Best & Worst: Remakes

If you’re going to re-do something, re-do it right…

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 21st 2010, 9:32

      So 'Let me in' is stellar stuff? How do you know? It's not out yet and there's no reviews to be had as yet.. answers on a postcard please

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    • sashurst

      Sep 21st 2010, 10:33

      We saw Let Me In in Toronto, Chris. It's very good.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 21st 2010, 12:13

      Cool. Have they made it their own or is it as carbon a copy as it looks?

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    • Devilangeldude

      Sep 21st 2010, 12:32

      The Departed - entertaining, yeah sort of. Original in the slightest = NO! It was a near blow for blow copy of the far superior Infernal Affairs. I can't believe this film got so many nominations and subsequent awards for what was basically a complete copy of a Hong Kong movie. The changes were only slight, no-one outside America gives a s**t about Boston gangsters and the realism. All we know is Infernal Affairs came first, is the original, was a superior movie, with more realistic actors/performances. The only award maybe should have gone to Mark Wahlberg for the swearing which made the movie a comedy "That would make us Cunts! Are you calling us Cunts?"

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    • mcghater

      Sep 21st 2010, 17:24

      sorry chris but let me in has had selective screenings mate

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    • mcghater

      Sep 21st 2010, 17:28

      you know something tf you are a bunch of t***s, jackie earl haley was outstanding as freddy, how dare you say you would rather have a camp sequel than haley, ive had enough of this site you are constantly late with news and your rating system is up and down like a yoyo im of to empire

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    • Bagwell

      Sep 21st 2010, 21:15

      Under your Worst category , you left out the 2002 remake of Rollerball. The 1970's version told the story of a future society where individuality is frowned upon. The scenes of the game of rollerball were brutal & exciting. The remake sat on the shelf for at least a year before release & has some of the worst editing I have ever seen.

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    • kiheipup

      Sep 22nd 2010, 10:24

      Because zombies weren't running in 2002's 28 Days Later. They may not have been explicitly named as 'zombies' but come on, credit where it's due.

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    • thompson1978

      Sep 22nd 2010, 12:21

      The remake of Dawn of the dead was awful. What exactly do you know of George A Romero if this is considered better? Where's the haunting realism of a world plagued by zombies the air of emptiness and the enjoyment of living the ultimate survival.

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 22nd 2010, 18:22

      I dunno if I would call "Scarface" really a remake. And it has very little to do with the title even. While Pacino does have a few nice moments, there is little depth to his performance or insight in his downward spiral like there is in Michael Corleone. I think its over rated and gained its cult status for its notoriety and excesses, which are fine if there is something behind it, but its hollow and, regardless of the characters nationality or culture, is more along the line of Entourage's "Medellin" than the the orginal Scarface, a film which had a point.

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    • metalgatesolid

      Sep 22nd 2010, 23:58

      Worst Quarantine. Why remake an absolute classic a year or so after its release? If people didnt see it just cause it was in Spanish then thats their uncultured fault. Just watched [REC]2 so worried about an american sequel!!!

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    • timbot

      Jan 20th 2011, 15:42

      How in the name of all that's holy could you miss out bad liuetenant. port of call new orleans. I know that Wener Herzog kept on going on about it not beng a remake of the Harvey Keitel Film but since when has that mattered- its got far more in common with the original than say the tim burtons" planett of the apes and its of the best film of the last two years.

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