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« on: September 01, 2013, 06:07:21 PM »

I'm just channel surfing and the remake of "The Omen" appeared. I've struggled through this remake before and managed to eliminate it from my memory until now. Seriously, what was the point?! There was no chance they could ever recapture the atmosphere of the original, and they didnt do anything with it other than just go through the scenes one by one. Real bone-headed stuff. I know the "Psycho" remake was even more of a scene-for-scene thing, but somehow that didnt offend me as much, even though it was still totally pointless.

Any other suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 06:34:41 PM »

Amityville Horror remake makes the original, which wasn't that great, look great in comparison.

There have been a number of recent era remakes that people, me included, actually forget ever happened. Clearly those were pointless. Sure some will get mentioned here.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 06:43:48 PM »

Amityville Horror remake makes the original, which wasn't that great, look great in comparison.

I didn't even know they remade that, lol.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 06:49:59 PM »

The remake of "The Fog" was totally pointless. It didn't even scare my ten year old.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 07:35:36 PM »

Carrie, the trailer gives away all the major plot points. It might as well be plain texts that says, "We know you've seen this before so we won't try anything different."
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 07:40:21 PM »

Total Recall starring Colin Farrell from last year has to be up there.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 08:50:37 PM »

Gus van Sant's Psycho remake.  It was the exact same script, pacing, camera angles, edits, and even music for the  most part.  The only things different were 1) a scene filmed through a screen door instead of an open door frame, 2) Norman jacking off while peeping on Marion, and 3) you could briefly see Marion's vulva when she keeled over after being stabbed.

Completely pointless.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 09:50:19 PM »

Point Of No Return, the Americanized version of Le Femme Nikita.
God knows how they were able to take a perfectly good spy movie & turn it into a hodgepodge of cliches.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 09:52:11 PM »

Carrie, the trailer gives away all the major plot points. It might as well be plain texts that says, "We know you've seen this before so we won't try anything different."

YUP. Pretty much.

Total Recall starring Colin Farrell from last year has to be up there.

I refuse to watch it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 01:02:37 AM »

Funny Games, Death at a Funeral

both were exactly the same as the original, just made so that americans would watch them.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 01:37:24 AM »

Black Christmas  Hatred Hatred Hatred Hatred
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 01:38:00 AM »

Total Recall starring Colin Farrell from last year has to be up there.

I got my ass to Mars: I refused to watch it, even though I like Colin Farrell.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 01:39:22 AM »

Black Christmas  Hatred Hatred Hatred Hatred

When and why did they remake that classic?  Question
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 07:22:56 AM »

don't watch this trev:
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I hated the black xmas remake. probably the most obnoxious bunch of characters in a horror I've seen.

But...I grudgingly admit they at least did something a bit different with it. But it's cack, yeah.


Funny Games, Death at a Funeral

both were exactly the same as the original, just made so that americans would watch them.


s'pose "The Ring" would fit into that category as well?
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 07:26:29 AM »

Havent seen the original Ring  BounceGiggle
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