What is left after all the remakes are remade?

What is left after all the remakes are remade?

The_Evil_Boondock's picture

Think about it. If Hollywood really is just plain out of new ideas, and obviously they are with all of the remakes that are flooding the theaters, what are we going to be left with? There are only so many originals that can be remade. We need fresh blood, literally!

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HatchetGirl's picture

They will just remake the remakes and call them original.  They have taken films for years from other countries, remade them, and then patted themselves on the back and went "great job!"

I still can't believe The Departed won four oscars and all this critical acclaim like it was such a great original project.  I saw the original film years ago and it was better because it didn't cop out with a Hollywood ending -- The original film from Hong Kong "Internal Affairs" was awesome.  But this is what Hollywood does with eveything!  And worse then the remakes are the continuation of bad films - see what's on Fear.Net this month - how many damn leprechaun movies are there??? 

In the end -- Hollywood and all of the television networks, just like the music industry -- do not care about originality any more.  They care about money.  How many viewers will watch the commercials that they sell to companies.  That's it.  That's why we have so much reality trash out there.  That's why a godawful Hollywood movie will be in the theater for weeks and a great indie film will die a quick death within a week or go straight to DVD. 

The_Evil_Boondock's picture

I completely agree with you Hatchetgirl. There is no doubt that this is the new trend and I would be for it if they can get it right. When I heard they were remaking Evil Dead, at first I was like Fuck NO! Then I thought about it and I would love to see another take on my favorite horror movie of all time.....then I was like Fuck NO again! I don't know what to think anymore. I decided to post this discussion when I heard that they are remaking Martyrs for the American audience. We all know what happens to the "Americanized" versions of great foreign horror. I am still up in the air.

thathockeychick23's picture

Hollywood has run out of ideas, so they remake old films. However, I think they do a horrible job at it. I've been disappointed with remakes lately. All they need to do is sit down and actually think. I'm sure they can come up with something.

HatchetGirl's picture

See this is what I'm talking about.  If Hollywood even touches Evil Dead, they will totally trash a classic movie.  I LOVED the original Evil Dead and I'm not sure I want to see a remake. .  not that we have a choice. . lol

Kaboom's picture

Hey! It's all about the money. As long as people keep digging deep at the theaters, Hollywood will keep shoveling the "rehash"! There are plenty of directors who are desperate for a chance, that will even stoop to "remakes". A lot are watchable, once, and that's all they need to keep making them. Myself, I haven't been to a theater in years. I wait for DVD, and then I try not to buy new ones. Within a couple of weeks after being released, they start showing up in pawnshops. A lot of the $20 movies I get for $3 at the local shop. I run accross a lot of the more obscure and hard to find movies this way. If enough people did this, Hollywood would have to re-think the remake thing. Think about it!      Later,     Kaboom

brainspillerTX's picture

 THESE SHITTY REMAKES(FRIDAY THE 13TH, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, ETC)  ARE MAKING US HATE SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS ENJOYED TO THE POINT THAT YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS HORROR IN GENERAL WILL CHANGE.  IM ALWAYS SO DAMN CURIOUS TO SEE THEM THOUGH. I JUST KNOW THE NEW FREDDY IS GONNA SUCK BUT I ASSURE U ILL BE THERE OPENING NIGHT. MAYBE I JUST LIKE TO REMINISE ON HOW GREAT THE ORIGINALS ARE IN COMPARISON, BUT NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY THEY DUMP INTO THESE MONUMENTAL PEICES OF SHIT YOU CANT REMAKE THE CREEPY ATMOSPHERE THESE FILMS CREATED THAT MADE THEM WHAT THEY ARE TODAY. 

HeadstoneCity's picture

I agree, the whole remake thing has gotten real old real fast. I just found out they are remaking "Let the Right One In". Do they really feel the need to dumb down original films for western audiences? Are we that stupid?

And I agree, when they run out of remake ideas, they'll do remakes of remakes. They already have remakes planned for Carpenter's "The Thing" and Cronenberg's "The Fly".

GHOULISH's picture

yeah i agree they have a endless stream of material from books video games and old movies the remakes will never stop because the cg technology is always getting better, and new directors want to be affiliated with the classics like they're bs thoughts mean anything (HACKS) here is a idea how about remaking a movie that was crap and making it better instead of raping somebody else's idea and ruining a classic, i could care less about they're new ideas why remake a movie that's already awesome? yeah i know it's bound to happen but it just ticks me off, peace GHOULISH

Wolfe4086's picture

The sad fact that it is not that Hollywood has ran out of ideas. The fact is Hollywood is a business. It is about making money. They are afraid to take risks that they would have in the 80s. Most theaters are not interested in running a R-rated Horror film when they can easily put the latest PG-13 Action film on 4 screens and some R-rated Drama on another 2. The horror genre has gotten a bad reputation over the years as a business model. New Line used to crank out a lot of horror films and now Lionsgate and Dimension Extreme are doing so but to the direct to DVD market. This is due to the sad fact that a horror film will take a loss in the theaters usually. There is a lot to consider in film creation. From the production budget to the Prints and Advertising. It is far more cost effective to relase the film to the 3rd Window (DVD Sales) and save on advertising.

littleredhen's picture

Let the new breed have their crappy remakes.  I crusade against this by showing both films the same night (movie party).  MOST of the time, my friends and family prefer the originals.

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