Friday, August 28, 2009

to remake or not to remake...

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
– Dr. Emmett Brown


So i was thinking...the other day on twitter a few exchanges were had...

Eek! This cloud outside of my window is straight up ghost busters style!

stay puff marshmallow man? RT @JennVojta Eek! This cloud outside of my window is straight up ghost busters style!

@butnoteveryday how come when people talk about ghostbusters they only talk about the first one? @jennvojta @clevelandsaplum

@fattymcbastard @butnoteveryday for the same reason no one talks about Teen Wolf II or Blues Brothers 2000... The originals are FAR superior...

@butnoteveryday @fattymcbastard until they do remakes and ruin a whole generation.

@fattymcbastard @butnoteveryday most sequals are bad... but prequels are even worse... (exception: Batman Begins)

my last remark about ruining a generation got me thinking...what are we showing the kiddies about creativity when directors and writers and producers are just remaking good old movies, or even bad old movies?

where do we draw the line? did the creativity barrel dry up? i mean i'm totally going to see Alice In Wonderland when it comes out. on that note, what about books to movies? i do my best to read them before i watch them...i like to see how my imagination works compared to the vision of producers and such...and i'm not going to lie, when the dark towers movies comes out i'm going to the midnight showing.

but i mean do they really need to remake the karate kid? and what does will smiths kid have that ralph macchio doesn't? Footloose, Short Circut and Child's Play?!? really? and my biggest surprise...

Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!!

Checking out the wiki page i was happy to see that some of my favorites didn't make the list...Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and Anchorman. and i can't believe Cruel Intentions, Father of the Bride and Vanilla Sky were remakes!

i mean where is the creativity people??? what movies would see like to see remade, or not remade?


  1. Perhaps the problem is the type of movies you seek out. There are plenty of creative movies out there, you're just not looking in the right places.

    "my favorite movies...Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and Anchorman."

    Start with these in this order:
    - Brick (2005)
    - Everything is Illuminated (2005)
    - Synecdoche, New York (2008)

  2. It winds me up too, the amount of money and time Hollywood puts into remakes instead of investing in new creative. But they are in the business of making money, not art.

    The one consolation is that no matter what the remake, they cannot destroy the original. It's up to us to show those to our kids and friends.