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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3294803;
    Has anyone ever seen a remake of a movie that was better than the original? I'm not being rhetorical; I'm just wondering.
    Never that I can recall. Even the remakes that aren't absolutely dreadful, such as The Manchurian Candidate and 12 Angry Men are never anywhere near as good as the original.

    I like Will Smith as an actor, but I will never watch a Karate Kid remake. In addition to Ralph Macchio, who could replace Pat Morita?

    What will they do next? Try to remake Casablanca?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel;3294958;
    Never that I can recall. Even the remakes that aren't absolutely dreadful, such as The Manchurian Candidate and 12 Angry Men are never anywhere near as good as the original.

    I like Will Smith as an actor, but I will never watch a Karate Kid remake. In addition to Ralph Macchio, who could replace Pat Morita?

    What will they do next? Try to remake Casablanca?
    I can see it now - Casablanca with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3295051;
    I can see it now - Casablanca with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Too funny.
    No, I think they would hire REAL actors if they do a remake of Casablanca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PugMum;3295056;
    No, I think they would hire REAL actors if they do a remake of Casablanca.

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    They remade 12 Angry Men? I had no idea. Just rewatched the original. Classic. I too wish they'd stop doing remakes as I can't think of a one that was better than the original. Some were good. I did like Father of the Bride with Steve Martin, but the original (which was on yesterday) was also good. But the Steve Martin one is funny in it's on unique way. I also liked the remake of Cheaper by the Dozen. The original was kind of boring.

    But usually remakes just lack. And no way would I watch a Karate Kid remake either. The original was just too good.

    I just can't see Hillary Duff as the tough Bonnie Parker. But who knows, maybe she can prove she's more than a fluff actress. But I doubt it.

    Wait I can think of a couple more. I liked Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job and those were remakes. The original Ocean's Eleven is good too. All the King's Men with Sean Penn wasn't too bad. Not as good as the first, but not horrible. So I guess some are ok. But better? not many.

    And I hated Steve Martin's remake of the Pink Panther. I thought he might pull that one off, but he is no Peter Sellers.

    But most of the tv shows as movies have sucked. Although I'd go see a Barney Miller movie or a WKRP movie. I loved those shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel;3294958;
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    I like Will Smith as an actor, but I will never watch a Karate Kid remake. In addition to Ralph Macchio, who could replace Pat Morita?
    Al Molinaro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagwood;3295580;
    Al Molinaro?
    Now, that's funny!


    The remake of 12 Angry Men was actually a made for tv movie done in 1997. It had an outstanding cast with Jack Lemmon taking the Henry Fonda role. It tried to be more politically up to date with the jury including women, African Americans, and at least one Hispanic member as I recall.

    The great cast included such luminaries as Ossie Davis, Mary McDonnell, Hume Cronyn, Edward J Olmos, and other fine actors. I think George C Scott had the role played by Lee J Cobb in the original. Even as good an actor as he is, he couldn't match Lee J Cobb just as nobody, not even the great Dustin Hoffman, could play Willie Loman like Cobb.

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    Another thing I hope they don't start again is recolourizing the old movies. It sucked it made the movies look cheap I don't want that happening again. ITA with everyone no Karate Kid remake, and Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker is laughable.

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    As far as the new Friday movie, yes it is a "re-imagining". I believe they will be going into more detail about Jason's childhood (much like the Halloween re-make). They are also re-doing My Bloody Valentine and Nightmare on Elm Street. All "re-imaginings". As far as seeing a remake that's better than the original, yes, I have. Some. I personally liked the remake of Sweeney Todd (with Johnny Depp) a hundred times better than the Kingsley version. Not just because of the music but I personally thought the overall movie was better. I also liked Jeff Goldblum's version of The Fly better than the original version. Now, there are some that aren't better. For instance. The "Made for TV" version of The Shining with Steven Webber. Horrible Horrible Horrible. They never should've touched that movie. Jack Nicholson is Jack Torrance. End of Story.
    I also seem to enjoy the American remakes of some of those Japanese or Korean horror films. The Grudge, One Missed Call, The Eye. All better than the foreign versions.
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    I thought the Johnny Depp version of "Willie Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was better than the original Gene Wilder version (though I liked both). Of course, a lot of that is probably due to advances in technology, etc.

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