Is Hollywood stuck in remake Mode?

United States
March 21, 2009 10:56am CST
It seems to me that the last year or so Hollywood has resorted to remaking old movies. Some of which or better then the first, but some I wonder why they even bother. In the last few months there have been remakes of Friday the 13th, Last house on the left, with more on the way. Why would I want to spend $10 or more to see a remake of an old horror movie? What is Elm st. Next? (Which by the way is one of my all time favorite Horror movies series.)
3 responses
@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Mar 09
i am seeing this trend in bollywood also.nobody is venturing out to make something different,maybe because of the economy.only a select few film makers do dare to experiment with something different.
1 person likes this
@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
21 Mar 09
Still we are very fortunate to have Bollywood as it is such a contrast to Hollywood. I often find myself enjoying it and haven't watched any Hollywood movies in some time. Perhaps it is related to the financial crisis you mention.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Actually not only Hollywood which resorted to remakes even Philippine movies too.Very disappointing because it seems quality films are now in short supply, most remakes especially in the Philippine movies are really bad, they just contorted the story.
• United States
24 Mar 09
It also seems like they are taking ideas from movies from other countries. Japan is a good example.
• Canada
21 Mar 09
Hollywood is not stuck in remake mode. The remake is embedded in the very fabric of hollywood in fact ancient translations of hollywood come out as REMAKE