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MOVIE POLL: What's your take on Hollywood remakes?

06.04.2006
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What's your take on Hollywood remakes?

I love 'em. Keep 'em coming!
I don't mind so much...some are good, some not so much, just like most films.
Enough already!! I wish they would take more chances on original scripts.
I have no opinion on this, but can someone explain "Garfield 2" to me???

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7:44AM on 06/05/2006
My stance on remakes is no secret to anyone who has had the misfortune of hearing my opinion. They don't bug me. If I don't like it I go back and watch the original. Sometimes I like the remake and not the original (like Texas Chainsaw Massacre...as blasphemous as that sounds, I never cared for the orignal and actually enjoyed the remake) but what I HATE are when remakes are just the original movie with new people in it. Like PSYCHO was. And THE OMEN looks the same way. Those are the
My stance on remakes is no secret to anyone who has had the misfortune of hearing my opinion. They don't bug me. If I don't like it I go back and watch the original. Sometimes I like the remake and not the original (like Texas Chainsaw Massacre...as blasphemous as that sounds, I never cared for the orignal and actually enjoyed the remake) but what I HATE are when remakes are just the original movie with new people in it. Like PSYCHO was. And THE OMEN looks the same way. Those are the remakes that to me seem pointless. If you're going to tkae the effort to REMAKE a film, then REMAKE it. Take the initial concept and run away with it. DO NOT wash, rinse, repeat. Odds are I've already seen the original or have access to it so if I want to watch it I will. If I have to watch a remake then at least give me something different to see...like they did in AMITYVILLE (another one I enjoyed the remake of more than the original). Oh, and I do feel Hollywood needs to take more chances on films rather than just rehash old ones. If they aren't willing to take chances on new and original films then why should we take a chance on old rehash crap we didn't like the first 20 times around? Just a thought.
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10:45PM on 06/04/2006
While there are some movies that absolutely beg to be either remade thanks to either bad technology or bad everything else (King Kong springs to mind), some classics should just be left alone and never touched (Night of the Living Dead, for example). Then again, there are those movies that still shouldn't be remade but just luck out and turn into pretty good movies on their own (I'm thinking chiefly of Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job here).
While there are some movies that absolutely beg to be either remade thanks to either bad technology or bad everything else (King Kong springs to mind), some classics should just be left alone and never touched (Night of the Living Dead, for example). Then again, there are those movies that still shouldn't be remade but just luck out and turn into pretty good movies on their own (I'm thinking chiefly of Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job here).
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4:54PM on 06/04/2006

REMAKES!

Although Hollywood has become unoriginal and I would prefer the remakes to stop, SOME remakes are worthwhile. You see, you shouldn't remake a good movie (The Omen) because it doesn't need to be remade. You should remake bad movies and improve on them. Dawn of the Dead was much better than the original in my humble opinion. Those are the kind of remakes we need, not ones like The Omen.
Although Hollywood has become unoriginal and I would prefer the remakes to stop, SOME remakes are worthwhile. You see, you shouldn't remake a good movie (The Omen) because it doesn't need to be remade. You should remake bad movies and improve on them. Dawn of the Dead was much better than the original in my humble opinion. Those are the kind of remakes we need, not ones like The Omen.
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