Remade? Why?

Hollywood leads the world in recycling. Ideas that is. Look at the movies that came out over the past few years and remove the ones with numbers (sequels) and you are left with very few original items. When I say original, I really mean first episode because if the movie does well, there is a good chance a studio will make another version.

How many times do we need to see Spiderman? Is Marvel going to take us through the various incarnations of the comic?

Superman? What are we up to now? Nine movies? Ten? Twelve? I’ve lost count. The problem comes when a writer or director feels the need to freshen the story with continuity problems. Earlier Superman movies had the man of steel whimpering when kryptonite appeared on the screen. The Superman Returns movie has him lifting a kryptonite island out of the ocean into space. How does that work?

Other movies get made and I cannot understand the reasons at all.

The A-Team? It was a crap television show. Why make it into a movie at all? People who might have watched the show are much older now and aren’t the demographic audience for the disjointed story or endless ammunition scenes. They’re looking for the remote control to turn down the volume.

12 Monkeys? Really? This Bruce Willis flop with it’s muddled plot and gory teeth-pulling scene turned audiences off worldwide. Now it’s being made into a SyFy channel series. Whatever for? It was junk then. It will be junk now.

A restaurant that removed your favorite item from the menu, a bad cover of a great song… Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better?

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