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Akira Goes to Hollywood

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Dedalus, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Dedalus

    Dedalus Well-Known Member

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    First Dragonball, then Last Airbender, now this. http://screenrant.com/akira-movie-sc...uncapie-85448/ So I guess "Akira" will take place in Manhattan, Tetsuo is now Travis, and possibly Zac fucking Efron as Kaneda. The Asian nerd rage is strong this Friday morning. Augh [​IMG]
     
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    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Is this one of those tentacle rape cartoons?
     
  3. robertorex

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    As Kaneda? This movie is such a fucking stupid idea. [​IMG] I hope it loses a lot of money and ends careers.
     
  4. robertorex

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    Is this one of those tentacle rape cartoons?

    I wish skyline was actually about tentacle rape.
     
  5. Dedalus

    Dedalus Well-Known Member

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    As Kaneda?
    Er, yeah, fixed [​IMG]
    Is this one of those tentacle rape cartoons?
    I would be OK with a white-washed tentacle rape movie.
     
  6. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone see the DBZ movie? Or was it a fail?
     
  8. Nananine

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    Did anyone see the DBZ movie? Or was it a fail?

    Saw it on a plane ride to Germany. It was hilariously awful.
     
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    Given that our world is getting smaller as global communication gets stronger, I'm surprised studios are still doing this Disneyfication - moving entire story mileaus to completely different continents. Part of what made stories like Akira so great to American movie watchers was the fact that it is set somewhere else like Japan.

    Its sense of Japanese otherness, coupled with its corporate, future dystopian setting made this movie mysterious and engaging to me as a 12 year old. Fans of Akira didn't watch Akira for the riveting character development, so having actors people recognize is pointless and a waste of a movie budget. I guarantee if they got some English-speaking Japanese actors, set the movie in Japan, and gave it the same marketing budget as the crappy, Americanized one, they'd make more money than the Americanized one just from international sales.

    This movie will be yet another disaster in the long list of mileau-shifting crap that Hollywood continues to spew from its retreaded bowels.
     
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    What's next a live-action Ghost in the Shell with Zooey Deschanel as Motoko Kusanagi?
     
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    What's next a live-action Ghost in the Shell with Zooey Deschanel as Motoko Kusanagi?

    keanu reeves as cowboy bebop
     
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    keanu reeves as cowboy bebop

    At least he's part asian...
     
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    I read this as "Asa Akira Goes to Hollywood" and thought it was gonna be another Sasha Grey/entourage thing.
     
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    You son's of bitches. Don't do this to me
















































    Kaneeeeeeedaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
  15. robertorex

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    that's mr. kaneda to you
     
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    What's next a live-action Ghost in the Shell with Zooey Deschanel as Motoko Kusanagi?

    They'll probably get Angelina Jolie.
     
  17. L.R.

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    Bumping this old thread, because of a great Cracked.com article about it:

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-urgent...-akira-remake/


    Seriously, I'm not a fan of anime, but I love this movie. This truly pisses me off.


    I least I (hope to) get to see a really cool motorcycle...

    Also: PG13?!!
     
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    Did anyone see the DBZ movie? Or was it a fail?

    As bad as DBZ was, DBZ > Street Fighter: the Legend of Chun-Li

    all day, er'day
     
  19. Don Carlos

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    I am reading all of your posts in my head in the Comic Book Guy voice, and it is delightfully entertaining.
     

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