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With Colin Farrell’s Total
Remake Recall coming out this summer, it got me thinking… hasn’t he done this before? It’s kind of like Total Recall in Total Real Life. He’s becoming sort of the Remake King, and it may suit him well.
When S.W.A.T. was originally released, Farrell was the Sam Worthington of that moment. He was the foreign Actor! living the Hollywood dream. You couldn’t escape his movies – Hart’s War, Minority Report, Phone Booth, The Recruit, and, ugh… Daredevil (his Bullseye was the best thing about that movie).
By the time Miami Vice was released, Anytown Vice could have been breathing down his neck. Addictions to pain killers and Playboy models were derailing his career, and this film was not helped by it (or, ugh… Jamie Foxx.)
(SIDENOTE: Insert In Bruges here. This film is not a remake, but to me, it remade his career. This was the first time I thoroughly enjoyed his work as an Actor in bold, versus my usual sarcastic Italics!)
As for Fright Night and Total Recall, the court’s still out for me. I enjoyed the originals of both, and I don’t think his presence will hurt either of the newer incarnations. My big question is:
What’s the next remake he’ll, um, remake?
Now that Hollywood’s diving into 90’s television with the reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (which I guess was technically and re-imagining of the comic book character), my suggestion is to go back to the TV remakes with Full House: The Movie!
Uncle Jesse, anyone?
This post is a sort of double-whammy JusWondering. The first part is a legitimate whimsical question; the follow-up is philosophical. Hopefully both are fun.
The first real question that smolders in my, um, title line is
What other president should get rebooted?
Hollywood loves its reboots, re-imaginings, and remakes, and these upcoming films are proof.
You’ve probably heard about this first one by now – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Here’s the preview:
But did you also know that FDR: American Badass! exists (or at least will very soon)?
If Hollywood followed these templates, I’d say George Washington or JFK are ripe for action-packed movies:
I’d venture to guess in another twenty years, Ronald Reagan will get rebooted, too.
Now onto my second JusWondering… does anyone else feel slightly offended by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and FDR: American Badass!? Because weirdly, I do. And what’s stranger, I was born and raised Roman Catholic and these doesn’t bother me one bit:
We live in a world that’s becoming more and more full of remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings. What if some songs we know and maybe love are in reality re-imaginings of older songs?
What if DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s You Saw My Blinker (Bitch)…
…was really re-imagined as Ludacris’ Move Bitch?
What if Huey Lewis and The News’ I Want a New Drug…
…was really re-imagined as Nine Inch Nails’ The Perfect Drug?
What if Christopher Cross’ Sailing…
…was really re-imagined as AWOLNATION’s Sail?
What if The Whispers’ Rock Steady…
…was really re-imagined as LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem?
What if Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back…
was really re-imagined as Big Sean and Nicki Minaj’s Ass?
(SIDENOTE: I always love making this song the butt of my joke…)