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Posted by Jakey V (Member # 23518) on :
 
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?
 
Posted by Jakey V (Member # 23518) on :
 
I saw the new version of Friday the 13th. Doesn't even compare to the old one.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
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.
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
No, as a rule of thumb, they're a bad idea that don't work out well.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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.
 
Posted by LISA LISA (Member # 1780) on :
 
I hate remakes.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
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.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
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.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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..
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
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]
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
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.
 
Posted by Jakey V (Member # 37348) on :
 
Good comments! How many super hero movies that go back to the origins of the character are they gonna make?
 
Posted by All for Noms and Noms for all... (Member # 2688) on :
 
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.

The Original Nomster (V2.0) [Cool]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
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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