Remake

@jands1 (835)
United States
August 11, 2008 4:04pm CST
Over the past decade or so, many beloved movies have been remade. Some have been just terrible and others were done well. As much as I love watching movies, several times I have found a much enjoyed movie ruined because of the remake. What movies do you think need to be, or you would like to see remade? Remember, digitally enhanced or rereleases or even rereleases with "director's ending" don't count. :D
2 responses
@darlene06 (284)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
i agree with you.. not all remade movies are well done because for me, there really are movies which are "like no other.." but there are also other movies which are better than the original ones because of the new technology that we have now.. effects are enhanced and some actors are better than the ones who acted in the original movie.. But whether a movie is an original one or not, i would like to watch it in the movie houses just to be able to enjoy it and make comparisons.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I agree that to an extent with you darlene06. I think the cinematography can be greatly enhanced with the new technology we have in comparison to what was available even a few years ago. Do you not think some movies are so iconic that they are almost "sacred" and should not be redone? What movie(s) do you want to see redone? :)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
i don't think they are "sacred", it's just that the new version wasn't able to capture the features that made the original ones to be that wonderful.. i loved the new Phantom of the Oprah..
@jands1 (835)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I agree. But then again, that would bring me to my rant about the lack of true actors/actresses. LOL
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I don't like to see any movie remade. It just takes something away when other people star in the same movie that you have seen with other actors and actresses. There is nothing like watching the older movies over and over. But, then, younger people, who have never seen the original would not know the difference and it wouldn't matter to them. I suppose those who produce the new movies know this.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I agree to a certain extent. It depends on if the movie is based off of classical literature. It is interesting to see different peoples' interpretations of such works. For example, "The Count of Monte Cristo" written in the 1800s by by Alexandre Dumas. There have been a few movie adaptations of his work. And each one was good, for the most part, in their own way. I just hope they never ever, ever, ever do a remake of Cassablanca or The Postman Always Rings Twice. No one can replace either Launa Turner or Humphrey Bogart. But I think I would enjoy seeing A Free Soul (1931) remade. :)