Say it ain’t so!

I’m a few days late on this, but I’m usually behind on such things.  Friday, it was announced that Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith plan to remake Oldboy.  Other than being one of my favorite flicks, Oldboy is also one of the most brutal tales of revenge in film history.  It’s an excellent film from top to bottom.  The level of violence and cruelty is matched only by its pathos and bizarre sense of hope.

Speaking of hope…

Let’s hope the Saving Private Ryan Spielberg makes this flick and not the “Let’s put a happy ending on Minority Report and AI” Spielberg.  And let’s hope there’s an entirely new Will Smith involved, not the one that helped lose the basic message of I Am Legend.

Grant Morrison recently said there is nothing more punk rock than optimism.  I’d like to be optimistic, but with all the gay marriage bans, the state of my bank account, and Spielberg and Smith remaking Oldboy… Well, it’s just so hard.

3 thoughts on “Say it ain’t so!

  1. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

    They better not change the ending. That would be like Kevin, Toby, Dillon, Randy, and Slug having a huge group hug at the end of JLH.

  2. Let’s not forget how Spielberg dumped a big bucket of sap all over the ending to his version of War of the Worlds. I wouldn’t count on him to leave anything intact.

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