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Old October 31st 08, 12:06   #2
hypatia
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Re: JMS in movie re-write shocker !!

Odd, I'd think of Forbidden Planet as a film that was excellently acted in its day, but could seriously stand an updating. That is after all why it's such a funny movie: it's quite dated in its characterizations.

The trouble I'd have is appreciating a new ending. The original's ending is so classic, and so perfect, but it's hardly a new or groundshaking concept these days.

I'll be interesting to see a crew that isn't all male, though. There is no reason not to have a crew that is more balanced, even if you want to keep the "they are the first young men she's ever seen" angle.

So, this could be very interesting. But I agree with you that it's always tricky to remake a true classic.
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