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21 November 2015 @ 12:10 am
Twice as dumb  
... but I'll still watch it; Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are like my guilty secrets. Zoolander 2 is out in Feb and for anyone who hasn't seen the trailer:

And one other big reason to watch - I nearly spat my drink when I saw All.
miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on November 21st, 2015 04:13 pm (UTC)
Reboots are always going to be problematic. Just look at what they did to Star Trek - and don't get me wrong, I'm actually on balance pretty happy with the ST reboot - but they turned Kirk into an irritating douchewaffle while Scotty became a caricature of the original. And don't get me started on the Spock / Uhura relationship...

So I guess what I'm saying is that I didn't expect MFU to live up to the orignal series, and I wasn't surprised that the characters were altered. Maybe not to my liking but I'm just glad we got a movie. And hopefully another, down the track.

And it could have been a LOT worse. Did you see the Starsky and Hutch movie? I commented elsewhere earlier tonight that I actually enjoyed it, but I know fen who were LIVID at the changes made. I just settled back and considered it a one-off, outside of canon, and in that context it worked for me.
mrua7: pic#125594585mrua7 on November 21st, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
I tried to remind myself that the UNCLE movie was AU, but there were simply too many elements of it that were just plain annoying. didn't see the Starsky & Hutch movie...but I can believe it being mutilated, like so many reboots do to the original.

I didn't dislike the Star Trek remake, and actually took the Scotty character as an homage to Jimmy Doohan's original. Yeah the Spock/Uhura thing was just strange. Kirk was well just an updated version of a character that was always cocky. I enjoyed the movie and thought they did a decent job creating an acceptable AU version, but still kept the fans in mind. Now the second Star Trek movie was another story...ugh. LOL!
miwahni: ST Star I steer bymiwahni on November 22nd, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
I had a List of Problems with the second ST movie but have managed to dismiss them from my mind, probably just as well. I do hope they make another movie though - I liked Zachary Quinto as Spock.