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What do we think of the new Willow series?

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oggsmash:

--- Quote from: Lurkndog on June 03, 2022, 09:23:10 AM ---What I really wanted out of the original was Madmartigan: The Movie. I am not alone in this.

I see nothing here that interests me.

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 Same for me, though the showrunner did say MM is in the show and Kilmer will play the role.   I imagine as being long retired given Kilmer's health.

bromides:
Joanne Whalley was on-board with Val Kilmer reprising the Madmartigan role. That is the most interesting part for me.
(If she didn't want to revisit this movie, which led to their relationship, then she wouldn't have come back to Willow.)

I have very low expectations for anything Disney/Marvel. Avengers:Endgame did not exceed those expectations. The Mandalorian turned me off from Boba Fett, but I suppose I will have to give it a try eventually.

I'll wait to be disappointed by Willow as well. I am not rushing back to see anything Disney-related.

jeff37923:
I didn't think that the original Willow was a great movie, so I am indifferent to this series except to say the refrain of, "Where did Hollywood's originality gone and why do they have to keep resurrecting the dead memories of my youth?"

Pat:

--- Quote from: jeff37923 on June 04, 2022, 07:55:49 PM ---I didn't think that the original Willow was a great movie, so I am indifferent to this series except to say the refrain of, "Where did Hollywood's originality gone and why do they have to keep resurrecting the dead memories of my youth?"

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Gen X is taking over all the senior positions of power from the Boomers, and they're approving things they're familiar with.

Omega:

--- Quote from: jeff37923 on June 04, 2022, 07:55:49 PM ---I didn't think that the original Willow was a great movie, so I am indifferent to this series except to say the refrain of, "Where did Hollywood's originality gone and why do they have to keep resurrecting the dead memories of my youth?"

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Same. Never impressed me. Though it gets points for pissing off Siskel & Ebert.  8)

As for the spate of sequels and re-makes. Hollywoods been doing these  for forever. Usually just not with such huge spans between sequels. As ever. Part of the reason is Marketing says its a good idea. But in some cases its because fans were asking for one. Hell. I can think of quite a few movies that made me want to see more of the world, characters, or story. And sometimes its just because the original creators had more story they wanted to tell. And sometimes the span is so long because its taken that long to get backing to make the sequel.

But the ongoing fad is remakes and reboots and re-imaginings. 90% of which should have never seen light of day because its done only to use as a virtue signal platform anymore.

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