Is anyone else getting sick of Hollywood remaking old movies?

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  1. catsrule

    catsrule I am groot

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    Is it me or is anyone else getting sick of Hollywood remaking old movies? I was just watching Empire and they just showed a preview of Poltergeist so I decided to jump on my trusty tablet to pose this question. Forgive me if this question have already been posted. So tell me what you think. Are you getting tired of seeing remakes of old movies and want to see more original ideas or you really don't mind them making the remakes.
     
  2. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    no, i don't mind adaptations, remakes, or remakes of an adaptation
     
  3. Ephland

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    No. You'd actually be surprised how easy it is not to get worked up over movies.
     
  4. ABH1979

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    No. I just don't watch them, if I'm not interested.
     
  5. Rusty24

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    It's a case by case basis. For example, if they say they're going to remake/reboot a movie that would be impossible to improve on and is generally still relevant like Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Godfather, or The Shawshank Redemption, then I have a problem. However, there are some reboots and remakes that I am dying to see get made as well, so the property can get the popularity it deserves. I really want to see reboots of movies like The Last Starfighter, Percy Jackson, and The Last Airbender.
     
  6. Belgrath

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    Unless if Hollywood know how to make a good remake (then again 99.99% of the remake is probably trash), the answer is... who cares?

    This on all counts.
     
  7. Puck Hockey

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    Keep 'em coming!
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Scarface, Ben Hur, Ten Commandments, The Departed, The Thing...all remakes. Hollywood should stop.
     
  9. Macross7

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    No.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    Nah, I mean eventually people will get tired of them and Hollywood will make original stuff again.
     
  11. MasterZero

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    Some are as good as the original, some are awful, some are even better than the first go.

    Honestly, I'm okay with this trend continuing on for a bit longer.
     
  12. SHINOBI03

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    No because they bring attention to forgotten old movies and it revives interest to them. Even if the remake sucked at least we become aware of the original version snd watch those instead.
     
  13. a person

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    It depends on how much I like the original film. I was never a fan of the original Star Trek series, so I was more than okay with Paramount rebooting it, but I would be against a Star Wars remake because I hold the OT in such high regard (the first two anyway).
     
  14. Ravenxl7

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    No, not at all. The good ones tend to be really enjoyable, while the bad ones are easy to ignore. The 2009 Star Trek movie got me into a great and diverse franchise that I otherwise would have continued to ignore, and just last year we got what, in my honest opinion, is the best Godzilla movie ever made.

    Remakes also tend to bring attention to the original. Which tends to include some sort of new release of said original, and maybe even a better, possibly more complete, release. Something I'm hoping happens due to the Goosebumps movie coming out later this year.
     
  15. femmebotfangirl

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    Nah, it's been something that's been happening since the beginning of the film industry anyway. Of all the problems Hollywood has remakes isn't too high on the list for me.
     
  16. Mako Crab

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    I tend to ignore most remakes anyway, as almost all the ones I've seen pale by comparison to the originals. Only a small handful of remakes manage to capture the magic and appeal that made the originals worthwhile.

    A really good remake might match its source material, but almost never surpass it (someone help me out here- I'm sure there's a few).
     
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    idk, some of them have been quite good remakes.

    Dredd, Carrie, Piranha 3d, Dracula, Parent Trap, Homeward Bound: the Incredible journey, Let Me In, A Fist Full of Dollars, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Magnificent Seven, and the robocop film wasn't terrible.

    everything is going to be remade, it just is. and then they will remake the remakes. it is just the way hollywood works. it is the way hollywood has always worked.
     
  18. Jochimus

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    I would say I normally don't give a crap if something gets remade or not, since I'm not apt to pay any attention to the new version and I'll probably forget it ever got remade in a matter of weeks anyway.

    There are exceptions to this, of course - mostly "older" remakes like The Thing ('82), Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('78), and The Fly ('86); but it does seem like for me the good ones are fewer and further between in recent years - I did like the newest Robocop and Godzilla movies, but past that, nothing.

    I just wish Hollywood would stop limiting their focus strictly to old movies that everybody loved and start twisting up their formula for remaking stuff. Like, say, hand a movie that wasn't that great, one that was a box-office turd or was just plain bad, over to someone who could work miracles with it. Or, instead of just remaking one classic movie, take two of them of completely different genres and mix them into one movie.
     
  19. DarkEnergon22

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    No
     
  20. FanimusMaximus

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    Only if they're bad remakes.