STACK Pod – Ep 9 – Reboots, Remakes and Sequels

Are there no original ideas left?? well apparently not but there’s always an audience!

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A last minute choice of topic, after Eddie Murphy gets kicked to the curb, and no research is done. Definitions of reboots and remakes are given. Superhero’s take the reigns with reboots. James Bond is declared the worst kind of secret agent. The ideas behind remakes and reboots are discussed and it comes down to what it always comes down to and people only have themselves to blame. Japanese horror gets repetitive but a Japanese remake of Friday the 13th doesn’t get off the ground.. The criteria for a good remake is set out. Gus Van Sant adds a wank scene, in every term of the phrase. Jim cant resist attacking Tim Burton again. The general intellect of internet users is deemed as below average from reactions to viral marketing involving apes and guns. Jon develops psychic abilities while watching Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, while plot-holes are queried and Tim continues as he always has by spunking gothic-ness on everything. Peter Jackson is given too much money. Sam Raimi is given a pass for his balls to make Evil Dead three separate times. Jim commits a fuax pas. Wrong Turn 2 is declared fucked up. The amount of sequels is decided to be a problem factor. A Lethal Weapon remake is declared gold. Star Trek is decided to be a successful reboot thanks to Karl Urban. Mad Max is doubted. Aunts are remembered. Disagreements are had over film scores

Key Films & Players: Eddie Murphy, Batman, Spiderman, James Bond, Planet of the Apes, Fast and the Furious, Saw, Scary Movie, Avatar, James Cameron, Magnificent Seven, Seven Samurai, Ring, The Grudge, Dark Water, Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, The Thing, Day the Earth Stood Still, Keanu Reeves, Transformers, The Fly, Jeff Goldblum, Gus Van Sant, Psycho, Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Anthony Perkins, Tim Burton, Dark Shadows, Planet of the Apes, Mark Wahlberg, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, City of Angels, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. The Italian Job, Gene Wilder, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow, Oceans 11, King Kong, Godzilla, Peter Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Lord of the Rings, Little Shop of Horrors, Jack Nicholson, Rick Moranis, Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cape Fear, Dark Knight Rises, Justice League, xXx 3, Vin Diesel, Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black, Wrong Turn, Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ghostbusters 3, Indiana Jones 5, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Shia LeBeouf, Underworld: Awakening, Twilight, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Men in Black, Lethal Weapon 5, Star Trek, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Mad Max, Tom Hardy, Superman, Superman Returns, Richard Donner, Brandon Routh, Christopher Reeve, Christian Bale, John Williams, Top Gun, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Zack Snyder, Watchmen, Suckerpunch, 300, Kevin Costner, Michael Biehn,