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The Kong and I...

I fell in love with a very strange creature recently...

A 25 feet simian who goes by the name of Kong. Tore Kong. King Kong.

That's right, I saw the remake by Peter Jackson last weekend, and all I can say that the film rocks. Hard. Core.

Well, let's do this properly then. For all of you who saw the original one and loved it, you won't be dissappointed. It's a masterpiece in the making, although I do think that few more months in post-production would do the overall film justice, because there are some imperfections in some scenes, but hey, it's all good. It's all forgotten because you'll be so deep inside the film.

The cast was nearly perfect. Naomi Watts as the vulnerable Ann Darrow, yet she emanates a certain strength that she would show somewhere in the middle. Jack Black, as usual, a very obsessive man who would do anything to get what he wants. Adrien Brody, the tragic/comedic scriptwriter. And so on...

It was a very good film. But still I don't understand the Holiday on Ice scene.

And the film led to a very interesting discussion between a very good friend of mine and me.

With all the technology available right now, what old flick would you love to see the remake?

We're not talking about a remake of Casablanca, because the technology would not bring anything new to the whole picture. Nor Mutiny of the Bounty, Clockwork Orange. Not even 2001, because the rawness was the sheer beauty of the film.

We're talking about modern interference that would not... uh... interfere with the film.

So, we both decided to several films:

- The Clash of the Titans. I don't know if you guys remember this film, but with a plethora of mythological monster, this would be my first choice. The Medusa, The Gorgon, The Mechanical Owl, The Sirens. Name one greek mythological beast, this film had it.

- Wizard of Oz. Please do be kind to remake this one, with all the magical environment, the creatures. I would love to feel that I'm not in Kansas anymore. Make it a musical, make it crazy, swallow some LSD and smoke pots... and it'll be a winner.

- And for B-movies lover, why not toss in Attack of 50 feet Woman. Damn, it would be so cheesily grand.

- Last but not least, we also picked one local gem, Si Buta dari Gua Hantu. All the hallucinating fighting combos with magic and impossibly cool warriors. Man, please outsource this to someone in Hong Kong cinema industry and kick some serious ass.


Do you have any idea of what film they should remake? Remember the criterias.


  • At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Alia said…

    Waaa.. Wizard of Oz... that'll be SO cool!

    Another film remake that I would like to see is The Little Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder) or The Brady Bunch!!!!
    OK ok so they're not like real movies,
    but it'll be fun to see them again in a movie :P

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Sanity INC. said…

    Indiana Jones! (waaa... now the theme song will be stuck in my head the whole day)

    Wonder if Harrison Ford can still play in it :)


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