I don’t have a definite, stance on them myself. For the most part, I don’t like them. But then there are some movie re-makes that I actually do like. I mean, like all the Batman re-makes. Some of them were okay, and some aren’t ones that I will ever own. (And I’m a huge Batman fan! So I want to own everything!)
But then there are others… Like the ‘new’ Superman movies. I just didn’t like the first one much so didn’t go see any others. I like the Christopher Reeve Superman. I think they were pretty perfect, and didn’t need a re-make. And don’t even get me started on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. *shudders*
I hated the re-make of Annie too. Not because Annie was black, that little girl was amazing! I’d love to see her again in other movies. But that wasn’t Annie for me. The entire movie was too different. There was so little of it that was actual similar to the plot of Annie, that it was like watching a completely different movie someone had just decided to call Annie to see if they could get more bodies in the seats.
I wasn’t too interested in the Ghostbusters re-make either. (Still haven’t seen it.) Seeing all the previews just made me want to pull out my DVDs of the original movies and watch them instead. I’m also not looking forward to Splash!’s re-make.
It’s like Hollywood is running out of ideas. So instead of actually dreaming up new ideas, they’re going back to movies that don’t need re-makes, and ruining them.(Not always, sometimes the re-makes turn out okay. But that seems to be few and far between.)
I did really like the live-action Cinderella that came out. And Maleficant. And I’m totally looking forward to Beauty and the Beast. But those are the only movie re-makes that I can think of at the moment that I haven’t ended up hating/disliking.
So what do you think about movie re-makes? Do you like them? Hate them? Somewhere in between? Are you planning on seeing any of the ones I’ve mentioned? If you have seen them, what did you think of them? (Especially Ghostbusters, I’m still on the fence about watching that one!)