Nightmare on Elm Street. There is no other Freddy beside Robert England. Period. I don’t care how much you try to make a new actor look like Freddy, he doesn’t cut it. And changing up the storyline…what the hell. I LOVED the original. It scared the piss out of me and I couldn’t sleep for days.
Karate Kid. I loved Jaden Smith and I normally love Jackie Chan but he is no Mr. Miyagi and where was the classic, “Wax on, Wax off?”Classic.
And what’s even worse there is talk about remaking Top Gun, Dirty Dancing and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
First, how can they replace Tom Cruise? Seriously? There is no one who can compare to him or even match him in this movie. Dirty Dancing. Seriously. I’m not sure how Patrick Swayze would feel about the remake, but his wife is gun ho and gives her approval. Her approval or not, no one is better as the role of Johnny than Swayze. And if they don’t add the famous,” Nobody puts Baby in a corner” they’re doomed. And lastly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The remake is apparently going to have a whole new twist. The turtles are going to be aliens. I kid you not. WTF? Really?
When I told my kids that Karate Kid is a remake form an 80’s movie they were sure I’d lost my mind. Until I showed it to them. And yes, we went to see it. I enjoyed the movie, but I dearly missed Mr. Miyagi and of course, the wax on wax off part.
21 Jump Street, the TV series which launched Johnny Depp’s career is now a movie. I never saw the TV series, but I’ve heard that the movie is nothing like the series. It’s a comedy and it appears to be doing well in the theater.
I just don’t know why these movies are being remade. Have we run out of ideas that we need to take the old and remake it? As a writer I guess I can get some of it. An idea is taken from say…Beauty and the Beast and twisted to modernize it. But would it be okay for an author to rewrite a classic like Gone With the Wind? What about Pride And Prejudice? War and Peace? Gasp!
Still, despite being remakes, the theatersare full. Our kids haven’t seen the originals and that is what producers are going for. A whole new crowd to entertain. Just don’t touch the classics!