hollywood, remakes, sequels

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Every second big budget movie coming from hollywood is a sequel or a remake.

Do you know a sequel or remake which was better than the original ???



current remakes:

the ring, solaris, red dragon,...



current sequels:

lord of the rings 2, harry potter 2, analyze that,...

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  • Reply 1 of 18
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]Originally posted by iBeni:

    <strong>Do you know a sequel or remake which was better than the original ???</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I think Ocean's 11 was an improvement on the original.



    And The Empire Strikes Back walks all over any other Star Wars movie.
  • Reply 2 of 18
    tooltool Posts: 242member
    I agree..Oceans 11 was a damn good remake.



    And National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was the best one and it was the 3rd!
  • Reply 3 of 18
    ibeniibeni Posts: 54member
    I don't know, I didn't saw the original, but I didn't liked the steven soderbergh version much. I found it boring, no surprising turning points and no really bounding conflict, just nice pictures and famous actors.

    My meaning.
  • Reply 4 of 18
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,425member
    Alien vs Aliens



    Alien was more Horror

    Aliens was more Action.



    I love both but ultimately prefer to watch Aliens.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>Alien vs Aliens



    Alien was more Horror

    Aliens was more Action.



    I love both but ultimately prefer to watch Aliens.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, Alien 1-3 are great. Alien Resurrection was also ok, I was a bit dissapointed about the ending ( with that mother alien, that was toomuch. My favorite is still the first one. Best thrill and wonderful art design (H.R. Giger) and I think it has the best storyline.
  • Reply 6 of 18
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    The thing I hated about the last one was that bullshit about being sucked out that small hole. You can hold a vacuum with your finger. I was just soooooooo ****ing dumb.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    Truth about Charlie--remake of Hitchcock's Charade. Very well done remake, IMHO, and really is its own, distinctive movie, not just some hack thrown together with a glitzy soundtrack for a quick buck.



    [ 11-09-2002: Message edited by: jesperas ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 18
    Terminator 2 was better than the original.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    falconfalcon Posts: 458member
    ^

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    We have a winner.
  • Reply 10 of 18
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I don't like either of the Terminator movies particularly, but Arnold made a much more convincing evil cyborg than good cyborg. Probably something to do with his complete lack of personality. And I was wishing the kid would get terminated the whole way through 2.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn was better than Star Trek: The Motion Picture.



    "Buried aliiiiiive..."
  • Reply 12 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn was better than Star Trek: The Motion Picture.



    "Buried aliiiiiive..." </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, but you got the whole even-numbered/odd-numbered-Star-Trek-sequel-thing working for you there.
  • Reply 13 of 18
    Ahh brad, that is the best quote from that movie. I I would say then that all except for ST Five and Nine, all the sequels were better than the first.



    Clearly, Star Trek 2, 6, 7, and 8 are better than the first.
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Jesperas, you are right about the even/odd thing for ST movies, which is one reason I am so looking forward to Nemesis next month. Overall though, I think 2 is the best.



    Also, I haven't seen the Truth About Charlie, but I am a fan of Charade, and I have friends who saw tTAC, and said that not only was it a bad remake of Charade, it just wasn't very well done in and of itself. But like I said, I haven't seen it (though based on that review, I don't imagine I will)



    Anyway, just my 2¢
  • Reply 15 of 18
    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    [quote]Originally posted by jesperas:

    <strong>Truth about Charlie--remake of Hitchcock's Charade.[ 11-09-2002: Message edited by: jesperas ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Charade is not a Hitchcock movie. It was made by Stanley Donen.



    I think Batman Returns was better than Batman
  • Reply 16 of 18
    warpdwarpd Posts: 204member
    [quote]From chweave1: Ahh brad, that is the best quote from that movie. I I would say then that all except for ST Five and Nine, all the sequels were better than the first<hr></blockquote>



    You really prefer that to the simple, yet delightfully over-acted



    "KAAAAAAAAAHHHHNNNNN!!!!"



    For me, that was Bill Shatner at the very Zenith of his acting abilities!
  • Reply 17 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by tmp:

    <strong>



    Charade is not a Hitchcock movie. It was made by Stanley Donen.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Whoops, my bad! (Where the heck did I get Hitchcock from?)



    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 18 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by SledgeHammer:

    <strong>Also, I haven't seen the Truth About Charlie, but I am a fan of Charade, and I have friends who saw tTAC, and said that not only was it a bad remake of Charade, it just wasn't very well done in and of itself. But like I said, I haven't seen it (though based on that review, I don't imagine I will)



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    The interesting thing about seeing both is that you really notice how each movie is a product of its time. Charade is very 1960-ish in its portrayal of characters, pacing, and plot, and Truth About Charlie is a makedly contemporary movie, with all of the baggage that "contemporary" brings with it. This is how, IMO, it separates itself from Charade. The Regina character, for example, is a different character from the one played by Audry Hepburn (and I don't mean just the acting style).



    It may be a decent rental for you. I don't think it's doing all that well in the box office, and with the breakneck speed in which movies are released to DVD, I'm sure it'll be available in the next couple of months.
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