Hollywood really run out of ideas

Calgary, Alberta
January 31, 2012 2:39pm CST
I just found out that some 90's movies,yes 90's hollywood movies are set to have remakes, That is like way too soon. I can understand remaking movies from the 40's,50's,60's,70's and 80's but 90's is like way too soon. what is next movies from the early 2000's. I think its about time for Hollywood to hire some foreign writers. They really run out of ideas. 90's movies are not even that old so I found it ridiculous to see some 90's Hollywood movies set to get remakes.
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7 responses
• United States
31 Jan 12
I honestly don't see any harm. I think if people want to watch it they should, nobody is forcing you to watch it. I don't like movies myself, I rarely go to cinemas or watch movies at home but I don't see any harm. Of course it's a bit soon but who cares!
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jan 12
there is a harm, 90's is so recent, Its like an insult to someone's intelligence its an evidence they run out of ideas. It also makes kids have the mentality that they should not watch older movies.
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• United States
31 Jan 12
I think it says more about you if you fail insulted by the film industry. I don't want to hurt your feelings but it's an industry, it's all about making movies and earning a lot of money. I agree it's soon and that it might prevent kids from watching old movies, but seeing it as an insult...
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jan 12
because majority of remakes suck. Only 1% of the remakes are good. Remakes are being shoved to the public's mouth and the public accept it with open arms. It also ruins what makes the originals great.
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31 Jan 12
I see no reason to remake ANY film. If the original was good, it was good enough to stand on its own two feet. If not, it's not worth remaking. It's just a shortcut to money.
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jan 12
It makes me feel terrible too, s0 90's kids are old now. cos 90's movies will have remakes. why dont they just think outside of the box instead of ruining classics.
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@egdcltd (6590)
31 Jan 12
Studios are reluctant to take risks. Remakes, sequels and adaptations are lower risk than creating something original, or even just slightly different.
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Feb 12
I found out that even a movie from early 2000 is at risk to get a remake. Imagine tehre is a Mr, and Mrs. Smith remake in the works already.
@egdcltd (6590)
2 Feb 12
Is it really that long since that film came out? Okay, far too soon for a remake, but it really doesn't seem that long ago that I saw it at the cinema.
• Calgary, Alberta
3 Feb 12
I just realized its a 2008 movie, so its way too recent to be remaked but Hollywood is getting lazy, nothing we can do about that.
@maezee (31963)
• United States
6 Feb 12
It IS way too soon to start re-doing movies from the 1990's. Writers and directors need to come up with original ideas, or at least somewhat original ideas. Or sequels or something. I know it's hard to be original these days with the millions of movies that exist, but there has to be something that hasn't been done yet..
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Feb 12
their only option against remaking 90's movies would be adaptations but adaptations are awful copies of the original material too. they also remake european and Asian movies. It makes me think,rather than remaking foreign stuff, why dont they get foreign writers for the sake of fresh ideas.
@eljayo (1107)
• Philippines
1 Feb 12
Hi! It is really true. Even in our local showbiz world. There are are lot of remakes and a few of original ones. I think they should really hire new writers who can write stories where you can immediately guess the ending.;)0
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Feb 12
I think remakes of 80's below is more acceptable but 90's remake that one is way too soon, Its still too fresh to be remaked.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jan 12
hi capt I think theres way too many remakes but remaking the 90's seems way too soon.Also so many remakes even of older films never quite seem as good as the original.of course if the original was not so good perhaps a remake might be good. I ha ve seen some good remakes but also a lot that were not as good as the original.
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jan 12
indeed 90's is way too soon, some 90's movies can even past as a 2000's movie, Visually its still close to the picture quality we have in 2000's. An HD remix dvd of 90's movies are more acceptable than remaking them. Its way too soon but there are already plans to butcher classic that is not even that old.
@anncherry (406)
• Philippines
1 Feb 12
Ugh, that's why I hate remakes. :(( Remakes of asian movies in Hollywood suck too. They are better off making the next Transformers sequel than a bad and asian-remade horror or romance flick. And I agree, 90's movies are too soon. If it were a song, they are just song covers done in a professional studio uploaded on YouTube. Not good. *shakes head* Instead of remaking and mimicking the whole thing, why not just get the idea of it and make something that's better? Let's say if they see an asian movie become popular with the international audience, take the key points of the movie, the elements that made it go viral, and make another "original" movie with the same elements. They can even add some touches to it to make it even better than the one they used as a model. That will be so much better, right? :)
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Feb 12
about Asian and European movies,How I wish those movies will just be promoted and exported to the US instead of having them butchered by a Hollywood remake, Why do they have to remake everything. European and Asian Cinema were much better than Hollywood these days. But they dont get a chance for a US release cos Hollywood got to remake them first. The only non Hollywood international movies that gets a chance for a US release are British movies. Even Canadian movies dont get international release, to think of it many successful Hollywood actors and directors are Canadians.
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
I think they want people to focus on just Hollywood movies, that's why they do that. They are afraid of being challenged by other cultures which have the slightest possibility of overthrowing their reign. Instead of resorting to these tactics, why not focus on making even better movies than the rest, right?
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• Calgary, Alberta
3 Feb 12
British movies and high budget Chinese martial arts movies are so lucky to have American releases. That could be the reason why other films dont get a chance to be organically exported, Hollywood producers prefers having them being Americanized first, Watching with subtitles is fun.but those Hollywood producers makes Americans lazy to watch foreign movies.