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Thursday, June 22, 2006

No do-overs!

A few posts ago I mentioned that I wasn't interested in seeing the new Superman movie. Which started me thinking about how I'm really not into remakes in general (unless I haven't seen the original, then this changes things a little).

Not movies, not songs.

Then I started thinking that the new King Kong movie was actually pretty good (I watched it on the plane to Europe. And of course I bawled like a baby when King Kong died - but I digress).

So, what do you think?

Have you ever seen a remake that you liked, if not better than the original? And on the flip side, what is a movie remake that never should have been?

What about songs? Do you like song remakes?

Lemme hear your thoughts.


Blogger KaraMia said...

Ok, i'm a big nerd when it comes to super hero movies so I went and saw it, seriously, I LOVED it, and it's not a remake, its a continuation of the to speak...blah. But i'm with you on remakes, I always go see them if I loved the first one, but am usually disapointed (ie: Poseidon Adventure remake)

They should never remake: An officer and a gentleman....sigh

P.S. thanks for visiting my blog!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I usually don't like remakes. It almost always feels like a bastardized version of the original.

Happy Independence Day!

3:06 PM  
Blogger LilRed said...

KaraMia - you;'re the second gal I have heard who has seen it and loved it! Maybe I'll eat my words ...

Brian - Yes! What a great way to describe remakes!

Happy Independence Day to you as well!

3:20 PM  
Anonymous nicole said...

Very, very few movie and song remakes are actually warranted. Unless the original SUCKED all to hell then I usually don't see a reason for a remake. It's usually just a cop out, know what I'm saying?

What WOULD be nice is if some forward-thinking director actually decided to take on an awful movie (i.e., Waterworld or Matrix 3) and make it into something that was actually worth the ticket price. Why hasn't that happened yet?/

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

Dave Edmunds sang "Girls Talk" and wiped Elvis Costello's version off the map, and although Nine Inch Nails' version of "Hurt" was nothing shabby, Johnny Cash took it over and owned it.

Haven't seen many movie remakes I thought were good outside of Ocean's 11. That loses points because of the sequels, though.

No one should ever remake Casablanca. Or anything with Bogart, for that matter. Even the bad stuff.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Personally, I like a good cover tune if the band switches it up a bit and makes it there own.
Rock On!

9:18 PM  
Blogger EKWisdom said...

I am all for remakes of music when its meant to me an omage (sp?) of the original. For example, Norah Jones and Michael Buble do outstanding remakes. However, when you think of the pathetic remakes that rappers are doing these days with tracks written over old songs...that's just sad. Seriously. The song with "It's a Hard Knock Life" from Annie??? Give me a break.
P.S. Totally missed you LilRed!!

5:29 PM  

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