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The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)
The Orange County Register ^ | August 2, 2012 | Barry Koltnow

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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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; hollywood; moviereview; movies; remake; remakes; totalrecall
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The title in the print edition is "Who ordered the Total Rehash?" and that's a better title for this article.

"The 10 worst movie remakes of all time" is a slideshow and you can view it here.

1 posted on 08/03/2012 12:30:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 08/03/2012 12:31:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

A Hard Day’s Night II


3 posted on 08/03/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

So while watching a remake of Total Recall does one have strange feelings of dja vu?


4 posted on 08/03/2012 12:34:56 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: EveningStar

How could they leave out the remake of Rollerball?

It allegedly got the lowest scores of any movie ever shown to test audiences, ever! And deservedly so.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 12:35:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

““King Kong” (1976) – Although Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of the 1933 groundbreaking film was an admirable attempt, this 1976 version belonged in a zoo”

No. Jackson’s remake was crap and should have been on this list.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 12:36:59 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: EveningStar

“The Terror of Tiny Town.”

An all-midget musical western.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: EveningStar

I couldn’t help but notice that they missed all of the Billy Jack remakes...


8 posted on 08/03/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: EveningStar

When are they going to re-make “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?

....oh wait...nevermind.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Wordkraft

“Terror of Tiny Town” was not a remake.....thank God.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 12:41:45 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: EveningStar

How did they miss the Streisand stomping of “A Star is Born”?


11 posted on 08/03/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: EveningStar
Any Stephen King story remake with screenplay written & directed by Stephen King himself.

He basically ruined his own classics Salems Lot and The Shining.

12 posted on 08/03/2012 12:42:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: EveningStar

IT’s worse than just making a bad “reboot,” the script writers no longer understand the English language.

In Total Recall, the end climax scene has the TV commentator telling her audience “No word yet, but we are being told that...”

How’s that again? No word yet, but you are being told something?!

Remember how older generations would complain about stupid kids spending their parents’ estate? How people would complain about dumb kids with money that they didn’t deserve?

That’s Hollywood today.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Dixie Yooper
I couldn’t help but notice that they missed all of the Billy Jack remakes...

Oh man, too true, too true! Now I'm not going to be able to get the sound of that whiny girl's voice out of my head!

"...Beeeeellllyyyy! Beeeeellllyyyy!..."

14 posted on 08/03/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

or Miracle on 34th. Street which was remade twice, both times without distinction.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 12:47:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

no Caddyshack II ?


16 posted on 08/03/2012 12:48:02 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo Smart ...)
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To: EveningStar

Here’s a really great movie for anyone looking to go see one this weekend, “Moonrise Kingdom”. Saw it yesterday and it was outstanding.

The remakes are so bad.

I am glad I found an original movie that was so good I stayed through all the credits.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 12:48:24 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go / LUV my GOV Scott Walker)
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To: EveningStar

Other notable remakes, that worked somewhat better

The Lord of the Rings (1978-1980; 2001-2003)
Ben Hur (1907, 1925, 1956)
The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956)
Titanic (1953, 1997)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, 2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979, 2005)
Moulin Rouge (1928, 1934, 1952, 2001)
Cape Fear (1991, 1962)
King Kong (1933, the terrible 1976, 2005)
the Parent Trap (1961, 1998)


18 posted on 08/03/2012 12:48:40 PM PDT by dangus
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To: EveningStar

I’m still waiting for the “reboot” of Rocky Horror...


19 posted on 08/03/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you werie $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: EveningStar

“The Taking of Pelham 123” with Travolta positively hurt compared to the original...


20 posted on 08/03/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: EveningStar

Total Recall can only be better than it was the fist time.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 12:51:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar

I just found out this morning that Total Recall doesn’t go to Mars this time. :(


22 posted on 08/03/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EveningStar

Off topic but I see that CBS is rebooting the Brady Bunch.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: EveningStar
The original - Village of the Damned (1960) vs the Village of the Damned (1995)
24 posted on 08/03/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: EveningStar

No “Footloose”? I haven’t actually watched the remake, but the few previews with modern music seemed horrible. Also, “Fled”, which was a remake of “The Defiant Ones”, was absolute trash.

Also, since we’re on the subject, what about good remakes, since there are a few of those too? Some remakes I liked were Cape Fear, the Ladykillers, and 12 Monkeys. Anyone else got some good ones?


25 posted on 08/03/2012 12:53:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I LOVED the original Rollerball. I watched the remake and I despised it so much that it became a running joke between me and the folks at the video rental store.

When they saw me come in they would say “Rollerball Sucks!”.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 12:53:32 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EveningStar

Flight of the Phoenix. A 6th grader could have made a better movie.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:06 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: EveningStar

Death Race 2000. The first one was absolutely hilarious, though it could have used better production values.

The remake was exactly the same in that it had the same name and there were cars in it.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Are you a Wes Anderson fan or did you just see that on a lark?


29 posted on 08/03/2012 12:55:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EveningStar

“it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies..”

Because it is.


30 posted on 08/03/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: EveningStar

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” with Donald Sutherland.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 12:57:46 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: EveningStar
The remake of "Flight of the Phoenix," trying to replace Jimmy Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Ronald Fraser, etc., with Dennis Quaid and jokey unknowns. Also substituting Mongols so as not to offend the original Arab villans. Horrifyingly bad remake.

Runner-up for stupid try: remake of "The Time Machine," substituting racially-diverse wise tree-kissers for the Eloi. Ugh.

32 posted on 08/03/2012 12:59:53 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: EveningStar

Disney should re-make the Wizard of Oz.. starring Jackie Evancho, Anna Graceman and Emily Bear.. Those three girls could write some of the songs and perform them.. Each holding a different role in the film.. It would be a BLOCKBUSTER...

All three are musical Superstars.. and Anna and Emily have proven performance with melodies and lyrics.. And who can sing like Jackie.?... If Disney doesn’t do this someone should be fired.. These three girls are National Treasures.. This would/could be the best re-make of all time..


33 posted on 08/03/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: EveningStar

“Star Trek” - what they did to it is unforgivable.


34 posted on 08/03/2012 1:01:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: EveningStar

Psycho, Fright Night, Carrie, The Haunting, Planet of the Apes, Wicker Man, Poseidon, The Stepford Wives, The Wolfman, Arthur, The Fly, Godzilla, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Omen.


35 posted on 08/03/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Wordkraft

““The Terror of Tiny Town.””

No freaking way.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: EveningStar
The Broderick version of Godzilla was pretty God-awful too.
37 posted on 08/03/2012 1:03:15 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: stylin19a

To even mention that “movie” is blasphemy.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mass55th

The Keanu Reeves remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still was mind-numbingly horrible. I saw it on cable and kept getting up to do other things —like sweep the floor — rather than watch it.


39 posted on 08/03/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: EveningStar

All of the Jaws and Jurassic Park sequels


40 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:58 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

True Grit, you do not REMAKE John Wayne movies.


41 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:55 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AU72

The new Brady Bunch apparently doesn’t include any sons. As I understand it, its a mother we 3 daughters of her own and a 4th daughter with the second husband.


42 posted on 08/03/2012 1:13:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ziravan

“I’m still waiting for the “reboot” of Rocky Horror...”

That has been made, It is called any Saturday night in the tenderloin district.


43 posted on 08/03/2012 1:17:14 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Boogieman

I had seen a preview months ago and the cast looked interesting (Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, the gal from “Fargo” named Francis). Seemed like it would be good. Checked out RottenTomatoes.com before I saw it and they gave it a 94 percent postive rating. This is a movie I will see again. There are so many details that you can’t even take them all in the first time. Highly recommend to one and all.


44 posted on 08/03/2012 1:18:43 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go / LUV my GOV Scott Walker)
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To: EveningStar

13 ghosts. Unrecognizable. I got the original and watched it with my husband, who was stunned it was so different.

It was kind of a sweet movie.


45 posted on 08/03/2012 1:20:39 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: EveningStar
"Sabrina"

Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart are still champs. Tip to Hollywood: Don't try to remake Roman Holiday.

46 posted on 08/03/2012 1:21:44 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: EveningStar

Would like to add, ‘The Haunting’. The original was so superb no remake should’ve been allowed to be made.

And whatever walked there, walked alone.

Alone, means ‘no remakes’!


47 posted on 08/03/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: massgopguy

I will have to respectfully disagree with you on that one. Having seen both in succession, I thought the remake was better. I will admit that I don’t care for John Wayne, although I believe True Grit was his best movie (for me the only tolerable one he ever made).

My 2 pennies anyhow.


48 posted on 08/03/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: EveningStar

I’m waiting for a remake of Gone with the Wind.......not


49 posted on 08/03/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: EveningStar
Red Dawn

I hear the remake sucks so bad that we may luck out and it will never get released.

50 posted on 08/03/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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