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Films based on 1980's TV shows

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Television shows turning full length feature films is nothing new, and has been done successfully on a few occasions. TV shows from the 1980s seem to be the ones most people are interested in seeing become films as that era seems to be hitting a nostalgia boom right now. So, can 80s TV shows transition into good films now? lets take a look at three examples.





Great: 21 jump street: I had never seen the original show , but knew the basic concept of the series. Taking this premise and giving it a face lift for a new generation could have gone either way. In my opinion at least , it turned out great. the actors fit their roles well and had chemistry together. The updated plot , which still revolved around undercover cops posing as students to bust a drug ring made sense and kept with the times. Overall not a bad movie



Good: The A-Team: Now the A Team was a movie I had looked forward to for a LONG time . I remember hearing everything from an all new cast taking over the roles,  to the origin…

Review: Dead Heat

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Dead Heat at face value, looks like your average buddy cop film.Seeing the movies poster adds to this notion , and the title which can have so many meanings, is no clear indication of what its about. So how did this movie fare with me? Not well actually.
Plot: Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are chasing crooks that are dead serious about crime. Or should I say they are chasing dead crooks perpetrating serious crimes? Seems some nutcase has learned how to bring back the dead and is sending them on crime sprees. Now these indestructible goons are in the way of officers Mortis and Bigelow. To even things up, when Mortis is killed he gets a jump start from the Resurrection machine and takes the fight to the zombie bad guys.
Thoughts: Alright....this plot is..insanely over the top. Normally that wouldn't be a bad thing for me , but there is barely a plot to the film. At the halfway point , I was checking the time on the film to see just how much longer it would go on. An un-…

Review: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

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I recently discovered the Trailer Park Boys series on Netflix. I had seen it on there previously , but didn't think it looked interesting enough . That was a very bad choice on my part since this was an outstanding , funny and original television show. After hearing they made a few movies I knew I had to see and review both of them , so here's my review of Trailer Park Boys: The movie.


Plot:Fresh out of jail, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles plan their dumbest scheme yet: get rich by stealing tons of change. But the crime won't be easy as the trio runs up against strippers, helicopters, gunfights and more.

Thoughts: While the Film really didn't do anything really different from the show concerning the plot, that was actually a good thing. The TV show never really focused  on the plot so much as the characters and this bare bones approach worked in the movie. Just enough plot to keep you interested , but never too much where it slows down the film.

Acting: Nearly every character…