Friday, June 24, 2011

1983 Cult Movie War Games to get "Reboot"



The director of King of Kong is rumored to be heading up the reboot of one of my favorite childhood films. I sincerely  hope if and when this movie gets made it will have a much more evolved AI Joshua.
The world has changed so much since 1983, the games played in War Games were very simplistic games by today's standards, so the idea of a reboot confounds me a little, I just can't wrap my head around what kinds of games Joshua will be playing. In 1983 the games were all text and ASCII art on PC, The difference between games then and now is like comparing an amoeba to a human. It makes me wonder if Joshua will have robotic parts to use controllers/mouse/keyboard or will be directly interfacing in games electronically. And well, lets face it, if Joshua plays an FPS everyone will be crying "AIM BOT" :)

I think the unsung greatness of the origonal WarGames was the great chemistry on screen between Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Lets just pray that the movie has a great casting director and they will make sure to have readings of actors together to ensure that great chemistry that made the first film amazing is represented in the reboot.

12 comments:

  1. There was actually a sequel to the first a while back http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0865957/

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  2. lol thats sick!
    and AWESOME indeed.
    +follow

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  3. First Tron now this. They're really remaking all the 80s classics huh? As long as they don't touch ferris bueller's day off. Right?

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  4. interesting... have you noticed most of the "new" movies are just reboots?

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  5. I'm honestly kinda saddened that I've never seen War Games. :/

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  6. I love that movie! :) Ah, that brings me back.

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  7. ASCII Games are awesome. So underrated. Can play them anywhere

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  8. They have run out of ideas, so go ahead and remake the 80's classics.

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  9. Wouldn't really want to see them remake this, why nit just watch the original again?

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  10. Loved that movie; dunno why people still play tic-tac-toe after watching it. Hopefully the remake ends up like Tron.

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