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    Posted: 19 Aug 2014 at 11:46pm
I guess it was bound to happen, a movie based on an old TV show.

*sigh*
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This is like when they tried to remake TV's "Ironside" with Blair Underwood.  Didn't work. Ermm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4everman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 12:51am
Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

I guess it was bound to happen, a movie based on an old TV show. *Sigh*

And yes before you ask, the head character in an African American.

*sigh*


So? They do that all of the time. I don't think it matters if the "equalizer" revisioned 30 plus years later is African American. The old TV show part I get the second part, I don't in your post.
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Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

This is like when they tried to remake TV's "Ironside" with Blair Underwood.  Didn't work. Ermm


I think the fact that it "didn't work" has to do more with the fact that it's Blair Underwood(and that the show kinda sucked) than because they got a black guy playing a white character.

The Equalizer OTOH has Denzel Washington.
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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

This is like when they tried to remake TV's "Ironside" with Blair Underwood.  Didn't work. Ermm


I think the fact that it "didn't work" has to do more with the fact that it's Blair Underwood(and that the show kinda sucked) than because they got a black guy playing a white character.

The Equalizer OTOH has Denzel Washington.

Blair Underwood and Denzel Washington are both fine actors.  I don't think it worked because it was just so ingrained in anyone's mind who remembered Raymond Burr.  I gave the show a chance but when it was panned from the get go, I stopped investing my time in watching until it got cancelled.
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Never watched the show. Not watching this either. Approve
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Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:


Blair Underwood and Denzel Washington are both fine actors.  I don't think it worked because it was just so ingrained in anyone's mind who remembered Raymond Burr.  I gave the show a chance but when it was panned from the get go, I stopped investing my time in watching until it got cancelled.


The writing was bland, the stories were incredibly generic, and Underwood's performance was not impressive. I'd stake money that THOSE were the reasons it failed rather than because people remembered Raymond Burr.
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I think we can all be thankful that the part is not being played by Tom Cruise....  LOL
 
And somebody who used to post here had The Equalizer as his avatar.  Wonder whatever happened to that guy....  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Neil R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 1:44pm
Seems like this could stand on its own rather than try to capitalize on an old show most people probably don't remember anyway.

If I'd been asked to choose an old franchise for a name I'd have used "Death Wish" instead of "Equalizer"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 8:35pm
This looks like a film to stand on its own, rather than capitilzing on an old TV show. Which is fine by me. The less connections to the past, the better.
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The concept is good.  People like to see heroes kicking bad guys' ass.  It will probably do well. 

I remember the tv show, but don't think I watched it.
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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

The concept is good.  People like to see heroes kicking bad guys' ass.  It will probably do well. 

I remember the tv show, but don't think I watched it.


I watched it a few times way back when. I thought the concept was interesting, but it was pretty generic as were most 'action' shows at the time.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

The concept is good.  People like to see heroes kicking bad guys' ass.  It will probably do well. 

I remember the tv show, but don't think I watched it.


I watched it a few times way back when. I thought the concept was interesting, but it was pretty generic as were most 'action' shows at the time.


I watched it one time and I remember getting bored with it because the pace of it was so ssssssssllllooooowwww. Other times it entertained me. I can't remember the channel it was on. Its been so long since I seen it. I would like to see it again.

I remember the opening though. It was pretty cool especially with the synthesizer!
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I have season 1 on DVD. Some episodes were definitely faster paced than others, but a lot of that had to do with the concept of the show. McCall was ex-CIA(or something), so sometimes problems were handled with straight force, but other times they had to make use of surveillance, intelligence gathering, interrogation, etc.
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When I saw the YouTube Ad for this movie, I thought "Bout time they have a hero who just don't have any f***s left to give" and just get to equalizing some big wrongs. The Sia and Eminem song playing in the back ground rocked. Now its all lamed out. They have a new ad featuring his watch being set to get his equalization on. "Beep" henchman dies "beep" 4 henchmen die. "Beep" I am a Pip, and that's alright by me.
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This looks like the most generic sh*t ever.

>Archetypical badass agent guy
>Quits to live a normal life
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>Forced to balance his old life and new life
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Generic as f**k.
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