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Fassbender, Foxx, Dinklage Up For "Wild Bunch." Please. Just. Don't. Feel free to make more remakes of pretty good westerns such as The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. There are plenty out there where you can justify another take on the concept. But The Wild Bunch is Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece, and I don't see how you can do it justice. The only thing that would upset me more is if someone decided to start remaking Sergio Leone movies. I may need to round up a posse and go after these outlaws.

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Multiple launch rocket system being fired at night.

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8. removed May 18, 2019, 18:35 Cutter
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 17:30 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2019, 14:22:
The multiple launch rocket system was used on the Rattlesnake Den to no effect.
tough little boogers those rattlers

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Come on HollyWood, If you're gonna remake the wild bunch at least cast it right.
Emma Stone, Sandra Oh, Margot Robbie, Kim Kardashian and of course Betty White

You forgot Chloe Grace Moretz.

Also, the incel crowd would be so pleased.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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6. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 17:17 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow. Creston = fired up.

So skip the Wandering Earth, got it.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 16:12 Creston
 
What a bunch of fucking garbage The Wandering Earth was. The effects were pretty good, and there's action and some tension etc in there, but the fucking plotholes and just plain impossibilities were just beyond reckoning. And it was weird, because Lixin Ciu in his books has a good graps of astrophysics and general relativity, etc. And then he produced this?

A few samples of the ludicrous bullshit this movie gets up. (spoilers)

- To power the 10000 rockets moving the earth, they use rocks. No, not petroleum shale, just plain fucking ROCKS. Because rock is widely known as an excellent chemical catalyst for rocket fuel.

- They're going to Proxima Centauri, so 4.2 lightyears away, during a journey of 2500 years. No explanation is given on how the people in the underground cities get fed or get water during this time, of course, but let's ignore that, and just focus on fuel. They show several shots of the truly MASSIVE mining operations going on on the surface to gather Miracle Rock Fuel for their engines. At the rate they're going, the earth would literally be gone before they'd reach the edge of the solar system.

- When they reach Jupiter and they're outside, it's still just full bright daylight outside as if they were still in Earth orbit. I didn't find a calculation for Jupiter, but I did find one for Saturn:

Since the total area over which the Sunís light is spread is the area of an imaginary sphere centered on the Sun, the intensity of light per unit area on such a sphere is f=L/(4piR2)(where L is the Sun's luminosity or total light output, and R is the radius of the sphere)

Saturnís average distance from the Sun is about 10 astronomical units (AU), so the intensity of sunlight there is about 10^2=100 times less than here on Earth.

Jupiter would have a bit more than 1%, but it'd be fucking DARK outside all the time.

- They go outside and it's -80 degrees Celsius. Pretty sure it'd be a lot colder than that near Jupiter, but whatever. How is the Earth ever going to travel through interstellar space? It's 2.7 degrees K there, as in, just a fraction above absolute zero. It'd be a giant ball of ice, and I'm pretty sure the thermal reaction to fire the rockets would no longer work in said temperature, but even so, people sure as fuck aren't going to be digging for rocks anymore.

- The less said about all the bullshit to escape Jupiter's gravity the better. Let's detonate all the earth's oxygen (?) which has leaked to Jupiter (??) so that we can fling away at Mach 1000! (??????) Also, I don't think the Roche Limit is a You're Fine/You're Dust switch. I don't think you can count down to the Roche Limit to the 1/100th of a second and as long as you're 1/100th of a second away from it, you're still perfectly fine.

- When shit goes bad, they have to bring special matches to the rocket to reignite them. Why are these fucking things not WITH the rockets themselves? Nobody knows. Let's make it so they're on the other side of the fucking country so we can drive there and have cool shots of frozen cities! But in any case, the heroes travel to one of the 10 main rockets near Gangzhou China, and only have ~ 35 hours before the Earth is swallowed up by Jupiter's gravity. When they get there after their journey and have only a few hours left, they find that rocket is completely destroyed. Fuck! Ehhh... Idea! Let's take this match to the rocket near Sulawesi and light that one instead! The scene shifts, and boom, they're in Sulawesi.

You can totally drive this in ~ 6 hours.

- And then finally, they're traveling towards Proxima Centauri at 0.5% of light speed. At that speed, any asteroid that hits the earth will obliterate everything on the surface, thereby destroying all your engines, so you'll be a dead, floating ball of ice.

So yeah, great plan! Let's put it in motion!

What a pile of dog shit this movie is. Save yourself the two hours. The praise heaped on it is fucking ridiculous. (though no less ridiculous than the praise for the Three Body Problem, which is a pretty awful book.)

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 16:02 RedEye9
 

Not really rooster hypnosis.

 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 15:01 Eirikrautha
 
Well, A Fist Full of Dollars was remade as the Bruce Willis film Last Man Standing. Of course, since Fist was already a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, turn-about is fair play!  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 14:22 RedEye9
 

The multiple launch rocket system was used on the Rattlesnake Den to no effect.
tough little boogers those rattlers
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Come on HollyWood, If you're gonna remake the wild bunch at least cast it right.
Emma Stone, Sandra Oh, Margot Robbie, Kim Kardashian and of course Betty White

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 14:12 El Pit
 
Peckinpah. Holden. Borgnine. Ryan. And of course Warren Oates.

The Wild Bunch.

It will always be there.

But the millenials would rather want it with Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe and a happy end. Let 'em have it. Let 'em... EAT LEAD. Angry Brood
 
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