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Jakey V
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Do people like all of these remakes that come out? I never think they're as good as the original and I think it's usually a bad idea. What do you think about remakes?
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I saw the new version of Friday the 13th. Doesn't even compare to the old one.
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Remakes just are not exciting to me. It is just too hard to outdo the original. I often think a remake of a bad movie from the past would be a better remake because it can only improve but we know nobody is gonna do that.
I saw the new Conan and it was nowhere near the original.

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No, as a rule of thumb, they're a bad idea that don't work out well.
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There have been a few remakes here and there I almost enjoyed more than the originals. But its a rarity and it hasn't happened for quite some time.
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I hate remakes.
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I hate remakes too. They show how little creativity and originality Hollywood has. With few exceptions, almost every remake is a weak, pale copy of the original--for example, any remake of a John Carpenter film like Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, and The Fog or the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. A few remakes are actually quite good and hold their own, like Dawn of the Dead and Last House on the Left. And once in a lifetime, you have the exceptionally rare remake that completely eclipses the original, David Cronenberg's The Fly.
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i didn't dislike the assault on precinct 13 remake but i agree it didn't come close to carpenter's original,the last house on the left remake i saw at the cinema and was quite impressed with that as i was with the dawn of the dead remake.

i forgot about the fog remake,now that was pretty bad,probably one of the worse!

i know i'm one of few but i actually didn't dislike the friday the 13th remake either,prefered the originals of course but didn't think it was to bad for a reboot!

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My vote for the single worst remake of a great film is And Soon the Darkness with Amber Heard. It takes the original, a quiet, but genuinely chilling, British film set on one day on one stretch of roadway in France and turns it into a girl-power action film in Argentina with guns a-blazin'. I felt like throwing something at the TV when I watched it. Dreadful.
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I wonder when they start remaking the remakes..

I mean, some of these remakes are now nearly 15 years old.. so isn't it about time
they're getting updated to appeal to an even younger crowd ?

Of course this is me being sarcastic.. but to be honest, i wouldn't be too surprised
if it actually starts happening within the next decade or so. [Frown]

Time will tell..

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ROFL. Look at freakin' Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It's been done FOUR times: the classic original, the almost-as-good Phillip Kaufman remake, the very good Abel Ferrara remake, and the not-so-hot Invasion with Nicole Kidman. Did we really need all those remakes? [Smile]
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I hate remakes!

There boring and not exciting.

I thought the remake of the Omen was bad too. And also the remake of Friday the 13th.

It comes down to one thing. Money! They want to make money and hope it will be successful. It just goes to show directors and producers now can't come up with new ideas, so they have to remake a classic.

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Good comments! How many super hero movies that go back to the origins of the character are they gonna make?
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Asking people whether they like remakes is akin to asking whether they like fruit. There are so many different types accommodating so many different tastes that there can't be a definitive answer. Those people that say they hate ALL remakes make me laugh, especially if they talk up John Carpenter. His version of The Thing was a remake and is still rated as one of the best horror films ever made!

I take remakes at their face value. If someone can come up with a remake that refreshes an old idea what's the harm? Idiots who talk about it destroying their childhood need to realise that just because a remake exists A. You do need to see it and b. Remaking a movie doesn't remove teh original from existance, it's still around for you to watch whenever you want.

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We should all make our own show, ala Mystery Science Theatre 3000. We will show one of these modern remakes of an 80s flick and make fun of it, and make funny comparisons between it and the original, of course degrading the remake to the best of our abilites.
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There is a remake of Dirty Danccing coming out soon. I do not know the date. I have heard from on,one reviews that it is absolutely terrible. The only remake I can think of that I think was really well done is Imitation of Life from 1959 starring Lana Turner. The original is from 1934 starring Claudette Colbert.
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Dirty Dancing remake. hmmm, I never saw the original so a new one will not attract me to the theatre to see it. Noms maxe a good point about the Thing from 1981. It is a remake and is outstanding IMO. On the other hand, the modern remakes just aren't cutting it for us 80s freaks. No doubt theyre are kids that do enjoy some of the remakes that haven't seen the originals. I have a 8 year old neice who loves the new Ghostbusters and will probably relive her youth in 30 years just like we do with the 80s movies.

I did see the Point Break remake and enjoyed it but it couldn't hold the originals jock.

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I saw the trailer for the Dirty Dancing remake and it does look pretty dumb. It's an ABC TV movie though so what would you expect? I want to know who the hell thought Abigail Breslin would be good in the role of Baby though. I mean she's great in horror/drama movies like Zombieland and Maggie. But Dirty Dancing???
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