Favorite REMAKES

Favorite REMAKES

HELLFIGHTER's picture

I know, I know. . . . . . many people pan remakes or the THOUGHT of a remake without giving it a chance. Purists at heart ? Or narrow minded ? Or simply sold on the idea that the first is a classic ? (A genuine truth for most great movies) BUT. . . . . on many an occasion a remake has either stood side by side with the original, kinda the old classic and the NEW classic, and other times the remake has actually triumphed over the original. My favorite remakes are

THE FLY, RETURN OF THE FLY. (LOVE the great Vinny Price but the remakes rock) THE BLOB, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE CRAZIES, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE THING, HOUSE OF WAX, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (2004), FRIGHT NIGHT.

What are your favorite remakes ? Why ?

 

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Fearless_Froude's picture

I know how to improve it while staying true to the source material. like its not shot for shot but an adaptation by expanding on some plot holes. i.e girls are being kidnapped but no one notices not even the parents ? and a few other details. and if you haven't seen MARTYRS SEE IT !!!! anyone reading this if you haven't SEE IT

HELLFIGHTER's picture

Yep. MARTYRS is more a cinematic experience than just a flick. Kind of like HAMBURGER HILL. Leaves you a little shell shocked. I like the angle you are looking at FF. Def plus to tell the story from another angle and kind of meeting somwhere in the middle.

zombieheadache's picture

the thing,the day the earth stood still and war of the worlds are remakes that are worthy of the originals.

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