think Stallone is a producer on this anymore. It was about 10 years ago that he was looking to star in it but then backed off. Doubt he had any involvement beyond that.

 

Back when Carnahan was going to direct it he was aiming for Frank Grillo to star. He bailed when MGM wanted Willis instead. I'm surprised he's still seen as the sole screenwriter. Recall an interview with him where he said he wasn't thrilled about the changes that were made to his script.

 

Since then Grillo has made a flick with Willis called REPRISAL, though I'm sure that one is more in the vein of a lot of Willis' recent movies where his name is above the title though he's only in it for about 3 scenes.

post #20 of 22

The notion that Google may be wrong is too scary for me to contemplate, so I'm just going to pretend like I never read your post. 

post #21 of 22

That looked... ehhhhh. How come everyone looks so embarrassed when they're shouting? Even D'Onofrio looks like he's appearing in his first school video project, and is worried his parents upstairs can hear him curse.

post #22 of 22
A White Man running around wearing a hoodie shooting black people.. Yeah, this movie should go over well when it's released..
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