Remakes that wouldn't drive you crazy!

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  1. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    Films you wouldn't mind seeing remade. Here's one I would be alright with. Short Circuit, as good as it was, it was limited to the special effects of the 80s. Although I liked the sequel better, but that's beside the point. I think it would be a good candidate for a remake.

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  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    The Harry Potter franchise.
     
  3. Booznian The Return

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    Remake the Spiderman films. They were great, but just didn't cut it for me.
    Remaking X-Men wouldn't be so bad either.
     
  4. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Koyanisqaatsi
     
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    batman begins
     
  6. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Short Circuit!? No way!

    Remake that wont drive me crazy:Van Helsing
     
  7. E. Nygma 2007 NL East Champions

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    Completely agree on Short Circuit

    How about Ghostbusters without being a cartoon?
     
  8. Catman Registered

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    Ouch.

    The original cast WERE the Ghostbusters.
     
  9. WompuM Esquire

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    I'd like to see Spielberg do a Jaws movie with modern technology. Keep the yellow barrels though.
     
  10. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    The further they progressed, the less faithful to the source material they got. I doubt 6 or 7 will be any better. Remakes should only exisit when the original can be improved on. Sticking closer to the source material is a definite improvement.
     
  11. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Ghosterbusters? Short Circuit? JAWS!!!? :whatever:

    Iused to wonder why stupid remakes get made, now I know.
     
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    Agreed
     
  13. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I do not see a way that Short Circuit, Jaws, or Ghostbusters can actually be improved of outside of cosmetic, CGI, improvment Therefore I say no to all three.
     
  14. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    I don't think that's a real word. It's not on wikipedia
     
  15. William_C StylelessKnave

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    Its hard to say :(
    I keep thinking of movies, and I list them, but then I start thinking - "hey this movie is fine how it is to me honestly. Do I really want to see it redone?" If its a good movie, it wont need a remake will it?
     
  16. batman44 Go Speed GO

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    Superman
    Mortal Kombat
    Street Fighter
    Dragon Ball:oldrazz:
     
  17. Majik1387 Registered

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    :dry: OMG die.


    Will you people stop suggesting classics of the 80's? Seriously.
     
  18. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    I guess so. Maybe they could redo some of the effects on a special edition DVD of Short Circuit.
     
  19. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    I misspelled it, it should be Koyaanisqatsi. And I assure you it's real.

    edit: Also, wikipedia should not be the place you stop looking
     
  20. Iron_Stark Pepperony 3000

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    The only remake I'd like to see is Clash of the Titans.
     
  21. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Dude, drop it. Short Ciruit is not about CGI. THe robot puppet is by far better than anything else I've seen today for the concept/mood of this movie. This is like adding a CGI dog in Sandlot, its just a stupid idea.
     
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  23. Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    As much as I detest remakes for the most part (let's face it - most of 'em are simply redundant and purely the product of money/laziness); I do have to admit that even though I'm a huge fan of the original - I'm sumwhat intrigued by the forthcoming 'Clash of the Titans' remake.

    Ok, the original is a classic and had Sir Laurence Olivier as Zeus, Burgess Meredith as Ammon with Harryhausen stop motion fx - but with Stephen Norrington back directing and the special fx that we have nowadays (for the Krakken, Medusa, Calibos, Cerebus and Pegasus etc), I must say I'm looking forward to it.

    "Let loose the Krakken!"..........................


    EDIT: After posting - I looked about 3 posts up to see Iron Stark had already mentioned COTT. :O

    Er, so anyway - I concur, Mr Stark. :up:
     
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    The kind of remakes I really like are when someone takes an old movie that no one's heard of, remakes it, and makes a better movie then the original, kind of like Ocean's 11.

    So I had to remake something, I take movies that had great premises, you know a really good idea, and then try to change that movie and improve upon it.

    In 10 or 20 years I'd try remaking The Brothers Grimm, because even though that wasn't that bad, I think it had wayyyyy more untapped potential to be a really good movie.

    I'd also try remaking The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for the same reason (and obviously stay closer to the source material).

    And also The Covenant, because I think that could have been very good as well.
     
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    ^^^^Agree,thats definitely the way remakes should work.
     

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