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« on: March 13, 2006, 07:29:48 pm »
Some are good and some were just a waste of time and money....What are the best remakes you have watched? the worst?
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Best: King Kong(2005)
so far....

Worst:Charlie and the Chocolate factory(05 or 04...not sure)Depp was just creepy...
War of the Worlds(2005)
Bewitched(2005)
(Id say more but I got a lot on my mind right now)


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 09:32:43 pm »
Best: Dawn of the Dead
Worst: Psycho

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006, 07:12:01 am »
Have to agree with War of the Worlds being one of the worst.  Besides it's name, and the fact it was about aliens, it is almost nothing like the original.  However, I did like the voice over at the begining, it was an updated version of the one from the musical.  Very cool.

A British studio was making a more accurate version, but the trailer only really showed bad acting and even worse CG.  I doubt it'll even get released.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 08:50:54 am »
Best: Dawn of the Dead
Worst: Psycho

Oh my! The psycho remake was not only pointless but also totally crappy. A shot for shot remake? Why? The original Marion was more attractive than Anne Hesch anyway :P
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 11:02:56 am »
Charlie and the Chocolate factory was a loyal adaptation of the book, not a remake of the movie.

Willy Wonka was meant to be a creep.
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Re: Remakes
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 12:34:59 pm »

Best: ...I'll get back to this, I can't think of anything ATM.
Worst: Planet Of The Apes. I really liked the old movies, Heh I don't know why.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 05:35:53 pm »
Best : Mel Gibson's HAMLET
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Re: Remakes
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 06:38:28 pm »
Charlie and the Chocolate factory was a loyal adaptation of the book, not a remake of the movie.

Willy Wonka was meant to be a creep.
Well the oompa loompa songs were also a mess. I just like the 70's version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. I thought Gene Richards (i forgot his name) played an excellent Wonka and the story had a good twist at the end.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 07:00:08 pm »
Gene Wilder. It was Wilder. Just so you know.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 07:35:45 pm »
Gene Wilder. It was Wilder. Just so you know.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 10:00:44 pm »
Best: The Hills Have Eyes (just saw the older one, I like the new one more.)
Worst:Psycho (self-explanatory, just look who's casted)

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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2006, 05:42:11 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2006, 08:36:22 pm »
I liked The Dukes of Hazzard as a movie, but as a remake it totally sucked. It wasn't like the original series at all. Which is not a good thing, because the original was awesome

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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006, 03:48:05 am »
I have seen a lot of remakes, but not the movies they remaked... One I have seen the original of was HG Wells The Timemachine, the original one is pretty good, but the remake isn't a hole lot like it, and of course they had to put that hole "I am going to rescure my wife" thing into the new one.

Another one I have seen is Lord Of The Flies, my class had an entire project about it so I have seen both movies and read the books. I didn't really like any of them that much (their are ok, but not that good), but the new movie is just to "American". Suddenly they all Americans and from a military school and other crap like that.

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Re: Remakes
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006, 06:25:29 am »
Best: Possibly Insomnia. Haven't seen the Norweigian original yet, but if I get the chance I will. Dawn of the Dead is the remake which owns the original so hard it's almost scary. And it's no masterpiece.

Worst: Manchurian Candidate sucked as a movie, but as I haven't seen the original, I cannot tell. I usually stay away from remakes unless they get really good ratings.

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2006, 04:49:16 pm »
I like Oceans 11, But I herd Oceans 12 sucked

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2006, 03:32:41 am »
yeah, u heard right, it did
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2006, 08:20:29 pm »
Longest Yard was a great remake even though it was more comedy than the original was made to be.

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2006, 01:33:22 pm »
I think the only remake I've seen possibly ever was Dawn of the Dead. Wasn't terrible. Otherwise, I avoid remakes like the plague and refuse to watch them if they're based on movies that were good in the first place. Now if someone wants to remake a film that didn't reach its full potential, fine, have at it. But if it was a damn good movie originally, don't bother wasting my time. Like The Fog or Rear Window -- or anything with Hitchcock's name on it.

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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2006, 03:32:40 am »
IMO the best remake thus far is Fun With Dick And Jane.

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2006, 03:15:24 am »
IMO the best remake thus far is Fun With Dick And Jane.
Its not a remake. The name is based on a kids book.
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2006, 03:41:45 am »
it is in fact a remake of the 70's movie fun with dick and jane

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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2006, 05:58:14 am »
I'll shut up now  :-[
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2006, 09:33:46 am »
Everything is a remake these days... damn you, Hollywood!

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Re: Remakes
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2006, 01:48:51 pm »
Best: King Kong, and War of the Worlds

Worst: Dunno, i havnt seen alot of bad remakes, because i generally avoid them.
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2006, 03:18:48 pm »
yeah War Of The Worlds was amazing!!! i loved every second of it hehe.

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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2006, 03:23:18 pm »
I never saw War of the Worlds because it had cruse in it.

And I don't think I'll see MI 3 ether

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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2006, 04:41:09 pm »
They are doing a remake of The Omen?! Blasphemy!
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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2006, 09:31:57 pm »
yeah War Of The Worlds was amazing!!! i loved every second of it hehe.
I am kinda suprised you said this because I had a real problem with the story and how Spielberg made it in his own way.
Such as: If the aliens were going to conquer Earth and they planeted Ships in it way before us, why didn't they just conquer us then?
And...Spoiler...
Cruise had to kill that guy in that cellar to shut him up before they could be found, but they were still found later...so it seems killing that guy was a waste.
And it aslo seem you can easily trip one those alien tripod ships with just some string, nails, etc.
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2006, 07:47:45 am »
yeah War Of The Worlds was amazing!!! i loved every second of it hehe.
I am kinda suprised you said this because I had a real problem with the story and how Spielberg made it in his own way.
Such as: If the aliens were going to conquer Earth and they planeted Ships in it way before us, why didn't they just conquer us then?
And...Spoiler...
Cruise had to kill that guy in that cellar to shut him up before they could be found, but they were still found later...so it seems killing that guy was a waste.
And it aslo seem you can easily trip one those alien tripod ships with just some string, nails, etc.


Hated that movie. My best friend and I were sitting there and predicting everything that was about to happen and moaning when something really predictable would happen. And yes, I greatly preferred the tripods in the book. Damn things were unbeatable. Before the movie even started, I looked over at my friend and told him, "Tom Cruise is in this. I don't like him. If he kills a single alien, nevermind a tripod, I will walk the hell out."

So yeah, I didn't see the ending. Based on my friend's comments, it ended the same cheesy way we expected it to.

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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2006, 05:18:37 am »
yeah War Of The Worlds was amazing!!! i loved every second of it hehe.
I am kinda suprised you said this because I had a real problem with the story and how Spielberg made it in his own way.
Such as: If the aliens were going to conquer Earth and they planeted Ships in it way before us, why didn't they just conquer us then?
And...Spoiler...
Cruise had to kill that guy in that cellar to shut him up before they could be found, but they were still found later...so it seems killing that guy was a waste.
And it aslo seem you can easily trip one those alien tripod ships with just some string, nails, etc.


Hated that movie. My best friend and I were sitting there and predicting everything that was about to happen and moaning when something really predictable would happen. And yes, I greatly preferred the tripods in the book. Damn things were unbeatable. Before the movie even started, I looked over at my friend and told him, "Tom Cruise is in this. I don't like him. If he kills a single alien, nevermind a tripod, I will walk the hell out."

So yeah, I didn't see the ending. Based on my friend's comments, it ended the same cheesy way we expected it to.

They did kill a Tripod in the book. The steamer got one. As for Cruises psycho tendencies, I think it's really silly to think different of his acting just because he's a scientologist. Acting and personal life are two different things.

I recently saw the old WOTW and it rocked!  ;D The new one has good effects and is a solid movie, but the old one... man, it's  awesome, even for today. The only thing that get's annoying is the view on women they ahd at the time. Oh well.

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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2006, 06:11:14 am »
They did kill a Tripod in the book. The steamer got one.

That's a steamer. I meant primarily that a single person doesn't take the friggin' things down. Sorry if I wasn't more clear about that.

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As for Cruises psycho tendencies, I think it's really silly to think different of his acting just because he's a scientologist. Acting and personal life are two different things.

You're putting words into my mouth that weren't there. I never said I was tired of Cruise because he's a scientologist. Hell, the actor in My Name's Earl is scientologist and I like him. My problem with him was that I was tired of hearing about him. Turn on the TV, there's TomKat; look online, another story about TomKat; on the radio, people would debate TomKat. And I was sick of it. I had been TomKat'd out of my damn head.

That said, I still don't think he should have killed a tripod. That was stupid.

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I recently saw the old WOTW and it rocked! ;D The new one has good effects and is a solid movie, but the old one... man, it's awesome, even for today. The only thing that get's annoying is the view on women they ahd at the time. Oh well.

Oh yeah, it's excellent. Glad you got to see it.

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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2006, 01:35:57 pm »
You're putting words into my mouth that weren't there. I never said I was tired of Cruise because he's a scientologist. Hell, the actor in My Name's Earl is scientologist and I like him. My problem with him was that I was tired of hearing about him. Turn on the TV, there's TomKat; look online, another story about TomKat; on the radio, people would debate TomKat. And I was sick of it. I had been TomKat'd out of my damn head.

I have a hunch Mr. Cruise feels the same way you do about appearing all over the papers. Because Entertainment shows and tabloids keep talking about him though is hardly his fault. (granted he gives them things to talk about by jumping on couches). Personally though I think the shows/papers/magazines should just drop the whole thing, simply for the sake of the baby.
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2006, 02:20:16 pm »
i dont know, i just thought wotw was very exciting in the theater, i didnt like the original movie.
it had stuff i wasnt expecting and i thought it was very entertainging. the ending though was kinda abrupt

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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2006, 06:18:42 am »
I have a hunch Mr. Cruise feels the same way you do about appearing all over the papers. Because Entertainment shows and tabloids keep talking about him though is hardly his fault. (granted he gives them things to talk about by jumping on couches). Personally though I think the shows/papers/magazines should just drop the whole thing, simply for the sake of the baby.

It's odd but I don't share your hunch. Ever notice how, for the most part, one of the most successful actors of our time, Harrison Ford, hardly ever shows up on magazines or on TV? Why? Because he hates that stuff and goes off into the middle of nowhere to escape from it. If someone is getting attention, it's because they want it. These people are wealthy enough to disappear should they desire it. Tom made this situation on his own. Before he started losing his mind on Oprah, I'd heard a little, a scant little, about he and Katie Holmes being together. Next thing I know, he's jumping on couches, acting like a lunatic, and you can't friggin' escape the two of them.

And yes, if I had my choice, the baby would be safe from all this insanity -- but sadly, her father is Tom Cruise. And he's crazy.

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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2006, 07:24:32 am »
I've gotta say if Tom Cruise s in a ovies that alone will put me off, mainly because he's a whiney, annoying, publicity hungry cult memeber who threatens to sue people every time someone makes a joke about him (southpark)

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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2006, 07:44:34 am »
I've gotta say if Tom Cruise s in a ovies that alone will put me off, mainly because he's a whiney, annoying, publicity hungry cult memeber who threatens to sue people every time someone makes a joke about him (southpark)
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2006, 10:46:47 pm »
I've gotta say if Tom Cruise s in a ovies that alone will put me off, mainly because he's a whiney, annoying, publicity hungry cult memeber who threatens to sue people every time someone makes a joke about him (southpark)
That's exactly what I'm saying! Acting and personal life doesn't connect! At least it shouldn't, but look at Mr. and Mrs. Smith... anyway, I recently found out a very good bit part actor I liked was a god damn pederast. It's an extreme case, but he's not a pederast in the movies. I can hate him for what he did but not for the roles he took. What if people assumed Kevin Spacey was a psycho just because of his movie roles? It's the same broken logic that makes people hate Tom Cruise. Oh, and PHI, I was probably replying to Fink's post about Cruise.

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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2006, 11:49:46 am »
i can't really think of any remakes+originals i've seen except for dawn of the dead. the original was way better. the new one was just like all the other horror crap that's out nowadays...
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2006, 12:20:42 pm »
Oh, and PHI, I was probably replying to Fink's post about Cruise.
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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2006, 04:38:49 pm »
i can't really think of any remakes+originals I've seen except for dawn of the dead. the original was way better. the new one was just like all the other horror crap that's out nowadays...

remove the word horror from that and you've single handidly described ALL remakes

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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2006, 10:59:12 am »
That's a bit harsch. I can think of hundreds of good remakes. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Lion King(more of a ripoff actually), For a Handful of Dollars, ...erm... wait, there are more... hold on a sec...

OK, so most remakes are crap. But there are some good ones.
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