Remakes are generally pathetic attempts to glom onto a known film to enhance the box office.
From a movie-goers perspective....They've been done already. I want something new to see. Not just a remake of something that I've already seen and is probably not as good as the original anyway.
Three biggest problems with Hollywood:
2. Movies from old TV shows
3. A bunch of pampered "children of former stars" in all the movies. (Nepotism run amuck!)
I mean, that's my main issue with people of your generation, no offense. "you had the best of everything! it will never be as good!!" in 2013, we call that closeminded.
I'm not saying a remake is going to revolutionize cinema as we know it....but by would you just assume that a modern adaptation of one of the greatest books of all time, is going to be bad?
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Its not my generation I'm talking about. Its the fact that so many films are remakes.
There may be fewer great films today but that's mostly because they don't make as many films as they used to.
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" was very good. (But I only saw the German version)
Saving Private Ryan, and ANY Terantino film. Many good films these days. Just be original...that's all.
I'll give you a prime example of an unoriginal money machine: Tim Burton.
Most of his movies are Disney classics, he just gets notable stars to play them, and enhances the visual effects. But the story line is average at best.
I can't stand him, not one bit.
I feel like nowadays, in order to have a successful movie you need:
1. An old classic
3. A bad plot, but nice visuals. See Avatar.
EDIT: There seems to be no originality when it comes to movies nowadays. I know it's hard since everyone has produced everything under the sun, but don't expect me to pay $12.95 for a movie ticket.
As for Gatsby, it's one of my favorite books, and I LOVEDDD the original film. I would normally gag at remakes to a classic book such as that, but Leonardo Dicaprio is in it, and as far as I'm concerned..he's never been in a bad movie..not one that I could think of.
Last edited by Rudy; 04-22-2013 at 04:46 PM.
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