Friday, December 12, 2008
Why Hollywood re-makes movies, and why we shouldn't complain
There are some classic movies that simply would never be good if they were re-made. To me, the Back to the Future trilogy is a prime example. Anybody besides Christopher Lloyd simply could not do Dock Brown justice, and that's that.
Then there are movies that ABSOLUTELY should be re-made.
The Day the Earth Stood Still was made in 1951 and is considered a "Sci-Fi Classic"
From what I read in school "Classic" does not always mean "good"
And yet it got an 85% on RottenTomatoes.com (great movie review site.)
The remake, aptly named The Day the Earth Stood Still, came out today, Dec. 12th, and has a grand 24%.
I haven't seen either of the films.
I know you can't read a book by its cover; neither can you read a movie by its trailer. Just by comparing these two trailers, however, you tell me which movie looks more thrilling and entertaining.
I hope to see both movies eventually. The latter of the two I will hopefully see tomorrow night, but I'm inclined to think the former will be a while.
How about you guys? Any films you think should be re-made? Any ones you hope will never be re-made?