Toxic Avenger to remade (I'm not kidding)!

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  1. Grim

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    True. This is really kind of a hairbrained idea. They tried it once with the Toxic Crusaders and I guess it worked for a little bit, but certainly didn't make Toxie anymore of a household name than it already was. In fact the cartoon wasn't that great at all. Like I said, once you remove the gore, hammy acting, and sleazeball charm of Troma, there's not much left.
     
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    I'm surprised Troma is doing this with Toxie. They tried to make a Toxic Crusaders live action film with New Line Cinema back in the '90's and got screwed over.

    I just hope this doesn't mean Troma isn't going to make Toxic Twins. I was really looking forward to that one.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. As far as I'm aware the cartoon didn't do that well so why make the same mistake again? They might as well call it something else.
     
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    So, I am guessing that the scene with the Hot Babe getting off in the sauna to pictures of a dead teen is going to be left out of the remake?!?:eek1:

    Such a Shame. What's next a remake of The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan...Oh Wait, Damn!!:mad:
     
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    this is something i've wondered about for a while. because the phrases seem to be used interchangeably, both indicating how little someone cares about something. but "could care less" does seem to imply that you actually do care. so whats the deal? is the phrase "i could care less" just a mispronunciation of the phase "i couldn't care less," or does it have its own meaning that has been lost?

    curiouser and curiouser...
     
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    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    I adored Hot Tub Time Machine and I think he's a good choice here, not far off really.
     
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    If this makes the next REAL Toxie movie or something else outrageous from Troma a bigger budgeted production, then I can make peace with this being made.
     
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    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    If it gets Troma a paycheck so they can do more films, then i'm all for it.

    I could care less about seeing a PG-13 Remake of The Toxic Avenger though.
     
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    Exactly. I'm usually against remakes, but if this movie brings money & publicity to older & newer Troma films, then I'm all for it.
     
  13. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    If this movie really is going a "family friendly" route, there's opportunity for a lot of great jokes about surprising all the jackasses who actually go to see it and haven't heard of the original with: see the first movie. There was a guy I fought with all the time on another board- we both hated Toxic Avenger. The stick in my craw was the dog murder, his was the running down of the kid on the bike. I don't know if Avenger was screened for the MPAA but I wouldn't be surprised if the pair of those scenes earned the film an X-rating (back when they still had one).

    Anyway, I saw Avenger once and hated it. Due for a re-watch, but I'll just nod along with the folks here saying a big payday can't hurt Troma any. Though, the last thing we need is more Poultrygeists (give me Peter Jackson's splatter-gigglers over Night of the Chicken Dead any day!).


    I had the same reaction.

    That's the new millennium for you: destroying our nostalgia, one film (and TV show, thanks to the live-action CGI movies of Garfield, Chipmunks, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Yogi Bear, etc.) at a time.
     
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    So apparently Peter Dinklage has signed on to play Toxie in the remake. It's not clear if he'll just be playing the pre-mutation version of the character or if he'll be in the role the whole way through.

    https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/h...tar-in-toxic-avenger-reboot-a180480#gs.m9tazb

    To be fair, I looked at the news source linked and it doesn't seem to mention he is playing Toxie at all, just that he's signed on to lead. So who knows exactly what's going on at this stage.
     
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    While I think Dinklage is a good actor there is no chance he could be Toxie unless this was going to be a complete spoof or as you say he was going to be Melvin the mop boy before jumping into a vat of toxic sludge.
     
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    They're gonna need a half drum. Otherwise you won't see the legs kicking.
     
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    Maybe he'll be crushed into a basketball and slam dunked...

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