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  • STOP REMAKING EVERY FILM EVER MADE YOU FESTERING, MALODOROUS, IGNORANT, FECKLESS
  • Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I like True Grit (not seen the original, no fan of JW).

    I also like how this is turning into a “good remakes” thread.

    Mine: Cape Fear.

    Premier Icon rene59
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    Talking of films you might not have known were a remake – ‘Airplane’ is a remake – pretty much scene for scene and word for word

    I did not know that, can’t believe I’ve never seen that before.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Suspect that the In Order of Disappearance remake starring Liam Neeson may well be a sack of poo but I’ll wait and see.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    True Grit?

    It’s a good remake he’s not a very nice guy in the remake and it’s not John Wayne as John Wayne.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    A remake of Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

    Ohhh, I do hope it is as good as the “original” tv series… I remember watching this in bed on Saturday mornings all those years ago..

    👍👌🍆💨

    Premier Icon DezB
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    One of my fave films of recent years was a remake… “The Departed”.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    The new Sabrina is deffo darker.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Speaking of The Thing did anyone else see the prequel?

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    I agree fully with the OP. Its soooo lazy and pointless. Asshats indeed!

    The remake of The Wicker Man with Nic Cage was a particular low point in cinematic history.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Speaking of The Thing did anyone else see the prequel?

    Yes – bobbins.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    I wonder what happened to the Peter Jackson Dambusters remake.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    It’s delayed because he’s been concentrating on the WWI project.

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale are on record saying no BTTF remake, while they’re still alive & they’re looking into ways with their estate to prevent it from happening after they are dead.

    As far as good remakes – I enjoyed The Thomas Crown Affair, The Fly, The Thing, The Crazies, The Jungle Book, Little Shop of Horrors, Heat….

    However there is a massive difference in taking a movie like a star is born & Ghostbusters in terms of remakes

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    Scarface was a great remake.    Ghostbusters less so.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Actually, that could be pretty good I reckon.  Originals look dated now.

    Van Gough’s sun flowers could be improved by taking a photo of some sunflowers too?

    I think re makes can/could work if they change with the times or the story was told differently. So they could re-boot Bond with a female Bond, the opening scene of Casino Royal where he shoots his predecessor would work just as well. The rest of the character can stay the same (not a million miles off the assassin in killing eve, which was written by a woman). Or plenty of scope to tell stories from another character’s perspective or just swap a few roles around.

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    The remake of The Wicker Man with Nic Cage was a particular low point in cinematic history.

    So so many great gifs though. It’s worth it for “No, Not the BEES!”

    I think the Coen’s True Grit exceeds the original. Then again I tend to like their films and Jeff Bridges. I also think John Wayne is the equivalent to Will Smith nowadays. Just plays himself. So I may be a tad biased.

    IT (although not technically a remake) is far better than the TV movie imo.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    John Carpenter’s remake of Herby Goes Bananas was’t as funny as the original

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    I think re makes can/could work if they change with the times or the story was told differently.

    I’d go further than that.  I think a good remake simply has to have the same concept, but re-imagined.  If it’s just a re-shooting of the same actual story then it’s boring.  You know what happens, for a start.

    Ghostbusters for example (not a terrible film IMO) – four fringe researchers start a ghost capturing agency – that’s it.  The films and even the characters are pretty different.

    Back to the Future remake could simply be an entirely new movie in which someone with a flaky time machine gets stuck in the past.  For added lolz they could get stuck in 1985.

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    I’m not raycisst , but I doubt there would have been a black guy about sherwood 900 a.d.

    Not racist, just ignorant.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    are you talking about this Op?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Isn’t that a sequel?

    Premier Icon cubist
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    Whatever it is it looks awful and appears I will lose several hours of my life when my wife and daughter drag me to the cinema to endure it at Xmas…

    Premier Icon nealglover
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    Back to the Future remake could simply be an entirely new movie in which someone with a flaky time machine gets stuck in the past.  For added lolz they could get stuck in 1985.

    Totally agree with this. Anyone who likes the original films doesn’t like them for the magnificent acting, or for the chance to watch Michael J Fox almost fall over (but not quite fall over) while running away from someone.

    Its the concept of the story, and the feeling that they had when they watched the originals that people enjoy. Capture that correctly and add to it,  I would be happy for it to be done again.

    Just not a scene for scene remake, as that would be fairly pointless.

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    There are plenty of spoof BTTF 4 clips on YouTube, by golly even I got all excited and posted one on here a year or so ago.. I got slated for it, rightly too.

    I would want to see a BTTF 4, I reckon there is plenty of expansion left in the original storylines..

    Doesn’t need Emmet nor Marty, though a guest appearance would be nice. No need to replicate the original characters, there’s plenty of other angles where the film makers could expand the storyline.

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    Don’t understand the dislike of John Wayne! Yeah he’s just John Wayne but films like the old True Grit, Red River, The Searchers.. he balances out the other characters brilliantly.. and man the number of films he made is quite amazing. Legend. Proper legend. Wooden as hell though, yeah 😀

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    One of my fave films of recent years was a remake… “The Departed”.

    Now that’s interesting because of all the films he has made it was the most middle of the road. (Still great by anyone else’s standards!)

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Whereas I think it was the only decent film he’s made since Goodfellas. Opinions eh?

    (yes, including any you’re thinking I’ve forgotten! 😆 )

    Premier Icon hols2
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    The Coen brothers basically just remade the same story multiple times with different locations and casts. There’s a bag of money, anyone who chases the money comes to a sticky end, the hero doesn’t chase the money and lives happily ever after.

    Premier Icon rone
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    Whereas I think it was the only decent film he’s made since Goodfellas. Opinions eh?

    ooof!

    Did you see Silence?

    Looking forward to the Irishman?

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Aliens and Terminator 2.

    Prefer the originals. Alien is a bleak sci-fi horror and despite being made in 1979 doesn’t feel particularly dated even today. Aliens is okay but it’s a bit 80s action hero and some scenes date badly (extended cut especially).

    T2 similarly and original Terminator is a raw classic to me with a bleakness about it. T2 is more action fun special effects with annoying kid.

    Not that I don’t like them. They’re great films, just not a patch on the originals to me despite the bigger budgets.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    How lazy are these Hollywood people…?

    The people who have just done yet another Grinch remake, will next be working on another Shrek movie…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Prefer the originals.

    Me too but the sequels live up to the originals.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Gnomeo and Juliet is apparently a remake of West Side Story.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    FFS!

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    3 pages and no one has mentioned Get Carter……….FFS
    they even gave it a happy ending.

    True Grit, not a nice man … I guess being a bounty hunter could do that to you.

    John Wayne… the Nick Cage of his time….. probably could act if pushed.

    Hols 2 –

    The Coen brothers basically just remade the same story multiple times with different locations and casts. There’s a bag of money, anyone who chases the money comes to a sticky end, the hero doesn’t chase the money and lives happily ever after.

    May I suggest No Country for old men.

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    The departed is a remake of Infernal Affairs

    Premier Icon nickc
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    It’s gone on for years. ‘Yojimbo’ was made into a ‘Fistful of Dollars’ and then ‘Last Man Standing’ Seven Samurai became ‘The Magnificent Seven’. ‘The Hidden Fortress’ is re-made into ‘Star Wars’…Even ‘A Star is Born’ has been remade what, 4 times now?

    This IS the Hollywood model and has been since it started, if you’ve only just realised, you’ve not being paying much attention.

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    Whatever it is it looks awful and appears I will lose several hours of my life when my wife and daughter drag me to the cinema to endure it at Xmas…

    Welcome to my weekend.

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