Seriously, what the hell?
Seriously, what the hell?
Sorry, there's money to be made in resurrecting those golden oldies...
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
Actually, I kinda like remakes, but it depends.
Sadly, many remakes are only made to capitalise on the reputation of the original, and little or nothing is gained, and often, a lot is lost.
But for some genres, particularly tech-heavy sci-fi, I can see mostly good things coming from a cheesy original being remade with a modern arsenal of special effects and set design, as well as removing much of the period-specific fashion and hair styles. Case in point: Star Trek TOS. TNG was, in many ways, a remake of TOS, at least according to Roddenberry himself. And it improved on all counts, IMO.
Then again, there are genres that probably won't fare well in a modern production environment. Perhaps the most obvious would be the great epics of the 50s and early 60s. I think movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Ben Hur would be very tough sells in the movie industry today. A modern version of either would be maybe 90-100 minutes long, laden with unnecessary special effects and possibly even filmed extensively in huge studio sets, with computer-generated scenery added later, instead of in some desert area in the Middle East or northern Africa, like the originals.
And stop making sequels. And "prequels." And movies based on old TV shows that were mediocre (or worse) to begin with. And movies based on comic books.
To quote the learned sage: "Just . . . stop."
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
almost every single one of those movies tanks. The ones based on old tv shows almost uniformly stink...i can barely think of one that was even watcheable. Same with ones based on old cartoons: the jetsons, scooby doo, flintstones, josie and the *****cats. They were all HORRIBLE!!!!
And enough with Dr Seuss. For some reason, that loveable author's books have all become unbearable disasters of movies.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.
Every single movie sucking was a pretty good hint as well, I suppose.
There's always a chance for a diamond in the rough, though:
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
I dislike old movies. I prefer the newly made ones. Meh, its likely my "next gen" mind, but when they are remade I being to appreciate the older stuff...
not to the point of watching them. I can't think "oh my god, look at those high end graphics from the 40's..."...
so...movies that are remade, are both a compliment to the originals and a showcase of the new. My favoriate story would be one with both a good plot, good storey and good graphics. Watching something from the 60's makes me thing "hmmmm...thank god its not the 60's..."...just think what someone in their teens is thinking...
I can "relate"...but I still don't like watching them. Thank god someone is remaking some "awesome" movies for the kids today.
btw, of all the sci-fi to complain about, I dislike THAT one the most. I am actually shocked someone decided to remake it.