Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Phil A, Feb 8, 2018.
All Upcoming Movie Remakes/ Reboots (2017 - 2022) - IMDb
Was surprised at some of them.
Are we now officially in the Dark Ages of Film, the middle, towards the end?
I don't know but it seems with all the CGI and other things that go into films, they take a heck of a lot longer to get done and out to the theater. I saw the remake of 'Total Recall' and really didn't care for it. It's hard when the original is such a classic one is used to (and has higher IMDB ratings). I felt the same about the remake of 'Planet of the Apes' as well.
( in my Stewie Griffin voice) I saw Weird Science in the list, and now I have the best of Oingo Boingo playing in my head.
Last month I purchased a couple of John Hughes films from the 80s and to see one of them being remade just makes me sad.
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Some of these movies are more apt now then they were when they were originally made (Videodrome, War Games) but why not make a new movie dealing with these subjects today and call it whatever instead of making it a formal remake with the same title?
More expensive and risky to market.
Wasn't "Eagle Eye" starring Shai Lebeouf based off of "War Games"?
A lot of that list reads like a future turkey farm. Some have possibilities, some just should not be done - don't fuck with a classic -, most are 'you gotta be kidding me' why are they wasting the money, or not another one?
Not that I recall. Completely different plots. Eagle eye was just "government can literally spy on everyone down to the micro level, with satellites." IIRC
I still cringe thinking about "The day the earth stood still" and "War of the worlds" remakes. Especially that they're 2 of the greatest Hollywood actors....
Agreed. I remember someone posted the words "Klaatu barada stinko" about the first one you mentioned.
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