Let's discuss "remakes"!LOL

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Let's discuss "remakes"!LOL
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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 2:03pm
A lot of the movies out in recent years are remakes of movies from YEARS ago. A good example being "Heaven Can Wait" with Warren Beatty. It was a remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" with Claude Rains and Robert Montgomery as boxer Joe Pendleton. Have you seen any good remakes? How about some that were real stinkers?

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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 2:39pm
Ohhh my favorite topic!

I guess the biggest problem that I have with remakes is that it, to me, is not necessary. I mean a good movie is good no matter what year it was made in. But now a days you have so many people who refuse to watch old movies, that they only way they will see them is if they are remade. The funny thing is that almost everything now adays is a remake. I was talking to my friend the other day and he thought that Mr. Deeds and You've got mail are both original movies. Was he shocked to find out neither one are.

Then again there are some movies with so many versions it is hard to tell what version is the original like Count of Monte Cristo and Little Women. Although everyone knows the 40's version of Little Women is farthest from the book, but still the best version!

Remakes that I have liked:

The Time Machine.

Mr. Deeds.

The Thomas Crown Affair. What was up with all the unnecassary sex?

The Count of Monte Cristo.

The Mummy.

Remakes that SUCKED.

Rat Race. Might have been good on its own, but compared to It's a mad mad mad mad world, Rat Race was just bad.

The Wiz. This is the only movie that I have ever turned off before it was done.

Remakes that were okay.

The Parent Trap. I like the first one better, but there were a few scenes from the remake that I really liked.

I need to stop before I write a novel.

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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 8:09pm
I thought the remake of Sabrina sucked big time.......
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Sun, 06-22-2003 - 7:33am
Usually I like the original more than the remake. Sabrina is one that was better the first time around. Not even Harrison Ford could make this a good movie.

I saw no reason to remake Romeo and Juliet with a modern day setting. The 60's version with Olivia Hussey (I think) is my all-time favorite.

Also Cape Fear was better the first time and so was The Thomas Crown Affair. I just didn't see why you had to add all the sex to a story that stands on its own to begin with.

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Sun, 06-22-2003 - 10:43am
I feel the same way about Cape Fear, however, I think that Robert DeNiro was a much more terrifying ex-convict than Robert Mitchum.

Another original that stands out in my mind is The Postman Always Rings Twice. The remake (Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange) doesn't have the passion of the Lana Turner/John Garfield original, despite attempts to spice it up. Should have left it alone.

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Sun, 06-22-2003 - 3:32pm
Robert DeNiro was spooky, but Robert Mitchum was SLEAZY!!LOL The original was definitely better.

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Sun, 06-22-2003 - 5:40pm
True. Mitchum seemed much scarier until he took off his shirt. I've seen bigger chests on cornish game hens. LOL
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Sun, 06-22-2003 - 7:22pm
LOL!! My favorite Mitchum movie is "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison". Great movie.

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