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Bishop89
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(01-12-2017, 12:37 AM)
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I.e if the internet existed in star wars, simply emailing the plans to rebels HQ!

Would Doc be going back in time in a Hyundai i30 instead of a delorean?
Sulik2
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(01-12-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Star Wars would have much better sword play, Vader Obiwan with rogue one choreography. One can dream.

Plots of dozens of movies fall apart now that cell phones exist.
FUME5
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(01-12-2017, 12:43 AM)
The plot lines of innumerable movies would be rendered nonsensical due to the proliferation of mobile phones.
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bill and ted would not have called each other "fag" after hugging each other. It's like my favorite movie, but that scene makes me cringe so hard every time I think about it.
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(01-12-2017, 12:44 AM)
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if star wars was released today Chris Pratt would be in it
HStallion
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Breakfast at Tiffany's would have probably gone another route on Mr. Yuninoshi or dropped the character altogether.
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Originally Posted by Bishop89

I.e if the internet existed in star wars, simply emailing the plans to rebels HQ!

Haha, no. Data caps.
norm9
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(01-12-2017, 01:00 AM)
Most classic sci-fi movies would look like shit because of overuse of cgi.
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I don't think Powell's arc would be in Die Hard...
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edit: I dum
FunkyPajamas
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(01-12-2017, 01:18 AM)
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Idiocracy would be a documentary. Blazing Saddles would be banned for promoting the war on whites.
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Star Trek The Motion Picture is an interesting one to consider. In such a world where it was made today, it would be a sequel coming out over 50 years later, after most of the original cast and crew are dead.

I suspect it would be a lot more action oriented, with V'Ger likely having some sort of drone weaponry. It would probably benefit from that, as well as better suit design, while elements from Phase II - like Decker - would likely be minimal, if not dropped entirely to focus on reintroducing the old characters to an audience that only knows them through pop culture. The Enterprise would look... well, more like the Abramsverse Enterprise, being a visual overhaul of the original design, rather than something keeping the basic frame but substantially changing the overall aesthetic. There would be small references to series continuity all over the place to assure fans, and perhaps a cameo appearance by William Shatner as an unnamed Admiral, but the story would still roughly be standalone.

With regards to being action oriented as I mentioned, the earliest responses to V'Ger would probably be more military in nature until it became quite forced that such wasn't going to work, prompting the crew to try and actually study it. They wouldn't use morse code to communicate though - nah, V'Ger would be too advanced now and require some special interface, possibly possessing a CGI form. Klingons wouldn't actually be shown in the film at all, instead ominously referenced for potential usage in sequels. If keeping with a progression towards Wrath of Khan, a post credits stinger would have Kirk tell Chekov he's been reassigned to the USS Reliant, where he will head to the Ceti Alpha system. It would lead to speculation for years.
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Originally Posted by HStallion

Breakfast at Tiffany's would have probably gone another route on Mr. Yuninoshi or dropped the character altogether.

Came here to post this one.
Sibersk Esto
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(01-12-2017, 01:24 AM)
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Modern technology kills the horror genre.

Most movies are cut faster and have more coverage.
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(01-12-2017, 01:25 AM)
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Time paradox involving remakes and reboots

Originally Posted by FunkyPajamas

Idiocracy would be a documentary. Blazing Saddles would be banned for promoting the war on whites.

I really wish this wasn't truth
FunkyPajamas
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(01-12-2017, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sibersk Esto

Modern technology kills the horror genre.

Most movies are cut faster and have more coverage.

Not quite. Something like The Exorcist would still work.

Hell, the Evil Dead remake takes place in modern times and it still effective (even if it falls prey to the typical "idiotic protagonists" so prevalent in horror movies).

edit: wait, I may have misunderstood your post. I thought you meant the existence of technology within the movie world, but seems that wasn't it?
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(01-12-2017, 01:31 AM)
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Pretty sure Deckard raping Rachael wouldn't be all that brushed aside if Blade Runner was made today.
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(01-12-2017, 01:49 AM)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark would be considered a terrible movie because Indy shouldn't have survived tying himself to the Nazi submarine.

Originally Posted by J.G.

I don't think Powell's arc would be in Die Hard...

This is a great pick. 100% agreed.
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(01-12-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Phone Booth would be a little weird.
Sibersk Esto
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Originally Posted by FunkyPajamas

Not quite. Something like The Exorcist would still work.

Hell, the Evil Dead remake takes place in modern times and it still effective (even if it falls prey to the typical "idiotic protagonists" so prevalent in horror movies).

edit: wait, I may have misunderstood your post. I thought you meant the existence of technology within the movie world, but seems that wasn't it?

I meant within (and you're right that certain movies still work), but yes I also think modern moviemaking sensibilities would reduce the effectiveness of certain horror movies.
Alcotholic
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(01-12-2017, 01:53 AM)
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Star Wars probably wouldn't have those awful prequels if released today.
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(01-12-2017, 01:58 AM)
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Revenge of the nerds would be a stoner comedy rather than a revenge fantasy with a rape scene on it.

Originally Posted by FUME5

The plot lines of innumerable movies would be rendered nonsensical due to the proliferation of mobile phones.

"Oh no, my cell phone's battery died!"

"oh no! There is no service on our cell phones!"

"Oh no! I lost my cell phone" (or dropped it, or left it at home, or it got stolen earlier in the movie)

"Oh no! [antagonist] took away our cell phones!"
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(01-12-2017, 01:59 AM)
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You just know the last 30 minutes of the first Matrix film would be a one-on-one CG fest ala the Marvel movies.
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(01-12-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by FUME5

The plot lines of innumerable movies would be rendered nonsensical due to the proliferation of mobile phones.

This is the first thing I thought.
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(01-12-2017, 02:03 AM)
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A lot of great films from the 70s could not be made today. The Godfather and Chinatown would both be too long and convoluted for most audiences.
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At first I would say there would be less use of a certain word in some of Tarantino's films but then I remember that Django was released in late 2012.

Although I suppose it makes sense to have said word that many times in that movie, contextually.
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Originally Posted by Valhelm

A lot of great films from the 70s could not be made today. The Godfather and Chinatown would both be too long and convoluted for most audiences.

Yep same for any kind of scenes that require a modicum of slow burn. Original Blade Runner, no way. Same with Alien.
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Originally Posted by MattKeil

Raiders of the Lost Ark would be considered a terrible movie because Indy shouldn't have survived tying himself to the Nazi submarine.

This wouldn't make it.

Marion: "I was a child! I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it!"

Jones: "You knew what you were doing."

Shame too because I like that exchange.
FunkyPajamas
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Originally Posted by Sibersk Esto

I meant within (and you're right that certain movies still work), but yes I also think modern moviemaking sensibilities would reduce the effectiveness of certain horror movies.

Ah, I see, thanks. Something like The Witch honestly surprised me because I figured it would be a VERY slow movie but in the first 10(?) minutes... BAM! But yeah, an over-reliance on CGI and cheap scares has pretty much ruined a lot of horror movies for me.

Originally Posted by PSqueak

"Oh no, my cell phone's battery died!"

"oh no! There is no service on our cell phones!"

"Oh no! I lost my cell phone" (or dropped it, or left it at home, or it got stolen earlier in the movie)

"Oh no! [antagonist] took away our cell phones!"

"Oh no! My battery exploded as I was charging my phone!"
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Blazing Saddles would get pitched

then someone would leak it on Twitter, and Mel Brooks would get ganged up on in Twitter to the point he cancels the movie once he's told over and over again that he's a racist fuck.
FunkyPajamas
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Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n

You just know the last 30 minutes of the first Matrix film would be a one-on-one CG fest ala the Marvel movies.

Or, like, pretty much the entire third Matrix movie?
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The Fifth Element is now the beginning of a massive franchise and will spend time setting up at least two sequels. It devotes its first act entirely to "world building."

It's a family friendly PG-13 now, so no nips.
Bishop89
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(01-12-2017, 06:02 AM)
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How would Vader's helmet look if it was designed today
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"I need to find a pay phone!"

me: You do???
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Aladdin would never get made today. Frickin trying to get Muslim Sharia Law into my kids! DIsney!!!
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Originally Posted by Sulik2

Star Wars would have much better sword play, Vader Obiwan with rogue one choreography. One can dream.

Plots of dozens of movies fall apart now that cell phones exist.

Just wait or the remakes. Search your feelings. It will happen. Maybe in 50 years.
Morrigan Stark
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(01-12-2017, 06:17 AM)
Anything involving research that can be solved quickly by Googling

Originally Posted by FunkyPajamas

"Oh no! My battery exploded as I was charging my phone!"

LOL
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(01-12-2017, 06:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bishop89

I.e if the internet existed in star wars, simply emailing the plans to rebels HQ!

Didn't stop Serenity from having a "we need to get this disk to the internet upload guy!" sequence.
Morrigan Stark
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(01-12-2017, 06:19 AM)

Originally Posted by Ri'Orius

Didn't stop Serenity from having a "we need to get this disk to the internet upload guy!" sequence.

Maybe the internet doesn't work that well in space?
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Any action blockbuster released between 1976 and 2007 (excluding Independence Day) would need to add about $50M of disaster porn to them.
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No "We are Siamese" song in Lady and the Tramp
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Superman (1978) would have a fuckton of references to a wider DC film universe and about 40 minutes added action sequences.
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Originally Posted by echoshifting

The Fifth Element is now the beginning of a massive franchise and will spend time setting up at least two sequels. It devotes its first act entirely to "world building."

It's a family friendly PG-13 now, so no nips.

i want to puke
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Originally Posted by Bishop89

How would Vader's helmet look if it was designed today

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There are so many that would get fucked up just by the existence of cellphones. Not even smartphones, just cellphones being common as dirt.

Assuming the movie would still be aimed at being contemporary to it's time and not a period piece.

Also almost every well known R movie would probably be PG13.
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Basically every movie would probably have more diversity. Just look at Star Wars compared to The Force Awakens.
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Fisher Stevens' character in Short Circuit probably wouldn't be Indian.
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Drones would change a lot of sci-if movies

There are no drone ships in Star Trek but they would make a lot of sense. The Enterprise sends out thousands of tactical drones to attack the Klingon ships drones.

Robot space probes would destroy movies like 2001 and Alien. Why send a crew when you could send robots, especially for scientific exploration and mining.
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Originally Posted by gimmmick

Iirc they were in the air before they realized they left kevin, and Kevin thought he had a wish granted. Even with cellphones he wouldn't have been able to contact his parents.

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