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Best and Worst Remakes?

Posted on 03/15/2014 8:44:52 PM PDT by MNDude

It seems there countless remakes of movies (RoboCop, Planet of the Apes, Total Recall, etc.)

So is your favorite and most hated remakes of movies?


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1 posted on 03/15/2014 8:44:52 PM PDT by MNDude
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Though it pales in comparison to the original, I did enjoy the remake of Red Dawn.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 8:48:54 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: MNDude

3 posted on 03/15/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MNDude

Best - Heat (LA Takedown was original) Worst - A-Team. I refuse to watch 90% of remakes, especially Longest Yard


4 posted on 03/15/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: MNDude
Best remake - and about the only one I really like - The Thing - the John Carpenter version. Not that the original was shabby.
5 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MNDude

I thought the remake of “Cape Fear” was pretty awful. I could probably think of worse ones but my mind seems sort of blank right now.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BenLurkin

Loved them both!


7 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:38 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: MNDude

Sabrina

With Greg Kinnear & Julia Ormond.

She’s Babelicious ....


8 posted on 03/15/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: MNDude
I thought Robocop was a remake of the Japanese cartoon “8 Man” (turned into “Tobor the 8th Man” by ABC Films) myself.

 

9 posted on 03/15/2014 8:51:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MNDude

Worst——The Manchurian Candidate.

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10 posted on 03/15/2014 8:52:19 PM PDT by Mears
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To: MNDude

BTW, since there have been so many remakes of film versions of “A Christmas Carol”, do they count?


11 posted on 03/15/2014 8:52:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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I liked the remake of Robocop quite a bit. I liked the original too. The remake is not a duplicate. They both stand on their own.

I tend to forget I ever even saw movies I don't like.

12 posted on 03/15/2014 8:52:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: MNDude
The remake of the Brady Bunch was brilliant.................


13 posted on 03/15/2014 8:53:29 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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Worst remake....

Original: No Man of Her Own - Barbara Stanwyck
Remake : Mrs. Winterbourne - Shirley MacLaine & Ricki Lake

The original is a drama. They turned it into a comedy. Just AWFUL.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 8:54:57 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MNDude

I am not sure if it qualifies as a remake since Star Trek was a TV series but the first “Star Trek” movie was about as bad as it gets, at least with one where they at least try to make it good.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 8:55:12 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Best - True Grit.
Worst - The Pink Panther.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 8:56:18 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: hole_n_one

Not only was the Brady Bunch movie good, the next one was even better than the first plus Marcia was even hotter than Maureen McCormick.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 8:57:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BenLurkin
NO question about it: YOU NAILED IT!
18 posted on 03/15/2014 8:58:33 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: MNDude

Best remake was IMHO Rooster Cogburn.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 8:58:57 PM PDT by fatman6502002
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To: Olog-hai
Best

20 posted on 03/15/2014 9:00:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MNDude

As much as I love Ronald Reagan, his version of “Law and Order” (1953), while an agreeable film, really doesn’t hold a candle to the 1932 original with Walter Huston.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 9:00:06 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Scutter

Excellent choices!


22 posted on 03/15/2014 9:01:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MNDude

Ed Norton doesn’t make it in Red Dragon, the remake of Manhunter.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 9:02:01 PM PDT by wildbill
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The Wizard of Oz was so much better than the several silent and B&W versions that it would qualify.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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The Fly and True Grit


25 posted on 03/15/2014 9:04:05 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: MNDude

I enjoyed the “True Grit” remake. Usually won’t watch remakes as the almost always suck. Example: the original Robocop is a multi-layered masterpiece; the remake looked like dreck from what i saw of the promos.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: MNDude

Best: The Thing
Worst: Rollerball


27 posted on 03/15/2014 9:07:41 PM PDT by struggle
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The recent remakes of Total Recall and RoboCop have to go down as the worst.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 9:09:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

The original or at least the one everyone thinks of as the original Frankenstein was far, far better than the later one with Nero.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 9:10:23 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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The remakes of The Bishops Wife and Philadelphia Story, especially Philadelphia Story. Godzilla with I can’t act Modine and the not a remake but total crapfest The Green Hornet.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 9:11:06 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mears

Why bring the Obama administration into the discussion?


31 posted on 03/15/2014 9:11:45 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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Best... Houston’s Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart as opposed to the early 1930 Ricardo Cortez version.

Another best, TRUE GRIT. NO Glen Campbell or Kim Darby to mess it up.

Worst remakes, too many to name. Winchester ‘73 TV version, same for RED RIVER TV version.

Thankfully no one has messed up SHANE -yet.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 9:11:52 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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“Pale Rider” was to some extent a remake of “Shane”. It wasn’t bad tho.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 9:14:03 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Worst: ALL THE KING’S MEN

Best: THE UNTOUCHABLES


34 posted on 03/15/2014 9:14:06 PM PDT by Argus
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“Flight of the Phoenix” remake was terrible.
35 posted on 03/15/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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No matter how good it is, I won’t watch anything with Matt Damon in it.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 9:15:40 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: hole_n_one

The third Brady Bunch Movie where Mike becomes President is the one which jumps the shark. It may have killed off there being any more movies.

Despite that, Autumn Reeser was the prettiest Marcia yet.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 9:16:58 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Best: The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart et al, a remake of a 1931 movie with Ricardo Cortez

Worst: The Manchurian Candidate with Jon Voight; Sinatra, Harvey, Lansbury, et al were so much better, and the plot wasn't twisted to be anti-capitalist

38 posted on 03/15/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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The worst (and most unnecessary) remake ever was Red Dragon. Ridley Scott turned it down because he said they had no business remaking Manhunter. He was right.

Nolan's Batman re-boot is the only Batman anything I've ever enjoyed, so I'd probably call that the best remake.

39 posted on 03/15/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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Both are d@rn! good (The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven)..masterpieces.
all of the other TM7 are garbage.

40 posted on 03/15/2014 9:18:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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Best remake - My Fair lady 1964


41 posted on 03/15/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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I loved the A-Team remake. Steering a flying tank.


42 posted on 03/15/2014 9:21:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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Best Remake: The Maltese Falcon, 1940. The original, in 1931, was horrible.

Worst Remakes: King Kong, 1976, and the one with Jack Black several years ago.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 9:21:33 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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3:10 to Yuma was good.


44 posted on 03/15/2014 9:23:08 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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I love the original “Miracle on 34th Street”, with Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, and Natalie Wood.

It’s awful in the 1994 remake. Even Richard Attenborough couldn’t save it.

Bleah.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 9:23:17 PM PDT by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: yarddog
The 3rd rendition was atrocious.

The first 2 were pure genius in how they melted the 70's with current day.

I mean really.........

Who didn't want Davey Jones at their high school dance?


46 posted on 03/15/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: MNDude

“Barack Hussein Obama, Jimmy Carter Reloaded!”


47 posted on 03/15/2014 9:24:39 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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Star Trek 2010 gets my vote as well. But then I have a life sized cutout of Mr. Spock in my office


48 posted on 03/15/2014 9:24:50 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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The 1988 version of The Blob was much better than the Steve McQueen 1958 version.
49 posted on 03/15/2014 9:28:02 PM PDT by FXRP
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I grew up never seeing The Blue lagoon until recently, actually its a pretty darn good film, but the sequel sucked from the very first image of different boats and of course the two kids(parents) DEAD.

Worst sequel I have ever seen, Return to Blue lagoon, what were they thinking?

And any films out of the former Soviet union are all crap, like Ghost Rider II.


50 posted on 03/15/2014 9:31:11 PM PDT by Spartan302
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