What do True Grit, Oceans Eleven, Halloween, and Dawn of the Dead all have in common? Yes they are all popular movies, but they have also been remade into modern day movies. My friend who is a big movie buff often scoffs at classic movies that are made into what he calls “horrible attempts of recreation.” He says that the originals have some subtleties that can’t be remade nowadays. Now I do agree with that part in ways, but I also think that remakes boast better graphics, and sometimes better acting, or at least acting favored by people like me.
There are some movies I say that shouldn’t and couldn’t be remade (and turn out good). Movies like ‘The Breakfast Club”, “Dazed and Confused”, and “A Christmas Story” just have to many elements from the years of the past and I don’t think it would translate well into modern day films. These are just a few exceptions to the list.
I am actually a fan of the classic slasher remakes, probably because I wasn’t around to see the originals. My favorite horror remake is definitely “Friday the 13th.” That movie just had me interested all through the film, and in tune with what was happening.
Well, that was just a quick post that I decided to do about remakes. I don’t think they deserve as much criticism as they get, but then again most people criticizing were around to see the originals.