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#51 Dadto2

Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:04 AM

Don't think they could improve on Pulp Fiction.

#52 Soontobegran

Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:17 AM

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

Little women.  Why!?

The cast means that I am not so perturbed.
I am talking about the Little Women that is not yet released though.

#53 123tree

Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:18 AM

View Post71Cath, on 20 September 2019 - 08:55 AM, said:

I'm worried that they will try and remake Harry Potter one day and I will be devastated.

Actually I didn’t like the movies because so much good stuff in the books couldn’t fit and the action scenes seemed rushed. The friendships between the characters wasn’t really delved into.

I think it should have originally been made like a mini series with each book spread across three or four episodes.  

However it came out at a time where people went to the cinema instead of watching Netflix and stuff.

#54 steppy

Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:24 AM

I actually liked the remake of Sabrina, mostly because I really like Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear.

I think I've watched the Bogart one but don't really remember it. Probably because it didn't have Harrison Ford in it. LOL

#55 10YearsLater

Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:33 AM

I agree with the Princess Bride, Dead Poets and Shawshank Redemption... never ever remake.

I loved Neverending Story as a kid and I actually would like to see a modern day remake. Because... it really fits with how much we are destroying our planet. So I would like to see a take on this theme

#56 Weavile

Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

I read yesterday that Disney may be remaking Star Wars Holiday Special for their streaming service.

Honestly they should just remaster and rerelease the original without alteration - can't improve on perfect.

#57 ali-song

Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:39 PM

I’d kinda like to see someone remake The Breakfast Club/Sixteen Candles/Pretty in Pink without all the racist/sexist/rapey stuff. I wonder if they’d still work?

#58 seayork2002

Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:46 PM

View Postali-song, on 20 September 2019 - 02:39 PM, said:

I’d kinda like to see someone remake The Breakfast Club/Sixteen Candles/Pretty in Pink without all the racist/sexist/rapey stuff. I wonder if they’d still work?

Why can't they just make new movies?

#59 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:54 PM

Steel Magnolia's one of my top ten movies. They re made it with an all African American cast - NO. I watched 5 minutes and that was more than enough.

Anything remade switching male to female and vice versa (ghost busters) and swapping to all African American cast.

I also don't like books turned in to movies most of the time.

#60 Lunafreya

Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:58 PM

My favourite remake of Murder on the Orient Express is the TV one, but that's because David Suchet is the best Poirot.

One movie I would like to see remade is Alfred Hitchcock's Rope especially as the technology exists to make it as Hitchcock wished...as one endless take.

The biggest remakes I do not want to see are the Disney live action ones. I want new fairy tales.  Some of which I will list below as ones I can see remaking.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Wild Swans
The Prince in the Black Scarf
Caporushes
The Practical Princess

#61 Ellie bean

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:16 PM

Disney’s new Aladdin was awesome though.
Lion King remake was terrible...

#62 Ayr

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:27 PM

Agree. Aladdin was great, I prefer the original if I had to pick but it was really good just the same. The lion king was ruined..... Absolutely obliterated....

#63 Chchgirl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:44 PM

View PostBethlehem Babe, on 19 September 2019 - 07:18 PM, said:

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.

I've never seen the remake. No Kevin, no movie. Although it wasa ridiculous movie. But I was also a teenager..

#64 Chchgirl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

View Postpurpleduck, on 19 September 2019 - 07:29 PM, said:

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.

Same. I'm also a big fat fan of Colin Firth..😗

#65 seayork2002

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

View PostChchgirl, on 20 September 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

I've never seen the remake. No Kevin, no movie. Although it wasa ridiculous movie. But I was also a teenager..

Its funny I don't remember ever watching it just remember my friend and I looking for love letters the bloke who wrote the song sent to my mum hoping they would have been worth a bit at the time (we were kids we weren't after too much money!)

#66 Chchgirl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:50 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 20 September 2019 - 02:26 AM, said:

Nope, The Wizard of Oz stays as is. It’s perfect like that already.

Also a big no to remaking:
The Princess Bride
Footloose
Back to the Future
Beaches
Dirty Dancing
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Labyrinth
ET
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Karate Kid (I know they remade it - it was a bad call)

I’m torn on Top Gun ...

I like that Bill and Ted is getting a sequel with the originals.

Top gun? It better be good!

Terminator is coming up with Arnie and Linda Hamilton and I'm beyond excited!  I've only seen the original and Terminator 2 judgement day, I refused to watch the others. Linda Hamilton  = awesome. .

#67 Chchgirl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

View PostIamtheMumma, on 20 September 2019 - 10:04 AM, said:



I have no problem with Top Gun being remade. Tom Cruise ruins so many movies by being in them.

Proof I am the only person who still likes Tom Cruise. And I damned love that movie Cocktail.

#68 Treasure Island

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

Quote

On the other hand I wish someone would remake Playing Beattie Bow and this time stick to the book!




Yes! This was my favourite childhood book and the movie was awful.

#69 seayork2002

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:54 PM

View PostChchgirl, on 20 September 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

Proof I am the only person who still likes Tom Cruise. And I damned love that movie Cocktail.

I like Tom Cruises 80's or so movies

And I loved Cocktail!

I wonder if they will do the sound of music?

#70 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:15 PM

I haven't seen the original but I started watching A star is Born, it definitely seems like a 70s remake, script wise. Just seems to lack the nuances of 21st century plots.

#71 JustCurious100

Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:32 AM

View PostWannabeMasterchef, on 20 September 2019 - 06:15 PM, said:

I haven't seen the original but I started watching A star is Born, it definitely seems like a 70s remake, script wise. Just seems to lack the nuances of 21st century plots.

The latest Star is Born is the 3rd or 4th remake. I loved the 70's version best. SBS had it showing for awhile.

ETA: I absolutely adored Gaga in the latest version though. Shes such a talented woman and just beautiful as well.

Edited by JustCurious100, 21 September 2019 - 01:34 AM.


#72 Expelliarmus

Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:08 AM

View PostChchgirl, on 20 September 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

Proof I am the only person who still likes Tom Cruise. And I damned love that movie Cocktail.
Nope, I still love Tom Cruise - can’t help it, I just go with it now :shrug:  

Am torn on a Top Gun remake though. Just don’t know why ... it could be my wish to enjoy an enhanced, perhaps even extended, volleyball scene ...

John Hughes films are classics for any 80s teen but I think remakes there - decent ones that put contemporary perspectives on the issues raised - could be valuable.

#73 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM

i’ve almost lost friendships over the fact i quite liked the Jack Reacher movie....


#74 lazycritter

Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:22 AM

Surely they aren't remaking back to the future?!?!?!!
Blasphemy!!!!!!

#75 Expelliarmus

Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:46 AM

I don’t think they are - we just all think they shouldn’t.

I am looking forward to new Terminator - but can’t work out if it’s a remake or a ‘new take’?




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