Akira

Akira

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    7 Responses to Akira

    1. Wow is this movie going to be ruined by the live action version or what?

      Plus every time I see this poster “MegaZone 23” pop’s in my head

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    2. This movie is historic.

      If I was not an Atheist, I would pray nightly to Jesus and ask him to prevent Hollywood from re-making this.

      Unfortunately it is too late for Watchmen and Count of Monte Cristo. I still weep over these two adaptations.

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    3. @ack – Watchmen isn’t even out yet. Judging books by its cover much?

      They already said they were going to make it as true to the original story as much as possible.

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    4. I saw this in the theater back when it came out. I thought it was the bee’s knees at the time. Haven’t seen it since then, so no idea if I would still think so.
      What’s with all these live-action remakes? Is Hollywood really so creatively deprived that they must recycle plots from 20-year old movies? Setting up a deliberate comparison between one’s movie and a classic like Akira seems a recipe for failure. I didn’t see Speed Racer, but I understand that’s kind of what happened to it.
      While on the subject of live-action movies adapted from cartoons, does anyone else think it’s hilarious when Megan Fox uses a cordless reciprocating saw to destroy the decepticon in Transformers? I’ve used that particular saw, and It couldn’t even cut through soft wood that fast, much less hard metal.

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    5. @ian356094:
      Sod off. I am judging a book by its ending, which the director has stated he never planned on keeping.

      A new ending by a Hollywood team of writers? That’s punk-ass graffiti on a work of art.

      I cannot think of a single movie that was made better by that tactic.

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    6. apathy over redo’s is lame.

      If it gets redone live action it will be amazing.

      Blu Ray of this is out in February.

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    7. Actually, even the DVD release sucks. They always insist on re-dubbing it, and inevitably they re-dub it with what their idea of the target audience is: 12 year-old American boys. As a result, it’s dumbed down compared to the old VHS version I have. I hate it. And I’d give odds to anyone who wants to bet that Hollywood won’t screw it up worse. I suppose we should be thankful Verhoeven isn’t directing, or we’d end up with an abomination worse than Starship Troopers.

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