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Old 08-15-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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Is anyone else tired of all the remakes of movies from the eighties? I was a teenager in the eighties when "Fright Night" "Footloose" and "Dirty Dancing" came out, not to mention countless others that have been or will be re-made.

The Freddy and Jason movies were re-done a while ago too. Whenever I hear of yet another movie that I watched while growing up being remade I cringe because I think that it kind of takes something away from the original. my generation had Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers for our movie bad guys, let the kid today have their own! No one will ever say "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" the way Patrick Swayze (RIP) did.
wait, they're not re-making Dirty Dancing are they?
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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So please don't ever try to remake Back to the Future. And while you're at it keep your stinking paws off the Goonies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Scarface, Say Anything, Back to School, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Caddyshack.
Amen..... There is no more imagination in hollywood...

Adding to the list: Blade Runner, The Fifth Element and Forbidden Planet.

IMO modern movies are just the cartoons of past decades with better animation.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The moment I saw the subject, I had to give it a rep. I'm tired of most remakes in general! Enough is enough already. Somethings can be remade and others just simply can't!
A good example of remakes gone bad would be
"War of the Worlds" 3 remakes and they aren't
as good as the original.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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And we have remakes of movies that were not very good the first time around like Conan the Barbarian.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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Pirahna
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Love to watch Final Destination 5....
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Selma Hayek in From Dusk Til Dawn and Angie Everhart in Bordello of Blood, but guessing from your username there's a reason why you prefer Sarandon.
Yeah, Sema Hayek doesn't do much for me. But you enjoy!
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Maine
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So please don't ever try to remake Back to the Future. And while you're at it keep your stinking paws off the Goonies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Scarface, Say Anything, Back to School, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Caddyshack.
I heard a Back to School remake was in the works (Paying His Respects | EW.com), but that was a few years ago. Maybe it died on the vine?

Goonies is a classic. It's one of those movie you just can't remake and still have it be the Goonies. That being said, I'd love to see a sequel.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Amen..... There is no more imagination in hollywood...
There's lots of great creativity in Hollywood. The problem is that there is no creativity amongst the studio execs, who think only in terms of profit margins, licensing rights, etc.

It's not a matter of creativity. It's a matter of economics. It's just cheaper to remake a movie to which you already own the rights. And it's easier to sell to investors because you can sit in a meeting and say, "In 1987 this movie made a gajillion dollars and spawned 4 sequels."

As a result, movies have stagnated creatively. All the real good stuff these days is on TV. But the penny-pinchers are taking over there too.

Last year, Frank Darabont adapted The Walking Dead for AMC. It was lauded by critics and was one of the network's highest rated shows. So what did the execs do? They fired Darabont and replaced him with a hack.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
I thought American Pie was the answer for the 90's people what Fast Times at Ridgemont High was for people in the 80's. Both good movies.



I just hope they don't remake Ghostbusters or even make Ghostbusters 3...................
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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There's lots of great creativity in Hollywood. The problem is that there is no creativity amongst the studio execs, who think only in terms of profit margins, licensing rights, etc.

It's not a matter of creativity. It's a matter of economics. It's just cheaper to remake a movie to which you already own the rights. And it's easier to sell to investors because you can sit in a meeting and say, "In 1987 this movie made a gajillion dollars and spawned 4 sequels."

As a result, movies have stagnated creatively. All the real good stuff these days is on TV. But the penny-pinchers are taking over there too.

Last year, Frank Darabont adapted The Walking Dead for AMC. It was lauded by critics and was one of the network's highest rated shows. So what did the execs do? They fired Darabont and replaced him with a hack.
Very true. The best films and scripts are often rejected by many studios and passed around for ages but Deuce Bigelow 2 is green-lit and produced in a nanosecond.
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