In My Humble Opinion: Normally, I’m not a fan of remakes but I think this one might be worth a look.
In My Humble Opinion: Joel Kinnaman is great, and is a big reason I still watch The Killing on AMC. I’m normally a little skeptical about remakes but this one looks like they may have included enough elements we all love from the original and put enough of a spin on it to make it fresh and exciting. Your thoughts???
In my humble opinion: AMC may have made a mistake by cancelling The Killing. I understand that the fans were upset with how Season 1 ended and the ratings suffered in Season 2, but doesn’t that in itself show how passionate people were about the show; that they would react so emotionally about it. I’ll admit, I thought the second Season was a little slow, but there were still some solid moments, not to mention performances, e.g. Joel Kinnaman as Stephen Holder. Hopefully, from what I’ve read the show will find a home on another network, I mean it happened with Southland and Medium? Another thing, if AMC is going strictly by the numbers, then how did Hell on Wheels get renewed? I mean Hell on Wheels premiered with 4.36 million in viewers, falling to 2.84 million by the first Season’s end. The Killing started Season 2 with 1.80 million in viewers, dropped as low as 1.31 million, but then climbed back up to an average of 1.64 million for the last two episodes. In all fairness I have not seen an episode of Hell on Wheels. Hopefully Joel Kinnaman will make good on his word about just filming another Season of The Killing on his own if a third Season didn’t get picked up. Hey Joel, need a writer, I’m available????
In my humble opinion: I’m hoping that whoever is handling the remake will find some way to have Joel Kinnaman’s face be more evident than Peter Weller’s was in the original, but going by the footage I’ve seen (see below) it doesn’t look like it will turn out that way. I say I want to see Joel Kinnaman’s face, not because I’m into men…no no no, but because I think Joel Kinnaman is a great actor and would hate to see his career stifled in any way because he was stuck behind a metal mask the entire movie. I was kind of hoping that the studio would go with a Terminator-esque motif, where Robocop was human looking but actually a robot on the inside….that way he could interact with civilians easier, wouldn’t scare the shit out of kids, etc. But that’s just my opinion.