MonsterVision => Modern Horror => Topic started by: whiskywolf on March 19, 2010, 09:22:35 PM

Title: Movie Remakes
Post by: whiskywolf on March 19, 2010, 09:22:35 PM
Hey Guys!!!

Just wondering what everybody is thinking on this massive onslaught of Monster Movie Remakes?
Good? Bad or Indifferent
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: markus on March 19, 2010, 10:05:06 PM
Topic moved to relevant forum

It could have been off topic but if we are going to discuss horror movies, this is the more appropriate place for it

I do want to see the new remake of "The Wolfman"
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: Raziel on March 20, 2010, 06:59:00 AM
I've seen it and it totally rocks! Though he line between man and beast is not explored well enough IMO, The gratuitous pain the beast within brings everyone makes me smile.

It also shows why Hannibal Lecter should never gain super(natural) powers.

Plus the ending is funnn.........
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: whiskywolf on March 20, 2010, 09:17:40 AM
I am excited to see both the new Wolfman and Nightmare on Elm Street remakes, and yet..... I am a little skeptical.  Rob Zombie's Halloween was interesting, but I think he could have done more with it.....
The remake of Psycho was horrible in my opinion.  I just believe that there is more fresh terror to be brought to the screen and we should be advocating new and innovative instead of remaking the classics.....
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: Demon_Detective_Leo on March 21, 2010, 01:23:29 AM
Stop the remakes. All of the old movies getting redone into modern stuff is horrible. I have seen alot of movies get redone to met good quality of today standards and most of them get stuck into the same common match as Old Senators and Old Diapers. Seriously, a small amount of remakes are up to par with the original and sometimes beats the original but when do remakes beat originals most of the time? 3:10 to Yuma is a great remake, I even like the remake ending better. I bet you if they tried to do a remake of the original Alien movies or even Dirty Harry movies, they would be like Old Diapers and Old Senators. Dracula and Frankenstein has had a few hit and misses of remakes. Night of the living Dead, that was a bad remake. The original was great because it set the bar for zombie movies but in the long run, the remake stunk.
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: AEUBERTI on July 26, 2010, 07:22:53 AM
If they try to copy the original it usually sucks.  If a creative team takes a theme from an older film and reimagines it it can fly.  But then again not everything goes as planned.  I say do the remake but change the name as much as you change themes.
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: Angelus on July 26, 2010, 08:28:55 AM
I am not a fan of remakes but re-imaginings are goods. The new Freddy was amazing but the remake of REC called Quarantine sucked. For example.
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: Orlok the undead on July 26, 2010, 10:28:20 AM
I don't like unnecessary remakes of movies, but John Carpenter's The Thing, was great and superior to the original.

I also liked these:

The Fly,

The Wolfman,



The Toolbox Murders,

Bram Stoker's Dracula (more adaption of the book than a remake, though.)
Title: Re: Movie Remakes
Post by: Rocket on October 31, 2010, 09:12:51 AM
If I was honestly truthful, Iíd say that I wasnít a big fan of Movie remakes.

I havenít seen the original Wolfman, but I went and seen the remake a day or two after the premiere after the rush had calmed down a bit. I enjoyed it; it was a dark, and interesting, and the Wolfman didnít actually look that bad.

But so far, I have been disappointed with everything else. I do go and see Remakes, but only so that I can see the difference between the original, and the Ďimprovedí version of it.

Friday The 13th; itís not really so much a remake as it is another movie in the series. But I at least though the director would come up with some different ideas; but it was predictable and it lost my attention near the end. It was so obvious, you knew that Jason was going to come back up.

A Nightmare on Elm Street; a definite remake and a crap one at that. So what, there are explosions this time and it is a bit more gory. But no one, no matter who they are or how good of an actor they are; can replace Robert Englund. He is Freddy Krueger, no buts about it. I was very disappointed when I seen the remake, I disliked how they portrayed Fred Krueger as this poor, confused man who denied hurting little kids. The original movies showed how cold-hearted; how diabolical and evil Fred Krueger really was. The Remake didnít display any of that; and they changed the names of some of the characters!! And Glen never died in the end!!

The Karate Kid; I liked the story line, it was interesting, and heart-warming, and I liked how they made Jackie Chan the Karate master. I found it intriguing with a bit of humour thrown into it as well. It was following the original story-line nicely; I was shocked when I seen the kick that won him the tournament. Donít get me wrong; I enjoyed the movie, but I prefer the original Classic.

The Last House on the Left; It was a good film, I havenít seen the original to this either, but I was very intrigued when I seen it, I almost wet myself because I didnít want to miss anything that happened. It was thrilling, interesting, a bit dark as well, and I recommended it to a few of my friends; they agreed with me, although didnít really go into detail.

Iíve made it my goal to watch the originals of The Wolfman and the Last house on the Left.