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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:34 am

I just saw the new Red Dawn, because I was too intoxicated to move, and this topic occured to me.

It's easily up there for worst remake when compared to the original, competing with the new Karate Kid movie.

Can you think of more drastic disparities?

Hab
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Sunless

crash test dummy

Postby Sunless » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:44 am

Psycho.

Also I'd go as far as to say the Thing and Cape Fear are the only two good remakes..... ever.
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:52 am

I would add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, True Grit, and The Italian Job to that list, possibly Ocean's 11.

Hab
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:10 am

Sunless wrote:Psycho.

Also I'd go as far as to say the Thing and Cape Fear are the only two good remakes..... ever.


I'd go with Psycho too. Who the hell wants a shot for shot remake of the original. I'll just watch Hichcock's classic instead thank you very much.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:28 am

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Pink Panther (Steve Martin ones)
Total Recall
The Ladykillers

Pretty much every horror remake is awful.
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Drcharles

crash test dummy

Postby Drcharles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:18 am

The Mean Machine (British version)..........Bollocks

and Total Recall............. :shock:
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:38 am

Total Recall reminds me of Fright Night, which was awful.

Hab
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:50 am

habitual wrote:I would add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, True Grit, and The Italian Job to that list, possibly Ocean's 11.

Hab


I was with you until you got to Ocean's 11: the original isn't much use at all, and I say that as a huge Rat Pack fan. The Soderburgh film is a lot of fun, on the other hand.

As for bad remakes: whatever that shitty Mel Gibson retread of Point Blank was called, it was dreadful. Ditto Stallone's Get Carter.
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Drcharles

crash test dummy

Postby Drcharles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:56 am

nietoperz wrote:
Stallone's Get Carter.


I had forgotten all about that one,

another God awlful ball-ache was.......... The Italian Job........remake
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:16 am

Sunless wrote:Psycho.

Also I'd go as far as to say the Thing and Cape Fear are the only two good remakes..... ever.


I'd easily put The Thing in my top 5 remakes too (along with Magnificent Seven, The Fly, 3:10 to Yuma & Casino Royale)

As for worse, I'll add (movies I've sadly seen)...

Planet of the Apes (Burton)
Longest Yard (Sandler)
Mr Deeds (Sandler)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Reeves)
Dr Doolittle (Murphy)
Nutty Professor (Murphy)
Arthur (Brand)
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:18 am

nietoperz wrote:
I was with you until you got to Ocean's 11: the original isn't much use at all, and I say that as a huge Rat Pack fan. The Soderburgh film is a lot of fun, on the other hand.

Agreed. The Sinatra/Martin version is a nice bit of history (and Rat Pack vanity)(and a pretty good joke at the end) whereas the Clooney/Pitt was just entertaining (which what I primarily watch movies for).
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:19 am

The Rock's version of "Walking Tall." Had zero to do with the original.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:05 am

Straw Dogs
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:07 am

nietoperz wrote:
I was with you until you got to Ocean's 11: the original isn't much use at all, and I say that as a huge Rat Pack fan. The Soderburgh film is a lot of fun, on the other hand.

As for bad remakes: whatever that shitty Mel Gibson retread of Point Blank was called, it was dreadful. Ditto Stallone's Get Carter.

The original Ocean's 11 is unwatchable. Most of Sinatra's movies are.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:24 am

The In-Laws remake with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks was dreadful.

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