29 June 2009 896 Views

The Soapbox: Remakes And How People React To Them

by Matt

Recently, Ive noticed a certain amount of bitching stemming from announced remakes, such as ‘Flight of the Navigator’ and ‘Total Recall’. My question for the week is, why do people bitch about remakes? Remakes are both a good and a bad thing. On one hand, remakes allow talented filmmakers to show their vision of the original, and on the other hand, they can be made just to cash in on the original. Most remakes aren’t great. I and almost everyone else knows that. But why complain? If you don’t like it, just go back to watching the original.

Almost every time a new remake is announced, people complain that Hollywood is losing originality. That is most definitely NOT the case. Just have a look at the release schedule for the rest of this year.

July 15 (Wednesday)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

July 17 (Friday)

500 Days of Summer (Limited)

In the Loop (Limited)

July 24 (Friday)

G-Force

Orphan

The Ugly Truth

Shrink (Limited)

July 29 (Wednesday)
Adam (Limited)

July 31 (Friday)

Funny People

Aliens in the Attic

The Cove (Limited)

Not Quite Hollywood (Limited)

Thirst (Limited)

August 7 (Friday)

GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra

Julie & Julia

Cold Souls (Limited)

I Sell the Dead (Limited)

Paper Heart (Limited)

August 14 (Friday)

A Perfect Getaway

District 9

Ponyo

Taking Woodstock The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Limited)

Spread (Limited)

August 21 (Friday)

Inglourious Basterds

Post Grad

Shorts

World’s Greatest Dad (Limited)

August 28 (Friday)

The Final Destination

Halloween II

September 4 (Friday)

All About Steve

Gamer

Extract

September 9 (Wednesday)

Shane Acker’s 9

September 11 (Friday)

Whiteout

Sorority Row

September 18 (Friday)

Armored

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Jennifer’s Body

Love Happens

Pandorum

Bright Star (Limited)

The Burning Plain (Limited)

September 25 (Friday)

Fame

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

The Invention of Lying

Surrogates

October 2 (Friday)

Michael Moore Documentary

Shutter Island

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3-D

A Serious Man (Limited)

More Than a Game (Limited)

October 9 (Friday)

Couples Retreat

The Informant

Whip It!

Zombieland

An Education (Limited)

October 16 (Friday)

The Stepfather

The Road

Where the Wild Things Are

October 23 (Friday)

Amelia

Astro Boy

Saw VI

Antichrist (Limited)

October 30 (Friday)

The Box

Youth in Revolt

NOVEMBER 2009

November 6 (Friday)
A Christmas Carol

The Wolf Man

Precious (Limited)

November 13 (Friday)

2012

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

November 20 (Friday)

Planet 51

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Broken Embraces (Limited)

November 25 (Wednesday)

Rob Marshall’s Nine

Ninja Assassin

Old Dogs

December 4 (Friday)

Brothers

Everybody’s fine

December 11 (Friday)

The Lovely Bones

Invictus (Limited)

December 18 (Friday)

Avatar


The release dates and original movies are in bold. Yep, originality definitely covers over adaptions. So the question remains, why do people bitch? That is one I can not answer, I guess it is just human nature to become pissy. But, this feature isnt a therapy session, its a rant about how people are wrong, and how I am right. Once more, it looks like I am right about this one. Also, if you dont agree with me, register on the forum, or shoot me an email at Matt@MovieViral.com.

God, I hate people.


List courtesey of First Showing.net


(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED IN TERMS OF THE ORIGINALITY OF THE FILMS)



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