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Old 09-07-2018, 18:50   #21
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I think the issue is the desire to remake beloved films from the 80's, the original Ghostbusters is still as watchable as ever, why remake it?

Even if the recent Ghostbusters was the only one ever made it still would have been lame. Bad acting, worse story, terrible jokes, terrible CGI and poor Chris Hemsworth; he was funny in Thor 3 but outside of Thor he has not had much luck with the roles. But he was absolutely terrible in this; you could be forgiven for thinking it was his first ever acting job it was that bad.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:58   #22
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I liked Ghostbusters but moving on - my top 3 favourite horror films are all remakes, The Thing (The Thing from another world i found dull), The Fly (Cronenberg's is such a great psychological story) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1976, which has one of the best endings ever.

I thought The Departed was atrociously overstuffed compared to the lean original.
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Old 11-07-2018, 20:20   #23
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Given the recent announcement of another Robocop Reboot.

Robocop (Weller) vs Robocop (No personality Kinneman)

Hands down the original wins.

Honorable mention

Flatliners the original was not that good to begin with. Apart from Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt I never thought Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland or the Baldwin guy were very good actors . The remake even though the actors involved are all proven to be capable of giving decent performances; is no better.

Result = tied
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Old 11-07-2018, 20:22   #24
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Given the recent announcement of another Robocop Reboot.
It's not another reboot, it's a sequel to the original Robocop

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Old 11-07-2018, 21:02   #25
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It's not another reboot, it's a sequel to the original Robocop
We'll see....
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Old 11-07-2018, 22:39   #26
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We'll see....
It is a sequel they've said so. It's even by the same writers.

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Ah, that sounds better.
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Does J.J. Abrams Star Trek count?

I prefer his first movie to the original motion picture.
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Does J.J. Abrams Star Trek count?

I prefer his first movie to the original motion picture.
I would say it's a reboot rather than a remake
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Yeah, you are right of course. I withdraw my offering.
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Er a reboot is a remake, just a new trendier word for it. It's still the same concept (USS enterprise, Kirk, Scotty etc) being remade.
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Er a reboot is a remake, just a new trendier word for it. It's still the same concept (USS enterprise, Kirk, Scotty etc) being remade.
Interesting when is a remake a reboot?

Star Trek Kelvin is not a remake of star trek the motion picture, same characters but new situation you could call it a move remake of the original series though

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I think you remake movies and reboot franchises of movies. Although in many cases they could be prequels or sequels. What was the new Planet of the Apes movies for example?

I think they can be applied and both discussed here.

As an example, Italian Job it wasn't really a remake, but neither would you say they rebooted the franchise.
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Interesting when is a remake a reboot?
The way I understand those terms, a remake is where the new film retains the original's theme and ethos with only a few minor (often politically correct) changes.

A reboot on the other hand uses the original theme in a broad concept only, changing the storyline, often significantly.
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Er a reboot is a remake, just a new trendier word for it. It's still the same concept (USS enterprise, Kirk, Scotty etc) being remade.
No it isn't.
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The way I understand those terms, a remake is where the new film retains the original's theme and ethos with only a few minor (often politically correct) changes.

A reboot on the other hand uses the original theme in a broad concept only, changing the storyline, often significantly.
This.

And to that end ... JJ Abraham's Star Trek is in no way a remake of Star Trek The Motion Picture
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I think you remake movies and reboot franchises of movies. Although in many cases they could be prequels or sequels. What was the new Planet of the Apes movies for example?
Not sure how you would classify the last two but ... the first film in the 'reboot' trilogy is certainly IMHO meant to be considered as a prequel to the first Heston movie ( it even refers to Heston's rocket taking off )

Then of course, there is the Psycho remake; which is pretty much as close to actual definition of remake as you're going to get

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Easy one and a definite remake.

Taking of Pelham 123, which had 2 remakes but who is prepared to admit they prefer the Travolta one over Robert Shaw's?
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Never saw the original, the Travolta one was OK
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Watch the original and enjoy. It's a classic 70s (the best decade) thriller with an ice-cool villain in Robert Shaw and a hilarious Walter Matthau. I won't even look at the Ham Travolta one because I know I'll hate it.
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Sometimes, both the original and remake can be bad.

The original The Poseidon Adventure was an extremely mediocre film with hammy dialogue, poor acting and cardboard characters that you wish had all died. The supposed remake Poseidon was almost as bad but at least you did not feel like strangling the characters most of the time.
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