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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

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Clears throat….

jdginaz13 Apr 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

I had to read that stupid book in high school, hated every page of it.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

I didn't have to read that book in high school, did anyway, and loved it. It's still one of my favorite movies. The original movie is very good too, particularly if you like the B-25.

Korvessa13 Apr 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

To steal a gig from Johnny Carson:

Q: What does your new rookie shortstop do when you hit him 40 ground balls?

A: Catch 22

advocate13 Apr 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

Loved the book, even enjoyed a student production of it in the 80s

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 4:52 p.m. PST

Sounds as it will be a perfect waste of time, money, and film!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

Hollywood and the continual regurgitation of old stories.

CorroPredo13 Apr 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Well, he is one, so it would be appropriate.

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

+1 CorroPredo

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 10:21 p.m. PST

Ben Hur
Total Recall


Another remake; what could possibly go wrong?

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 10:44 p.m. PST

Can't beat the opening scene in the origional ! Music to the ears.

Sundance Inactive Member14 Apr 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

Loved the original. Refuse to watch any of Hollyweird's remakes.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

I'm sure you'd like it if it had The Rock, Gibson & Roseanne Barr in it.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 10:20 p.m. PST

Now that would be downright weird ! ?

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

I enjoyed the book and the first movie. My fear on this remake, especially weighing in at 6 episodes, is they will try and make it relevant to today's political situation.

Heller was pretty clear. He based the material on his own experience as a bombardier during WW II. The satirical novel of course skewered the bureaucracy of the military but it was critical not of WW II but rather the Cold War and McCarthyism. The Korean War influenced Heller.

The only reason I can see to remake this one, especially as a limited series, is to use it as a vehicle for current political commentary.

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