Hollywood Remakes

Ringgold, Virginia
August 14, 2017 3:38pm CST
I'm sure you've noticed lately that Hollywood tends to be doing more remakes of classic movies and TV shows. Just about every year, there's a new film or TV remake. Recently, I saw an advertisement for the Dynasty remake on CW. Sure the new Dynasty has the drama and catfights that made the original a hit, but in my opinion I don't see this remake being a hit. But that's the way it is with Hollywood remakes, most of them are flops, although you occasionally have a hit. What do you think about Hollywood doing all these remakes?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Aug
I think they will get the views for these remakes, solely for the title. I do not think however, they are going to be good. I would rather see new stuff and leave the old good ones as they are the ones that people know and love.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
14 Aug
@TiarasOceanView I agree. I say leave the classics alone.
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@dgobucks226 (4747)
14 Aug
I personally do not like it They need to find original ideas. Usually the TV remakes are terrible and from my experience are cancelled within a short amount of time.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
14 Aug
@dgobucks226 I agree they need to find new ideas.
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@JohnRoberts (35850)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Aug
Hollywood has a long history of remakes but is taking remakes and reboots to a greater level these days. It's laziness not to try something new.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@JohnRoberts Exactly. They're too lazy to come up with new ideas, so they do a remake hoping to capture the magic of the original.
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@Corbin5 (73776)
• United States
14 Aug
I really have no desire to view a remake when I have already experienced the original. I suppose those who have not seen the original enjoy the remakes.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@Corbin5 The remakes tend to be geared towards younger audiences who've never seen the original.
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@Kandae11 (23343)
14 Aug
I don't mind - if they turn out good,
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@Kandae11 Sometimes the remakes tend to turn out pretty good.
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@Courtlynn (41990)
• United States
15 Aug
I never agree with remakes. Leave the shows and movies alone.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@Courtlynn I agree. Remakes don't do the originals justice.
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@Courtlynn (41990)
• United States
15 Aug
@dramagirl26 not at all. Although... I do think the IT remake will be 10x better than the original as the original wasn't any type of scary, unless you were a 4year old - maybe lol
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@Courtlynn I've never seen the original IT, but the new one does seem like it'd be scary.
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@just4him (85034)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Aug
I prefer originals, though the remake they did for Beauty and the Beast was good. It wasn't the same story, so it made it okay. I never watched Dynasty. I expect you're right on that one.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@just4him I haven't seen the Beauty and the Beast remake, but it looked like it was good.
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@just4him (85034)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Aug
@dramagirl26 It was. Totally different story and angle.
@LadyDuck (112851)
• Switzerland
15 Aug
I have only seen a very few remakes that were good, even better than the originals. Most of the time I do not like remakes.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@LadyDuck Sometimes a remake ends up being good, but most of the time it bombs.
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@LadyDuck (112851)
• Switzerland
16 Aug
@dramagirl26 I fully agree.
@JESSY3236 (4678)
• United States
15 Aug
Yeah I have noticed that. It seems like no one has original ideas anymore.But I do want to see the "remake" of IT.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@JESSY3236 You do make a good point that it doesn't seem like anyone has original ideas. Although, there area few remakes that tend to defy expectations.
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@dodo19 (27110)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Aug
For the most part, I think it's best to leave the originals and best not to do a remake. Some remakes that I have seen have turned out pretty good, but others just didn't work for me. I guess it just depends on the movie/TV show and how things turned out.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@dodo19 You're right, it depends on the show/film. There are some that should never be messed with.
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@Susan2015 (17953)
• United States
14 Aug
It doesn't seem like they can come up with very many original idea. Most remakes I don't like.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@Susan2015 They should start coming up with new ideas instead of relying on remakes.
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@TRBRocks420 (58747)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Aug
Sometimes they are good.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@TRBRocks420 Every now and then you'll have a good remake.
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@DianneN (54545)
• United States
14 Aug
I never watch remakes. I believe in letting the originals stay true to themselves. The only one that was better was Godzilla, because it was in color. Lol!
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug
@DianneN I agree about remakes. The originals should be left alone.
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@AmbiePam (44984)
• United States
11 Sep
Shows like that on the CW don't usually work, although the 90210 remake aired for awhile. The Melrose Place remake bombed. I saw they are remaking Miami Vice..oh boy. For every successful and great Lethal Weapon remake there is a pointless Rush Hour. Just like you said, there is only an occasional hit.
• United States
16 Aug
All these remakes tell me that Hollywood is running out of original ideas or possibly is not reading many books. I give remakes a chance if I liked the original, but Dynasty had a top notch cast. How do you recast Linda Evans and Joan Collins.