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Title: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: chief-david on June 24, 2020, 07:06:03 PM
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/twister-reboot-joseph-kosinski-universal-1234648589/

Is nothing sacred anymore? Has Hollywood officially run out of ideas? This is blasphemy!!!!


Time to boycott, protest and cancel. Riot. Loot the streets. Burn down the movie theater.

#dontrebootTWISTER

Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: ocala on June 25, 2020, 07:04:39 AM
I wouldn't mind looking at Helen Hunt for 2 hours again. :-)
But that was 24 years ago and we did lose Bill Paxton 3 years ago.
I'm always up for a good weather movie so yes I say.
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: miraculon on June 25, 2020, 08:13:31 AM
If they could re-do the digital stuff, but leave the rest intact, it wouldn't be all bad.

Although they were cutting edge in 1996, the CGI is a little "crude" compared to what they have now.

Didn't they re-render parts of Star Wars and Jurassic Park?

But if this is a total remake, most of them don't turn out so well. I still prefer the original Andromeda Strain over whatever they did with that remake. Yuck.

Greg H.
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: chief-david on June 25, 2020, 09:33:20 AM
Total remake/reboot.   :mad:

The 1996 tornado-CGI was pretty good for the time. Some of the sound was Jurassic Park dinosaurs and cougars slowed down.  IMDB has a great page on it.
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: Notsorusty on June 25, 2020, 04:53:24 PM
They should remake it but maybe change it up a bit, like have some sharks flying in the tornado.

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: DaleReid on June 25, 2020, 05:46:08 PM
This was a Cow-nado and a Tractor-nado film.  No sharks allowed, they have their own niche films.

Actually, while that was bad enough, the equivalent of anthropomorphism for weather events with the 'growling' storm and the ominous shifts in wind and other predatory characteristics was a bit too much, especially when I live in tornado country and we have older people absolutely terrified as it is with the season having local TV stations do the beep-beep-beep and the text crawls along the bottom of the screen.

To think there is something sinister about a storm beyond what it already is, is wrong.

I was hoping to have the growling storm be my ringtone but my wife told me to stuff it.
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: CW2274 on June 25, 2020, 05:47:01 PM
They should remake it but maybe change it up a bit, like have some sharks flying in the tornado.

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
That'd be more realistic than the ridiculous growling sounds the tornadoes made in the first one... :roll:
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: CW2274 on June 25, 2020, 05:48:32 PM
I was hoping to have the growling storm be my ringtone but my wife told me to stuff it.
The wife told me in the theater to shut up about it.  ](*,)
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: DaleReid on June 25, 2020, 07:42:21 PM
It is perfectly reasonable to express concern about how far known violations of nature and physics can be stretched.  I enjoy some movies and have a willful suspension of disbelief, but at a time when something is absolutely wrong and done only because it is easier for the lazy screenwriter,  or some additional things that may seem 'cool' to some but ruins any possible buy in by a reasonably educated or skeptical person.

Yet, the wife denies others access to my (sometimes unsolicited) expertise in many occasions.
Sigh.


Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: chief-david on June 25, 2020, 09:20:31 PM
Natural disaster movies are about destruction. Not science. We all know that.

Into the storm. yuck
Day after tomorrow-Oh my.
10.5-gag
San Andreas-nothing in that movie is correct-NOTHING

Twister has it all. Tornados, ram trucks, Iowa.
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: DRoberts on June 25, 2020, 09:45:59 PM
"Twister has it all. Tornados, ram trucks, Iowa."

And lots of sharp knives, sickles, scythes, and pitch forks as I recall.  :-)
Title: Re: Universal wants to remake Twister!!!!!!!!!!! No, I say. NO.
Post by: chief-david on June 25, 2020, 09:58:52 PM
But we all know farmers never throw anything away.