So I went to the movies today ready to be disappointed and of course I wasn’t let down by Hollywood. Again, just another case of just because you own a property or title doesn’t mean you have to make it into a movie. Of course I am speaking of Lucy.
How do you go from this?
I really can’t even begin to tell you what they change. I mean Lucy is now blonde and is a student of some sort living in Taiwan instead of living in New York. Instead of being married to Ricky he is now some sort of week long romance and wears a cowboy hat an is far from being Hispanic. The wonderful character that we all know and love, Fred Mertz is now named Kang and is a gruesome murderous drug lord.
I don’t even know what to say about the changes they have made to the general story. No longer is Lucy getting into mischief and trying to become famous but now she is taking mind enhancing drugs, being a drug mule and also beating the living daylights out of poor people whenever she gets the chance. Worse yet none of the story takes place in America but maybe 3 minutes. ???? Why take something that is pure Americana, as Redheaded, White and Blue as Lucy and turn her into a blond with superpowers that just beats the living shit out of everyone that crosses her path. I like all the actors in this movie so that isn’t the problem. Scarlett Johanson, Morgan Freeman and Choi Min-sik are all great actors and craftsmen, my issue is with all these changes. I didn’t laugh one time during the entire film. Just a sad day in Hollywood and in reboots in particular.
You’re so ambitious, aren’t you? You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition’s given you some length of bone, but you’re not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you’ve tried
so desperately to shed: pure West Virginia. What is your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamp? You know how quickly the boys found you… all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars… while you could only dream of getting out… getting anywhere… getting all the way to the FBI.
Jodie Foster claims that during the first meeting between Lecter and Starling, Anthony Hopkins’s mocking of her southern accent was improvised on the spot. Foster’s horrified reaction was genuine; she felt personally attacked. She later thanked Hopkins for generating such an honest reaction.
(Source: teaandbbc, via theneverbird)
To inherit his mother-in-law’s colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him. -IMDB
To inherit his mother-in-law’s colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him. - IMDB