Are There Any Remakes That Make You Mad?

Are There Any Remakes That Make You Mad?

CS2012 CS2012
When I found out about the remake of John Wayne's True Grit I about hit the roof. I had never been that mad about a remake. I guess I am so furious that Hollywood had the nerve to remake that great classic movie is John Wayne was FABULOUS and 110% perfect as Marshall Rooster Cogburn. I have seen the movie so much I know it by heart. I have probably seen it 50 times or more. I read the book twice in high school (it was not a school assignment either). I have loved John Wayne since I was a teenager.

My brother-in-law is just as big fan of John Wayne's, if not a bigger fan. He has his "men den" room decorated with all of his John Wayne memorabilia. He even has a charcoal drawing of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn.

My mom asked me on the 4th of July if I have seen the remake. She knows I am a John Wayne fan. I said don't even get me started on that remake. That's when I explained how angry it makes me. Her neighbor was out on the deck with us she was looking at me like I was crazy. She probably thought I am nuts for getting so upset about a remake. So that is when I asked my brother-in-law if he has seen it (I figured he would feel the same as me) and he had not seen it. He said he doubts that he will either.

So I was just wondering are there any remakes that make you mad just thinking about it. So mad you wont' even watch it.

Another remake that is pissing me off almost as bad is the fact that Hollywood is releasing sometime next year the remake of the classic horror flick Child's Play. If Brad Dourif does not provide the voice of Chucky I will not watch it.

I think Hollywood only does remakes when they can't come up with a new idea and just want to make money. I have noticed over the past couple of years Hollywood is coming out with more and more remakes.
10/24/2011
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Ghost Ghost
I don't really pay attention to pop culture.
10/25/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Most of them.
10/25/2011
slynch slynch
I can't think of one remake that I like better than the original.
10/25/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
I think some remakes are good. For instance, Scorsese - The Departed, Brian de Palma - Scarface, John Carpenter - The Thing, Zack Snyder - Dawn of the Dead.

Did you know that The Three Musketeers has been remade more than 20 times?! A few of those have been popular. Then there's Shakespeare. So many renditions. From Kenneth Branagh directing and starring in Hamlet to Kurosawa's vision of King Lear in Ran. So many people have adapted the same play over and over for the big screen.

Also, it's not just Hollywood. Japan already made a remake of Sideways a few years ago.

While I'm not too eager to see the new remakes like Let Me In and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it doesn't annoy me that they are made.
10/25/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by CS2012
When I found out about the remake of John Wayne's True Grit I about hit the roof. I had never been that mad about a remake. I guess I am so furious that Hollywood had the nerve to remake that great classic movie is John Wayne was FABULOUS and ...
I absolutely refuse to see the new "Footloose". I'm a huge Kevin Bacon fan and a kid of the 80's. Pisses me off that they remade it! Hahaha, goofy I know, but I feel strongly about it!
10/25/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
I have to agree that I will not go to see the remake of True Grit. I am also a big John Wayne fan, especially with that movie. There are a lot of movies that have been remade, some good, some not so good. The Thing is in its third remake, by the way. The original was done in the 50's. The Day the Earth Stood Still was a remake. War of the Worlds was a remake, and I really feel that the original was much better; so much so that I own a copy of the original, but not the remake.
I agree that Hollywood is making more and more remakes, and I feel it is because all of the talent that made the originals is either gone, or dying off, and there is no one to replace them. They can't get good movie scripts any more, and they don't have any writers that can create them, so they have to do remakes so the new generation of actors have some half way good movies to act in. Otherwide, Hollywood has to stick to cartoon movies to make any money.
10/25/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by mmike1900
I think some remakes are good. For instance, Scorsese - The Departed, Brian de Palma - Scarface, John Carpenter - The Thing, Zack Snyder - Dawn of the Dead.

Did you know that The Three Musketeers has been remade more than 20 times?! A few of ...
I dont agree with Zack Snyders Dawn of the Dead being better than the original. It is good but not better.

Also, Cronenberg's The Fly is better than the original.

There are a lot of remakes that make me angry so it is really hard to narrow it down. There are some films I don't care if they remake like footloose because I never was interested in the original.
10/25/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by slynch
I can't think of one remake that I like better than the original.
The remake of Dawn of the Dead was better than the original, I thought.

It really makes me feel old more than anything. Example: "Footloose"

If they're remaking Kevin Bacon movies, I'd suggest a revision of "American Graffiti". It's a decently dated movie that I'd like to see someone take another look at 40 years on. Yes, 40 years!
10/25/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
The remake of Dawn of the Dead was better than the original, I thought.

It really makes me feel old more than anything. Example: "Footloose"

If they're remaking Kevin Bacon movies, I'd suggest a revision of ...
American Graffiti is a Lucas film so that one wont get remade. It might get digitally altered but not remade.
10/25/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
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Originally posted by oldhippy
I have to agree that I will not go to see the remake of True Grit. I am also a big John Wayne fan, especially with that movie. There are a lot of movies that have been remade, some good, some not so good. The Thing is in its third remake, by the ...
i know a lot of people that saw the new True Grit (some had seen the original) & they all loved it.
10/25/2011
Kkay Kkay
I tend to be on the other side, enjoying remakes- like the recent reboot of Hawaii 5-0.
10/25/2011
Antipova Antipova
I was extremely frustrated by the remake of Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Gene Wilder had absolutely nailed the aloof, eccentric, almost-omnipotent perfection of Wonka. Johnny Depp made him shrill and silly. I hated it. I actually stood up in my seat in the theater when he bonked his face on the door of the glass elevator, my friend had to pull me down to keep me from leaving the theater.
10/25/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Remakes never make me mad on principle, and I'm always willing to take a look before hating on them. Likewise, changes don't make me mad unless the movie itself doesn't stand well on its own, or the overall plot is hurt by them. You never know - some changes may be for the better.

I always say to give remakes a chance before railing on them. That way your arguments at least have something to stand on if you still don't like them afterwards.
10/26/2011
CS2012 CS2012
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
American Graffiti is a Lucas film so that one wont get remade. It might get digitally altered but not remade.
If a Lucas film gets digitally altered don't watch it or you might die by exploding from the movie being so awful. A little South Park humor for you non South Park viewers out there.
10/26/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
I really enjoyed the new True Grit, but not his version of Rooster. I couldn't understand him half the time. I prefer John Wayne, but still enjoyed the new one very, very much.

Willy Wonka. DO NOT MESS with Gene Wilder. The new one was just awful. I felt like I was watching a creepy Michael Jackson the entire time, and while, yes, the book was darker than the original movie, Tim Burton just went on a bender.
10/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jaimes
I really enjoyed the new True Grit, but not his version of Rooster. I couldn't understand him half the time. I prefer John Wayne, but still enjoyed the new one very, very much.

Willy Wonka. DO NOT MESS with Gene Wilder. The new one was ...
I am so glad you're a devoted Gene Wilder-ess as well, Jaimes!
10/26/2011
beachluv51800 beachluv51800
Being an 80's girl, the remakes of Karate Kid and Footloose have really annoyed me. Nothing can ever beat the originals!
10/26/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
remakes don't make me mad, to be honest. If anything, they're a good reflection (sometimes) and can show that though the same movie may be played again, there's something that shows how human beings have changed or adapted in the last few years.
10/26/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
I was extremely frustrated by the remake of Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Gene Wilder had absolutely nailed the aloof, eccentric, almost-omnipotent perfection of Wonka. Johnny Depp made him shrill and silly. I hated it. I ...
THIS. I hated it so so much. Im so sick of Johnny Depp and Burton. Burton needs to go back to writing his own shit, and Johnny Depp needs to quit while hes ahead. They both used to be so good.
10/26/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
Nearly all remakes suck. Especially remakes of foreign horror flicks.
10/27/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
I didn't see the necessity of the Japanese remaking "The Powerpuff Girls." It didn't infuriate me- I just found it kinda... pointless. Especially since the American PPG was already so popular in Japan. Maybe as a special, cool, but as a full-fledged show, pointless. (And yes, I've seen episodes.)

I'm trying to think of a remake that outright pissed me off, but I can't think of one. Well, not a movie remake, at least.
10/27/2011
mpfm mpfm
I agree with the poster who said that the remake of Footloose makes them feel old.
10/29/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Remakes generally annoy me. Footloose more than some though.
10/29/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Usually the original is way better than the remake. Especially if it's a classic. There should be a rule against remaking classics.

The True Grit remake was just annoyingly annoying!
10/29/2011
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