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These days it seems like people can't wait to remake good movies, which usually end up being crap.

Which makes me wonder, if you have to remake a movie, why pick one that's still watchable on its own? Wouldn't it be more productive to take a bad movie, with a good idea behind it and remake that?

I can think of several movies, where you think, "wow that's really a fascinating idea to explore" but that's fucked up with overblown effects, bad acting and plotholes the size of the moon.

I mean, if you have to remake a movie, because you lack the creativity to come up with something of your own, wouldn't it then be better to make something you can actually improve on?.
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fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: January 30th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I await the remake of Manos: the Hands of Fate. Of course, since it's the worst movie of all time, I think it would take more creativity to make it even worse because it would be too easy to make it better. XD
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: January 30th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to see a remake of "my best friend is a vampire."

It's one of those guilty pleasure movies, that I love the idea of, yet when I actually watch it, I can't help but notice how bad the acting is.
kaczurda From: kaczurda Date: January 30th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Normally I hate remakes. Some of them end up being great, but most of them fail. The one thing I hate is remakes of foreign movies... since they weren't released in the US, it seems like it's a new idea but it isn't. Such as The Ring, Death at a Funeral, etc. I feel like they remake foreign movies so people don't have to watch movies with subtitles.. but I'd rather watch the original in it's foreign language than a bad remake in English.
super_pan From: super_pan Date: January 30th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a sucker for remakes of tv shows. But I have mostly low brow taste in movies, so sadly, I am the target audience for many of the bad ideas out there.
thegreeneyedcat From: thegreeneyedcat Date: January 30th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some remakes are ok, but most are shit. Some of them aren't really even remakes as they're nowhere near to the original idea of the film, that really annoys me - it's a completely different film with a different concept and it goes by the name of a remake. Sorry that's my little rant on the subject. :S
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: January 31st, 2010 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
There's been only one remake I can honestly see - Sam Rami is going back and is going to re-make "the Evil Dead" with a real budget and real affects (but still Bruce Campbell - yay!).

I'd love to see someone improve guilty pleasure movies like "Rhinestone" (Dolly Parton tries to make Sylvester Stallone a country singer - no, really) or "Second Sight" with John Larroquet as a detective and Bronson Pinchot as a goofy psychic who helps him.
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just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: January 31st, 2010 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no argument about that! But I can see where Mr. Rami would say "Y'know what I'd do if I were doing it now. . ."

Only because I do that with my fics - I re-read them and think "Y'know, if I had the time to re-write this. . ."
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inkstaind_dream From: inkstaind_dream Date: January 31st, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know what you mean. It's gotten to the point now where I hear "remake" and I want to cringe because I automatically assume it's going to be bad.

I love the Crow with Brandon Lee, and I tend to ignore all of its sequels, but I hear they want to remake the original Crow...*shivers*
Remake= catastrophe.
90scartoonman From: 90scartoonman Date: February 1st, 2010 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Because the knee jerk reaction would be "Remake Blank? But Blank sucked!"
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