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Old 07-06-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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Also, the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake/reboot is a far better treatment of the source material.

Probably the most superior remake ever.


Well...Airplane! was a pretty darned good remake of Zero Hour.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I dont think ANY REMAKE can be as good as the original..... (Or hardily any -- ESPECIALLY NOW!! (After 2000))
Sure they can.
Here's the thing, though.
Now that someone else has already had the great idea and done most of the work for you, there is no excuse for ANY remake to be less than the original.
And yet so many/most are.

We shouldn't measure the remake against the original. We should have MUCH higher standards for it.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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Crap, I forgot the BEST remake ever:

John Carpenter's The Thing.

Though they were working off the original story, not the movie with James Arness.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I dont think ANY REMAKE can be as good as the original..... (Or hardily any -- ESPECIALLY NOW!! (After 2000))
Sure it can. In fact, I can think of lots of remakes that are BETTER than the original.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
TRUE LIES
THE MALTESE FALCON
THE FLY
THE THING
THE DEPARTED
OCEAN'S ELEVEN
KING KONG
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
SOME LIKE IT HOT
TRUE GRIT

I myself prefer SEVEN SAMURAI, but I know people who prefer THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:18 PM
 
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Sure it can. In fact, I can think of lots of remakes that are BETTER than the original.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
TRUE LIES
THE MALTESE FALCON
THE FLY
THE THING
THE DEPARTED
OCEAN'S ELEVEN
KING KONG
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
SOME LIKE IT HOT
TRUE GRIT

I myself prefer SEVEN SAMURAI, but I know people who prefer THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
What was the original of "Some Like It Hot?"
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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Most of those WERE NOT MADE AFTER 2000!!!

True lies - 1994
The Maltese falcon - 1941

Those are just 2 good ones.....
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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What was the original of "Some Like It Hot?"
Fanfare of Love. A French movie.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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Fanfare of Love. A French movie.
Did that have the "hiding out from criminals?" plotline?
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Did that have the "hiding out from criminals?" plotline?
Not that I remember.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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It seems that the line between sequel and remake can be fuzzy.

Why do a simple remake? There is always room for improvement?
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