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Movie remakes that beat the original

Discussion in 'General' started by glaeken, 25 Sep 2007.

  1. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    In similar fashion to the music thread I figured I'd start one for movies.

    Just a few off the top of my head.

    Last of the Mohicans
    Cape Fear
    Der Untergang
    The Departed
    Scarface
     
  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I prefer the new Italian Job to the original, though from what I hear, I'm in the minority.
     
  3. woof82

    woof82 New Member

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    That's not really a remake... And I think that you would be in the minority.

    I really liked the new "planet of the apes" but I never saw the orignial, that's probably an interesting one open to debate.
     
  4. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Perter Jacksons King Kong (especially in HD)
     
  5. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Gone in 60 seconds.
     
  6. riggs

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    Oceans 11 - although the original does have it's charms (and Sammy Davis Jr!)
     
  7. Tibby

    Tibby Back Once Again

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    Not film, but I am loving the new Battlestar Galactica.
    I haven't seen the Original Alfie, but the new one is amazing.
     
  8. Bungle

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    Lord Of The Rings. Beats that disney animated release hands down:D

    Oh and of course Casino Royale, Batman returns
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I preferred the original Batman myself, but I did like Batman Returns.
     
  10. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    although its an old, old film.. prefered the remake of the "night of the dead" watched about 10 seconds of the original B&W version and turned over.. :(
     
  11. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    Batman Returns? Never heard of that one, but it sounds like the illicit love-child of Batman Begins (which blows the old-school Batman movies out of the water) and Superman Returns, which most definitely does not.
     
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    Solaris.
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Actually, to split hairs that wasn't a remake at all. It had nothing to do with the original film it took its name from.
     
  14. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    QFT. Loved the new one more.
     
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    Assult on Precinct 13
     
  16. CardJoe

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    Solaris is an awesome film!
     
  17. Grings

    Grings I am rubber, you are glue

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    Alfie and The Italian Job better than the originals?, Never!, While on the subject of Michael Caine films though, I have to say that Get Carter is the WORST Remake of a Caine film ever
     
  18. Bungle

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    :blush: Yep my bad. Got confused with superman returns. Batman begins was better then the keaton version.
    Bit of an old one, but the remake of Brewsters millions with the Late Richard Pryor is superb, a must see comedy if you haven't already seen it. Also stars the late John Candy.
    John Carpenters The Thing was much improved over the original black and white version. Although I do like the original, Kurt Russell is on top form in the remake.
     
  19. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Actually, the animated LotRwas down to Ralph Bakshi, and (IIRC) only covered Fellowship up until Arwen made the river sweep away the RingWraiths.

    Ralph Bakshi also gave the world:-

    Cool World
    Fritz the Cat
    And most of the Marvel animated TV shows from the late 60's (Spiderman, Hulk, etc)
     
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