Original vs remakes

The Titanic - Titanic remake
@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
November 14, 2012 9:20am CST
It seems every movie made has been made again one or two times. I think most of them have done a good job in having the same story just a more up to date version and new actors. Yesterday I watched the older version of Poseidon Adventure and today I watched a more up to date version and it was just as good. I think it has been remade 3 times. My favorite remake is Titanic and it is very close to the original from many years ago. I know the movie IT has been made a lot of times and sticks to the original story. Do you watch many original movies and then the remakes? Which do you enjoy more the older or newer version?
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14 responses
@keixarie (186)
• Philippines
14 Nov 12
Well, I'm not against on doing remakes unless it is really good but if the original is better than the remake then it's better not to do it. I know some Asian movies and Hollywood movies with "almost" the same storyplot - I prefer Asian movies.
• Greece
14 Nov 12
I agree with you. The movie, The ring is more scary in Japanese even if I watched the American Version first. The remake is not really bad but the first one is better.
• United States
14 Nov 12
Original versions are MUCH MUCH MUCH better. I laughed when they remade 'Footloose.' I don't think anyone saw that! One of my other favorite 80's horror movies was remade. 'Fright Night.' I was very disappointed with the 'new' version. Colin Farrell was not scary at all. I'm going to pass on 'Red Dawn' cause it looks cheesy. Although, I am curious about the remake of 'Carrie' coming out next year.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Nov 12
I haven't seen the new Footloose but can't imagine it would be any better than the original. I did see the remake of Frightnight and it wasn't half as good as the original.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Nov 12
I think off late there is a dearth of original themes in Hollywood and all the olden hits are getting remade. I think it is getting very tedious now with remakes and then movie just being made into 3D and so on and so forth. I would always prefer the original, untouched. Maybe something can be done if there are any rough edges like editing etc, but apart from that I would not like the originals to be touched. Cheers! Ram
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Nov 12
I especially don't enjoy movies that are originally in b&w and made over into color. They seldom look good!
• China
15 Nov 12
No matter wether it is the original or the remade, either has its attractive points if the movie is really successful. The original can give the audience a fresh feeling, which can leave them the deepest impression. It also set a very good example for the followings. The remade sometimes can show the audience improving points which will put the movie on a higher level. Though both have the same style and same story, but we can find out the different elements from the movie-maker. The newer version added a fierce competition in the movie industry. If the movie-maker really wants to win the audience, he may not only need to be creative but also need to provide his property rights.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
I have watched the Notebook before and did like it. But after I watched the South Korean movie A Moment to Remember, I like it way better. They say that the movie is a copycat of the said movie. Well, the two movies have similarities, but you can't actually say it is a copycat. I'd rather say that I like the South Korean version more. I'd cried so much watching this film.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
there are different approaches so it's really hard to compare but at times the original concept are far better even with the technology that we have now.
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
It's the story that counts. A good story attracts attention but a good graphics attracts much attention too, specially to minors. I'm not really a movie guy but I do watch movie sometimes. For me, it doesn't matter if it's a remake or original as long as I'm satisfied with the amount I paid. (but most of the time I download movie from net LOL XD) :D
• United States
15 Nov 12
For the most part, originals are always better than remakes.
@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
15 Nov 12
This depends. and it depends on many factors. The original 'The Thing' was excellent and it's remake was just as good. I have not been at the movies for quite some time. Remakes leave me curious, and I think that's how they make money for these. The trick is if they can get repeat business from these. Repeat ticket sales I mean. I would personally like to see a remake of 'Scarlet Street'. That starred Edward G. Robinson. So I'd like to see a remake of that. Also, 'A Face In The Crowd' would be one to see.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
14 Nov 12
i enjoy more of course the original as the saying goes nothing beats the original.. though remakes are also fine with me and it`s not that remakes copies all the situation in the original they also add something to make it kinda different from the original so i also watch the remakes...^_^
• United States
14 Nov 12
I don't mind remakes for science fiction. Sometimes bad technology just makes an old movie impossible to take seriously!
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
14 Nov 12
Sometimes I'm not even aware of the fact that what I'm watching is a remake, lol :D. But if I watch a version of a movie, I rarely watch the older or newer version, just because I like watching movies for a change, not for comparing them... I'd rather watch something totally different. There's one movie I remember having watched 2 versions of... the newer version was the one I watched first on a lonely night on TV, and I didn't really get it, it was boring. Then, some years later, with my boyfriend, I watched the older version, which is a classic movie in our country, and now I understand why it's so famous. I mean, the storyline kind of demanded that kind of environment and acting and characters and feelings from the 30s.
• Greece
14 Nov 12
Original mostly are the ones who stick the most in the heart of the viewers. I prefer to wath the original ones but remake is not necessarily bad. It's just we got use to the original. But it's also depends on which movie you watch first. I prefer watching the original first than the remake.
@sjvenden27 (1850)
• United States
14 Nov 12
There are a couple movies that the orginal movie is better then the remake.. Like True Grit; they were both good movies, but I can not see anyone else being able to play John Waynes role as well as he did.. Those are huge boots to fill.. But then there are other movies where the remake is better then the orginal for the simple fact that there is more money to make the movie.. Like Titanic.. The orginal movie was made so long ago and with the newer movie the lastest technology was used.. It basically depends on the speicfic movie..