[quote]Professor X wrote:
Tiny market for the film you want to see = no film.[/quote]
I can’t agree with this. Millions of bikes are sold each year (ok, maybe not millions, but a LOT) so it’s not exactly a “tiny” market. And not everyone’s a fan of neon-lighted, rice burning cars, yet they’ll still watch movies about them, right?
Maybe I just need to make the movie myself.
Can I get a loan?!
I agree. I don’t know where other posters live, but bikes rule in Florida and Texas. Yes, they sale thousands of them. I also know from the looks I get on mine that people obviously are interested in them…especially kids. I must get some little kid waving at me every time I am on one…and their older sisters.
I do agree that the average person can’t ride one which may be the only reason why they haven’t made more movies about them…because you sort of have to be able to handle yourself in some athletic fashion just to handle a bike like that in that position. You won’t see too many frail old ladies or super fat old dudes on a sport bike.
The movie Torque came out at the right time to work…but they fucked it up by making a movie so unrealistic that all you could do is either roll your eyes or laugh at it. The overly blatant product placements ads in it only made it worse…what with giant Pepsi signs behind close up shots of the actors.
I honestly think that alone is why we haven’t seen one since. Had that movie not tanked, we’d probably be on the 3rd or 4th sequel by now.
I never owned an X-Wing fighter, but I damn sure saw the movies dozens of times. Return of the Jedi Biker Scout scene was fucking awesome.
I just think no one has sold a story line that a production company will finance. If the action is there, it doesn’t matter what the hell they’re driving/riding/flying, etc. Well, at least not for me.
I mean, c’mon, they have a movie about a goddammed train wreck out right now. Throw together a few dudes with urban attitude and include token black, hispanic guys in the rival gangs and token aging rich white guy with goatee and black turtle neck for a villian-- all riding badass bikes with good CGI and one liners and a half-decent story line and you have a good base. Add in the right combo of hip-hop and metal soundtrack and no end of hot tits and ass, and the studio should break even-- which ain’t too bad these days.
I’d go see it and I haven’t owned a bike in 10 years