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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:21:49 PM   
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There is not one remake that would tip me over the edge. Michael Bay could announce he's producing a 3D remake of The Exorcist with Sleepy LaBeef Sandwich as Damian Karras and I still wouldn't give a shit.

Bad remakes of great films do not make them any less great. The outrage that greets any remake confuses me greatly.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:21:58 PM   
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Thanks, DK, appreciate it.

You're still wrong about Battleship, though (only kidding, mate, I still haven't seen it)


Then you are doing yourself a real disservice mate, watch it!



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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:27:26 PM   
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And if its not going to be remakes then it's going to be prequels,sequels and (in the case of Evil Dead2) a requel.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:28:51 PM   
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The new Evil Dead is basically a remake.

What the heck is a requel?

EDIT - Never mind. Mis-read your post. Must stop masturbating.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:31:02 PM   
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The new Evil Dead is basically a remake.

What the heck is a requel?


Evil Dead2 was somewhere between a remake and a sequel which lead to many Evil Dead fans later proclaiming it to be a requel.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:32:17 PM   
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Thanks, DK, appreciate it.

You're still wrong about Battleship, though (only kidding, mate, I still haven't seen it)


Then you are doing yourself a real disservice mate, watch it!




I'm actually looking forward to it, your enthusiasm for the film intrigues me


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:36:33 PM   
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in the original he gets sent back in time 30 years

so are you saying there wouldn't be a culture shock if sombody got sent back in time to 1982?


There would be some culture shock, sure. There could be culture shock going back five years for some teenagers simply because it means their i-phone would be obselete. But the gap between technological and social advances just isn't as vast, or as ripe for comedy/drama, between 1982 and 2012.

Send a 16 year-old back to the 70s. Now that could be interesting. Although it would probably still be shit.

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Also if anyone thinks it would be cool to do stand by me remake I swear I will blow up a hospital.


Are the patients and staff of this hospital responsible for the pending Stand By Me remake?

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:37:58 PM   
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Also, I'm not really sure how you would define a 'worthwhile project' who can tell what projects are worthwhile or not?



Just 'worthwhile' in the sense of something worth watching for 2 hours, surely?

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:42:12 PM   
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Send a 16 year-old back to the 70s. Now that could be interesting. Although it would probably still be shit.


Ooh, yeah, 70s or at least late 60s would be interesting. Actually, who is to say the people Marty goes back to see can't be his grandparents? That would be an excuse to use the 50s and would be a major culture shock for a teen coming from 2015 (or whenever)

I really don't want a BTTF remake, though, any Hollywood bigwigs reading this, don't take that idea and use it. BTTF is perfect enough as it is


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:44:09 PM   
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Also, I'm not really sure how you would define a 'worthwhile project' who can tell what projects are worthwhile or not?



Just 'worthwhile' in the sense of something worth watching for 2 hours, surely?


But there have been some remakes that have been good and worth wtching for two hours and some films born of original ideas that have been shit

Plus, how can you tell from script stage is my point. Some ideas sound much better on the page than the finished product and sometimes the vice versa is also true.


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:44:30 PM   
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Send a 16 year-old back to the 70s. Now that could be interesting. Although it would probably still be shit.


Ooh, yeah, 70s or at least late 60s would be interesting. Actually, who is to say the people Marty goes back to see can't be his grandparents? That would be an excuse to use the 50s and would be a major culture shock for a teen coming from 2015 (or whenever)

I really don't want a BTTF remake, though, any Hollywood bigwigs reading this, don't take that idea and use it. BTTF is perfect enough as it is



But you have now planted that idea into there minds.Hmm reminds me of that film

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:47:06 PM   
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But you have now planted that idea into the minds.Hmm reminds me of that film


You mean An American Tail: Fievel Goes West?

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:49:06 PM   
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But you have now planted that idea into the minds.Hmm reminds me of that film


You mean An American Tail: Fievel Goes West?

I was thinking more of America-Whore Box 2: Amazing butt bangers from space.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:58:06 PM   
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Aaaah, right. Easy to mix those two up.




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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 20/10/2012 11:59:23 PM   
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Aaaah, right. Easy to mix those two up.





It certainly is.

I'm going waaaay off-topic again.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 12:09:52 AM   
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I have to say, though, I do understand the initial paroxysms of rage that can be experienced when news of a remake of a personal favourite becomes known. Especially with many horror films recently. But then I remember feeling annoyed about Halloween, Texas Chainsaw, The Omen, Elm Street getting the remake treatment, only now those movies have kinda become obselete already while appreciation for the originals is still flourishing and always will. They're the ones that will be sought after and studied by those who love film. And if anything the remakes have simply re-enforced my love for the originals. So I have to agree with MC.

I was getting pissed about the supposed Poltergeist remake, but then I realised that it couldn't be anything other than an inferior curiosity. Mainly because the themes of the original have already been aped enough as it is, so what more could a remake possibly offer other than the title and perhaps the speculation surrounding how ghosts would communicate to a little girl in the digital age. Through the internet? Too obvious. Through the i-phone? Too rubbish. Digital just ain't as spooky as analogue.

Of course if the source material is literary then there could be ample justification for a remake, especially if it wants to try something different. There are a few Stephen King films I can think of that I believe deserve a remake simply because the source material was not done justice by.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 12:43:14 AM   
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I don't mind having every notable film ever remade. If the reviews are good, I'll watch it. If it's shit, I won't.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 12:59:56 AM   
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I was getting pissed about the supposed Poltergeist remake, but then I realised that it couldn't be anything other than an inferior curiosity. Mainly because the themes of the original have already been aped enough as it is, so what more could a remake possibly offer other than the title and perhaps the speculation surrounding how ghosts would communicate to a little girl in the digital age. Through the internet? Too obvious. Through the i-phone? Too rubbish. Digital just ain't as spooky as analogue.


Yeah, that is what I had been thinking about the Poltergeist remake. The fact that the original had a crappy old chunky tv makes it scarier. And I very highly doubt the parents in the remake will be pot smokers which is something I liked about them in the original. Also, the clown element was ripped of in Joe Dante's The Hole, although nobody in America saw that (it just got a blu ray release over there, oddly) but to those who had, it will seem like Nu-Poltergeist is paying homage to it. People claim updating older horror films is better but the fact that we weren't as technologically advanced back in, say 1982, gave horror films back then the edge. (not saying horror films today aren't good, just talking about remakes of old horrors before I get jumped on )

The fact that Sam Raimi is directing the remake does intrigue me however.....

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 1:56:13 AM   
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Thanks, DK, appreciate it.

You're still wrong about Battleship, though (only kidding, mate, I still haven't seen it)


Then you are doing yourself a real disservice mate, watch it!




I'm actually looking forward to it, your enthusiasm for the film intrigues me



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Seriously though, it's a lot of fun and a really entertaining ride with a great soundtrack!


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 2:23:35 AM   
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I will watch it this coming week at some time, honest

But be prepared if I don't like it or if I have problems with it

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:28:18 AM   
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There is not one remake that would tip me over the edge. Michael Bay could announce he's producing a 3D remake of The Exorcist with Sleepy LaBeef Sandwich as Damian Karras and I still wouldn't give a shit.

Bad remakes of great films do not make them any less great. The outrage that greets any remake confuses me greatly.


Dunno like, Carrie is one of my all time favourite films and the notion that some people out there are going to experience it for the first time courtesy of the remake consumes me with immense anger.

Even if it's half-decent (and even though the cast looks decent), I refuse to watch it.

I can tolerate remakes that either re-imagine the original concept or if the first version wasn't a classic in the first place, but that's about as far as it goes.


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:34:09 AM   
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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:40:20 AM   
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I have to admit I might roll my eyes or go "Ugh, really?" at the news of some remakes, but it doesn't take very long for reality to sink in and for me to realise it really doesn't matter.

If LOTR ever gets remade we'll still have Peter Jackson's trilogy. The only way a remake can spoil the earlier film/s is if it's an improvement, and in being better highlights problems with the earlier films that either went unnoticed or didn't bother anyone until a better idea was developed.

If it's worse it only makes the original seem better by comparison, and also temporarily brings the original back into the limelight.

Remakes are great.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:43:37 AM   
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Saying that, if Vertical Limit was remade in 3D I might very well feel like I've been tipped over the edge.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:48:21 AM   
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Is there any remake which you (anyone) would welcome with open-arms?

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 9:59:07 AM   
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Jumper. I'd love a sequel actually, something that really explores the possibilities of superhuman people who can travel almost anywhere they want in the blink of an eye. It would make for some incredible action scenes at the very least.

Nothing else really comes to mind right now. The best remakes IMHO are the remakes of below average/average/slightly above average films whose ideas could be explored further, or simply need to be made better than they were.

Which is why it's hard to think of any since it's the average films that are usually so forgettable

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 10:11:46 AM   
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The fact that Sam Raimi is directing the remake does intrigue me however.....


I was about to get a tiny bit intrigued then, but I just read that he won't be directing after-all, he'll just be producing.

Anyway, in the spirit of the original it'll mean that as producer he'll be co-directing anyway......

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 10:42:47 AM   
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Jumper. I'd love a sequel actually, something that really explores the possibilities of superhuman people who can travel almost anywhere they want in the blink of an eye. It would make for some incredible action scenes at the very least.

Nothing else really comes to mind right now. The best remakes IMHO are the remakes of below average/average/slightly above average films whose ideas could be explored further, or simply need to be made better than they were.

Which is why it's hard to think of any since it's the average films that are usually so forgettable


I cant think of any at the minute.Typical.

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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 11:53:43 AM   
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Is there any remake which you (anyone) would welcome with open-arms?


Michael Haneke's Lord Of The Flies.


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RE: The remake that will tip you over the edge - 21/10/2012 1:33:45 PM   
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Being a fan of the book but hating the original film I, for one, am actually looking forward to the Carrie remake. The Robocop remake also intrigues me. The original is one of my favourite films so it'll be interesting to see what a reimagining will bring to the table. If it's shit then I'll still have the original. The remake can't be any worse than the sequels to the first film anyway.

Generally remakes don't bother me but maybe a remake of Brazil would have me apoplectic. Then again it might not, I've no way of knowing unless it gets announced.

As for remakes I'd welcome with open arms, I'd love to see Gilliam tackle the Harry Potter series, plus I'd love to see what he would have done with Forrest Gump.

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