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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    Just found out they are remakinh M*A*S*H. Coming out next year. It can't be nearly as good as the original. The original was 4 stars.

    I think it's a waste of money and time to watch a remake.Who wants to watch a 6hr remake of The Shining with the guy from Wings. Star Trek, Honeymooners with Cedric the Entertainer, Halloween 2, Cape Fear, Insomnia(the original withsubtitles is far better, even though I love Robin Williams), just to name a few.

    It's ridiculous to remake a classic. It could never be as goodn no matter what Hollywood does.
    I reached the same conclusion as I watched the Tom Cruise War of the Worlds the other night. What trash. If Dakota Fanning had been older, she might have said "I'll pass on this turkey."

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I reached the same conclusion as I watched the Tom Cruise War of the Worlds the other night. What trash. If Dakota Fanning had been older, she might have said "I'll pass on this turkey."

    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?
    A huge pat on the back. I watched WOTW too and they only remake the old sci-fi movies for the CGI. I could have really gotten into that movie, bought the alien premise, but it was the little things like the plane crashing into the houses and the family just drove right out. BOOOO! CGI is cool, But it leaves little to the imagination.
    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.
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    "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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    A huge pat on the back. I watched WOTW too and they only remake the old sci-fi movies for the CGI. I could have really gotten into that movie, bought the alien premise, but it was the little things like the plane crashing into the houses and the family just drove right out. BOOOO! CGI is cool, But it leaves little to the imagination.
    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.
    Funny you mentioned those chomping things. On more than one occasion, I had dreams that I was in the Lear rolling down the runway with those things eating the runway behind me.
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    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.

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    Funny, eh? Porn and most horror (cept'n maybe Halloween) flicks don't suffer from this remake problem...

    ...they just tack on another number. det1
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    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.
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