Huge movie franchises Hollywood has yet to reboot


This serious series began in 1971 with “Dirty Harry”, followed by “Magnum Force” of 1973, “The Enforcer” of 1976, “Sudden Impact” of 1983 and “The Dead Pool” of 1988, all of which recounted the adventures. filthy San Francisco. “Dirty” Police Department Homicide Division Inspector Harry Callahan. Designed by Clint Eastwood, Callahan was a tough, uncompromising cop who had no time for bureaucratic red tape, bleeding heart hippies or buddy partners who would only slow down his one-man mission to take crime off the streets. of a town apparently overrun by rapists, drug dealers and thugs.

Some critics viewed the films as nothing short of fascist, but the “Dirty Harry” films were a box office success. The model Don Siegel designed was largely a product of his time, reflecting the tug-of-war between freedom-loving ideologues and tough on crime conservatives in the wake of the Manson murders and murders. by Zodiac. Nonetheless, nihilistic as it may sound, audiences in the 1970s reacted to the primitive and cathartic sight of a police officer with a very large cannon, blaming the scum of the earth on the other end of it. -this.

All these decades later, Eastwood is so closely tied to the role that it’s hard to imagine anyone else adjusting to their cranky shoes and tight lips. Are the times ripe for a similar political / police commentary that comments on modern law enforcement? Sure, but let a new writer create some new characters to explore the theme. Clint keeps moving forward, throwing punches in “Cry Macho” at the age of 91 – but unless he finds a brilliant way to say goodbye to this iconic “Unforgivable” character, he best to let Harry put away his .44 Magnum for good.


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