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« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2013, 10:19:59 AM »

A recent example would be Old Boy...Huge fan of the original, but the remake was just s**t.
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The Karate Kid - Too long and I just hate Jaden Smith. Only good thing was Jackie Chan. I won't even mention the whole "Karate/Kung Fu"-Thing.
The Grudge - Compared to the Ringu-Remake I thought this one was boring as hell.
Funny Games - Not really a bad remake, but it's absolutely pointless because it's the same movie frame by frame just with american actors.
The Fog - I love the Original, but what they did with the remake was a joke.
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« Reply #76 on: December 17, 2013, 11:15:29 AM »

And it now appears that The Terminator is getting remade. That's pretty damn high on my "Why? WHYYYYY?!?!?!?!" list.
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« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2013, 11:51:24 AM »

Terminator? Odd one. Would that be the first Arnie original to get the remake treatment? Can't think of any others... Arnie kind of stamps his presence on all of his films and almost makes himself the focal point of the whole movie. Not sure how they could replace that 'Arnie element'


Funny Games - Not really a bad remake, but it's absolutely pointless because it's the same movie frame by frame just with american actors.
yeah I started to watch this remake and gave up after less than 10 minutes. Pointless, as you say...
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« Reply #78 on: December 17, 2013, 12:11:51 PM »

Terminator? Odd one. Would that be the first Arnie original to get the remake treatment? Can't think of any others... Arnie kind of stamps his presence on all of his films and almost makes himself the focal point of the whole movie. Not sure how they could replace that 'Arnie element'

Well, Conan the Barbarian was remade, so it's not the first.
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« Reply #79 on: December 17, 2013, 12:23:55 PM »

Terminator? Odd one. Would that be the first Arnie original to get the remake treatment? Can't think of any others... Arnie kind of stamps his presence on all of his films and almost makes himself the focal point of the whole movie. Not sure how they could replace that 'Arnie element'

Well, Conan the Barbarian was remade, so it's not the first.
Not to forget Total Recall...even though you could argue that this and Conan were just new interpretations of the stories they are based on.
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« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2013, 12:44:44 PM »

The 1995 version of Sahara. Beat for beat it's basically the same movie. Almost nothing is done differently. And what is done differently is just stupid.

Such as the character of Leroux, the French soldier. Apparently in an effort to avoid any French stereotypes, they made him a moody jerk. He unfairly uses von Schletow (the pilot) as a proxy for his (adittedly understandable) hatred of Germans, and when von Schletow quite reasonably points out that he, personally, had nothing to do with the destruction of Leroux's village and therefore doesn't deserve this treatment from the Frenchman, Leroux threatens to kill him.

I lost sympathy for Leroux after that. Von Schletow made a perfectly good point, and the only response Leroux can think of is a death threat?

Also, how he dies is entirely his own fault. He pretends to negotiate just to kill von Falken and gets himself shot in the process.

In the original, he didn't kill von Falken and the nasty Germans shot him in the back as he was returning. The Germans were genuinely bad there. Here, Leroux gives up the moral high ground by murdering von Falken during a parley, and the Germans are entirely justified in shooting him in retaliation.
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« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2013, 04:15:17 PM »

     DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
The original was actually about something; this dreck was about 103 minutes too long.
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« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2013, 05:45:20 PM »

THE STEPFORD WIVES in addition to being pointless, is just about the most tonally disjointed thing I've ever seen.

**Spoilers for THE EYE, if anyone cares**


After I saw the Chinese movie THE EYE, I had the distinct thought - "if they do  US-version of this, I bet they'll make the psychologist a dick for no reason and have her succeed in saving the traffic-jam people." And lo and behold that's exactly what happened.  Yeesh.



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Really, any US remake of any Asian horror film is probably going to be terrible.

I can't say I'm optimistic for the new ROBOCOP either.
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« Reply #83 on: December 17, 2013, 06:08:53 PM »

And it now appears that The Terminator is getting remade. That's pretty damn high on my "Why? WHYYYYY?!?!?!?!" list.

First Total Recall, then RoboCop, now Terminator? Where will it end? Why don't they try remaking a film less popular and acclaimed if they're so low on ideas?

I think Escape from New York and Blade Runner have plans to be remade as well. I swear, it's becoming a trend in Hollywood to attempt to remake 80s sci-fi flicks. I think they should just leave them the way they are.
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« Reply #84 on: December 17, 2013, 07:25:49 PM »

It has become a common practice for me to check the background of a theater film that is coming out before I go to see it. I check to see if it is a remake or not. If it is a remake, chances are that I won't go to see it, and instead opt for the original version first if I haven't seen it or just wait for video or Netflix to check it out, like I did with True Grit (2010) which actually wasn't that bad for a remake, but I'm still glad that I didn't pay full movie price to go and watch it. It was good, but it wasn't that good.
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« Reply #85 on: December 18, 2013, 07:00:35 PM »

Stephen King's The Shining mini-series deserves to be mentioned again.
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« Reply #86 on: December 19, 2013, 10:27:04 PM »

Six pages and nobody mentions the Clash of the Titans remake?  

Taking a fun colorful fantasy and turning it a gritty bland movie.  Many would complain about the CGI but there is enough flaws in this film that complaining about it is just about pointless.  

They completely miss the point of the Medusa design-her look was based on a fashion model, when Ray Haryhausem made a point to ugly her up-like a gorgon is supposed to be.  Those tree people things where an unneeded addition to the story.  Calibos' design looked horrible compared to the original. No imagination in it at all.  

I'll admit I left the theater thinking" OK, that wasn't as bad as it could have been"  but there more I thought about it and re-watching it on cable later-the more the flaws where evident and the more I disliked it.  I had come to  realize just how ashamed of its source material this remake was.

  
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« Reply #87 on: December 19, 2013, 10:49:32 PM »

I'll admit I left the theater thinking" OK, that wasn't as bad as it could have been"  but there more I thought about it and re-watching it on cable later-the more the flaws where evident and the more I disliked it.  I had come to  realize just how ashamed of its source material this remake was.

When the best you can say is "it could have been worse", it's pretty crappy.

The "Jinn" came out of nowhere. What the hell?

They tried for "darker and edgier". They achieved "slower and dumber".
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« Reply #88 on: December 20, 2013, 08:23:37 AM »

I Spit On Your Grave...hands down IMO

I've voiced my opinion on the original one before. I can't stand it and this is coming from a huge grindhouse/ NY roughie fan. But the original made me sick for days and the fact that someone felt compelled to remake that crap was beyond me. Then they made a sequal! Look, I love revenge flicks...but the long and gratuitous ride to get to the revenge part had me highly disturbed.
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« Reply #89 on: December 20, 2013, 10:45:53 AM »

I Spit On Your Grave...hands down IMO

I've voiced my opinion on the original one before. I can't stand it and this is coming from a huge grindhouse/ NY roughie fan. But the original made me sick for days and the fact that someone felt compelled to remake that crap was beyond me. Then they made a sequal! Look, I love revenge flicks...but the long and gratuitous ride to get to the revenge part had me highly disturbed.

I've heard things about Spit On Your Grave. It was a particularly hated film by Roger Ebert, and one of the more infamous "video nasties" in the UK. I think I'll steer clear of this one.
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