I don't see it as woke casting
My main point, was in an alternate universe, if a bigger action star was cast and a similar plot, the film could very well have been a much bigger hit. It did have a lot to live up too.
I can understand the doubts, but I feel he would have pulled off the action star role better than Glover.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said no to Predator 2 (1990) because of a dispute over money. According to producer John Davis, it was over an additional $250,000, which the studio refused to pay him.
Arnie was usually pretty shrewd with his choices during this era. He had a knack of what would work well for him and what would be popular.
I like Swayze, but my mind just can't fixate on him in this film for some reason. Must've been the impression the first film made.
…especially since the last sequel he did (conan) sucked.
Maybe because he's more athletic than imposing? As long as he played it like Next of Kin, he'd be fine.
Awwwww! I love Conan The Destroyer - '84. It is a go to favorite of mine
Yes, if for that small amount, Arnie could have been nabbed and apparently Hopkins was given a month to shoot the film and a month for post production. Arnie could have still done TR.
I haven't seen Next Of Kin or Steel Dawn. Do you recommend both?
It was more fantasy and lighter than the original, wasn't it? I preferred Red Sonja, that was fun…
Arnold trashed this film in his biography. I think he just regrets not doing it.
I'm always hesitant to recommend films in case they suck and I ruin someone's night…
McTiernan is an Ozzie?!
I personally find that black actors tend to just to play themselves in films, or just play their role with attitude/over act, or they do an impression of their character, rather than embody a character (like most good actors do). That's why older (better) films have less diverse casts, because they needed actors to play a proper character, not a heightened version of themselves.
It didn't even make its budget back in Nth America alone.
It was a very well done remake with an excellent cast, especially Glover in the lead.
If it doesn't bother you, why are you inferring that I shouldn't be bothered, because you like it the way it is?
I feel it could have been better.
This is a discussion board and I have thrown out a bone as to why the film "financially" didn't live up to the expectations of the first.
Glover in the lead didn't quite cut the grade to make it better