WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER “MAVERICK”…

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER “MAVERICK”…

Come to think of it, we didn’t need the first one either. The fine folks at Dark Horizons posted a news tidbit, by way of Hollywood.com, about the potential interest in reviving a franchise no one really cares about. The return of Maverick?

Does anyone even remember that movie? I am somewhat of a Richard Donner fan (especially the Shane Black scripted Lethal Weapon) and even I don’t remember that movie. And I know I’ve seen it before too. I worked at a certain video chain many years ago and rented it back when VHS was still dominate. That was only a mere 8 years ago and I still have no recollection of it.

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Man, I so wish I could have drawn that in Paint…

Even looking at the stills does nothing for me. Though, I do seem to recall a brief moment in this film that involved Danny Glover. One minute of Danny Glover is simply not enough. His horrific performance in Shooter aside, I’ve always been a Danny Glover fan. Not sure why exactly but there is just something about him I can’t quite put my finger on. Watch Predator 2 and you’ll know what I am talking about.

Why isn’t there more franchises with Danny Glover? Dude could make anything good (again, except his performance in Shooter, which was downright embarrassing). Why wasn’t he in Aliens Vs. Predator? Lord of the Rings? He could kick some Hobbit ass.




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7 Comments on "WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER “MAVERICK”…"

  1. Felix Vasquez Jr. on Tue, 1st May 2007 10:08 am 

    I’m one who loves Maverick.

    And Danny Glover’s performance in “Saw” was embarrassing.


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  2. Professor Tom on Tue, 1st May 2007 10:37 am 

    I have fond memories of that movie. It was rather funny if not trite in parts. It depends on the mood of the day if I decide to rate it a 4 or a 6.


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  3. Michael Ferraro on Tue, 1st May 2007 10:50 am 

    Oh YES! Saw, I knew there was another awful one I couldn’t remember. Shooter was just fresh on my mind at the time.


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  4. Dave Lawler on Tue, 1st May 2007 6:14 pm 

    Therein lies the problem of overextended budgets in movies; producers believe the product has the capacity to be timeless so they run up huge operating costs. “Maverick” was a fairly big budget movie, starring A-listers, was a big B.O. success and a good video shelf life and still Ferraro barely remembers it.

    Will “Spiderman 3″ be forgotten or barely remembered after a little over ten years?


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  5. Michael Ferraro on Tue, 1st May 2007 7:22 pm 

    I barely remember the first Spider-man film too, outside of the terrible dialogue and awful effects of course.


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  6. Professor Tom on Wed, 2nd May 2007 5:21 am 

    I do have to agree with Dave. Maverick did have a good shelf life and made its moeny. I remember it because it was funny and I saw it as a kid.

    You do have a point with the Spiderman movies.


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  7. Nathaniel on Wed, 2nd May 2007 6:41 pm 

    I liked the first Maverick a lot, but I don’t think there needs to be another one. Also, I loved Spider-Man 2, but I’m not really looking forward to Spider-Man 3.


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