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chumbucket - 2009-07-28
A frames, perfect
Cheese - 2009-07-28
Jesus Vs. Magneto
Ponasty - 2009-07-28
I think that would be a pretty awesome fight. Jesus has Magneto outgunned but will he use his powers or turn the other cheek??

Hugo Gorilla - 2009-07-28
Ian McKellan as (a) Number Two is a good choice. Everything else I reserve to judge. I hope this wouldn't be horrible.
Hugo Gorilla - 2009-07-28

Sputum - 2009-07-28
I'm really skeptical. Ian McKellan is cool, but the fact that number 2 is only played by one person is very uncool.

This looks vaguely like The Prisoner show only with all of the originality and magic sucked out of it. Instead of being intriguing and surreal, this looks like it is directed by a cheap Michael Bay knock off.

And damn, rover put on weight.

IrishWhiskey - 2009-07-28
I can understand skepticism. But what on earth about this says Micheal Bay? It was nine-minutes of exposition and ominous looks, and only one brief explosion. Whatever this is like, its not action heavy.

Spit Spingola - 2009-07-29
This wasn't Michael Bayish at all but comparing it to the original does remind me of the whole The Island vs. Parts: The Clonus Horror comparison. The horror elements and the oblivious villagers not seeming to know the outside world made me think of Clonus, too.

What a wimpy number 6! I'm a huge fan of the original Prisoner but I can't say this appeals to me that much from the trailer. It certainly doesn't look that interesting visually, so the stories will have to be very good.

IrishWhiskey - 2009-07-28
No interest in it before, counting down the days now. Yep, I guess its an effective trailer. Especially since I'm increasingly skeptical of V.
fluffy - 2009-07-28
They appear to have completely changed the basic essence of the original but that is not necessarily a bad thing. I choose to see this less as a remake of The Prisoner as something strongly inspired by it, and on its own it looks excellent.
SDAusmus - 2009-07-28

StanleyPain - 2009-07-28
Looks like it could be interesting, but the biggest problem as I see it is the inclusion of continuous characters. The entire undercurrent of the original show was attempting to psychologically break No. 6, and allowing him to form attachments with Villagers seems very opposite of the attitude and atmosphere of the original series.
fluffy - 2009-07-28
Yes, and also it seems like in this version the other prisoners are actually prisoners/brainwashed folks/etc. and not just part of the conspiracy built around breaking #6 (or at least that was my take on the original).

I think it has a lot of potential to be really good on its own, but at least based on this teaser it is most certainly NOT a remake of the original.

GravidWithHate - 2009-07-28
The fact that it's obviously not a remake is what gives me hope.

Because we have the original. It's there. You're really not going to improve on it.

You might take the same basic stuff and create something new that's worthwhile.

KnowFuture - 2009-07-28
Very, very treacherous nerd ground is being trod upon here...

The recurring characters don't necessarily bother me as much as the idea of a steady love interest. Oh sure, #6 managed to get laid a few times but it was with some chick who was planning to kill him or something.
Cleaner82 - 2009-07-28
This is not that. That is that. This is this.

mashedtater - 2009-07-29
that is the best way anyone has ever summed that up cleaner.


Cleaner82 - 2009-07-28
Be seeing you!

This looks a feckload better than I thought it would.
Hooker - 2009-07-29
I'm not familiar with the original show. This seems to cheat an awful lot.
Michael Houser - 2009-07-29
No no nooooooooooooooooooo.
The Simpsons parody was better.
Michael Houser - 2009-07-29
Also, I would like you to reference back to The Watchman link on the right, and read those hopeful quotes, and know why I say NO.

mantang0 - 2009-07-29
God fucking dammit.
mashedtater - 2009-07-29
my best friend is making me watch the original on amc website right now.

he can watch it first and tell me if it is any good. he is like my filter for SUCK.
THA SUGAH RAIN - 2009-07-29

Also, that woman is a Zero on the binary "would you fuck it" scale.

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