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07.06.2012by: Alex Maidy

12 Movies that We think need to be Remade!

We all complain about the unnecessary sequels, reboots, and remakes out there these days. From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to PSYCHO, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS to TOTAL RECALL, pretty much anything can and will be redone by Hollywood. But, sometimes a movie has such potential and falls short that it actually deserves to be remade. Here are the twelve movies that we feel should get a second chance at the big screen. Some were good to begin with and just need to try a little harder the next time around. Feel free to comment in the talk back with other movies you feel should get a do-over.

#12 Tango and Cash

I am sure you are all ready to rip me a new one for putting TANGO AND CASH on this list, but hear me out. Yes, the original is a cult classic, but it is very dated. We have not had a successful buddy cop movie since the RUSH HOUR series and that was pretty much comedy first with a tiny bit of action. Remaking TANGO AND CASH could go one of two ways. You could either take the same character types and recast with younger actors or capitalize on Stallone's return to the spotlight and have him and Kurt Russell play the same characters but much older. Either way would work, but I would much rather see a rebooted TANGO AND CASH than LETHAL WEAPON without Danny or Mel.

#11 Speed

Another good action movie franchise destroyed by an utterly shitty sequel. I liked SPEED a lot. Keanu Reeves was still borderline surfer dude in this movie but it worked. Dennis Hopper was over the top perfection and Sandra Bullock was, well, Sandra Bullock. The best thing about SPEED is you can reboot it without worrying about being a copy. SPEED was called "DIE HARD on a bus" and since every movie has been "SPEED on a (insert vehicle here)". Take the basic structure and try it again and do it without CGI. The action in SPEED feels so much more thrilling because it was done with practical effects and skilled stuntmen.

#10 Cleopatra

The closest movie I can compare CLEOPATRA to is TITANIC. Both films were massive scale epics of daring filmmaking that paid off even if the movie itself left something to be desired. CLEOPATRA is not a terrible film by any means, but you can see the money was spent on everything else aside from the screenplay. Since the story of Cleopatra is a historical one, a remake would be more in name only. I would think it would be a safe bet that if you make a massive epic that is a love story you will get the same kind of box office as TITANIC. Especially if you cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Caesar.

#9 Flash Gordon

With JOHN CARTER flopping, I doubt a studio will finance a FLASH GORDON remake seeing as they share a lot of similarities. But, Flash Gordon is a much better known character and could easily be updated in a way that is both reverential to the classic character as well as modernized for 21st century audiences. I debated as to whether I should put FLASH GORDON here versus BUCK ROGERS or THE SHADOW, but any of those old school heroes would make for a quality summer action franchise.

#8 Howard the Duck

I have fond memories of watching HOWARD THE DUCK on VHS as a kid during rainy summer days. It was funny, had profanity, and a talking duck. For a kid, that is awesome. Plus, the horrific, Lovecraftian villain at the end scared me shitless. Oh, and Lea Thompson gave me one of my first boners. But, despite all of that, the movie was bad. Really bad. The Marvel comic character of Howard is so much more than what the movie portrayed that they could remake this and do it right. With the advances in motion capture they could make Howard look completely realistic and still tell a fantastic and strange story. With Disney owning Marvel now, I doubt they would risk making this movie and still calling it HOWARD THE DUCK. Maybe they can slip him into THE AVENGERS 2 and see how it goes.

#7 Fahrenheit 451

Mel Gibson was going to remake FAHRENHEIT 451 but something tells me he would not be a very good choice to film a movie about censorship. The late Ray Bradbury did not live long enough to see this important novel brought to life in the way it deserves. The Christian Bale action flick EQUILIBRIUM is the closest thing to a remake that we have had, but a true to the test adaptation is what we are waiting for. Much like Orwell's 1984, FAHRENHEIT 451 is as relevant today as ever. Here's hoping that Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY is successful and ushers in a slew of remakes of classic novels.

#6 Dune

They have been trying to remake DUNE since the day David Lynch's version hit theaters. Although there were a couple of SyFy original mini-series that did a better job of adapting Frank Herbert's novels, they failed in the special effects department. While a direct remake keeps getting shelved, maybe a prequel/reboot would do the trick. Herbert's son has been penning prequel novels for several years now that lead into the DUNE story. They could possibly serve as a good entry point to this massive franchise. Just remember, the spice must flow!

#5 Super Mario Bros

This "movie" is such horseshit that I can barely bring myself to say anything about it. I don't know if a new SUPER MARIO BROS movie would even qualify as a remake since this "film" has pretty much nothing to do with the classic Nintendo game outside of character names. Not even the great Bob Hoskins could save this movie. His name is Mario Mario? Really? F*** you! This movie raped my dreams of a big screen Mario movie. So, there is still a chance. The movie may not literally translate the game, but at least keep it close. This should be remade now.

#4 Demons

Over the last couple of decades, Hollywood has worn out the Asian horror remakes. One international genre they never touched (until the recent SUSPIRIA remake was announced) is Italian horror. Dario Argento crossed over briefly in the nineties but there are quite a few good Italian horror movies that would make good remakes. The film DEMONS is a perfect example. While I love both DEMONS and DEMONS 2, they offer two great setups. What if you were trapped in a movie theater where the film itself was turning the audience into monsters? The second film takes the same conceit and puts it into an apartment building. Even if it never happens, if you are reading this you now have a couple of new movies to check out.

#3 Catwoman

Good lord, what a piece of shit. I mean, how do you fuck up CATWOMAN? It should have been a slam dunk. But, fuck it up they did. This should be one of the easiest remakes since Christopher Nolan has already grounded Catwoman in reality. Take Anne Hathaway and have her star in a spin-off. That way you can capitalize on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES success and venture into the same world without needing Nolan beyond a producer capacity. Now, I haven't seen THE DARK KNIGHT RISES yet, but I think a Selina Kyle cat burglar character would work in pretty much any setting. Just get a good antagonist for her to square off against and you should have a slam dunk.

#2 The Last Starfighter

THE LAST STARFIGHTER is a movie I always expect people to recognize when I mention it but the vast majority have no clue what I am talking about. It has everything: video games, aliens, space battles, war scenes, and the potential to be a franchise. I had this movie on my list of films that deserve sequels, but a remake would work as well. THE LAST STARFIGHTER is one of the few movies that I remember almost verbatim from my childhood. If you haven't seen it, check it out and tell me if you can't envision an awesome remake. Similar to GREEN LANTERN, you have a human character pulled into an intergalactic war that he didn't even know was going on. Unlike GREEN LANTERN, this movie would not require lengthy exposition as to the back story. Just throw the hero into a spaceship and let the lasers fly.

#1 Godzilla

This was one of the biggest f*** ups in Hollywood history. By taking the classic GODZILLA and completely bypassing it for a JURASSIC PARK looking dinosaur, Roland Emmerich alienated every fan of the Japanese original. With word coming down that Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards (MONSTERS) will be making a GODZILLA related announcement at Comic-Con, this may be our chance to see Gojira seriously mess up North America. Just make sure he LOOKS like Gojira.
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8:38AM on 07/09/2012
I love the Original film. I saw it at the cinema and I consider it a cult classic. Cast Paul Walker or Alexander Skarsgård, remix the queen soundtrack and tip top CGI would make this a fun movie.
I love the Original film. I saw it at the cinema and I consider it a cult classic. Cast Paul Walker or Alexander Skarsgård, remix the queen soundtrack and tip top CGI would make this a fun movie.
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7:26AM on 07/09/2012
BLASPHEMY!!!! this movie is classic a and still holds up well on repeat viewings. Though i wouldn't be opposed to a sequel, but you gotta bring in Lance Guest, why he's the bee's knees in the flick, IMHO.
BLASPHEMY!!!! this movie is classic a and still holds up well on repeat viewings. Though i wouldn't be opposed to a sequel, but you gotta bring in Lance Guest, why he's the bee's knees in the flick, IMHO.
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1:19AM on 07/09/2012

You needed to add The Last Airbender to that list

Like Catwoman, that film should have been a slam dunk. It's an amazing series with plenty of action and some wonderful character development, and would have made a kick-ass trilogy. But M. Night Shyamalan screwed it up by the numbers, making countless rookie mistakes. Put a great director on board (Joe Cornish, for instance) and audiences would flock to see a The Last Airbender remake.
Like Catwoman, that film should have been a slam dunk. It's an amazing series with plenty of action and some wonderful character development, and would have made a kick-ass trilogy. But M. Night Shyamalan screwed it up by the numbers, making countless rookie mistakes. Put a great director on board (Joe Cornish, for instance) and audiences would flock to see a The Last Airbender remake.
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2:59AM on 07/08/2012

YES! YES!! YES!!!!!!!

But really, it needs a SEQUEL, not a remake. The end of the first movie was a great set up for a sequel, where Louis would be chosen to become a Starfighter and go into space to find his brother. In fact, I read that there was a sequel idea that was batted around Hollywood for a time, but I think it's still stuck in development Hell. This movie was just plain awesomeness: Good cast, story, make-up and visual effects (one of the earliest uses of CG), and don't tell me that the opening theme
But really, it needs a SEQUEL, not a remake. The end of the first movie was a great set up for a sequel, where Louis would be chosen to become a Starfighter and go into space to find his brother. In fact, I read that there was a sequel idea that was batted around Hollywood for a time, but I think it's still stuck in development Hell. This movie was just plain awesomeness: Good cast, story, make-up and visual effects (one of the earliest uses of CG), and don't tell me that the opening theme doesn't raises the hairs on the back of your neck! GET THIS THING MADE NOW!!!
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2:52AM on 07/08/2012
I've read all the novels, (save the "in-between-quels") and have seen all the movies. Yes, the SciFi Channel movies were worlds better than the David Lynch movie, but I do agree that it's high time that a Dune remake was done. Long live the fighters of Muad'dib!
I've read all the novels, (save the "in-between-quels") and have seen all the movies. Yes, the SciFi Channel movies were worlds better than the David Lynch movie, but I do agree that it's high time that a Dune remake was done. Long live the fighters of Muad'dib!
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12:32AM on 07/08/2012
One film I would love to see get a remake and I was actually thinking about this earlier today is Starship Troopers. Although I do love the movie, it has absolutely nothing to do with the book, and the book is so good. I dont see why we cant get a remake true (or at least truer...) to the novel.
One film I would love to see get a remake and I was actually thinking about this earlier today is Starship Troopers. Although I do love the movie, it has absolutely nothing to do with the book, and the book is so good. I dont see why we cant get a remake true (or at least truer...) to the novel.
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11:26PM on 07/07/2012

Well...

Don't forget that Eartha Kit played Catwoman in the last season of the Batman TV show so Halle Berry was not miscast. But Sharon Stone... God... what a terrible actress. And the direction? My God... Why does a movie about a woman who dresses up like a cat need any CGI? When Halle Berry is in costume you don't want to see an animated version of her! Any why in God's name did they have CGI cats? If they wanted to make it look like the cats were reviving her then cover her with tuna and the
Don't forget that Eartha Kit played Catwoman in the last season of the Batman TV show so Halle Berry was not miscast. But Sharon Stone... God... what a terrible actress. And the direction? My God... Why does a movie about a woman who dresses up like a cat need any CGI? When Halle Berry is in costume you don't want to see an animated version of her! Any why in God's name did they have CGI cats? If they wanted to make it look like the cats were reviving her then cover her with tuna and the cats would lick her like crazy! Geez!
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11:09PM on 07/07/2012

Well...

There was a Flash Gordon cartoon that came out the yer before the movie. I never saw the movie because the trailers looked awful. The cartoon was cool though. They could do a serious Flash Gordon movie and try to turn it into a franchise. Of course, that's what people tried to do with John Carter.
There was a Flash Gordon cartoon that came out the yer before the movie. I never saw the movie because the trailers looked awful. The cartoon was cool though. They could do a serious Flash Gordon movie and try to turn it into a franchise. Of course, that's what people tried to do with John Carter.
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6:12PM on 07/07/2012
In all honesty remaking Speed would just mean capitalizing on the title and success. To remake this movie would mean open-season on all our favorite blockbusters of the '80s and '90s getting remade and rebooted. It's a simple formula, and simple ideas rarely call for a do-over.
In all honesty remaking Speed would just mean capitalizing on the title and success. To remake this movie would mean open-season on all our favorite blockbusters of the '80s and '90s getting remade and rebooted. It's a simple formula, and simple ideas rarely call for a do-over.
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6:04PM on 07/07/2012
In all honesty remaking Speed would just mean capitalizing on the title and success. To remake this movie would mean open-season on all our favorite blockbusters of the '80s and '90s getting remade and rebooted. It's a simple formula, and simple ideas rarely call for a do-over.
In all honesty remaking Speed would just mean capitalizing on the title and success. To remake this movie would mean open-season on all our favorite blockbusters of the '80s and '90s getting remade and rebooted. It's a simple formula, and simple ideas rarely call for a do-over.
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6:39PM on 07/06/2012
The great score by Craig Safan, the FIRST movie to use CGI for space battle, likeable supporting characters...
I've always loved this movie...
And a good remake could be cool, as long as the story is reworked to match today's standards in story's complexity...
The great score by Craig Safan, the FIRST movie to use CGI for space battle, likeable supporting characters...
I've always loved this movie...
And a good remake could be cool, as long as the story is reworked to match today's standards in story's complexity...
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6:19PM on 07/06/2012
MacFarlane's Ted could resuscitate some interest in Flash Gordon. Otherwise, both Flash and Buck could work. Many Gen X parents want to introduce their kids to the same fun that the parents had in the early '80s. They would want another Flash Gordon or Buck Rodgers movie, and they might respect a different approach such as SyFy took with the old Battlestar Gallactica.
MacFarlane's Ted could resuscitate some interest in Flash Gordon. Otherwise, both Flash and Buck could work. Many Gen X parents want to introduce their kids to the same fun that the parents had in the early '80s. They would want another Flash Gordon or Buck Rodgers movie, and they might respect a different approach such as SyFy took with the old Battlestar Gallactica.
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6:13PM on 07/06/2012
Hey look kids, it's the Lizard!! Right over Hopper's right shoulder.
Hey look kids, it's the Lizard!! Right over Hopper's right shoulder.
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5:58PM on 07/06/2012

too soon

Its not possible to remake this one because i can't think of anyone topping Keanu's performance... maybe Channing Tatum, but seriously this movie stays in the 90s.
Its not possible to remake this one because i can't think of anyone topping Keanu's performance... maybe Channing Tatum, but seriously this movie stays in the 90s.
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5:57PM on 07/06/2012

too soon

Its not possible to remake this one because i can't think of anyone topping Keanu's performance... maybe Channing Tatum, but seriously this movie stays in the 90s.
Its not possible to remake this one because i can't think of anyone topping Keanu's performance... maybe Channing Tatum, but seriously this movie stays in the 90s.
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5:50PM on 07/06/2012
Why not just do a different movie with a similiar plot, with different setting & characters? Why does it have to be a remake of SPEED?? That movie is perfect as it is. AVATAR is not an (official) remake of DANCES WITH WOLVES, you know.
Why not just do a different movie with a similiar plot, with different setting & characters? Why does it have to be a remake of SPEED?? That movie is perfect as it is. AVATAR is not an (official) remake of DANCES WITH WOLVES, you know.
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5:29PM on 07/06/2012

Frekking Double Post

What can I say?
What can I say?
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5:28PM on 07/06/2012
Well, CLEOPATRA is Absolutely Totally opposite of TITANIC. On one hand, TITANIC was actually a MASSIVE HIT both on commercial & critical front (currently @ 88% on rottentomatoes), whereas CLEOPATRA was the BIGGEST FLOP of All-time at that time inspite of becoming the biggest grosser of 1963 (still the only one of that kind) with very bad critical reception (currently @ 38% rotten rating). It has NOTHING in common with TITANIC other than a big budget, because their paths were totally different
Well, CLEOPATRA is Absolutely Totally opposite of TITANIC. On one hand, TITANIC was actually a MASSIVE HIT both on commercial & critical front (currently @ 88% on rottentomatoes), whereas CLEOPATRA was the BIGGEST FLOP of All-time at that time inspite of becoming the biggest grosser of 1963 (still the only one of that kind) with very bad critical reception (currently @ 38% rotten rating). It has NOTHING in common with TITANIC other than a big budget, because their paths were totally different after they got released. It was not TITANIC's fault that in the following years for some reason it started to have a massive backlash & it became somehow "cool" to bash on this film.
But other than that nonsensial comparision, I agree that CLEOPATRA could work as a remake.
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5:16PM on 07/06/2012
Is that a Super Scope 6 that Dennis Hopper is holding in that pic??? Oh yeah, and I agree with the idea of a Pixar animated Mario Brothers film.
Is that a Super Scope 6 that Dennis Hopper is holding in that pic??? Oh yeah, and I agree with the idea of a Pixar animated Mario Brothers film.
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4:52PM on 07/06/2012

Freeden is right

He's right. It's 1984. Oingo Boingo wrote a song about it and everything.
He's right. It's 1984. Oingo Boingo wrote a song about it and everything.
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4:45PM on 07/06/2012

Now this makes this whole article make sense.

Remaking bad films. Isn't that the whole point of a remake anyway? To make the necessary fixes to what made a film so bad in the first place, not following the same steps, and completely blowing the original outta the water? I approve of SMB as well.
Remaking bad films. Isn't that the whole point of a remake anyway? To make the necessary fixes to what made a film so bad in the first place, not following the same steps, and completely blowing the original outta the water? I approve of SMB as well.
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4:39PM on 07/06/2012

T&C reboot, couldon't agree more...

you'll get no argument from me there. That movie was awesome and either doing a complete reboot with younger actors or bringing back Stallone, Russell, even Hatcher would be a class move. I'm all for this.
you'll get no argument from me there. That movie was awesome and either doing a complete reboot with younger actors or bringing back Stallone, Russell, even Hatcher would be a class move. I'm all for this.
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3:31PM on 07/06/2012

Pixar

Pixar should do a Super Mario Bros film.
Pixar should do a Super Mario Bros film.
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3:25PM on 07/06/2012

Good call, Mr. Maidy

Some of these would rank much higher on my list than others, but Dune would be #1 on my list and Fahrenheit 451 would be in my top 5 so I'm glad to see they both made the cut here.

Oh, for the record though, it's 1984 not 1985.
Some of these would rank much higher on my list than others, but Dune would be #1 on my list and Fahrenheit 451 would be in my top 5 so I'm glad to see they both made the cut here.

Oh, for the record though, it's 1984 not 1985.
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3:09PM on 07/06/2012

The Star Wars prequels should be remade....well made.

And George Lucas should have very little involvement. He DEFINITELY shouldn't write the screenplays.
And George Lucas should have very little involvement. He DEFINITELY shouldn't write the screenplays.
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3:09PM on 07/06/2012

remakes?!

i feel that movies r worth of remaking only when there is chance of improving(by multifold) the original by the latest advanced CGI ( eg.,LOTR animation to live-action,Titanic) or by more story/character improvement or by advancements in crafts like Set design,stunts,makeup.i dont like cheap remakes that try to cash on nostalgic factor.i would like to see CGI live-action remakes of Hayao miyazaki films,sci-fi cyperpunk manga films like Akira,Ghost in the shell.also would b good to see remakes
i feel that movies r worth of remaking only when there is chance of improving(by multifold) the original by the latest advanced CGI ( eg.,LOTR animation to live-action,Titanic) or by more story/character improvement or by advancements in crafts like Set design,stunts,makeup.i dont like cheap remakes that try to cash on nostalgic factor.i would like to see CGI live-action remakes of Hayao miyazaki films,sci-fi cyperpunk manga films like Akira,Ghost in the shell.also would b good to see remakes of underrated cult films like Bladerunner,Brazil,Johnny mnemonic
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3:08PM on 07/06/2012
There's an old Hammer movie called "Horror Hotel" with Christopher Lee set in Salem, Mass. It was a low-budget effort. But still pretty chilling. I remember thinking THIS is the kind of horror remake we need to have. Go find actual scary movies that nonetheless are fairly dated, keep what works and improve on what doesn't. Use those instead of remaking every international or 20-year-old horror hit. Forgotten gems, that's what I'd like to see folks attempt to remake.
There's an old Hammer movie called "Horror Hotel" with Christopher Lee set in Salem, Mass. It was a low-budget effort. But still pretty chilling. I remember thinking THIS is the kind of horror remake we need to have. Go find actual scary movies that nonetheless are fairly dated, keep what works and improve on what doesn't. Use those instead of remaking every international or 20-year-old horror hit. Forgotten gems, that's what I'd like to see folks attempt to remake.
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3:04PM on 07/06/2012
I haven't seen this movie in maybe twenty years. But I remember liking it, and it deserves more recognition. So if sequelizing does the trick, so be it.
I haven't seen this movie in maybe twenty years. But I remember liking it, and it deserves more recognition. So if sequelizing does the trick, so be it.
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3:01PM on 07/06/2012
It's weird, this must be my one real guilty pleasure. While I agree it's not much to do with the game, the film does hold some charm for me. But yeah, by all means, if you can give me a real honest-to-god adaptation of the characters that makes a lick of sense, then by all means.
It's weird, this must be my one real guilty pleasure. While I agree it's not much to do with the game, the film does hold some charm for me. But yeah, by all means, if you can give me a real honest-to-god adaptation of the characters that makes a lick of sense, then by all means.
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2:47PM on 07/06/2012
Good choice, but does this really count? They ARE remaking this movie. I think this spot should have been reserved for a film that isn't currently in the works to be remade. Otherwise, good list.
Good choice, but does this really count? They ARE remaking this movie. I think this spot should have been reserved for a film that isn't currently in the works to be remade. Otherwise, good list.
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2:45PM on 07/06/2012
Great movie, but not very well known to those who didn't grow up watching it. I agree, it could stand for a great remake, but they'd have to give it more. The original is a cult classic, but it's just far too simple for today's audience, I think. It would have to have a lot more to it, including a greater emotional connection to the characters.
Great movie, but not very well known to those who didn't grow up watching it. I agree, it could stand for a great remake, but they'd have to give it more. The original is a cult classic, but it's just far too simple for today's audience, I think. It would have to have a lot more to it, including a greater emotional connection to the characters.
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2:42PM on 07/06/2012
I've actually thought of stories for a legit movie of this. It could definitely work as an animated film, I think. They'd just have to create something deeper than anything the gaming series has given us. In the story that I've thought of for a film, the focus is on Mario and Luigi being non-heroes suddenly forced to save an entire kingdom. There are also family issues thrown in between the two brothers. It could work.
I've actually thought of stories for a legit movie of this. It could definitely work as an animated film, I think. They'd just have to create something deeper than anything the gaming series has given us. In the story that I've thought of for a film, the focus is on Mario and Luigi being non-heroes suddenly forced to save an entire kingdom. There are also family issues thrown in between the two brothers. It could work.
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2:33PM on 07/06/2012
This is one I can get behind. But, I fear that this would be turned into a big budget action blockbuster, especially after the flop that was Atlas Shrugged. Oh, and Alex, it's 1984, not 1985.
This is one I can get behind. But, I fear that this would be turned into a big budget action blockbuster, especially after the flop that was Atlas Shrugged. Oh, and Alex, it's 1984, not 1985.
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1:53PM on 07/06/2012
Please, for the love of sanity- remake Aliens 3.
Please, for the love of sanity- remake Aliens 3.
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1:47PM on 07/06/2012

not bad

how abt Benhur,Spartacus like Gladiator? I think both Titanic and Avatar(Dances with wolves) r very well-made CGI remakes.
how abt Benhur,Spartacus like Gladiator? I think both Titanic and Avatar(Dances with wolves) r very well-made CGI remakes.
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1:47PM on 07/06/2012

not bad

how abt Benhur,Spartacus like Gladiator? I think both Titanic and Avatar(Dances with wolves) r very well-made CGI remakes.
how abt Benhur,Spartacus like Gladiator? I think both Titanic and Avatar(Dances with wolves) r very well-made CGI remakes.
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1:28PM on 07/06/2012

doesnt need

speed is close to perfect and the movie didnt age.i dont see the need to remake.
speed is close to perfect and the movie didnt age.i dont see the need to remake.
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1:18PM on 07/06/2012
There was a recent attempt to do a Flash Gordon TV show that was a little like Smallville. It lasted only one season, which I think will turn the people in charge off a remake.
There was a recent attempt to do a Flash Gordon TV show that was a little like Smallville. It lasted only one season, which I think will turn the people in charge off a remake.
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1:05PM on 07/06/2012
Can't wait to see what Edwards will bring to a table. Sometimes a director who has proven himself with smaller material can do amazing work with a bigger budget, like Duncan Jones or Christopher Nolan, I just hope the transition for Edwards is a smooth one. And hopefully the Godzilla remake and Pacific Rim will ignite a resurgence in big-budget Hollywood kaiju movies!
Can't wait to see what Edwards will bring to a table. Sometimes a director who has proven himself with smaller material can do amazing work with a bigger budget, like Duncan Jones or Christopher Nolan, I just hope the transition for Edwards is a smooth one. And hopefully the Godzilla remake and Pacific Rim will ignite a resurgence in big-budget Hollywood kaiju movies!
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1:04PM on 07/06/2012
Its a no from me on all of them.
Its a no from me on all of them.
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1:04PM on 07/06/2012
21 Jump Street was a fantastic comedy buddy cop movie ;D
21 Jump Street was a fantastic comedy buddy cop movie ;D
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1:02PM on 07/06/2012
Ah yes, a solo Catwoman film. With the right starting-off point (ie NOT Patience Phillips), it could have so much potential, because there is a lot of material to choose from regarding the character and much of it very interesting. I've said it before, but I'd love to see a movie that depicts her alcoholic father, her escape from a home for delinquent girls, her getting taken in by the Armless Master of a dojo, her early days stealing and working as a stripper...and have Leslie Thompson, Slam
Ah yes, a solo Catwoman film. With the right starting-off point (ie NOT Patience Phillips), it could have so much potential, because there is a lot of material to choose from regarding the character and much of it very interesting. I've said it before, but I'd love to see a movie that depicts her alcoholic father, her escape from a home for delinquent girls, her getting taken in by the Armless Master of a dojo, her early days stealing and working as a stripper...and have Leslie Thompson, Slam Bradley and Holly Robinson as supporting characters!
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12:56PM on 07/06/2012
An animated Super Mario Bros. film could be great, especially with something like "Wreck-It Ralph" whetting appetites for video game nostalgia on the big screen.
An animated Super Mario Bros. film could be great, especially with something like "Wreck-It Ralph" whetting appetites for video game nostalgia on the big screen.
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12:55PM on 07/06/2012
Howard the Duck might make a good animated film or animated/live-action hybrid, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Cool World. I think now that audiences have seen Ted, a cartoony animal with a foul mouth and frat boy tendencies wouldn't be so far out anymore.
Howard the Duck might make a good animated film or animated/live-action hybrid, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Cool World. I think now that audiences have seen Ted, a cartoony animal with a foul mouth and frat boy tendencies wouldn't be so far out anymore.
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12:53PM on 07/06/2012
So, uh, what's happening to the Cleopatra film starring Angelina Jolie?
So, uh, what's happening to the Cleopatra film starring Angelina Jolie?
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12:23PM on 07/06/2012

Great Choice!

Who owns the movie rights to Mario? I see that Koopa is in a scene of Wreck It Ralph. I think Disney.... and/or Pixar... Should attempt an animated Mario movie.
But I think his name really was Mario Mario. When you select a character to play... It says Luigi or Mario. And they are called the Mario Brothers.... which, to me, points to that being their last name.
Who owns the movie rights to Mario? I see that Koopa is in a scene of Wreck It Ralph. I think Disney.... and/or Pixar... Should attempt an animated Mario movie.
But I think his name really was Mario Mario. When you select a character to play... It says Luigi or Mario. And they are called the Mario Brothers.... which, to me, points to that being their last name.
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11:59AM on 07/06/2012
Now this is a perfect choice for number 1. Except for the first couple positions, this was a pretty good list
Now this is a perfect choice for number 1. Except for the first couple positions, this was a pretty good list
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11:57AM on 07/06/2012
I've seen it once, very long time ago. Not sure if I'd want a remake, but I am going to check it out again someday
I've seen it once, very long time ago. Not sure if I'd want a remake, but I am going to check it out again someday
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11:56AM on 07/06/2012
It should be done someday
It should be done someday
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11:55AM on 07/06/2012
Hell yes...
though I don't know if live-action is the way
Hell yes...
though I don't know if live-action is the way
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11:54AM on 07/06/2012
I've never read the book but if it's better than Lynch's movie I say go for it. I didn't like that movie
I've never read the book but if it's better than Lynch's movie I say go for it. I didn't like that movie
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11:51AM on 07/06/2012
I really don't care, I always hated the original
I really don't care, I always hated the original
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11:51AM on 07/06/2012
As much as I love the cheese of Flash Gordon and I don't think I would like a serious remake more, there's no denying that one can make a fresh version of that character with a whole different approach and tone to it, which would undoubtebly justify a remake/reboot.
As much as I love the cheese of Flash Gordon and I don't think I would like a serious remake more, there's no denying that one can make a fresh version of that character with a whole different approach and tone to it, which would undoubtebly justify a remake/reboot.
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11:49AM on 07/06/2012
This can easily be just a different movie about Cleopatra and not a remake. I don't have a problem with it, since many historical figures have a lot of movies based on their lives
This can easily be just a different movie about Cleopatra and not a remake. I don't have a problem with it, since many historical figures have a lot of movies based on their lives
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11:46AM on 07/06/2012
But it's already a perfect action movie. I'm beginning to think this list is going to be compiled of movies that don't have the mass appeal anymore and that's the only justification for remaking them. And movies should be remade when there is a chance of improvement, when the original was a bad movie with potential or possibly just to make a parody of the original but with some heart, a'la 21 Jump Street. Speed doesn't need a remake, if anything it needs a sequel with the original cast that
But it's already a perfect action movie. I'm beginning to think this list is going to be compiled of movies that don't have the mass appeal anymore and that's the only justification for remaking them. And movies should be remade when there is a chance of improvement, when the original was a bad movie with potential or possibly just to make a parody of the original but with some heart, a'la 21 Jump Street. Speed doesn't need a remake, if anything it needs a sequel with the original cast that would cancel the shitty boat-based sequel. Basically something that Universal Soldier Regeneration did but on a bigger scale.
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11:40AM on 07/06/2012
I am actually glad they don't make buddy cop movies anymore, especially remaking them, because well... they would just fuck it up by slapping a PG-13 rating, getting Taylor Lautner and a random older black guy/calm asian guy. Tango and Cash is a cult classic and in my opinion it still holds up well.
I am actually glad they don't make buddy cop movies anymore, especially remaking them, because well... they would just fuck it up by slapping a PG-13 rating, getting Taylor Lautner and a random older black guy/calm asian guy. Tango and Cash is a cult classic and in my opinion it still holds up well.
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11:08AM on 07/06/2012
I completely agree with you here. I was on board with this when Frank Darabont and Tom Hanks were attached. Now it's in limbo production hell. But i still really want to see this book made correctly.
I completely agree with you here. I was on board with this when Frank Darabont and Tom Hanks were attached. Now it's in limbo production hell. But i still really want to see this book made correctly.
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11:52AM on 07/06/2012
I agree
I agree

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