Movie Remake Hypocrisy Feat. The Saint, Maverick, Possession, The Lake House, Footloose, Grease, Dirty Dancing
This is an article that questions our look into remakes, whether it is a movie adaptation of a popular TV show, sequel with different actors or an American remake of a foreign film.
I am officially declaring myself a hypocrite when it comes to movie remakes. More often than not, movie remakes or new movie adaptations of TV series are not as highly regarded as the original ones and the viewers who saw the original ones typically hate the new thing. This goes for the new version of older films/ TV shows, sequels of cult movies with new actors or American adaptations of foreign productions.
Well, I like remakes. Frankly I love seeing actors I like and recognize in modernized stories with better special effects. It also doesn’t hurt that the movie comes in English and well, in color.
So I love The Saint, the movie starring Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue and I didn’t see the TV show it was adapted from.
I really like Sabrina starring Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear. I don’t intend to see the original starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden.
I loved Possession, an American remake of a Korean psychological thriller. The American version stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lee Pace and Michael Landes.
Cover of The Lake House
I almost had a heart attack when I heard that a remake of Footloose was in the works, and the lead role would go to Chace Crawford, Nate of Gossip Girl. I have nothing against Crawford but I for me, Footloose just shouldn’t exist without Kevin Bacon. I also haven’t seen Grace 2. Michelle Pfeiffer is one of my favorite actresses but Grease is all about Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta and Stockard Channing.
And despite loving dance movies, I haven’t seen Dirty Dancing 2. I am just too involved with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze as the ultimate dirty dancing couple.
Cover of Dirty Dancing (Ultimate Edition)
So I guess it is pretty much like your first ever crush. The first always makes an impression and if the experience was good, hardly anything can replace it.
But how about you? Where do you stand with remakes, adaptations and movie sequels with different actors? Are you open minded enough to individually evaluate them? Or do you favor your favorite actors and first impressions like me? Let me know.
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