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Are you tired of Sequels & Remakes

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10th February 2006 20:39  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Are you tired of Sequels & Remakes
I must confess I am looking forward to the new "Poseidon Adventure" and "Superman Returns" However I am tired of seeing that the big movies coming out soon are remakes and sequels.  
It seems to me people are some-what getting tired of "Remakes". "The Producers" didn't do so well, and "Your mine and Ours" did not break the bank. Any thoughts?

10th February 2006 20:44  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
The Pink Panther with Steve Martin is quite possibly the worst film I have in the theatre in a long while. I was unfortunately invited to a preview screening a couple of days ago and regret losing those 90 minutes...it's an uncomprehensible, unfunny, annoying mess of which I made my opinion known when polled afterwards by telling one of the pollsters that I actually felt stupider after having seen it while filling out my comment card and verbally answering a few questions for him.

10th February 2006 22:27  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
If there were any remakes I was really getting tired with it would be the Japanese horror flick remakes (ex. The Grudge and The Ring).

11th February 2006 3:59  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'll agree with Tony on this one.  It is totally unnecessary to remake Japanese movies.  If they really want to make them "more accessible" for US audiences, they should just redub them.  Then, we can ignore the dub on the DVDs.

11th February 2006 18:08  #5

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
Yes, I'm tired of Horror and Asian films remakes.

11th February 2006 18:09  #6

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
YES! YES! YES!
No more remakes or sequels!  Some movies just don't deserve sequels, and most older movies don't need to be remade over.  
Hollywood needs to come up with more original ideas.  If a screenwriter can't do the job...fire his/her ass and find someone who can!

12th February 2006 2:38  #7

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
There are some remakes that are better than the original.  Ocean's Eleven comes to mind, as does the 1941 version of Maltese Falcon.

13th February 2006 0:00  #8

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I agree SOME are better however it seems every week its a remake that is coming out or a sequel. Wouldn't everyone like to see more original movies than just a "remake of "Pink Panther" or another "Final Destination"  

13th February 2006 3:02  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
You got to realize that they all make money.  That is why they continue to make them.  Name recognition can buy you a lot.

For example, Final Destination 3:  Production Budget:  $25 million  Opening Weekend:  $20+ million.  It's easy money.  That's why they are considering new Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street movies.  Typically, the budgets are fairly small and one good weekend is enough to recoup the budget.  They generally make a tidy little profit.

14th February 2006 3:16  #10

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
I'm tired of them. It seems Hollywood has run out of ideas so they just reuse an old one.

14th February 2006 14:14  #11

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Sequels are ok by me as long as it is something that deserves a sequel and the sequel can add to the overall character development and story.

Remakes I have absolutely no use for. It's simply Hollywood milking someone elses idea until they can't squeeze no'mo.

16th February 2006 20:28  #12

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Who is going to see "The Shaggy Dog" remake?  I loved the old b/w movie.

16th February 2006 20:32  #13

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'll probably see it, though I am not a fan of Tim Allen.

18th February 2006 0:17  #14

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
If the remakes or sequels are good, I'll go for them. However, in a year that has brought us such gems as Big Momma's House 2, When a Stranger Calls, Pink Panther, and Final Destination 3 (with Madea's Family Reunion soon to be added to the list), I really hope 2006 gets better in the way of sequels and remakes.

18th February 2006 15:21  #15

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
They should ban all remakes! What ever happened to a new idea?
IMO most sequels should not have been made - some are good though

6th April 2006 15:10  #16

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
There is now going to be a Leaglly Blonde 3 w/o Reese Witherspoon

14th April 2006 23:46  #17

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Has anybody seen the full coming attraction for Superman Returns

16th April 2006 23:41  #18

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Talk about sequels..You want to hear something scary?

Scary Movie 4 debuted as the number one film in Hollywood over the weekend with a $41 million opening.

Oh, and it was the best Easter weekend debut ever, surpassing the $30.1 million opening enjoyed by Panic Room in 2002.

17th April 2006 14:47  #19

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
Sequels I can live with. Remakes are just annoying on so many levels.

17th April 2006 17:46  #20

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Trap Door wrote: Sequels I can live with. Remakes are just annoying on so many levels.

Remakes aren't always annoying.  Occassionally, they are actually pretty good movies, say like Ocean's Eleven.  It depends on the director and screenwriter.  There are a few older movies that are ripe for remakes in modern settings.

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