New MacGyver Trailer.

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by frenchwriter » Sat May 21, 2016 9:48 am

As lots of people, I'm against this new MacGyver, because of Richard of course.

I think : If producers would have conceived a similar concept, at least, they would have given another name to their character. So, perhaps the controversy would be less severe, with a hope of a greater possibility of success.

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by Anne » Sat May 21, 2016 8:15 pm

I think that criticism is one thing and being mad because this Mac isn't RDA is another thing. This kid is filling big shoes and imho he won't be able to fill them, but I don't know why ppl are so vicious. No one has done any harm or unjustice to RDA - he wasn't interessted anyway - and no one is forcing you to watch this reboot.

I believe it's fine to voice your annoyance and dissappointment but you have to live with the fact that the reboot is here and you can just happily ignore it. There's no need to keep bashing an actor whose only fault is that he is not Rick.

I dislike the mere idea of this reboot, but why do fans tend to get this catty and throw tantrums like RDA was personally insulted?

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by CMac » Sat May 21, 2016 11:05 pm

Speaking for myself, I don't think RDA was personally insulted--I feel insulted. That may sound ridiculous and like an enormous overreaction, but with MacGyver being a huge part of my childhood, and with the full knowledge of what the original MacGyver was about, this just feels "wrong on so many levels" as Jack O'Neill might put it. ;)

If there is one positive thing to come out of this whole mess, it sounds like it will ignite more interest in re-watching the original MacGyver, and might even boost sales of the DVDs. :)

Also, here's a good article/review that some of you may like that pretty much presents all the same reservations I have about this reboot. I'm posting the link below (I hope that is OK--if not, I will remove it).

http://season-zero.com/macgyver-cbs-pil ... s-sheldon/

Now, the author is a little more sarcastic, and I don't agree with him on everything, but he's right about this not working.

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by Kti » Sat May 21, 2016 11:35 pm

Anne wrote:I think that criticism is one thing and being mad because this Mac isn't RDA is another thing. This kid is filling big shoes and imho he won't be able to fill them, but I don't know why ppl are so vicious. No one has done any harm or unjustice to RDA - he wasn't interessted anyway - and no one is forcing you to watch this reboot.

I believe it's fine to voice your annoyance and dissappointment but you have to live with the fact that the reboot is here and you can just happily ignore it. There's no need to keep bashing an actor whose only fault is that he is not Rick.

I dislike the mere idea of this reboot, but why do fans tend to get this catty and throw tantrums like RDA was personally insulted?
Many thanks, Anne. Those words could come from my mouth.

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by tvero80 » Sun May 22, 2016 10:39 am

Prequels may 'work'. I'm thinking of 'Endeavour' , the prequel of 'Inspector Morse',a British tv show (have you ever watched it ?). But the character was the 'same',the 'atmosphere' was similar too. True to the original. So...
MacGyver in the 80s was different (no guns...you know) .This trailer shows only violence and a younger Mac who is full of himself (worlds apart from our Mac but commonplace IN MANY OTHER SHOWS nowadays) .And a prequel which is in fact a sequel...I don't get it.
I'll watch this episode (pilot whatever you call it) and then I can criticize if need be...(but I have already criticized ,haven't I ? ;) )
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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by CMac » Sun May 22, 2016 5:31 pm

Okay, so maybe it is a little unfair to criticize the guy playing MacGyver simply because he isn't RDA, but how about some constructive criticism? From what I've seen thus far, the acting and dialogue are pretty poor and in need of improvement from all the actors, not just the guy playing Mac. But come on, you have to admit this new guy is too smug. He escapes from a terrorist cave and then he's in a press conference? Who does he think he is--Tony Stark from Ironman? :roll:

Could I be wrong about the quality of the rest of the series? Possibly, since we only caught a small glimpse of it, but somehow I doubt it. They say that imitation is flattery, but they aren't going to be able to do MacGyver justice. They just aren't. I think I spoke my peace, so I'm done.

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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by eve59 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:29 pm

For me,the main thing nis that Richard known that for us,HE IS THE ONLY AND UNIQUE MACGYVER, and a serie TV will change nothing
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Re: New MacGyver Trailer.

Post by Grimey » Sun May 22, 2016 9:47 pm

tvero80 wrote:This 'young man' is so smug !("just another Friday" ,not even funny :roll: ). And did you notice his face at the very end ??? :o Do you call this a beautiful smile ? I don't .
Hey, this picture at the end is unfair, he looks so stiff.
To give him a chance, you should judge the smile at 1:21min, that is much more relaxed.
(But of course out of the question to be compared with RDA!!)
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