Sunday, June 13, 2010

Remakes hit silver screen

With remakes of "The Karate Kid" and "The A-Team" in theaters now and other 80s gems, including "Tron" and "Red Dawn," being remade, what remake would you love to see? Have any idea? Tell me what movie you would like to see remade and how you would remake it (change plot, character relationships, etc.). Have fun with this. Think outside the box.


  1. I'm a fraid I have to say I'm not a big fan of re-makes because I think it shows a lack of imagination. Nevermind coming up with something new and original, just rehash something someone else has done. I think it's sad that the movies have come to this, that they aren't willing to take a chance but would rather just dig up something old they think they can repackage and resell.

    I am sure there are a few oldies worth dressing up in new clothes - Peter Jackson and LOTR comes to mind - but for the most part I would prefer seeing something new and fresh.

  2. ps I say this because I absolutely love movies! I love knowing which actors have played which parts, I love knowing the small parts they played back before they got famous. I love knowing who directed, who did the score, and what's coming next. I just love movies and I wish the powers that be would let new scripts get made rather than play it safe with the old.

    and I apologize for this ridiculously long comment.

  3. Hey Marcy, I so appreciate your comments. And you make some really good points. Many remakes don't live up to the original, although I have heard good things about this film. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your thoughtful posts.

  4. Hollywood only makes about 100 movies a year, and about 50% are taken from either books, TV, comics, remakes or sequels. There's not a lot of orginal content out there right now.

    Generation X is being marketed to, the TV shows from my childhood are being revamped for a new generation/market. There's something comforting about going to a movie where I already know the characters and the plot.

    That being said, since I'm a mom of a two year old and babysitters are expensive, I rarely get out to the movies. Pre-Zoey my hubby and I were there once a week. The best movies of last summer were all original content, District 9, UP, and the Hangover (those were the three I saw in the movie theater.)
    Revamps could very well be the reason why Hollywood is having one of the worst summers in history.

    Thundercats is being revamped too.

    great post!