Lets be orginal folks...
February 8, 2008 11:52pm CST
Is it just me or is nothing orginal any more. Last weekend I went to the theatre and watched The Eye starring Jessica Alba. It looked slighly interesting plot wise (and my girlfriend wanted to see it). However the majority of my feelings towards this movie were determinded five minutes in when on screen text informed me that the movie was adapted from a chinese movie that had already been made. I am Legend starring Will Smith was another recent movie that was just a remake of Omega Man, which was an adaptation of the book I am Legend. 3:10 to Yuma with Russel Crowe was a reinvention of an old western, yet the advertisments called it an "orginal masterpiece". Now I know that this remake thing has been all the rage for a while now, but hell could writers and producers at least try! I mean the most orginal thing to come out lately is Cloverfield, and it was really Godzilla meets Lost, and it sucked!
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9 Feb 08
I agree, I said the samething to my hubby the other day. Alot of movies now are based on movies from years ago and the names changed. Some of them are updated a bit but not much. I heard from a few people that Cloverfield was Godzilla meets Lost. Too funny!
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9 Feb 08
This is a really interesting point MrMalice. Maybe people find adaptations lend a weight to a new project? Giving it some grounding by using 'tried and tested' storylines? Or maybe directors watch films and think 'I could make that better than they did' - a kind of ego-trip? Or maybe just wanting to re-tell a story they think didn't get enough exposure? Either way, it does mean you get dejavu at the cinema... and that's pretty boring. It's particularly weird when directors re-make movies that are only a few years old. e.g Michael Haneke re-making his own film in English - Funny Games - it's only ten years old dammit!! And it's going to be identical.