Skip to comments.The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)
Posted on 08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes...
Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...
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I’ve never read that particular PKD story.
you’re right on that, however i did enjoy the last version, believe it was 2006? well done and followed the original fairly well.
ummm...it was on the list.
The Thing with Kurt Russell was a great remake.
The Manchurian Candidate
I could not agree more. Although Life Aquatic is my favorite, I think all of his movies are outstanding include Darjeeling and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The way he uses background and scenery is pure genius...
For example, the scene in Owen Wilson's apartment in Royal Tenenbaum's -- the scene is hilarious because of the scenery (the wall paintings, the framed underwear, the adult movie collection, pot room, etc.); which frames their limited dialogue perfectly. My wife and I could not stop laughing during that scene in the theater -- major laugh fit....
The feature film of Buffy was terrible and the writer had much more control over the superior TV show.
Holden was the ne’er-do-well younger brother. Bogart was the responsible older brother who eventually got the girl.
No...the 76 version was. Jackson’s was mentioned as being a worthy effort.
“Don’t try to remake Roman Holiday.”
Well, it was redone as a TV movie in 87...”Roman Holiday is a 1987 television film, based on 1953 film of the same name...”
They remade it in 1987...
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Put Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, PeeWee Herman in one movie, you need a director who is a experience hamwrangler. Didn't have one.
She was miserable, but she was running a large commune full of every pathetic type of person that could fall prey to those who the capitalistic lifestyle creates. Thanks to Billy Jack, the commune survived.
Whats next Hollyweird?
A remake of “Gone with the Wind”?
But in a pro liberal, Dixie hating, Rainbow agenda themed re=make?
My girls were in high school when the remake was about to come out. I got the original and we watched it - they loved the acting.
We went and saw the remake on the big screen and it sucked. Way too much CGI and way to little acting.
And turning the German Engineer into some crazed fruit loop? Waazzz up with that?
The original - well, Korda’s 1939 version - Four Feathers was also way better than the remake.
True Grit - both had their good points.
I walked out of the theatre.
I remember the wall paintings, but I must have missed the rest of that. I’ll have to go back and check it out again.
He is always pretty intricate with the sets, like in that scene from Life Aquatic where he scrolls sideways through the whole cutaway of the ship. I think the stuff in Rushmore with the kid making detailed dioramas of the plays he dreams up was probably autobiographical.
I’m with you hoping that is not done. That likely couldn’t be done today anyway- all the political correctness would bring it to a standstill.
That’s for sure!!
I remember one line from the male slave, Mammy’s husband, I believe, when Scarlett returned to Tar after escaping from the burning of Atlanta. She told him to go out in the fields and pick cotton and he said “I’m a house n*****, I don’t work in the fields.”
That wouldn’t fly today. Same thing goes for another one of my favorite movies, Blazing Saddles.
How could you mention hams in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and not mention her bf from 90210?
Is the chick with "3 of Them" in the remake?
No mention of “Clash Of The Titans”? There is NO CGI that can replace the stop motion of Harryhausen.
It’s just that he got rich doing it. What about the guy who owns the Star Wars franchise. He’s always remaking the first film.
It’s the entire “creative” side of America. Imagine if the Brother’s Grimm had the copyright law of today’s America. You’d never have heard of Walt Disney.
The creativity in American media has been replaced by lawyering and lobbying.
...or any big city Gay Pride Parade.
Yes she is;
“There is NO CGI that can replace the stop motion of Harryhausen.”
Completely agree. I still think the teeth of the hydra fight with the skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts looks great. But I don’t think the younger generations agree.
—I just re-read the source story. No actual trip to Mars. Covers little more than a city block, actually. And includes a second twist.—
I never read the book. I didn’t know that. Is the second twist in the new movie?
I own the old movie and actually enjoy it, once you get past the cheesy effects. And my firm belief is that, unless one believes in coincidence to the absurd, the whole movie is his Recall implant.
It’s a short story, a couple dozen pages or so. The implant, um, isn’t the interesting part...
The Fog, Halloween, The Bad News Bears, Salems Lot...
The remakes are sooooo bad.
I didn’t think the originals were any good. The first Jackal was a classic, but that’s just me.
Total Recall (1990) was nearly perfect. Hollywood should never had even attempted to remake the film. Anyway, I was watching the remake with my parents a few days ago. We couldn’t pay attention, the movie was just dull, all the major characters in it had no charisma. One of the flops of all time.
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