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    Senior Member Country: UK Merton Park's Avatar
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    Yet another remake. Released next weekend in the US. The reviews so far......Bad,Bad,Bad.

    Why do they bother?

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    Senior Member Country: Europe Heinrich's Avatar
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    Why remake a movie that was fine to begin with?
    Some remakes have worked such as The Bounty with Anthony Hopkins but most are not worth seeing such as 3:10 to Yuma or Psycho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
    Why remake a movie that was fine to begin with?
    Some remakes have worked such as The Bounty with Anthony Hopkins but most are not worth seeing such as 3:10 to Yuma or Psycho.
    That's the way that the big studios works nowadays. They are frightened of new ideas so they plunder the archives looking for things that did well in the past. They know that if they spend enough on advertising it that they'll probably make a profit - and the trouble is that they're right. The expectations of the average member of the audience member have been brought so low that they'll go and see anything

    Steve

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    It's getting quite a few negative reviews....now there's a surprise.

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    this is a shame as the trailers looked quite good.........most remakes are rubbish, but there are the odd exceptions (hopefully the scheduled 2014 release of an american werewolf in london will be one of those)
    a few good remakes:
    Thing
    Scarface
    King Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
    this is a shame as the trailers looked quite good.........most remakes are rubbish, but there are the odd exceptions (hopefully the scheduled 2014 release of an american werewolf in london will be one of those)
    a few good remakes:
    Thing
    Scarface
    King Kong
    They're remaking an american werewolf in london?!? Why, in the name of god why!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy_Lea View Post
    They're remaking an american werewolf in london?!? Why, in the name of god why!!!
    yeah, it is scheduled for 2014

    Hollywood have went mental on the horror genre in the last decade
    the fog
    prom night
    last house on the left
    i spit on your grave
    nightmare on elm street
    friday 13th
    my bloody valentine

    the list is growing...........and most of them are pretty dire

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