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No. Just no...film remakes

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#1 VigilantePaladin

Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:45 PM

Forget what your personal feelings are about the film...we can all agree that The Princess Bride is one of those classic films. A part of childhood for many of us. One that many of us have watched ad nauseum and introduced to our children.

So why, inconceivably(see what I did there), would they ever think of remaking irt??!! You can't. You just can't!!

What other films should never be remade? Or should never have been remade/rebooted ?

Edited by MurderBritches, 19 September 2019 - 06:47 PM.

#2 PrincessPeach

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

Dirty dancing would have to be up there.

Also 'shall we dance' - the english remake totally loses the entire concept that in Japan, to dance with someone you are not related to was very frowned upon.

#3 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:18 PM

Loved Cary elwes’ response.
“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.“

The remake of footloose should not have been done.

I’m pretty sure there are some great new stories- let’s make them into movies.

#4 kimasa

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:22 PM


#5 seayork2002

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

Home alone is belng remade I hear, not sure why?

#6 purpleduck

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

No, no, no and no....just NO

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

Just thought of another one, the US remake of 'Death at a Funeral'.

#8 Gumbette

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:25 PM

Little women.  Why!?

#9 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:26 PM


#10 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:29 PM

View PostGumbette, on 19 September 2019 - 07:25 PM, said:

Little women.  Why!?

Even worse, there's a modern day update one and then a traditional one within a 3 month span. Great planning everyone!

#11 purpleduck

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:29 PM

I am also a big fat fan of the BBC Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice and very much not of any other version.

#12 BadCat

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:35 PM

Remakes which just involve changing the cast to a bunch of women.

Surely they could just come up with some idea for movies about women, or with female leads.

Also, how can they possibly remake Princess Bride? There is no cast, anywhere, that can take those roles away from the original actors.  If this happens I'm going to war with Guilder immediately.

#13 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:40 PM

Hell no to the princess bride.

And generally, I’m against remakes and prequels. I miss original movies, it’s all Star Wars and the avengers. It’s boring and I’m soooo sick of them.

Hell boy shouldn’t have been re done.

Spider-Man is just a mess. A total mess. I don’t know where one remake ends and another begins anymore.

I’d like to see The Crow remake, I think that could be good, if done right, since they were kind of one-off things anyway. But not even sure if they made it in the end.

#14 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

And live action Aladdin was terrible, could have been saved if they had picked a genie that could actually sing though. But they didn’t, they whole thing sucked and was unnecessary.

#15 Gumbette

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:43 PM

Spanish - Gran Hotel on Netflix is superb.  American Grand Hotel set Miami Beach? I’d fall sleep if I wasn’t trying to stick pins on my eyes.

#16 Amica

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:46 PM

I love Beetlejuice. I watched it recently and realised the special effects were really lame, not at all like I remembered, but still a great movie.

I am keen to see what they do with the remake. It is about the only remake I have ever been interested in.

Edit - cancel that. It's a sequel, not a remake.

They are remaking The Witches and I am upset about it!

Edited by AliasMater, 19 September 2019 - 07:48 PM.

#17 SeaPrincess

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:47 PM

Pretty much anything non-American that is remade by Hollywood.

Actually I’d say there is very little need to remake anything. If it was loved the first time, a remake won’t do it justice, and if it wasn’t loved, remaking it is unlikely to change that.

#18 Ayr

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:55 PM

I agree. The princess bride was awesome... Why would they ruin it.

There's plenty that shouldn't have been remade but most recently for me, the lion king... Terrible and unnecessary when the original was so good. Great voices, great music, everything about it... And the new one was just a disaster.

#19 PurplePaperFrog

Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:12 PM

View PostAliasMater, on 19 September 2019 - 07:46 PM, said:

They are remaking The Witches and I am upset about it!

This movie was exactly how I imagined everything reading the book!

#20 IamtheMumma

Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:34 PM

The Princess Bride is perfect as it. A remake is blasphemy.

Edited by IamtheMumma, 19 September 2019 - 08:47 PM.

#21 Chelli

Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:36 PM

I hope they never remake The Lost Boys.

#22 steppy

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:02 PM

The Point Break redo was ... hideous.

I also agree about rehashing old movies with a female cast. It does nothing for me. I guess it might be okay for people who've never seen the original.

#23 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:03 PM

The classic wizard of Oz. No way.

#24 MsLaurie

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

Back To The Future is absolutely perfect and should definitely never be redone!

#25 Liz Lemon

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Not a huge fan of the Princess Bride so don’t really care about that.

They should never have remade Flatliners or Total Recall.

I heard they were going to remake Ghost. Good luck with that!

And agree with the previous poster that there are so many Spider-Man movies now - and not even spaced very far apart - I can’t keep track of which remake is which.  

A new Back to the Future would be devastating.

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