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#126 BadCat

Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:09 PM

Gene WIlder's version was brilliant.  Johnny Depp's was Tim Burton all the way.  Weird, creepy and boring.  And the Oompa Loompas sucked. Well, just the one really.

#127 K.heather

Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:40 PM

I would love to see a film remake of cry baby and Johnny Depp.

#128 Chchgirl

Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:31 PM

I don't get the Dirty dancing love but was never on board with Patrick Swayze.  But my taste in men is dubious at times.

I've never seen any movies like Lion king..

#129 BadCat

Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:12 AM

I love Dirty Dancing but not Patrick Swayze.  He was never my type at all.  But I loved Jennifer Grey.  And I'm a sucker for music.

#130 Ayr

Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:18 AM

View PostBadCat, on 03 October 2019 - 06:09 PM, said:

Gene WIlder's version was brilliant.  Johnny Depp's was Tim Burton all the way.  Weird, creepy and boring.  And the Oompa Loompas sucked. Well, just the one really.

I agree I liked the original but the story as told in the book was more like the story line in the Johnny Depp version.

#131 Ayr

Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:19 AM

View PostLesley225, on 28 September 2019 - 10:48 AM, said:


I think the actors are what make a movie - you imagination can supply the rest.

That's what I think which is why the Lion King from 1994 was alot better than the new one. From the story, to the cast it was awful.

Edited by Ayr, 04 October 2019 - 07:20 AM.


#132 Chchgirl

Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:33 AM

View PostBadCat, on 04 October 2019 - 06:12 AM, said:

I love Dirty Dancing but not Patrick Swayze.  He was never my type at all.  But I loved Jennifer Grey.  And I'm a sucker for music.

Patrick Swayze was probably a good actor, but amazingly I don't even get the Brad Pitt love. My sister was shockedI didn't find Brad Pitt hot!

I tend to like dark hair and lean guys, not muscled up..this has never changed for me.
😊

Edited by Chchgirl, 04 October 2019 - 11:34 AM.


#133 sandy34

Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:11 PM

View PostLesley225, on 28 September 2019 - 11:04 AM, said:


That's been filmed about 10 times either for TV or film starting with the first film in 1919 (I looked it up),

I might well have two versions in my film library.


I'm aware. It's a bit like "the lion, the witch and the wardrobe" lots of different interpretations, which is great,to a degree.

What I don't like, is trivializing the original text to make it into something it's not. The 'magic' in the garden is nature and time. Not 'real' magic as in something supernatural. I guess I don't understand why everything needs to be a CGI masterpiece. What happened to simple stories done well?

Oops, looks like I was triggered.

#134 123tree

Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:04 PM

View PostChocolate Addict, on 03 October 2019 - 05:58 PM, said:



The original? I don't like it, Gene Wilder's performance creeps me out. :p

I haven't watched Johnny Depp's version


Apparently Roald Dahl didn’t like the first one either but I don’t necessarily think his problem was Gene Wilder.

#135 Lesley225

Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

View Postsandy34, on 04 October 2019 - 02:11 PM, said:

I'm aware. It's a bit like "the lion, the witch and the wardrobe" lots of different interpretations, which is great,to a degree.
.

I hated the more recent Narnia films, too much lords of the rings fighting  which seemed quite nasty.  It was totally against what the books were about.

Much preferred the early 80s one even if the SFX were quite basic.

I loved Tom Baker as Puddlegum.

#136 Mollycoddle

Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:00 AM

View PostChocolate Addict, on 03 October 2019 - 05:58 PM, said:



The original? I don't like it, Gene Wilder's performance creeps me out. :p

I haven't watched Johnny Depp's version

Gene's Wonka was definitely not a nice man, he vacillated between sarky, mean and outright menacing. Remember the gondola scene? I loved him though!

Edited by Mollycoddle, 08 October 2019 - 09:01 AM.


#137 spr_maiden

Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM

View PostLesley225, on 06 October 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:



I hated the more recent Narnia films, too much lords of the rings fighting  which seemed quite nasty.  It was totally against what the books were about.

Much preferred the early 80s one even if the SFX were quite basic.

I loved Tom Baker as Puddlegum.

Did you see the TV series version in the 90s? Think it was on ABC or SBS. That was good.




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