Monday, October 17, 2011

Relax, Hugh, he's talking about the movie's TITLE

Why Real Steel crushed the weekend’s remakes/prequels at the box office. (io9, 10/17/2011)

Excerpt: Those of us who sometimes feel like Hollywood puts too much energy into endless remakes (and reboots and prequels) should feel happy about this result. Sure, Real Steel stuck pretty closely to a lot of sports-movie cliches, and it was technically a "remake" of a Twilight Zone episode, which in turn was based on a Richard Matheson story. But still, Real Steel came out with zero name recognition, and wasn't making a play for any existing fanbase other than science fiction/sports fans.  [Emphasis added.]

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