Classics Reborn

A trend that doesn’t seem to be ending soon is movies directly remade from earlier movies and television shows. One of my all time favorites, The A-Team, got remade as a big budget extravaganza starring Liam Taken Neeson as Hannibal Smith. Bradley The Hangover Cooper takes on the role of “Faceman” (played on the original series by Dirk Benedict) with a GLOCK 17 in his handsome hands. The movie made nearly $200 million around the world.

They also remade the Charles Bronson classic The Mechanic with Transporter star Jason Statham and 3:10 to Yuma’s Ben Foster. This tale of two of the most inept “zero footprint” assassins I’ve ever seen on film (every shot they try to make ends up in a huge gun battle) brought in only $50 million here and abroad, but was filled with lots of GLOCK action. Another remake that scored just as well was the reboot of George Night of the Living Dead Romero’s The Crazies. Sheriff Dutten, played by Justified’s Timothy Olyphant finds himself and his GLOCK 30 facing a town gone, well, crazy, after the release of a poison gas.

Fresh Flicks

Surprisingly, there were actually a few non-remakes that hit the multiplexes this year, and audiences seeking GLOCKs in fresh stories rewarded these films greatly.

In last year’s fantasy Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder, the guy who brought us the comic book adaptations of 300 and The Watchmen, took us to an ultra-violent world inside the head of Emily Brown and a few hot babes that are locked up in a mental institution. Since Zack is himself a gun guy, there were plenty of chain guns and, of course, GLOCKs in the $90 million grossing film.

Daredevil Ben Affleck wrote, directed and starred in the bank heist movie The Town. Affleck carried a GLOCK 17 9×19 and led the film to several Oscar nominations and a box office haul of over $150 million.

In the film Salt, Angelina Jolie is a Soviet-trained double-double agent on the run from the CIA and trying to stop a plan to nuke the Middle East with her GLOCK 19 at her side. Angelina’s butt-kicking action and her 9×19 sidekick helped Salt bring in just shy of $300 million in worldwide box office.

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