Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist?
Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed.
For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?
All of the above.
.... proving that movie studios are lazy, not creative, and risk-averse.
Depends on the remake. The original "Love Affair" was remade w/Cary Grant as "An Affair to Remember". WONDERFUL. Then remade again as "Love Affair". TERRIBLE.
The only movie remake and remake, etc, that I can take is "A Christmas Carol"
We need some original stuff out there. I cannot stand to watch a remake, I just compare the two too much. I will continue to watch originals on AMC, without my beloved, Robert Osborne. Rest In Peace, gentle man.
I think they really follow the 80/20 rule. 20% of them are interesting new takes on familiar stories, and the other 80% are just crap shoveled out to capitalize on a name.
heartburnkid wrote:I think they really follow the 80/20 rule. 20% of them are interesting new takes on familiar stories, and the other 80% are just crap shoveled out to capitalize on a name.
^^^^ This! Name, actor, or social values.
To be honest, pre-1980 remakes don't fall into the 80/20 rule IMO. Some were done to take advantage of color film (original in black & white film). An Affair to Remember is just one example.
But after 1980, most remakes were dreck using the 80/20 rule.