Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by SpoonsTheSecond, Nov 16, 2009.
Title says it all.
Not sure if you meant TV, movies, or both - but I included a mix, especially because some were TV shows that got made into bad movies:
Dukes Of Hazzard (except for Jessica Simpson, she gave some hawtness)
Friday The 13th
The Incredible Hulk (although, admittedly, I enjoyed the second much more)
Starsky and Hutch
The Brady Bunch
The House On Haunted Hill
My Bloody Valentine (in 3D!!!! yeah, like that makes it less crappy)
Planet Of The Apes
House Of Wax
Lost In Space
I think that's enough for now...I barely even touched the horror genre, which pisses me off more and more every time an inferior remake is done. There are some exceptions, of course (The Thing, The Blob, Hills Have Eyes, Amityville), but they are few and far between.
Just about every single one thats come out in the last 5-6 years, which is basically all horror movies.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
Fuck you, Keanu.
Oh boy... much like the Twilight Whambulance, the return of the Remake whambulance.
I love remakes. They're fun to watch. I give an exceptional the Psycho remake. That was a horrible piece of shit that should just be forgotten.
The Time Machine. I stood up and booed it in the theater.
I Am Legend. I'm not opposed to remake, but come on, at least don't miss the point.
I'd like to disagree, here. I personaly thought the remake was an excelent movie, bringing it up to modern standards and the male lead character not being totally stupid. He was an incompetent secret agent, that's true, but at least he was smart enough to figure out a few major things.
Agreed. The first one still kicks butt to this day, especialy the butt of the remake.
Both Tim Burton's remakes (Planet of the Apes and Willy Wonka & the Choclate Factory) come to mind.
Tim Burton's Batman films. Didn't even get the costume right, and where was Robin? Jeez, it's like he'd never even seen the TV show.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was an adaptation of the original book, not a remake of the film.
This! the ruined the damn movie ! stick with the original
Honestly, the only thing that really kills TDTSS remake for me is Will Smith's annoying son. I just don't like him, and want to knock the shit out of him. The kids also ruined Speilberg's War of the Worlds remake too.
What, the depressing ending?
Most useless and/or worst? I usually steer clear, but every one that I have seen was terrible. Regrets and apologies in advance to he fans.
...still haven't seen the new 'V' yet, but from what I have seen and heard, it may end up here too.
'War Of The Worlds' - wether Spielberg's was a remake of the 50s film more than an adaptation of the book I don't know - either way, it wasn't for me.
'The Hitcher' - molested and ruined a great creepy thriller. Too much is changed, a lot is poorly cloned from the original with not even a fraction of the impact.
'King Kong' - a victim of excess. Its just all too much and starts to look 'fake' regardless of the CGI quality. Plus, the first part of the film seems like a completely unconnected movie. Not my cup-o-tea.
'Assault on Precinct 13' - by any other name, fine, but this is no 'Precinct 13'.
...thats it really, haven't seen any others and its not likely that I will.
That's the fault of test audiences, not the movie producers. Watch the director's cut.
I dunno, even the director's cut really didn't capture the Legends aspect the way that Price's The Last Man on Earth did.
I need to add a new entry to the "Movies you judge others by" thread.
I actually love remakes. In some cases, they can be loads better than the original. Like the example below.
How...the F**K do you make a bad movie worse?!
I have to Defend Tim Burton's Batman (1989) it was a damn sight better than the Shumacher turds and i can appreciate its subdued camp.
Now a crappy remake: The Fog. that was a crying shame what they did to a great horror movie. Others:
The Mod Squad
The Wicker Man
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