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Old 03-20-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm thinking of two movies, in particular, that I really liked the original but couldn't stand the remake:

The Haunting
The Flight of the Phoenix

I suppose there are some exceptions, but I can't think of any.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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I'm thinking of two movies, in particular, that I really liked the original but couldn't stand the remake:

The Haunting
The Flight of the Phoenix

I suppose there are some exceptions, but I can't think of any.
I'm with Kat...two movies that my grandkids grew up with were

"Jason and the Argonauts"
"The Miracle Worker"...

so I started downloading the originals to add to the family collection of good movies to watch.

I can't find "The Hiding Place" though...a true story about goodness and sacrifice.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I suppose there are some exceptions, but I can't think of any.
Here's some:

Ocean's 11
The Departed
The Thing
True Lies
King Kong
The Bounty
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Champ
A Fistful of Dollars
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Once in while though, the remake actually surpasses the original, but that is very rare. Off the top of my head I'd say

Scarface
Mutiny on the Bounty (the one with Marlon Brando, not mel Gibson)
The Magnficent Seven
Cape Fear
Airplane! (technically it's a parody)
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Remakes are not as good because for one its no longer an original idea. For two, you are comparing the remake to the original and not the other way around.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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I'm thinking of two movies, in particular, that I really liked the original but couldn't stand the remake:

The Haunting
The Flight of the Phoenix

I suppose there are some exceptions, but I can't think of any.
I think that remakes are never as good as the original because its hard to do a repeat performance of a good movie.

I rarely like the remakes! lol
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I thought last year's remake of True Grit was much better than the original.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Here's why:
Because most remakes are of movies that already worked, and it's hard to top them.
Because most remakes are of movies that were loved, and the filmmakers don't quite understand how to duplicate what cannot be duplicated.
Because most remakes are made to make money.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: long island ny
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12 Angry Men.
Both versions excellent.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Disney has done well with remakes - The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday.
You've Got Mail was good but I missed Mr Matuschek and Pepi Katona.
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