Hey Hollywood! Come Up With Some New Ideas!

Is every single screenwriter in Hollywood completely out of ideas for new films? It would appear so. After the absurd remake of the classic Flight of the Phoenix, I now hear that Wolfgang Petersen is remaking the absolute classic The Poseidon Adventure. Noooooooo!!! The original was great. A true classic. It doesn’t need to be remade.

In fact, I am against remakes in general. I have never seen a remake of a film that I liked, or thought was better than the original, or even thought was somehow worth making. The sole exception to this is when Hitchcock took his 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much and remade it in 1956 with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day. That was a great remake, and I applaud Hitchcock for doing it. Every other remake I’ve seen, like Planet of the Apes, Psycho and The Manchurian Candidate all sucked compared to the original.

2 thoughts on “Hey Hollywood! Come Up With Some New Ideas!

  1. For the most part, I agree. However, I think the remakes of both “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” (remade as “A Perfect Murder”) were very good.

  2. I will grant you that I did, in fact, really enjoy Ocean’s 11 (new version). While I idolize Frank Sinatra, I actually have never seen the original version of the film. From what I’ve heard, Frank and Dean made it during off-time during a run at the Sands, and that their hearts really weren’t in it. I keep meaning to check it out. I’ll have to put it in my Netflix queue. As for A Perfect Murder, I think the original was far better.

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