Thursday, January 24, 2013
Movie Remakes, What's to Like?
After attempting and creating two script adaption’s for my books I’ve realized something. I love writing scripts!
But..but…but…my enjoyment of movies have been greatly tested these past years. Why? Well haven’t you seen the mass amount of movie remakes lately?
I mean gosh, I read a ton of books that are wonderful, that would really work as a movie, but all the film industry has to give back to me is a ‘remake’?
Here’s the rundown of some remakes I liked and hated.
LET’S NOT DO THIS AGAIN
DREDD: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343727/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 ) Sylvester Stallone's 1995 version of "Judge Dredd" is widely considered the low point of his career and led to a decade of flops and cameos. *Totally hated it* to me it wasn’t that great to begin with.
Fright Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1438176/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) I had high hopes for this one. Sure, it had better acting, but it wasn’t good enough to make this movie great. I guess when it was first done it was ahead of its time, but now vampire movies are so much better. I mean…who can top Underworld or Blade?
SURPRISED and LOVED THEM:
TOTAL RECALL: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/) I really enjoyed the update to this film. I believe that at the time it was way to advance for the limited technology and set design needed. So this was a favorite.
SPIDERMAN: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/?ref_=sr_1) Let’s face it, who can ever get enough of the good old Spiderman. I’d say I enjoyed this remake better than the first movies series um…several years ago. This appears to be the gift that keeps on giving to the movie industry.
CAN’T WAIT TO CHECK OUT THESE:
CARRIE: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1939659/) coming this March, 2013, AND I can’t wait to see this one! I loved the older version but I’m sure they can do some cool things with an update to this.
ROBOCOP: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234721/) coming in 2014 and has a lot of potential to be good. In a crime-ridden city, a fatally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.
SO TELL ME…WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MOVIE REMAKES? Go? No go?