Im totally with you. Rambo was the one that made me laugh the most. Am I the one who saw the other Rambo sequels? Why the fuck would anyone think they were spoiling it? It could only get better and it did.
I also like the Indy 4 so maybe my opinion isn't valid. Lotta hate for that movie lying around.
personally if the studio is actually making an effort to tell a good movie based on older movies, and they actually are trying to entertain people and not just cash a check by revamping an old series without respect for the source material then i have no problem with such continuations
Actually, I HATE the concept with the HORROR films. Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc,etc... I can do without THOSE franchises making a return.
But I view the continuing of the "Character-driven" franchises interesting. Simply because we SEE how those 80's heroes have aged and become more cynical and more reluctant to do something that they just HAVE to do. That's what makes Rambo and Die Hard 4 and Indiana Jones 4 so interesting. We see our "hero" being older, wiser, and in a way more reluctant, to go back to the old ways of "Balls-to-the-walls-gung-ho" to do something, only knowing full well, they HAVE to go that way to save the day. Makes them a MORE interesting character study because they KNOW BETTER, yet still end up doing the same dumb-stupid shit they did in their youth...... just like MOST of the world does in real-life.
Exactly. I mean, if you get the same feeling that you did from the original, why not? If it does suck, the original is still there, till they try to fuck with that too. I'm looking at you, Spielberg and Lucas!