5/6/06 - Bad Movie Remakes
Back to some quality hate.
So the few times I have been watching TV recently, I have been unable to avoid the numerous commercials for "Poseidon." Now, I didn't like the original, but some people did. But why must Hollywood continue to remake movies? Have they truly run out of ideas already? In all honesty, Hollywood has been around for less than a century, there must be a few story-lines left.
They even go so far as to remake bad movies. You would hope that they got them right the second time around; they usually don't.
Did you notice how 2005 was the year of the "small film." "Good Night and Good Luck," "Crash, " and "Brokeback Mountain" are all evidence that the public is interested in well thought, articulate movies.
Instead we are forced to view countless remakes. just to name a few:
- The Italian Job
- Planet of the Apes (I love the original)
- flight of the phoenix
- Get Carter
Add your own to the list in the comments.
And to you studio executives who keep recycling the same garbage: I hate you.