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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.54
Movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still I can understand, but I don't see a problem with remaking the Never Ending story. Yeah, it was "classic" because you saw it as a kid, but it's not like it's a good movie or anything. I don't think making a remake is going to damage the legacy of Never Ending Story or anything, definitely not anymore than the sequels did already. Plus, most of the people that say this is a horrible idea is going to see it in the theater, so why bother complaining.

As for good remakes, I thought 3:10 to Yuma was one of the 3 best movies of the year.

    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    "Fame", "Where The Wild Things Are", "The Wolf Man", "A Christmas Carol", "Howard Stern's Porky's", "The Seven Samurai", "Escape From New York", "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", "Footloose", "The Smurfs", "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Logan's Run", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Clash of the Titans", "Conan", "Labyrinth", "Short Circuit", "Meatballs", "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "RoboCop", "Highlander", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Magnum P.I.", and "Death Wish" are all movies I recognize.


Well something like the Seven Samurai and Escape to New York are not necessary but Clash of the Titans might actually be cool, I don't think remaking something like Short Circuit is going to hurt anything. I'm fine with remaking horror movies like A Nightmare in Elm Street because they're all basically copies of each other anyway. Robocop is another one that might have been uncessary but I was onboard once Darren Aronofsky was named director.

A Christmas Carol being voiced by Jim Carrey sounds awful though.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.85
The Seven Samurai was already remade as the Magnificent Seven. Same plot, same length, just gunfighters in the place of the Samurai. And having read the synopsis of the new Seven Samurai, it's another modernization, not so much remake; the heroes are modern people with machine guns and blackberries.

Porky's does not need to be remade under any circumstances. It's one of those movies that people know about, but you only need to watch maybe once because it still doesn't compare to any of it's contemporaries.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes needs to be remade as much as Rocky Horror Picture Show needs to be remade (and it is being remade too). These are cult films, plain and simple. People probably won't go out in droves to see the new versions, and you'll probably piss off the fanbase of the originals with them to boot. That's how cult films go.

A Christmas Carol and Clash of the Titans should be remade. There are dozens of variations of A Christmas Carol, all the way from live action, comedy spoof (Scrooged), to Disney animated, to Muppet. One more itteration isn't sullying anything, though neither is it going to rake in a ton of cash, either. Clash of the Titans is based wholly off of Greek mythology, a.k.a. the Classics, so a new version won't alienate fans of the original so much, and possibly could attract many new fans, especially considering the successes of the movie '300' and the 'God of War' series of games.

Magnum P.I. was a TV series. A movie version (with a cameo by Tom Selleck) could be cool.

Please bear in mind, that's my opinion. You can debate it all you want, but all that'll happen is I'll restate my opinion again in response to yours.

In all reality, though, all of those remakes won't do squat in the box office by comparison to any new movies that have come out. What was the last remake that was the top grossing film of it's year?



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
You can add "Last House On The Left" to the list of remakes, as it comes out in two weeks on the 13th.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
    Originally posted by Lexus
    In all reality, though, all of those remakes won't do squat in the box office by comparison to any new movies that have come out. What was the last remake that was the top grossing film of it's year?


The Grinch, in 2000.

Open it up to top 5, and you get:

2005 - War of the Worlds
2005 - King Kong
2007 - Transformers

Top 10 gets:
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
2001 - Planet of the Apes
2005 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
2005 - Batman Begins (depending on your definition)
2006 - Superman Returns (depending on your definition)
2007 - I Am Legend



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
There are a ton of good remakes out there. The F13 remake is better than pretty much all the original FRIDAYs.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE isn't a remake. And even if it were, it's directed by Spike Jonze and is reputed to be close to a work of art.

Remakes aren't an automatic poison. A lot of the time they're as valid as adapting a book. Of course some are unnecessary, just like a lot of original movies are unnecessary. But they've got just a good a shot as anything at being worthwhile.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
    Originally posted by Lexus
    Then again, maybe it's good money to remake stuff a lot. I mean, not only do you make money off of the newer version, but people actually go out and buy the original versions too.

You nailed it. This is the correct answer, folks. I don't understand people who wonder why so many movies get remade when this is obviously the case. And don't expect it to stop any time soon either.

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.98
God, when they chose to name it The Neverending Story, they weren't kidding, were they?

I'm down for a RoboCop remake, though.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.68
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    "Howard Stern's Porky's"


Wasn't he also wanting to remake "Rock and Roll High School" ?



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16
Well, this one may just top them all in terms of "why bother"...

The Three Stooges

Who would do such a thing? The Farrelly Brothers, that's who.

Sean Penn and Johnny Depp?
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
ROBOCOP's a tricky one, because as ripe as it is for some new additions to the franchise, any film-maker should want to steer well clear of the "remake" tag. There's no comparing with Verhoeven's original work - it's uniquely 80s anti-commercialist warcry. Drawing direct comparisons with it would be an exercise in futility - it's better pitched as a sequel or a "rrestart" or some other such nonsense, with the origin story left well enough alone.

Unfortunately I'm pretty sure Aronofsky's off the project, which is bad news. Hopefully they'll get someone equally interesting.

It's also worth noting that things like I DREAM OF JEANNIE, THE SMURFS and MAGNUM P.I. aren't remakes - updating TV shows in movie format is, again, just as valid a usage of source material as adapting a novel.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    ROBOCOP's a tricky one, because as ripe as it is for some new additions to the franchise, any film-maker should want to steer well clear of the "remake" tag. There's no comparing with Verhoeven's original work - it's uniquely 80s anti-commercialist warcry. Drawing direct comparisons with it would be an exercise in futility - it's better pitched as a sequel or a "restart" or some other such nonsense, with the origin story left well enough alone.


Robocop is simply the best satire of both 80's corporate/consumer culture and 80's action movies that I have ever seen. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that it's the best satire I've ever seen. Despite that, I actually wouldn't be adverse if they wanted to make a new Robocop film that focused on some more current issues. But if it's just 120 minutes of a robot man shooting things, I can do without it. Heck, even if it winds up being a pretty engaging film, without the satire element I get the feeling that it wouldn't be a very satisfying movie experience for me.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.57
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/movies/longestyard

The Sports Guy's Movie Remake Rules (stuck in his review of the remake of "The Longest Yard", another unnecessary remake.)



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Let's look at the fallout from last year's thread:
      Originally posted by http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=35034

      "Further Adventures in Babysitting"-2010 release
      "Friday the 13th"-released
      "Race To Witch Mountain"-comes out in two weeks
      "Back To School"-2010 release
      "Child's Play"-2010 release


    and as jfkfc noted then, going to imdb with the remakes sorted by year does indeed list a bunch of entries (a good percentage of which will probably never happen).

    "Fame", "Where The Wild Things Are", "The Wolf Man", "A Christmas Carol", "Howard Stern's Porky's", "The Seven Samurai", "Escape From New York", "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", "Footloose", "The Smurfs", "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Logan's Run", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Clash of the Titans", "Conan", "Labyrinth", "Short Circuit", "Meatballs", "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "RoboCop", "Highlander", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Magnum P.I.", and "Death Wish" are all movies I recognize.


Missing from that list is The Karate Kid, staring Will Smith's 10 year old son. How they're going to do the love story, if at all, I don't know.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.17
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Missing from that list is The Karate Kid, staring Will Smith's 10 year old son. How they're going to do the love story, if at all, I don't know.


I think they should STILL use Elizabeth Shue and make it a karate version of the Mary Kay Letourneau story.




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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
    Originally posted by Leroy
      Originally posted by Zeruel
      Missing from that list is The Karate Kid, staring Will Smith's 10 year old son. How they're going to do the love story, if at all, I don't know.


    I think they should STILL use Elizabeth Shue and make it a karate version of the Mary Kay Letourneau story.


That would be worth seeing!




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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
I think I hate you all.

...this includes myself for as well, because I go see all these horrible remakes as well, and Hollywood will continue making them as long as people like us keep paying to see them.

Really, who's been asking for a remake of LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, or ROBOCOP? You can't make either of these films any better then they already are. Especially Robocop. You just can't!

As for LAST HOUSE, I'm positive the penis biting scene is gone... dumbass Wes Craven for letting this get made.



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