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Thread: I despise movie remakes
08-24-2009, 06:07 PM #14
Then, I thought back to the Cruise remake of Mission: Impossible, where the entire previous crew of the TV series is killed off in the first few minutes, leaving a disturbing break with the previous "Mr. Phelps" reality that had been cultivated over several years, with a plot line that had none of the charm or interest of the original product.
It's as if a good brand gets purchased, and then destroyed, merely to make it more akin to "modern sensibilities," which is why they were considered "classics" to begin with, having had nothing to do with the modern desire to make more trash out of what was once good TV and cinema.
I think the the films mentioned in the second post worked well as a redux because they had the barest of foundational ideas to connect them. What I'm talking about would be a remake of "You've got Mail" by coming out with a new version, called "I'll text you soon." See the difference?
08-24-2009, 06:54 PM #15
Like Langileers(?) My idea of monster chomping beings were invisible. But someone had to make them into Pacman.
But back to the subject. Mission: Impossible is another one I despise. Loved the TV series. I won't watch the movies. I tried watching the first one but had to shut it off it was so bad.
Titanic was a great remake. Still won't finish the version with Katherine Zeta Jones.We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.
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08-24-2009, 08:51 PM #16
"The Taking of Pelham 123". The remake this summer with John Travolta and Denzel Washington was much better than the drab original with Walter Matthau.
08-24-2009, 09:13 PM #17
08-24-2009, 11:49 PM #18
How about the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still".
I don't know why they even used the original title because the earth never stood still in the remake. Of all the classics that were remade that is one of the worst ones yet IMO.
08-25-2009, 12:02 AM #19
Funny, eh? Porn and most horror (cept'n maybe Halloween) flicks don't suffer from this remake problem...
...they just tack on another number. det1Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2¢.
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08-25-2009, 12:33 AM #20
They're remaking Alien. A movie that was definitely perfect the way it was. And Hollywood is going to ruin it. My childhood has been officially raped.nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, honto wa gutto koraete'ta jibun ni dake wa makenai you ni, nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, hanarete sugoshiita jikan ga samishiku nakatta to ittara uso ni naru...
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