Thursday, January 20, 2011

There is no God. Lethal Weapon remake in the works.

That's it. Stop the world. We want off!

But first, let's lob giant grenades of apocalyptic death on the creative void that is Hollywood as the remake train keeps rolling in favour of taking the time to come up with new and interesting ideas to turn into money making products.

Arguably the best of the buddy-cop genre, 1987's Lethal Weapon starred Mad Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in a fun, violent and trashy tale of cops versus drug dealers. It featured great performances by the leads and had a wit and style that set the stage for a whole generation of action films. There's no way to improve upon the film, so why bother remaking it other than it's 25 years old and ripe for a cash in?

Guess I just answered my own question. I'm getting to old for this shit.

Also up for a remake are such greats as The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen and Westworld, which could benefit from some new special effects. Why not ask George Lucas to CGI the shit out of the original instead?

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