Should they remake The Ten Commandments?

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Should they remake The Ten Commandments?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
    69.2%
  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I just thought of it today, how it would be awesome to have a really good, modern major motion picture remake of The Ten Commandments, with modern graphics and sound and stuff.

    "Let my people go!" How cool would that be?

    But who would play Moses?
     
  2. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Steve Jobs?
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    I vote no. It's about time Hollywood stopped regurgitating its heritage and came up with new concepts rather than doing endless remakes and sequels.
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I voted no...but if they did, here is my casting:

    Hugh Laurie ... Moses

    Colin Farrell ... Rameses

    Alyssa Milano ... Nefretiri

    Joe Pesci ... Dathan

    Leonardo Dicaprio ... Joshua

    Ian McKellen ... Sethi (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

    Gloria Stuart ... Yochabel

    Susan Sarandon ... Memnet

    Ralph Fiennes ... Baka

    David Carradine ... Aaron
     
  5. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Heston could still play Moses - he now looks about as old as they tried to fake age him with makeup back in the day.
     
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    Moses with an M16 would not look good.
     
  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    You mean, like this? Moses would just have to spend four days on the mountain top, and he could eat, earlier.
     

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  9. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Instead of a remake, they should do a sequel. And in the spirit of one-upmanship in sequels (e.g. Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, etc.), it should be called The Eleven Commandments.

    --Eric
     
  10. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    They did, kind of. It was an entirely underrated animation called "The Prince of Egypt"(1996). and actually mercifully undid the salience of the rather cheesy 50's one.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They should completely rewrite the 10 Commandments, maybe cut it down to 8.
     
  12. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I can just see that. Forgetting his lines while holding the tablets up with one hand and a shotgun with the other.
     
  13. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Better yet...

    Narrator: "And he saw that they did frolic and make merry and saw that they did make a calf of gold to worship upon. And he said unto them..."

    Moses: "You can abide by these Ten Commandments when you pry them from my cold, dead hands."
     
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    I voted no. Hollywood could only screw up what is already a decent movie. They got no where to go but down with this one.
     
  16. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Remade with new actors but essentially the same script?

    or remade it kinda like this?
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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    Looking at the remakes of Psycho and The Poseidon Adventure, I'd say no.

    But since the thread is already in the Politics, Religion, and Social forum I'd say yes, the actual 10 Commandments need to be updated. I'm sure God would be ok with that as long as the main stuff stays similar. No killing, no stealing, no cheating. It has been a couple of thousand years though, things change. The Constitution changes with the times, so should religion.

    Ideas, not belief. ;)
     
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    Uh no... seriously maybe I can see a Kevin Smith remix or something like that.
     
  20. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    i lawled through that whole thing.

    Don't be lame!
     
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    Okay, I just saw "The Ten Commandments" on ABC.

    Hoo boy.

    It sure doesn't stand up well from what I remember seeing years ago. 'Course, I was ten years old at the time. ;)

    Now it plays like a big-budget Ed Wood movie. There is absolutely no subtlety to it; everything, from the stilted dialogue to the hammy acting (particularly Heston's), is at the level of a comic book.

    Should they remake it? Depends.

    If you're an atheist and think this is nonsense anyway, what would be the point?

    But if you're a believer, and religious movies are your cup of tea, then yes, you'd probably like to see a less pretentious, more sophisticated handling of the story.
     
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    I'm the former, not so much the latter. But I think there is a large contingent that views it for the nostalgia.

    Do I think a remake could have potential? Yes. But, does it remind me of childhood (keeping in mind that when I was a kid I wasn't the former either)? Yes. It's the same reason I make sure to watch It's a Wonderful Life and Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown every Christmas season.
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    A couple of weeks ago TCM ran that Mel Brooks movie, "History of the World Part I." Not a lot of funny stuff in this film (Brooks playing a waiter at the Last Supper being probably the best bit), but another good one is Brooks as Moses, coming down from the mountain with three tablets. "I bring you 15..." (drops and breaks one tablet), "TEN commandments."

    So it's already been done. ;)
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

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    How about The Ten Recommendations? For a less prescriptive age.
     

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