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Old 01-11-2009, 07:00 PM
Location: sweden
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What movies that got remade,in your opinion are better than the original?I can't think of many so I thought I would ask on here.So if anyones interested fire away!
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Location: Maine
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The Thing
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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In general, I've been disappointed with remakes of old movies. Most of them don't do justice to the story. Instead, they add expensive special effects, foul language, and needless sex scenes to an otherwise good movie. From my experience, none of these things makes the remake any better than the original. I can't really think of any that I've seen that is better than the original.

I have heard that the remake of 3:10 to Yuma is pretty good, but I haven't seen it, so I can't say so from my own experience.

I understand that the version of Monte Walsh that stars Tom Selleck is a remake. I liked it, but since I haven't seen the original, I can't make the comparison to it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:33 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Originally Posted by Mark S. View Post

The Thing
Well. . . . The original "King Kong" will always be my favorite. But "The Thing" is a terrific choice! The 2nd one was definitely better. It's actually one of my favorite sci-fi's.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:22 AM
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Caddyshack II, LOL Just kidding. The poster child for bad remakes!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:15 AM
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I liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I'm not sure if I liked it better than the original. Christopher Nolan's Batman movies are better than the older ones, although Tim Burton's were pretty good. The new Chronicles of Narnia series are good (BBC did made for TV movies in the late 80's, which didn't have the special effects of talking animals). I've never seen the original Longest Yard, and I don't think I could like it better than with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. War of the Worlds was another good one.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:34 AM
Location: on an island
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I actually preferred the American version of the Japanese horror movie The Ring.
(This is unusual for me, but it does happen from time to time.)

The 1973 version of The Three Musketeers is more enjoyable than the 1948 one.
(The 1993 version was rather tedious.)

Also, I loved the Rat Pack, but actually preferred the 2001 version of Ocean's 11 to the original 1960's version.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:10 AM
Location: Orlando
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They did a good job on Cape Fear and Sabrina but they should have left The Fly alone.

I haven't watched all 500 of the Superman and Batman re-makes.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:17 AM
Location: Denver area
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Haven't seen the original but I liked the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair..?
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:35 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Roy Scheider's "Sorcerer" was a remake, and one of the greatest movies of all time. Earlier done as the French picture "Wages of Fear", 24 years earlier.
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