Lost in Space vs. Scooby Doo

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  1. steve jaros

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    As i watched SD this morning, the one issue i couldn't resolve between them was "which one is worse"? I thought that Lost in Space set an unmatchable standard of lousiness for retreading a 60s tv show into a movie, but SD comes pretty darn close to setting a new one.
     
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    Lost in Space had some interesting special effects, whereas Scooby Doo is just a computerized dog. When it comes down to a contest like this, things can only be decided by special effects[​IMG].
    I actully kind of liked Lost in Space:b.
     
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    I liked Scooby Doo, and wasn't bored by the film. Lost in Space OTOH...
     
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    Yes, Lost in Space is a bad movie. But Scooby Doo is even worse than bad!
     
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    I'm considering buying a dog, a cattle prod and a video camera and doing my own Scooby Do movie. I swear to Jesus Christ and Ghandi that it will be better than this piece of shit.
     
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    I liked Scooby Doo better than lost in space. The only reason I would have liked lost in space better is if they had MMMimi Rogers in a leather catsuit.
     
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    Here's one key difference: Lost in Space did weak box office. Scooby Doo's estimate for the opening weekend is $56.4 million, which, even these days, ain't too shabby.
    (Haven't seen the film; just reporting the news. [​IMG] )
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    From the trailer:


    Velma (?) (drunk or stoned???):

    "Your name means Scooby Poop!"


    [titters]
     
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    I would automatically think Scooby Doo just for the fact that it wasn't written by Avika Goldsman. [​IMG]
     
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    Lost In Space knocked Titanic out of the top spot at the box office in its 1st week of release, IIRC, LIS did over $30+ million that weekend. Of course, the poor word of mouth killed subsequent box office take of LIS.
     
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    Yes - I remember that too, Patrick. LIS opened very strongly, and the studio execs immediately started talking sequel. But the word of mouth was so bad the box office dropped precipitously after the big opening weekend and that was that.

    I'm predicting a similar fate for scooby doo.
     
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    I don't. Scooby will have legs, just watch (but I still foresee a 50% drop to around $25-$28million for Scooby next week). It'll have good word of mouth, that's the difference between it and LIS.
     
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    The worst 60's show made into the movie is the Avengers imho, there is no way SD or LS could be worse than that movie.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Lost in Space, but it did have some interesting elements and did attempt to make the story fresh. The whole "jump gate" angle was pretty neat, and would make for a good movie on its own. Had the movie stuck to the quasi serious tone it set at the beginning I think the product would have been much better, it's when they started to play to the goofiness of the original that the film really fell apart. As for Scooby Doo... well, it's never a happy moment when you have to take a beloved family pet to be put down. Mathew Lillard as Shaggy was an amazing recreation, and the voice still spooks me (I'm pretty sure Lillard has some kind of demonic powers that allowed him to steal Casey Kasem's voice). Beyond that single redeeming feature, which isn't good enough to pay for, the movie is a total loss. When they put scooby down for good, hopefully they'll take Freddie Prinze Jr. with him [​IMG]
     
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    Geoffrey_A wrote:
     
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    Not having seen much of the original Lost in Space, I can only judge by what I have seen, the majority of which was low budget goofiness. How many seasons did the show run for? How much goofiness is there in comparison to the first seasons decent stuff?
     
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    Matthew, I find it more refreshing when someone has seen the film he's slagging. [​IMG]
    I'm not getting a good buzz on Minority Report (I find that the trailer gives far too much away, and the advance reviews are not stellar for that film either). Lilo and Stitch is a toss-up, maybe the kids will show up, I don't know.
     
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