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    Miami Vice movie

    Just finished watching the Miami Vice film - rented it last night.

    Glad I didn't waste money t see it in the theatre. Very disappointed in it. It didn't do that great at the box office either. Fortunately, I assume that means there will not be a #2.

    TV show was 2000% better.

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    Didn't see it and is not high on my renting list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Just finished watching the Miami Vice film - rented it last night.

    Glad I didn't waste money t see it in the theatre. Very disappointed in it. It didn't do that great at the box office either. Fortunately, I assume that means there will not be a #2.

    TV show was 2000% better.

    Well, I loved it. I thought they did a great job of transfering the 1980s TV series to a 2006 movie. There were some shortcomings to it. The characters weren't fully developed in some cases, but I viewed the film as a setup film to prep MV fans for future movies to come.

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    I don't think there will be a 2nd one. But, who knows...

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    I have not seen it yet. I will probably wait to see it with the directors cut when it is out. I never really watched the TV show so I will have nothing to compare to. Hopefully that will make the movie better for me

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    Thumbs down Horrible movie

    I wanted to see it really badly when it was in the theaters. Never happened. I finally got to see it a couple weeks ago. I was glad I didn't waste the money to see it in the theater. I thought the plot was convoluted and the acting was horrible. My wife fell asleep while we watched and when she woke up and asked how it was, all I could say was, "There's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I wanted to see it really badly when it was in the theaters. Never happened. I finally got to see it a couple weeks ago. I was glad I didn't waste the money to see it in the theater. I thought the plot was convoluted and the acting was horrible. My wife fell asleep while we watched and when she woke up and asked how it was, all I could say was, 'There's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back."
    I agree whole heartidly

    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    I never really watched the TV show so I will have nothing to compare to.
    I watched it in Junior High and Highschool. I loved that show. I would buy the DVDs, but I already had someone tape all the episodes onto video tapes for me about 10 years ago. Plus, when I spend a small fortune collecting DVD series, I tend to never watch them again unless the shows come on tv themselves. So, I haven't bothered to buy them.

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    It's sometimes hard to watch remakes when you grew up watching the originals. Just ain't the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    It's sometimes hard to watch remakes when you grew up watching the originals. Just ain't the same.
    It's not the fact that it was a bad remake, it was a bad movie in general. If it had the title "Miami Cops" and characters Smith and Jones, the movie still would have sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    It's sometimes hard to watch remakes when you grew up watching the originals. Just ain't the same.
    I can agree w/ that - but in this case, the storyline and plot was very convoluted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    It's sometimes hard to watch remakes when you grew up watching the originals. Just ain't the same.
    Sounds like those other guys just.........didn't like it. I watched it at home and it was....................barely OK. It had some "better" moments but generally I would agree that the acting was mediocre at it's best moments (of which there were not too many!). Oh well............maybe the next one will be the winner.


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    My wife and I both saw it in the theater and we both liked it.

    I liked it so much I asked for (and received) the unrated cut on DVD for Christmas.

    I'm a big fan of Michael Mann. I think he's America's best director.

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    The Sleuth Channel (198 on Dish) show the old TV version with a couple of episodes a day. I watch one every now and then.

    I don't know if there will be another movie or not, but it would be cool to see a TV series done in the updated style on one of the cable channels so it could be a bit more intense than on regular TV.

    I don't think the movie was a great piece of cinema glory, but I enjoyed it. I thought it would have been all wrong for 2006 for them to come in with the flash and wise cracks of the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vom Kriege View Post
    but it would be cool to see a TV series done in the updated style on one of the cable channels so it could be a bit more intense than on regular TV.
    I kinda thought of that TV show "Fastlane" as an updated version of something like Miami Vice. I was disappointed when they cancelled that show. I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I kinda thought of that TV show "Fastlane" as an updated version of something like Miami Vice. I was disappointed when they cancelled that show. I liked it.
    It wasn't anything like the highway man was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    It wasn't anything like the highway man was it?
    No, silly - it was a cop show from 2002-2003. Black and white cop. Lots of music. In fact, after the episode appeared on Fox, MTV would rerun the show a week later. Had Tiffany Amber Theisen (Kelly from Saved by the Bell) as the Police Lieutenant.

    It was a good show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I kinda thought of that TV show "Fastlane" as an updated version of something like Miami Vice. I was disappointed when they cancelled that show. I liked it.
    I think I caught one episode of that show, but I don't really remember much about it other than the hottie.

    I'd love to see MV as more of a limited series type deal. Maybe do it in six or eight episode seasons where they spend the season around a major case and really develop the characters.

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