News Article: Pittsburgh Film 'Sudden Death' Getting A Remake

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  1. HandshakeLin

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    As a cinema historian, lemme tell you, Hollywood has always been this broken.

    Ain’t nothing new about remakes.
     
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    HandshakeLin Now brought to you in glorious Shaw-Scope!

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    Also, can we stop for a second and realize that Sudden Death was awful, and the only reason anyone mentions it favorably around here is because of yinzer bias?

    It’s a bit like complaining about how Army of Darkness cheapens the legacy of Evil Dead 2.
     
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    Oh, Sudden Death was a lot worse than those movies. Even as Van Damme movies go, in which even the "good ones" only have maybe one 5 minute sequence that makes them "good" in the middle of a whole lot of terrible, Sudden Death stands out as particularly idiotic.
     
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    Ugene Malkin Wanna play?

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    Right, what makes "Sudden Death" remotely funny is the Iceburg fight scenes. I mean, they are meme worthy.



    It is fun watching that logo get an ass-kicking.
     
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    HuskerTornado Jobu Needs Rum

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    The way the remakes were gone about changed with that godforsaken Psycho remake in 1998. It doesn't really matter which one you want to talk about that has been made beyond that point, almost without exception, they have been worse than the original and made with little to no artistic merit, just for a quick cash grab attempt off an already established brand name. Obviously it is a business, but as an art form, the modern remake is bankrupt.

    In terms of remakes before that point, they were so often done with quality in mind. Just a few from the 80s for instance, The Thing, The Fly, The Blob, etc. were often crafted by masters of film, care for the original material, and all were at least as good, if not improvements upon the original.

    Well, it's no masterpiece by any means, lol, it can be quite dumb. As kids, we would always rent all the crappy low budget JCVD movies, for whatever reason. So for me, Penguins + JCVD was a fun watch.

    I'll bet it manages to be worse.
     
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    EightyOne Here we ****ing go, again!

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    Sudden Death is a great movie.

    Y'all are crazy.

    Talking Marvel this or that being good.

    **** that.

    This **** was good.

    Haters. Lol.
     
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    Jacob Registered User

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    I was just watching Manhunt: Unabomber and the movie is on TV in one of the episodes.
     
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    Soggy Biscuit Yep, it went in

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    It charmed me and I'm half a world away in frosty Manitoba.

    If you can't appreciate the absurd excesses of the cheesiest '80s and '90s action movies, you're a little bit dead inside. The villain died after falling through the roof of a hockey arena in a helicopter for God's sake.
     
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    You're talking to a man with a Shaw Brothers avatar, my dude. :laugh:

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    Sudden Death is a treasure and I will not hear otherwise. Powers Booth at peak Booth-ing, JCVD not sure what he's doing half the time, a goalie equipment change that rivals that of Russ Tyler's in D2... so much good stuff.
     
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    MrBurghundy Never forget: #47 & #41

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    Isn't he dead?
     
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    Sudden Death is certainly no Bloodsport.
     
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