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#281067 - 12/01/09 11:32 AM No new idea's
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Why must they remake movies? We don't need them too they where fine how they are. Do not get me wrong, some of the remakes are good but for every good one there are five others that are a wast of film.

Here is just a few examples of films that where bad or just not that good.

1)The Amityville Horror (2005)
2)The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
3)Death Race (2008)
4)How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000)
5)The Stepford Wives (2004)

But there are a few that are worth a watch such as.

1)Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
2)Oliver Twist (2005 film)
3)Ocean's Eleven (2001)
4)3:10 to Yuma (2007)

As you can see, it is a mixed bag. I know that some of the movies I put down as bad are still worth watching but fall way short of the first. Just look at the trailer for Nightmare on elm street, that is not Freddy Krueger no way no how, Robert Englund is Freddy. But to be fair the movie is not out so it may be good...

Also movies and T.V are not the only ones that are getting remade, I just saw a post that they will be remaking.....

-Akira
-Ninja Scroll
-Ghost In The Shell

For people that have not seen these anime go out and rent them or at least watch the trailers for them. These are the three anime that I watched as a kid and I don't want it to turn out like Dragon Ball Z turned out, yes I watched the T.V show and I bought them all on VHS many years ago. (Back in the day I thought Highdef D-VHS was going to win out but DVD won.)

But what do I know, most of the time now movies are for 13-17 years. And I don't blame them, most but not all kids are dumb and like shiny things that move fast oh, and they have money lots more then I did as a kid.

Rant over, just hate seeing things I once liked being turn into something else just so kids can hand over there money.

God, I sound like my grandfather, dam kids with there skateboards and youtube and I'm only 30




Edited by rage96 (12/01/09 11:46 AM)

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#281076 - 12/01/09 12:20 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: rage96]
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Same applies to the music scene, I think.
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#281088 - 12/01/09 01:20 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: Adrian]
rage96 Offline
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I don't mind some of the 80s songs but have you heard some of the remakes they are making. They sound bad, but hey, they where not that good to begin with.

Men at work-land down under

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOu09_g8j0


Edited by rage96 (12/01/09 01:23 PM)

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#281091 - 12/01/09 01:38 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: rage96]
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The remakes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" that were done in the 80's were lame(I'm being polite). They lacked the cleverness, mystery and overall ambiance of the original.

As far as music is concerned, with a few exceptions, the original artist is usually the best imo. That may be simply because it becomes the reference point that we use to judge the others by though.
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#281101 - 12/01/09 02:04 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: Adrian]
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Nice topic thanks for starting it. Got me to looking and there are a lot more remakes than I ever realized:

List of film remakes

And a lot more on the way:

55 movie remakes currently in the works

38 Planned Movie Remakes You Didn't Know About


My take has always been that remakes (same language) often suck because it’s just lazy to redo something in the first place and that lack of energy/enthusiasm comes through. Additionally IMO a lot of older stuff is engaging at a different more cerebral level. Either do to intent or limitations in film making they force you to think about what’s happening instead of just throwing it in your face. When you remake a movie like that as a modern action/adventure/horror it’s often so in your face there’s nothing really left to draw you into the story, it‘s like the magic is gone.

OTOH, some remakes work for me because they took the original idea and decided to go in a different direction with it.
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#281106 - 12/01/09 02:15 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: grunt]
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The magic is not gone just replaced with Computer graphics. Just look at 2012. Its just a avg. movie but I would rather watch the old disaster movies of the 70s and 80s

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#281107 - 12/01/09 02:17 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: grunt]
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We've already had 2 Dune movies, well 1 not so good movie (in my opinion) and a tv mini-series (Dune and Children of Dune) that I like and own that includes the 1st 3 novels. I would rather see them make the 4th novel (God: Emperor of Dune) instead of another Dune remake.

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#281108 - 12/01/09 02:23 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: rage96]
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Some producers throw a lot of money into effects to make up for rather weak stories. OTOH, effects can augment a good script and bring much more to the movie...the Titanic breaking up as it sinks, the realism of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park ect.
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#281123 - 12/01/09 03:23 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: Adrian]
rage96 Offline
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We've already had 2 Dune movies, well 1 not so good movie (in my opinion) and a tv mini-series (Dune and Children of Dune) that I like and own that includes the 1st 3 novels. I would rather see them make the 4th novel (God: Emperor of Dune) instead of another Dune remake.


I agree 100% I would love to see a new dune movie, also its nice to someone else that likes dune most people don't care for the movies even the books by frank herbert (I think his dune series is better then lord of the rings, and I read both series) I don't even mind the books his son, brian herbert wrote. But they are nowhere close to his dad.

The dune movie from the 80s was well acted/nice sets, but had all most nothing to do with the book.

The T.V movies followed the book all most perfect, but i did not like they way the T.V movie looked as much.




Edited by rage96 (12/01/09 03:33 PM)

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#281138 - 12/01/09 04:05 PM Re: No new idea's [Re: rage96]
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Funny how tastes differ. I didn’t care for the “Dune” movie that much. Fun to watch just seemed a little thin. OTHO I loved the mini-series for the depth of their stories. Never read the books so I wasn’t tainted by any expectations.

I had read “Starship Troopers” and at first was extremely disappointed in the movie. However, I took a step back and accepted it for what it is and now I like it. I have “Roughnecks” but haven’t watched them yet. I imagine based on generally preferring mini-series to stand alone movies I will like them more.

A reverse example is “Logan’s Run” I absolutely loved that movie, the word obsessed comes to mind. However, I read the book after seeing the movie and hated the book.
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