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Dr W at 1:23PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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My friends, it is official, we are in an age where Hollywood and other mediums have run out of creative juice nessasary to make ORIGINAL movies. So they feel the need to look back at the past and drag up older movies or media and remake them.

Your thoughts?
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Hawk at 3:26PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I agree.
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thing in a tophat at 3:35PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I guess there just ain't enough books or video games to spoil any more so they've decided to spoil their own creations
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Dark Pascual at 4:31PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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Why spend money on potentially mediocre new ideas when you can get the rights of a well known established name and totally miss the point of it to get an equally mediocre idea with higher profits…?
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therealtj at 5:21PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I await the day they announce Casablanca 2.

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elektro at 6:58PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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Dr W
My friends, it is official, we are in an age where Hollywood and other mediums have run out of creative juice nessasary to make ORIGINAL movies. So they feel the need to look back at the past and drag up older movies or media and remake them.

Your thoughts?

This is why I say “Fuck Hollywood”. I got tired of remakes and sequels and just plain bad movies a long time ago.
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fern at 7:19PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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As long as we continue to see these remakes - they won't stop.
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SarahN at 7:19PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I await the day they announce Casablanca 2.

And a remake of Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, To Kill A Mockingbird….give them time. You'll see.

They're already remaking Fright Night. >_> Why the HECK would you remake Fright Night?
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Chernobog at 7:46PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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And yet one day, making remakes of remakes will be considered edgy. I think there's also a segment of filmmakers out there that grew up with a certain film or style they appreciated and decided they wanted the honor of making their own imprint on the film's identity using that material as if an homage. Of course, what segment they compose versus coke sniffing producers who haven't watched a film or television show since 1980, I couldn't say.

*grimaces at The Warriors remake for 2010*
 
 
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ParkerFarker at 3:26AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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We need some more QUENTIN TARANTINOs in the house!

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ozoneocean at 4:47AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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therealtj
I await the day they announce Casablanca 2.
There were a couple of TV versions. More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_(film)#Sequels_and_other_versions

It's not just a perception thing either, even film industry people are tired of it. Basically the money guys are playing by far the greatest role these days, their rise to dominance in the industry is well documented and widely recognised. this isn't the old days of powerful producers and personalities, it's a very different world now, the people making a lot of the decisions tend not to have any creative background at all, most are useless business types with not even a “talent” for that side of things.

Sequels, remakes, and adaptions are safe bets - they will find an audience, they will make money. They've always been around, as you know, but it's worse now than ever. -_-
 
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zaymac at 5:01AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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*grimaces at The Warriors remake for 2010*

WHAT?! They can't remake this! It's a cult classic. LAME. I bet Andy Samberg or some other joker will be the “Warriors. Come out and Pllaaaaayyyy!” guy.

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BffSatan at 7:53AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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Yes.

I am fucking sick of remakes and adaptations.
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Custard Trout at 7:55AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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Know what I'm sick of? People whinging on and on about how they hate remakes. We get it, you hate stuff, now please shut up and move on.
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Rich at 7:56AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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You know, it's not as though they aren't making enough original movies or anything.
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ozoneocean at 8:15AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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You know, it's not as though they aren't making enough original movies or anything.
Because of the extreme vogue for sequels, remakes, and adaptions of already popular work film makers find it extremely difficult to get original movies made at the moment (unless they already have a lot of power). This is mainly a problem in the U.S. where most of the big money for film making comes from.
 
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Product Placement at 8:40AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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therealtj
I await the day they announce Casablanca 2.
And a remake of Wizard of Oz
Oh? You hadn't heard? They already did that.
Those were my two cents.
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lefarce at 9:06AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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I cant wait for the remake of District 9.

 
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Dark Pascual at 9:16AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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You know what would be awesome?

If the remake of the movie came up before the movie itself…
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lefarce at 10:19AM, Sept. 24, 2009
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You know what would be awesome?

If the remake of the movie came up before the movie itself…

That wouldnt be a remake then you big dummy

:V

 
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SarahN at 5:30PM, Sept. 24, 2009
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I await the day they announce Casablanca 2.
And a remake of Wizard of Oz
Oh? You hadn't heard? They already did that.
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Oh meh. That is more it's own thing. Though I did forget about…gck…“The Wiz”. :nervous:

But guess WHAT. XD
Edit: Took down the link I put up because it's older than I thought, but basically there seems to be a new Wizard of Oz coming 2010 according to several places I saw via Google. How legit this info is anymore, I'm not sure.
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isukun at 11:01PM, Sept. 24, 2009
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And a remake of Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, To Kill A Mockingbird….give them time. You'll see.

Actually, the Wizard of Oz that we consider the classic wasn't the first movie version of the story. The Exorcist has had two sequels and a prequel released n 2004, plus a remake of sorts that supposedly told the “true story” on TV. To Kill a Mockingbird doesn't have strong enough following for a remake. I also find it kind of funny that all three of these are already adaptations, anyway, and as such, should be subject to the same sort of scrutiny as modern day remakes.
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Hguyver at 10:07PM, Sept. 25, 2009
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you know what I love? When they call it a “Reboot”

“Let's reboot The Incredible Hulk! Let's reboot Daredevil!”

Let's just reboot every movie that sucked the first time and pretend like the original attempt never happened! And when that reboot sucks too we'll just reboot the reboot!

How can you POSSIBLY go wrong?
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mlai at 11:04PM, Sept. 25, 2009
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you know what I love? When they call it a “Reboot”
“Let's reboot The Incredible Hulk! Let's reboot Daredevil!”
Let's just reboot every movie that sucked the first time and pretend like the original attempt never happened! And when that reboot sucks too we'll just reboot the reboot!
How can you POSSIBLY go wrong?
Awesome! Let's reboot Spiderman 3!!

Wait, they're rebooting Daredevil?

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Hguyver at 11:36PM, Sept. 25, 2009
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Wait, they're rebooting Daredevil?

It's one of those things you keep reading is “In the works.” Meaning they might get around to it in three or for years.
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Sea_Cow at 6:26AM, Sept. 28, 2009
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Fight Club 2, but this time, Tyler's a chick played by Megan Fox who seduces the guy imagining her and they start a mud-wrestling club. Don't doubt me. Remember that time they made that movie called “American Psycho”? And that time they made “American Psycho 2” starring Mila Kunis?
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Insizwa at 1:08PM, Sept. 28, 2009
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I gotta say there are some remakes that kick fucking ass, remember John Carpenter's The Thing? well guess what they're remaking it (AGAIN!?).

I'm pretty sure every single John Carpenter movie is gonna have a remake.
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Hguyver at 1:12PM, Sept. 28, 2009
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You know, I'm kinda suprised that the guys who did “Epic Movie” and “Disaster Movie” haven't done “Remake Movie” it would seem like something right up their alley.
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Sea_Cow at 5:51PM, Sept. 28, 2009
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You know, I'm kinda suprised that the guys who did “Epic Movie” and “Disaster Movie” haven't done “Remake Movie” it would seem like something right up their alley.

That really would work.
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Air Raid Robertson at 7:39PM, Sept. 28, 2009
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I don't think the “Age of Remakes” began all that recently. As a matter of fact, they've been doing remakes ever since they've been making movies.

Alfred Hitchcock would take one story and milk it for all it was worth. He'd have it as a radio show, make it into a film, put it on stage, and make it into an episode of a TV series. And, this wasn't unusual. It was par for the course.

Think of how many Dracula movies there have been. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and so on.

A complete and utter lack of creativity is not something that the film industry has ever lacked.
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