Saturday, August 04, 2007


Has Hollywood totally given up on being creative? They have had remakes of movies that weren’t all that good the first time around. In other cases they rework, classics that could never be improved upon like King Kong.

As far as movies that have sequences, the only thing they do is devalue the first film. The only one that ever really needed a second part was Kill Bill and that was Part One and Two from the start because they knew no one would be able to sit for that long.

If that isn’t bad enough they re-hash old TV shows that don’t translate well 20 years later.

Fortunately someone hasn’t tried to re-do and destroy films like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Being There, Bliss and Forbidden Planet.

I know they got John Waters blessing and support to remake Hair Spray, but what was wrong with the first one that needed improvement? I hope they remake Pink Flamingos just so I can watch John Travolta eat a pile of real dog crap in the last scene.


Blogger Beth said...

Rambo, The Matrix....all those sequels...
As for re-makes - thank God they never touched Mary Poppins!
(You may think I'm joking here - I'm serious. I loved that movie.)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Fun With Dick & Jane, though not that old, was perfect for the time/space in that loss of the American Dream time of the late 70s. Jim Carrey did not do it justice.

They will remake Mary Poppins though--she'll be an uber-hip goth girl with 40 piercings and arms full of tats who the parents hire against their better judgment. She'll save the preteen kids from being caught up in meth.

The producers go with what will make money - not what actually constitutes creativity or original thought.

"It worked before, it will work now."

8:54 AM  
Blogger LeLo in NoPo said...

THANK YOU! I in no way support the remake of Hairspray because the original is one of my very favorite movies. In fact I'm tempted to break out doing The Roach right now. I do not in any way shape or form desire to see John Travolta in that awesome role. Nope. No Way.


9:28 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, Lori is probably right, they will redo it, and the Wizard of Oz as well. Sorry Auntie, but you know they will.

Lelo, don't you even just a little want to see him eat a real dog turd just like Divine did? I think it would be just deserts for being Hollywood scum.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

AMEN!!! Your post needs no remake as it says it all!!!:)

5:32 PM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

Most of today's movie and TV is othing but a pile of $#!T.
If you want to see a real movie that you will never forget, with the best point, plot, scenery, music, etc you will have to look back.
Here is one that I strongly advise:

Unplug the phone, pull the shades, and turn the sound system up to a firm but comfortable level.

Here's another:'s_Fastest_Indian


We are always on the lookout for meaningful movies such as this.
On the other hand, many of our "friends" want to be the first to see every move that the Hollywood social slobs drop out of their anus.
They're not getting one penny from me at the box office.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

I fear you're right, guy--America has lost its creativity. A large number of shows on TV today are remakes or Americanized versions of shows that have been on BBC for ages.

I haven't been to a movie theater in years. There's little there beyond the special effects. I used to rent movies once in a while, but haven't bothered with that for a long time, either. The last few times I walked out without renting anything--it was all crap.

11:46 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Mike, a remake of a post? I'll call my agent...

Gearhead, I can see you liking The Straight Story. David Lynch usually does some strange films, but somehow he got normal for that one. And yes I do expect a visit from you one day on your tractor.

Rich, I hear you. In the two years that we've had a DVD player we've only four movies, three of which I didn't watch because they were chick flicks. The wife needs to watch that sort of movie every once in a while, and I know enough to stay away.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Amaya said...

I hate that too! It's just a ploy for the industry to make money off the younger generation by casting their favorite actors in parts that were created decades ago.
And what does that say about the younger generation? Can they not appreciate something that was done before their time? They might learn a thing or two from the people who came before Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

2:29 PM  

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