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Old 11-10-2012, 21:43
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I'm struggling to think of a remake that wasn't worse than the original. The current Batman franchise as previously mentioned is possibly the exception.
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Old 11-10-2012, 22:13
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The Time Machine
A Nightmare on elm street
Alfie
The Pink Panther
The Omen
The Hitcher
The Invasion
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Old 11-10-2012, 22:23
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king kong is one i can think of that was not bad

it needed the cgi injection
I would have watched a three hour film of them trying to get him on the ship.
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Old 11-10-2012, 23:19
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The Time Machine
A Nightmare on elm street
Alfie
The Pink Panther
The Omen
The Hitcher
The Invasion
The Fog
Psycho
I agree with the one in bold. Steve Martin insulted the memory of Peter Sellers with his hopeless attempt at imitating him when starring in that remake. It shows that there's most likely no one who can match Peter Sellers' unique form of comedy acting.
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Old 11-10-2012, 23:36
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The Ladykillers
Clash of the titans
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Old 11-10-2012, 23:40
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Yep. That & the Black Christmas remake.
They remade Black Christmas?!

I hope I never run into it!
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Old 11-10-2012, 23:43
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The Poseidon Adventure.

It didn't need glamming up and missed the human story of the original.

Even the sequel to the original sucked big time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 00:16
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

How boring and depressing!
Even I agree.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:47
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The Vanishing (fantastic 80s Dutch film) had an American remake in the early 90s starring Jeff Bridges and Keifer Sutherland, a horrible happy ending was tagged on to replace the originals dark, depressing but entirely correct finale

Have to agree with the Coen brothers Ladykillers, totally pointless
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:12
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The 1998 American version of 'Godzilla'

I know this isn't really a remake, more of a re-imagination of the franchise, but to me, it wasn't 'Godzilla' at all - more of a typical monster flick. I gave it 2/10 - it's fun for a rainy day and a decent family film.

I can't wait for Warner Bros' 2014's 'Godzilla', it sounds seriously promising, as long as they keep Godzilla as Godzilla and don't change the look.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:08
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The 1978 version of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers with Donald Sutherland was one of the few good remakes I can think of.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:38
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The Halloween remake was awful XP Just poor all around. Then again it wasnt exactly building up from anything (Looking at you Halloween Resurrection).

The Nightmare on Elm Street remake I didnt mind but it felt at times a bit... Pointless?

Friday the 13th... uh. I liked it. It wasnt really a remake to be fair and felt more like 'Hey its another Jason film' so... *shrug*

Anything else... hm... Ah yes. The Hitcher - Like Sean Bean, shame the film is totally pointless and naff.

Same goes for Black Christmas though looking back it sort of improves some areas where the original dragged but ruins it in others. Wish they hadnt mucked with the ending and trailers as much as they did though (serious, filming scenes JUST for the trailer. People who do that need a firing)
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Old 14-10-2012, 13:30
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The 1978 version of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers with Donald Sutherland was one of the few good remakes I can think of.
Yeah but then they remade it AGAIN a couple of years ago with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. It was an absolute mess
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Old 14-10-2012, 13:58
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Yep. That & the Black Christmas remake.

I actually enjoyed the Black Christmas remake
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:31
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The Fog
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:40
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Yeah but then they remade it AGAIN a couple of years ago with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. It was an absolute mess
There was another version between the Donald Sutherland version and that one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_Snatchers_(1993_film)


The Italian Job is another dreadful remake
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:52
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I agree with the one in bold. Steve Martin insulted the memory of Peter Sellers with his hopeless attempt at imitating him when starring in that remake. It shows that there's most likely no one who can match Peter Sellers' unique form of comedy acting.
I know it's not strictly speaking a remake but Steve Martin's version of Bilko is awful
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:56
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The Hollywood remake of Rec was a shocker.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:25
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Not a big fan of the Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street remakes.
I agree with these
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:26
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The Amityville Horror

Not sure how the movie panned out as I turned it off after about 10 minutes.
I liked this remake. It made me go back and watch the original again.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:28
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Yep. That & the Black Christmas remake.
OMG yes both The Fog and Black Christmas awful
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:29
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Also agree with this one and 'The Hitcher' and 'The Wicker Man'. Awful

Another example 'Arthur'.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:48
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I hated the Hills Have Eyes Remake. It was ridiculous.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:52
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The Vanishing (fantastic 80s Dutch film) had an American remake in the early 90s starring Jeff Bridges and Keifer Sutherland, a horrible happy ending was tagged on to replace the originals dark, depressing but entirely correct finale

Have to agree with the Coen brothers Ladykillers, totally pointless

and yet both had the same director .
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:56
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The 1998 American version of 'Godzilla'

I know this isn't really a remake, more of a re-imagination of the franchise, but to me, it wasn't 'Godzilla' at all - more of a typical monster flick. I gave it 2/10 - it's fun for a rainy day and a decent family film.

I can't wait for Warner Bros' 2014's 'Godzilla', it sounds seriously promising, as long as they keep Godzilla as Godzilla and don't change the look.
It's funny you should say that the '98 Godzilla is good for a rainy day, as all it did during that film was rain.
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