Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, and Al Diaz.
When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably.
On May 17, list the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst.
Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard!
Note: What I learned while trying to come up with movies for this blogfest.
1. I don’t watch as many movies as I used to. Or as I think I do.
2. I don’t watch a lot of remakes. I’m sure it’s the principle of the thing and not just because of reason #1. (yeah, right)
Ocean’s 11: Both of these movies had a long list of talented actors. But, when you put Clooney, Pitt and Damon in the same movie, magic.
Clash of the Titans: What were they thinking? The original is so bad we still make fun of it to this day. But, it was cheesy and that’s what the eighties were all about. The remake? They should have left well enough alone.
On the fence.
Red Dawn: There was a raw feeling to the original that they couldn’t capture and duplicate in the remake.
But, the remake has Chris Hemsworth.
Added bonus: Best/Worst song remake.
Here are a few of the remakes I love...
Original: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original: Michael Jackson
Remake: Alien Ant Farm
Original: Bad Company
Remake: Five Finger Death Punch
In the air tonight
Original: Phil Collins
Turn the Page
Original: Bob Seger
What's on your list?